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Not the right way to raise minimum wage

January 28, 2016 We’re not in favor of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s push to raise the minimum wage to $15 statewide by 2021. For a 40-hour-a-week job, that’s $31,200, more than many college-educated professionals make now. more »»

Nominate a Tri-Lakes Volunteer of the Year

January 21, 2016 Hundreds of functions in the North Country depend on volunteerism. more »»

Lake Placid gets an A for Plan B during the holidays

January 14, 2016 With the lack of snow and ice, the community of Lake Placid came together during the holiday season in a way we haven’t seen for a long time, and it was refreshing to experience this passion for... more »»

Welcome to the newest members of our News team

January 7, 2016 You may have noticed new bylines on our pages lately. more »»

Keep on giving through the year

December 31, 2015 Another Christmas is history. Once again our compassionate neighbors have worked something of a miracle for our less fortunate neighbors. more »»

New Common Core could restore trust

December 31, 2015 The Common Core Learning Standards will have a second chance to win over the people of New York. For the sake of current and future students statewide, Gov. more »»

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

December 24, 2015 (Editor’s note: Eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New York’s Sun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial Sept. 21, 1897. more »»

Banning Muslims immoral, unworkable

December 17, 2015 Criticism of presidential candidate Donald Trump’s proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States is absolutely right on moral grounds. more »»

Enjoy the Holiday Village Stroll, even without the snow

December 10, 2015 Snow lining the trees and shops along Main Street would be a plus this weekend for the 7th Annual Holiday Village Stroll in Lake Placid, New York, but we’ll just have to do without it this year... more »»

USA Luge needs to see you at the FIL Luge World Cup this week

December 3, 2015 It’s time to show our support for our athletes on the USA Luge team this weekend by attending the FIL Luge World Cup on Friday and Saturday, Dec. more »»

Live for the moment this Thanksgiving Day

November 25, 2015 We don’t know what the future will bring, but we do know we are thankful for many things. more »»

Put some thought into giving to food pantries

November 19, 2015 It’s usually an afterthought. Walking out the door at the grocery store, you see a cardboard box serving as a catch-all for donations to the local food pantry. more »»

Solve the parking problem now

November 12, 2015 The question of whether Lake Placid needs more parking spaces on Main Street is not up for debate. more »»

Happy holidays?

November 5, 2015 When the clock struck midnight — 12 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 1 — shutting the door on Halloween, someone flipped on the Christmas switch. more »»

WANTED: The next generation of leaders

October 29, 2015 In order to become a community leader — on the local, state or national level — you don’t need to be older than age 50. All you have to do is care. more »»

Prepare for a safe and enjoyable Halloween

October 22, 2015 Before you go trick-or-treating next weekend, we’d like to offer a list of Halloween safety tips to help you prepare. more »»

Save the dates: World Cup action

October 15, 2015 With their 2015-2016 teams in place, USA Luge and the U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation christened the sliding track at Mount Van Hoevenberg Thursday, Oct. 8 with opening day practice. more »»

New community trails are welcome

October 8, 2015 Whether you have an hour to kill or a full day, whether you’re training for a race or just trying to keep the blood circulating every once in a while, whether you’re young or old, rich or poor, solo... more »»

Convict gave quite the performance

October 1, 2015 Like many people, including the judge, we don’t buy the sob story Joyce Mitchell gave in court Monday. more »»

No-swimming signs, fencing were overkill

September 24, 2015 We understand that the New York State Department of Health won’t allow swimming at a municipal beach unless there are lifeguards on duty. It’s a public safety concern. more »»



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