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WORLD FOCUS: Creating a therapeutic labyrinth

February 9, 2017 It is quite fitting that Eastern State Hospital in Williamsburg, Virginia, the country’s first psychiatric hospital, founded in 1773, was the first public psychiatric hospital in the country to... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: George Clooney, give me a Valentine’s Day boost

February 9, 2017 It’s Valentine’s Day! And high time, too. We need something besides Groundhog Day to keep us going. Yes, the Super Bowl is a sort of a national holiday. Even so, February is a downer. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Beyond ‘the talk’

February 2, 2017 Is it time for pro-lifers and Planned Parenters to work together? An unintended consequence of de-funding Planned Parenthood could be a significant rise in abortions nationwide. more »»

IT'S OUR HISTORY: Gov. Roosevelt stops in Lake Placid

February 2, 2017 Prior to being president of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt served as the governor of New York state from 1929 to 1932. more »»

LP LIBRARY NEWS: Get tax help at the Lake Placid library

February 2, 2017 Tax help is here as AARP volunteers open up shop to help taxpayers file federal and state returns. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Is public diplomacy still relevant?

February 2, 2017 Is public diplomacy still relevant? This is a question often asked nowadays. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: America shows the power of protest, part 2

February 2, 2017 What’s new, pussycat? Back to the pussyhats. I can’t get over the images of the emblematic shocking pink, magenta and fuchsia caps worn by protesters in the Jan. 21 Women’s March in Washington, D.C. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Hundreds join Women’s March in Lewis

January 26, 2017 Possibly not since famed suffragette Inez Milholland was buried 100 years ago in the town cemetery behind the First Congregational Church of Lewis has such a large gathering of people descended on... more »»

OUR ANIMALS, OURSELVES: The paw of an old friend

January 26, 2017 (Editor’s note: This column originally ran in the Lake Placid News in 2003. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: America shows the power of protest

January 26, 2017 The Women’s March Global was held on Jan. 21 in all 50 states and on all seven continents. Marchers are estimated to number 500,000 for Washington, D.C. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: The Thyssen dynasty

January 26, 2017 I resently received an email from Felix de Taillez, a German scholar of European history. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Skiing to Great Camp Santanoni

January 19, 2017 Going to Great Camp Santanoni started on a rough note, my partner Renee’s 185 Fisher cross-country skis with new NNN bindings were stolen. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Skeleton in the family closet

January 19, 2017 Ellen Jaronczyk has been aware for a long time that there was a skeleton in the family closet of her brother-in-law, Dr. Joe Sack, a noted psychiatrist. more »»

ROTARY NEWS: Rotary still committed to the community

January 19, 2017 The Rotary Club of Lake Placid has been involved in community service right from the beginning. When we were new, we started to look around for something we could support. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: What — me worry? It’s a mad, mad world.

January 19, 2017 What do you worry about? 1. Being hacked by the Russians 2. Leaky gut syndrome 3. Republicans 4. Mortality 5. The Wall 6. Possible Neanderthal ancestry 7. GMOs 8. Everlasting perdition . more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Becoming an American, part 2

January 12, 2017 In last week’s column, I described why my wife and I chose to settle in the United States and become American citizens after our escape from communist Czechoslovakia in 1954. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Foghorn Leghorn ready to ring in the new year

January 12, 2017 I recently wrote about the Chinese Year of the Chicken, or Rooster, which will begin Jan. 28. more »»


January 12, 2017 WATERTOWN — In the final days of World War II in Europe, soldiers from the U.S. more »»



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