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NWHL team catches COVID, drops out of ‘bubble’ season

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LAKE PLACID — And then there were five. The National Women’s Hockey League announced Thursday, Jan. 28 that the Metropolitan Riveters, one of six teams playing a scheduled two-week season at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid, has withdrawn. And just like so many instances across the ...

Skaters have outdoor rink options in the Olympic Region

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Spending time outdoors — whether under the sun or in the snow — has been a welcome respite for many as the coronavirus pandemic rages on. In the Olympic region, there are plenty of opportunities to participate in winter sports. One of the more accessible options is finding an outdoor ...

Home ice

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LAKE PLACID — The 1980 Rink in the Herb Brooks Arena is home ice for three Northwood School alumni who returned this past week to play professional hockey in the National Women’s Hockey League “bubble” season. “If you had told me when I was going to high school there that, OK, ...

New UK COVID strain found in Essex County

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An Essex County resident has been diagnosed with the new U.K. variant of COVID-19. This strain of the coronavirus, which scientists believe is more contagious than earlier versions, has not been detected in Essex County before. No hospital in Clinton, Essex or Franklin counties has the ...

Hearing set on second Wesvalley housing development

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LAKE PLACID — The Joint Review Board has set a public hearing next month on a new housing development off of Wesvalley Road, one of three housing developments now in the works in Lake Placid. This new 22-unit development, called Fawn Valley, is being undertaken by the Homestead Development ...

ORDA board approves Olympic venue contracts

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LAKE PLACID — The state Olympic Regional Development Authority’s board of directors met Friday, Jan. 22 and approved a slate of contracts for work on the winter sports venues the authority oversees. All of the contracts approved this past Friday were for work on venues in the Lake Placid ...

Essex County’s early voting must move to North Elba

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LAKE PLACID — The town of North Elba will host Essex County’s lone early voting station for the foreseeable future. A new state law signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo last month requires each county to have at least one early voting place located within its municipality with the highest ...

Cuomo sets $92M for ORDA venue improvements

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2022 Executive Budget outlined Jan. 19 includes funding increases for the state Department of Environmental Conservation, Olympic Regional Development Authority and Adirondack Park Agency, including $92 million for improving ORDA’s 1980 Olympic sports venues. Specific ...

Lake Placid corrects electric bill errors

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LAKE PLACID — Electric customers may have noticed some abnormalities in their bills this month. Village electric bills this month were printed with the incorrect due date — payment is actually due Jan. 29 — and the fuel adjustment charge for residential customers is higher than normal. ...

Teens charged with Cell Science Center break-in

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LAKE PLACID — Four teens have been charged with felonies after allegedly breaking into the former W. Alton Jones Cell Science Center and vandalizing the place in November. The only one of them named by New York State Police was Remi P. Borden, a 19-year-old from Lake Placid. The other ...

Redistricting changes will be on Nov. 2 ballot

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A state constitutional amendment on changing redistricting rules, which has been quietly making its way through the Legislature for two years, will be on the ballot for all New York voters Nov. 2. These new rules give more redistricting power to a party with a majority in the Senate and ...

History in the making

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LAKE PLACID — There may not have been a sea of people crowding around the U.S. Capitol in Washington Wednesday, Jan. 20 for the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, but there were plenty of people watching virtually. Many of those viewers were local ...

Women’s pro hockey league action starts this weekend

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LAKE PLACID — Drop the puck! After seeing no official hockey games played at the Olympic Center for more than 10 months, those words can ring out again this weekend as the National Women’s Hockey League begins a condensed two-week season in Lake Placid. The cornoravirus pandemic ...

A new chapter in Adirondack book publishing

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LAKE PLACID — It took 56 years for North Country Books to tell its story. Now owner Rob Igoe Jr. is writing its afterword as the business slowly closes. Blame COVID. Blame the internet. They’re both big reasons why North Country Books — a wholesaler, distributor and publisher of ...

Jamie Rogers running for mayor again after 12 years

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LAKE PLACID — Jamie Rogers wants to be this village’s mayor once again. Rogers, an independent, said Monday, Jan. 18 that he has enough signatures on his nominating petition to run for the mayor’s seat, which will be vacated in early April after Craig Randall gets done with his third ...

Brewer named chair of Northern Forest Canoe Trail board

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LAKE PLACID — Anne Brewer has been paddling for most of her life. The Lake Placid resident has competed in the 90-Miler, a three-day race from Saranac Lake to Old Forge, at least six times. She’s also participated in the Long Lake Regatta a few times. She works as a guide for an ...

SWIMMING THROUGH TREES: Try skiing through the Bloomingdale Bog

Outdoors

There are two trailhead locations for the popular Bloomingdale Bog trail, which is an old railroad bed. Bloomingdale end: Follow Route 192 north from the four corners in Bloomingdale. After almost 2 miles you will see parking for an old railroad grade trail on both sides of the road. This is ...

Couple attacked by hot dog-throwing kids in Lake Placid

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LAKE PLACID — The kids were on a roll. Main Street, Lake Placid, was plastered with hot dogs last week. Locals reported finding the franks at various places along the main strip last week — even on the Olympic Speedskating Oval. One woman, real estate agent Jodi Gunther of Saranac Lake, ...