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ON THE SCENE: Pedaling the rails to Lake Clear junction

September 17, 2015 A third option for the rail tracks extending from Lake Placid to Tupper Lake and beyond may have quietly emerged, even as the contentious battle between those wishing to keep the scenic railway and... more »»

NORTH COUNTRY KITCHEN: Cool cantaloupe soup

September 14, 2015 “Friends are like melons. Shall I tell you why? To find one good, you must a hundred try.” — Mermet Fragrant, colorful, juicy and refreshing, chunks of dripping ripe melon are a true summer treat. more »»

BLUEGRASS MOMENTS: Gibson Brothers excited to host IBMA awards

September 10, 2015 The Gibson Brothers are working on their script for the annual International Bluegrass Music Association Awards Show, which Eric and Leigh Gibson will host Oct. 1 in Raleigh, North Carolina. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Wanna be an Olympian?

September 10, 2015 Unofficially the Lake Placid region has sent more people to the Olympics than any other community and, on a per capita basis, probably to a far greater degree than any other could ever hope to equa. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: An immigrant’s tale

September 10, 2015 While I was having tea with Brigitte Loewy Linz at her Mirror Lake-side home, the conversation drifted to the subject of how America, like a magnet, attracts talents from all over the world. more »»

New principal welcomes students

September 10, 2015 It is such a privilege to be starting my year as principal of Lake Placid Elementary School after 15 years in the classroom and six as a part-time administrator. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: If blue jays were humans ...

September 10, 2015 I like blue jays. Lots of people don’t. All of the conversations I ever have about blue jays go like this: Me: Blue jays have so many different calls and ways to communicate with each other. more »»

LOOKING AT THE MIRROR: Partnerships in conservation

September 10, 2015 In the town of Lake Placid, we have learned to work together to succeed. We all participate in partnerships of one sort or another. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Zen on ice

September 3, 2015 This past weekend, the 1932 Olympic Arena was filled with what may have been the largest number of Olympic, world and national medalists since the 1980 Olympic Winter Games, and they all came to... more »»

IT'S OUR HISTORY: New faces, additions and field trip

September 3, 2015 It’s that time of year when we all start thinking about new beginnings and faces, as Labor Day signals the end of summer and the beginning of the school year. more »»

BLUE BOMBER VOICES: Welcome back to school

September 3, 2015 You know the signs. The evening temperature dips, and the first leaves of autumn start to change. It’s that time of year again, the onset of fall and the start of another school year. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Israel’s calculation

September 3, 2015 In two separate interviews with the Lake Placid News and the Virginia Gazette, Gen. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Counting Catholics and other Keene news

September 3, 2015 While my neighbor Frank was heaving apples into the hedge this morning, I stopped to talk. The subject of crab apples came up, then crabbiness, then curmudgeonhood. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Kevin Stoltz: Music becomes him

August 27, 2015 A graduating class size of 10 is about normal for Keene Central School. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Say it ain’t so, Martha. The end of summer?

August 27, 2015 The first of September. Autumn is on its way. Oh, yes, I know. Fall is everybody’s favorite season. Now I am going to have to listen to that again. Fall is beautiful in the North Country. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: ‘Strangers on a Bridge’

August 27, 2015 During a recent public forum organized by the Adirondack Roundtable featuring Eileen Rockefeller as speaker, I was seated next to Beth Amorosi. She is the granddaughter of James B. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Making the Park more welcome to more people

August 20, 2015 Disney has the most-visited theme parks in the United States. Disney’s marketing material depicts families having fun, families that represent a wide range of cultural diversity. more »»

BLUEGRASS MOMENTS: North meets South again

August 20, 2015 GETTYSBURG, PA — Whether it’s generals Robert E. Lee and George G. more »»

OLYMPIC HISTORY: New exhibit remembers Olympic skiers

August 20, 2015 It all starts with a pair of skis. The journey of an Olympic skier begins just like anyone else who has ever strapped skis to their feet. They fall and get snow in their face. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: NASA wonders, ‘Are we alone?’

August 20, 2015 Ellen Stofan is NASA’s chief scientist, a planetary geologist, a graduate of the College of William and Mary and the principal adviser to the agency’s administrator, Charles Bolden, on science... more »»



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