ON THE SCENE: ‘Searching for Timbuctoo’


A year ago, Juneteenth became a federal holiday, a day set aside to celebrate the end of slavery, and June 19, 1865, the day that Union Army Maj. General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, telling the slaves of their emancipation; more than two years after President Abraham Lincoln ...

MARTHA SEZ: ‘Wait — she just got eaten!’


I just went to see “Jurassic World: Dominion” at the Regal Champlain Centre in Plattsburgh. Ever since the 1993 “Jurassic Park” original, directed by Steven Spielberg, I have made it a point to see all of the sequels, and to my mind the original is still the greatest. It’s a classic, ...

AUSABLE WATER WISE: What’s in a name?


(Editor’s note: In the Lake Placid News, our style is to spell AuSable with a capital “S” and no space between the “u” and “S” unless it is part of the official spelling of a road, attraction or organization, such as the Ausable River Association. We’ve kept the column below ...

HISTORY IS COOL: 77 years ago


July 4 messages - “No nation as individuals has appreciated liberties less than we,” said Chaplain Bernard J. Carlin of the Army redistribution station during the Fourth of July program at the Olympic stadium. “No nation under God,” he continued, “has enjoyed the liberty which ...

Wilmington must modernize short-term rental policies now

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: We ask the Wilmington town board to temporarily pause the distribution of short-term rental (STR) permits until Wilmington’s STR ordinance is updated to reflect the needs and expectations of Wilmington’s residents. A temporary pause in the issuance of STR permits will give ...