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Ironman postponed; Lake Placid triathlon seeks alternate date

LAKE PLACID — The Ironman Lake Placid triathlon, originally scheduled for July 26, was postponed on Friday and is hoped to be held later in the summer season. In a 27-second video clip on the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism Facebook page Friday afternoon, ROOST’s Lake Placid ...

Construction to get in gear

Construction was one of the last business industries New York state restricted to slow the spread the COVID-19, and now it will be among the first to restart. Only one worker at a time has been allowed on a job site since March 27, when Gov. Andrew Cuomo added private-sector construction ...

Horse shows canceled

LAKE PLACID — A string of 50 years in a row has come to an end. On Thursday morning, the board of the Lake Placid Horse Show Association unanimously voted to cancel the two-week-long equestrian events that had been scheduled to take place at the North Elba Show Grounds from June 23 to ...

Dentists’ patients can’t wear masks, so extra safety steps are needed

Sitting in close proximity to another person and exposing one’s open, mask-less mouth to an instrument that will spray saliva into the air is likely not an experience people are happily anticipating in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak. As businesses open back up and stay-at-home orders ...

ROOST releases ‘Politely Adirondack’ posters

LAKE PLACID — As some North Country businesses in New York begin to reopen their doors today, some of those doors may be adorned with new Adirondack-themed posters asking people to keep 6 feet apart from each other, wear face masks and wash their hands with soap and water. The posters ...

Here’s what can reopen in Phase 1

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Monday announced more details of the state’s plan to reopen the economy after giving several regions the green light to begin their reopening process after the New York State on PAUSE executive order expires on Friday. On Wednesday, the governor said the North Country ...

Reopening on track for Central New York, too

ALBANY— Large swaths of central and northern New York state that appear to be at low risk of a COVID-19 surge are poised to start to reopening Friday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said, urging businesses to prepare plans to reduce the risk of spreading the virus. New York City is broadening the ...

Lake Placid Horse Shows canceled this year

LAKE PLACID — A string of 50 years in a row has come to an end. On Thursday morning, the board of the Lake Placid Horse Show Association unanimously voted to cancel the two-week-long equestrian events that had been scheduled to take place at the North Elba Show Grounds from June 23 to ...

Here’s what can reopen in Phase 1

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Monday announced more details of the state’s plan to reopen the economy after giving several regions the green light to begin their reopening process after the New York State on PAUSE executive order expires on Friday. On Wednesday, the governor said the North Country ...

Tupper town may become broadband provider

TUPPER LAKE — The town is considering applying for a broadband grant to expand fiber optic cable for high-speed internet to businesses and residents in the town’s business districts, making the town an internet provider. Town Councilor John Quinn said it is not common for a town to ...

North Elba Recycling Center opening a third day for commercial businesses

LAKE PLACID — Town of North Elba officials announced Thursday that they will add a third day to the Recycling Center hours starting next week, for commercial businesses only. On Tuesday, the town reopened the Recycling Center after being closed for almost two months. Due to a 50% staffing ...

Governor says North Country can start limited reopening this weekend

WATERTOWN — Gov. Andrew Cuomo, speaking at Jefferson Community College Wednesday morning, said the North Country has met all the parameters to reopen some businesses starting Friday. The last of seven criteria the region need to meet was 30 per 1,000 residents tested for COVID-19 each ...

North Elba Recycling Center reopens, two days a week

LAKE PLACID — The town of North Elba’s Recycling Center at the transfer station reopened Tuesday after being closed for almost two months. A reduction in staff, however, means that the center will only be open two days a week — Tuesday and Saturday — until Gov. Andrew Cuomo gives ...

Placid brewery wins gold

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Pub & Brewery recently clinched a gold medal in a statewide craft beer competition. The brewery’s Salted Caramel Waffle Ale beat out 65 competitors in the Fruit and Spice Beer category of the 2020 New York State Craft Beer Competition. The contest was ...

Saranac Laker chosen to manage Lake Kora great camp

RAQUETTE LAKE — Lake Kora, a 122-year-old Adirondack great camp, has announced Cameron Karger of Saranac Lake as the new resident manager. Lake Kora is situated on 1,000 private acres and a 500-acre private namesake lake south of Raquette Lake. It offers 12 guest rooms in seven separate ...

Data: Virus-weary Americans slowly returning to the road

OAK PARK, Illinois (AP) — Americans are slowly getting back on the road after hunkering down due to the coronavirus, though the volume of traffic is still well below what it was before many states issued stay-at-home orders. Drivers in the U.S. have been more active in the past week than ...

Broadway shutdown extended until at least Labor Day

NEW YORK (AP) — The shutdown on Broadway has been extended again — until at least early September. Although an exact date for performances to resume has yet to be determined, Broadway producers are now offering refunds and exchanges for tickets purchased for shows through Sept. ...