Opinion

Home advantage was minimal against Cobb

Editorials

Congratulations to Tedra Cobb of Canton, who on Tuesday was elected the Democratic Party nominee in New York’s 21st Congressional District, which spans the North Country. She killed it in our area, just like she did almost everywhere else in Tuesday’s Democratic primary. As primary day ...

A $10 million wish list?

Columns

This is in reply to the May 22 article titled “$10 million wish list.” As a business owner, here are my thoughts. We’re going after grant money to revitalize our village and particularly the business district. But has anyone bothered to ask themselves how we got this way in the first ...

‘The Wrong Box’

Columns

For three days in the dead of winter 1917, the stepchildren of Robert Louis Stevenson, namely Lloyd Osbourne and Mrs. Isobel Field, were honored guests in the mountain village the author once called his “little Switzerland in the Adirondacks,” which is Saranac Lake. For Lloyd, it was a ...

Horse crazy at the Lake Placid Horse Show

Columns

There is something captivating about seeing the horses back in the rings at the North Elba Horse Show grounds. I’m not sure if it’s the Whiteface Mountain backdrop or the grace of these powerful thoroughbreds. Whatever the reason, scheduling time to be a spectator at the Lake Placid and I ...

Weeds are good food: Lamb’s quarters

Columns

Our garden is overgrown with lamb’s quarters (chenopodium album) – also called pigweed, goosefoot, fat hen or corn salad. In warmer climates, this non-woody branching plant can grow up to 5 feet – but we weed ours from the vegetable garden when they’re much smaller. Lamb’s quarters ...

Mountains

Editorials

MOUNTAIN — Lake Placid’s big dig is just about done. The buildup for years in advance made it sound like replacing the sewer main beneath Main Street downtown would be a lot more painful for the general public than it seems to have been in the end. Granted, we’re sure some businesses felt ...

Piecing together a property’s history

Columns

Fran Yardley, in her own quest to find belonging, has given a gift to the North Country. Her book, “Finding True North,” has captured the history of the property that she and her husband Jay owned. She has meticulously documented the history and published it in the form of a charming ...

What Trump gets

Columns

In the 1950s, the great neo-conservative intellectual Irving Kristol acknowledged Joe McCarthy’s stark failings, but famously refused to take the side of his critics. “For there is one thing,” he wrote, “that the American people know about Senator McCarthy: He, like them, is ...

The question GOP candidates fear most

Columns

Alan Baron, who was a wise and witty man of politics, used to tell this true story to remind those who worked in politics like he did that in some election years, the outcome is determined by events and forces completely beyond any candidate’s or her campaign’s control. As a ...

Web Poll results, June 18-25

Editorials

This week’s Web Poll: Are you watching World Cup soccer? Yes, No, Undecided --- These polls are not scientific, and their results represent only the opinions of Internet users who have chosen to participate.

The crying-child Rorschach

Columns

WASHINGTON — Is there a psychiatrist in the house? Like so many Americans, this columnist longs for the voice of another, the great and good Charles Krauthammer, who died last week, leaving us mortals to plod through the darkness without the light of his reasoned guidance. A ...

‘You’ve come, and we’re delighted!’

Letters to the editor

To the editor: This is the time of year when, as a community and particularly as a business community, we should reflect upon how fortunate we are to have one of the premier horse shows in the world coming to our area. The first week of the show (starting June 26) would be a relatively ...

Bigotry returns to Virginia

Columns

As a longtime resident of Virginia, I am well aware of its sordid history when it comes to slavery, racism and discrimination. I can still remember “colored only” restrooms, water fountains, poll taxes and African-Americans forced to ride in the back of the bus. Virginia public schools in ...

Touch-A-Truck fundraiser had its best year yet

Letters to the editor

To the editor: The Lake Placid Elementary School After School Program would like to thank the following businesses and families for their generous donations of time, vehicles, food and/or supplies toward our 10th annual Touch-A-Truck fundraiser! These valuable donations helped raise money ...

Don’t stop caring

Editorials

Like many Americans, we’ve been appalled as we learned how our own United States government has treated families that came to this country illegally: taking children, even babies, away from their parents and locking them up in prison camps. Then to hear our president lie about how it wasn’t ...

Have to speak my piece

Columns

I’ve resisted writing for a long time because I was not certain that when I started, I would be able to stop. This was not a small concern as there are so many issues that need to be addressed; also I have no desire to alienate any one but to encourage them to open their minds and to be ...

Summer reading at Lake Placid Elementary School

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I am writing today to thank the Lake Placid Rotary Club and people who supported my Adirondack Gives campaign for the funding of summer reading at Lake Placid Elementary School. I would also like to thank Marc and Sarah Galvin at the Bookstore Plus for getting all of the ...

Point, insurance reduction program beneficial

Columns

Unfortunately, in New York State, there is no requirement that drivers take refresher courses periodically. With numerous vehicle and traffic laws implemented regularly, without refresher training, many drivers do not receive proper information regarding changing laws, signs, pavement markings, ...

Let our coverage help you vote

Editorials

We are not endorsing any of the candidates in Tuesday’s Democratic Party primary election. It’s a tough choice. What at first seemed like a relatively inexperienced field of challengers to Republican U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik has become quite strong over the last year or more. While only ...