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Town of Keene officials condemn racism

Local News

KEENE — The Keene Town Council recently took a symbolic stand against racism. In a resolution adopted on Aug. 11, the council resolved to “actively and swiftly confront” racist acts in the community. The council committed to having at least one town councilor take training provided by ...

Canada won’t host luge world championships

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Canada will not host the luge world championships next year, with officials announcing Wednesday that the ongoing coronavirus pandemic left them no choice but to consider another site. The biggest impediment was the 14-day quarantine that would be required of any foreign athlete entering ...

Probe reopened in off-duty cop’s 911 call about Black youths

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ALBANY (AP) — State police have reopened an investigation into a white police officer suspected of making up a story about getting into a gunfight with a group of Black youths, officials said. The Cohoes police officer, Sean McKown, is under scrutiny for an incident June 6, when he was ...

Home for the holidays? Get ready for a Zoom Thanksgiving

Coronavirus

As the Summer of COVID draws to a close, many experts fear an even bleaker fall and suggest that American families should start planning for Thanksgiving by Zoom. Because of the many uncertainties, public health scientists say it’s easier to forecast the weather on Thanksgiving Day than ...

No Adirondack Medical Center visitors through Labor Day

Local News

SARANAC LAKE — Adirondack Health has extended its current visitor restrictions at Adirondack Medical Center through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7, at minimum. Mercy Living Center in Tupper Lake will remain closed to all in-person visitors indefinitely. “Exceptions will continue to be made ...

Vermont imposes travel limits for Essex, Hamilton counties

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The state of Vermont has imposed travel restrictions for New York’s Essex and Hamilton counties. The restrictions were imposed as Essex County contends with its first major outbreak at a nursing home. As of Monday, Aug. 31, at least 84 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in connection ...

Some schools switch to full remote

Local News

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

WE ARE LAKE PLACID podcast: Matt Brandes, LPHS senior, T-ball coach

Local News

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid News Editor Andy Flynn interviewed Lake Placid High School senior Matt Brandes about his busy summer, including the baseball he played and the T-ball team he coached for his senior project. Listen to a portion of this interview on the "We are Lake Placid" podcast ...

Matt’s Minions: Brandes coaches T-ball for senior project

Local News

LAKE PLACID — Oh the energy of youth, and during a pandemic nonetheless. Matt Brandes, 17, worked part time at Stewart’s Shops this summer and played on two baseball teams and one soccer team. Plus he finished his Lake Placid High School senior project — before entering his senior year ...

UP CLOSE: Meet Diane Munro, skier and new ORDA board member

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Diane Munro has been a lifelong skier, which makes her a natural fit to be one of five new members of the state Olympic Regional Development Authority Board of Directors appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo last month. She grew up in the Catskills, and after skiing for fun for years, her first ...

Fines to start soon for unregistered rental units in town, village

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LAKE PLACID — More than 100 short-term vacation rental properties in Lake Placid remain unregistered. Property owners who don’t apply for a permit soon face fines for noncompliance. The North Elba Town Council and Lake Placid Village Board of Trustees adopted a law regulating short-term ...

Sen. Schumer announces funding for NCCC water program

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SARANAC LAKE — On Friday, Aug. 21, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-New York, sat in front of a gathering of local politicians, teachers and administrators at North Country Community College to announce a $89,700 grant from the Northern Border Regional Commission for NCCC to develop a water and ...

Lake Placid News, Enterprise win 11 awards from NY Press Association

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SARANAC LAKE — The Lake Placid News and Adirondack Daily Enterprise together won 11 New York Press Association awards for work published in 2019. The awards were announced Aug. 20 and 21. The presentations had been scheduled for the annual NYPA conference in April in Saratoga Springs, but ...