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Preview of this week’s Lake Placid News

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LAKE PLACID - In this week's Lake Placid News, Editor Andy Flynn attended the Guest Information Summit and Leave No Trace Workshop at the Lake Placid Conference Center on Tuesday, Sept. 11.The event was hosted by the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism and state Department of Environmental ...

Burke leads local contingent at 70.3

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LAKE PLACID - The local contingent of triathletes held their own Sunday in the second Ironman Lake Placid 70.3.Saranac Lake resident Rich Burke was the top local finisher to cross the line after completing the course that included a 1.2-mile swim, a 56-mile bike and a 13.1-mile run in 4 hours, ...

First-timers warm up to LP course

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LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid Ironman 70.3 was held for the second September in a row on Sunday, and unlike a year ago, swimming in Mirror Lake for a field of more than 2,300 triathletes was a whole lot more enjoyable.Cold water for Lake Placid's half-Ironman distance race made things pretty ...

UP CLOSE: Northwood admissions director looks forward to new year

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LAKE PLACID - Brad D'Arco has worked in independent schools for the past 16 years. This will be his third year as director of admissions for Northwood School, which began classes for the 2018-2019 school year on Wednesday, Sept. 5.Prior to Northwood, D'Arco worked at White Mountain School, ...

Tops Markets will drop 1 of its 2 Saranac Lake stores

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SARANAC LAKE - Tops Markets announced Thursday, Aug. 30 that it will close 10 stores, including the one on Lake Flower Avenue - one of the two Tops in this village - in its efforts to get out of bankruptcy through financial restructuring.In 2017 the supermarket company filed for Chapter 11 ...

U.S. trade commission nixes tariffs on imported newsprint

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WASHINGTON - In a victory for the American newspaper industry, the U.S. International Trade Commission on Wednesday, Aug. 29 blocked tariffs imposed by the Trump administration on imported newsprint, finding that American producers weren't harmed by imports from Canadian paper mills.The ...

ARTIST PROFILE: Salgado’s Dance Road takes her around the world

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LAKE PLACID-Olga "Sisa" Salgado has a distinctive approach to an ambitious mission involving the study of indigenous people and traditional cultures in Asia and South America.Her approach could be based on the thoughts of British psychologist, essayist and physician Henry Havelock Ellis, who ...

Parking negotiations begin

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LAKE PLACID - This village is negotiating the purchase of two parcels of land on Main Street from the Adirondack Historical Association, which will lead to more parking spaces.The two parcels are located across from the NBT Bank and next to a municipal parking lot. Currently, the land is empty ...

Adirondack Explorer editor retiring

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SARANAC LAKE - Phil Brown, the 19-year veteran editor of the Adirondack Explorer magazine, put his last issue to bed in August, but a pending legal battle and a bevy of book ideas will keep the Saranac Lake resident busy for the foreseeable future.Brown came to the Explorer after then-publisher ...

Hobofest founders Seward, Smith step down after 10 years

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SARANAC LAKE - Though many aspects of the annual music festival Hobofest are bound to put smiles on faces - group dances to Romanian gypsy music, people dressing up like they live in Hoovervilles or Baby Gramps' didgeridoo-like vocals - this year was bittersweet.After 10 years, founding members ...

ANCA aims to keep businesses running after owners retire

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SARANAC LAKE - As part of a Northern Border Regional Commission grant package announced by U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik on July 26, the Adirondack North Country Association was awarded $248,364 toward creating the Adirondack North Country Center for Businesses in Transition.This $373,130 project ...

Lake Placid 70.3 back for second running

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LAKE PLACID - Over the past 20 years, organizers of the Ironman Lake Placid have pretty much gotten things down when it comes to hosting 140.6-mile triathlons each summer in the Olympic Region.On Sunday, Sept. 9, the half-Ironman, a swim-bike-run race of 70.3 miles, will be held here for the ...

Ironman 70.3 road closures and alternate routes

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LAKE PLACID - The second Ironman 70.3 Lake Placid triathlon will take place Sunday, Sept 9 from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The triathlon route includes a 1.2-mile swim in Mirror Lake, a 56-mile bike ride through Lake Placid, Keene, Upper Jay, Jay, Black Brook and Wilmington, and a 13.1 mile run in and ...

Festival of the Colors set for Saturday in Wilmington

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WILMINGTON - The town of Wilmington's 15th Annual Festival of the Colors will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Festival Field on Springfield Road.The event, sponsored by the Whiteface Mountain Regional Visitors Bureau, will include kids' activities, arts and crafts ...

It’s now 21

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ELIZABETHTOWN - People now have to be 21 years old to buy tobacco products in Essex County.The Essex County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution Tuesday, Sept. 4, making it illegal to purchase tobacco products under the age of 21. The succeeding local law only concerns purchase, not ...

Time is short, and so are these trips

Outdoors

Although this summer seemed hotter than normal, everyone I talk to still doesn't want to think about winter coming. But the leaves are changing and the days are shorter, so whether we want it to be or not, fall is upon us.But there's still time to get out on the water or take a quick hike ...

Preview of this week’s Lake Placid News

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LAKE PLACID - In this week's Lake Placid News, Editor Andy Flynn traveled to Brant Lake to interview landscape photographer Carl Heilman II for North Country Public Radio's North Country at Work project.Heilman talked about his career, tools of the trade and feelings about protecting the ...

WE ARE LAKE PLACID podcast: John Burdick, new LPCS athletic director

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In the latest back-to-school story from the Lake Placid News, Staff Writer Griffin Kelly spoke with John Burdick, who recently took over as the Lake Placid Central School District's athletic director for Donna Moody, who retired in June.Listen to this interview on the latest episode of "We are ...