New vacation rental regulations?

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LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid-North Elba Land Use Code Committee presented its ideas on Thursday, May 5 for how short-term vacation rentals could be regulated in the town and village, including prohibiting unhosted STRs in densely-packed residential areas. There is an active moratorium in ...

EYE ON EDUCATION: ‘Mountain of a man’

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LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid community lost a vibrant teacher, mentor, colleague, outdoorsman, crossword puzzler and basement poker player when North Country School/Camp Treetops and Northwood School teacher Roger Loud died on April 29. Loud, 85, was a teacher for more than 60 years, doing ...

Moratorium exceptions?

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LAKE PLACID — The village of Lake Placid has received its first two applications for an exemption from the village’s moratorium on issuing new short-term vacation rental permits. A public hearing for the two variance applications is scheduled for Monday, May 16 at 4:30 p.m. in the North ...

Property assessments up 11%

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LAKE PLACID — This year’s tentative property assessment roll is now complete in the town of North Elba and village of Lake Placid, and rolls show that property values in local residential areas have risen by 11% in the last year. The town sent out notices of change in assessment during ...

John Brown Day celebration slated May 14

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LAKE PLACID — John Brown Lives! will celebrate John Brown Day and this year’s distinguished Spirit of John Brown Freedom awardees on Saturday, May 14. The celebration is scheduled for 3-5 p.m. at the John Brown Farm State Historic Site in Lake Placid. The John Brown Freedom award is ...

‘Operation SPAM’

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LAKE PLACID — A Lake Placid resident and Ukraine native is organizing a food and goods drive to help people affected by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. USA Luge Marketing Manager Dmitry Feld, a native of Kyiv, Ukraine, is spearheading the drive with the help of the Lake Placid community. ...