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WORLD FOCUS: Sen. Lugar, the problem solver

April 10, 2014 I asked Sen. Richard Lugar: “If you would still be chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, as you have been twice during your tenure in the U.S. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Facebook is processed junk food for the brain

April 10, 2014 Facebook is great! I go on Facebook to see photographs of my grandchildren. Facebook is driving me crazy. My sister — who is not on Facebook — simply cannot understand my consternation. more »»

NORTH COUNTRY KITCHEN: Spring is a time to eat matzo

April 10, 2014 We’re into rapid melt mode. Snow melts, revealing brown grass mud. Robins return, poking around in the sod searching for worms and bugs. Geese honk overhead, announcing the arrival of spring. more »»

EDITORIAL BOARD: North Elba Supervisor Roby Politi, Part 1

April 4, 2014 Lake Placid News Editor Andy Flynn spoke with town of North Elba Supervisor Roby Politi on Thursday, March 27 at the LPN office on Mill Hill. Politi owns/operates the Merrill L. more »»

ON THE SCENE: In search of Lake Placid’s hockey history

April 3, 2014 Lake Placid is to hockey like Saratoga is to horse racing, still the place everyone wants to go. more »»

IT'S OUR HISTORY: Whiteface Inn, past and present

April 3, 2014 While in the process of scanning thousands of glass plate negatives as part of an ongoing conservation project at the historical society, we came across some striking and elegant images of the... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Welcome back, parasitic birds

April 3, 2014 Now that it’s spring in the Adirondacks, you have probably seen and heard the flocks of red-winged blackbirds and their cousins, the brown-headed cowbirds, that are congregating in the trees in our... more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Revisiting the past

April 3, 2014 It was 60 years ego that my wife and I escaped from Communist Czechoslovakia. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Remarkable women

March 28, 2014 What women have really impressed you, have inspired you? For some, of course, it is Mother Teresa, Eleanor Roosevelt, or, perhaps Billy Jean Kin. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: And the moral of the story is ...

March 28, 2014 Facts and figures are all very well, but tell a story if you want to make a point. Aesop, a slave in ancient Greece, knew this. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Prince Turki’s vision

March 28, 2014 Prince Turki Al-Faisal of Saudi Arabia was in town to speak at an open forum at the College of William & Mary. more »»

LIFETALK: The gift of wakefulness

March 28, 2014 For me and many others, the norm of 8 hours of continuous sleep every night is a myth. more »»

ON THE SCENE: The heart of a Warhorse

March 20, 2014 LAKE PLACID — Andrew Weibrecht, of Lake Placid, has podiumed twice on the international circuit, both times during an Olympics. more »»

OLYMPIC HISTORY: Promoting the Paralympics

March 20, 2014 I’m going to write something in the next sentence that might raise some eyebrows. The Sochi Paralympic Games were not treated as an equal event to the Sochi Olympic Winter Games. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Reading Putin’s mind

March 20, 2014 Reading the mind of Vladimir Putin, the president of the Russian Federation, has become a cottage industry in Washington and the capital cities of the Western world. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Polar bears could be karma

March 20, 2014 By the time you read this, it will be spring. I remind you in case you were thrown off track by all of the snow, ice and mixed precip. more »»

EDITORIAL BOARD: Lake Placid Mayor Craig Randall

March 14, 2014 (Editor’s note: This is the first installment of the Lake Placid News Editorial Board, which is designed to showcase one-on-one conversations with community leaders and policy makers in the Olympic... more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Hospice home care

March 13, 2014 I don’t know about you, but my concept of hospice care has always been that it means care for the terminally ill patient focusing on alleviating pain in the last stages of life, in a hospital-like... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: The flu and final stretch of winter

March 13, 2014 Late winter is the time for viral illnesses, from colds to influenza to the dreaded “stomach bug.” It’s March now, and the pesky microbes are still at large. more »»



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