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One doesn’t have to look far to find community spirit

July 19, 2019 Smaller communities in the Olympic Region have a long history of community spirit — places such as Wilmington, Jay, Upper Jay, Keene, Keene Valley and AuSable Forks — where year-round residents... more »»

Putting in the effort to mitigate tourism

July 12, 2019 We in the Adirondacks are in an experimental stage of dealing with an increased number of hikers that exceeds the capacity of our infrastructure — roads, parking, trails, etc. more »»

APA imbalance

July 4, 2019 For years, we’ve heard people from Albany to Ray Brook talk about the importance of balance — between protecting nature and allowing human activity — in managing the 6-million-acre Adirondack Park. more »»

‘Free store’ at transfer station is a great idea

June 28, 2019 The town of Lake George is trying something new to reuse what is not so new. It would be a good idea for the Tri-Lakes area, to. more »»

SAVOR THE SEASON: Farming community is county’s secret to agricultural success

June 21, 2019 With this summertime Savor the Season special edition of the Lake Placid News, we continue to celebrate the growing industry of agriculture in Essex County. more »»

Thank goodness for volunteers, but we need more

June 14, 2019 Finding volunteers for all the programs, events and services we need to keep a community functioning has never been easy, yet there are some disturbing incidents over the past few years in Lake... more »»

Send us your news

June 7, 2019 For a variety of reasons, U.S. more »»

Celebrate community at Lake Placid Community Day

May 31, 2019 If you live, work or volunteer in Lake Placid, you are invited to help celebrate this vibrant and historic community at the second annual Lake Placid Community Day and Picnic. more »»

Memorial Day through time

May 24, 2019 Memorial Day 1942 Memorial Day this year will mean more to us. Because on May 30, 1942, is brought home to us the fact that our men and boys are again lying in wars. more »»

New NCCC president is several steps ahead

May 17, 2019 Congratulations to Joseph Keegan, who was named May 8 as the next president of North Country Community College. more »»

Send in nominations for Lake Placid Hall of Fame

May 10, 2019 It’s that time of year again to nominate people for the Lake Placid Hall of Fame, which is located at the Lake Placid Conference Center/Olympic Center. more »»

New State Police helicopter is needed and welcome for backcountry rescues

May 2, 2019 It’s good news that the New York State Police got a Huey (Bell UH-1A) helicopter from the U.S. more »»

Let ‘Our Kate’ Smith rest in peace

April 25, 2019 The latest hubbub over racism in the United States comes from radio, recording, television and film star Kate Smith, who recorded a version of Irving Berlin’s song “God Bless America” in 1939 and is... more »»

Proud to be part of the Lake Placid Marathon family

April 19, 2019 With spring break out of the way — and most of the snow melted in the lower elevations of the Adirondacks — it’s time to start thinking about late spring activities. more »»

Don’t forget to put the ‘Miracle’ into historical context

April 12, 2019 Thirty-nine years after the “Miracle on Ice” upset at the Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid, America still needs a history lesson. more »»

Albany should focus on budget at budget time

April 5, 2019 Budgets are statements of values. How you spend money is often a more accurate depiction of your priorities than the words you say. more »»


March 29, 2019 This is an open invitation for clubs and civic organizations in the Olympic Region that want to learn more about the Lake Placid News and how they can re-connect with the community in the hometown... more »»

A transparency backslide continues

March 22, 2019 A practice has been growing in New York state government in which official spokespeople for agencies won’t let us quote them by name. more »»

A time to reflect

March 15, 2019 Last Wednesday, March 6, you may have seen people walking around with black smudges on their forehead. more »»

How do you want to be sent off?

March 8, 2019 It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to another village leader as Lake Placid Community Beautification Association co-founder Conni Cross died on Sunday, March 3. more »»

Looking for that dream job? Come to the Tri-Lakes Job Fair

March 1, 2019 The economy is changing, and we need to adapt with it. In the 1970s there was high unemployment, and seasonal work was the norm. more »»



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Taking it one step at a time on the Lake Placid Diet

June 20, 2019 It’s like looking in a full-length mirror every time I file a new column. That’s why it’s taken me so long to give you an update on the Lake Placid Diet. I dread looking in the mirro. more »

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