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Politics

SUPERVISOR SPOTLIGHT: Jay Rand jumps into another supervisor’s race

LAKE PLACID — The only town supervisor in the Olympic Region to have a Wikipedia page is Jay Rand, and there’s only one sentence on the page: “Jay Rand (born March 4, 1950 in Lake Placid, New York) is an American former ski jumper who competed at the 1968 Winter Olympics.” This page ...

SUPERVISOR SPOTLIGHT: Jay Rand talks about issues facing town

LAKE PLACID — As the town gets ready for the 2023 Winter World University Games, there are a number of issues facing the community, including short-term rentals, tourism, overuse of the High Peaks, the coronavirus pandemic and the state’s new law legalizing recreation marijuana use. ...

New York state to lose one seat in Congress after new census count

NEW YORK — New York will lose one seat in Congress as a result of national population shifts, according to census data released Monday — a loss that might have been avoided if just a few dozen more people in the state had been counted. The state’s population grew by more than 4% over ...

Main Street parking fees, times to change

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Village Board of Trustees has made some changes to the Main Street parking rules, including a slight increase in the hourly rate at the municipal parking lot across from the post office. More changes, like extending the hours the village will collect ...

Lake Placid code updates suggested at special meeting

LAKE PLACID — Suggested alterations to the local land-use code were presented to the North Elba Town Council and Lake Placid Village Board of Trustees during a joint meeting on Friday, April 9. The local land-use code hasn’t been substantially reviewed and rewritten since 2011. Dean ...

Local elections set for this November

It’s a local election year. Voters in many Essex County towns will elect town supervisors, clerks, councilors, highway superintendents and tax collectors this November. Two local towns, Jay and Keene, will have primaries in June, for both the Democratic and Republican parties. Independent ...

Art Devlin sworn in as new Lake Placid mayor

LAKE PLACID — Art Devlin was sworn in as Lake Placid’s new mayor on Monday, April 5. Devlin — who served as a village trustee for 12 years, the last eight years as deputy mayor — was sworn in by village Clerk Anita Estling before a small gathering of people, including village ...

New York becomes latest state to legalize recreational marijuana

New York adults over the age of 21 can now possess and use marijuana — even in public — under a legalization bill signed Wednesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, though legal sales of recreational-use cannabis won't start for an estimated 18 months until regulations are set. Passed after ...

Devlin chosen as Lake Placid mayor

LAKE PLACID — Art Devlin is Lake Placid’s new mayor. Voters chose Devlin, a local motel owner and longtime village trustee who ran on the Republican and Teamwork party lines, as the village’s new mayor on Tuesday, March 16. He ran against former Mayor Jamie Rogers to succeed longtime ...

Art Devlin elected Lake Placid mayor

LAKE PLACID — Art Devlin is this village's new mayor. Lake Placid voters chose Devlin, a local motel owner and longtime village trustee who ran on the Republican and Teamwork party lines, as the village's new mayor on Tuesday. Newcomers Marc Galvin and Jacquelyn "Jackie" Kelly, who ran on ...

Lake Placid voters choose mayor, trustees, justice today

LAKE PLACID -- Voters in this village are heading to the polls today at the North Elba Town Hall between noon and 9 p.m. to choose a new mayor, two village trustees and a village justice. As Lake Placid Mayor Craig Randall retires after 12 years at the helm, two people are seeking votes to ...

Lake Placid village trustee candidates discuss issues

With an election coming up Tuesday, March 16, four village trustee candidates participated in a virtual forum on Sunday, March 7 hosted by the Lake Placid News and Adirondack Daily Enterprise. The topics ranged from long-standing issues such as affordable housing and parking, to short-term ...

Lake Placid mayor candidates debate

LAKE PLACID — Some of the issues Lake Placid’s two mayoral candidates spoke about Sunday, March 7, during a virtual forum hosted by the Lake Placid News and Adirondack Daily Enterprise, have been problems for the village for decades — such as parking and affordable housing. They also ...

QUESTIONNAIRE: Lake Placid mayoral candidate Art Devlin

Occupation: Motel owner Position sought: Mayor --- Why are you running for this position? - Because I care deeply about the village I was born and raised in - To continue the work that we have put in place for the last 12 years - To see the Main Street, water plant, ...

QUESTIONNAIRE: Lake Placid mayoral candidate Jamie Rogers

Occupation: Currently working for Tri-Lakes Marine restoring antique wooden boats Position sought: Mayor --- Why are you running for this position? I love this community. I care deeply about the health and future of our beloved home. We have been treading water for 12 years without ...

QUESTIONNAIRE: Lake Placid trustee candidate Marc Galvin

Occupation: Owner and operator of The Bookstore Plus and Blue Line Book Exchange Position sought: Village trustee --- Why are you running for this position? I’ve been appointed to many village work groups over the years to help with different initiatives. I’d like to serve as a ...

QUESTIONNAIRE: Lake Placid trustee candidate Colin Hayes

Occupation: Grounds maintenance at the Lake Placid Lodge Position sought: Village trustee --- Why are you running for this position? I’m running for trustee because I feel it’s long overdue that someone with a youthful voice and new vision runs for office. We need our younger voices ...

QUESTIONNAIRE: Lake Placid trustee candidate Jackie Kelly

Occupation: Conference Center manager, New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority Position sought: Village trustee --- Why are you running for this position? I have been witnessing the forward momentum of Lake Placid, and it is important to me to be in the village trustee ...

QUESTIONNAIRE: Lake Placid trustee candidate Scott Monroe

Occupation: Retired police chief Position sought: Village trustee --- Why are you running for this position? Giving back to the community and a more diversified board --- What are your qualifications? - Six years as village police chief, which required me to assemble a ...

Cuomo addresses harassment claims, vows to stay in office

ALBANY — Besieged by sexual harassment allegations, a somber New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo apologized Wednesday, March 3, saying he “learned an important lesson” about his own behavior around women, but he said he intended to remain in office. “I now understand that I acted in a way ...