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Opinion

Rethinking World War II

Columns

"History is both the past and our accounts of the past; the two are linked but also separate. ... The past often is with us more obviously than the present. ... If television brings us news today, it can also bring us images of the past; and the later can be more prominent. ... Television, ...

NORTH COUNTRY KITCHEN: Baking with rhubarb

Columns

"I want another slice of rhubarb tart.I want another lovely slice.I'm not disparaging theblueberry pieBut rhubarb tart is oh so very nice.A rhubarb what?A rhubarb tart!A whatbarb tart?A rhubarb tart!I want another slice of rhubarb tart!"- John CleeseAs Garrison Keillor reminds us on "A Prairie ...

Film Forum worth a visit

Editorials

The Adirondack Film Society continues to give movie lovers what they want - more movies - as the Lake Placid Film Forum once again offers a variety of films for Tri-Lakes residents and visitors to enjoy.Since its inception in 2000, the Lake Placid Film Forum has been the Adirondack North ...

Congrats to our top volunteers

Letters to the Editor

To the editor,On behalf of the Lake Placid/North Elba National Volunteer Week Committee, I would like to congratulation the adult and youth Distinguished Volunteers of the Year for 2015, Bill Billerman and Nina Armstrong. Both Bill and Nina have given the most valuable thing to our community, ...

ON THE SCENE: How doth thy garden grow?

Columns

Ten years ago, Tom Both decided that Keene needed a community garden, a place where locals could come together and grow their vegetables, a place with plenty of sunlight as many homes in this mountain town were surrounded by trees and rocky soil.Further, he had a perfect site in mind, the ...

MARTHA SEZ: There’s no soggy undercrust here

Columns

Lately I've noticed that products are increasingly being promoted for what they are not rather than for what they are. Instead of accentuating the positive, advertisers point out desirable negatives.For example, I would like to state for the record, right now so I don't forget, that my ...

WORLD FOCUS: A stirring speech

Columns

The audience gathered in William & Mary Hall, estimated at more than 10,000, listened raptly to the address of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. She served as the university's 2015 Commencement speaker.She was the first African American woman to hold the post of secretary of ...

BLUE BOMBER VOICES: LP students create the Measles Wall

Columns

Lake Placid High School Biology students have a new appreciation for their pediatricians after a recent project involving measles.Most students had no idea what measles were before Mrs. Dana Damp presented the project to the class. Measles has seemingly been eradicated in the United States due ...

We’ll miss the three amigos

Editorials

Anyone who witnessed the Jay, Keene and Wilmington town supervisors get super soaked together last September during an ALS Association Ice Bucket Challenge could see that their friendship was special.After all, it survived tens of gallons of ice-cold water dumped on them from a bucket loader ...

ON THE SCENE: 50 years ago in Selma, Alabama

Columns

Imagine that you are standing in front of a bridge getting ready to walk up and over where just a few weeks ago men and women, young and old, had been savagely beaten by the police. How would you feel?That's the situation Ellen Rocco, station manager of North Country Public Radio, found herself ...

MARTHA SEZ: Taking a break to plant more flowers

Columns

"Saturday morning was come, and all the summer world was bright and fresh, and brimming with life."So begins Chapter Two of "Tom Sawyer," in which Tom cons other neighborhood boys into whitewashing Aunt Polly's fence.By chapter's end, Tom has learned that "work consists of whatever a body is ...

WORLD FOCUS: Legend of the golem

Columns

When the Willis family endowed the "John H. Willis Jr. Scholarship" to honor former English professor Jack Willis and to support a talented English major's research project at the College of William and Mary, they expected the student's work would be noteworthy. The recipient of this year's ...

NORTH COUNTRY KITCHEN: Chives: The first herb of spring

Columns

The bright green, grass-like tubular leaves herald the coming of spring. One of the first perennials to pop up, they will last through the summer and past the first few fall frosts.Chives (Allium schoenoprasum L.) belong to the lily family along with onions, leeks and garlic. They're a hardy, ...

Appreciates community support at time of loss

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:I would like to thank the Lake Placid community for all their support during my husband Bart Steiner's illness, especially ALL of the staff at the Lake Placid Elementary School. Also, thank you to the Clark Funeral Home. Everyone's kindness and generosity is very much ...

Thanks for prom support

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:I am writing to report that our Lake Placid Prom and After the Prom were wonderful successes! The community support for the alcohol- and drug-free "All Night Party" was very generous. We were able to provide every attendee with a door prize. We were successful in having students ...

Statement on Memorial Day

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:On this Memorial Day, Homeward Bound Adirondacks joins in remembering and honoring those members of the armed forces who died in service to our nation. In all conflicts, when called upon to serve, soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines answered that call. Many made the ultimate ...

Help celebrate EMS Week

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:"EMS Strong" is the theme for 2015 EMS Week, May17-23. It honors participants and the important work they do in responding to medical emergencies.You are encouraged to visit and tour Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance Service station on Mill Pond Drive,deposit recyclable bottles in ...

Thanks for help with our family

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:The Mihill family would like to thank the Women of the Moose Lodge, Saranac Lake business owners and Larry and Cheyenne Euber for starting the benefit.We especially want to thank the beautiful ladies of the Moose Lodge for all the energy and hard work you put into this benefit for ...

USA Luge, you have our attention

Editorials

When news came earlier this week that the U.S. Luge Association Board of Directors unanimously decided to ask cities across America to bid for the national governing body's new official home, shock waves of emotion rippled through New York's Olympic Village.It was a sad day for this ...

ON THE SCENE: Following one’s passion

Columns

Two people who lived and died nearly 150 years apart were honored Saturday, May 9 at the John Brown Farm State Historic Site: abolitionist John Brown and the environmental social activist Brother Yusuf Abdul Wasi Burgess.They both changed people's lives. They both had a passion and followed it. ...