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Village approves an extra $89K to finish Mirror Lake sidewalk

July 18, 2017 LAKE PLACID — Village crews and subcontractors worked through the first of two thunderstorms Monday morning, July 17, as they installed the new Mirror Lake sidewalk between the Boat House restaurant... more »»

Lake Placid lands Children’s Games, bobsled-skeleton World Championship

July 17, 2017 Lake Placid will host the International Children’s Games in 2019 and the Bobsled and Skeleton World Championships in 2021, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday, July 16. more »»

Vigil nudges police to release details of 20-year-old's drowning

July 14, 2017 LAKE PLACID — More than two months after the May 12 drowning death on Lake Placid of 20-year-old village native Saige Borden, dozens of family members, friends and community members congregated at... more »»

Editors' preview of this week's Lake Placid News

July 13, 2017 LAKE PLACID — During the summer, much of our news in the Olympic Region comes from special events, which are enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. more »»

Home from home

July 13, 2017 LAKE PLACID — The Celtic Thunder duo of Neil Byrne and Ryan Kelly took Lake Placid by storm this week during a one-of-a-kind fan experience: the first-ever Byrne and Kelly Fan Retreat at the High... more »»

UP CLOSE: Lake Placid festival becomes reunion for V licious BBQ team

July 13, 2017 LAKE PLACID — As he wore an orchid-colored T-shirt screen-pressed with his own beaming bespectacled face across the chest, Varun Mani braved the Adirondack rain Friday, July . more »»

GIVING BACK: Wings, wheels and meals

July 13, 2017 KEENE — A retired F-16 pilot with the National Guard in Syracuse, Bob Rose, loved the High Peaks region of the Adirondacks for decades and desired to live here ever since his first visits as a Boy... more »»

ORDA got financial help from MTA in 2016

July 13, 2017 LAKE PLACID — What’s come to be known as “the winter that wasn’t” in 2015-16 was so bad for business at state-owned ski centers such as Whiteface Mountain that Gov. more »»

Rain dampens Lake Placid BBQ fest

July 13, 2017 LAKE PLACID — A soggy Friday night, July 7, at the Olympic Speedskating Oval led organizers of the I Love BBQ and Music Festival to believe they wouldn’t raise as much money for the Shipman Youth... more »»

Mirror Lake testing shows lack of oxygen

July 13, 2017 LAKE PLACID — After another year of testing the health of Mirror Lake, the AuSable River Association reports oxygen levels for lake and rainbow trout remain a concern as more data is compiled. more »»

Saranac Lake’s Walk of Fame to add NFL team

July 13, 2017 SARANAC LAKE — The National Football League’s Philadelphia Eagles will soon have its place in the village’s history solidified with its own plaque on the downtown Walk of Fame. more »»

Coroner’s overdose education effort spreads across the nation

July 13, 2017 SARANAC LAKE — Since the New York Times showcased his “unusual perspective” to educating people about the opioid crisis, Frank Whitelaw says he’s been a wanted man. more »»

Essex County considers software to ensure bed tax compliance

July 10, 2017 LAKE PLACID — Essex County, and in turn this village and the town of North Elba, are considering paying for a software program to help locate online vacation rental listings to secure compliance wit... more »»

Lake Placid officials travel to Lithuania to secure kids' games

July 7, 2017 LAKE PLACID — In the wake of a multi-day visit to this region that was lauded by World University Games officials, local leaders are ratcheting up their pursuit of the two other world winter sportin... more »»

Editors' preview of this week's Lake Placid News

July 6, 2017 LAKE PLACID — The I Love BBQ and Music Festival usually coincides with the Fourth of July holiday, but it will be held a few days later this year, July 7-. more »»

High on the hog

July 6, 2017 LAKE PLACID — With the 12th Annual I Love BBQ and Music Festival being held on the Olympic Speedskating Oval — where Eric Heiden won five gold medals for the U.S. more »»

UP CLOSE: Mike Farrell leaves Uihlein Forest maple program

July 6, 2017 LAKE PLACID — Two guys walk into a sugarhouse. ... There’s really no joke here. Mike Farrell is walking out of one sugarhouse and into another one. more »»

PEOPLE AT WORK: Orefice takes over at Uihlein Forest

July 6, 2017 LAKE PLACID — Just 10 days into Joe Orefice’s tenure as director of Cornell University’s Uihlein Maple Forest, 42 inches of snow blitzed this mountain village overnight in mid-March. more »»

Ithaca man drowns at Flume in Wilmington

July 6, 2017 WILMINGTON — Just before recovery efforts hit the 24-hour mark, rescuers were able to retrieve the body of a man who is believed to have drowned in the West Branch of the AuSable River Monday... more »»

ARTIST PROFILE: Sculptor Robert Eccleston busy with public work

July 6, 2017 LAKE PLACID—For Robert Eccleston, it all began around 1991 when he saw some pricey wildlife sculptures he couldn’t afford, so he decided to learn how to make them himself. more »»



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