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After test run, farm food box deliveries begin in earnest today

Starting today, 100 boxes full of food purchased from local farms are being delivered for free to the homes of families deemed to be facing food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic in Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties. Two local organizations are working together to feed these ...

Construction continues for some, not others

Tools sit idle across New York as construction slows in order to build social defenses against the coronavirus. Some contractors are continuing with one-man jobs. Others are temporarily closing up shop. Meanwhile, construction crews working on utilities, affordable housing, public-sector ...

What NY state considers essential

1. Essential health care operations, including: ¯ research and laboratory services ¯ hospitals ¯ walk-in-care health clinics and facilities ¯ emergency veterinary, livestock services ¯ senior/elder care ¯ medical wholesale and distribution ¯ home health care workers or ...

COVID-19 affects maple sugaring season

As I start to write this, it’s raining and 50 degrees outside. Several days of above-freezing nighttime temperatures are in the forecast as well. It appears that the maple sugaring season is quickly coming to an end. Most of the producers that I’ve talked with are saying it’s been an ...

Real estate now ‘essential’ — with restrictions

LAKE PLACID — Real estate has now been deemed an essential business by the state — with some restrictions. Real estate agencies are being asked to conduct all listing presentations and property showings either virtually, or with the prospective buyer alone in the home. On March 20, ...

Placid village attorney advises: Don’t attempt to block short-term rentals

LAKE PLACID — Village Trustee Jason Leon on Monday asked what options the municipality has to take action against owners of short-term vacation rentals who are marketing their properties as an escape from areas ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic. The answer: none. That’s according to ...