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WORLD FOCUS: Perception matters

January 7, 2016 According to the latest survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, America’s international image remains strong around the world. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: This is virgin territory, folks

January 7, 2016 It is 6 o’clock on a January morning, and the new year is a big empty field that stretches to the horizon. It snowed last night, and I am the first one up. No one has stepped on the new snow. more »»

ON THE SCENE: A winning heart

December 31, 2015 Alese Smith has heart. So, too, does her dad, mom, and siblings. The Smiths are a remarkable family by any measur. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Resolving this and resolving that for 2016

December 31, 2015 Friday is the first day of 2016. New beginnings are hopeful, I find. Even as I make fun of New Year’s resolutions every year, I am secretly working up my own list. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: What are the top U.S. concerns?

December 31, 2015 The unfolding presidential sweepstakes seems to be a good opportunity to assess the State of the Union. more »»

NORTH COUNTRY KITCHEN: Dip into 2016 with rich, creamy fondue

December 31, 2015 New Year traditions and foods vary from country to country. Germans serve green cabbage for financial gain. more »»

ON THE SCENE: The Empire returns

December 24, 2015 At its heart, the first “Star Wars” episode was a great story, a story of age-old good and evil, the little guy taking on the big bully, love and loss — though taking place in a galaxy far, far awa. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Christmas 2015

December 24, 2015 Christmastime. People are relaxed and friendly, whether they know each other or not. It’s a great time to be in the Adirondacks, even if there isn’t any snow. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Look for a partner, not friend, in Russia

December 24, 2015 “I started out in Kentucky and then went to Indiana University. Along the way I came to a conviction, exactly how and why doesn’t matter that American national security runs through Moscow. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Joy for the arts

December 17, 2015 On Thursday, Dec. more »»

OLYMPIC HISTORY: Memories of their first ski tracks

December 17, 2015 As a new ski season begins, a new wave of skiers is stepping into a pair of skis for the first time. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: The dog days of Christmas

December 17, 2015 OK, we’re really into it now. It all seems so sudden, but it’s almost Christmas. It happens the same way every year. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Struggle to preserve freedom

December 17, 2015 “Invoking freedom is more than a philosophical point in debates about diversity,” said Erik Bleich, professor of political science at Middlebury College, in an interview with the Lake Placid News an... more »»

BLUE BOMBER VOICES: Elementary teachers using iPads for third-grade lessons

December 17, 2015 In the spring of 2015, the Lake Placid Central School Board of Education approved a strategic plan that includes a section on technolog. more »»

NORTH COUNTRY KITCHEN: Baking for the holidays

December 17, 2015 This December, the weather has been so warm that it doesn’t feel like holiday time. But Holiday time is here! Christmas concerts abound. Stores are filled with Santas, shoppers and holiday music. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Rethinking education at Northwood School

December 10, 2015 Ever wonder why school curriculums are organized the way they are? Why we learned geometry after algebra, then calculus, or chemistry after biology, or some of these topics at all? Or divide student... more »»

LOOKING AT THE MIRROR: Mirror Lake Watershed Association annual report

December 10, 2015 It’s that time of year when we update you on our activities including our educational outreach work. We invite you to join us at our monthly meetings and ask for your donations and support. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Eat as much gold as you like

December 10, 2015 Right now in my mind’s eye I see a cartoon I want to draw. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Literacy for life

December 10, 2015 There is program that, if adopted, in cooperation with North Country Community College and the Adirondack Medical Center could be beneficial for the whole area. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Thanksgiving in the Valley

December 3, 2015 On Thursday morning, as she has done for the past 20 Thanksgivings, Lola Porter got up at 5 a.m. more »»



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