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USA Luge, you have our attention

May 20, 2015 When news came earlier this week that the U.S. more »»

An opportunity for young writers

May 14, 2015 The Young Voices of New York launched a year ago. It is a news website on which writers under the age of 14 try their hands at journalism. Since then we’ve read interesting articles on www. more »»

Time for more spring cleaning

May 7, 2015 Even Mother Nature participates in spring cleaning every year when she clears the ice off our lakes and ponds. more »»

Microbeads should be banned, period

April 30, 2015 Who comes up with things like microbeads? If only someone in a lab or board room had vetoed the idea of adding tiny plastic granules to make skin products and toothpaste more abrasive. more »»

Time again for Lake Placid Hall of Fame nominations

April 23, 2015 More than 120 individuals, plus the 1948 U.S. Olympic four-man bobsled team and the 1980 U.S. more »»

Looking ahead to future generations of theatrical talent

April 16, 2015 When people talk about the importance of “the arts,” they make it sound like one can have them all at once — and to a degree, one can. more »»

A state budget grown in the dark

April 9, 2015 Passed shortly after midnight April 1, New York almost had an on-time state budget, but on the day the spending plan was to take effect, we didn’t know if it was worth the paper on which it was... more »»

Family businesses are invaluable to the Olympic Village

April 2, 2015 When tourists and residents in neighboring communities visit Lake Placid, they see a resort town brimming with business. more »»

It’s time to create a Lake Placid Ambassador program

March 26, 2015 Over the years, there have been many groups promoting and marketing Lake Placid in the hope of creating a common identity to improve tourism and economic development. more »»

FOIL should apply to lawmakers, too

March 19, 2015 One way New York state legislators could increase the public’s confidence in the chambers in the wake of several ethics scandals is by increasing the number of documents available through the Freedo... more »»

How a proposal gets passed matters

March 13, 2015 Gov. Andrew Cuomo needs to reconsider his tactics. We called on him last month to specify how much state aid he was proposing for schools. more »»

Bridge worth the trip to Wilmington

March 5, 2015 The bridge replacement in Wilmington is not a reason to stay away. Quite the contrary. It is a reason to visit. more »»

Informing voters is essential

February 26, 2015 Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposes to eliminate newspaper public notices of proposed constitutional amendments and ballot question. more »»

Build it and they will come ... again

February 19, 2015 Thirty-five years ago, during the 1980 Olympic Winter Games, Lake Placid had the only bobsled and luge runs in North America. more »»

Welcome world: We’re ready to record memories of 1980 Olympics

February 12, 2015 This week, on the same day as the 35th anniversary of the 1980 Olympic Winter Games, we are launching an ambitious oral history project with our partners, the Lake Placid Olympic Museum and Lake... more »»

Re-live the hockey game that changed the world

February 5, 2015 There’s no doubt the “Miracle on Ice” hockey game between the U.S. more »»

Stand together on the 35th anniversary

January 29, 2015 With plans underway to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the 1980 Olympic Winter Games, residents and visitors have ample time to mark it on the calendar. more »»

Explore Lake Placid history in new column

January 22, 2015 There is a ton of history to be learned about Lake Placid and the surrounding communities of the Olympic Region by reading through the archives of the Lake Placid News, and we encourage you to read... more »»

Nominate a Tri-Lakes Volunteer of the Year

January 15, 2015 Hundreds of functions in the North Country depend on volunteerism. more »»

Fracking decision political but right

January 8, 2015 We’re glad Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration has banned hydraulic fracturing in New York state. We think the risks outweigh the benefits. Clean water is the public’s most valuable resource. more »»



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