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ON THE SCENE: Keene Valley celebrates Halloween

November 3, 2016 As the days counted down to Halloween when I was a kid, I anticipated the event with a mixture of excitement and dread. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: A detective story with roots in history

November 3, 2016 Professor Bruce Campbell, German Studies Program Director at the College of William and Mary, spent the past 15 years researching German pulp fiction, particularly, “genre fiction,” which included... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Pilgrims were America’s first illegal immigrants ... Not really

November 3, 2016 With the presidential election one week away, after months of exposure to anti-immigrant electioneering, I think it’s time once again to bring up the subject of where Americans actually come from. more »»

OUR ANIMALS, OURSELVES: Untethering dogs in Essex County

November 3, 2016 A couple of months ago, we published the story of Dusty the Siberian husky who lived at the end of a chain in Pennsylvania. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Making music at Keene Central

October 27, 2016 A song about invasive species written by Keene Central School’s kindergarten through grade 6 students could soon be a hit, though five other nature-inspired wonders are now available for contention... more »»

BLUE BOMBER VOICES: Lake Placid’s foreign language students keep busy

October 27, 2016 The foreign language department — Spanish and French classes — has been busy this month. The Travel Club put on its annual 5k Zombie Run fundraiser to raise money for travel abroad. more »»

ROTARY CLUB NEWS: Rotary set to host another Trivia Night

October 27, 2016 Try these four trivia questions on for size, as a practice run for the upcoming Lake Placid Rotary Club’s Trivia Night, which will be held Wednesday, Nov. 2. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Mostar, Bosnia vis Aleppo, Syria

October 27, 2016 The carnage taking place in Aleppo, Syria, and reported daily in the news led several readers of my column to wonder whether I think recovery is ever possible from such destruction. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Remembering political activist Tom Hayden

October 27, 2016 You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows. —Bob Dylan, “Subterranean Homesick Blues,” 1965 There was music in the cafes at night and revolution in the air. more »»

OLYMPIC HISTORY: Jeanne Ashworth a role model for aspiring Olympians

October 20, 2016 Children in the Olympic region are fortunate to have the opportunity to participate in a variety of winter sports in Lake Placid. more »»

BLUE BOMBER VOICES: It’s time for phase 2 at the LPES playground

October 20, 2016 It takes a village to raise a child and a playground. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Hummingbirds and the Ides of October

October 20, 2016 It’s Oct. 18, and we are enjoying summer temperatures in the Adirondacks today. more »»

ON THE SCENE: A request for civility in America

October 20, 2016 I grew up in a bar. I’ve seen people behaving badly and had to clean up their messes. more »»

ON THE SCENE: ‘A New Hello’ a visual journey for Nip Rogers

October 14, 2016 Nip Rogers’s one-man show at Lake Placid’s A Point of View Gallery, “A New Hello,” is a visual diary of his four-year travels to Malaysia, the Seychelles islands, Kenya, and back to the Adirondack. more »»

STORIES FROM THE ATTIC: Elkanah Watson House, symbol of a growing nation

October 14, 2016 PORT KENT — There’s a mansion on a hill on Lake Champlain, built by a Pilgrim ancestor with a biblical nam. more »»

GARDEN CLUB NEWS: Wildlife neighbors subject of next program

October 14, 2016 The Garden Club of Lake Placid is still alive and thrives unlike most of our flowers at this time of year. The brilliant colors of our Adirondack fall justly compensates for the lack of blooms. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: America in the role of umpire

October 14, 2016 Is it time to re-think America’s role in the world? Is America a force for good, or is its international involvement the source of many problems plaguing the world? To answer those questions, the... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: ‘i’ before ‘e’ — except after GOP

October 14, 2016 At this writing, I believe foliage colors have peaked here in Keene Valley. The sky is blue, and the leaves are gloriou. more »»

NORTH COUNTRY KITCHEN: Celeriac, the ugly duckling

October 14, 2016 Autumn has arrived —?and brought with it a rich harvest of root vegetables. Often viewed as humble fare, these subterranean delights offer a wealth of flavor, bright color, and rich nutrients. more »»



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