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ON THE SCENE: Postvention

On average, a single suicide affects 135 people, the family, co-workers, and others directly and indirectly who knew the person who died. The impact of the traumatic death of a loved one has a similar effect, and both sometimes have far more significant impact than 135, sadly exemplified by the ...

MARTHA SEZ: I googled ‘hog on ice.’

As I stood at the window searching for a rift in the clouds, an expression of my Texas grandmother’s came back to me. She used to say, “if there’s enough blue to make a pair of Dutchman’s breeches, it will clear up right quick.” I reminded my sister of this. “I do remember ...

LIBRARY NEWS: Library readies for summer crowds

As the warm weather approaches, the Lake Placid Public Library is bustling with activity and preparing for a busy summer season. The planters surrounding the area have been carefully filled with an array of colorful flowers, adding a vibrant touch to the landscape. The picnic tables and ...

HISTORY IS COOL: 95 years ago

Olympic committee - Organization of the Lake Placid executive Olympic committee was completed last week. The following officers were chosen: Dr. Godfrey Dewey, chairman; Supervisor Willis Wells, vice chairman; William J. O’Hare, treasurer; John F. White, president of the Kiwanis Club ...

ON THE SCENE: Community dines on flapjacks at North Country School

North Country School’s annual “Flapjacks on the Farm” community pancake breakfast featured its largest public turnout, estimated at 250, and a food drive to benefit the Lake Placid Ecumenical Food Pantry. In addition, the breakfast featured a miniature farmers market along with new ...

MARTHA SEZ: ‘I thought he didn’t notice anything family related’

So begins “The Wasteland,” by T. S. Eliot: “April is the cruelest month, breeding/ Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing/ Memory and desire ...” I think the meaning is pretty straightforward, even without my CliffsNotes study guide. The effect of spring on a person living in a ...