Shatz honored by Virginia legislature for second time

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LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid News columnist Frank Shatz was honored in September for the second time in 20 years by the Virginia legislature. Shatz and his wife Jaroslava, who both ran the Continental Shoppe leather goods store in Lake Placid from 1962 to 1985, had split their residency ...

Wilmington runner to compete in Boston Marathon

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WILMINGTON — Wilmington resident Drew Lavin just hit his 1,200-day streak of running, and he’s running with a purpose — Lavin is racing in his second Boston Marathon on Oct. 11 — his first one in person. Lavin has been training for marathons for the last several years, and he said ...

What’s in a trail sign name?

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LAKE PLACID — A year before the Adirondack Mountain Club and its first major project — the Northville-Placid Trail — celebrate their 100th anniversary, there’s a new book detailing the place names along the 138-mile hiking path. Erik Schlimmer self-published his book “From ...

Adirondack Wildlife Refuge ordered to rehome animals

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WILMINGTON — The owners of the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge, Wendy and Steve Hall, have been ordered to find new homes for around a dozen wild animals and end their education and rehabilitation efforts by Oct. 25. The order, from the state Department of Environmental Conservation, comes ...

AMC has highest hospitalization numbers yet for COVID-19

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SARANAC LAKE — As of Monday, Oct. 4, there were six people hospitalized with COVID-19 at Adirondack Medical Center, the most people hospitalized at once there in 19 months of the pandemic, according to Adirondack Health spokesperson Matt Scollin. It has been common to have one, two or ...

Lake Placid’s cannabis forum brings quiet crowd

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LAKE PLACID — Around 50 people attended an informational session on the state’s cannabis law on Wednesday, Sept. 29, but only one member of the community shared an opinion. The state Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act legalized recreational cannabis use on March 31, and municipalities ...