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Coronavirus

Essex County Health Dept. reports 1 new COVID death

The Essex County Health Department reported one new death from COVID-19 on Friday, July 30. For the first time ever, the department also reported the total number of people who have gotten COVID-19 post-vaccination. The new death was a person who was not a resident of Essex County but who ...

No evidence yet of COVID spread at Ironman

The Essex County Health Department has not confirmed any new cases of COVID-19 connected to the Ironman Lake Placid triathlon, a representative of the department said Tuesday, Aug. 3. The triathlon — one of the biggest events of the summer, and one of the first to test newly revised local ...

Essex County reports 1 new COVID death

The Essex County Health Department reported one new death from COVID-19 on Friday. For the first time ever, the department also reported the total number of people who have gotten COVID-19 post-vaccination. The new death reported Friday was a person who was not a resident of Essex County but ...

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 ...