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Editorials

More participation in local government would be helpful

It’s not enough for citizens to sit on the sidelines — or behind social media accounts — and sling accusations and expletives at local politicians, criticizing them for decisions they have made, and at the media, for the coverage of these decisions. It’s time for the critics to get ...

Photos needed for 2022 calendar contest

Do you take great Adirondack photos? Time is running out to submit close-up, vista or action photos for the 2022 calendar contest for the Lake Placid News and Adirondack Daily Enterprise. The deadline is Monday, Sept. 20. We’re in particular need of winter photos right now, but we ...

You’re invited to Community Day

Thanks to the members of a volunteer committee, Lake Placid Community Day will return this year — same location, different time. Rain or shine, it will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12 at the North Elba Show Grounds, moved from its original date in the spring. Designed for those ...

COVID deaths need more light

Gov. Kathy Hochul has done the right thing in acknowledging the additional 12,000 COVID-19 deaths in New York. But it is only the first step in untangling the tangled web of what happened in the state’s nursing homes last year. Now that Hochul has shone a light on one of former Gov. Andrew ...

September will be busy

You may notice that the calendar of events for September will be busier than in past years. You can give credit (or blame) to the COVID-19 pandemic and the welcome upgrades at the Olympic Speedskating Oval on Main Street. We’re grateful to be able to hold these annual events after a year ...

Are we headed back to a pandemic lockdown?

New mask mandates at village, town and county offices are an inconvenient, yet necessary, reminder that the pandemic is not over and that COVID-19 still poses a threat to public health. It’s no secret that the best way to combat the virus is to get as many eligible people vaccinated as ...