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Lake Placid Sinfonietta season starts today

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Sinfonietta launches its 2021 season today with a free community “pops” concert at 7 p.m. Sunday. A formal symphony concert will follow at 7:30 p.m. Both will take place at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts and will be livestreamed and in-person. The ...

Franklin County reports zero COVID-19 cases

The number of active COVID-19 cases in Franklin County dwindled to zero on Tuesday for the second time in two weeks. In the last month, fewer than 10 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Franklin County, according to the state Department of Health. This county’s active case count ...

Schumer calls for unilateral reopening of U.S.-Canadian border

SACKETS HARBOR — Canadian politics are holding back the reopening of the northern border, and it’s time the United States take unilateral steps to allow more crossings, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer said Tuesday. As part of a day-long trip around Upstate New York, Sen. ...

Ironman won’t require athlete vaccinations

LAKE PLACID — Athletes who aren’t vaccinated are now allowed to participate in Lake Placid’s Ironman triathlon as long as they can provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result. The policy change was announced late last week, one day after the village of Lake Placid and town of ...

Tri-Lakes celebrate the 4th

TUPPER LAKE — Families, couples, revelers and campers filled the Municipal Park for Tupper Lake’s Fourth of July festivities Sunday, and there were more than enough attractions for them to enjoy. At the southern end, music lovers listened to Michael Shofi, Moment’s Notice and Spring ...