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Editorials

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, ...

Building a peaceful and better world through sport and the Olympic ideal

As the world's best bobsled and skeleton athletes compete again this weekend during the IBSF World Cup races at Mount Van Hoevenberg, we continue to be in awe that this tiny Adirondack village claimed a stake in the Olympic movement for the 1932 and 1980 Olympic Winter Games and still plays ...

Shop locally this holiday season

We have a global economy, and we can't buy everything we need in the Tri-Lakes region, but as much as you can this holiday season, please shop locally.Here are the reasons that benefit YOU:1. You get to talk to a real person who can help you with your questions.2. You save money on gas rather ...

Thanksgiving

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 blessings can ...

Put some thought into giving to food pantries

It's usually an afterthought. Walking out the door at the grocery store, you see a cardboard box serving as a catch-all for donations to the local food pantry. You throw in whatever non-perishable food items you have in your cart, without thinking about whether your donation is helping or ...

Adopt some balls and support USA Luge

There is still time to adopt lacrosse balls for USA Luge's fifth annual Running of the Balls benefit race when the Viessmann Luge World Cup comes to town Thanksgiving week.As the official newspaper of Running of the Balls, the News staff is excited to once again be part of this unique event. ...

Lesson from Norway: Channel your inner child and embrace the winter months

We don't need more reminders that winter weather is here and will likely be here for another six months. Some people don't like to hear that, but hey, this is the Adirondacks.Many of us have put away the lawn mowers, taken out the shovels (for those of us brave enough to put them away in the ...