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Opinion

WORLD FOCUS: Present at Reve’s Center’s creation

Columns

The spring 2015 newsletter of the Honorable Robert Boyle Legacy Society of the College of William & Mary - named after Robert Boyle, whose bequest helped establish the College - focused on the achievements of the Wendy & Emery Reves Center for International StudiesAlthough, the ...

LAKE PLACID DIET: 25 keys to half-marathon success

Columns

This week: 400 lbs. Last week: 399 lbs. Start (2/3/15): 413 lbs. Total lost: 13 lbs. --- With 11 weeks until the Lake Placid Half-Marathon, my training has kicked into high gear, and I’ve written down some helpful tips to set myself up for completing the race in record time on Sunday, ...

It’s time to create a Lake Placid Ambassador program

Editorials

Over the years, there have been many groups promoting and marketing Lake Placid in the hope of creating a common identity to improve tourism and economic development. Now it's time to get everyone involved.In his recent guest commentary in this newspaper, Mirror Lake Inn owner Ed Weibrecht was ...

Scholarship committee gives thanks

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:On behalf of the John R. Wisner Scholarship Committee, I would like to thank everyone who donated to and participated in the sixth annual golf tournament scholarship fundraiser on July 19, 2014 in memory of John "Bucky" Wisner, member of the Lake Placid High School class of '82.We ...

Thanks for help restoring sculpture

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:The 1980 Olympics celebrated the arts in Lake Placid in addition to athletics, in part through the installation of sculptures throughout the village. The Lake Placid Center for the Arts has been in the process of repairing and relocating one of those works, named "Placid," created ...

Why it’s important to give locally

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:Over 30 years ago, a group of local persons founded the Ecumenical Charity Program in Lake Placid. It is made up of concerned citizens in our community along with several area churches.The mission of the ECP is to help those in need. It sponsors the food pantry and thrift shop. ...

ONE THE SCENE: From hunting with eagles to working the front desk

Columns

Several years ago, seasonal Lake Placid resident Hans LaVerge decided he wanted to go eagle hunting in Mongolia, not hunting for eagles, but with them - a sport practiced throughout the Eurasian steppes by the Kazakh and Kyrgyz people.Today there are about 250 people who capture golden eagles, ...

WORLD FOCUS: Israel determined to prevent another Holocaust

Columns

In a recent column, I quoted Lafayette High School senior Truman Brody-Boyd, who said he would travel to Poland to participate in the International March of the Living, an annual educational program that brings students from all over the world to take the 3-kilometer walk from Auschwitz to ...

BLUE BOMBER VOICES: March is Youth Art Month

Columns

Youth Art Month, or YAM, is an annual observance each March to emphasize the value of art education for all children and to encourage support for quality school art programs.In celebration of YAM, the Lake Placid Middle High School will have students represented in the upcoming Juried Art Show ...

MARTHA SEZ: Bracing for the rattlesnake invasion

Columns

Here's my brother Bill, imitating the news media: "This virus could mutate and kill off millions of people around the world! In other news, rattlesnakes are invading the suburbs."The press has always had its fringe element of fearmongering and sensationalism, but for some time even mainstream ...

LAKE PLACID DIET: Triathlete is ‘born to reign’ at any size

Columns

This week: 399 lbs. Last week: 407 lbs. Start (2/3/15): 413 lbs. Total lost: 14 lbs. --- Clarity can often come from conversations with like-minded people in similar situations. And so it happened, during a phone call from Lake Placid to Toronto. A woman about the same age, on the ...

FOIL should apply to lawmakers, too

Editorials

One way New York state legislators could increase the public's confidence in the chambers in the wake of several ethics scandals is by increasing the number of documents available through the Freedom of Information Law.Much information about New York's legislative bodies is already available, ...

What Lake Placid can do for the Olympics

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:Two editorials in these pages on Feb. 20 made a compelling case for re-investing in winter sports and mobilizing as a community to return the Winter Olympics to Lake Placid (perhaps in alliance with Canada). Our community must also articulate what Lake Placid can do for the ...

Hockey team felt fans’ spirit

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:Dear Blue Bomber community:On behalf of our coaches and particularly our players, I wanted to thank the entire community for the remarkable support we have received during this hockey season. We left Friday for Utica to represent our school in the final four of New York state. Our ...

Continuing ed aid for alumni

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:The Lake Placid Alumni Association is one of the oldest alumni associations in the country. One of its missions is to assist alumni in continuing their education. In that endeavor, the association is now accepting applications for its alumni scholarship. All recipients must be ...

Homeward Bound Adirondacks helped with renovation project

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:With all the activity surrounding the renovation of the Northwoods Inn, I would be remiss if I did not extend a personal thank-you to Homeward Bound Adirondacks, a local veterans organization serving to assist the veterans returning to the communities, our communities, within the ...

Raise the age in New York’s criminal justice system

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:The time has come for the criminal justice system to treat young people across New York state as children, not adults.Currently, New York is one of just two states in the U.S. - the other is North Carolina - that imprisons and jails offenders younger than 18 years of age. ...

BLUE BOMBER VOICES: Science Olympiad team heads to state finals

Columns

The Lake Placid High School Science Olympiad team has had a very successful season this year.In mid-January, we went to Yale in New Haven, Connecticut to compete in the Yale Undergraduate Science Olympiad. Forty-seven high school teams from Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts ...