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300-plus join anti-racist march in Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — More than 300 people turned out for a Lake Placid rally against racial injustice on Thursday. They shut down half of Main Street as they walked in the road with a line of traffic trailing behind them. They chanted, “No justice, no peace; no racist police.” As ...

Police seek info as they investigate fatal collision in Saranac Lake

SARANAC LAKE — Saranac Lake village police are seeking the public’s help with their investigation into a Lake Street collision that took the life of a local man. Josh Collins, 40, was a devoted son, history buff, newspaper deliveryman for the Adirondack Daily Enterprise and a Saranac Lake ...

Mail-in school election turnout is high

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. This year, due to the coronavirus pandemic, each district was required to conduct their votes by mail, sending ...

Town breaks with village on one short-term rental rule

LAKE PLACID — Rules may be a little looser for vacation rentals in the town of North Elba outside the village of Lake Placid. Part-time residents and out-of-town property owners who operate short-term rental units in the town, outside the village, may soon have the ability to rent their ...

Neighborhood House residents celebrate Flag Day with parade

KEENE VALLEY — Keene Valley Neighborhood residents were treated to a Flag Day parade on Sunday, June 14. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions imposed to prevent the spread of the virus in residential facilities, visitors have not been allowed inside the building or outside on the lawn. Hannah ...

DEC reopens 16 Adirondack campgrounds

The state Department of Environmental Conservation on Wednesday announced that 16 of its campgrounds in the Adirondack Park and four more in the Catskill Park will open on Friday for the 2020 season. The Adirondack sites are as follows: •  Buck Pond Campground and Day Use Area, ...

Local cops favor warnings in virus rule enforcement

Local police say they are using more warnings than tickets for businesses that violate coronavirus pandemic rules. Restaurant and bar reopenings in Phase 3 of the North Country’s coronavirus plan come with a lot of regulations for businesses and customers to follow, to limit the spread of ...

New York allows up to 25 to gather in Phase 3

ALBANY — Up to 25 people can gather in parts of New York that have entered the third phase of re-opening under a revised plan the governor announced Monday, June 15. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he relaxed the rules because of signs of a continued decline in hospitalizations and the percentage ...

Cuomo declares Juneteenth — June 19 — a holiday for state employees

ALBANY — New York’s governor signed an executive order Wednesday, June 17 recognizing Juneteenth as a paid holiday for state employees to commemorate the emancipation of slaves in the U.S. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he will propose legislation next year making June 19 a permanent state ...

Free milk giveaway aids hundreds of households

SARANAC LAKE — Hundreds of local households received free milk and other dairy products at a giveaway Saturday, June 13 at Saranac Lake High School. Round 2 of the giveaway was held Monday morning at the Saranac Lake High School upper parking lot. On Saturday, the goods were delivered ...

Senate approves all Cuomo’s nominations for APA board

The state Adirondack Park Agency now has a full board for the first time in a while, after the state Senate approved seven nominations — four new and three returning — from Gov. Andrew Cuomo Wednesday, June 10. The new board members are Zoe Smith of Saranac Lake, assistant director of ...

Mixed reaction to Canadian border closing extension

Some northern New Yorkers bemoaned Tuesday’s long-hinted announcement that the Canada-U.S. border will be closed for a fourth month, until July 21. Others saw it as the right call. Others had mixed feelings. The border closure, intended to slow the spread of the coronavirus, does not block ...

WE ARE LAKE PLACID podcast: Aron McGuire, USA Bobsled and Skeleton

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid News Editor Andy Flynn interviewed USA Bobsled and Skeleton CEO Aron McGuire about how the organization is dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. Listen to a portion of this interview on the "We are Lake Placid" podcast from the Lake Placid News by visiting Apple ...

Placid board votes down ‘Main Street Reimagined’

LAKE PLACID — A proposal to shutter one lane of traffic on Main Street and convert it to an outdoor market and dining space was ultimately denied by the Lake Placid Village Board of Trustees on Monday. The decision came after multiple residents spoke publicly, and reached out ...

Fire destroys AuSable Forks home

AuSABLE FORKS — One person was sent to a hospital Tuesday morning after a fire broke out at an AuSable Forks home. The person, who has not been identified, reportedly suffered burns. The AuSable Forks Fire Department received a call about a structure fire at 2424 state Route 9N at ...

Canada, US, Mexico extend border restrictions to July 21

TORONTO — The U.S., Canada and Mexico have agreed to extend their agreements to keep their shared borders closed to non-essential travel to July 21 during the coronavirus pandemic Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday’s agreement extends the closure by another 30 days. The ...

NY hospitals can now allow visitors at their discretion

ALBANY — New York hospitals can now allow visitors at their discretion, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday. Hospitals must follow state guidelines, which include time-limits on visits and requiring visitors to wear protective gear, Cuomo said. Visitors also will be subject to symptom and ...

Black Lives Matter protest set for Thursday in Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — A rally against racial injustice is set for 5 p.m. Thursday. The event, slated to start at Lake Placid’s Olympic Speedskating Oval, follows similar protests held around the world in wake of the death of George Floyd, a black man who died as a white Minneapolis police ...

Youth sports can start in July

Youth sports can begin this summer for regions of New York in Phase 3 of coronavirus reopening — which the North Country is — Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a press briefing Sunday, June 14, but players will only be able to bring two spectators each. The six “low-risk” youth sports ...

North Country enters Phase 3 today

The North Country is entering Phase 3 of its coronavirus reopening journey today. That includes restaurants and bars, but many owners of such businesses say the regulations they’d have to follow would make reopening their doors not worth it. Phase 3 means restaurants and bars will be ...