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Grant request choices could have been better

October 11, 2019 The North Country Regional Economic Development Council’s new annual report notes that New York state has set certain priorities it wants regions to address in their grant proposals this year: child... more »»

First responders deserve support

October 3, 2019 It’s been a rough few months for tragic accidents. It’s been one of those times when terrible things happen in quick succession, and there isn’t really any common thread to connect them. more »»

Real question is, how much climate change will we let happen?

September 27, 2019 Unfortunately, the issue of climate change has become tied up in partisan politics. Because one party says it’s a top priority, the other says it isn’t. more »»

Taking kids’ personal information comes back to bite YouTube

September 20, 2019 Attorneys general in states throughout the country may want to take a look at a big payout from the Google YouTube online service. more »»

Let’s make Lake Placid’s neighborhoods great again

September 13, 2019 Whether it’s a moratorium on new short-term vacation rentals in residental zones, a flat-out ban on these types of uses in residential zones, a restriction to only let full-time residents have... more »»

Don’t scrape more money from New York’s license plates

September 6, 2019 There are 75 million reasons for New York to make the state’s drivers get new license plates — one for each dollar the state expects to make from a scheme released last week in the guise of a fun ne... more »»

Rotary Club needs stuffed toys

September 6, 2019 When the Rotary Club of Lake Placid took over the annual Teddy Bear Picnic last year — continuing a tradition that began with the now-defunct Lake Placid Kiwanis Club in the early 1990s — it once... more »»

Selfish act of buying out vendors will never prevent newspaper from publishing the news

August 30, 2019 Unless you are a subscriber — receiving your newspaper in the mail — it was difficult to find an Aug. 23 issue of the Lake Placid News at any of our Lake Placid vendors this past week. more »»

Reckless gun stunts

August 23, 2019 An Oregon man is lucky his idea of testing the Second Amendment did not result in his death. more »»

Lake Placid fortunate to have summer music

August 15, 2019 And just like that, it’s over. Summer concerts in Lake Placid ended this week for two groups with the Lake Placid Sinfonietta’s final Symphony Series concert Sunday, Au. more »»

$100M sticker shock

August 9, 2019 To a lot of people, it’s baffling that the state Olympic Regional Development Authority is proposing to spend $100 million on an overhaul of a single winter sports venue, the Lake Placid Olympic... more »»

Grumbling continues over events, upgrades, but that is healthy

August 1, 2019 When we shared updates of the Ironman Lake Placid swim at Mirror Lake Sunday morning, July 28, on the Lake Placid News Facebook page, we weren’t surprised to see a mix of people who support the even... more »»

Preston had plenty of optimism for Wilmington

July 26, 2019 Along with the rest of the region, we were deeply saddened to hear about the death of Wilmington town Supervisor Randy Preston on July 18, and we extend our deepest condolences to his family,... more »»

One doesn’t have to look far to find community spirit

July 19, 2019 Smaller communities in the Olympic Region have a long history of community spirit — places such as Wilmington, Jay, Upper Jay, Keene, Keene Valley and AuSable Forks — where year-round residents... more »»

Putting in the effort to mitigate tourism

July 12, 2019 We in the Adirondacks are in an experimental stage of dealing with an increased number of hikers that exceeds the capacity of our infrastructure — roads, parking, trails, etc. more »»

APA imbalance

July 4, 2019 For years, we’ve heard people from Albany to Ray Brook talk about the importance of balance — between protecting nature and allowing human activity — in managing the 6-million-acre Adirondack Park. more »»

‘Free store’ at transfer station is a great idea

June 28, 2019 The town of Lake George is trying something new to reuse what is not so new. It would be a good idea for the Tri-Lakes area, to. more »»

SAVOR THE SEASON: Farming community is county’s secret to agricultural success

June 21, 2019 With this summertime Savor the Season special edition of the Lake Placid News, we continue to celebrate the growing industry of agriculture in Essex County. more »»

Thank goodness for volunteers, but we need more

June 14, 2019 Finding volunteers for all the programs, events and services we need to keep a community functioning has never been easy, yet there are some disturbing incidents over the past few years in Lake... more »»

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Celebrate community at Lake Placid Community Day

May 31, 2019 If you live, work or volunteer in Lake Placid, you are invited to help celebrate this vibrant and historic community at the second annual Lake Placid Community Day and Picnic. more »»



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Taking it one step at a time on the Lake Placid Diet

June 20, 2019 It’s like looking in a full-length mirror every time I file a new column. That’s why it’s taken me so long to give you an update on the Lake Placid Diet. I dread looking in the mirro. more »

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