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SARANAC LAKE — When Carl Rubino was about 5 years old, growing up in Manhattan, his mother put him on the couch and played symphonic music on the family phonograph. She told him if he closed his eyes he could see the music. “I don’t remember what I saw, but I remember that even now ...

Lake Placid rejoices in its Olympic past, builds for its future

Local News

LAKE PLACID — The benefits of a miracle have been reaped in Lake Placid for 40 years. The plan now is to keep those miracles — and miracle-seekers — coming. Parts of Lake Placid’s sports landscape are largely under construction again these days, a plan that walks a tightrope ...

Tai Babilonia is ‘at peace’ as she returns to Lake Placid

Local News

LAKE PLACID — Tai Babilonia never hesitated. When the call came in inviting her to Lake Placid for the 40th anniversary of the 1980 Winter Olympics — the site of one of the most disappointing nights of her career, a place where she and partner Randy Gardner were supposed to medal but ...

Cuomo offers Trump DMV data but no SSNs

Local News

ALBANY — New York’s governor is offering to allow federal officials access to the state’s motor vehicle database but not to drivers’ Social Security numbers in an effort to persuade the Trump administration to let state residents back into Global Entry and other frequent traveler ...

Ice Palace thanks

Winter Carnival

To the editor: As usual this year, there is a long list of people and businesses to thank for assisting with the Ice Palace build. First, thank you to Bill Madden of Madden’s Transfer and Storage for providing a storage container to be used as our new tool container. Marty Rowley, ...

ICE chief slams New York’s Green Light law

Local News

TROY — The nation’s top immigration enforcer assailed New York’s law blocking his investigators from accessing driver license records Thursday, arguing the so-called Green Light law has weakened the war on terrorism. “This is a pre-9/11 mentality in a post 9/11 world,” said ...

Cruise ship coronavirus refugees housed in Cornwall, Ontario

Local News

CORNWALL, Ontario — Canadian passengers from a coronavirus-struck cruise ship, who have not tested positive for the disease, will spend an additional two weeks quarantined at Cornwall’s NAV Canada, according to a report on the National Post website. There have been 47 Canadian ...

‘Medicare for All’ drives a wedge through labor movement

Politics

LAS VEGAS — Democratic presidential candidates’ plans to provide “Medicare for All” are driving a wedge through the labor movement, pitting union against union and fracturing a powerful constituency as the primary barrels toward heavily organized states. Big labor largely ...

Taking your child to the movies for the first time

Health

Parents have been asking me some moving questions recently. What is the right age to take their young child to the movies? How can that trip be a successful one? Well, let me see if I can screen out parental concerns and shed some “lights, camera and action” on this topic! - What does ...

Glens Falls Hospital affiliation with Albany Med approved

Health

GLENS FALLS — The state has granted approval for Glens Falls Hospital to affiliate with Albany Medical Center Hospital. The move, which is not final yet, will make Albany Med the parent hospital. It will have decision-making power over the hospital’s expenditures and even hiring and ...

Excellus BCBS awards hospitals millions for care improvements

Health

UTICA — Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake is one of 36 upstate New York hospitals and health centers that last year earned $29.3 million in quality improvement payments from Excellus BlueCross BlueShield as part of the nonprofit health insurer’s Hospital Performance Incentive ...

80 is not the new 70: Age may bias heart care, study finds

Health

People are more likely to buy things when prices end in 99 cents rather than rounded up to the next dollar, or cars with mileage under 1,000 instead of past that mark. Now researchers say something similar might be happening with age perception and heart surgery. A U.S. study out ...

Multicultural Night is beautiful mosaic

Local News

SARANAC LAKE - Dozens of students and parents learned about each other’s cultures and ate food from around the world at Petrova Elementary School’s Multicultural Night Thursday. This was the third year in a row students participated in the Multicultural Night. Teachers and organizers ...

LP residents to mobilize against short-term rentals

Local News

LAKE PLACID — It started with a feeling of unrest on Hillcrest Avenue. This past summer, when the Lake Placid Village Board and North Elba Town Council hosted a public hearing on draft short-term vacation rental regulations, Heidi Roland found herself leaving the meeting feeling ...

‘Miracle on Ice’ team joins Trump at Vegas rally

Local News

Members of the U.S. Olympic hockey team who performed the “Miracle on Ice” at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, along with Coach Herb Brooks’ daughter, joined President Donald Trump on stage at a campaign rally in Las Vegas on Friday to thunderous applause and shouts of “USA! ...

Cuomo: Feds would use license data to deport

Local News

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo, defending a controversial law that prevents federal law enforcers from accessing computerized records of New York drivers, contended Wednesday immigration officials would misuse the data in order to deport undocumented immigrants. “It would be like shooting ...

State promotes BYOBag program

Local News

With a plastic bag reduction law going into effect all across New York March 1, the state is rolling out an education and outreach campaign to ensure New Yorkers understand the legislation. “Right this minute, plastic bags are hanging in trees, blowing down the streets, filling up our ...

Your art goes here

Local News

SARANAC LAKE — Pop-up galleries in empty storefronts, painted street lamps and rain poems were three concepts discussed at Wednesday night’s village Arts and Culture Advisory Board meeting to get more art into public spaces. Board members hope all three ideas will come to fruition ...