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ON THE SCENE: Quest for 2 unmarked Averyville cemeteries

Are there two unmarked cemeteries in Averyville? The question was raised by Rose Wenzler, the 11-year-old publisher, editor and sole correspondent of the hand-written, illustrated and delivered Averyville Press in Lake Placid. “I started the Averyville Press because I have a lot of ...

ON THE SCENE: So far, so good for the AMR reservation system

Parking at popular trailheads in the High Peaks has been becoming an increasingly hazardous undertaking for hikers and motorists over the past decades. Most parking spaces are small, and when they fill, people have taken to parking and, subsequently, walking along the highways to gain access ...

Senior sports writer will miss covering local kids most

Way back in the late fall of 1994, I was offered the opportunity to work as a part-time reporter at the Adirondack Daily Enterprise. I thought it would be fun dabbling in the field again after stepping away from writing for almost a decade. When I started, most of my time on the job ...

MARTHA SEZ: ‘We could have been eating butter, eggs and cream all along’

In spoken language, it makes a difference where emphasis is placed. For example, there is a drink I like, made with gin, called a white lady. If I say “a white LADY,” the drink sounds romantic, reminding me of Shakespeare’s Dark Lady. But if I call it “a WHITE lady,” it sounds kind ...

SWIMMING THROUGH TREES: Hoel Pond to Slang Pond for lunch

A scenic lunch spot is just what the doctor ordered for such a beautiful day, and the paddling map offered us up a destination that we couldn’t turn down — a peninsula camp on Slang Pond. We started out our morning by picking up a few choice beverages and swinging by the farmers ...