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Guest Commentary

Mayor, supervisor: Please wear masks in Lake Placid

Dear citizens of North Elba and Lake Placid: What a busy and beautiful summer it has been. In spite of the lack of our Canadian friends and neighbors — as well as our major event clientele including participants and fans of the Lake Placid Horse Shows, lacrosse, Ironman and marathons — ...

Education isn’t enough; permits needed for High Peaks Wilderness

Saturday’s (Sept. 12) editorial “Permit? No, do these things for the High Peaks” in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise (which first ran in the Sept. 11 issue of the Lake Placid News) makes some excellent points, particularly regarding enforcement and trail maintenance. However, I believe it ...

Last bastion of a bygone era

This past weekend, the Adirondack Daily Enterprise featured the many long-standing businesses in the Tri-Lakes area. It compelled me to reminisce about Main Street in Lake Placid when I was a child, and how it has transformed over the years and multiple generations of my family’s seasonal ...

Questions about large event tourism in Lake Placid

This summer has certainly been unique. COVID-19 restrictions required cancellation of all the regularly scheduled large events as well as certain travel bans, which certainly resulted in a noticeable change in Lake Placid. This change has been viewed by many to be positive. Main Street ...

Thoughts on being Lebanese-American

The circumstances of being Lebanese-American are not new for me. After all, I have been all my life. It has meant knowing what hummus and tabbouleh were long before those foods came in little tubs at the grocery store. It meant having a uni-brow and a mustache by my 12th birthday. And it meant ...

Gratitude in crisis

Over three weeks ago on a Monday morning, I brought my 18-year-old grandson in to the Adirondack Medical Center Saranac Lake emergency room. He had a fever of 102.4, sweats, dizziness, shortness of breath and weakness. His condition worsened by the hour, and I was not sure what was happening ...

We all love our teenage tunes best

Bob Seidenstein’s July 24 column in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, “Schlock and roll,” brings to mind the way every generation grows up thinking “their” music — i.e., the pop music of their adolescence — is the only thing worth listening to. When Don McLean sings “the day the ...

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 ...