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Restoration in works for Hotel North Woods

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LAKE PLACID — Planning for a restoration of the historic Hotel North Woods continues. The new owners of the Main Street hotel, Lake Placid Hotel Partners LLC, submitted an application to the Lake Placid-North Elba Joint Review Board seeking approval for a number of exterior upgrades to the ...

No change for Swastika, NY

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Swastika, New York, will stay on the map. The Black Brook Town Council on Monday, Sept. 14 unanimously decided to keep the name of one of the town’s hamlets, Swastika, instead of changing it to something else. Discussion of the hamlet’s name came about after Michael Alcamo, a New York ...

Luge World Cup moved from Lake Placid to Germany

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Lake Placid will not play host to any major international sliding events this winter, after the International Luge Federation said Wednesday, Sept. 16 it will not hold a World Cup competition there because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. The upstate New York village was ...

Real estate trends: Many are moving to the Adirondacks

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The coronavirus pandemic has been a boon for the Adirondack housing market, at least for those looking to sell. And homes are selling fast. Local real estate agents say that despite the pandemic and millions of people still unemployed, the number of buyers looking for a home in the ...

Real estate surge in the Adirondacks echoes post-9/11

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Local real estate brokers weren’t sure what the market would look like when the economy opened up again — but those who have been in the business for decades suspected that the Adirondack housing market would rebound quickly. There was precedent for that theory: After the Sept. 11, 2001 ...

Group calls for short-term rental moratorium in North Elba

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LAKE PLACID — A development commission tasked with reviewing the local land-use code is calling for elected officials to stop issuing any new short-term vacation rental permits for the next year. Meanwhile, some vacation rental owners are suing the local governments over the limits already ...

Jewish High Holy Days go virtual in Lake Placid

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LAKE PLACID — In Lake Placid, the Jewish High Holy Days are going virtual this year. In light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Lake Placid Synagogue will livestream services for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. This is something totally ...

Big plans in works for Tupper Lake’s old OWD factory

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Tupper Lake’s empty but iconic former Oval Wood Dish factory, known simply as OWD, has been recommended as an addition to the state and national Registers of Historic Places — but the village mayor says a deal is in the works for it to be purchased and converted into housing. The ...

Youth football is alive and well in the Tri-Lakes

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SARANAC LAKE — High school football won’t be taking place in the Tri-Lakes this fall, but a big bunch of area youngsters are having fun and staying active while learning about the game. The brand-new Saranac Lake USA Football league is underway, and approximately 70 participants, grades ...

Elementary students nervous but excited about new school year

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LAKE PLACID — Students arrived to school for their first day of classes after an unusual summer. Izabella Sears, 10, and Kyah Yarosis, 8, were among the first students to arrive at the Lake Placid Elementary School on Tuesday, Sept. 8. Sears entered fifth grade this year. Yarosis ...

As 2 more die, Essex Center company moves test lab in-house

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ELIZABETHTOWN — Two more residents of the Essex Center nursing home and rehabilitation facility have died from COVID-19, the Essex County Health Department reported Wednesday, Sept. 9. The deaths came as the company that operates the home, Centers Health Care, announced that it has ...

Hardy Kids continue upgrading Wilmington bike park

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WILMINGTON — Improvements continue here at the town’s mountain bike park, known as Randy’s Bike Park. Throughout the past few years, as Wilmington has slowly become a destination for mountain biking, two local kids and a small group of volunteers have been working on transforming a ...

Paul Smith’s has campuswide testing and no COVID so far

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PAUL SMITHS — Three weeks ago, Paul Smith’s College tested nearly all of its students and staff for COVID-19, and the results show no positive tests so far, according to college officials. Now they hope to keep the hands-on-centric college open for the rest of the semester. “We might ...

3 Mount Marcy rescues in one night

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KEENE — State Department of Environmental Conservation forest rangers conducted three rescues on the tallest mountain in the state on Saturday, Sept. 5. The rescues all happened in the span of one night, between 4 p.m. and midnight, according to DEC spokeswoman Lori Severino. The string of ...

Second testing round finds all clear for COVID at Mercy

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The Mercy Living Center in Tupper Lake has seen zero new cases of COVID-19 since an employee tested positive last week. The nursing home, operated by Adirondack Health, conducted a second round of resident testing on Friday, Sept. 4. All 57 of the facility’s residents received negative ...

5 new COVID cases in Essex County, 3 tied to nursing home outbreak

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Five new cases of COVID-19 in Essex County were announced on Monday, Sept. 7, three of them tied to a coronavirus outbreak at a nursing home in the county seat. The three new cases at the Essex Center nursing home and rehabilitation facility announced Monday include two residents and one ...