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Opinion

ZONTA CLUB NEWS: Zonta Club to give out annual R.O.S.E. awards

Columns

The Zonta Club of the Adirondacks invites the public to attend the third annual Recognition of Service and Excellence (R.O.S.E.) Awards Celebration Brunch in honor of International Women’s Day on Saturday, March 28 at the Hotel Saranac, starting at 10 a.m. This year’s honorees are ...

Proud to be part of the Lake Placid Marathon

Editorials

With some warmer temperatures this week, it’s time to start thinking about springtime activities. For Lake Placid, that means the annual Lake Placid Marathon and Half Marathon, which is set for Sunday, June 14. As the official newspaper of this race, the Lake Placid News is proud to say ...

Olympic 40th thanks

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who participated in our 40th Anniversary Celebration of the 1980 Winter Olympics. It does truly take a village to pull off an event like this, and it takes a village to embrace the endeavor and savor the experience. Thank you to ...

Many thanks for Olympic 40th celebration

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: We would like to acknowledge the hard work and success of the 40th anniversary of the Lake Placid Olympics committee and all of the businesses, organizations and individuals that made this possible. Not only did this event highlight the 40th anniversary of the 1980 Olympic ...

Miracle on Ice in Vegas

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, and Mike Eurizone: The captain didn’t know taking part in the rally, putting on the “Keep America Great” hat, being cheered by Trump’s base who were all there to show their support of his reelection would be considered “a disgrace” and would ignite controversy? Did ...

From heroes to toads

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Unfortunately what happened in Vegas didn’t stay in Vegas. One thoughtless decision can make heroes into toads, as the onstage performance of the 1980 Olympic hockey team disappointingly points out. Writer Lou Reuter said it eloquently and painfully in his opinion piece ...

Reader shares 1980 Olympic memories

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I’ve enjoyed reading the many 1980 Lake Placid Olympic articles, especially the “Miracle on ice” in national publications. I was fortunate to have gone to all the U.S. hockey games and wish to share one little observation that the media missed. When the ...

HISTORY IS COOL: 1980 Olympic Winter Games 40th anniversary

Columns

Olympic memories remain The XIII Winter Olympics ended in Lake Placid Sunday in a poignant ceremony that reminded the world what the endangered games are supposed to be about. Lord Killanin said the friendly competitions the games espouse may help avoid the holocaust the world appears ...

ON THE SCENE: Tim Burke helps visitors be a biathlete for a day

Columns

The most-watched sporting event in the world is well-known, soccer. Ever wonder what’s in second place? It’s not American football, baseball, golf, tennis or cricket. It’s a sport a few local Olympians like Tim Burke and Annalies Cook excel at: biathlon. It has more than 900 million ...

Well done, Olympic 40th Anniversary Committee

Editorials

The Olympic 40th Anniversary Committee — set up to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1980 Olympic Winter Games — deserves a gold medal for its work in setting up and promoting more than a week’s worth of special events that highlighted Lake Placid’s Olympic legacy — past, present ...

AUSABLE WATER WISE: Recognizing the value of watersheds

Columns

The freshwater that sustains all plant, animal, and human life — surface and groundwater — makes up less than 1% of the Earth’s water. One percent. Freshwater covers less than 0.4% of the Earth’s surface but is home to 10% of its species, including a third of all vertebrates. Watersheds ...

ON THE SCENE: Northwood, North Country schools present …

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Northwood School and North Country School joined together to stage Paul Fleischman's play "Seedfolks" Feb. 11 and 12 at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts.Both performances drew large appreciative audiences, primarily from the two schools' extended communities. The joint presentation evolved ...

Time to recognize the people who make Lake Placid a great community

Editorials

It's that time of year to nominate the people you'd like to see recognized as the adult and youth Distinguished Volunteers of the Year for the village of Lake Placid and town of North Elba. Those awards will be announced this spring during the annual Community Day from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May ...