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UP CLOSE: Homebound Cash family finding their groove

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LAKE PLACID — Week 1 of distance learning for three kids, remote working for two parents and extra attention for the dog — and the Cash family is together ... “still,” patriarch Daniel Cash said with a smile. During an outside interview with the Lake Placid News on Friday, March 20 ...

Wilmington honors citizens at Community Dinner

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WILMINGTON — The town of Wilmington celebrated its 35th annual community dinner Tuesday, March 10 at the Hungry Trout Restaurant and R.F. McDougall’s Pub. The event kicked off with a lively, informal cocktail party downstairs at the pub then moved upstairs for a relaxed sit-down ...

LP firefighters to wear extra gear

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LAKE PLACID — Members of the Lake Placid Volunteer Fire Department will look a little different while responding to calls during the COVID-19 crisis, LPVFD officials announced on Wednesday, March 25. Along with wearing normal turnout gear, firefighters may be seen wearing other personal ...

Franklin County confirms it has a COVID-19 case, too

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SARANAC LAKE — The first case of COVID-19 in Franklin County has been confirmed. The person has been under quarantine since this past Saturday, March 21, according to the county’s Emergency Operations Center. He or she — the county did not specify — is now in isolation quarantine ...

‘It’s a scary time’

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LAKE PLACID — The coronavirus is having a big economic impact on this tiny Adirondack village. For some long-time residents, the stillness and empty streets harken back to years ago, when Lake Placid wasn’t a year-round tourist destination. For others, this time is unprecedented. It’s ...

Husband, wife make 3 COVID-19 cases confirmed in Essex County

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SARANAC LAKE — Two more cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Essex County, bringing the total number of confirmed cases up to three. Public health officials confirmed the two new cases, a husband and a wife, on Saturday afternoon. The couple has traveled recently and were ...

Closures and cancellations due to coronavirus

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Here are all the known closures, cancellations and postponements due to the coronavirus in the greater Tri-Lakes area. This list is a work in progress. If you are involved with an event that has been canceled or postponed and is not listed here, share that news with the community by ...

Sign of the times

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LAKE PLACID — Signs going up this week at businesses, schools, tourist attractions, churches and government offices in this village help tell the story about the shutdown of these places due to concerns over the novel coronavirus pandemic. In order to prevent people from getting ...

‘Lift up your hearts’

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LAKE PLACID — The Rev. John Yonkovig and his parishioners at St. Agnes Catholic Church could celebrate one more Mass Tuesday, March 17 — at 5:30 in the evening — just hours after Bishop Terry R. LaValley suspended all public gatherings for Mass, prayer, faith formation and certain ...

Cuomo bans gatherings, nonessential workers to stay home

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ALBANY (AP) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday he is ordering all workers in nonessential businesses to stay home and banning gatherings statewide. The Democratic governor took the dramatic actions as confirmed cases in New York climbed to more than 7,000. Cuomo reported that the state's ...

COVID-19: What is an ‘essential’ function in New York?

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The Empire State Development website details essential functions in the state based on the March 18 Executive Order 202.6 (or as revised), which directed that all businesses and not-for-profit entities in New York state utilize, to the maximum extent possible, any telecommuting or work from ...

Many churches halt services because of COVID-19 worries

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Many North Country houses of worship are canceling services to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus. On Tuesday, March 17, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ogdensburg, which covers more than 100 churches across northern New York, canceled all Masses until further notice. This included all ...

Restaurant, cinema, bar owners talk about impact of state mandate

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New Yorkers will need to get their meals and drinks — even alcoholic ones — to go for the foreseeable future. While owners of restaurants and bars in the Tri-Lakes area are laying off servers and preparing for economic struggles, they are trying to stay positive about the future. This ...

102 years ago — Nov. 1, 1918 – DEATH OF REV. GEORGE J. SAVAGE

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LAKE PLACID — With the COVID-19 pandemic, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, we look back to Lake Placid’s history at the time of the Spanish influenza of 1918, the world’s deadliest pandemic that killed between 50 and 100 million people. As with most small towns across ...