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Guest Commentary

Gifts for summer reading

I am writing to say thank you to the Lake Placid Rotary Club for funding the Lake Placid Elementary School summer reading program, and to Marc and Sarah Galvin at The Bookstore Plus for ordering all of the books and delivering them on time. Book Shopping Day has become a cherished day ...

The pride movement keeps pushing

June is traditionally celebrated as LGBTQ Pride Month. LGBTQI+ Pride Month is normally associated with joy, happiness, colorful parades and marches, people dressed in rainbow colored costumes, speeches by local, regional and national celebrities and leaders. Out of all the months in the ...

Northwood School gives thanks for face shield project

As fears of the virus and a lack of personal protective equipment for health care workers began to swell in our region, new uses for 3D printers began to circulate. Our Associate Head of School Tom “Brody” Broderick quickly jumped into a leadership role, teaming up with local entrepreneurs ...

Communities need their newspapers, newspapers need their communities

From afar, the COVID-19 pandemic is generating news of such terrifying magnitude that it is nearly too overwhelming to comprehend. Millions are suffering, and thousands are dying. Economies are collapsing. The world seems out of control. That’s the big picture, which you can learn about ...

Helping neighbors — now

This March, our world turned upside down: COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic, many of our favorite local establishments closed, friends and neighbors lost their jobs, and social distancing became a necessity to protect our families and flatten the curve of new infections. At Adirondack ...

A time to ‘pause’

Social distancing has made me ponder everything that is going on a little too much. You know, things that just eat away at a person. No right, no wrong, just a nagging feeling that something needs to be said. Such is the case right now. It’s not meant to be political and definitely not ...

Message from the mayor

During the period that the “New York State on Pause” state of emergency is in force, the village of Lake Placid wants all residents to know that essential services are being maintained with staffing adjusted in accordance with state mandates. The most recent executive order issued by ...

Enjoying nature from indoors

As we navigate the uncertainty surrounding the spread of COVID-19, we at the Lake Placid Land Conservancy find ourselves searching for ways to continue with business as usual. Unfortunately, in this moment, there is no business as usual. But while we are experiencing a lot of change, we are ...