Opinion

Lake Placid news — Feb. 29, 1968

Columns

Lake Placid landed on the big map after hosting the 1932 Olympic Winter Games, the first held in North America; then Lake Placid was vaulted into world-wide winter sports prominence as host to the 1980 Olympic Winter Games. If you don’t believe me, then just try walking down the crowded ...

Tide starts to turn on Amazon

Editorials

Count us among those who are happy Amazon bailed on its plan to build a new headquarters in New York City. But that is only the beginning of the people’s fight to rein in this juggernaut. While Amazon’s $3 billion tax break in New York got a lot of attention, most people do not know that ...

It’s been a great run, with great people

Letters to the editor

To the editor: To the people of Lake Placid and North Elba ... I want to say thank you for your confidence. It has truly been a privilege and a pleasure to represent you for the last 25 years. To my fellow town board members, I sincerely appreciate your tolerance, support and guidance. ...

Why doesn’t Spectrum televise Carnival events anymore?

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Regarding Spectrum: I am writing regarding the Carnival parade. Not everyone has the ability to stream, and there are those like me who cannot attend the parade due to age, health reasons or other disabilities. If you can stream, why can’t you televise it so all could ...

Community spirit

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I’ve always been amazed at the community spirit of this great town. When something changes and a new problem has to be addressed, it’s the spirit of the community that comes out to meet the challenge. The winter book sale at the Saranac Lake Free Library needed help to ...

Why doesn’t Trump pay for wall himself?

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Trump, you want money for the wall, why not dig into your pocket for it? Why are you wanting us Americans, especially the poor and middle class, to pay for something that you want most of all? Maybe you should look at the rich for your problem, not us poor and ...

Conservation consensus

Editorials

Bipartisan cooperation is still possible on some things in Congress, thank goodness — such as the Republican-majority Senate voting 92-8 Tuesday to pass a multifaceted conservation bill. The legislation still needs to pass the Democratic-majority House of Representatives and get the ...

Facts of abortion aren’t so simple

Columns

When I saw the news about this new law in New York state, being a bit disturbed, I looked up the law because I wanted to know the facts. In a recent interview, CNN spoke with two ob-gyns: Dr. Barbara Levy, vice president of health policy at the American College of Obstetricians and ...

Time for Dem pushback on radicals

Columns

Outsize attention has been paid to outlier Democrats making outrageous remarks. They are a small handful of House Democrats, though you’d never know it, given all their headlines. The dominant names — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Pramila Jayapal of Washington and Ilhan Omar of ...

Thanks, plow drivers

Editorials

This Valentine’s Day, we’re sending a little love out to those who clear our roads and sidewalks. This week’s storm didn’t drop anywhere near as much snow on the Tri-Lakes area as had been forecast, but local highway crews did a great job anyway. They have done that over and over ...

Vacation rentals pushing me out

Columns

It has been with great interest reading articles in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise about the hearing on short-term vacation rental regulations in Lake Placid. Affordable housing has been talked about and reported on for years, yet few concrete steps have been taken to resolve concerns. ...

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Columns

It’s time for ... sweet chocolate indulgence! On Valentine’s Day, we all love chocolate! Whether you’re cooking at home or going out on a special date, a kid in school or an office employee, chocolate will probably be part of your day. Yes, Valentines is a romantic holiday for lovers. ...

‘The Sire De Maletroit’s Door,’ part 2

Columns

“It was like Louis to have turned that half hour of waiting by the fire with me into one of the red-letter memories of my life. He made the finding of pictures in the coals a thrilling adventure — pointing out odd and amazing combinations that formed castles and clouds and animals. Then ...

Missing piece in Trump’s wall is GOP support

Columns

WASHINGTON — Republicans in Congress never really wanted to build the wall. It wasn’t a priority like tax cuts, which are a raison d’etre of Republican domestic policy. And it wasn’t their own campaign pledge to voters, like the vow to repeal and replace Obamacare that became hard ...

Mountains & Valleys

Editorials

MOUNTAIN — Tuesday in downtown Lake Placid was quiet — a calm before the storm, and not just a snowstorm. The snow will provide a winter wonderland setting for a huge weekend in this village. President’s Day weekend is generally the biggest ski weekend of the year, and Whiteface ...

Giving your agitated golden retriever beer

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I wanted to say how sad it was to witness a clearly agitated and socially uncomfortable golden retriever at Lake Placid over the weekend. A friend and I were celebrating a birthday outside the Steak and Seafood restaurant in Placid. There is a little fire pit you can sit and ...

Coming to terms with solar energy development

Columns

Perhaps the most significant energy question in the North Country in the coming year will be the potential long-term advantages and/or disadvantages of advancing industrial-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) project development in the region. Solar power represents a significant opportunity for ...

Are you eligible for tax breaks?

Letters to the editor

To the editor: For residents 65 years of age and older, the deadline to renew your Enhanced STAR and Senior Citizens exemptions is Friday, March 1. At least one owner needs to be 65 years of age (or turning 65 before Dec. 31, 2019). Eligibility is based on income reported to the Internal ...

Keep rental regs as they are

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I feel the survey results that your paper released were skewed, since you track votes by the “IP” of the voter. There will be people with multiple IPs who may have voted numerous times. We understand your disclaimer, but it still puts in people’s mind that this survey is ...

Arts education is vital

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I’m a local artist, a member of NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery as well as a member of Saranac Lake Artworks, the Pastel Society of America, and a board member of the Adirondack Pastel Society. I want to address the issue of potential staff cuts in the arts department of the ...