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Editorials

School’s out for a well-earned summer

On Thursday evening, Saranac Lake Central School District families got yet another robocall from Superintendent Diane Fox. “Wait for it,” she said. “I am not calling with an announcement that will send you reaching for an adult beverage or that stashed box of Girl Scout cookies.” ...

Emergency is over; Cuomo’s extra powers should be, too

Gov. Andrew Cuomo spent Tuesday, June 15 taking a COVID-19 victory lap. News that 70% of adult New Yorkers have had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is a milestone for the state, but if the governor is celebrating the emergency’s end, we wonder why he still clings to his emergency ...

Straw Poll, June 14-20

This week’s Straw Poll: Should Essex County have waived sales tax on building materials for the hotel that will replace the Quality Inn in Lake Placid? -- This poll is not scientific, and its results represent only the opinions of Internet users who have chosen to participate.

Life is back, but …

We didn’t feel a sudden wave of appreciation when New York state lifted COVID-19 restrictions Tuesday. People had been gradually worrying less and less about masks over the last few weeks, and the benchmark of getting 70% of New Yorkers with at least one vaccination dose seemed a little ...

Welcoming a new sports editor

Here’s some alumni news for the Lake Placid Central School District. Parker O’Brien, a member of the Lake Placid High School Class of 2016, has returned to Lake Placid to begin his sports journalism career as the new sports editor for the Adirondack Daily Enterprise and Lake Placid News. ...

Straw Poll, June 7-13

This week’s Straw Poll: Should the town of St. Armand launch a basic zoning code, as proposed? - This poll is not scientific, and its results represent only the opinions of Internet users who have chosen to participate.