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HISTORY IS COOL: 40 years ago

‘Miracle’ rematch - A Dec. 9 rematch between the Soviet Union and the U.S. Olympic hockey team in Lake Placid has been confirmed by the Amateur Hockey Association. Lake Placid’s Olympic Center will host the game — the only match to be televised prior to the 1984 Olympics in ...

ON THE SCENE: Skaters honor Denny Allen, support cardiac prevention

Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States for men and women, accounting for nearly a quarter of all deaths. R. Dennis “Denny” Allen, long-time general manager of the Olympic Center, died on Feb. 1, 2019, less than a year after retiring; he was 64, and the ...

MARTHA SEZ: ‘(Grown-ups cannot stop themselves from saying this.)’

Time to get ready for Halloween — as if you haven’t been reminded every time you walked into a supermarket or pharmacy for at least the past month. Halloween was not originally a holiday of happiness, was it? A nightmare gooseflesh holiday, more like. But for children, Halloween is a day ...

LIBRARY NEWS: Plenty of fall activities at the library

The vibrant colors of the leaves, along with a bit of chill in the air, lets us know that fall is here and all that goes with it. I am reminded of the snow on Whiteface Mountain this past week. Many visitors hoping to see the last of the autumn ...

HISTORY IS COOL: 50 years ago

Olympic vote - Residents of the town of North Elba Park District voted to pursue the 1980 Winter Olympics for Lake Placid in a special referendum on Tuesday. The vote was 726 to 576 against. The referendum gave the officials of the town of North Elba permission to expend up to $20,000 ...