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WORLD FOCUS: Fighting the nation’s drug epidemic

October 6, 2017 According to the latest reports, the United States is in the midst of a public health crisis. More than 59,000 people have died from drug overdoses in 2016. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: How will you dress begging for candy?

October 6, 2017 All around us the world is in constant flux, but we tend not to notice change until a new season or holiday arrives or someone we remember as a small child appears as a young adult or an old driver’... more »»

Pathways to the past

September 29, 2017 Lake Placid’s economic engine wasn’t always recreation and tourism; farming, mining and forestry preceded. more »»

The small smell of death takes over

September 28, 2017 I am pretty sure that there is a dead mouse in this roo. more »»

Brenda Marie Osbey speaks her mind

September 28, 2017 According to a press release by the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society, a nationally recognized literary and educational institution, Brenda Marie Osbey “is an author of poetry and prose nonfiction in... more »»

Mutt Struts and hurricanes

September 28, 2017 On Sunday, my dog Addie and I ran in the Mutt Strut around Mirror Lake in Lake Placid. The fun run/walk was a fundraiser for our two local shelter. more »»

Foster takes broken glass and turns it into art

September 28, 2017 LAKE PLACID — Robin Foster has her own ideas of artist supplies that most definitely do not include paints, easels, clay or canvas. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Stories of surviving World War II

September 22, 2017 In the wake of a report on my talk to William & Mary students about how I survived the Holocaust, several readers asked what happened to me after the Red Army liberated Budapest. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Holidays have a way of sneaking up

September 22, 2017 Labor Day is over. more »»

ROTARY CLUB NEWS: Youngest ever honorary Rotary member inducted

September 22, 2017 For the past two years, now-9-year-old Holly Erenstone has been attending the Lake Placid Rotary Club weekly Thursday morning breakfast meetings accompanied by her mother, Debbie Erenstone. more »»

LIBRARY NEWS: Looking forward to a new learning year

September 22, 2017 Computer class survey The Lake Placid Public Library is looking for ideas and suggestions. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Our fractured landscape

September 15, 2017 One of the lessons coming out of Harvey is that the unchecked development in and around Houston led to vast acres of fields and pastureland paved over, blocking the earth’s ability to absorb much of... more »»

ADIRONDACK GADABOUT: Lost hikers, Teddy Roosevelt and more

September 15, 2017 Last week’s column focused on the search and eventual rescue of a soldier from Fort Drum who had become lost on St.Regis Mountain while hiking. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: George Santayana was right

September 15, 2017 George Santayana, the well-known philosopher and essayist, was right. He coined the often quoted phrase, “Those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it. more »»

FROM THE FIELD: The four hikes of the Moriah Challenge

September 15, 2017 MORIAH – Earlier this summer, the Moriah Chamber of Commerce announced a new hiking challenge, ala the 46ers and Saranac Lake 6er programs. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Baby boomers, jellyfish and short-term memory

September 15, 2017 Now, where did I put my glasses? Fellow baby boomers: Wouldn’t it be nice to have an assistant to help with simple, everyday tasks like finding the grocery list or your other shoe, or reminding you... more »»

ON THE SCENE: Harvey dampens Olympic Car Show

September 8, 2017 Tropical Depression Harvey dropped some of its remaining rain on the Lake Placid Ski Club’s annual car show Sunday, Sept. 3, dampening the turnout but not the spirits of those attending. more »»

STORIES FROM THE ATTIC: Museum showcases ‘Rock of Somalia’

September 8, 2017 FORT DRUM — When troops from the U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division entered Somalia in early December 1992 as a part of Operation Restore Hope, they were met with smiles. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Confessions of a reformed scrumper

September 8, 2017 When I was 16 or 17, living in Northern Ireland, my friend Penny Turner introduced me to a variety of commercially made hard ciders, some better than others. more »»

 
 

 

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