HISTORY IS COOL: 40 years ago


New athletic fields - An agreement was signed Friday between the Lake Placid School Board and the town of North Elba that should clear the way for construction of new athletic fields at the site of the opening ceremony of the 1980 Winter Olympics. The agreements were signed in the North ...

September will be busy


You may notice that the calendar of events for September will be busier than in past years. You can give credit (or blame) to the COVID-19 pandemic and the welcome upgrades at the Olympic Speedskating Oval on Main Street. We’re grateful to be able to hold these annual events after a year ...

You’re invited to Community Day

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Lake Placid Community Day is coming up on Sunday, Sept. 12, rain or shine! I encourage you to mark your calendars and come join us. This old-fashioned country fair style day is FREE for the Lake Placid community and will include free food and drink, live music, kids’ games, ...

ON THE SCENE: Russell Banks’ ‘Harmony’ premieres


The number of novelists who have written original libretti for operas is small. The list includes Margaret Atwood (“Handmaiden’s Tail”), David Mitchell (“Cloud Atlas”), Annie Proulx (“Brokeback Mountain”), Amy Tan (“The Joy Luck Club”), and now Keene resident Russell ...