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APA approves public comment period on items

RAY BROOK - The state Adirondack Park Agency Friday, Nov. 9, found a number of state plans to comply with the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan, and announced the dates for the annual Local Government Day.During the second day of its monthly meeting, Friday, Nov. 9, the APA board found ...

Area schools closed today

Schools in the Tri-Lakes region are closed today, Friday, Nov. 16, due to the snowstorm, which is expected to dump about a foot of snow on a large portion of the Adirondacks.Schools that report being closed are AuSable Valley Central, Lake Placid Central, Keene Central, Saranac Lake Central, ...

Preview of this week’s Lake Placid News

LAKE PLACID - In this week's Lake Placid News, we continue to honor members of our military with Veterans Day tributes.On the front page, Editor Andy Flynn wraps up an exhaustive research project after trying to find out why the name of one Lake Placid soldier from World War I did not make it ...

Bishop names more North Country priests accused of abuse

In a letter read during Mass at parishes throughout the North Country, the region's Catholic bishop said he will name priests removed from ministry because of allegations that they sexually abused children in the past.Bishop Terry LaValley of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ogdensburg did not ...

ORDA ski centers open Saturday and Sunday

WILMINGTON - All four state Olympic Regional Development Authority ski centers will open Saturday for the first time this season, instead of the following weekend as previously announced.The Whiteface, Gore and Belleayre mountain ski centers in Wilmington, North Creek and Highmount, ...

WE ARE LAKE PLACID podcast: Elana Meyers Taylor, U.S. Olympic bobsled medalist

Lake Placid News Editor Andy Flynn interviewed three-time U.S. Olympic bobsled medalist Elana Meyers Taylor at the Olympic Training Center about her career for North Country Public Radio's North Country at Work Project.Listen to a portion of this interview on the latest episode of "We are Lake ...

Lake Placid, Keene plan Veterans Day services

LAKE PLACID - Veterans Day services are planned for this community and the town of Keene on Sunday and Monday.American Legion Post 326 will not hold a parade this year because Veterans Day falls on a Sunday, according to post Commander Stuart Spotts, who said Tuesday the legion members are ...

Woodward carries on the craft of guideboat construction

SARANAC LAKE - Two guideboats await Christopher Woodward's attention in his near-century-old shop. One was built circa 1910, in for a new gunwale and sheer planks. The other boat is yet only a quarter-built, planks half-covering its curved spruce ribs, built from scratch by Woodward himself."I ...

Cycle Ad’ks will stop in Westport, Wilmington, Ti

The Cycle Adirondacks bicycle tour group announced Ticonderoga, Wilmington and Westport as overnight communities for its 2019 Ultimate Cycling Vacation from Aug. 17 to 23.This will be the fourth annual week-long road cycling tour. Ticonderoga was featured as an overnight community during the ...

GIVING BACK: Church offers clothing drive

LAKE PLACID - Amanda Hoops organized a table of men's fleece jackets while Rose VanWormer stocked a circular rack of women's coats. There were nine tables and three racks of winter clothes set up at the Adirondack Community Church - everything from Northface jackets to rubber snow boots to ...

Gothic thriller opens at Pendragon Theatre

SARANAC LAKE - There's something so intrinsically off about Victorian-era England. It's as if the queen knew it was going to be one of the creepiest times in the country's history.Pendragon Theater will perform Jeffrey Hatcher's adaptation of Henry James' Gothic thriller "The Turn of the ...

UP CLOSE: Meet U.S. Marine Bill Morris

LAKE PLACID - In the upstairs of American Legion Post 326 there are binders and files of old news clippings memorializing America's Armed Services. Some headlines include "Nazis in Italy told to put up last ditch fight," "Yanks, Brazilians take 2 mountains" and "Ski troopers write home after ...

Wilmington Youth Center hosts haunted house

WILMINGTON - The Wilmington Youth Center hosted its third annual haunted house on Halloween, Wednesday, Oct. 31.Kids of all ages showed up for the fun. The younger ones came with their parents who seemed as excited as their kids to be there. The teens showed up with friends. And everyone ...

DEC: Harmful algae blooms can still occur in winter

The state Department of Environmental Conservation will stop issuing harmful algal bloom notifications for the winter, but warns that HABs can still occur even as temperatures fall."HABs may occur on waterbodies throughout the year, although fewer blooms occur as water and air temperatures ...

No skiing: Whiteface toll road will stay plowed for elevator renovation

WILMINGTON - The Veterans Memorial Highway, which allows people to drive nearly to the summit of Whiteface Mountain, will be plowed through the winter as work on the summit elevator continues for a second year.That will obstruct the road's other use as a popular ski attraction.The road was ...

3-6 inches of snow predicted today, tonight

The National Weather Service predicts 3 to 6 inches of snow will fall this afternoon and tonight.The nearest Weather Service office in Burlington, Vermont, issued a Winter Weather Advisory this morning covering the Tr-Lakes villages of Tupper Lake, Saranac Lake and Lake Placid as well as the ...

Preview of this week’s Lake Placid News

LAKE PLACID - In this week's Lake Placid News, sports makes another appearance on the front page with the U.S. bobsled team and the upcoming International Children's Games.Editor Andy Flynn has another installment from North Country Public Radio's North Country at Work Project, recently ...

Rep. Stefanik re-elected to third term

GLENS FALLS - U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik won re-election on Tuesday to a third term representing New York's 21st Congressional District.With 99 percent of the precincts reporting, Stefanik, R-Willsboro, received 56 percent of the vote, compared with 41 percent for Democrat Tedra Cobb and 1.5 ...

Letitia James makes history as 1st black woman to win NY-wide office

NEW YORK - Letitia James made history Tuesday night, becoming the first black woman elected to statewide office in New York. The Democrat will also be the state's first black attorney general.James defeated Republican lawyer Keith Wofford, a little-known candidate in a state where Democrats ...