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Second testing round finds all clear for COVID at Mercy

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The Mercy Living Center in Tupper Lake has seen zero new cases of COVID-19 since an employee tested positive last week. The nursing home, operated by Adirondack Health, conducted a second round of resident testing on Friday, Sept. 4. All 57 of the facility’s residents received negative ...

5 new COVID cases in Essex County, 3 tied to nursing home outbreak

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Five new cases of COVID-19 in Essex County were announced on Monday, Sept. 7, three of them tied to a coronavirus outbreak at a nursing home in the county seat. The three new cases at the Essex Center nursing home and rehabilitation facility announced Monday include two residents and one ...

Barney, LaDuke, Riley named to 2020 Lake Placid Hall of Fame

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LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Hall of Fame Committee has named three nominees for induction to the Lake Placid Hall of Fame. Larry Barney, Jack LaDuke and Howard Riley will be inducted this fall into the Hall of Fame, located in the Conference Center at Lake Placid. The Lake Placid ...

How Tri-Lakes dogs and cats are sheltering in place

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SARANAC LAKE — Inside the dog kennel at the back of the building that houses the Tri-Lakes Humane Society, the barking was deafening. But it was only one dog, a boisterous mutt named Buddy with an impressive vertical leap. “He’s an Adirondack mix,” said Brooke Gallo as she fed ...

SWIMMING THROUGH TREES: Kees Hill: A short scramble

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As many of you may know, I like to get off the beaten path once in a while and explore new places that many don’t see or even think about twice. One weekend, I left Sunday to be my play day. Wouldn’t you know it, it rained most of the day, with a couple small windows of opportunity, which I ...

Lake Placid Central has in-person classes 5 days a week

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LAKE PLACID — The schoolyard was quiet. Just before the official start of the 2020-21 school year on Tuesday, Sept. 8, the grounds outside of the Lake Placid Elementary School were nearly empty. The sun shone over the school’s raised garden, casting a shadow across the pavement. Birds ...

Labor Day weekend brings familiar rush of nature seekers

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KEENE VALLEY — The Labor Day weekend brought a rush of nature-seekers to the High Peaks region, filling trailhead parking lots early each day. This part of the Adirondacks has continued to see historic levels of hiker traffic throughout the last few years. Despite the ongoing closure of ...

Seven new COVID cases tied to Essex Center

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Seven new cases of COVID-19 have been found in Essex County, all of them tied to a nursing home in the county seat. The seven new cases reported Thursday, Sept. 3 at Essex Center in Elizabethtown, bring the total number of positive cases connected to the outbreak there to 95. Of the new ...

Lake Placid will have 4-hour power outage Sept. 17

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LAKE PLACID — All Lake Placid Municipal Electric customers will experience a power interruption that is estimated to last four hours, beginning at midnight and ending at 4 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17. Any changes related to the outage will be posted on the village’s website and Facebook ...

Remembering Sid Ward

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JAY — It was time for the chairman of the board — the cutting board, that is — to finally retire. “Like many things in his life, he went out of this world on his own terms,” Sidney “Jay” Ward III said about his father, 78-year-old Sidney “Sid” Ward Jr., who died at home ...

Drive-in movie fest to benefit youth center

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LAKE PLACID — As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the event formerly known as the annual I Love BBQ and Music Festival at Lake Placid’s Olympic Speedskating Oval has been reimagined as the Casella Drive-In Movie Festival benefiting the Shipman Youth Center. It will be held Labor ...

Nursing home records 7th resident death

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Another resident of an Elizabethtown nursing home has died of COVID-19, as of Wednesday, Sept. 2, putting the total number of fatalities connected to the coronavirus outbreak at Essex Center at seven in 16 days. Since the nursing home and rehabilitation center’s first recorded resident ...

GIVING BACK: Mini-golf tourney helps local gym with expenses

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LAKE PLACID — For Fitness Revolution owner Jason McComber, the last six months have felt like being on a treadmill. A mini-golf tournament hosted by his neighbor changed that. Like thousands of other business owners throughout the state, McComber was forced to shutter the doors of his Lake ...

Route 86 road work between Lake Placid, Ray Brook starts Sept. 8

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RAY BROOK — The state Department of Transportation is advising motorists to watch for intermittent lane and shoulder closures starting on Tuesday, Sept. 8 on state Route 86 between Lake Placid and Ray Brook. Motorists should watch for crews installing sidewalk curb ramps and making drainage ...

Essex Co. reopens some bus routes

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ELIZABETHTOWN — Select Essex County bus routes have restarted service. The three routes — Champlain South, Lake Placid and Mountain Valley — run through Crown Point, Elizabethtown, Keene, Lake Placid, Moriah, Saranac Lake, Westport and Wilmington with stops at shopping plazas, ...

AuSable Valley, other schools switch to full remote start

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Students at the AuSable Valley Central School District will return to classes remotely next month, Superintendent Paul Savage announced Thursday evening, Aug. 27. The announcement reverses the district’s initial plan to welcome students back to school for half-remote, half-in-person ...

Essex County chairman says fiscal situation isn’t dire — yet

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ELIZABETHTOWN — Faced with possible cuts to state aid as New York contends with the fiscal gash inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic, Essex County Board of Supervisors Chairman Shaun Gillilland said this county’s finances are OK — for now. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has quietly started to ...

Lake Placid Film Festival is going virtual from Sept. 2 to Oct. 21

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LAKE PLACID — This year, thanks to the pandemic, the Lake Placid Film Festival is going virtual — something that’s easier to do with movies than it is with, say, food festivals. Turn on your computer, dim the lights and make your own popcorn. “While we can’t meet in person, we ...