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Editorials

Remembering the 1863 Thanksgiving Day proclamation

(The following is President Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving proclamation from Oct. 3, 1863.) The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget ...

Continually thankful

Whether it’s a religious observance or the traditional American one, at its very core, Thanksgiving has always been about counting your blessings. When the times are great — everyone’s healthy, no financial worries, careers are on target, loads of family and friends — counting your ...

No soul searching needed; Lake Placid is a sports town

When he opened the virtual meeting Tuesday, Nov. 9, to give the community an update on preparations for the Lake Placid 2023 Winter World University Games, Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism CEO Jim McKenna had us think of places like Detroit, Las Vegas and Rochester, New York. His point ...

New recycling traditions for the holiday season

Growing up in the Adirondacks before the turn of the century, recycling during the holidays wasn’t really that much of a thing, but it’s catching on. First it was Christmas trees, and now it’s pumpkins after Halloween. The main goal is to reduce the amount of compostable waste we ...

Have a say in the new destination management plan next week

Residents in the village of Lake Placid and town of North Elba eager to have a say in how to balance tourism with residential life will have the opportunity to give their opinions next week to help shape the community’s new 10-year destination management plan. The goal of a destination ...

Starting a new era or finishing strong?

As Ironman officials prepare for their 23rd triathlon in Lake Placid next summer, the community is once again debating whether this race has overstayed its welcome. Only this time — instead of letters to the editor or social media comments — there’s an official Ironman Task Force ...