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Help farmers who help food banks

March 30, 2017 This should be the year a farm-to-food-bank bill is approved in New York state. more »»

Get the job! If you are looking for work, we can help

March 23, 2017 The North Country has always been higher than other areas as far as unemployment; however, it is now down to 6.7 percent in both Franklin and Essex counties. more »»

Transparency leads to trust

March 17, 2017 Our nation is going through something of a trust overhaul. more »»

Perseverance prevails for Placid’s own Lowell Bailey

March 9, 2017 “Sometimes when you wait a long time for something, it makes it that much sweeter,” 2010 Olympic champion Billy Demong told us Friday in a phone interview. more »»

Blackout lessons

March 2, 2017 Lake Placid wasn’t the only place electricity went out Saturday afternoon, Feb. 25. Strong wind gusts and super-heavy, crusty snow brought trees down onto power lines in other places, too. more »»

New York’s volunteer firefighters should be covered for cancer

February 23, 2017 State legislators will again discuss legislation to extend health benefits covering cancer care to volunteer firefighters. The case for the bill is clear. more »»

Reasons to like the North Hudson ‘Gateway’ project

February 16, 2017 The proposed “Gateway to the Adirondacks” at the former Frontier Town theme park shows signs of being a good project. First off, it’s in North Hudson, a town of fewer than 200 people (U.S. more »»

Local gov’ts shouldn’t be on the hook for governor’s plans

February 9, 2017 It is one thing for Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Legislature to expand spending in the state. more »»

More ‘selfless acts’ needed in America

February 2, 2017 In America today, with hate spewing from every corner of social media, it seems as though selfless acts are becoming more rare. But that’s not so. more »»

Nominate a Tri-Lakes Volunteer of the Year

January 26, 2017 Hundreds of functions in the North Country depend on volunteerism. more »»

Protecting our freedoms after the Trump-America wedding ceremony

January 19, 2017 I, America, take you, Donald Trump, to be my lawfully wedded president, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until .. more »»

Cuomo sticks it to counties again

January 12, 2017 Gov. Andrew Cuomo was wrong Friday, Dec. 30 to veto a bill to have the state take over, from counties, the cost of providing defense lawyers for low-income people charged with crimes. more »»

Tri-Lakes Region gears up for a busy new year

January 5, 2017 What does 2017 hold for the Adirondacks and the Tri-Lakes villages? We’re not going to go out on a limb with predictions, but it’s valuable to look at what is happening now and what looks like it’s... more »»

Saying good-bye but never forgetting

December 31, 2016 Time has a way of deleting our memory banks, as older generations go and newer generations arrive. more »»

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

December 22, 2016 (Editor’s note: Eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New York’s Sun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial Sept. 21, 1897. more »»

Oakland fire shows importance of code enforcement

December 15, 2016 North Elba and Lake Placid leaders are now having an important conversation about code enforcement, due to the recent retirement of longtime Code Enforcement Officer Jim Morganso. more »»

Do your Christmas shopping locally

December 8, 2016 We know we say this every year around this time, but it’s important and is worth repeating. Please, shop locally as much as you can for your Christmas gifts this year. more »»

USA Luge needs to see you at the FIL Luge World Cup this week

December 1, 2016 It’s time to show our support for our athletes on the USA Luge team this weekend by attending the Viessmann Luge World Cup on Friday and Saturday, De. more »»

Count your blessings this Thanksgiving Day

November 25, 2016 We don’t know what the future will bring, but we do know we are thankful for many things. more »»

Put some thought into giving to food pantries

November 17, 2016 It’s usually an afterthought. Walking out the door at the grocery store, you see a cardboard box serving as a catch-all for donations to the local food pantry. more »»



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