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Saranac Laker saves snapping turtles

SARANAC LAKE — Before she rescued her first snapping turtle, Danielle Tooker said she didn’t know much about the state-protected species. Now, after more than two years, and helping nearly 400 baby snapping turtles reach safety in Lake Flower, Tooker has dedicated hundreds of hours to ...

ECHD: Report results of at-home COVID tests

The Essex County Health Department is asking residents to report the results of at-home COVID-19 tests. With the number of COVID-19 cases continuing the rise — the department reported 44 new cases over the past three days, bringing the total number of active cases countywide to 71 — the ...

Lake Placid to host Olympic team trials for Nordic combined, ski jumping

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid got an early Christmas present on Thursday. The trials for the 2022 U.S. Olympic team for Nordic combined and ski jumping are coming to the Olympic Jumping Complex and Mount Van Hoevenberg on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, the United States Olympic & ...

Meeting on Lake Placid cannabis sales slated next week

LAKE PLACID — The North Elba Town Council and Lake Placid Village board will host a virtual meeting next week to discuss whether to opt in or out of allowing cannabis sales and issuing on-site consumption licenses here. Former Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law on March 31 allowing ...

Lake Placid public art plan gets full approval

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Arts Alliance is planning to inventory and assess the condition of public art pieces throughout the area. The North Elba Town Council voted last week to approve the Lake Placid Arts Alliance’s public art master plan. The Lake Placid Village Board of Trustees ...

US, Canada border closure extended again, local officials question why

PLATTSBURGH — The U.S. said Monday it will soften air travel restrictions for vaccinated individuals this fall, but further tightened its grip on land travel, extending restrictions at Can-Am ports for the 18th consecutive month and leaving officials enraged and perplexed once ...