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ON THE SCENE: Town of Keene honors everyone Memorial Day

June 2, 2017 Not everyone who served in the military or gave their life in defense of our country did so in a major war. more »»

LIBRARY NEWS: Library upgrading children’s reading room, bathroom

June 2, 2017 Here is something we’ve recently learned: Most kids, if they are tuned in to an activity, can be oblivious to all kinds of construction banging, including up-close, loud and incessant noises from... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Turn that frown upside down for the June bride’s wedding gown

June 2, 2017 June is the month of roses. It is also, traditionally, the month of weddings. The June bride! We picture her in a long white dress, crowned with a flowing veil and carrying an armful of flowers. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: An American tragedy in Stalin’s Russia

June 2, 2017 Robert Ochsenhirt was flying recently from Richmond to Kansas City, reading the book, “The Forsaken: An American Tragedy in Stalin’s Russia,” written by Tim Tzouliadis, a British documentary... more »»

ON THE SCENE: Volunteers spend day cleaning Keene

May 25, 2017 On Saturday, May 20, more than 60 volunteers from ages 5 to 85 were volunteering their time to keep Keene clean for the residents and visitors of the town and its three hamlets. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Bidding for the FISU games

May 25, 2017 The motto of FISU, the International University Sport Federation, is “Excellence in Mind and Body. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Floating fluff delivers memories of spring

May 25, 2017 This is my favorite time of year, May in the North Country, when the fruit trees and lilacs are in bloom and yellow dandelions and patches of bluets dot the green, green grass. more »»

ROTARY CLUB NEWS: ‘Aunt Sally’ had it

May 25, 2017 For the seventh week in a row, no new polio reported cases in the past week anywhere in the world! 1952 was an epidemic year for polio, a crippling and potentially fatal virus that can cause... more »»

OUR ANIMALS, OURSELVES: Take the dog on a walk in the woods

May 25, 2017 I’m always reminding my dogs how lucky they are as we run through the trails in our woods off leash exploring every nook and cranny of the wilderness. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Locals reflect on Stefanik’s PBS forum

May 21, 2017 On Monday, May 8, Mountain Lake PBS held a community forum with Congresswoman Elise Stefanik at its Plattsburgh studio. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: The life of Robert Frost

May 21, 2017 A year ago, when I interviewed Henry Hart, the J. B. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Author shares plane crash story at library

May 21, 2017 Author Karen Wielinski spoke at the Keene Valley Library Monday, May 15, about her book, “One on the Ground: The Story of One Family Before, During, and After Continental Flight 3407 Crashed into... more »»


May 21, 2017 Here are two photos of bobsled pilot William “Billy” Fiske in Lake Placid in 1932. At the 1928 Olympic Winter Games in St. Moritz, Switzerland, Fiske was the driver of the first five-man U.. more »»

ON THE SCENE: The spirit of John Brown lives

May 11, 2017 The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines violence as the use of force so as to injure, abuse, damage or destroy. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Scruffy-looking old dude in baggy shorts?

May 11, 2017 A group of seven people witnessing the same event will come away with seven different impressions of what went down. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Definition of an ‘educated person’

May 11, 2017 The announcement that Taylor Reveley, the 27th president of the College of William and Mary will retire next year in June 30 after having headed the university for a decade, brought forth an... more »»

GARDEN CLUB NEWS: Gardening season begins in Lake Placid

May 11, 2017 Gardening season is officially open in Lake Placid and surrounding areas, or so it seems. The Garden Club of Lake Placid had a successful opening meeting at the Mirror Lake Inn on April 26. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Empowering youth in civic affairs

May 4, 2017 Imagine if our recent delegations to Austria, Lausanne, Switzerland, and Almaty, Kazakhstan included youth, university, and Special Olympics athletes, people representing the very ages and life... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Test shows waffles in my family DNA

May 4, 2017 Finding your forebears is all the rage. Have you sent off your DNA sample to If you’re like me, you may find more than you bargained for. History is more interesting than we thought. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: A visit by Admiral Rickover

May 4, 2017 Tom Hanks of Williamsburg remembers clearly one of the official visits of Admiral Hyman G. Rickover, known as the “Father of the Nuclear Navy,” at the Newport News Shipyard in the early 1970. more »»



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