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  • colin_read.jpg Political class seeks to divide

    Pursuing narrow partisan agendas detracts from the progress and unity that our country deserves, according to columnist Colin Read.

    February 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • colin_read.jpg Fighting poverty requires inclusive effort

    President Johnson's ambitious social programs sometimes created dependence instead of providing a hand up, according to columnist Colin Read.

    February 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • colin_read.jpg Major changes needed for future of city

    Merging municipalities and moving sewer plant and railroad tracks would greatly enhance Plattsburgh's quality of life, according to columnist Colin Read.

    February 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • colin_read.jpg Change is challenging

    Affordability, worker training, tax policy are key to healthy local economies, according to columnist Colin Read.

    February 2, 2014 1 Photo

  • colin_read.jpg Bike path holds vast potential

    Someday a cyclist may be able to ride all the way from the Town of Saranac to Grand Isle, Vt., according to columnist Colin Read.

    January 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • colin_read.jpg Political climate makes it hard to serve

    Retirement of congressman may be a symptom of what ails our system in Washington, according to columnist Colin Read.

    January 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • colin_read.jpg Intrusions abound from government, business

    Large companies like Google, Microsoft and Yahoo collect information from us as does the federal government, according to columnist Colin Read.

    January 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • colin_read.jpg History teaches wisdom of planning ahead

    In our modern economic system, we often lose sight of the importance of prudent preparation, according to columnist Colin Read.

    January 5, 2014 1 Photo

  • colin_read.jpg Progress possible in new year

    If everyone works together, the promise of the American economy can yet be fulfilled, according to columnist Colin Read.

    December 29, 2013 1 Photo

  • colin_read.jpg Fed aims to smooth out economy

    Protecting against both recession and inflation has been a difficult balancing act throughout its history, according to columnist Colin Read.

    December 22, 2013 1 Photo