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Politics

Questions arise over ORDA, North Elba contract

LAKE PLACID — An agreement between the town of North Elba and the state Olympic Regional Development Authority, which authorizes ORDA to operate the town’s Olympic venues, has been expired since at least 2007, the Lake Placid News has found. Despite the expired agreement, the town has ...

Lake Placid Sports Council chair resigns

LAKE PLACID — Jeff Erenstone resigned as chairman of the Lake Placid Sports Council this month, less than one year after the council was reinstated. His resignation comes as the town of North Elba and state Olympic Regional Development Authority work on creating a new version of a ...

New York newspapers rally in Albany to save local news

ALBANY — On Wednesday, March 20, the Empire State Local News Coalition, a statewide advocacy group of more than 150 local news outlets, and elected officials rallied at the state Capitol in support of the Local Journalism Sustainability Act. The industry-saving bill, sponsored by Sen. ...

Sixth candidate launches NY-21 campaign in Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — Scott Phillip Lewis announced his bid to represent New York’s 21st Congressional District on Thursday, March 14, becoming the fifth challenger seeking to unseat Rep. Elise Stefanik. Democrats Steve Holden and Paula Collins are working to get on the ballot for their ...

Early voting for presidential primary opens this weekend

The presidential primary for both major political parties is coming up on April 2, and deadlines to prepare for that vote are coming up later this week. Early voting also begins this weekend. While there are several candidates on the Republican and Democratic party lines on the ballots, all ...

Wesvalley sidewalk project in early phase

LAKE PLACID — The North Elba Town Council heard a presentation about a feasibility study for potential new sidewalks on Wesvalley Road on Tuesday, March 12 from Bolton Landing-based civil engineering firm Kathleen Suozzo, Professional Engineer. The sidewalk project is in an early stage ...