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Editorials

We’re here to inform and support

We are grateful for the hard-working local businesses that are supported by our community and are struggling during these times with the COVID-19 virus. We will try whatever we can to help them stay viable and in business. It is important that our local businesses succeed — to us as a ...

Three cheers to our Volunteer of the Year

Aleacia Landon has only lived in Saranac Lake for three-and-a-half years, but she has done more good work for the community than most people have in a lifetime. Shortly after moving here, she took over as director of the Saranac Lake Youth Center. While the youth center has temporarily gone ...

Listen to the doctors and hang tight

When you’re sick and the doctor says you need to rest, you need to heed that advice — listen to the doctors and hang tight. If you wake up one morning and feel fine, and get antsy to get back to work, you need someone — maybe a parent, child, spouse, partner or friend — to set you ...

Stay informed with your local newspapers

With new developments regarding the coronavirus pandemic being announced throughout the day, every day — locally, statewide, nationally and globally — reporters and editors at the Adirondack Daily Enterprise and Lake Placid News have been working diligently to keep our readers informed in a ...

Schools should be ready for sick days

COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, has brought everyday life in large areas of China to a near standstill. Schools and factories are closed. The same goes for many other businesses, including retail outlets. As the virus has spread, other areas have been affected similarly, ...

The importance of getting a flu shot

Other than avoiding people who may have been traveling internationally, there is not much you can do to avoid catching COVID-19, the coronavirus disease that has been in the headlines. There is something you can do to avoid coming down with common influenza, however: Get a flu shot. Doing ...

Proud to be part of the Lake Placid Marathon

With some warmer temperatures this week, it’s time to start thinking about springtime activities. For Lake Placid, that means the annual Lake Placid Marathon and Half Marathon, which is set for Sunday, June 14. As the official newspaper of this race, the Lake Placid News is proud to say ...

Well done, Olympic 40th Anniversary Committee

The Olympic 40th Anniversary Committee — set up to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1980 Olympic Winter Games — deserves a gold medal for its work in setting up and promoting more than a week’s worth of special events that highlighted Lake Placid’s Olympic legacy — past, present ...

‘Miracle’ team’s 1980 feats overshadow the ‘red hat’ controversy

That’s it! Bring out the asterisk! And put it at the end of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team — not because of gambling or doping or cheating — but because 14 of the 20 players had the nerve to stand on the same stage with President Donald Trump at a political rally in Las Vegas on ...

Time to recognize the people who make Lake Placid a great community

It's that time of year to nominate the people you'd like to see recognized as the adult and youth Distinguished Volunteers of the Year for the village of Lake Placid and town of North Elba. Those awards will be announced this spring during the annual Community Day from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May ...

State’s new plastic bag law takes effect March 1

The state Department of Environmental Conservation is stepping up its education campaign - "Bring Your Own Bag New York" - to teach New Yorkers about the new plastic bag ban taking effect next weekend.Starting Sunday, March 1, the New York State Plastic Bag Waste Reduction Law begins, and all ...

Prepare your resume now for the Tri-Lakes Job Fair on March 4

You're not alone if you are having difficulty finding potential employees. That is why the Adirondack Daily Enterprise is hosting its fifth annual Job Fair on March 4 from noon to 4 p.m. at North Country College's Sparks Athletic Complex. We want to help area businesses, agencies and services ...

Building an Olympic legacy in Lake Placid

As we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1980 Olympic Winter Games, we look back at Lake Placid's Olympic roots, reflect on the programs and venues currently being used to groom aspiring Olympians and see a bright future for the region's participation in the Olympic movement.For more than ...

The side hustle is an Adirondack tradition

Millennials, when it comes to working more than one job - whether you call it a side gig or a side hustle, a part- or full-time job in addition to your primary job - you are not special. It's been going on for generations, and it will continue indefinitely.Some people work side jobs for pocket ...

Nominate a Tri-Lakes Volunteer of the Year

Hundreds of functions in the North Country depend on volunteerism. People are fed and clothed, the ill and injured are cared for, fires are extinguished, artists' work is promoted, libraries are maintained, events are planned and the natural environment is curated by volunteers.In March, as ...

Hiker buses will help with parking crunch

We are very glad to hear that Essex County Public Transportation, with help from the state, plans to start a serious shuttle bus system to take hikers to and from trailheads on state Route 73.The county plans to run buses for 16 hours a day from July through Labor Day, scaling back a bit in the ...

No easy fix for nursing home staff shortage

The shortage of nursing home workers in our region and beyond isn't likely to go away any time soon.One reason is the current economy, which gives workers plenty of options but is tough for those competing to hire them. Nationally, just 3.5% of the workforce is unemployed, the lowest in roughly ...

New beginnings in ’20

We're not sure why the Lake Placid News stopped using Roman numerals on its masthead on the front page in 1995, but this paper is No. 1 of Vol. 115. That's 115 years since the newspaper was founded in 1905.Sometimes it's the little things that change, and sometimes it's the big ones. In August ...

Thanks for your leadership, Roby

Robert "Roby" Politi has been an excellent North Elba town supervisor these last 12 years, and before that was an excellent mayor of Lake Placid village. He has now presided over his last municipal board meeting, and we wish him well as he spends more time with his grandchildren.Politi was ...

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

(Editor's note: Eight-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New York's Sun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial Sept. 21, 1897. The work of veteran newsman Francis Pharcellus Church has since become history's most reprinted newspaper editorial, ...