COVID deaths need more light


Gov. Kathy Hochul has done the right thing in acknowledging the additional 12,000 COVID-19 deaths in New York. But it is only the first step in untangling the tangled web of what happened in the state’s nursing homes last year. Now that Hochul has shone a light on one of former Gov. Andrew ...

Additions to motorboat column

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The article by Tyler Merriam (in the Aug. 27 issue of the Lake Placid News) was interesting but left out a few very important safety points. First the boat should be equipped with an anchor and a paddle. It also shout carry a fire extinguisher and devices (a horn and ...

ON THE SCENE: Irene: Remembering and developing resilience


Beginning Wednesday, Aug. 18, the Keene Valley Congregational Church, in collaboration with the Ausable River Association, organized and hosted “Tropical Storm Irene: Respect Our River,” a series of presentations that commemorated the impact of Tropical Storm Irene 10 years ago, reviewed ...

AUSABLE WATER WISE: Motorboat safety on Lake Placid


A few weeks back, I hiked into Whiteface Landing to scout for future guided trips. When I arrived, I sat on the shoreline and watched the low hanging clouds waft through the surrounding mountains. My only company? A pair of vocalizing common loons checking in with a mate or searching for ...

LIBRARY NEWS: Lake Placid Public Library gets ready for fall programs


What a busy summer we have had at the Lake Placid Public Library. The Children’s Summer Program, for example, saw many families taking advantage of the Grab and Go activity bags, which included materials for creating journals, underwater characters, and puppets and puppet theatres. ...