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Editorials

Not opening Canadian border to all is wrong

While the Canadian government said Monday it would open the border to Americans vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Aug. 9, it left us wondering if Canadians could soon be able to cross into the U.S. and resume their “non-essential” travel — meaning tourism could begin again after more than ...

Community call on Ironman contract a step in the right direction

While residents and business owners in Lake Placid have always had the chance to voice their opinions on whether this village should continue hosting the Ironman Lake Placid triathlon, which it has done since 1999 (minus the pandemic summer of 2020), the virtual community call on Zoom ...

Thanks, Palace Theatre, for lifting our spirits

During the Great Depression, Americans turned to their local movie theaters to escape the tough economic times for a short while, living vicariously through the fictional lives of their favorite actors. Built in 1926, Lake Placid’s Palace Theatre was there through it all. Yet, even though ...

Looking to make the Adirondacks more diverse, inclusive

It’s easy to sit back while reading, watching or listening to the news about racism in America and say, “That’s their problem. We don’t have racism here in the Adirondacks — only in the big cities or in the South.” But it IS our problem. Racism is definitely here in rural New ...

Life is back, but …

We didn’t feel a sudden wave of appreciation when New York state lifted COVID-19 restrictions on June 15. People had been gradually worrying less and less about masks over the last few weeks, and the benchmark of getting 70% of New Yorkers with at least one vaccination dose seemed a little ...

Welcoming a new sports editor

Here’s some alumni news for the Lake Placid Central School District. Parker O’Brien, a member of the Lake Placid High School Class of 2016, has returned to Lake Placid to begin his sports journalism career as the new sports editor for the Lake Placid News and Adirondack Daily Enterprise. ...