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Health

Police open drug drop-off box

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Police Department is planning to open a drop-off box where residents can securely dispose of unused, expired or unwanted prescription drugs. The box will be located inside the North Elba Town Hall, close to the back entrance and beneath the stairs that lead to ...

New Main Street shuttle begins

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid’s new shuttle service started rolling on Thursday, July 1. The shuttle, which brings riders from the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society’s History Museum on Station Street to Main Street and back, was launched in an effort to entice construction crews to ...

Governor lifts more COVID-19 rules

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday, June 15 that 70% of adults in New York have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, a threshold he said the state would celebrate by easing many of its remaining social distancing rules and shooting off fireworks. “What does 70% mean? It means ...

Schools can choose to ditch masks when outdoors

After a weekend of mixed messages on mask-wearing at schools, Gov. Andrew Cuomo released an official guidance on Tuesday, June 8 allowing districts to choose to lift mask requirements for students and staff when they are outdoors. Starting Wednesday, June 9, all of the school districts ...

Data breach exposes Adirondack Health patient information

SARANAC LAKE — The personal information of more than 800 patients of Adirondack Health may have been exposed in a contract company’s data breach three-and-a-half months ago, the health care network announced late Thursday. The patient information that was exposed included certain ...