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Denny Allen retires as Olympic Center GM

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LAKE PLACID - The Allens have left the building.After 50 years of working at Lake Placid's Olympic arenas, there will be no more Mr. Allen in charge.Olympic Center General Manager Denny Allen, 63, retired last week from the state Olympic Regional Development Authority. Sitting in the Herb ...

Young mountaineers

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LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid Outing Club - offering outdoor activities to local children - wrapped up its winter season this past weekend and invites families to help create a summer schedule of outdoor trips at the annual meeting next week.Six middle and high school students ranging in age ...

Sliding star shines

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LAKE PLACID - Chris Mazdzer is a self-proclaimed non-dancer, but that didn't stop him from Salsa dancing and swinging his partner in circles by his neck as she wrapped her thighs around him.The Lake House hotel hosted a viewing Monday night of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars," which has Olympic ...

3 up for 3 seats on Lake Placid Central school board

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LAKE PLACID - Three spots on the Lake Placid school board are up for election on Tuesday, May 15, and three candidates are running.Two of the available positions are three-year terms, and the other is a one-year post that would complete the term of Linda O'Leary, who resigned in February. Each ...

LPCS sticks to budget tax cap

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LAKE PLACID - New York's property tax cap varies from district to district. Lake Placid Central School District's cap is 2.96 percent for 2018-19, and that's how much the tax levy will increase.The school board settled on a tax levy, meaning what's paid in local taxes, of $15,590,253.The total ...

ARTIST PROFILE: Musician Nick Saulpaugh ready for new adventure

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LAKE PLACID-Nick Saulpaugh, his guitars and ukulele appear to be on the journey of a lifetime.The singer/guitarist and 2016 graduate of the Lake Placid High School left 13 months ago for Girdwood, Alaska, a resort town within the municipality of Anchorage. He returned home this week but plans ...

Massive sewer project is underway in downtown Lake Placid

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LAKE PLACID - This village has begun the slip-lining process of its Main Street sewer project.During this past week and the next, work crews will be cleaning, inspecting with a camera and upgrading lateral pipes from Mid's Park to the post office. Lateral pipes are those that run from buildings ...

AVCS proposed tax levy comes in below NY cap

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AuSable Valley Central School District will present a proposed budget, including a 2.33 percent increase in the tax levy, at a budget hearing Tuesday, May 8 starting at 6:30 p.m.On May 15 voters will be asked to approve the budget, as well as to vote for three school board members.The full ...

Local job fair echoes labor shortage in region

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SARANAC LAKE - The Adirondack Daily Enterprise Job Fair at North Country Community College Wednesday, April 25 appeared to confirm a shortage of willing and able workers in the area, as two dozen employers offering positions from landscaping to civil service jobs met with few applicants.A ...

EAT ADK Restaurant Week May 3-10

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LAKE PLACID - The region will host the third annual Eat ADK Restaurant Week from Thursday, May 3 through Thursday, May 10.This year's event features restaurants from five communities: Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, Harrietstown and Wilmington.Thirty-six restaurants will offer ...

Preview of this week’s Lake Placid News

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LAKE PLACID - In this week's Lake Placid News, the state Olympic Regional Development Authority said goodbye to Olympic Center General Manager Denny Allen last week as he retired at the age of 63.Allen's last day - after spending 37 years working at the Olympic Center - was Friday, April 27. ...

Lake Placid village loses eminent domain case to museum

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LAKE PLACID - Two parcels of land on Main Street that were intended to be a museum in 2007 will remain the property of the Adirondack Historical Association.The state Supreme Court decided Thursday, nearly a year after the village board applied for eminent domain on the land with hopes of ...

State of emergency declared for Saranac Lake as flooding begins

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SARANAC LAKE - The National Weather Service issued a flood warning for the Saranac Lake area late Thursday afternoon, around the same time Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that this village is under a state of emergency due to potential flooding on the Saranac River and other water bodies.River ...

Saranac River covers Moose Pond Road

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BLOOMINGDALE - As the governor's office authorized the release of emergency resources to protect the village of Saranac Lake from flooding, residents of Moose Pond Road in Bloomingdale, where the Saranac River washes over the road almost every spring, were going about business as usual."I've ...

Less than 1 day in jail for $400K fraud

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SARANAC LAKE - Mark Gillis, the Saranac Lake man who pleaded guilty last November to defrauding clients of his brokerage firm out of nearly $400,000, was sentenced in a U.S. district court Wednesday to time served and one year of home detention.According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael ...

Whiteface will break record with one more day of skiing

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It was 75 degrees and sunny on Wednesday, but Whiteface Mountain still has one more day of skiing and snowboarding left in it.Whiteface Mountain Ski Center in Wilmington will reopen on Saturday, May 5 only, with top-to-bottom skiing on the Little Whiteface spur, Assistant General Manager Mike ...

Winter hangs on for another weekend

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Following another late-winter storm, the local communities were still digging out earlier this week. The heavy snow downed trees and broke limbs, leaving many local trails impassible.The extent of the damage will soon become evident as anglers take to the woods following ice-out, which appears ...

Insect and tick diseases on the rise in New York

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The federal government recently released a report that says tick- and insect-spread diseases are on the rise, and New York is at the top of the heap in terms of the number of cases.The Centers for Disease Control said in its "Illnesses on the Rise" report that New York was in the top 20 percent ...