Wanna go to Canada?

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LAKE PLACID — With the border opening Aug. 9 for discretionary travel, Americans will find that it’s not so easy getting into Canada anymore. Gone are the days of simply showing a passport or enhanced New York state driver’s license and answering a few questions before being waved ...

UP CLOSE: Making a home in Lake Placid

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LAKE PLACID — Tashi Sharzur and his wife, Olga, want to put down roots in Lake Placid, and one local organization hopes to rally the community to make that happen. AuSable Valley Habitat for Humanity, for the first time in the group’s history, is in the process of building a new home ...

Hazy days of summer

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SARANAC LAKE — This region continues to see the effects of wildfires in Canada and in the western U.S. The air in Saranac Lake was hazy Monday morning, July 26. It smelled like smoke. In the afternoon, the state Department of Environmental Conservation reported “good” air quality at ...

Construction along Main Street continues

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LAKE PLACID — Construction along Lake Placid’s Main Street is expected to wind down for the summer in the next few weeks, but work at the municipal lot across from NBT Bank may continue longer than anticipated. Construction crews are planning to install a new Redi-Rock retaining wall at ...

OK sought for ‘The Other Side’ nightclub

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LAKE PLACID — A local business owner has asked for authorization to operate a nightclub on Main Street, and the town-village Joint Review Board has set a public hearing on the request. Sonja Barney, the owner of Bowlwinkles, a bowling alley and family fun center, submitted an application ...

Off-Track Betting eyes kiosk in Lake Placid

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LAKE PLACID — A representative of the Capital District Regional Off-Track Betting Corp. is seeking input on the possibility of bringing an OTB kiosk or two to Lake Placid. Willsboro resident Lorilee Sheehan, a Capital District Regional Off-Track Betting Corporation board member who ...