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February 2, 2017 LAKE PLACID — This week, the state Olympic Regional Development Authority gets ready to replace the historic scoreboard above the 1980 Rink in the Herb Brooks Arena. more »»

Sign of a miracle

February 2, 2017 LAKE PLACID — On Feb. more »»

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February 2, 2017 LAKE PLACID — Officials here at the USA Luge headquarters are busy with the World Cup racing season, but they’re also making plans to document the rich 53-year history of U.S. Olympic luge team. more »»

Where in the world is USA Luge?

February 2, 2017 The USA Luge senior team will be competing in the seventh Viessmann World Cup of the season Feb. 4-5 in Oberhof, Germany. more »»

Where in the world is USA Bobsled & Skeleton?

February 2, 2017 The USA Bobsled & Skeleton team is competing in the seventh BMW IBSF World Cup on Feb. 3-5 in Igls, Austria. Men’s and women’s skeleton will be Feb. 3, two-man and women’s bobsled Feb. more »»

Lake Placid Olympics 2026 Facebook page is a hoax

February 2, 2017 LAKE PLACID — A Facebook page that claims to be the official campaign page for a joint Lake Placid-Plattsburgh 2026 Winter Olympic Games bid is a hoax, local officials confirmed Tuesday, Jan. 31. more »»

PEOPLE AT WORK: Weidle drives winter wonderland sleigh rides in Lake Placid

February 2, 2017 LAKE PLACID — Come wintertime, you’ll find an 8-by-18-foot cabin about 100 yards short of the statue of John Brown at the historic homestead of the 19th century abolitionist. more »»

Lake Placid Toboggan Chute to open Presidents Weekend

February 2, 2017 LAKE PLACID — The construction of the new Lake Placid Toboggan Chute is nearly complete, but messy ice conditions on Mirror Lake have town officials targeting a Presidents Weekend open for the slid. more »»

Thousands to arrive for Empire State Winter Games

February 2, 2017 LAKE PLACID — The Empire State Winter Games is expecting 14 percent growth in the number of entrants for this year’s games, as event organizers hope for 2,200 entrants after 1,886 registered for the... more »»

ARTIST PROFILE: Scofield sees beauty — and art — in tree burls

February 2, 2017 LAKE PLACID—While some may look at a tree burl and see an unattractive disruption in a tree’s growth that bulges from the trunk in a variety of contorted shapes, Robert C. more »»

Placid village may borrow $750,000 for electrical equipment

February 2, 2017 LAKE PLACID — Village Mayor Craig Randall said this village’s Board of Trustees will vote at its next regularly scheduled meeting on Feb. more »»

Lake Placid’s Stephen Reed named NCCC board chair

February 2, 2017 SARANAC LAKE — The new chairman of the North Country Community College Board of Trustees said he hopes to bring some new ideas. Stephen Reed of Lake Placid also pledged Friday, Jan. more »»

Indian snowshoe racers ‘devastated’ by U.S. visa denial

February 1, 2017 SARANAC LAKE — Indian snowshoers Abid Khan and Tanveer Hussain dreamed of traveling here to compete in the World Snowshoe Championships later this month. It would have been the first trip to the U.S. more »»

Judge requests more information in railroad lawsuit

January 31, 2017 MALONE — The judge presiding over a lawsuit filed against the state by the Adirondack Railway Preservation Society requested more information from lawyers on certain issues at a hearing Monday... more »»

Hamlin brings in record three medals at worlds

January 30, 2017 IGLS, Austria — USA Luge concluded the 47th annual world championships Sunday in Igls with a silver medal in the team relay — its third at this event — and set a team record for most hardware... more »»

Fire damages Curtis Lumber storefront in Ray Brook

January 30, 2017 RAY BROOK — Fire swept through part of the Curtis Lumber storefront Sunday night, Jan. more »»

Hamlin rises once again

January 27, 2017 When Erin Hamlin won her first world luge championship, someone in her bursting-with-pride hometown decided it would be fitting to name an ice cream sundae in her honor. more »»

BOCES proposes $18.5M project

January 27, 2017 LAKE PLACID —?The 10 schools that make up Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES are considering joining together to finance a proposed $18.5 million capital project with a vote likely in September. more »»

US women bobsledders grab gold, silver in Germany

January 27, 2017 KOENIGSSEE, Germany — Elana Meyers Taylor (Douglasville, Ga.) earned her third consecutive victory in the Friday, Jan. more »»

Bombers hockey forced to drop games from schedule

January 27, 2017 LAKE PLACID — Consequences and opportunities. Both have arisen from a recent disciplinary situation involving the Lake Placid boys hockey team. more »»



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