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Opinion

ON THE SCENE: Craigarden incubates

Columns

The late architect and fine artist Paul Nowicki, and his wife, the ceramicist Barbara Tam, dreamed of creating an artist residency on their Hurricane Road property in Keene. And they worked hard to make it happen. Nowicki designed and built a beautiful studio and, in 2000, they launched the ...

HISTORY IS COOL: 95 years ago

Columns

Main Street traffic - In order to assist in doing away with the traffic congestion on Main Street in Lake Placid during the summer season, Mayor William Feek last week sent to the directors of the chamber of commerce and many other citizens of the village a copy of parking ...

Opting out of marijuana sales would be a wasted opportunity

Editorials

For local town and village officials wringing their hands, trying to decide whether to opt out of issuing licenses for marijuana sales and on-site consumption in their municipalities, we have three words. Take the money. It’s not dirty money. As of March 31, recreational marijuana is ...

Thank you to the Lake Placid schools

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I would like to take a moment to publicly thank everyone working in the Lake Placid school system for the grace and intelligence with which they handled an impossible task. Doing anything in a pandemic year is a challenge, to say the least. Even something as simple as going ...

Ruth Hart’s birthday parade set for May 2

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Our mother, Ruth Hart has had a great year and is ready to celebrate turning 102! She would love to greet you all on Sunday, May 2 — a day before her birthday — in a drive-by parade at her house at 58 Interlaken Ave. from 1 to 1:30 p.m. She wishes it could be a closer get ...

Town should welcome Dollar General

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Any conversation about a Dollar General locating in Wilmington? What are the objections? I would think it would be a welcome business in town. I realize that town folks want to keep the small-town feel. That is great, but locals and visitors alike deserve to have a few ...

ON THE SCENE: Aches, tingling lead to ulnar nerve

Columns

Do you know what or where your ulnar nerve is? I had no idea until two weekends ago when my brother Chris pointed it out. Chris, Q for short, is a board-certified medical illustrator based in Princeton, New Jersey. He and his wife Eva have purchased a cottage in Wilmington, where they ...

HISTORY IS COOL: 90 years ago

Columns

Log drives to begin - With the gradual clearing of ice, several of the Adirondack rivers are approaching the spring freshet stage and are being filled with logs to be driven downstream and converted into pulp. Schroon River is being filled with logs, and with a lot of snow still in the ...

Not the time to burn

Editorials

It’s pretty dry out there — so dry that a forecast of rain early this week dried up. National Weather Service meteorologists in Burlington, Vermont, still say our area might get rain Wednesday through Friday — possibly mixed with snow Friday — but in a tweet Monday they said it probably ...

ON THE SCENE: Hiking reservations concern Keenites

Columns

Initial reaction to the recently announced three-year test of a reservation system for the popular High Peaks trailhead at the Adirondack Mountain Reserve (aka Ausable Club) received widespread praise by many environmental leaders and initial shock, dismay and fears by many Keene residents, ...

SWIMMING THROUGH TREES: Exploring Cat Mountain (2,257 feet)

Columns

The trail for Cat Mountain starts out rather easily as it follows an old railroad grade for quite some distance. Only small gentle hills will bring you to the shore of Cranberry Lake. This is a great section for skiing as well as snowshoeing and hiking. You will make your way around Dead ...

HISTORY IS COOL: 80 years ago

Columns

Craig Wood win Craig Wood, the blonde bomber of golfdom who is pro at Mamaroneck’s Winged Foot club and son of Charles Wood of this resort, won the nation’s most coveted title in the Master’s tourney at Augusta last weekend. Wood set the pace on the opening day with a dazzling 6 ...

Who are we?

Editorials

When writing the headline for Naj Wikoff’s column this week, our editor was faced with writing a shortened title for “Keene residents.” Based on what residents are called in the communities of Keene, New Hampshire and Keene, Texas, we settled on “Keenites.” But is that right? Could ...

Families deserve more

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: One does not have to look far to understand the cultural importance of family values in the North Country. North Country families are tightly knit, many having lived here for several generations. Families, especially those with young children, are struggling to make ends ...