Reaction to Martha Sez

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Reading Ms. Martha Allen’s Columbus piece (in the Oct. 1 issue of the Lake Placid News) reminded me of the 1937 Finnish composer Jean Sibelius who stated (as well others since then): “A statue has never been set up in honor of a critic!” Respectfully, Dominick ...

ON THE SCENE: We are losing birds in the Adirondacks


On Tuesday, Sept. 28, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced more than 20 extinctions — including 11 birds, eight freshwater mussels, two fish, a bat and a plant — and a million more species are at risk. The cause is a result of human activities such as the draining and paving ...

WORLD FOCUS: It can happen only in America


As Harry Golden, the famous Southern writer, author of the bestseller, “Only in America,” would have put it, what happened to me, could have happened, indeed, only in America. I was notified recently by my editor that Sen. Montgomery Mason, representing the 1st District in the Virginia ...

HISTORY IS COOL: 100 years ago


John Brown barn - The barn on the John Brown farm is being moved to the back of the house. For some time, this barn has been the most conspicuous thing on the elevation occupied by the buildings, flagpole and monument. It was not there, or perhaps anywhere, in the days of John Brown, and ...

Cascade trail findings helpful, no surprise


While a new study from the Adirondack Council shows that carrying capacity on the Cascade Mountain trail has exceeded its limit, it is no surprise. It has been the most accessible High Peak to become an Adirondack 46er, and many locals in the hospitality industry still recommend this popular ...