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McKenna is one of North Country REDC's new leaders

March 4, 2019 The North Country Regional Economic Development Council announced Monday that it has appointed two new co-chairs: James McKenna, CEO of the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism in Lake Placid, an... more »»

UP CLOSE: Maple research center has new director

March 1, 2019 LAKE PLACID — In Adam Wild’s office at Cornell University’s Uihlein Maple Research Forest, he keeps a real old-school tree tap on his desk. It’s nothing intricate, just a hollowed-out wooden dowel. more »»

ROOST: Raise bed tax for local aid

March 1, 2019 LAKE PLACID — The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism is looking to raise the Essex County occupancy from 3 percent to 5 percent. The added 2 percent would go toward community development. more »»

Airbnb disputes national study that advises taxing, regulating it like hotels

March 1, 2019 LAKE PLACID — A recent study from the Economic Policy Institute suggests Airbnb rental units should have to play by the same rules as other lodging provider. more »»

Powassan virus is on the up-tick

March 1, 2019 PAUL SMITHS — A group of Paul Smith’s College students, researching the tick-borne Powassan virus for the state, has discovered that the disease is prevalent throughout the North Country. more »»

Cummings, Hoffman, Mihill join race for 2 town council seats

March 1, 2019 LAKE PLACID — Numerous candidates are lining up to run for two North Elba Town Council positions that will be up for grabs. more »»

Bills would activate Adirondack-Catskill land bank

March 1, 2019 Two bills before the state Assembly and Senate would activate a land bank created for the Adirondack and Catskill parks with a constitutional amendment. The bills — introduced by North Country Sen. more »»

Union: Spray would have aided COs

March 1, 2019 RAY BROOK — A New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association representative said the physical incident at the Adirondack Adolescent Offender Facility that sent three... more »»

Local watershed protection efforts get federal grants

March 1, 2019 WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik on Friday, Feb. 22 announced Lake Champlain Basin Program grants awarded to projects in her district. more »»

Firefighters battle chimney fire turned structure fire

March 1, 2019 UPPER JAY — The Upper Jay Volunteer Fire Department, Lake Placid Volunteer Fire Department, Keene Valley Fire Department, Keene Volunteer Fire Department, AuSable Forks Fire Department and... more »»

Bill would rate hikes for difficulty

March 1, 2019 A bill introduced in the state Assembly’s Environmental Conservation Committee would create a three-year program intended to increase hiker safety through a rating system and trailhead signag. more »»

Brewski is packed as snow returns to Tupper trails

March 1, 2019 By AARON CERBONE Staff Writer TUPPER LAKE — Thick snow and blue skies brought a record number of skiers to the Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce’s Brew-ski at the town’s James C. Frenette Sr. more »»

Local independent electric company seeks first 200 customers

March 1, 2019 SARANAC LAKE —?A local power company is looking for 200 customers to buy into the first independent generator in their network. more »»

Dozens of state bills could affect hunting, fishing, trapping

March 1, 2019 The New York State Assembly’s Environmental Conservation Committee has more than 240 bills before it in the 2019 session, and dozens of those would affect aspects of hunting, fishing and trapping,... more »»

Preview of this week's Lake Placid News

February 28, 2019 Sugaring season is almost upon us, and this week our front page leads with an exclusive Up Close feature on Adam Wild, the new director of Cornell University’s Uihlein Maple Research Forest in Lake... more »»

PSC hopes Universiade helps it become ‘winter sports school’

February 26, 2019 PAUL SMITHS — Paul Smith’s College hopes to capitalize on the 2023 Winter World University Games as it looks to make itself a school for student-athletes. more »»

Whiteouts prompt travel ban in Tupper Lake, school closures elsewhere

February 25, 2019 TUPPER LAKE — Severe whiteout conditions on major roads led to several car accidents and prompted this village and town to issue a declaration of emergency. more »»

Road rage in Jay, police say

February 25, 2019 JAY — A local man thought another driver passed his house at an unsafe speed, so he responded with threats, a baseball bat and road rage, police say. State Police charged John D. more »»

Priming the economic engine

February 22, 2019 LAKE PLACID — The state Olympic Regional Development Authority plans to start upgrading multiple winter sports venues this summe. more »»

UP CLOSE: Olympic Sports Complex manager retiring soon

February 22, 2019 It was a sunny, clear day at Mount Van Hoevenberg. Tony Carlino stood at the top. From up there, you can see almost everything — the Olympic ski jumps, village of Lake Placid, Cascade Mountain. more »»



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