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Outerwear drive serves 100+ local families

Local News

LAKE PLACID — Organizers for the Winter Outerwear Handout on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 6-7, at the Adirondack Community Church were preparing for an increase in families needing winter clothing this year due to the economic situation in the region, according to co-organizer Zach ...

Joint Review Board OKs Hotel North Woods renovation

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LAKE PLACID — A public hearing on a slate of exterior renovations to the Hotel North Woods drew just one comment Wednesday, Nov. 4. The comment, before the Lake Placid-North Elba Joint Review Board, came from longtime Lake Placid resident John Huttlinger, who took issue with a part of the ...

‘Jeopardy’ contestant knew Adirondacks, but not how to say it

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The Adirondacks were featured during an episode of the television game show “Jeopardy” that aired Thursday evening, Nov. 5. “Become a 46er by hiking Whiteface, Haystack and 44 other peaks in this range of upstate New York,” the answer read. “Jeopardy” is a long-running quiz ...

Wilmington board discusses election, ROOST, etc.

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WILMINGTON — While the national mood remained tense and unsettled on Thursday evening, Nov. 5, Wilmington’s monthly town council meeting — attended by five town officeholders, two town employees, and six members of the public — provided a starkly different portrait of the democratic ...

Main Street overhaul plans to be revealed on Nov. 17

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A public meeting on an upcoming Main Street revitalization project is slated for Tuesday, Nov. 17. The meeting, which will largely be held virtually, will be the first public session at which residents can see detailed plans for Lake Placid’s $10 million Main Street overhaul and pose ...

Vets’ clubs face uncertain future as membership dwindles

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Local veterans organizations could face a possible staffing shortage in the future, organizers say, as older veterans are dying and there are few younger veterans to fill their boots. Veterans organizations such as the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion can help men and women ...

Trudeau fellow leads vaccine clinical trial

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SARANAC LAKE — A Trudeau Institute collaborator is leading a clinical trial for a COVID-19 vaccine that is so far showing 90% effectiveness. Stephen Thomas, one of two fellows for the Saranac Lake-based biomedical research facility, has been named lead principal investigator for a ...

SWIMMING THROUGH TREES: Heading out to Bullhead Pond

Outdoors

Overall I would have to say I had a pretty good, constructive early fall season. The rains that typically soak the region that time of year have not been all that bad, until this day. The weather comes and goes as the days progress and just as quick, the forecast changes as well. The day we ...

COVID hits Lake Placid News, Enterprise office

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SARANAC LAKE — An Adirondack Daily Enterprise reporter who interviewed voters on Election Day has tested positive for COVID-19, and much of the newspaper’s staff has been placed on quarantine until Nov. 17. At least six other staff members who work at the Enterprise and Lake Placid News ...

Franklin County schools will go full remote through Jan. 4

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All schools in Franklin County are shifting to remote learning until at least Jan. 4. The huge news was announced by the Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES on Monday evening. The shift came at the recommendation of county health officials in light of the recent rise of COVID-19 cases in this ...

Harmful algal bloom found on Mirror Lake

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LAKE PLACID — A harmful algal bloom has been discovered on Mirror Lake for the first time, and it has the potential to sicken people or pets who swim in this waterbody at the heart of this village. The bloom was found on Monday at the south end of the lake, where the public beach is ...

Biden defeats Trump for White House, says ‘time to heal’

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WASHINGTON — Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Saturday, positioning himself to lead a nation gripped by a historic pandemic and a confluence of economic and social turmoil. His victory came after more than three days of ...

Winter outerwear drive braces for uptick in demand

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LAKE PLACID -- A Winter Outerwear Handout is slated for Friday and Saturday, Nov. 6-7, at the Adirondack Community Church. Organizers are preparing for an increase in families needing winter clothing this year due to economic strain in the region, according to co-organizer Zach Clark. "We ...

Life in quarantine

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LAKE PLACID — Tim Chien had done everything right. The local licensed massage therapist screened all of his clients for risk factors, ensured that his practice either followed or exceeded the state’s public health guidelines, washed his hands frequently and he wore ample personal ...

Republicans sweep regional races Tuesday

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LAKE PLACID — The majority of voters in Essex County backed the Republican winners of three regional races on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3 — two for the state Legislature and one for the U.S. House of Representatives. Meanwhile, all four towns in the Olympic Region backed Democratic ...

Veterans Day flag ceremonies planned in Placid

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LAKE PLACID — Members of Lake Placid’s American Legion Post 326 will honor the service of local veterans with a series of flag ceremonies on Wednesday, Nov. 11. There won’t be the usual gathering at the legion this year, nor a parade on Main Street, because of the coronavirus pandemic ...

Village awards $10M contract for Main Street overhaul

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LAKE PLACID — A Saratoga County construction company has been chosen for Lake Placid’s Main Street overhaul. The Lake Placid Village Board of Trustees on Monday, Nov. 2 voted to award a $10.03 million contract to Kubricky Construction Corporation, a Wilton-based construction firm, for a ...

Voter turnout jumps from 2016 in Essex, Franklin counties

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More voters in Essex and Franklin counties have cast ballots this year than in the previous presidential election year, which had notably high turnout. So far, 77.7% of Essex County’s 24,687 active registered voters cast ballots, and in Franklin County, 71.2% of 26,794 active registered ...

Essex, Franklin counties receive rapid-testing supplies

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The Essex and Franklin County health departments have received shipments of COVID-19 rapid-testing supplies from the state. Results from these tests can come back in 15 to 20 minutes, according to senior Essex County Public Health Educator Andrea Whitmarsh. They can be used to help control ...

Keene justice race too close to call

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Election Day ended with the Keene town justice race too close to call — with a 30-vote margin and more than 200 absentee ballots that won’t be counted for more than a week. Between the nine-day early voting period and Election Day, 470 Keene residents cast ballots in person, according to ...