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Dust off your cowbells; it’s winter sports time

October 20, 2016 As our 2018 Olympic hopefuls on the USA Luge and USA Bobsled and Skeleton teams practiced on the newly opened ice Monday, Oct. 17, it could only mean one thing. more »»

Young people prefer to read news

October 13, 2016 Young people want to read the news in text form, whereas older people prefer watching news on televisio. more »»

Lake Placid school projects seem legit

October 6, 2016 Our web poll this week suggests people are divided over whether voters in the Lake Placid Central School District should approve a multi-million-dollar series of building renovations and upgrades,... more »»

Make plans to celebrate this year’s Lake Placid Hall of Fame inductees

September 29, 2016 We are excited to see four deserving community members being inducted into the Lake Placid Hall of Fame this year, and we encourage people to attend the Class of 2016 induction ceremony to help... more »»

Time to revive ads about outdoor ethics

September 22, 2016 The Adirondacks were loaded with people on Labor Day weekend. more »»

Masons help give Shipman Center a needed face-lift

September 15, 2016 Members of the Lake Placid Lodge No. 834 Free & Accepted Masons helped staff and students give the Thomas Shipman Sr. Memorial Youth Center a needed face-lift on Thursday, Sept. more »»

No shortage of giving back in the Adirondacks

September 8, 2016 Every month for almost three years, in our Giving Back series, we’ve highlighted some of the many individual and group-led efforts to raise money for people and organizations in nee. more »»

State lawmakers should not get proposed raises

September 1, 2016 We strongly oppose a 47 percent raise for state legislators. They have a long way to go before they earn what we already give them. more »»

Sports events the cornerstone of our summer economy

August 25, 2016 We don’t have to be reminded how busy it’s been this summer, yet we’re glad the Summit Lacrosse Tournament folks reminded us this week that the big sports events that fill our village during the war... more »»

America, stop throwing away our history

August 18, 2016 The old Lake Placid Toboggan Chute on Mirror Lake is history. Most of it has been chopped up and hauled away to the scrap yard to make room for a new, safer toboggan chute. It’s too late to save. more »»

Unshackle the holidays from uncreative, greedy execs

August 11, 2016 Congratulations, corporate America. You continue to cheapen our most sacred holidays by encroaching on our summertime respite from the long winter season. more »»

U.S. House should support Olympians and pass TEAM Act

August 4, 2016 For the past several years, members of the U.S. more »»

Police officers, public walk the fine, blue line

July 28, 2016 In a letter to the editor we published this week, Essex County Sheriff Richard Cutting urged people to sympathize and cooperate with police officers, who he said have grown more fearful for their... more »»

Ironman still recruiting volunteers for race day

July 20, 2016 We felt a nervous stirring in our stomachs, like butterflies before a performance, when reading emails from volunteer coordinators this week still recruiting — desperately it seems — volunteers for... more »»

Courage to trust

July 14, 2016 The sniper-style shooting of police officers in Dallas Thursday night, July 7 — killing five and injuring seven — was an atrocity that people across the country are rightfully mourning. more »»

The voter count for Lake Placid’s court referendum was disappointing

July 7, 2016 It’s sad how few Lake Placid residents voted in the June 28 referendum on whether to keep the village court. more »»

Dog days in Lake Placid with new laws

June 30, 2016 Locals love to walk their dogs around Mirror Lake, and visitors love to vacation with their dogs. more »»

Dear graduates ...

June 23, 2016 It’s a little cheesy to use a Life is Good bumper sticker to give graduation advice to high school seniors, but here it goes anyway. “Optimism can take you anywher. more »»

Parking problems are deeply rooted

June 16, 2016 As we began to dig into the history of the parking problems on Main Street, Lake Placid, we soon realized that this is a complicated issue, one that has many moving parts and ultimately one that wil... more »»

Yes, modernize New York’s alcohol laws

June 9, 2016 We often disagree with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, but we also give credit where it is due. more »»

By making friends at FRIENDS, you are helping our children

June 2, 2016 The annual Spring Carnival & Bazaar this Saturday, June 4, is an ideal time to meet members of the Lake Placid Elementary School’s parent-teacher organization — called FRIENDS — and learn how you ca... more »»



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Fall camping in the Flow

September 29, 2016 This has to be the best time of year to go camping. No bugs, open campsites and very few people (outside of the Eastern High Peaks anyway. more »

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