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UP CLOSE: Meet Anita Estling, Lake Placid’s new village clerk

LAKE PLACID - When Brooklynite Anita Estling vacationed at her grandmother's Vermontville home as a child, despite her love for the urban jungle that is New York City, she appreciated the beauty of the Tri-Lakes region.She was born and raised in the Windsor Terrace neighborhood, a small, ...

Gibson Brothers take home one IBMA award from Raleigh

LAKE PLACID - The North Country's own Gibson Brothers bluegrass band - which will be performing at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts in November - took home one International Bluegrass Music Association award last week during the annual World of Bluegrass celebration.The Gibson Brothers - ...

State silent on next steps after judge shot down rail-trail plan

SARANAC LAKE - Last week, an acting state Supreme Court justice put an end to years of debate over what would happen with a 34-mile stretch of train tracks when he sided with an upstate railroad in its lawsuit against New York state.Judge Robert Main Jr. ruled that the state acted "arbitrarily ...

Gillibrand visits Paul Smith’s to push new invasives law

PAUL SMITHS - New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York, visited Paul Smith's College Monday, Oct. 2 to announce a new law that she hopes will pass with bipartisan support.Gillibrand, along with several environmental leaders, talked about the need to adopt the Invasive Fish and Wildlife ...

Gillibrand blasts Congress in wake of Las Vegas shootings

PAUL SMITHS - A sitting United States senator blasted her congressional colleagues Monday afternoon, Oct. 2, just hours after authorities announced that the death toll from a Las Vegas mass shooting had reached 58, with more than 500 injured.Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York, called on ...

NCCC, SUNY Potsdam plan Pathways program

SARANAC LAKE - Officials at North Country Community College and SUNY Potsdam are planning a new program, in which students could begin their college career as matriculated NCCC students, but live on the SUNY Potsdam campus and transition to the four-year program when they're ready. If all goes ...

Vaccination rates in local schools reassuring

SARANAC LAKE - Cold and flu season is getting underway, and if you have kids in school, it's likely they will stay home some time over the winter, thanks to the travels of infectious germs from one kid to another. For more severe infectious diseases, kids in New York state are required to have ...

Railway banks on storing train cars in North Country

NORTH CREEK - As the Saratoga and North Creek Railway plans to bring in revenue by storing train cars from other companies, environmental organizations are calling for the state to reject the plan in the interest of preserving the Adirondack Park.A branch of the Iowa Pacific Holdings Company, ...

Editors’ preview of this week’s Lake Placid News

LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid News this week highlights the state Department of Environmental Conservation's experiment this holiday weekend to shut down the parking lots at the Cascade and Pitchoff mountain trailheads on state Route 73.From dusk Thursday, Oct. 5 through Monday, Oct. 9, the ...

Cascade detour

LAKE PLACID - The state is temporarily rerouting hikers in a big way this weekend, via a nearby state-owned sports facility and private land.To avoid overcrowding of cars and people at the trailhead for Cascade, Porter and Pitchoff mountains on state Route 73, state agencies are teaming up to ...

Lake Placid becomes Rangers nation

LAKE PLACID - Red and blue were very prevalent colors Monday morning in downtown Lake Placid. And the closer the streets got to the Olympic Center, those colors became a steady stream.The New York Rangers and hundreds of their fans had come to town.With their National Hockey League ...

Skating legend remembered for grace on and off the ice

The figure skating world was shocked and saddened by the passing of skating legend Ludmila Belousova Protopopov, who had been suffering from stomach cancer. According to Russian news reports, Belousova passed away Friday at age 81 in a hospital in Switzerland with her husband and long-time ...

Editors’ preview of this week’s Lake Placid News

News broke on deadline Wednesday as we were finalizing this week's Lake Placid News print edition. Reporter Justin A. Levine got a tip that at long last, Judge Robert Main Jr. had made a decision on the rail-trail lawsuit.Not knowing what the decision was, Justin jumped in his car and drove to ...

UP CLOSE: Couple runs bistro for ‘hard-working people’

LAKE PLACID - Curious decor abounds at every turn at Dennis and Andrea Lautenschuetz's Salt of the Earth Bistro on Sentinel Road.Scrabble pieces lined up to spell "Please wait to be seated" atop the hostess podium - which was rummaged from a church in Essex - a clarinet lamp and a cheese grater ...

Lake Placid plans how it would host 2023 World University Winter Games

LAKE PLACID - As the end-of-year deadline to submit a formal application for the 2023 World University Winter Games draws nearer, it appears an Adirondack games won't have to worry about competition. No one else has expressed interest in hosting them.Meanwhile, three months out from that ...

Cascade trailhead to be temporarily relocated

LAKE PLACID - The state Department of Environmental Conservation will temporarily move hikers from the popular, and often overflowing, parking areas outside of Lake Placid due to an anticipated crush of hikers over the Columbus Day weekend.Hikers will not be allowed to park at any of the ...

Cascade trailhead to be temporarily relocated

LAKE PLACID - The state Department of Environmental Conservation will temporarily move hikers from the popular, and often overflowing, parking areas outside of Lake Placid due to the anticipated crush of hikers over the Columbus Day Weekend.Hikers will not be allowed to park at any of the ...

No other bidders so far

LAKE PLACID - As the end-of-year deadline to submit a formal application for the 2023 World University Winter Games draws nearer, it appears an Adirondack games won't have to worry about competition. No one else has expressed interest in hosting them.Meanwhile, three months out from that ...

Railway on track to store train cars in North Creek

NORTH CREEK - As the Saratoga and North Creek Railway plans to bring in revenue by storing train cars from other companies, environmental organizations are calling for the state to reject the plan in the interest of preserving the Adirondack Park.A branch of the Iowa Pacific Holdings Company, ...

Placid mayor: Electric repairs with rails may be possible

LAKE PLACID - National Grid will use equipment that can ride atop the rails to inspect the electric line and power poles that travel through a right-of-way that feeds electricity to this village.The utility company will do so on Oct. 2, Lake Placid Mayor Craig Randall said.This development ...