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Politics

Village officials mixed on extending Ironman contract

LAKE PLACID — Village officials, much like the community, are mixed on whether they believe the Ironman triathlon should return to Lake Placid in 2022. The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism, the town of North Elba, the village of Lake Placid and Ironman usually sign a multi-year ...

North Elba ‘games of chance’ law will be put to voters Nov. 2

LAKE PLACID — A proposed law that would allow games of chance in the town of North Elba is expected to appear on the ballot Nov. 2. The North Elba Town Council on July 13 voted to send the law to the county Board of Elections to be placed on the ballot. It will need to garner support from ...

Saranac Lakers debate ROOST’s benefit

SARANAC LAKE — Some residents here are critical of the village’s decision to renew its contract with the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism, questioning ROOST’s benefit for the region. Based in Lake Placid, ROOST is the marketing organization for Lake Placid and Essex County, ...

UP CLOSE: Bottcher declares victory in NYC primary

LAKE PLACID — New York City District 3 Councilor Corey Johnson’s likely successor, Erik Bottcher, doesn’t remember meeting anybody quite like him when he was a kid. Growing up in Wilmington, and attending school in Lake Placid, Bottcher struggled. There were idyllic moments — ...

New York to let state of emergency expire

ALBANY — New York will lift more COVID-19 restrictions when the state of emergency expires later this week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday. The state of emergency expires Thursday, he said, meaning that it lifts Friday. New Yorkers will still have to wear masks on public transit, ...

Stec: End of emergency power for governor was ‘long overdue’

For a year, New York Sen. Dan Stec has been pushing for an end to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s emergency powers — the ability to make or change laws the state Legislature gave him at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. On Wednesday, the Republican from Queensbury was ...