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STORIES FROM THE ATTIC: Elkanah Watson House, symbol of a growing nation

October 14, 2016 PORT KENT — There’s a mansion on a hill on Lake Champlain, built by a Pilgrim ancestor with a biblical nam. more »»

GARDEN CLUB NEWS: Wildlife neighbors subject of next program

October 14, 2016 The Garden Club of Lake Placid is still alive and thrives unlike most of our flowers at this time of year. The brilliant colors of our Adirondack fall justly compensates for the lack of blooms. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: America in the role of umpire

October 14, 2016 Is it time to re-think America’s role in the world? Is America a force for good, or is its international involvement the source of many problems plaguing the world? To answer those questions, the... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: ‘i’ before ‘e’ — except after GOP

October 14, 2016 At this writing, I believe foliage colors have peaked here in Keene Valley. The sky is blue, and the leaves are gloriou. more »»

NORTH COUNTRY KITCHEN: Celeriac, the ugly duckling

October 14, 2016 Autumn has arrived —?and brought with it a rich harvest of root vegetables. Often viewed as humble fare, these subterranean delights offer a wealth of flavor, bright color, and rich nutrients. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Welcome to Keene Valley, Pastor John

October 6, 2016 A career in finance may not seem to be a path to becoming a church pastor, but it’s the one John Sampson took that led him to the Keene Valley Congregational Church. more »»

IT'S OUR HISTORY: Historic photos show changing seasons

October 6, 2016 As the temperatures are getting cooler and the leaves are changing, that means one thing — the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society’s History Museum at the train station will soon be wrapping u... more »»

WORLD FOCUS: North Korean connection

October 6, 2016 Although Mitchell Reiss, president and CEO of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, focuses all his attention nowadays on furthering the mission of Colonial Williamsburg as a center for history and... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: It’s October. Let the holidays begin.

October 6, 2016 October. Columbus Day is upon us, and it’s leaf season and apple picking time again. At the farm stands the pumpkins are all lined up in rows hoping to be chosen for jack-o-lanterns. more »»

BLUE BOMBER VOICES: LPES After School Program available to students

October 6, 2016 In 1989, a group of local elementary school moms recognized the need to have a safe and educational environment for the children of working families after school each day. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Honoring veterans and cars

September 29, 2016 I like cars. I’m not a collector, but I like cars that are fun to drive, meaning standard shift and great at going around curves. I’m not into muscle cars. My brother Gerret loves LOUD cars. more »»

GUEST COMMENTARY: North Country School clarifies enrollment issues

September 29, 2016 It was with great interest that I read the recent articles about current enrollment numbers at our local public and private schools. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Cats eat and can be eaten, too

September 29, 2016 My cat, Jupiter, suggested to me this morning that I pick up a side job. more »»

BLUE BOMBER VOICES: LPES students learn about chickens

September 29, 2016 Lake Placid Elementary School students recently had a fantastic visit from “Farmer Joe,” a chicken expert from Tractor Supply. more »»


September 29, 2016 We recently introduced an 8-week-old puppy to our household. Adeline, a golden retriever, came from a breeder. I’ve felt compelled to apologize to all my “rescue dog only” friends, but alas, I trie. more »»

NORTH COUNTRY KITCHEN: Healthy autumn desserts use up abundant fall harvest

September 29, 2016 Aaah, dessert! That sweet indulgence served after a satisfying supper. Our English word derives from the 14th century French desservir, meaning “to clear the table. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Finding a new leader at the Keene Valley church

September 22, 2016 In communities across the Adirondacks, state and national church congregations have to go through a search to find a new pastor. more »»

ROTARY CLUB NEWS: A transgender voice for the region

September 22, 2016 Each week, the Lake Placid Rotary Club hosts a speaker from our extended community. In the past year, speakers have included a diverse range including Dr. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Melissa Commander’s Cuba

September 22, 2016 According to Professor Henry Hart of the English Department at the College of William and Mary, himself a noted biographer and award-winning poet, Melissa Commander is one of the most talented... more »»

BLUE BOMBER VOICES: Assessing water quality in Lake Placid

September 22, 2016 Students in my AP Environmental Science class recently spent a day on the water learning about water quality and managemen. more »»



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