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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 »»

WORLD FOCUS: A detective story with roots in history

November 3, 2016 Professor Bruce Campbell, German Studies Program Director at the College of William and Mary, spent the past 15 years researching German pulp fiction, particularly, “genre fiction,” which included... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Pilgrims were America’s first illegal immigrants ... Not really

November 3, 2016 With the presidential election one week away, after months of exposure to anti-immigrant electioneering, I think it’s time once again to bring up the subject of where Americans actually come from. more »»

OUR ANIMALS, OURSELVES: Untethering dogs in Essex County

November 3, 2016 A couple of months ago, we published the story of Dusty the Siberian husky who lived at the end of a chain in Pennsylvania. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Making music at Keene Central

October 27, 2016 A song about invasive species written by Keene Central School’s kindergarten through grade 6 students could soon be a hit, though five other nature-inspired wonders are now available for contention... more »»

BLUE BOMBER VOICES: Lake Placid’s foreign language students keep busy

October 27, 2016 The foreign language department — Spanish and French classes — has been busy this month. The Travel Club put on its annual 5k Zombie Run fundraiser to raise money for travel abroad. more »»

ROTARY CLUB NEWS: Rotary set to host another Trivia Night

October 27, 2016 Try these four trivia questions on for size, as a practice run for the upcoming Lake Placid Rotary Club’s Trivia Night, which will be held Wednesday, Nov. 2. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Mostar, Bosnia vis Aleppo, Syria

October 27, 2016 The carnage taking place in Aleppo, Syria, and reported daily in the news led several readers of my column to wonder whether I think recovery is ever possible from such destruction. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Remembering political activist Tom Hayden

October 27, 2016 You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows. —Bob Dylan, “Subterranean Homesick Blues,” 1965 There was music in the cafes at night and revolution in the air. more »»

OLYMPIC HISTORY: Jeanne Ashworth a role model for aspiring Olympians

October 20, 2016 Children in the Olympic region are fortunate to have the opportunity to participate in a variety of winter sports in Lake Placid. more »»

BLUE BOMBER VOICES: It’s time for phase 2 at the LPES playground

October 20, 2016 It takes a village to raise a child and a playground. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Hummingbirds and the Ides of October

October 20, 2016 It’s Oct. 18, and we are enjoying summer temperatures in the Adirondacks today. more »»

ON THE SCENE: A request for civility in America

October 20, 2016 I grew up in a bar. I’ve seen people behaving badly and had to clean up their messes. more »»

ON THE SCENE: ‘A New Hello’ a visual journey for Nip Rogers

October 14, 2016 Nip Rogers’s one-man show at Lake Placid’s A Point of View Gallery, “A New Hello,” is a visual diary of his four-year travels to Malaysia, the Seychelles islands, Kenya, and back to the Adirondack. more »»



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