Time to recognize the people who make Lake Placid a great community


It's that time of year to nominate the people you'd like to see recognized as the adult and youth Distinguished Volunteers of the Year for the village of Lake Placid and town of North Elba. Those awards will be announced this spring during the annual Community Day from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May ...

State’s new plastic bag law takes effect March 1


The state Department of Environmental Conservation is stepping up its education campaign - "Bring Your Own Bag New York" - to teach New Yorkers about the new plastic bag ban taking effect next weekend.Starting Sunday, March 1, the New York State Plastic Bag Waste Reduction Law begins, and all ...

Lake Placid’s leaders don’t seem to get it yet

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:This letter was sent to members of the town and village boards.Dear elected officials:All of us have known each other for a long time. That's why I'm sure you understand that we did not purchase a house in a neighborhood 24 years ago so that we could be surrounded by the bleakness ...

ON THE SCENE: Victor Herbert — more than ‘Babes in Toyland’


Early 20th century composer and conductor Victor Herbert is best known for such operettas as "Babes in Toyland." Yet, any musician who gets a royalty check when their music is purchased or performed owes Herbert their most profound thanks. So too, anyone who loves movie soundtracks owes Herbert ...