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Coronavirus

Wanna go to Canada?

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 ...

US extends Canadian non-essential travel ban across border until Aug. 21

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is extending a “non-essential” travel ban for Canadians and Mexicans across the border until Aug. 21, according to a document published in the Federal Register on Thursday, July 22. The travel ban, issued by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, was ...

New round of small business relief

LAKE PLACID — Small businesses affected by the Main Street and Saranac Avenue construction project this past spring are now eligible for grants from the town of North Elba Business Emergency Grant Fund. The program, originally designed to help businesses negatively affected by the ...

Back to normal … almost

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid’s Main Street was packed with people on Sunday for the annual Fourth of July gala parade, which made its return this year after being canceled in 2020 due to coronavirus pandemic-related capacity limits last year. With the sun still bright overhead, just ...

New York to let state of emergency expire

ALBANY — New York will lift more COVID-19 restrictions when the state of emergency expires later this week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday. The state of emergency expires Thursday, he said, meaning that it lifts Friday. New Yorkers will still have to wear masks on public transit, ...

Stec: End of emergency power for governor was ‘long overdue’

For a year, New York Sen. Dan Stec has been pushing for an end to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s emergency powers — the ability to make or change laws the state Legislature gave him at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. On Wednesday, the Republican from Queensbury was ...