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WORLD FOCUS: Charles Lindbergh’s long shadow

February 23, 2017 Several readers of my Lake Placid News and Virginia Gazette column, reflecting on President Trump’s inaugural address, asked me, considering my experiences during World War II, what I think of his... more »»

ROTARY CLUB NEWS: Rotary seeks participants for Rotary Youth Leadership Awards seminar

February 23, 2017 Youth service is a foundation of the Rotary tradition, and the Rotary Club of Lake Placid is proud to support our commitment to students in our region through our sponsorship of the Rotary Youth... more »»

ON THE SCENE: Keene Central School does Picasso

February 16, 2017 Picasso took Keene Central School by storm last week and, doing so, fostered public speaking, inspired works of art, helped students enhance their ability to speak Spanish, and deepened their... more »»

WORLD FOCUS: The logic of civil war

February 16, 2017 “One of the primary things I hope the audience takes away from my talk is a better understanding of the logic of civil war in Africa,” said Philip Roessler, professor of government and the director... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Valentine’s Day is for the birds ... literally

February 16, 2017 As I write this column, it is St. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Using the arts to heal America’s veterans

February 9, 2017 Last weekend, I went to Tampa Bay, Florida to attend a conference on using the arts to strengthen resiliency and support the healing and re-integration of military men and women into civilian society. more »»

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 »»



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