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Runner dies of heatstroke from Whiteface Sky Race

A runner died of heatstroke he suffered during the Whiteface Sky Race Sunday in Wilmington.The races involve running up and down the steep trails of Whiteface Mountain Ski Center. Runners could descend on the gondola in Saturday's Vertical-K race, when temperatures were in the 80s, but Sunday's ...

Motorcycle-deer collision kills woman in Westport

A woman died Saturday when the motorcycle she was riding on collided with a deer in Westport.Amy Raimo, 52, of Ballston Spa was riding on the back of a motorcycle driven by Wayne Flores, 54, of Warrensburg, according to Essex County Coroner Frank Whitelaw. He said the two were southbound on ...

Lake Placid Horse Shows in full swing

LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid Horse Show began Tuesday, June 26 at the North Elba Show Grounds, beginning two weeks of top horse show competition in the Olympic Village.The show will continue through Sunday, July 1, and it will be followed by the I Love New York Horse Show on July 3-8.Many of ...

Lake Placid full of July 4 events

LAKE PLACID - Lake Placid is getting ready for its Fourth of July celebration, complete with a children's concert, parade down Main Street, Lake Placid Sinfonietta concert and the "Set the Night to Music" fireworks extravaganza.The day's activities on Wednesday, July 4 will begin with a free ...

New Lake Placid medical center on schedule

LAKE PLACID - Construction on Adirondack Health's new Lake Placid Health and Medical Fitness Center is on schedule, according to CEO Sylvia Getman said."You know, we've always estimated for this piece of construction because it is new construction on a clean property around 12 to 18 months, and ...

Live music sets the mood for Lake Placid BBQ fest

LAKE PLACID - There are 19 musical acts on tap for the 13th annual I Love BBQ and Music Festival July 6-8 at the Olympic Speedskating Oval.While barbecue teams cook for competition throughout the weekend, patrons will be able to buy barbecue meals from the festival vendors and sit underneath ...

Lake Placid’s Main Street sewer project wrapping up

LAKE PLACID - The major pieces of construction for the Main Street sewer project are expected to finish by the end of this week.Village Mayor Craig Randall said while the actual pipeline work should be done, crews will still have to fill in a few holes from street cutting and digging. That work ...

Lake Placid schools to get new security camera systems

LAKE PLACID - For the past four years, the Lake Placid Central School District has been trying to install new camera security systems in both the elementary and middle-high schools. With the possible threat of violence in schools locally and nationally, the school board has made it a top ...

WE ARE LAKE PLACID podcast: Mary Dietrich

In this week's Lake Placid News, we say goodbye to outgoing Lake Placid school board President Mary Dietrich. Staff Writer Griffin Kelly sat down with her at the Lake Placid News office to talk about her time on the school board.Listen to "We are Lake Placid," the weekly podcast from the Lake ...

WE ARE LAKE PLACID podcast: Courtney Bastian, Parmelee Tolkan

In this week's Lake Placid News, Editor Andy Flynn stopped by The History Museum at the Lake Placid train station to take a tour of the new "Suffrage Centennial" exhibit created by the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society. He spoke with historical society director Courtney Bastian and ...

Preview of this week’s Lake Placid News

LAKE PLACID - In this week's Lake Placid News, it's apparent that summer is in high gear. With the end of the school year and the beginning of tourist season, we were able to cram a lot of news, sports and event previews into this issue.Two weeks of Lake Placid Horse Shows began this week, and ...

Historical Society celebrates suffrage centennial

LAKE PLACID - New York state residents weren't swayed by antisuffragists in 1917 who said the Nov. 6 suffrage referendum would be a repeat of the 1915 defeat in the Empire State. And it's a good thing; otherwise, we'd have to wait even longer for an exhibit at the Lake Placid-North Elba ...

UP CLOSE: Mary Dietrich reflects on time on Lake Placid school board

LAKE PLACID - Mary Dietrich walked down Main Street with the Lake Placid Middle-High School behind her. A man walked passed her while pushing a stroller with his daughter in it. They greeted each other, and Dietrich commented how beautiful his little girl was."He's a former student," she said, ...

Generation of empathy seen in Lake Placid High School grads

LAKE PLACID - The 53 members of the Lake Placid High School Class of 2018 may be from the generation of Yik Yak and the Tide pod challenge - things most wouldn't hold in high regard - but they're also from a generation of empathy and the betterment of society.During the Friday, June 22 ...

Lighter than expected crowd for High Peaks Wilderness meeting

LAKE PLACID - A lot of empty chairs filled a ballroom at the Olympic Conference Center in Lake Placid Thursday, June 21 as the state Department of Environmental Conservation held its third and final public meeting on proposed changes to the High Peaks Wilderness and Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild ...

Lake Placid board to vote on budget today

LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid village board is expected to decide whether to adopt the 2018-19 budget at 4 p.m. today.The village's tax cap this year is 2 percent, and the proposed $3,728,498 tax levy would match that increase from the current year.Village treasurer Paul Ellis said the major ...

ROOST: Lax events help local economy

LAKE PLACID - With Summit Lacrosse Ventures bringing four events to Lake Placid this summer, the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism - the region's destination marketing organization - has estimated that direct spending in Lake Placid over that time will exceed $8 million."Lacrosse has been ...

Cobb crushes it in primary race

Tedra Cobb swept the North Country's congressional primary Tuesday night, June 26, with 56 percent of voters supporting her to represent Democrats in November's general election.The unofficial count, without absentee ballots, shows former cable television host Dylan Ratigan of Lake Placid ...

Lake Placid village board to vote on budget Thursday

LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid village board will decide whether to adopt the 2018-19 budget at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 28.The village's tax cap this year is 2 percent, and the proposed $3,728,498 tax levy would match that increase from the current year.Village treasurer Paul Ellis said the major ...

Five options in today’s Democratic primary

Registered Democratic Party voters will help elect their party's 21st Congressional District nominee with the federal primary election from noon to 9 p.m. today.Five candidates are vying in the primary to be the Democratic Party's elected representative from the sprawling 12-county district to ...