Billy Jones visits Lake Placid

On Monday, I went out to visit Lake Placid, where I met with local firefighters and the directors of the Lake Placid Public Library and the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. At the Lake Placid Volunteer Fire Department I went on a tour of their station and heard about some of the issues they are facing with finding volunteers and funding for the equipment and facilities they need to keep us safe. Fire departments like this one are in desperate need of state funding, and I will continue to push to ensure they have the resources they need to recruit and continue to serve our communities.

In between my visits, I made sure to get a sandwich from the Adirondack Corner Store. This local business has operated for nearly 100 years, and is surely a staple of the community. Be sure to visit them next time you're in the area!

In the afternoon, I checked out the Lake Placid Public Library where I had a great conversation with the director about their programs. Then I swung by the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, and the directors there told me about some of the excellent programs they provide for the community and the online classes they offer to students around the world. I care deeply about literacy, arts, and culture in the North Country, and we need cultural institutions like these to help our communities prosper. I will continue to support funding for libraries and the arts to make sure they have the resources they need.