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The good, the bad and the beyond ugly

June 18, 2009
Lake Placid News
Good: Anytime an event can continue for 40 years it is a remarkable achievement. That is the case with the Horse Shows that will run in Lake Placid from June 23 through July 5.

    Whether you’re a horse fan or never really had an interest, it is an event well worth checking out. It’s a spectacle of pageantry and elegance — and action. Competitors and horses from around the country will visit the hamlet of Lake Placid, and we owe it to them, and ourselves, to show our support and give visitors a taste of our famous hospitality.

    All those individuals who work so hard to make the Horse Shows happen deserve a round of applause.

    Bad: It’s bad news when an established school such as St. Agnes announces it may be closing for good. Hopefully this situation won’t remain bad. Some positive news came from the public meeting in which the community voiced its support. But that may not be enough, as it is a time for action if the school isn’t going to be forced to close.

    Perhaps there are generous people, groups or organizations that can help donate tuition for potential students. In these tough economic times, one thing that should not suffer is education. It is the foundation of a democratic society.

    Have any ideas or wish to help? Now’s the time for action. For more information on how you can help the school, contact principal Ann Bayruns at 523-3771 or


    Beyond ugly: What was going through this guy’s head? A Lake Placid man was arrested on Tuesday after he allegedly ripped air conditioners from a local church and dumped them into Mill Pond. If he did this, it makes one wonder just what makes an individual engage in such a senseless action.

    The book should be thrown at this guy and whoever prosecutes this case should set an example so that others know there is a high price to pay if one chooses to take such foolish actions. Good job by the police department in making the arrest.

    If you haven’t heard about this incident, see page 7 in the “Area police and fire calls” section.


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