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Cuomo: Phase 4 begins Friday, but with restrictions

It was a mixed message Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday: first, that the North Country and three other New York regions will progress to Phase 4 reopening Friday, but several expected services won’t be included just yet, including movie theaters and gyms. Phase 4 allows low-risk ...

Town of Keene imposes ban on gatherings

KEENE — Events will no longer be allowed to happen on land owned by the town of Keene, the town council decided Tuesday. The temporary moratorium on events applies to every large gathering on town roads, on Marcy Field and in town-owned buildings such as the Keene Community Center. The ...

Tri-Lakes cinema owners wait to reopen

New York’s movie screens will remain dark in Phase 4 of the state’s coronavirus reopening, at least at first. Movie theaters, gyms, casinos, malls and bowling alleys do not have state approval to open their doors yet because the state learned their air conditioning systems might ...

Adirondack Health expands visiting hours

SARANAC LAKE — Adirondack Health has lifted some restrictions on hospital visitors, in keeping with updated guidance issued by the New York State Department of Health. Starting Monday, inpatient visitors at Adirondack Medical Center are permitted between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m., seven days a ...

COVID-19 case reported at Tupper Lake Health Center

TUPPER LAKE — After a Tupper Lake Health Center employee tested positive for COVID-19 Tuesday, four Adirondack Health employees they work with have been quarantined, other employees there are getting tested for the virus and all appointments are being rescheduled or done remotely. The ...

High Peaks planners submit proposals

The state-appointed High Peaks Strategic Planning Advisory Group has released its recommendations for mitigating the impact of increased hiker traffic in the High Peaks wilderness. The group’s new 18-page report — supplemented by 25 pages of information from the state Department of ...

Lake Placid budget calls for slight tax increase

LAKE PLACID — The village’s preliminary 2020-21 budget carries a slight tax increase. The village is proposing to levy, or collect, $3,923,351 in taxes in the next fiscal year. That’s a $76,928 increase from the current fiscal year, putting the levy increase at 1.9%. The property ...

Lake Placid village board holds public hearing on budget Monday

LAKE PLACID — The village’s preliminary 2020-21 budget carries a slight tax increase. The village is proposing to levy, or collect, $3,923,351 in taxes in the next fiscal year. That’s a $76,928 increase from the current fiscal year, putting the levy increase at 1.9%. The property ...

Mail-in school election turnout is high as local budgets pass

School election and budget election results are in, and voters in each of the Tri-Lakes districts passed their budgets with unusually high numbers of voter participation, including Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake. This year, due to the coronavirus pandemic, each district was required to conduct ...

Ray Brook man charged with sexual misconduct

RAY BROOK — State Police charged a 20-year-old Ray Brook man with sexual misconduct after he allegedly gave alcohol to a 16-year-old girl and engaged in sexual contact with her. Police charged Brennan M. Wamsganz-Bimonte with sexual misconduct and endangering the welfare of a child, both ...

Restarted bus service from Franklin County will be limited

SARANAC LAKE — Franklin County recently announced that its Public Transportation department will reopen bus routes with limited service starting Monday, June 29 in the Tri-Lakes area and Malone. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began three months ago, the county has only done public ...

Cousins break Adirondack 46er speed record

WILMINGTON — When cousins Mike Jaworski, Dan Fronhofer and Paul Fronhofer came out of the woods at the Esther Mountain trailhead Thursday, June 18, they were drained. They had not slept in over 24 hours, they had eaten all but a smidgen of their food, and they had hiked all 46 High Peaks ...

Lake Placid’s July 4 fireworks still up in the air

LAKE PLACID — No final decision has been made whether Lake Placid will hold its annual fireworks display over Mirror Lake. In past years, the Fourth of July would be an all-day affair for residents and visitors in Lake Placid. Participants in the I Love New York Horse Show would attend, ...

Pride on parade in Keene Valley

KEENE — Roughly 100 people from around the region donned rainbow garb and participated in a Pride Parade in Keene on Saturday, June 20. The parade — organized by a group of residents, members of the Keene Valley Congregational Church and staff at the Keene Valley Library — was held ...

New date for Ironman Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — After postponing the 2020 Ironman Lake Placid originally scheduled for July 26, a new date of Aug. 30 has been set for the annual race. The announcement was made Thursday in a news release and also posted on the Ironman.com website. The Aug. 30 date, which is just five ...

Hospitals opening to visitors

SARANAC LAKE — Some hospitals around the region are starting to allow visitors again, and Adirondack Medical Center hopes to follow suit starting Monday. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that New York state would start to let hospitals — but not nursing homes — admit people to ...

‘There isn’t a vacation from racism’

LAKE PLACID — They marched in the street, carrying large Black Lives Matter banners, shouting the names of black people killed by police and blocking traffic on Main Street Thursday. The protestors — around 300 of them — received a lot of support in the form of honks, cheers and raised ...

Adirondack Health still testing for COVID-19

SARANAC LAKE — This coming week, Adirondack Health will offer additional off-peak hours for testing at Adirondack Medical Center’s COVID-19 clinic in Saranac Lake. Drive-up testing will be available from 8 to 10 a.m. on Monday and 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, by appointment. The COVID-19 ...

Juneteenth to be celebrated today at John Brown Farm

LAKE PLACID — John Brown Lives will commemorate Juneteenth on Friday, June 19 by inviting the public to gather from 4 to 6 p.m. at the John Brown Farm State Historic Site in Lake Placid. Juneteenth, short for “June Nineteenth,” celebrates the effective end of slavery in the United ...

Restarted bus service will be limited

SARANAC LAKE — Franklin County announced Friday that its Public Transportation department will reopen bus routes with limited service starting Monday, June 29 in the Tri-Lakes area and Malone. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began three months ago, the county has only done public ...