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Opinion

Stay safe, informed

Editorials

The world has changed since COVID-19 grew into a pandemic. At breakneck speed, we watched the numbers of cases spread, threatening all who ventured out. As everyone was glued to the TV, they also grabbed our newspapers to find out the numbers here in the Tri-Lakes area. The novel coronavirus ...

SWIMMING THROUGH TREES: Seventh Lake Mountain Trail

Columns

I noticed this trail on my previous visit to the Moose River Plains, and it made me wonder about its destination, and it’s been eating at me in every sense. The trail was labeled as the “Seventh Lake Mountain Trail,” which I thought odd; I had never seen a reference to a summit trail ...

HISTORY IS COOL: 95 years ago

Columns

Two new churches for Lake Placid Lake Placid will very soon present two of the finest edifices of worship in the North Country. One of them, St. Agnes Catholic Church, is receiving the finishing touches this week and will be opened to the faithful Easter Sunday morning. The ...

WILMINGTON WAY: Wilmington Water Superintendent Ed Orsi

Columns

Town of Wilmington Water Superintendent Ed Orsi is a graduate of AuSable Valley Central School and has been a Wilmington resident for over 40 years. At 44 years old, Ed oversees, operates and maintains the largest single investment our small community has. Our water source is a mountain ...

WORLD FOCUS: A Russian love story

Columns

It was a nice surprise to see that my recent Virginia Gazette column about the 40th anniversary of the 1980 Olympic Winter Games was reprinted on the website of the American University in Moscow. The reason for the reprint may have been that the founder and president of the American ...

Main Street needs a hand from Albany

Editorials

By the New York Press Association COVID-19 has completely changed the way we all live. But along with worrying about keeping themselves and their families healthy, thousands of small business owners across New York state are losing sleep over how to keep this virus from killing the ...

A message to residents and non-residents

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: To all short-term rental owners/operators and hotels who are continuing to rent to non-essential workers: We are all experiencing economic hardships due to this pandemic, and we realize this applies to you as well. Renting your property presents an opportunity to alleviate ...

Lake Placid Central School and COVID-19

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On behalf of the Board of Education of Lake Placid Central School District, I write to thank the community and update you on our activities in these unprecedented and volatile times. On March 21, our region’s superintendents made the difficult and unanimous decision to ...

Ombudsmen advocate for residents

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The New York State Long Term Care Ombudsman Program is a resident-centered and resident-directed advocacy program available to anyone residing in a nursing home, adult care facility or family-type home across the state. The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program sponsored by ...

Helping neighbors — now

Guest Commentary

This March, our world turned upside down: COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic, many of our favorite local establishments closed, friends and neighbors lost their jobs, and social distancing became a necessity to protect our families and flatten the curve of new infections. At Adirondack ...

A time to ‘pause’

Guest Commentary

Social distancing has made me ponder everything that is going on a little too much. You know, things that just eat away at a person. No right, no wrong, just a nagging feeling that something needs to be said. Such is the case right now. It’s not meant to be political and definitely not ...

ON THE SCENE: Keene businesses adjust during the pandemic

Columns

Mountain resort communities with large seasonal resident populations have among the highest per-capita cases of COVID-19 in the United States; communities like Sun Valley, Idaho, Park City, Utah, and Vail, Colorado as people abandon their urban homes for the expected safety of their ...

We’re here to inform and support

Editorials

We are grateful for the hard-working local businesses that are supported by our community and are struggling during these times with the COVID-19 virus. We will try whatever we can to help them stay viable and in business. It is important that our local businesses succeed — to us as a ...

GARDEN CLUB NEWS: It’s time to bloom in Lake Placid

Columns

As of this writing, my snow measuring yard stick inserted into the snow on my deck reads 12 inches. What could possibly be going on in the soil underneath? A LOT! So many things are bending and stretching under our soil getting ready to activate growth. It is a good feeling to know that ...

HISTORY IS COOL: 77 years ago

Columns

Cookies for soldiers Soldiers and sailors from this village on duty in this country will be the recipients of 3,600 cookies as an Easter remembrance from the Victory Club. Each boy will receive an assortment of brownies, sugar and nut cookies made at the Lake Placid Club bakery with Mrs. ...