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3 up for 3 seats on Lake Placid Central school board

LAKE PLACID - Three spots on the Lake Placid school board are up for election on Tuesday, May 15, and three candidates are running.Two of the available positions are three-year terms, and the other is a one-year post that would complete the term of Linda O'Leary, who resigned in February. Each ...

LPCS sticks to budget tax cap

LAKE PLACID - New York's property tax cap varies from district to district. Lake Placid Central School District's cap is 2.96 percent for 2018-19, and that's how much the tax levy will increase.The school board settled on a tax levy, meaning what's paid in local taxes, of $15,590,253.The total ...

ARTIST PROFILE: Musician Nick Saulpaugh ready for new adventure

LAKE PLACID-Nick Saulpaugh, his guitars and ukulele appear to be on the journey of a lifetime.The singer/guitarist and 2016 graduate of the Lake Placid High School left 13 months ago for Girdwood, Alaska, a resort town within the municipality of Anchorage. He returned home this week but plans ...

Massive sewer project is underway in downtown Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID - This village has begun the slip-lining process of its Main Street sewer project.During this past week and the next, work crews will be cleaning, inspecting with a camera and upgrading lateral pipes from Mid's Park to the post office. Lateral pipes are those that run from buildings ...

AVCS proposed tax levy comes in below NY cap

AuSable Valley Central School District will present a proposed budget, including a 2.33 percent increase in the tax levy, at a budget hearing Tuesday, May 8 starting at 6:30 p.m.On May 15 voters will be asked to approve the budget, as well as to vote for three school board members.The full ...

Local job fair echoes labor shortage in region

SARANAC LAKE - The Adirondack Daily Enterprise Job Fair at North Country Community College Wednesday, April 25 appeared to confirm a shortage of willing and able workers in the area, as two dozen employers offering positions from landscaping to civil service jobs met with few applicants.A ...

EAT ADK Restaurant Week May 3-10

LAKE PLACID - The region will host the third annual Eat ADK Restaurant Week from Thursday, May 3 through Thursday, May 10.This year's event features restaurants from five communities: Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, Harrietstown and Wilmington.Thirty-six restaurants will offer ...

Preview of this week’s Lake Placid News

LAKE PLACID - In this week's Lake Placid News, the state Olympic Regional Development Authority said goodbye to Olympic Center General Manager Denny Allen last week as he retired at the age of 63.Allen's last day - after spending 37 years working at the Olympic Center - was Friday, April 27. ...

Lake Placid village loses eminent domain case to museum

LAKE PLACID - Two parcels of land on Main Street that were intended to be a museum in 2007 will remain the property of the Adirondack Historical Association.The state Supreme Court decided Thursday, nearly a year after the village board applied for eminent domain on the land with hopes of ...

State of emergency declared for Saranac Lake as flooding begins

SARANAC LAKE - The National Weather Service issued a flood warning for the Saranac Lake area late Thursday afternoon, around the same time Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that this village is under a state of emergency due to potential flooding on the Saranac River and other water bodies.River ...

Saranac River covers Moose Pond Road

BLOOMINGDALE - As the governor's office authorized the release of emergency resources to protect the village of Saranac Lake from flooding, residents of Moose Pond Road in Bloomingdale, where the Saranac River washes over the road almost every spring, were going about business as usual."I've ...

Less than 1 day in jail for $400K fraud

SARANAC LAKE - Mark Gillis, the Saranac Lake man who pleaded guilty last November to defrauding clients of his brokerage firm out of nearly $400,000, was sentenced in a U.S. district court Wednesday to time served and one year of home detention.According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael ...

Whiteface will break record with one more day of skiing

It was 75 degrees and sunny on Wednesday, but Whiteface Mountain still has one more day of skiing and snowboarding left in it.Whiteface Mountain Ski Center in Wilmington will reopen on Saturday, May 5 only, with top-to-bottom skiing on the Little Whiteface spur, Assistant General Manager Mike ...

Massive downtown sewer project is underway

LAKE PLACID - This village has begun the slip-lining process of its Main Street sewer project.During this week and the next, work crews will be cleaning, inspecting with a camera and upgrading lateral pipes from Mid's Park to the post office. Lateral pipes are those that run from buildings to ...

UP CLOSE: Student artist does her own thing

LAKE PLACID - Coil pots are a form of pottery where you stack clay rings on top of each other. Isabella Read, or Izzy for short, hates making coil pots."When Ms. Huber told us we were doing coil pots, I was livid," Read said. "I did the project, but I just needed to make it more ...

EYE ON BUSINESS: Bookstore has to keep cash flowing in slow shoulder season

LAKE PLACID - There's something magical and romantic about a bookstore. Even if you're not looking to buy, just feeling the pages on your fingers or the weight of a coffee table book in your hands creates a tactile experience.A lot goes into that moment, though. Someone has to pick that book ...

Study: Outdoor rec is big business in northern NY

It's no surprise the congressional district that covers much of the Adirondacks is home to a lot of outdoor recreation, but a group has found that New York's 21st Congressional District generates an astounding $1.5 billion annually.The Outdoor Industry Association released its report for all ...

Manholes may delay Main St. sewer project

LAKE PLACID - Some complications with manholes along Main Street could delay the downtown sewer replacement project this village has needed for years.Earlier this year the village board announced that sewer lines beneath Main Street will be replaced and updated to protect Mirror Lake from ...

Village board discusses Main Street parking meters

LAKE PLACID - The village board had a preliminary discussion Monday on possibly raising parking meter fines and relocating some meters.The current cost of a parking meter fine is $25, and if not paid after 30 days, a $10 lateness fee is added. The initial fine could rise to $35 in the ...