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ON THE SCENE: Keene’s Bill Ferebee moving on

December 1, 2016 Monday, Nov. 28, was Bill Ferebee’s last day of work as the supervisor for the town of Keene and chairman of the Essex County Board of Supervisors. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: PTB conspiring against our Keene potatoes

December 1, 2016 A certain man once lost a diamond cuff-link in the wide blue sea, and 20 years later, on the exact day, a Friday apparently, he was eating a large fish but there was no diamond inside. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Internationalization of a university

December 1, 2016 According to Stephen Hanson, Vice Provost for International Affairs and Director of the Reves Center for International Studies at the College of William & Mary, this year marks a major milestone for... more »»

BLUE BOMBER VOICES: LP Elementary School hosts Mix It Up at Lunch

December 1, 2016 On Tuesday, Oct. 25, Lake Placid Elementary School joined schools across the nation in hosting a Mix It Up at Lunch event. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Corralling bear cubs in Keene Valley

November 25, 2016 Puppies, kittens, calves, fawns, chicks and bear cubs are all cute, but cubs can be a tad more destructive, particularly if they are hungry, have no mom to feed them and discover garbage neatly... more »»

GROWING UP IN LAKE PLACID: There’s history on that drummer’s new lakefront property

November 25, 2016 I gave up my weekly column in the Lake Placid News six years ago in order to finish and publish my book of the same name, “Growing Up in Lake Placid. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Are you eschewing the holidays? Bless you.

November 25, 2016 I don’t mean to alarm you, but holiday stress is real. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Spain’s pride: El Galeon

November 25, 2016 Soledad Gea Shaw isn’t the captain of the El Galeon Andalucia. But when the ship is in port, as it was recently at the Riverwalk Landing Piers in Yorktown, Virginia, she is in charge. more »»


November 25, 2016 I remember when my husband and I adopted our dog Molly 13-plus years ago. It was mid-February and we were having consecutively 20-plus below zero nights. It was a cold, cold winter. more »»

ROTARY CLUB NEWS: Supporting local literacy efforts

November 25, 2016 Twice a year, the Lake Placid Rotary Club hosts a Trivia Night fundraiser for literacy projects, including Literacy Volunteers of Essex & Franklin Counties. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Four inducted into LP Hall of Fame

November 17, 2016 A tank full of escaped trout flopping about the lobby of the Holiday Inn was one of many memorable stories told by or about the four 2016 Hall of Fame inductees at a ceremony held for them at the... more »»

OLYMPIC HISTORY: Painting ice at the Olympic Arena

November 17, 2016 The 1932 Olympic Arena in its heyday, featured elaborate shows with skaters gliding over ornately painted ice. more »»

IT'S OUR HISTORY: Lake Placid’s home economics history

November 17, 2016 The words “home economics” may bring back memories of classes in high school where groups would hover around sewing machines or several little kitchens, learning the basics of household skills. more »»

STORIES FROM THE ATTIC: French and Indian War bateau from Lake George

November 17, 2016 ROTTERDAM — It doesn’t look like a boat anymore, but the wooden remnants of a bateau in the cavernous New York State Museum storage facility help tell the story of Great Britain’s North American... more »»

WORLD FOCUS: How U.S. democracy works, part 2

November 17, 2016 In last week’s column I quoted from the recent article by former U.S. Ambassador to NATO Robert E. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Food, politics and the family at holiday time

November 17, 2016 “Thanksgiving with my Republican family may not happen for me anymore. I thought about skipping just this year but I tend to hold a grudge.” —comment posted by one of my friends on Facebook. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Nathan Farb and ‘The Russians’

November 10, 2016 When one thinks of Nathan Farb, glorious high-resolution photographs of the Adirondacks comes to mind. more »»

GARDEN CLUB NEWS: Hands-on holiday projects for Garden Club

November 10, 2016 After having watched the demonstration of holiday centerpieces last week, we should be better able to assist residents of Uihlein make similar arrangements. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Civet, divot, give it, live it, rivet, sieve it ... and all that jazz

November 10, 2016 As I type this column, it is the Monday before Election Day. By the time you see this, the presidential election will be over. You, the reader, already know the election results. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: How American democracy works

November 10, 2016 The late professor Samuel P. more »»

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 »»



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