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NCCC expects budget surplus

February 9, 2017 SARANAC LAKE — After two years of budget cuts and belt-tightening, North Country Community College officials are now projecting a budget surplus. Meanwhile, the college is using $1. more »»

Judge sends snowmobile trail construction lawsuit to trial

February 9, 2017 A lawsuit filed against the state for cutting trees to make new snowmobile trails has been sent to trial after both the plaintiff and the state were denied summary judgments in the cas. more »»

Lake Placid mayor recounts Kazakhstan trip

February 8, 2017 LAKE PLACID — The contingent of representatives from this village and the surrounding region who traveled to Almaty, Kazakhstan last week were scheduled to meet Tuesday, Feb. more »»

Brothers' bodies pulled from Raquette Pond in Tupper Lake

February 6, 2017 TUPPER LAKE — Two brothers from the Buffalo area died when their snowmobiles fell through the ice of Raquette Pond. more »»

Samaritan House opens, giving a home to the homeless

February 4, 2017 SARANAC LAKE — A house the community helped bring back to life is now serving the community. The Samaritan House homeless shelter, located in a former tuberculosis cure cottage at 37 River St. more »»

State gives Adirondack Scenic Railroad $1.5M

February 3, 2017 The Adirondack Railway Preservation Society has been awarded $1.5 million as part of a state rail investment plan, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday, Feb. 1. more »»

Empire State Winter Games fire up

February 3, 2017 The Empire State Winter Games kicked off Thursday night, Feb. 2, with opening ceremonies at the 1980 Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid before some 4,000 onlooker. more »»

Saranac Lake Winter Carnival takes a walk on the wild side

February 3, 2017 SARANAC LAKE — Whether you’re into wildlife or the wild life, this year’s edition of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival should deliver plenty of fu. more »»

Editors' preview of this week's Lake Placid News

February 2, 2017 LAKE PLACID — This week, the state Olympic Regional Development Authority gets ready to replace the historic scoreboard above the 1980 Rink in the Herb Brooks Arena. more »»

Sign of a miracle

February 2, 2017 LAKE PLACID — On Feb. more »»

Slider No. 1

February 2, 2017 LAKE PLACID — Officials here at the USA Luge headquarters are busy with the World Cup racing season, but they’re also making plans to document the rich 53-year history of U.S. Olympic luge team. more »»

Where in the world is USA Luge?

February 2, 2017 The USA Luge senior team will be competing in the seventh Viessmann World Cup of the season Feb. 4-5 in Oberhof, Germany. more »»

Where in the world is USA Bobsled & Skeleton?

February 2, 2017 The USA Bobsled & Skeleton team is competing in the seventh BMW IBSF World Cup on Feb. 3-5 in Igls, Austria. Men’s and women’s skeleton will be Feb. 3, two-man and women’s bobsled Feb. more »»

Lake Placid Olympics 2026 Facebook page is a hoax

February 2, 2017 LAKE PLACID — A Facebook page that claims to be the official campaign page for a joint Lake Placid-Plattsburgh 2026 Winter Olympic Games bid is a hoax, local officials confirmed Tuesday, Jan. 31. more »»

PEOPLE AT WORK: Weidle drives winter wonderland sleigh rides in Lake Placid

February 2, 2017 LAKE PLACID — Come wintertime, you’ll find an 8-by-18-foot cabin about 100 yards short of the statue of John Brown at the historic homestead of the 19th century abolitionist. more »»

Lake Placid Toboggan Chute to open Presidents Weekend

February 2, 2017 LAKE PLACID — The construction of the new Lake Placid Toboggan Chute is nearly complete, but messy ice conditions on Mirror Lake have town officials targeting a Presidents Weekend open for the slid. more »»

Thousands to arrive for Empire State Winter Games

February 2, 2017 LAKE PLACID — The Empire State Winter Games is expecting 14 percent growth in the number of entrants for this year’s games, as event organizers hope for 2,200 entrants after 1,886 registered for the... more »»

ARTIST PROFILE: Scofield sees beauty — and art — in tree burls

February 2, 2017 LAKE PLACID—While some may look at a tree burl and see an unattractive disruption in a tree’s growth that bulges from the trunk in a variety of contorted shapes, Robert C. more »»

Placid village may borrow $750,000 for electrical equipment

February 2, 2017 LAKE PLACID — Village Mayor Craig Randall said this village’s Board of Trustees will vote at its next regularly scheduled meeting on Feb. more »»

Lake Placid’s Stephen Reed named NCCC board chair

February 2, 2017 SARANAC LAKE — The new chairman of the North Country Community College Board of Trustees said he hopes to bring some new ideas. Stephen Reed of Lake Placid also pledged Friday, Jan. more »»



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