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COVID cluster at Northwood School

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LAKE PLACID — A group of Northwood School students and staff — including members of the school’s boys soccer, boys hockey and girls hockey teams — have been quarantined after a cluster of COVID-19 cases were discovered during routine testing. As of Monday, May 3, there were 22 ...

Water main work continues on Main Street this week

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LAKE PLACID -- After taking the weekend off, construction crews upgrading Main Street plan to continue their excavation of the water main from Monday, May 3 to Friday, May 7, according to Haley Breen, community development director for the town of North Elba and village of Lake ...

WE ARE LAKE PLACID: Jay Rand, North Elba supervisor

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LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid News Editor Andy Flynn interviewed North Elba Supervisor Jay Rand about some of the issues facing the town, including the coronavirus pandemic, affordable housing, tourism, large-scale events and New York's legalization of recreational marijuana. Listen to a portion ...

New York will lift most business capacity limits May 19

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NEW YORK — New York City’s subway will begin rolling all night again, and capacity restrictions for most types of businesses will end statewide in mid-May as COVID-19 infection rates continues to decline, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday. City subway service will return to 24-hour ...

Bar restrictions rolled back in New York

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New York is loosening several COVID-19 regulations on bars -- setting end dates for a midnight curfew and a requirement that food must be purchased with alcohol. Some local bar owners reacted with a mix of excitement and ambivalence. The food requirement with an alcoholic drink were lifted ...

Placid apartment builder gets state aid it was waiting on

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LAKE PLACID -- The state of New York is giving a Westchester County developer a big boost of capital to help build 60 apartments deemed affordable for local workers -- something identified as being in critically short supply here. The Wesvalley Road project is the only one in the North ...

Lake Placid Clean Up Day postponed until May 8

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LAKE PLACID -- Rain dates can be snow dates in the Adirondacks during the spring. That's exactly what's happening this week with Lake Placid's Clean Up Day, which was originally scheduled for Saturday, May 1. Due to snow in the forecast, the event will be postponed until the rain/snow date a ...

Lake Placid mask signs will stay up for now

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LAKE PLACID — The signs telling residents and visitors on Main Street to wear face masks will stay up for now as village officials discuss New York’s new outdoor mask-wearing guidance issued by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday, April 27. New York adopted the Centers for Disease Control and ...

GIVING BACK: Fully recruited

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LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Volunteer Fire Department last held an open house to attract new members two years ago, and one of the attendees is now a successful active firefighter. In April each year, fire departments across the state open their doors to introduce people to volunteer ...

Main Street upgrades continue with water main, stormwater drainage

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LAKE PLACID — Construction crews upgrading Main Street expect to continue excavating for the new water main from Monday, May 3 to Friday, May 7, according to Haley Breen, community development director for the town of North Elba and village of Lake Placid. Sections of the water main will ...

SUPERVISOR SPOTLIGHT: Jay Rand talks about issues facing town

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LAKE PLACID — As the town gets ready for the 2023 Winter World University Games, there are a number of issues facing the community, including short-term rentals, tourism, overuse of the High Peaks, the coronavirus pandemic and the state’s new law legalizing recreation marijuana use. ...

NY ski numbers rise despite pandemic challenges

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It seems like a paradox, but it’s true. New York ski areas generally reported more skiers than usual this winter — in some cases many more — despite challenges such as state-imposed capacity restrictions meant to slow coronavirus spread. This pandemic winter was good to the downhill ...

SWIMMING THROUGH TREES: Enjoying Flume Knob in the rain

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It’s just one of those things. I needed to get out, and I took a chance on a small patch of blue sky, which just so happened to be hovering over the area I was near, so I made a last-minute decision to head up Flume Knob in the town of Wilmington. Flume Knob is not a recent development, ...

Lake Placid school budget hearing slated for May 4

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LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid Central School District’s 2021-22 budget carries no tax increase, according to district officials. Lake Placid’s proposed school budget for the upcoming fiscal year would spend $20,731,143. That’s an increase of 3.77% over the current fiscal year — mostly ...

ORDA offices to replace ex-hospital; training center to be upgraded

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LAKE PLACID — The state Olympic Regional Development Authority Board of Directors Friday, April 23, authorized a $23.1 million project that will include the demolition of the old Adirondack Medical Center building on Church Street, construction of a new office building for ORDA staff and ...

Olympic Center Link Building to be redone

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LAKE PLACID — Visitors to the Olympic Center will soon have expanded access to scenic views of the High Peaks, the Olympic Speedskating Oval, ski jumps and the combined bobsled, skeleton and luge track at Mount Van Hoevenberg. The state Olympic Regional Development Authority Board of ...

Lake Placid hotel changes chain in redevelopment plan

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LAKE PLACID — The Quality Inn on Saranac Avenue will be converted to a Cambria-brand hotel rather than a Homewood Suites and Tru-branded hotel. Developers of the Lake Placid hotel appeared before the North Elba-Lake Placid Joint Review Board on Wednesday, April 21 to ask the board to amend ...

Credit union changes name

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Peru Federal Credit Union has changed its name to Mountain Valley Federal Credit Union. According to credit union CEO Maggie Fournier-Pope, the business began in the 1950s and originally served Peru Central School employees, but gradually grew over the decades. MVFCU now operates branches ...

CDC says vaccinated Americans can now go outside without masks

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NEW YORK — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased its guidelines Tuesday on the wearing of masks outdoors, saying fully vaccinated Americans don't need to cover their faces anymore unless they are in a big crowd of strangers. And those who are unvaccinated can go outside ...