FISU event tops list of biggest 2023 Olympic Region stories

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LAKE PLACID — A year ago, residents and visitors of this village were experiencing what the Lake Placid News staff has decided was the biggest story of 2023 in the Olympic Region — the FISU Winter World University Games. The community spent years preparing for the games, which were ...

Surviving ‘fowl’ weather at Lake Placid Elementary School

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LAKE PLACID — Since 2016, Lake Placid Elementary School has been home to a flock of nine chickens. They eat scraps from the cafeteria, serve as the focal point of some lessons and entertain the students at recess. But what happens to them when the weather turns “fowl,” like during ...

Housing co-op makes case before concerned neighbors

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LAKE PLACID — The interim board of an as-yet-unnamed Lake Placid housing cooperative fielded questions from a standing room only crowd at the Mirror Lake Beach House on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 7. The board’s goal for the meeting was to recruit more members for the co-op. With its ...

Is the Mirror Lake ice safe?

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LAKE PLACID — As the Olympic Region starts to see real winter weather, the question of ice readiness on local waterways such as Mirror Lake abounds. Many popular ice-related activities require a strong layer to support the fun. But is Mirror Lake ready? According to newly appointed North ...

When it rains, it pours

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LAKE PLACID — The snow is finally here after snow dumped on the region Sunday, Jan. 7, and cross-country skiers were hitting the trails earlier this week before rain from another storm melted some of the accumulation Tuesday night. Yet, with another snow-maker forecast for this holiday ...

Duck days

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LAKE PLACID — Two mallard ducks were hanging around the Stewart’s Shop gas pumps on Saranac Avenue Tuesday morning, Jan. 9 like they owned the place. Outlet Brook runs behind the store, flowing south from Lake Placid lake to Cold Brook Plaza across the street, underneath the roadway to ...