ON THE SCENE: Lake Placid Classic celebrates 50 years of running


One of the late Dr. Robert “Doc” Lopez’s most enduring legacies is getting people in the North Country to run for the sheer joy and health benefits. The results of that effort were on full display Saturday, Oct. 9, when more than 400 people took to the streets to run in the Lake Placid ...

MARTHA SEZ: ‘Nobody knows how the ghost system works’


Long ago, in a distant land (Lansing, Michigan), I used to gather with other Michigan State University students in the communal Brody Complex television-viewing area to watch “Star Trek,” starring William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk of the USS Starship Enterprise. After ...

HISTORY IS COOL: 98 years ago


Theater approved - Louis Wetmore of Glens Falls, architect for Lake Placid’s new theater building, was in town Wednesday and brought a final approval from Albany for the foundation plans of the building. Excavation on the new building site is going on pace and, according to a ...

LIBRARY NEWS: Readers go on a leaf hunt on Main Street


The leaves are beautiful, the air is crisp and yes, our Main Street is still under construction. However, we are busy at the Lake Placid Public Library making sure patrons and visitors alike are getting the services they need. - StoryWalk - Leaf Hunt on Main Street - For the past week, ...

Starting a new era or finishing strong?


As Ironman officials prepare for their 23rd triathlon in Lake Placid next summer, the community is once again debating whether this race has overstayed its welcome. Only this time — instead of letters to the editor or social media comments — there’s an official Ironman Task Force ...

Opinion on Christopher Columbus ‘short-sighted’

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Martha Allen’s opinion on Christopher Columbus is short-sighted and lacking in historical specifics on the life of the navigator. It saddens me that the Lake Placid News recently published a disingenuous and distorted opinion by Ms. Allen that ridicules and trivializes the ...