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ON THE SCENE: Keene family will not forget Puerto Rico

January 19, 2018 Twenty years ago, the North Country was enveloped in ice resulting in one of the worst disasters to hit the region, initially leaving 4 million people in Canada and the Northern Forest without power... more »»

NORTH COUNTRY AT WORK: Olympian set up Benson ski center 40 years ago

January 19, 2018 BENSON — There’s a small town in Hamilton County called Benson on the southern edge of the Adirondack Park. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: If this cold weather doesn’t kill us, we’ll be in great shape by spring

January 19, 2018 “St. Agnes Eve—Ah, bitter chill it was!” —John Keats, “The Eve of St. more »»

NORTH COUNTRY AT WORK: Region transformed after ’98 Ice Storm

January 12, 2018 CANTON — Many North Country At Work stories come from the distant past. But this one is more recent, and it highlights not only an individual’s work but the entire North Country communit. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Mouse at the enemy’s gates, so to squeak

January 12, 2018 My friend Mabel told me that when she went to eat lunch one day at work, a mouse popped its head up out of her handbag, then ducked back down. Her handbag was sitting open on the shelf, she sai. more »»

ON THE SCENE: ‘Those Who Can’ ... teach art

January 12, 2018 Artists whose work is rarely seen, but whose influence is felt by many, are the art teachers who teach in public and private schools, and colleges throughout the region. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Denture episode shows a divided Jerusalem

January 12, 2018 I paid a visit to Jerusalem in the 1950s. It was a city divided between Israel and Jordan. more »»

NORTH COUNTRY AT WORK: A day in the life of mail carrier Michael Welch

January 5, 2018 POTSDAM — Michael Welch has been carrying mail in Potsdam since 1989, when he got a job as a “city” delivery carrier with the United States Postal Service. more »»

ON THE SCENE: We are a community of storytellers

January 5, 2018 I grew up in Lake Placid surrounded by people who were good storytellers. First and foremost was my father, known to many as Happy Jack. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Snake oil and politics. Yuck! Giving up TV for 2018? Maybe.

January 5, 2018 Since I wrote the last installment of this column we have entered a new year. Yes, it is now 2018, and yet certain things have not changed. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Foreign Service is Judy Baroody’s dream job

January 5, 2018 “The first time I heard of Foreign Service, I knew that’s how I wanted to spend my life,” said Judy Baroody in a recent interview with the Lake Placid News and the Virginia Gazette. more »»

Encountering an inexperienced, motley crew

December 30, 2017 It appears winter has arrived in time for the holidays. Fortunately, local trails already had a generous base of snow, which allowed both nordic and alpine skiers to hit the trails. more »»

NORTH COUNTRY AT WORK: Remembering when Harry carried the mail

December 29, 2017 OLMSTEDVILLE — There’s a big difference between delivering mail on a city route in a small town like Potsdam or Saranac Lake and delivering mail on a rural route to remote houses in farm country or... more »»

ON THE SCENE: Visiting Cousin Red during the holidays

December 29, 2017 Like many other old Lake Placid families, I’m connected to an extended web of relatives; one branch, through my grandfather Rufus, husband of Climena, founder of the Mirror Lake Inn, lives over in... more »»

ROTARY CLUB NEWS: The joys of participating in youth exchange

December 29, 2017 At a recent Lake Placid Rotary Club meeting, Carol Hunter, Rotary Youth Exchange Director (District 7040) gave a presentation on the benefits of adopting a youth exchange program for our chapter. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Tick-tock, we’re all waiting for 2018

December 29, 2017 Happy Limbo week! I am speaking of that interval between Christmas and New Year’s Day, the week that is neither one thing not the other. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Professor revisits homeland of Russia

December 29, 2017 When Elena Prokhorova, professor of Russian Studies and the Film Studies Program at the College of William and Mary, visits her native land, Russia, she doesn’t go there sightseeing. more »»

NORTH COUNTRY AT WORK: All aboard the snow train!

December 22, 2017 OLD FORGE — The town of Webb in Herkimer County covers a large portion of the northwestern Adirondack Park, but it is sparsely settled and relatively young; the town was established in 1898. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Volunteers help Habitat build affordable homes

December 22, 2017 In resort communities around the United States, towns like Lake Placid and Keene, once-thriving neighborhoods are being decimated by homes being turned into rentals and housing for seasonal residents. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: 2018. Best year ever?

December 22, 2017 "2018 will be the best year of your life!" I was wrapping little presents in tissue paper and tying them with red grosgrain ribbon for a man and a woman, a couple, at the store where I work when the... more »»



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