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Editorials

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 ...

Congrats to the Lake Placid Hall of Fame Class of 2019

Congratulations to the four people inducted into the Lake Placid Hall of Fame on Saturday, Oct. 26 - former Olympic Regional Development Authority Board Chairman Pat Barrett, former ski shop owner/operator Francis Thaire Bryant, Nordic combined Olympic medalist Billy Demong and current Lake ...

Adirondack Daily Enterprise celebrates 125 years with special history edition

Last week's Lake Placid News print edition landed with a nice heavy thud - a whole lot of reading material for a mere $1.25. In addition to a newspaper packed with news, and the Lake Placid Placid Film Festival preview guidebook, there was a special section celebrating 125 years of our sister ...

Use buses to get hikers where they want to go

The Columbus Day/Canadian Thanksgiving holiday weekend is one of the busiest weekends of the year for hiking in the Adirondacks, and the increased popularity of this activity in the High Peaks was certainly apparent as we drove along state Route 73, which was lined with parked cars around ...

Grant request choices could have been better

The North Country Regional Economic Development Council's new annual report notes that New York state has set certain priorities it wants regions to address in their grant proposals this year: child care, "placemaking," environmental justice and workforce development.In recent years it's been ...

First responders deserve support

It's been a rough few months for tragic accidents. It's been one of those times when terrible things happen in quick succession, and there isn't really any common thread to connect them. Some deaths and injury accidents have been on the roads; others have been in the water. Many have been local ...

Real question is, how much climate change will we let happen?

Unfortunately, the issue of climate change has become tied up in partisan politics. Because one party says it's a top priority, the other says it isn't. They seem to care more about beating each other than saving everyone.Instead of treating it as a campaign topic, we should treat this as a ...

Taking kids’ personal information comes back to bite YouTube

Attorneys general in states throughout the country may want to take a look at a big payout from the Google YouTube online service.Google has been fined $136 million by the Federal Trade Commission over allegations it harvested personal data about children without seeking their parents' consent. ...

Let’s make Lake Placid’s neighborhoods great again

Whether it's a moratorium on new short-term vacation rentals in residental zones, a flat-out ban on these types of uses in residential zones, a restriction to only let full-time residents have short-term rentals in residential zones - or another solution that may work - the village of Lake ...

Don’t scrape more money from New York’s license plates

There are 75 million reasons for New York to make the state's drivers get new license plates - one for each dollar the state expects to make from a scheme released last week in the guise of a fun new contest to choose the state's new license plate design.Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the new plates ...