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Opinion

LIBRARY NEWS: Lake Placid Public Library in Phase 2 of reopening

Columns

Welcome back. We have missed you. The Lake Placid Public Library is now transitioning through the first phases of our reopening plan. The library’s priority is the safety and well-being of staff, patrons, visitors and the whole community. The hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through ...

Governor puts food and drink services on notice

Editorials

Gov. Andrew Cuomo was clearly upset during his daily COVID-19 briefing on Sunday, June 14, by “rampant” violations of New York’s pandemic-fighting restrictions, and he threatened to pull liquor licenses from food and drink businesses that violate the laws. The governor said there were ...

A message about Celebrate Paddling and COVID-19

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: June is Celebrate Paddling month in the Adirondacks, but it will look a lot different this year because of COVID-19. Starting three years ago, outfitters, guides, community leaders, students and more have teamed up each June to participate in clinics, guided trips, races and ...

Thank you, teachers

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I just wanted to take a moment to thank the teachers and administrators of the Lake Placid school district. Since March I have been consistently overwhelmed by their creativity, generosity and dedication to the families of this area. This pandemic changed life drastically ...

The pride movement keeps pushing

Guest Commentary

June is traditionally celebrated as LGBTQ Pride Month. LGBTQI+ Pride Month is normally associated with joy, happiness, colorful parades and marches, people dressed in rainbow colored costumes, speeches by local, regional and national celebrities and leaders. Out of all the months in the ...

ON THE SCENE: The great kindergarten sendoff in Lake Placid

Columns

At 12:45 p.m. Monday, June 8, Lake Placid Elementary School kindergarten teachers and their students got to see each other in person for a very touching moment at the Marshalls parking lot off Saranac Avenue before parading down Main Street to celebrate their graduation. We saw firsthand ...

WILMINGTON WAY: Wilmington Highway Department’s Cameron Grady

Columns

At age 44, Cameron Grady has established quite the impressive resume of experience that has become an asset to his position with the Wilmington Highway Department. Hired by Highway Superintendent Louie Adragna in November 2019, Cameron has become a quick study on all things Wilmington and ...

HISTORY IS COOL: 90 years ago

Columns

38 may graduate With 36 graduates and two possible graduates listed as members of the class of 1930 at the Lake Placid High School, this group, the largest ever to be graduated from the local school, will begin the activities of a busy commencement week on Sunday, June 22, when the Rev. ...

SWIMMING THROUGH TREES: The Ha-Da-Ron-Dah: A true wilderness experience

Columns

This is one of my favorite stomping grounds, mainly due to its vast wilderness feel, seclusion, vistas, and scenic attraction. The Ha-Da-Ron-Dah which is Native American for bark eater, is part of what is called Region 6 and split by two towns and counties; town of Webb in Herkimer County, and ...

Keeping the peace requires trust and discipline

Editorials

We need police officers, but we also need to trust them. Perhaps the violence sweeping America this past week is, to a certain degree, what happens when people lose faith in the police they trust to protect them. Where protests are peaceful, like they have been here in the North Country, ...

Look around you

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: A combination of COVID-19, the current economic collapse and civil unrest have put our country, its people, our democracy and all we hold dear at risk. On March 16, Trump stated about COVID-19, “One day, it’s like a miracle, it will disappear.” At that time — 15 ...

Police, don’t attack journalists

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The New York State Associated Press Association stands united with our journalism colleagues across the country in denouncing attacks on the news media. We have watched, astounded, as our colleagues have been shoved, arrested and generally attacked by law ...

Expand the bottle bill

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The opinion piece, “The bottle bill is a drag on recycling,” authored by a representative of Casella, a company that operates numerous landfills across the state and country, is an egregious misrepresentation of New York’s bottle deposit law, commonly known as the ...

ON THE SCENE: Dealing with forests on the move

Columns

Our forests’ character is fluctuating, to a certain degree, as a result of climate change, invasive species, and a growing overpopulation of deer amongst others. The rate and cause of the change, along with possibilities going forward, was the focus of a recently released book and online ...

WILMINGTON WAY: Travis Holzer and the Wilmington Way

Columns

As we continue our “Wilmington Way” series and highlight the town of Wilmington’s awesome team, I get the honor of writing about one of my many nephews. Of course, Travis Holzer would say he is my favorite nephew. With humor, I have always responded that I like all my nephews and ...

HISTORY IS COOL: 60 years ago

Columns

New 50-star flags American Legion Post 326 will have a display of the 50-star American flag at the local Legion Home from 3 to 9 p.m. June 3 to 10. Various sizes and sets, both for home and street use, will be on display. The idea behind the sale is to encourage more people to proudly fly ...

SWIMMING IN TREES: The Kunjamuk River and Cave Hill

Columns

The Kunjamuk River in my opinion is one of the finest in the Adirondack Park. Not only does it open up the senses to a world beyond hiking, but it gives a unique feel of adventure as you move along the oxbows through the narrows and amongst the wildflowers. During our most recent visit, we ...