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New York will lift most business capacity limits May 19

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

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

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 hotel changes chain in redevelopment plan

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

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 ...

WE ARE LAKE PLACID: Jim McKenna, Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid News Editor Andy Flynn interviewed Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism CEO Jim McKenna about the destination management plan the organization is working on for the village of Lake Placid and town of North Elba. ROOST is the marketing organization for Lake Placid ...

Quality of life for residents, quality of place for visitors

LAKE PLACID — At the heart of the Adirondack Park is the concept of balance, between humans and the environment. How do we balance the needs of the people who live and visit here with the state’s mandate to protect the environment? The same can be said for tourism management, whether ...

Main Street upgrade this week

LAKE PLACID -- The excavation of the water main on Main Street was planned to start on Monday, April 12, beginning at the north end of town, at the intersection of Main Street and Saranac Avenue, according to Kate Thompson of the Lake Placid-North Elba Community Development Commission, which is ...

Dollar General is the talk of Wilmington

WILMINGTON — Around two dozen members of the general public attended the Wilmington Planning-Zoning Board meeting on Monday. It was held in the town’s firehouse rather than in the town’s Community Center building in order to accommodate the expected turnout and allow for social ...

Business owners: Usual spring lull not happening this year

LAKE PLACID — Spring break is here, and instead of the usual empty streets, Lake Placid’s business district is bustling — just as it has been for most of the last year. There’s usually a lull in tourism at this time of year — so much so that some of Lake Placid’s business owners ...

Big events? Yes.

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid’s large-scale sporting events are expected to move forward this year despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, organizers said during a conference call hosted by the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism on Thursday, March 18. The Ironman triathlon, the Lake ...

Ironman Lake Placid opens registration for volunteers

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Ironman Volunteers Facebook page announced earlier this week that registration is now open for volunteering at this year’s Ironman Lake Placid triathlon, scheduled for Sunday, July 25. “While we are at the mercy of the state and local communities, we are ...

Lake Placid’s Main Street overhaul will start next month

LAKE PLACID — An infrastructure overhaul on Main Street is set to begin next month, and local officials used a virtual meeting Thursday to say what residents, business owners and tourists can expect on a day-to-day basis as this $10 million, nearly three-year project upgrade unfolds. A ...

US-Canada border will be closed at least another month

The U.S.-Canada border closure has been extended for a 13th month as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security made it official Thursday morning on Twitter: “To prevent the further spread of COVID-19, and in coordination with our partners in Canada and ...

Lake Placid’s big summer events are on, organizers say

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid’s large-scale sporting events are expected to move forward this year despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, organizers said during a conference call hosted by the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism on Thursday. The Ironman triathlon, the Lake Placid ...

Maple Weekends canceled again

LAKE PLACID — New York Maple Weekends — featuring facility tours and special events the third and fourth weekends of March — have been canceled for the second year in a row due to the coronavirus pandemic. New York State Maple Producers Association Executive Director Helen Thomas ...

Adirondack Health CEO reflects on COVID, career, retirement

SARANAC LAKE — The last year of Adirondack Health CEO and President Sylvia Getman’s 30-year career has been marked by the largest health care emergency in decades. The COVID-19 pandemic increased the importance of the health care organization’s role in the community, and at the same ...

Johnstons open to selling historic Ruthie’s Run before retirement

LAKE PLACID — Cathy and Wayne Johnston have been in business for a long time, and they’re ready to retire. That means closing their Main Street shop, Ruthie’s Run, and selling the building. After leaving the corporate world more than 30 years ago, the Johnstons moved to this area ...

Bringing a little more Europe to Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — Imagine you’re in Europe, in a country where American staples like hamburgers are hard to come by. “You’re fine for some time,” said Bogdan Polak, owner of Lake Placid’s Redneck Bistro, who runs their businesses with his wife, Anna. “Then you crave.” In ...