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Opinion

Message from the mayor

Guest Commentary

During the period that the “New York State on Pause” state of emergency is in force, the village of Lake Placid wants all residents to know that essential services are being maintained with staffing adjusted in accordance with state mandates. The most recent executive order issued by ...

Enjoying nature from indoors

Guest Commentary

As we navigate the uncertainty surrounding the spread of COVID-19, we at the Lake Placid Land Conservancy find ourselves searching for ways to continue with business as usual. Unfortunately, in this moment, there is no business as usual. But while we are experiencing a lot of change, we are ...

ON THE SCENE: Meanwhile … Meraki Winds visits Keene

Columns

Ask writers what’s one of the best ways to improve their craft, and they will say to read books, books by authors of merit. Another is to write. At Keene Central School this past week, music students had the opportunity to do a bit of both thanks to the Lake Placid Sinfonietta’s ...

MARTHA SEZ: ‘COVID-19 does not spread joy’

Columns

I don’t want to write about the coronavirus. It would be nice for people to be able to think about something else for a couple of minutes. The problem is that today coronavirus is all there is. It has rapidly taken over our thoughts and rules our daily lives. Every December I observe ...

HISTORY IS COOL: 90 years ago

Columns

Record walk around Mirror Lake All the records of the winter sports season just closed at Lake Placid, it seems, were not established on Mirror rink or Intervales ski jump. Frank Frisch, prominent member of the local winter colony and captain of the St. Louis Cardinals, and postmaster Sol ...

Hospitality amidst chaos

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: With all the travel arrangements tossed to the wind, there are a few who remain calm, cool, collected and provide the true Olympic Village brand of hospitality. A month ago I planned to return to my hometown for another ECAC hockey championship. Flying from Florida to ...

Stay informed with your local newspapers

Editorials

With new developments regarding the coronavirus pandemic being announced throughout the day, every day — locally, statewide, nationally and globally — reporters and editors at the Adirondack Daily Enterprise and Lake Placid News have been working diligently to keep our readers informed in a ...

ON THE SCENE: ‘Awe and inspiration’

Columns

Harriet Tubman was a dynamo. Not to imply equal merit in any way, but Bonnie and Clyde drove the police crazy because they kept popping up in different states and communities when they robbed banks, which made them difficult to capture. Tubman probably frustrated local authorities even more ...

Schools should be ready for sick days

Editorials

COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, has brought everyday life in large areas of China to a near standstill. Schools and factories are closed. The same goes for many other businesses, including retail outlets. As the virus has spread, other areas have been affected similarly, ...

MARTHA SEZ: ‘There are some advantages to mud season’

Columns

I woke up yesterday to see a brilliant full super moon in the still-dark western sky. If you missed it, there are two more super moons this year, one in April and the other in May. March usually comes in like a lion in the Adirondacks, albeit a bedraggled one, in a wash of wind, rain, snow ...

The importance of getting a flu shot

Editorials

Other than avoiding people who may have been traveling internationally, there is not much you can do to avoid catching COVID-19, the coronavirus disease that has been in the headlines. There is something you can do to avoid coming down with common influenza, however: Get a flu shot. Doing ...

HISTORY IS COOL: Headlines from the News archives

Columns

March 10, 1950 --- Uihlein buys Lake Placid Club farms Sale of the major portion of the land and buildings comprising the Lake Placid Club farms to Henry Uihlein has now been formally concluded, it was announced here this week. Mr. Uihlein is the owner of Heaven Hill Farm on Bear Cub ...

WORLD FOCUS: Breaking the ice

Columns

On the shores of the York River in Yorktown, a commemorative plaque marks the site from which the 1980 Winter Olympic torch, retracing the American Revolution Bicentennial Trail, began its journey across northeastern portions of the United States on Jan. 31, 1980. The torch, carried by many ...

ON THE SCENE: Food justice is at a crossroads

Columns

Ever step back and look at the cereal aisle in a grocery store? Take a look at all those items that are easiest to grab. The boxes are dazzling to the eye, multi-colored, and they tend to be filled with sugar. Those closest to being nutritious are the hardest to reach, mostly located ...

HISTORY IS COOL: Headlines from the News archives

Columns

--- March 8, 1940 --- New bobsled king Tuffield “Tuffy” Latour, a Saranac Lake undertaker who swept everything before him in the two-man bobsledding field during the past winter, accomplished what he had set out to do a year ago — win every major bobbing title. The unassuming, ...

OUR ANIMALS, OURSELVES: Journey to pet-healthy alternatives

Columns

My dog was limping, and any effort to sooth her pain wasn’t working. I knew the next step would involve more intensive examination, and my heart was already aching for what I feared was to come. After Molly was diagnosed with cancer, I was somewhat bewildered as to why she was our second dog ...

MARTHA SEZ: ‘Like all cats, he is basically a psychopath’

Columns

March came in like a lion this year, and it usually goes out like a lion in the North Country. Still, there are signs that we are heading toward spring. I woke up to a gray day that will reach a high temperature of nearly 50 degrees with rain, according to the meteorologists. I use the ...