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Lake Placid High School winter concert

Weekender A&E

LAKE PLACID — The music department at Lake Placid High School will present a winter concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12 in the high school auditorium. The community is invited to come and share an evening of seasonal music with performances by the High School Chorus, Band, Women's ...

Teen creates Winter Carnival app

Local News

SARANAC LAKE — Out of his appreciation for the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival, a local teenage app developer created a Google Android app for the Winter Carnival. Now he needs someone to help him create the Apple iOS equivalent. “The good thing, if someone wanted to assist us,” said ...

Case closed: Towns win back Old Mountain Road

Local News

LAKE PLACID — Old Mountain Road, a historic highway that was — until recently — part of a state wilderness area, has been returned to two local towns after more than a decade-long legal battle. The road became contested in 2003, when Lake Placid resident Jim McCulley drove his ...

Golden Arrow donates pet fees to wildlife refuge

Business

LAKE PLACID — The Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort, a 165-room hotel situated along the shore of Mirror Lake in Lake Placid, has a soft spot for pet guests. Each year the pet-friendly resort that welcomes dogs, cats and even a pig, donates 10 percent of all pet fees to a local humane society or ...

Coroner IDs hiker who died on Long Lake mountain

Local News

LONG LAKE — A 51-year-old Canadian man died while hiking a popular fire tower peak in the Adirondacks on Saturday, Dec. 1. Mark Earle of Ottawa died about a half-mile from the summit on his descent with a group of snowshoers, according to Hamilton County Coroner Virginia ...

Vote to consolidate E’town, Westport schools passes

Local News

WESTPORT — As of July 1, Westport Central and Elizabethtown-Lewis Central schools will be history. Voters on Tuesday voted to consolidate the districts, with 90 percent of ELCS voters approving the move with a tally of 421 to 49 and 62 percent of WCS voters giving the OK with a tally of ...

New parking meters likely in Lake Placid

Local News

LAKE PLACID — This village is currently testing new parking meter machines on Main Street, which will most likely be an element of the village’s reconstruction of the downtown thoroughfare over the next few years. At Monday night’s village Board of Trustees meeting, Mayor Craig Randall ...

Reps make food-filled Army-Navy wager

Local News

Assemblyman Dan Stec and Assemblyman-elect Colin Schmitt have entered into a friendly wager over the storied Army-Navy rivalry football game coming up on Saturday. Stec, of Queensbury, is a Navy veteran whose district includes Whitehall, the birthplace of the U.S. Navy. Schmitt, of New ...

Osborne hopes to lead new school district

Local News

ELIZABETHTOWN — Scarcely a month after the public referendum that OK’d the merger of Elizabethtown-Lewis and Westport central school districts, voters will go to the polls again - to elect representatives to a new school board. According to information available Tuesday, petitions to ...

Old amusement park to become dinosaur-themed park

Local News

LAKE GEORGE — Magic Forest amusement park will become Lake George Expedition Park when taken over by a new owner in the coming months, with added attractions that will include a dinosaur-themed area to be called “Dino Roar Valley.” Longtime owner Jack Gillette is selling the Route 9 ...

SUNY urged to tighten control on toxic materials

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ALBANY — State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is urging State University administrators to address “weaknesses” in safeguarding the system’s students and staffers from hazardous materials stored on its campuses. State auditors, according to a report released by the comptroller, ...

Santas ski for free Sunday at Whiteface

Local News

WILMINGTON — Whiteface Mountain is celebrating with the third annual Santas Ski Free Day Sunday, Dec.9. Guests, who dress as Mr. or Mrs. Claus, participate in a group photo and arrive by 10 a.m., receive a free lift ticket to ski or ride the Olympic mountain. Those who do not have a jolly ...

Speaker: U.S. likely to exceed 70,000 overdoses in 2018

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SARANAC LAKE — At a Tri-Lakes Community Alliance for Addiction Prevention event Monday night a consultant in substance abuse and education outlined the effects of addiction on the brain and discussed modern stressors and drugs plaguing American youth. “I will tell you that there are ...

Canadian who died on Long Lake mountain identified

Local News

LONG LAKE — A 51-year-old Canadian man died while hiking a popular fire tower peak in the Adirondacks on Saturday, Dec. 1. Mark Earle of Ontario died about a half-mile from the summit on his descent with a group of snowshoers, according to Hamilton County Coroner Virginia ...

Dance Sanctuary expands its classes with Tupper Lake location

Local News

TUPPER LAKE — As the opening notes of Pachelbel’s Canon echoed through the Tupper Arts Center on Monday afternoon, a troupe of 13 smiling kindergarten through second-grade girls assumed “first position” to begin warming up for their ballet lesson. Mandi Maiore from the Dance ...

North Elba, Lake Placid boards to talk vacation rental laws

Politics

LAKE PLACID — Local laws regarding vacation rentals and Airbnbs in this village are close to a reality. The North Elba Town Council and the Lake Placid Village Board of Trustees will have a public meeting Thursday, Dec. 13 at 4 p.m. at the North Elba Town Hall to discuss each group’s ...

DEC closes roads for winter as hunting season ends

Local News

The state Department of Environmental Conservation has announced the seasonal closure of several roads for the winter, and regular season hunting has come to an end. In its weekly Outdoor Recreation Bulletin, the DEC said O’Neill Flow Road, Minerva Club Road and Pickwickett Pond Road in ...