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Public hearing held for Hotel North Woods renovations

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LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid-North Elba Joint Review Board was set to hear public comments the evening of Wednesday, Nov. 4 on an exterior renovation of the historic Hotel North Woods. The 1920s-era hotel is undergoing renovations intended to bring back its original look, when it was ...

Work begins on Tupper to Placid rail trail

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TUPPER LAKE — After years of negotiations that were often as stalled as the trains that used to run on the now-overgrown tracks between Utica and Lake Placid, the New York State Department of Transportation has finally broke ground on the Adirondack Rail Trail. The $1.9 million initial ...

Surveyed hikers support limits on wilderness access

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Two leading conservation organizations and a state college recently released the preliminary results of a two-month hiker survey, showing that hikers who came to Adirondack Park favor limits on visitation to preserve the integrity of the wilderness. The survey, the results of which were ...

Adirondack Regional Airport deemed hazardous waste site

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LAKE CLEAR — The Adirondack Regional Airport may be a great place to get a flight or a flying lesson, but it’s also a hazardous waste site. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation recently sent the airport a notice that it had been classified as a Class 2 Superfund ...

Village launches e-billing for electric customers

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LAKE PLACID — The village of Lake Placid launched an e-billing service for municipal electric customers last week. The service will allow residents to stop receiving their traditional paper bill through the mail and instead receive a digital copy through e-mail. Customers who pay their ...

SWIMMING THROUGH TREES: Going to Church … Pond, that is

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The colors were bright, the sun was high in the sky without a cloud blocking its warm rays, and the wind was absent. This called for a perfect day to get a fall kayak trip in. I had never paddled Church Pond and was curious about the access to Osgood Pond. So many times I have driven by ...

Busy day at the polls

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Voters braved snow-strewn streets and arrived at Tri-Lakes polls on Tuesday, Nov. 3 before the sun had risen. Poll stations opening at 6 a.m. for the 2020 general election were met with lines of voters wearing masks, ready to cast their ballots in what is on track to be an election year ...

WE ARE LAKE PLACID: Phil LeBlanc, Lake Placid postal carrier

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LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid News Staff Writer Elizabeth Izzo interviewed Lake Placid postal carrier Phil LeBlanc on Tuesday, Oct. 27, two days before he retired after being with the U.S. Postal Service for 31 years. He was famously known as the "Main Street mailman," even though Main Street was ...

Signed, sealed, delivered

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LAKE PLACID — Stability can be hard to find these days. On Lake Placid’s Main Street, businesses come and go. Signs are put up and torn down. Residents move into apartments and move out of them, tourists arrive and depart. The street changes in small ways all the time. New parking ...

Halloween looks much different during COVID

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LAKE PLACID — Like the costumes children wear, Halloween will have a new look in the Olympic Region this year, with traditional events canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic and new ones created to take their place. Major events in Lake Placid that have been canceled are the annual ...

Fighter jet’s sonic boom resounds far and wide

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An F-15C Eagle fighter jet from Barnes Air National Guard Base in Westfield, western Massachusetts, was flying more than 30,000 feet over northern New York Thursday morning when it performed a tactical maneuver, breaking the sound barrier at around 10:30 a.m., according to base officials. As a ...

Lake Placid sophomore takes first solo flight on 16th birthday

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LAKE CLEAR — As Drew Ferebee banked the four-seat Piper Warrior west from the Adirondack Regional Airport toward Lake Placid, I did the math: The kid was 31 years younger than the airplane he was piloting. The Lake Placid High School sophomore, who started learning to fly in early August, ...

North Elba budget carries slight tax increase

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LAKE PLACID — The town of North Elba’s preliminary budget carries a slight tax increase. The town’s early budget draft shows a financial plan for 2021 that would meet the 1.9% state tax cap set for North Elba. The town’s budgets have either fallen below, or met, the tax cap since it ...

Two vie for open Keene town justice seat

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KEENE — Two women are vying for a town justice seat in the town of Keene. Barbara Dwyer, running on the independent Dwyer line, and Henrietta Jordan, on the Justice For All line, are seeking to fill a vacancy in the court left by the resignation of Deb Whitson in March. The slot has been ...

New Saranac Waterfront Lodge will ‘soft open’ in November

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SARANAC LAKE — The swank Saranac Waterfront Lodge, which has been in the works for more than seven years, will now “soft open” sometime in November. The hotel on the shore of Lake Flower had been set to open its doors on Nov. 1, so folks are going to have to wait at least a few more ...