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Politics

North Elba seeks candidates for ORDA board

LAKE PLACID — The town of North Elba is looking for people who might be interested in serving on the state Olympic Regional Development Authority’s Board of Directors. The North Elba Town Council voted last month to recommend that Art Lussi — a current board member whose family ...

Voters approve local school budgets

All local school districts got approval for their budgets in Tuesday’s election. Voters also largely voted for incumbent candidates, with some new candidates also winning seats on school boards. - Lake Placid - Voters in Lake Placid and Wilmington approved the Lake Placid Central ...

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 ...