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Grateful to have at least a daytime emergency room

May 15, 2014 A 15-hour-a-day emergency room is as good as Lake Placid can realistically expect these days. more »»

Walking tour shows Placid is more than an Olympic village

May 8, 2014 Kudos to the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society for giving this village what many resort communities already have — a self-guided Historic Walking Tour. more »»

Holzers show what community spirit is all about

May 1, 2014 We won’t be advocating that the hamlet of Wilmington be renamed Holzerville, as has been suggested by some of Roy and Becky Holzers’ friends, but we are overwhelmingly impressed with their plans to... more »»

Front Page Blitz protest a success

April 24, 2014 We were proud to take part in a nationwide protest Thursday, April 17 known as the Front Page Blitz, in which weekly newspaper editors emailed PDFs of their front pages to the Newseum in Washington,... more »»

Time to plan for community gardens

April 17, 2014 We are encouraged by the movement of community gardens in the Olympic Region, and we are energized that the proposed Lake Placid-North Elba Comprehensive Plan calls for even more. more »»

Health highlights of comprehensive plan

April 10, 2014 There are a number of goals and objectives in the new Village of Lake Placid/Town of North Elba Comprehensive Plan we found worthy of repeating and we think would enhance the health and wellness of... more »»

Comprehensive plan another step forward for Lake Placid village

April 3, 2014 Many community leaders around the U.S. more »»

Help reduce number of unwanted animals in the Olympic Region

March 28, 2014 Spring is coming, and with it comes an overabundance of newly born kittens and puppies overflowing our animal shelters. more »»

Time to place your bets for the annual Ice Out contest

March 20, 2014 Supporters of the Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance Service are betting that spring-like weather will soon follow the vernal equinox in our neck of the woods. Literall. more »»

Time to re-energize Lake Placid’s hometown paper

March 13, 2014 One of Lake Placid News Editor Andy Flynn’s friends wrote to him on Facebook and said his new weight-loss column — the Lake Placid Diet —?inspired her to “FINALLY” go to her primary care doctor’s... more »»

Agencies must follow law to post meeting material online

March 6, 2014 More than two years after New York state required groups subject to the Open Meetings Law to post meeting material on their websites, many government agencies in the Olympic Region have not yet... more »»

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 »»



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