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Opinion

LAKE PLACID DIET: Eating healthy is a major challenge while traveling

Columns

This week: 423 Sept. 15: 420 Difference: +3 --- Over the years, I’ve come to realize that I’m really bad at eating healthy while on vacation. Last week, I found that I’m even worse at eating healthy while traveling on the road. I chalk most of my incompetence up to inexperience. My ...

New community trails are welcome

Editorials

Whether you have an hour to kill or a full day, whether you're training for a race or just trying to keep the blood circulating every once in a while, whether you're young or old, rich or poor, solo or in a group - try a local trail.New trails opened last week in Tupper Lake and Lake Placid, ...

Wonderful trail addition

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:I read with interest your article on the opening of the Heaven Hill trails at the end of Bear Cub Road in Lake Placid. I have now hiked these new trails as well as hiked, skied, run and mountain biked on the existing, companion trails at Henry's Woods. Both sets of trails are ...

Bugs in Essex Co. bed tax on vacation rentals

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:The proposed bed tax expansion, to include private rentals, in Essex County needs a closer look than has been disclosed so far. It may have some potential legal issues.First let's understand what the bed tax expansion is mostly all about.1. Hotel and motel owners want to increase ...

ON THE SCENE: Doc Goff remembered

Columns

Dr. Alphonso Goff, a classic country doctor, was remembered with a special exhibit as part of the annual Flaming Leaves Classic Car Rally on Marcy Field in Keene this past Saturday. Born in Willsboro in 1893, Goff served Keene and the surrounding communities for over 50 years.Growing up in the ...

Boathouse fight was pricey, senseless and preventable

Columns

The removal last week of two boathouses from the shoreline of Lake Placid marked the end of a five-year legal battle. The town of North Elba prevailed in a case that threatened to upend well-settled laws regulating development on waterways across New York state.In the face of ever-mounting ...

MARTHA SEZ: Moonstruck at Norton Cemetery

Columns

Sunday night, Sept. 27, I kept going outside to the field behind my apartment building to check on the moon. Sunrise and moonrise are delayed here in Keene Valley. It takes time to climb above the mountains.Each time I went out, Jupiter the cat got excited and ran along with me, intermittently ...

IT’S OUR HISTORY: Stories unfold through museum artifacts

Columns

If you read our article from last month, you know I have been busy learning the history of the town and organizing and familiarizing myself with the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society's broad museum collection. As I meet new people in Lake Placid, I quickly find that they are excited to ...

BLUE BOMBER VOICES: School board and committees are busy

Columns

In the last two Blue Bomber Voices columns, readers were provided a description of some of the many summer curriculum projects undertaken by the Lake Placid Central School faculty and administration. The LPCS District Board of Education also continued to hold regular meetings, work sessions and ...

Convict gave quite the performance

Editorials

Like many people, including the judge, we don't buy the sob story Joyce Mitchell gave in court Monday.The former tailor shop instructor at Clinton Correctional Facility said fear was the main reason she helped Richard Matt and David Sweat break out of the maximum-security Dannemora prison - ...

Why did family push boathouse case so far?

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:As one of the neighbors involved in the illegal boathouse case, I read with interest your recent article on the last chapter in this five-year saga.Watching the demolition of the boathouses was tragic. What an enormous squandering of resources: From the lost hours of labor by the ...

ON THE SCENE: Saints and Sinners tour

Columns

Several popular eateries and bars in Lake Placid, plus one lovely garden, are former places of worship - actually still places of worship but of another kind.The theme of the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society's Saint and Sinners tour was the stories behind these conversions, along with ...

MARTHA SEZ: Watching a sunset, missing a friend

Columns

Yesterday we had the most vivid red sunset I have ever seen. My first impulse was "Call Lorie!"Then I remembered, oh, that's right, I can't call Lorie Gregory. Lorie died.All right, I'll call her daughters, Suzanne and Wendy, I thought. Ask them if they're looking at the sunset. But the thought ...

WORLD FOCUS: Betrayal at Little Gibraltar

Columns

History, to William T. Walker, has never been a dead letter word. As an educator and writer with a lifelong interest in military history, he brought history alive, infusing it with relevance and lessons for future generations.In 1993 at the Gettysburg College, he found himself in the library, ...

LP LIBRARY NEWS: New season feels like a new year at the library

Columns

For some of us, fall has often felt like the true beginning of a new year. No noise makers, champagne or resolutions, rather a time to wave a rueful goodbye to all the activities of summer and get back to the regular routine of school, jobs or thinking about the annual migration to warmer ...

NORTH COUNTRY KITCHEN: Brussels sprouts: It’s time to eat the leaves

Columns

It's mid-September - and time to prune off the tops of the Brussels sprouts growing in our garden. In November, we will be savoring the sprouts themselves; but right now, we can enjoy the delicate tops.Many people are familiar with sprouts - the little mini-cabbages that ripen last in the fall. ...

No-swimming signs, fencing were overkill

Editorials

We understand that the New York State Department of Health won't allow swimming at a municipal beach unless there are lifeguards on duty. It's a public safety concern. However, the amount of green fencing and signage that was used to deter swimmers from using the Mirror Lake beach was too ...