EYE ON BUSINESS: Smart cookies

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WILMINGTON — Last weekend, amid frigid winds, light flurries of snow and temperatures in the mid-teens, the Brownies and Juniors of Girl Scout Troops 04007 and 04269 sold hundreds of boxes of cookies at their stand along state Route 86. “I love cookie season,” said Lily Hobday, 10. ...

Toboggan Chute opens for season

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LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Toboggan Chute on Parkside Drive is in full swing after it opened Friday, Feb. 16, just in time for the Presidents Day holiday weekend. “We’ve been busy every night (and day) that we’ve been open,” said North Elba Park District Manager Matt St. Louis ...

Ice swimming in Lake Placid?

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Two Ukranian expatriates cross-country skiing on Mirror Lake Friday morning, Feb. 16, were curious as to where they could go swimming outside. Not in Lake Placid, I said, adding that there may be some open water in Saranac Lake, knowing that the ice on Lake Flower has been slow to freeze all ...

INTO THE TREES: Touring the Olympic Jumping Complex

Visiting Lake Placid

Just outside of the village on state Route 73, the Olympic Jumping Complex is a sight to behold, rich in the region’s ever-present Olympic history. Turning into the property, I was met with an empty parking lot. I thought, “This can’t be it.” I drove across the lot to a kiosk, which ...

Local schools face a reduction in state foundation aid

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SARANAC LAKE — Area schools are slated to collectively lose more than $2.9 million in foundation aid for the next school year if the state Legislature approves policy changes proposed in Gov. Kathy Hochul’s executive budget plan. Saranac Lake Central School District and Lake Placid ...