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The fate and the future of elephants are in human hands

Illustration by Forest Byrd

This is an editorial that has more questions than answers. It’s about elephants.

Help your town stay afloat and weather the storm, file your census form

Illustration by Forest Byrd

The first census in the United States, required by its Constitution, was taken in 1790. Representative democracy was then a new idea.

Liberate tomorrow’s crop of home workers

Illustration by Forest Byrd

Zoning is a sign of a civilized society. It represents the willingness of the individual to make sacrifices, to be regulated, for the common good.

While books take us to far-away places, they travel there, too

For a democracy to work, citizens need to be informed. More than 750 local newspapers across New York State, like ours, fill that role.