Opinion

Mountains & Valleys

Editorials

MOUNTAIN for fencing coming down at the Superfund cleanup site on Lake Flower’s Pontiac Bay. We also appreciate that the state Department of Environmental Conservation has been good at answering questions from our reporters and other people — including a high school class that on a recent ...

Little Free Library at Peacock Park

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I would like to thank Mayor Craig Randall and the Lake Placid village board for their support to allow a Little Free Library to be installed at Peacock Park near Mirror Lake Beach in Lake Placid. I would also like to thank Brad Hathaway of Lake Placid Department of Public ...

Probable cause may lead to further violations

Columns

If you are a regular reader of the “Police Beat” or “For the Record” or similar columns found in most newspapers, you will often find someone arrested for driving while intoxicated, or drug possession, or some other violation and, near the end of the write-up for the violation you find ...

Thanks staff who help with surgeries

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Central service professionals are being celebrated for their commitment to patient safety during International Central Service Week, Oct. 14 to 20, 2018. The International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) has served more than 27,000 ...

Band brings Winehouse tunes to the Waterhole

Columns

SARANAC LAKE — Quite often, singer Anthony D’Amato will take to the stage dressed in a three-piece suit. He’s got a handkerchief tucked in his jacket pocket and above is a corsage pinned to his chest. He kind of looks like a Batman villain from the 1960s, but stand-out features make it ...

Murnane would be good for county board

Letters to the editor

To the editor: The first Tuesday in November is Nov. 6. That day is Election Day in the USA. Between now and then, citizens in this country will have messages from candidates, political parties and a variety of advocacy groups. A thoughtful vote means that you and I, as registered ...

Stefanik’s good character should earn your vote

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I am supporting Elise for Congress. Over the last several months I have seen her in action and how she truly cares for her constituents. For anyone who is on the fence, here is why I have been behind Elise. In October 2017 my grandfather was at the first virtual reality ...

Stefanik has delivered for our environment

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Congresswoman Stefanik has taken the initiative to fight and protect the environment in our district. Considering the diverse ecosystem of New York state, and of the North Country in particular, Elise has made it a big part of her mission to introduce and sponsor legislation ...

Journalism is essential

Editorials

This is National Newspaper Week, observed annually for 78 years in our country. The theme for 2018 is, “Journalism matters — now more than ever.” Journalism DOES matter. Fact-finders, reporters, questioners ... they matter precisely because too many in positions of power wish they did ...

Pine Street Bridge reopens — Dec. 2, 1987

Columns

I try hard to impress my readers, every so often, by claiming “this was a very big deal.” But how else would you ever know that the reopening of the Pine Street Bridge, just off the intersection of Bloomingdale Avenue, was just that after being closed for two years The old bridge had ...

New trail, same killer views

Columns

LAKE PLACID — Just when the leaves began to change this fall, the rain moved in. With almost no precipitation all summer, it seemed like a cruel joke to have fall foliage at its peak when most of the peaks themselves were covered by gray clouds. So when the weather called for a break ...

Lake Placid Classic Half Marathon, 10K

Letters to the editor

To the editor: On Oct. 6, the 48th annual Lake Placid Classic Half Marathon and 10K was held. This year’s event was the largest in its 48-year history, with over 700 entries. Many of the participants were first-time visitors to our community, experiencing a brilliant fall day. I would ...

Clinton County legislator backs Stefanik

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I will be proud to support and cast my vote for Elise Stefanik in this year’s congressional election. Elise strongly supported my campaign for Clinton County legislator. I remember campaigning door to door with Elise one bitter cold winter day. As we walked the ...

Cobb attacked in false ads

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Elsie Stefanik came to the North Country to run for Congress and then voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which, among its many other adverse effects on people, would have left over 60,000 people up here without medical insurance including those with pre-existing ...

Stefanik backs education

Letters to the editor

To the editor: As a student in upstate New York, I’m really pleased to say that Congresswoman Elise Stefanik is representing me because she works on behalf of us, North Country students. Not only does she fight for the education of our children and young adults, but she also works for ...

Cobb: one of us

Letters to the editor

To the editor, friends and neighbors: I would like to tell you why I have a sign on my lawn supporting Tedra Cobb for the United States Congress. She lives in the Adirondacks, and she is one of us. As many of you know, I have been involved in our community for most of my life, and I ...

Vote for Ellis

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I’m writing to share why I’m voting for Lindy Ellis for Franklin County legislator. I first knew Lindy through cross-country skiing and met her at the Lake Placid Loppet dinner years ago. We quickly got into a discussion about social change, and she recommended Malcom ...

Time to rush to Florida’s aid

Editorials

Florida’s panhandle has been hit by what Gov. Rick Scott describes as “an absolute monster” of a hurricane. The full extent of the devastation and loss of life remains to be determined. Our state needs to provide whatever help is within our power. Because Florida is a haven for ...

To women of NY-21 and men who love them

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Dear fellow citizens and voters of NY-21: Although this piece is addressed to the women of New York’s 21st Congressional District, I am speaking equally to the men of our district. The dignity and equality of your women lifts you up also. I hope that all of you love and ...