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Opinion

Ruth Hart’s birthday parade set for May 2

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Our mother, Ruth Hart has had a great year and is ready to celebrate turning 102! She would love to greet you all on Sunday, May 2 — a day before her birthday — in a drive-by parade at her house at 58 Interlaken Ave. from 1 to 1:30 p.m. She wishes it could be a closer get ...

Town should welcome Dollar General

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Any conversation about a Dollar General locating in Wilmington? What are the objections? I would think it would be a welcome business in town. I realize that town folks want to keep the small-town feel. That is great, but locals and visitors alike deserve to have a few ...

ON THE SCENE: Aches, tingling lead to ulnar nerve

Columns

Do you know what or where your ulnar nerve is? I had no idea until two weekends ago when my brother Chris pointed it out. Chris, Q for short, is a board-certified medical illustrator based in Princeton, New Jersey. He and his wife Eva have purchased a cottage in Wilmington, where they ...

HISTORY IS COOL: 90 years ago

Columns

Log drives to begin - With the gradual clearing of ice, several of the Adirondack rivers are approaching the spring freshet stage and are being filled with logs to be driven downstream and converted into pulp. Schroon River is being filled with logs, and with a lot of snow still in the ...

Not the time to burn

Editorials

It’s pretty dry out there — so dry that a forecast of rain early this week dried up. National Weather Service meteorologists in Burlington, Vermont, still say our area might get rain Wednesday through Friday — possibly mixed with snow Friday — but in a tweet Monday they said it probably ...

ON THE SCENE: Hiking reservations concern Keenites

Columns

Initial reaction to the recently announced three-year test of a reservation system for the popular High Peaks trailhead at the Adirondack Mountain Reserve (aka Ausable Club) received widespread praise by many environmental leaders and initial shock, dismay and fears by many Keene residents, ...

SWIMMING THROUGH TREES: Exploring Cat Mountain (2,257 feet)

Columns

The trail for Cat Mountain starts out rather easily as it follows an old railroad grade for quite some distance. Only small gentle hills will bring you to the shore of Cranberry Lake. This is a great section for skiing as well as snowshoeing and hiking. You will make your way around Dead ...

HISTORY IS COOL: 80 years ago

Columns

Craig Wood win Craig Wood, the blonde bomber of golfdom who is pro at Mamaroneck’s Winged Foot club and son of Charles Wood of this resort, won the nation’s most coveted title in the Master’s tourney at Augusta last weekend. Wood set the pace on the opening day with a dazzling 6 ...

Who are we?

Editorials

When writing the headline for Naj Wikoff’s column this week, our editor was faced with writing a shortened title for “Keene residents.” Based on what residents are called in the communities of Keene, New Hampshire and Keene, Texas, we settled on “Keenites.” But is that right? Could ...

Families deserve more

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: One does not have to look far to understand the cultural importance of family values in the North Country. North Country families are tightly knit, many having lived here for several generations. Families, especially those with young children, are struggling to make ends ...

The Environment: ‘An Economic Lifeblood’ & more

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: We, in the North Country, have been gifted with mountains, streams and a gorgeous lake. They are sources of recreation and spiritual sustenance — providing space to breathe, grow and honor nature. They fill us with awe and are vital to many livelihoods. Congresswoman ...

ON THE SCENE: Examining ‘A Life on Our Planet’

Columns

As part of its exploration of becoming a Creation Justice Church and its Earth Day celebrations, the Keene Valley Congregational recently held an online Earth Day-themed Vespers and, in partnership with Keene Valley Library, is hosting screenings and post-screening discussions of Sir David ...

MARTHA SEZ: ‘Easter eggs, stand-up eggs—what’s the deal?’

Columns

My friend Margaret asked when I ran into her at the post office just now, “Do you ever think, this time of year, that spring is never going to come?” “Yes,” I said. Last week after a big snow the sky cleared and the sun just took over, melting the huge stalactite icicles on the ...

Reporter reflects on pandemic, hopes for the future

Columns

Last spring, I remember sitting with the people in my “bubble” and talking about the last things we did before the pandemic — the last big event we attended before the mass cancellations and closures, the last bar we visited, the last movie we saw at the Palace Theatre, our last ...

HISTORY IS COOL: 60 years ago

Columns

Save the Red House --- A campaign to “Save the Red House” is underway in Lake Placid. The Red House is part of the first home built in Lake Placid by the Nash family shortly after they arrived in 1851. It stands in almost the same location as the original house, near the corner of ...

Congratulations to the Volunteer of the Year

Editorials

Inside last week’s Lake Placid News, we included the 2021 edition of the Community Resource Directory. You can also find it on the Adirondack Daily Enterprise website under “Guides” in the top menu or pick up a free copy in the front vestibule of our office (54 Broadway, Saranac ...

ON THE SCENE: Biesemeyer helping skiers with World Cup Dreams

Columns

By any measure, Olympian Tommy Biesemeyer of Keene has had an extraordinary athletic career. While a downhill training run crash at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, tore his Achilles and prevented him from competing, Biesemeyer won a lot of races at all stages of his ...