HISTORY IS COOL: 40 years ago


Smokey turns 40 - Thousands of area schoolchildren, local dignitaries and officials from the state Department of Environmental Conservation gathered Tuesday to honor the birthday of that great conservationist, humanitarian and firefighter — Smokey Bear. Perhaps no more important or ...

Help the pollinators by planting a garden


Local residents have the power to help monarch butterflies and other pollinators as they continue to struggle to survive in this overdeveloped world of ours. In 2011, AdkAction, based in Keeseville, began teaching the public about how to help monarch butterflies — by designing and ...

Young Adirondackers want to make a difference

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: “I am only 13 years old now, but why should that stop me from trying to create change?” That line caught my breath. Young people in the north country can inspire us to do better. They can inspire us to engage. “Most people want a government that works so smoothly that ...


Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Bankrupt is defined as follows: 1) a person or organization) declared in law unable to pay outstanding debts; 2) completely lacking in a particular quality or value. Looking at former president Trump’s life experiences, he seems to fit both meanings of the word. Businesses ...

Communication and compromise

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Is anyone else tired of us talking at each other rather than with each other? This is what one North Country young person wrote about that issue: “A healthy, diverse community will have an important challenge: to find balance between quite varied viewpoints in a way ...

LP Alumni Association seeks scholarship apps

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Lake Placid Alumni Association is one of the oldest alumni associations in the country. One of its missions is to assist alumni in continuing their education. In that endeavor, the association is now accepting applications for its alumni scholarship. All recipients must be ...