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MARTHA SEZ: No breakdown for this American girl

February 2, 2018 Nothing is as annoying as the way other people drive. more »»

NORTH COUNTRY AT WORK: Artists, businesses at home at The Shirt Factory

January 26, 2018 GLENS FALLS — There’s a big red brick box of a building on Lawrence Street in Glens Falls, covered in different windows and looking like a factory from a century ago. That’s because it is. more »»

ON THE SCENE : Cuban dance company spends unexpected holiday in Placid

January 26, 2018 Both the Martha Graham and the Paul Taylor Dance companies came to Lake Placid for a break from their intense performance schedules and to focus on creating new works while deepening bonds among the... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: As we age, ain’t it funny how time slips away?

January 26, 2018 But it seems now, that it was only yesterday, Gee, ain’t it funny, how time slips away —Willie Nelson, “Funny How Time Slips Away,” 1976 As we age … Those three words really get my goat every time... more »»

ROTARY CLUB NEWS: Rotary to continue Kiwanis Teddy Bear Picnic

January 26, 2018 When the Lake Placid Kiwanis Club announced it was disbanding last fall, the Rotary Club of Lake Placid immediately began discussions how it could continue to help keep the much loved “Teddy Bear... more »»

LIBRARY NEWS: Tax time, Olympics and too many books

January 26, 2018 Even in the middle of winter, the Lake Placid Public Library has plenty going on, especially with tax time upon us and the Winter Olympics about to begin. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Keene family will not forget Puerto Rico

January 19, 2018 Twenty years ago, the North Country was enveloped in ice resulting in one of the worst disasters to hit the region, initially leaving 4 million people in Canada and the Northern Forest without power... more »»

NORTH COUNTRY AT WORK: Olympian set up Benson ski center 40 years ago

January 19, 2018 BENSON — There’s a small town in Hamilton County called Benson on the southern edge of the Adirondack Park. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: If this cold weather doesn’t kill us, we’ll be in great shape by spring

January 19, 2018 “St. Agnes Eve—Ah, bitter chill it was!” —John Keats, “The Eve of St. more »»

NORTH COUNTRY AT WORK: Region transformed after ’98 Ice Storm

January 12, 2018 CANTON — Many North Country At Work stories come from the distant past. But this one is more recent, and it highlights not only an individual’s work but the entire North Country communit. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Mouse at the enemy’s gates, so to squeak

January 12, 2018 My friend Mabel told me that when she went to eat lunch one day at work, a mouse popped its head up out of her handbag, then ducked back down. Her handbag was sitting open on the shelf, she sai. more »»

ON THE SCENE: ‘Those Who Can’ ... teach art

January 12, 2018 Artists whose work is rarely seen, but whose influence is felt by many, are the art teachers who teach in public and private schools, and colleges throughout the region. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Denture episode shows a divided Jerusalem

January 12, 2018 I paid a visit to Jerusalem in the 1950s. It was a city divided between Israel and Jordan. more »»

NORTH COUNTRY AT WORK: A day in the life of mail carrier Michael Welch

January 5, 2018 POTSDAM — Michael Welch has been carrying mail in Potsdam since 1989, when he got a job as a “city” delivery carrier with the United States Postal Service. more »»

ON THE SCENE: We are a community of storytellers

January 5, 2018 I grew up in Lake Placid surrounded by people who were good storytellers. First and foremost was my father, known to many as Happy Jack. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Snake oil and politics. Yuck! Giving up TV for 2018? Maybe.

January 5, 2018 Since I wrote the last installment of this column we have entered a new year. Yes, it is now 2018, and yet certain things have not changed. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Foreign Service is Judy Baroody’s dream job

January 5, 2018 “The first time I heard of Foreign Service, I knew that’s how I wanted to spend my life,” said Judy Baroody in a recent interview with the Lake Placid News and the Virginia Gazette. more »»

Encountering an inexperienced, motley crew

December 30, 2017 It appears winter has arrived in time for the holidays. Fortunately, local trails already had a generous base of snow, which allowed both nordic and alpine skiers to hit the trails. more »»

NORTH COUNTRY AT WORK: Remembering when Harry carried the mail

December 29, 2017 OLMSTEDVILLE — There’s a big difference between delivering mail on a city route in a small town like Potsdam or Saranac Lake and delivering mail on a rural route to remote houses in farm country or... more »»

ON THE SCENE: Visiting Cousin Red during the holidays

December 29, 2017 Like many other old Lake Placid families, I’m connected to an extended web of relatives; one branch, through my grandfather Rufus, husband of Climena, founder of the Mirror Lake Inn, lives over in... more »»



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