MOUNTAIN - We're proud to report that the torch for the Special Olympics of New York passed through our area Friday, from Saranac Lake to Lake Placid. These games for athletes with special circumstances will be held June 15-17 in Buffalo. Since Lake Placid is New York's only Olympic location, it makes sense that this torch would stop here. It's something to be proud of, another example of the long-term benefits our forebears knew would come from being an Olympic host. It's a reminder that hosting the games was worth the trouble, and that it's wise to maintain Lake Placid as an Olympic village in perpetuity.