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Lake Placid seeks input on police reform

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LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid Police Department officials are looking for the community’s input as they and a consulting firm draft police reform legislation for the village in time for a state-mandated spring deadline. People may submit questions, comments and suggestions to Olio Consulting ...

Eric Trump officiated wedding in Lake Placid

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LAKE PLACID — Eric Trump, the son of former President Donald Trump, was in Lake Placid with his family last weekend to officiate the wedding of two Trump Organization employees at the Whiteface Lodge hotel. Giavona Pirolo and Mike Vergara were married Saturday, Feb. 6 with Eric ...

NY allows stadiums to reopen with restrictions

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ALBANY — Large sports arenas and stadiums in New York can soon reopen at 10% of their normal capacity under a plan announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday, Feb. 10. Cuomo said major stadiums and arenas with a capacity of 10,000 people or more can reopen with limited spectators starting ...

Price Chopper, Tops merging

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It is unclear how a planned merger between Price Chopper/Market 32 and Tops Markets will affect stores in the North Country region. The companies announced Monday, Feb. 8 that their approximately 300 combined store locations — 135 under the Price Chopper, Market 32 and Market Bistro ...

Price Chopper, Tops merging; effects on local stores unclear

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LAKE PLACID — It is unclear how the planned merger between Price Chopper/Market 32 and Tops Markets will affect stores in the region. The companies made the announcement Monday. Tops operates stores in Saranac Lake and AuSable Forks, and Price Chopper operates one in Lake Placid. Asked ...

WE ARE LAKE PLACID: Gordy Sheer, USA Luge

We are Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid News Editor Andy Flynn interviewed Gordy Sheer, director of marketing and sponsorships at USA Luge, about the upcoming Running of the Balls fundraiser. More than 1,000 lacrosse balls will be sent down the mile-long luge track at Mount Van Hoevenberg to raise money ...

Coronavirus pops NWHL ‘bubble’

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LAKE PLACID — The National Women’s Hockey League suspended the rest of its 2021 season just one day before its playoffs were slated to start at Lake Placid’s Olympic Center. The league announced its decision on Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 3, initially offering scant details but saying ...

A ‘history of God’s faithfulness’ … in 50 pages

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LAKE PLACID — Beverley Reid’s history with the Adirondack Community Church on Main Street goes way back — 88 years — to the time she was baptized on Feb. 26, 1933, one year after the III Olympic Winter Games came to town. Now she’s helped write the history of the church with fellow ...

Luge + lacrosse = Winter Olympic hopefuls

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LAKE PLACID — Thousands will be competing on the combined luge, bobsled and skeleton track at Mount Van Hoevenberg later this month — all at the same time, in about 2 minutes. Lacrosse balls, that is, not lugers. It’s time once again for the Running of the Balls at the Olympic ...

Bovine breakout in Ray Brook

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RAY BROOK — State troopers searched the woods Wednesday, Jan. 27 for around a dozen escapees — not inmates from either of the two prisons in this hamlet, but Hereford cattle from DuMond’s Windy Knoll Farm on Raybrook Road. The runaway cows utterly shocked a pair of cross-country skiers ...

3 more die of COVID: 2 in Franklin County, 1 in Essex

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Both Franklin and Essex counties reported deaths of COVID-19-positive residents on Tuesday, Feb. 2. Franklin County reported two deaths. The county said neither of them was a nursing home resident but did not say where in the county they lived or died. Essex County reported one death at ...

Tractor falls through Mirror Lake ice

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LAKE PLACID — Ice at the center of Mirror Lake shattered beneath the weight of a tractor on Saturday, Jan. 30. The driver of the vehicle had enough time to get to safety before the rear end of the tractor went down into the frigid water. The driver was prepping the ice for a Can-Am pond ...

Comptroller: Is DEC funding enough?

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In a report released Jan. 28, state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli questioned whether the state Department of Environmental Conservation is receiving enough funding to carry out its duties, which have expanded significantly over the past decade as the state Legislature adopted new laws and the ...

Hockey bubble bursts; NWHL suspends season in Lake Placid

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LAKE PLACID — The National Women’s Hockey League suspended the rest of its 2021 season just one day before its playoffs were slated to start at Lake Placid’s Olympic Center. The league announced its decision on Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 3, initially offering scant details but saying the ...

Whale drop out of NWHL season, leaving 4 teams

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LAKE PLACID — A second team has dropped out of the National Women’s Hockey League “bubble” season at the Olympic Center. The Connecticut Whale forfeited a game against the Minnesota Whitecaps Monday and dropped out of the condensed two-week season, leaving four teams to vie for ...

State gives local counties few vaccines

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Franklin County just recently started receiving coronavirus vaccines for the first time, and the delivery of doses to Essex County has slowed to a trickle as the state continues to contend with a lack of supply amid overwhelming demand. The Essex County Health Department has requested weekly ...