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After a four-week hiatus, the sports pages in the Lake Placid News are back this week — well, at least one page. Since the schools closed on March 16 and students are now distance learning from home, putting the spring sports season on hold, there hasn’t been any sports news we could ...

Timing is everything on bed tax increase

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:  Petra Weber here, hoping this finds you all well. I am writing because on Monday the Essex County Board of Supervisors passed the additional 2% bed tax on all lodging, intended to go into effect June 1, if the article is correct. I was personally against the increase ...

Not the time for short-term rentals

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: My wife and I own a short-term vacation rental unit in Wilmington. We took our rental off the market in mid March and will not be back in the short-term vacation rental business until the global pandemic we are currently all living through is behind us. I read the ...

Enforcing anti-COVID rules

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: To all residents and vistors in Essex County: I would like to thank you all for adhering to the governor’s executive orders and Essex County policies with respect to non-essential gatherings and the conduct of non-essential business. I cannot stress enough how important ...

Be careful around postal workers

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:   During these challenging times, postal employees are essential workers keeping upstate New York connected through the mail. Whether medications, a package, a paycheck, benefits or pension check, a bill or letter from a family member, every piece of mail is ...

Libraries should be ‘essential’

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I believe public libraries should be considered an essential business and be re-opened as quickly as possible. Schools are closed, and parents throughout our region need the educational tools that libraries have in ample supply to help them educate their kids — books. In ...