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An increase in the occupancy tax would be a mistake

February 27, 2014 In an attempt to find money to balance the budget, Essex County officials are exploring all areas of generating revenue and saving expenses, as they should. more »»

Empire State Games an essential part of sports development

February 14, 2014 It’s likely that some of the students in our local schools will be competing in the Olympic Winter Games someday, and that’s the main reason we cannot emphasize enough the importance of the Empire... more »»

Olympic return a long shot, but miracles do happen in Lake Placid

February 6, 2014 Ever since the 1932 Olympic Winter Games ended, there’s been hope that Lake Placid would once again host an Olympics. more »»

Our Olympic 9 — and then some

January 30, 2014 In the end, our area ended up with more Olympians than we even thought possible. more »»

Our Olympians

January 24, 2014 Except for Lake Placid alpine skier Andrew Weibrecht, whose status won't be announced until Sunday, our list of Adirondack Olympians is now complete. more »»

Local reporters ready to head to Sochi Olympics

January 23, 2014 The scrambling is done, the big preparations are made, and it’s getting near time to pack bags. Staff writer Chris Knight got a welcoming email Monday, Jan. more »»

Time for an annual Olympic Festival

January 17, 2014 With multiple groups holding a variety of popular events throughout the year, it’s tough to nail down one event in Lake Placid that the entire community can rally behind and call its own, and we hop... more »»

American food revolution could begin in Adirondacks

January 9, 2014 It’s going to take a culture shift to improve the health of Americans, starting in our local schools and continuing throughout all corners of our communitie. more »»

Athletes we’re following for the Sochi Olympics

January 2, 2014 Here at the Lake Placid News, we’re deep in preparations to send two reporters to cover the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, in February. more »»

Looking back at thoughts from the 1935 New Year’s editorial

December 26, 2013 (Editor’s note: As we look forward to a new year, we wondered what was on the minds of past Lake Placid News editors as they faced a new year that included an Olympic Winter Games. more »»

Waterski event shows need for comprehensive events planning

December 20, 2013 On the surface, the proposed waterski event on Mirror Lake next summer sounds like a great idea, but it has divided this community because it’s a bittersweet deal. more »»

Many hands make light work in the Lake Placid business community

December 12, 2013 The Lake Placid Business Association may not grab a lot of headlines, but that doesn’t mean it’s inactive and irrelevant. Far from it. more »»

Hold on to that farmers’ market state of mind this Christmas

December 5, 2013 Online and TV sales pitches for buying Christmas gifts are getting louder and more abundant every year, yet the choices for buying gifts locally continue to improve, especially in the Adirondack-mad... more »»

Keeping kids away from alcohol is a worthwhile cause

November 27, 2013 There’s one thing scarier than a teenager with access to alcohol, and that’s being a parent of a teenager who has access to alcohol. Protecting children is a parent’s N. more »»

Show your Olympic pride this winter

November 22, 2013 It’s time for Lake Placid to get ready for the Olympics agai. more »»

ROOST's new contract shows room for growth

November 14, 2013 Last week, members of the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors hired the Lake Placid-based Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) for their tourism promotion in 2014. more »»

There is help for domestic violence, if you want it

November 7, 2013 You may have experienced firsthand physical or verbal abuse, or you might have been the person committing the abuse, or you might have been the child hiding in their room, praying for all the yellin... more »»

One no and five yes votes

October 31, 2013 On the back of your ballot Tuesday, you’ll find six questions being asked of all New Yorkers. more »»

A good program to help seniors

October 25, 2013 As a person ages, it gets tougher to do chores around the house that require physical labor. Many injuries occur to senior citizens who must shovel snow or do yard work such as raking leaves. more »»

Support Team USA

October 18, 2013 The recent Flaming Leaves Festival with its slate of Olympic athletes and the ensuing Sochi send-off serves as a reminder that the 2014 Winter Games are just around the corner. more »»

 
 

 

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