ON THE SCENE: Remembering Happy Jack’s in Lake Placid


In the 1960s, nightlife was different in Lake Placid. You could drink at 18, and bars could stay open until 2 p.m. Teens and young adults were into owning either VW Beetles and vans or largely English-European sports cars such as Alphas, Fiats, MGs, Porches and Triumphs. And in the ...

MARTHA SEZ: ‘It is the suddenness of mice that perturbs her’


My friend Mabel told me that when she went to eat lunch one day at work, a mouse popped its head up out of her handbag, then ducked back down. Her handbag was sitting open on a shelf, she said. The mouse must have been scouting around the lunchroom and decided to investigate her bag. Did ...

HISTORY IS COOL: 90 years ago


Arena dedication - “I dedicate to the uses and purposes of this countryside to the profit and enjoyment of people now and hereafter to be gathered together for friendly sports competition, for the consideration and solution of problems of the state, of the professions and of business, ...

Upholding Olympic legacy with newspaper coverage since 1932


The XXIV Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, China are only two weeks away, and the Lake Placid News and Adirondack Daily Enterprise are preparing to give you the most comprehensive local coverage of these games. After all, this is New York’s Olympic Region. The North Country has sent at ...

Building an Olympic legacy in Lake Placid


(Editor’s note: This editorial was modified from the editorial we originally ran on Feb. 7, 2020, as we began to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the XIII Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid in 1980.) - As we celebrate the 90th anniversary of the 1932 Olympic Winter Games, we look ...

ON THE SCENE: Keene, Keene Valley libraries merge … temporarily


Historic venues in our hamlets and villages need upgrades and investment from time to time. In the town of Keene, two heavily used venues are the Keene and Keene Valley libraries built in 1904 and 1896, respectively. A few years ago, the Keene Valley Library, an independent 501-c-3 ...