INTO THE TREES: Over the Ice Palace walls

Visiting Lake Placid

Under a bluebird sky on Monday, Feb. 5, the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Ice Palace stood tall in the midday sun. Families, school children, teachers, visitors and locals gathered inside and around the blue walls to soak up the sights and sun. “(It’s) pretty amazing,” said Dennis ...

Notable loon lead poisoning deaths occurred on Lake Placid in 2023

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SARANAC LAKE — Although legislation was passed in 2004 that banned the sale of small lead fishing tackle in New York, the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation has continued to document Adirondack loons dying from lead poisoning after ingesting lead jigheads and sinkers that are still ...

CAN/AM Pond Hockey Tournament returns this weekend

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LAKE PLACID — Hundreds of hockey players will descend on this village for the 20th annual CAN/AM Pond Hockey Tournament this weekend, and despite rising temperatures, the Wisconsin-based organization says it has a backup plan if the ice on Mirror Lake isn’t sustainable. CAN/AM Hockey ...

Lake Placid village board approves Dark Sky committee

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LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Village Board of Trustees on Tuesday, Feb. 6 voted unanimously to create an official Dark Skies committee to lead the village’s effort to become a Dark Sky-certified community, a designation that could establish Lake Placid as a premier “astrotourism” ...

Wilmington’s STR law not quite ready for attorney review

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WILMINGTON — Residents questioned the enforceability and reach of Wilmington’s draft short-term vacation rental law at a special town council meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 6, prompting the council to consider revising several sections of the draft before sending it to the town attorney for ...

Renters share experiences with housing in new zine

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SARANAC LAKE — “Craigslist, Saranac Lake, NY. Results: 1/1. Only apartment in existence! 50% of your monthly income! One bed, one bath, no pets, no laundry, broken stove, broken fridge.” Thus reads an anonymously created drawing in “ADK Housing Zine,” a project by Saranac Lake ...