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Ironman milestone

LAKE PLACID — After hosting a handful of Ironman Canada triathlons in the 1990s, Canadian Graham Fraser decided it was time to expand to the United States. The 1985 Ironman World Championship finisher and his team had a list of places in the Northeast that they wanted to check out. But ...

Spectator Guide 2024: Watch the Ironman race in person or virtually

LAKE PLACID — Those wanting to see the Ironman Lake Placid triathlon — either in person or virtually — have options to watch portions of the 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike and 26.2-mile run on Sunday. Free live coverage of the event will be broadcast across multiple platforms for ...

Mike Reilly is back to announce Ironman Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — Legendary announcer Mike Reilly — “The Voice of Ironman” — is coming out of retirement to call one more Ironman Lake Placid triathlon on Sunday. He called every Ironman race in this village from 1999 to 2022. “They asked me to come back to the 25th anniversary, and I ...

New heights for High Peaks Church with latest addition

SARANAC LAKE — A $2.7 million construction project to add a new attached worship space to the original High Peaks Church building is expected to be complete by 2025. The new additions to the church will include a lobby, handicapped bathrooms and an elevator to transport people between ...

Lake Clear transfer station reopens after major upgrades

LAKE CLEAR — A $1.5 million upgrade of waste transportation systems at the Lake Clear transfer station is now complete. Franklin County officials celebrated the project’s wrap-up with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday. Franklin County Solid Waste Management Authority Executive ...