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North Country Radio stations join #GiftCardChallenge

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LAKE PLACID — North Country Radio rolled out a national public service announcement campaign on Thursday, March 26. The Gift Card Challenge was created to encourage individuals to buy gift cards from local shops and restaurants to show their support. “We’ve been hearing from many of ...

Adirondack Foundation creates COVID-19 fund

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LAKE PLACID — The Adirondack Foundation, partnering with the United Way of the Adirondack Region and other foundations and businesses, is activating a fund to rapidly deploy flexible resources to help meet urgent community needs in response to COVID-19. An initial $400,000 is available to ...

Northwood campus closed, including Cobble trailhead

Local News

LAKE PLACID — The Northwood School campus — including the Cobble Mountain trailhead access from Northwood School property — is closed to the public, as per Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s “New York State On PAUSE” order, school officials announced last week. Residents may continue to access ...

NY village elections postponed

Local News

An executive order from the governor on Monday, March 30 postponed all village elections in March, April and May. A letter from the New York Conference of Mayors’ Executive Director Peter Baynes says, “no further information regarding the rescheduling of such elections is presently ...

Verizon, AT&T help customers amid outbreak

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Verizon and AT&T have made changes for customers facing hardships as the result of mass layoffs and health concerns as the novel coronavirus continues to spread. Verizon sent a push notification to customers Friday announcing that it had added 15 gigabytes of data to each customer’s ...

Regional power company now producing hand sanitizer

Local News

Local renewable energy company Northern Power & Light, Inc. has partnered with Mountain Spirit Distilling to produce hand sanitizer from locally-made high-purity ethanol. “First and foremost, we want to reassure customers that there is no anticipated interruption in electricity ...

Tradition of spring break in local schools is broken

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New York is putting the brakes on spring break this year, telling schools to keep up their remote instruction of students during the coronavirus pandemic so they stay up on their studies. Districts that don’t comply may lose state aid. --- Saranac Lake --- Superintendent Diane Fox ...

Adirondack forest ranger tests positive for COVID-19

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A state Department of Environmental Conservation forest ranger based in the Adirondack Park has tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The forest ranger was deployed downstate to help with the state’s coronavirus response when he was exposed to the ...

New York delays presidential primary

Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo postponed New York’s presidential primary from April to June to keep people from gathering — even to vote — amid of the state’s coronavirus outbreak. With cases expected to mushroom toward a mid-to-late-April peak, nurses made anguished pleas Saturday ...

ORDA sorts out non-essential construction details

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LAKE PLACID — The state Olympic Regional Development Authority is currently looking into how the governor’s shutdown of all non-essential construction will affect its venue upgrades. “We are looking at that right now, and we’ll know exactly what that implication is,” said Scott ...

SAVOR THE SEASON: Farmers, food producers not on pause

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The coronavirus outbreak has dramatically altered how many people are living their lives, and that includes how they get their local food. At the Sugar House Creamery in Upper Jay, as the pandemic rages on, daily operations have changed little. The cows are still roaming the barns, still ...

SAVOR THE SEASON: Small town produce in Small Town Cultures

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KEENE — Cori Deans started her business with a few recipes she enjoyed. Diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, the Lake Placid native said she decided to incorporate more fermented foods into her diet to try to flush out bad bacteria. What started as a lifestyle change snowballed into Small ...

COVID-19 case confirmed at Ray Brook federal prison

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RAY BROOK — A staff member at the federal prison in Ray Brook has contracted COVID-19. The case at FCI Ray Brook was confirmed by the Federal Bureau of Prisons on Thursday. It's unclear where the staffer was tested for the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, and what county the ...

SAVOR THE SEASON: One crop shop

Local News

WILMINGTON — Click on the online map on the Adirondack Harvest website, and you’ll find a new farm off the Springfield Road — a garlic farm. “Semi-retired” and looking for a way to make some extra money, Wilmington town board member and longtime resident Rarilee Conway decided to ...

SAVOR THE SEASON: Maple sugar house tour

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LAKE PLACID — Since the New York State Maple Producers’ Association canceled New York State Maple Weekends — March 21-22 and March 28-29 — and the state government has issued public assembly restrictions and social distancing guidelines due to the coronavirus pandemic, residents and ...

Essex, Franklin counties: Stay home, don’t visit

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SARANAC LAKE — Essex and Franklin County officials are asking visitors to stay home and not travel here. These rural counties largely rely on tourism revenue and have many second homes and vacation rental units. The directive comes as local officials try to encourage social distancing and ...