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NWHL’s Placid bubble begins today

LAKE PLACID — Drop the puck! After seeing no official hockey games played at the Olympic Center for more than 10 months, those words can ring out again this weekend as the National Women’s Hockey League begins a condensed two-week season in Lake Placid. The cornoravirus pandemic ...

‘This is a huge event to choreograph,’ NWHL chief says

Tyler Tumminia has lost plenty of sleep trying to get the National Women’s Hockey League back on the ice. But now the interim commissioner has had her last night left to toss and turn. The NWHL goes full bubble hockey today when its two-week sprint of a season begins in a quarantined ...

NWHL schedule in Lake Placid bubble

LAKE PLACID — The six teams of the National Women’s Hockey League will be playing their entire season, including playoffs and the final, at the Olympic Center. - Saturday, Jan. 23 1 p.m.: Toronto Six at Metropolitan Riveters 4 p.m.: Boston Pride at Minnesota Whitecaps 7 p.m.: ...

Virus kills 5 more in Essex County

Two residents of a senior home in Willsboro have died after contracting COVID-19, and three other Essex County residents also died this week of the disease. There is a coronavirus outbreak at the Champlain Valley Senior Community. At least 30 people connected to the assisted living ...

62-case spike in Franklin County

SARANAC LAKE — Franklin County Public Health logged 62 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday. The number of active cases of COVID-19 has now swelled to 309, far beyond what this county has ever experienced at one time before. There are two outbreaks in Franklin County, both at state ...

Jamie Rogers running for mayor again after 12 years

LAKE PLACID — Jamie Rogers wants to be this village’s mayor once again. Rogers, an independent, said Monday, Jan. 18 that he has enough signatures on his nominating petition to run for the mayor’s seat, which will be vacated in early April after Craig Randall gets done with his ...

Four teens charged with Cell Science Center break-in

LAKE PLACID — Four teens have been charged with felonies after allegedly breaking into the former W. Alton Jones Cell Science Center and vandalizing the place in November. The only one of them named by New York State Police was Remi P. Borden, a 19-year-old from Lake Placid. The other ...

Biden to restore ‘traditional’ Can-Am tone, Douglas says

PLATTSBURGH — While some may speculate on the talking points of U.S. President Joe Biden’s Friday call with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Garry Douglas finds the “fresh and renewed” talk of bi-national matters more significant. Noting that the two leaders would likely ...

New York pot tax would go higher as weed gets stronger

ALBANY — New York would become the first state in the nation to tax marijuana based on the potency of its THC — the psychoactive substance giving users their high — under Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budget proposal. The governor rolled up the new approach to taxing weed while the state ...

Artists Guild reflects on water

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Artists Guild will present “The Waters Around Us” during the months of February and March. The 15 members of the Guild will display works depicting water in many forms as it appears throughout the Adirondacks. Paintings, photographs, drawings, pottery and ...

Tax help returns in Tupper Lake area

TUPPER LAKE — AARP’s Tax-Aide program offers free preparation and filing of federal and state income tax returns in Tupper Lake and surrounding areas. The program will provide confidential tax preparation by IRS-certified volunteers and is open to all. This year, new procedures to ...

High schools plan virtual spring shows

While people hope a return to normalcy is in the not-so distant future, they still need to social distance and stay 6 feet apart from others due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That means the spring high school musical season looks much different than most years, where students would be having ...

DEC budget breakdown

In Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed 2022 Executive Budget, the state Department of Environmental Conservation would get $1.8 billion in new appropriations — an 11% increase — with most Adirondack programs’ funding staying level. The funding does not include new forest rangers or other ...

Wild Side: How a trans forest ranger found herself in the Adirondacks

A lot of people come to the Adirondacks to find themselves. Robbi Mecus made a career here as an Adirondack forest ranger and chased her passion as a rock and ice climber. Mecus also came out as a transgender woman and has become a role model for people who aren’t always seen and accepted ...

Study will gauge interest in moving to Adirondacks

LAKE PLACID — The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism, in collaboration with Warren County Economic Development, is seeking input from people who live outside of this area to determine whether there’s an opportunity to entice more people to live in the Adirondacks year-round. The ...

Tupper Lake town board considers buying Big Tupper

TUPPER LAKE — After a discussion with the Tupper Lake Business Group at a town board meeting last Thursday, board members are cautiously considering, among other things, purchasing the Big Tupper Ski Area if it becomes available at a foreclosure auction in the spring. The group also asked ...

Stefanik speaks on inauguration

North Country Rep. Elise Stefanik shared her thoughts on the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris Wednesday, saying she hoped for unity but also criticizing the new administration as “far-left.” Stefanik did not say if she attended virtually or in-person. ...

Essex County’s early voting must move to North Elba

LAKE PLACID — The town of North Elba will host Essex County’s lone early voting station for the foreseeable future. A new state law signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo last month requires each county to have at least one early voting place located within its municipality with the highest ...

Lake Placid corrects electric bill errors

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid electric customers may have noticed some abnormalities in their bills this month. Village electric bills this month were printed with the incorrect due date — payment is actually due Jan. 29 — and the fuel adjustment charge for residential customers is ...