Vote early for Derek Doty

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Derek Doty, a Democrat, has been a key member of the North Elba Town Council for 16 years. In that time he has led efforts to improve our town’s infrastructure while cutting costs and creating new revenue streams. He is a savvy manager and a hard worker who knows how to get ...

Lake Placid Sinfonietta thankful for Community Day

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Success! The Lake Placid Community Day held on Sunday, Sept. 12 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the North Elba Show Grounds was a complete revelation for me. New at the Lake Placid Sinfonietta this year, I did not know what to expect. Would people come? What would happen? Well, the ...

ON THE SCENE: Underground Railroad Museum marks 10 years


The Champlain Valley was and has remained a vital thoroughfare for people seeking a better life. Leading up to the Civil War, it was a principal route for runaway slaves seeking freedom in Canada. Recently, until COVID-19 slammed shut the U.S.-Canada border, the valley was a major route ...

HISTORY IS COOL: 70 years ago


Polio epidemic - One Essex County school has not reopened this fall and two others have closed due to an outbreak of poliomyelitis. John Carr of Elizabethtown, chairman of the Essex County Chapter of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, said there are at least 30 cases of ...