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  • colin_read.jpg Local activists the best at getting things done

    Grassroots efforts often trump government initiatives when it comes to getting things done, according to columnist Colin Read.

    December 1, 2013 1 Photo

  • colin_read.jpg Free trade deals should benefit all

    When negotiated in secret, special interests and political agendas may gain more than ordinary Americans, according to columnist Colin Read.

    November 24, 2013 1 Photo

  • colin_read.jpg Nations offer lessons in unity

    The U.S. can learn from other countries that weathered the economic storm with far less rancor, according to columnist Colin Read.

    November 17, 2013 1 Photo

  • colin_read.jpg The times they are a changin'

    Periods of difficult circumstances are often when economic and social innovation occurs, according to columnist Colin Read.

    June 9, 2013 1 Photo

  • colin_read.jpg Programs bring vitality to downtown

    First Friday weekends will bring the the talents, wares and spirit of North Country residents to Plattsburgh this summer, according to columnist Colin Read.

    June 2, 2013 1 Photo

  • colin_read.jpg University a community resource

    Colleges harbor the resources and expertise to advance our economy, according to columnist Colin Read.

    May 26, 2013 1 Photo

  • colin_read.jpg Prospective students need career guidance

    Our educational system must be accountable for steering young students in the right direction, according to columnist Colin Read.

    May 19, 2013 1 Photo

  • colin_read.jpg In praise of optimism

    A positive outlook is a key to the success of the region for ourselves and for our children, according to columnist Colin Read.

    May 12, 2013 1 Photo

  • colin_read.jpg What we can learn from Europe

    Germany serves as an example of a government, labor and corporate relationship that enables a bright future for all, according to columnist Colin Read.

    May 5, 2013 1 Photo

  • colin_read.jpg Working-class spending can't fix economy

    The theory that consumer spending alone can keep the economy strong is little more than a myth, according to columnist Colin Read.

    April 26, 2013 1 Photo

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