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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 ...