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APA chairman stepping down

Local News

RAY BROOK - State Adirondack Park Agency board Chairman Sherman Craig announced his retirement after just two years in the head seat at the agency's monthly meeting Thursday, July 12.Originally appointed to the APA board by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in June 2011, the Wanakena resident was approved by ...

Preview of this week’s Lake Placid News

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LAKE PLACID - As you can tell from the front page of this week's issue that the big event this weekend is Ironman - the 20th annual Ironman Lake Placid triathlon, no less.For the lead story, Senior Sports Writer Lou Reuter talked with Ironman organizers and racers old and new about 20 years of ...

Mountain vistas to soothing waters

Outdoors

LONG LAKE - "Hot" is the word that many people would use to describe this summer. The clear days and warm temps have certainly been nice for trips to the beach and paddling, but a hot and sticky hike has not held much appeal.However, if one can combine a hike with a chance to cool off at the ...

Back to basics as the mercury rises

Outdoors

With the heat of the summer season already bearing down on the region, it is time for bass anglers to go back to the basics. This means tossing crayfish or shiners for the kids or skiddering topwater plugs such as hula poppers, chuggers or similar offerings that are intended to provoke a strike ...

AuSable Valley school district gets $500k for technology boost

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The AuSable Valley Central School District received more than half a million dollars from New York state to go toward technological advances Thursday.The funds totaling $503,995 were made possible by the Smart Schools Bond Act - an initiative that finances high-speed broadband and wireless ...

World Cup luge returns

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LAKE PLACID - USA Luge fans will once again be able to see 2018 Olympic silver medalist Chris Mazdzer compete at the Mount Van Hoevenberg sliding center this winter as the World Cup luge race returns Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 15-16, according to state Olympic Regional Development Authority and ...

Sign-up now available for Over Hill & Dale race

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LAKE PLACID - Athletes can now officially sign up for the Over Hill & Dale race at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, July 28, starting and finishing at the Lake Placid Club beach on Mirror Lake Drive.Local entrepreneur and sports race director Greg Borzilleri is bringing back the race, which was ...

Lake Placid, North Elba pass new sandwich board codes

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LAKE PLACID - A-frame sandwich boards are back, but with guidelines.Officials at the village of Lake Placid and the town of North Elba approved a code in regard to businesses using sandwich boards to promote their shops and restaurants. The village board approved the changes Monday, July 2, and ...

Hotel North Woods switches hands

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LAKE PLACID - A family-run hotel along Main Street recently changed ownership.On Thursday, July 5, the deed to the Hotel North Woods at 2520 Main St. officially transferred from the Smith family of Northwoods Inn LLC to Lake Placid Hotel Partners LLC.The Hotel North Woods - previously known as ...

LPVFD hosting clambake Friday and firematic races Saturday

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LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid Volunteer Fire Department on Old Military Road will be hosting it annual Clam Bake on Friday, July 13 starting at 5 p.m. and the Firematic Races on Saturday, July 14 starting at noon, at the LPVFD track and pavilion. Tickets for the Clam Bake are $10, which ...

ARTIST PROFILE: Margo Fish, 89, keeps busy with her art and running

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LAKE PLACID-At 89, Margory E. "Margo" Fish still paints, still plays the piano, still tends to her lakeside compound, Tapawingo, her home since 1957, still gives dinner parties there, and still runs the Boston Marathon."I missed it last year for only the third time since about 1968," she said, ...

Troop B Commander Maj. John Tibbitts moving up

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RAY BROOK - State police Troop B Commander Maj. John Tibbitts Jr. is being promoted to a higher position as staff inspector for the uniformed force statewide.Tibbitts's last day was on Tuesday, July 3, and though he is taking a promotion to a prominent Albany position, he said he is going to ...

DEC offers black bear tips

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The state Department of Environmental Conservation has offered recommendations on avoiding conflicts with bears, including in the backcountry where at least one bear has been a repeated issue this year.Since local berry crops aren't quite ripe and young bears are setting out on their own, the ...

Virginia hotel owner buys Best Western in Saranac Lake

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SARANAC LAKE - Jim Murnane, the longtime owner of the Best Western hotel and McKenzie's Grille, finalized the sale of the property on Tuesday, July 3.There were three requirements Murnane had to sell his hotel: a strong economy, strong income numbers and recent aesthetic improvements to the ...

WE ARE LAKE PLACID podcast: Dana Wood

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In this week's Lake Placid News, Staff Writer Griffin Kelly stopped by the Lake Placid High School for this month's Eye on Education feature to speak with Principal Dana Wood, who is leaving his position to become the school district's new business manager. Wood reflects on his time as ...

WE ARE LAKE PLACID podcast: I Love BBQ and Music Festival

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In this week's Lake Placid News, Lake Placid News Editor Andy Flynn spent some time at the I Love BBQ and Music Festival this past weekend. For this episode of "We are Lake Placid," he interviews volunteers Kyle Woodlief and Annette Hofmann, competition cook Cameron Symonds of the Steve's Prime ...

Ride for the River returns for 7th year

Outdoors

WILMINGTON - Ride for the River, a family-friendly road cycling tour benefitting the conservation work of Ausable River Association returns this weekend for the seventh straight year. The event features multiple route options for Sunday's main event and an all-new casual group ride, the ...

Preview of this week’s Lake Placid News

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LAKE PLACID - In this week's Lake Placid News, we report on the return of World Cup luge competition, which is set for Dec. 15-16, at the Olympic Sports Complex on Mount Van Hoevenberg.This is the fourth straight year Lake Placid will be hosting a World Cup luge event, and that means people ...