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WORLD FOCUS: The life of Robert Frost

May 21, 2017 A year ago, when I interviewed Henry Hart, the J. B. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Author shares plane crash story at library

May 21, 2017 Author Karen Wielinski spoke at the Keene Valley Library Monday, May 15, about her book, “One on the Ground: The Story of One Family Before, During, and After Continental Flight 3407 Crashed into... more »»


May 21, 2017 Here are two photos of bobsled pilot William “Billy” Fiske in Lake Placid in 1932. At the 1928 Olympic Winter Games in St. Moritz, Switzerland, Fiske was the driver of the first five-man U.. more »»

ON THE SCENE: The spirit of John Brown lives

May 11, 2017 The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines violence as the use of force so as to injure, abuse, damage or destroy. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Scruffy-looking old dude in baggy shorts?

May 11, 2017 A group of seven people witnessing the same event will come away with seven different impressions of what went down. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Definition of an ‘educated person’

May 11, 2017 The announcement that Taylor Reveley, the 27th president of the College of William and Mary will retire next year in June 30 after having headed the university for a decade, brought forth an... more »»

GARDEN CLUB NEWS: Gardening season begins in Lake Placid

May 11, 2017 Gardening season is officially open in Lake Placid and surrounding areas, or so it seems. The Garden Club of Lake Placid had a successful opening meeting at the Mirror Lake Inn on April 26. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Empowering youth in civic affairs

May 4, 2017 Imagine if our recent delegations to Austria, Lausanne, Switzerland, and Almaty, Kazakhstan included youth, university, and Special Olympics athletes, people representing the very ages and life... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Test shows waffles in my family DNA

May 4, 2017 Finding your forebears is all the rage. Have you sent off your DNA sample to If you’re like me, you may find more than you bargained for. History is more interesting than we thought. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: A visit by Admiral Rickover

May 4, 2017 Tom Hanks of Williamsburg remembers clearly one of the official visits of Admiral Hyman G. Rickover, known as the “Father of the Nuclear Navy,” at the Newport News Shipyard in the early 1970. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Two artists fight for justice

April 27, 2017 The murder rate in Honduras is twice as high as anywhere else in the world, over 90 per hundred thousand people, most of whom are poor, many are children. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Spending spring break in Vietnam

April 27, 2017 Allison Lenthall of Williamsburg, a graduate of William and Mary who had a successful public relations career here and abroad, is back at W&M’s Business School to earn an advanced degree in business... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Keeping an eye on the bleeding hearts

April 27, 2017 What’s the weather supposed to do today? Are we getting frost tonight? I’ve just been reading about the bleeding heart (dicentra spectabilis) plant in my handy reference book “The Exuberant Garden,... more »»

OUR ANIMALS, OURSELVES: U.S. must work harder to prevent animal cruelty

April 27, 2017 By ANNOEL KRIDER Mahatma Gandhi said, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treate. more »»

OLYMPIC PHOTO OF THE MONTH: 40 years and counting

April 20, 2017 LAKE PLACID — April 21, 1977 marks the 40th anniversary of when construction began for the Olympic Ice Center. more »»

ON THE SCENE: My Easter at the farm, church and the old dump

April 20, 2017 Easter weekend started for me by visiting my nephew Riker and niece Abi who live in West Pawlet, Vermont, a farming hamlet that makes Keene Valley feel large in comparison. more »»

ROTARY CLUB NEWS: Rotary helps with funds for unbudgeted school needs

April 20, 2017 The Rotary Club of Lake Placid will donate a substantial portion of the proceeds from its May 9 Trivia Night fundraiser to the Educational Opportunity Fund to support the very important work of this... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Wildlife abounds on California trip

April 20, 2017 I have come to California, leaving behind the town of Keene in the great Adirondack Park, with its boreal owl that may or may not still be dive bombing rodents on the Lacy Road before heading farthe... more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Holocaust history and memory

April 20, 2017 Jeremy Black is an internationally recognized historiographer, a professor of history at the University of Exeter, United Kingdom, and the author of more than 100 books on military history,... more »»

ON THE SCENE: KCS international students cook up a storm

April 13, 2017 Schools around the region have sought and welcomed international students for needed revenue, and, in many respects, have benefited far greater from the energy and diversity of cultural experiences... more »»



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