HISTORY IS COOL: 90 years ago


Frozen faces - Frozen faces caused the postponement of the North American two-man bobsled races on the Mount Van Hoevenberg bobrun Tuesday afternoon. Five of the six drivers who entered and completed the trial heats were badly frostbitten after the one run. Stinging snow clinging to their ...

Best of Mountains Readers’ Choice contest returns


The Readers’ Choice for Best of the Mountains 2024 is back. This annual contest is where you, our readers, have the last word. Last year was the first year all of the nominating and voting was online, and this proved successful with over 75,000 votes. This contest will once again be all ...

Defining STRs as a business in the town of Wilmington

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I am writing in response to comments made by the Wilmington town supervisor at the meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 6 to discuss the proposed revision of Wilmington’s short-term rental law. In particular, I am writing about his definition of what constitutes a business. The proposed ...

Sunday’s fire response a great example of community

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Lake Placid and the surrounding areas are very fortunate to have skilled, caring and community-minded people, both paid and volunteer. Without their rapid and skilled response an entire neighborhood could be endangered vs. just one structure. A lot of people say that Lake ...

ON THE SCENE: Mountainfest, World Cup undaunted by weather


Temperatures in the high 40s and low 50s and occasional showers were far from desired or ideal conditions for holding an international ski jumping event or a weekend festival of ice climbing and backcountry skiing. Still, both were successfully held from Feb. 9 to 11. The 2024 ...

Thank you, village employees

Guest Commentary

Several weeks ago, when the weather forecasters were calling for a foot of wet heavy snow, accompanied with 70 mph winds, I started thinking about all the things the village of Lake Placid does to be prepared. About five years ago, the village brought in outside contractors and cut back ...