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Opinion

AUSABLE WATER WISE: Science and stewardship on Mirror Lake

Columns

By now, it’s not news to Lake Placid residents that high concentrations of salt in Mirror Lake reduce the capacity of the lake to turn over each spring. For four years — from 2016, when we started intensive monitoring, through 2019 — this essential spring process was halted by heavy ...

78 years ago

Columns

Maple syrup tips for efficient production Maple syrup production in New York exceeded the million dollar mark last year. Over 90% of the syrup produced came from farmers’ woodlots. Maple syrup production is a vital operation in this state and must be entirely completed in a few short weeks ...

LIBRARY NEWS: Lake Placid library re-opening for limited browsing

Columns

We are now well into March and are noticing all the signs of spring, which officially arrived on Saturday, March 20. This past year has been difficult for so many of us dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and the many changes in our daily lives. Now that we are experiencing lower infection ...

SWIMMING THROUGH TREES: A High Peaks adventure up Mount Marcy

Columns

This was my first trip up Mount Marcy this year. It is a highly sought-after peak during the winter climbing season and as a part-time mountain guide, this usually brings me to the top of New York a few times each winter. We started our day at 7 a.m. from the Adirondak Loj to what looked to ...

Big summer sporting events are a big risk

Editorials

In candidate forums we hosted on March 7, we asked everyone running for the Lake Placid Village Board of Trustees if they would say no to big Lake Placid summer events if there is no major improvement in the COVID-19 pandemic, and what conditions would have to be met for them to say yes. Art ...

Recovery and resiliency are our future

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: One year ago, facing the unknowns of the coronavirus pandemic was scary. Looking back, however, I can see much to be grateful for and reasons to be hopeful about the future. As a community foundation, community is at the center of everything we do. That’s why we want to ...

Worried about plastic pollution

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Plastic pollution is negatively impacting our oceans and wildlife. According to Ocean Conservancy, 8 million metric tons of plastic enter our oceans every year. I feel very strongly about this subject because according to a report sent to the Washington Post, if plastic ...

Stec spends too much time on partisan attacks

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Sen. Dan Stec (New York Senate District 45) has been elected to serve all his constituents in this district, and his continual partisan rhetoric diminishes his leadership. Sen. Stec should focus on a comprehensive vaccine distribution that targets the underserved in this ...

Column brings back fond memories of Wells

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Courtney Bastian’s article from the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society a couple weeks ago brought back many memories. I remember Mr. Willis Wells very well. He was a wonderful man and did a lot for Lake Placid for many years. I especially remember those Christmas ...

Winston Churchill and cultured meat

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Way back in 1931, Winston Churchill predicted the rise of cultured meat. For those who don’t know, this revolutionary protein is grown from animal cells, without slaughter. It has only recently been granted regulatory approval in Singapore. An Israeli company has reduced ...

ON THE SCENE: It’s COVID-19 vaccination time

Columns

On Thursday, March 11, I got my second Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination shot at the Plattsburgh Airport site off Arizona Avenue. As of that date, 33.1% of Essex County residents had received at least one vaccination, about tied with Clinton and Warren Counties for the second-highest rates in ...

HISTORY IS COOL: 65 years ago

Columns

Arena softball season Enthusiasts are anxious for the beginning of play in the Indoor Soft Ball series to be held at the arena within the month. Teams from other villages are invited to compete. Teams and names of members should be submitted to Matthew B. Clark at the town hall. Rules ...

Lake Placid had solid choices for election

Editorials

We are happy to add our congratulations to Tuesday’s village election winners and our thanks to all the candidates who put themselves out there to serve their neighbors. Lake Placid had the only competitive village election in our readership area this year, and it was a big one. As Craig ...

ON THE SCENE: Growing a business in hard times

Columns

Three local businesses, reinvigorated by two sets of owners, have emerged over the past couple of years: the Adirondack Store in Lake Placid by Christopher English and Stephen Dori Shin and Baxter Mountain Tavern and the Outpost Wine & Spirits by Dylan Cohen. Neither path has been easy, ...

Art Devlin for mayor

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Lake Placid is known for being one of the original travel destinations with a community rooted in sports. Personally, I’ve spent the last three decades growing a business that is based around the heart and soul of Lake Placid. Our village deserves officials that will ...