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Summer tourism steady, staffing shortages persist

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid business owners and hoteliers saw a marked improvement in tourism this summer, despite a continued lull in international travelers. Local officials are optimistic that tourism will remain strong heading into the fall. For local proprietors, it’s not the amount ...

Mary Kelley Book Nook

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid Elementary School students walked past a new wooden bookcase across the hall from the office on the first day of school, most never knowing the former teacher it memorializes. It was Tuesday, Sept. 7. Mary Kelley would have been 74 years old that day, her ...

Lake Placid Marathon and Half returns on Sunday

LAKE PLACID — About 800 athletes will converge on this village Sunday, Sept. 12 for the annual Lake Placid Marathon and Half, the first time this event has been held since 2019, as last year it was canceled due to the coronavrius pandemic. The race will have two notable differences to the ...

Suddenly Seymour

LAKE PLACID — Timothy Seymour has completed his transition into the role of Lake Placid school district superintendent. But while the recruitment, voting and appointment processes lasted months for the school board and the community, his personal transition was more like an overnight ...

Festival of Colors returns to Wilmington on Saturday

WILMINGTON — Just as the leaves start turning color in the Adirondacks, this community is getting together for the first time in two years to celebrate the fall foliage season with its annual Festival of Colors. Last year’s event was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event is ...

Keene Central students return to school

KEENE VALLEY — Students arrived on bicycles, school buses and in cars on Tuesday, Sept. 7 for the first day of the new school year at Keene Central. Most looked happy to be back; some seemed a little apprehensive; all wore masks to protect themselves and others from getting COVID-19. KCS ...