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First ladies of Lake Placid

May 25, 2018 LAKE PLACID — When North Elba Supervisor Roby Politi called 99-year-old Ruth Hart the “first lady of the Olympic Village” Sunday, May 20 before she was officially named Distinguished Adult Volunteer... more »»

Ruth Hart Q&A

May 25, 2018 LAKE PLACID — After being awarded the Lake Placid-North Elba Distinguished Adult Volunteer of the Year Sunday, May 20 during the first Lake Placid Community Day at the North Elba Show Grounds,... more »»

UP CLOSE: Teen volunteer of the year doesn’t do it for the hours

May 25, 2018 LAKE PLACID — Olivia Sawyer loves to knit. She also loves to giv. more »»

Sewer slip-lining, digging begins along Main Street

May 25, 2018 LAKE PLACID — Main Street slip-lining and sewer line replacement projects started Monday, May 21 and are expected to finish in mid-June. more »»

BLUE BOMBER VOICES: Lake Placid High School senior takes on host family project

May 25, 2018 LAKE PLACID — Around the globe today, thousands of people have become host families to international exchange students. more »»

EYE ON BUSINESS: Staff training a necessary job for the busy summer months

May 25, 2018 LAKE PLACID — North Country School/Camp Treetops looks like one of those “happy farms” from TV commercials selling fresh, organic product. more »»

Lake Placid, Keene plan Memorial Day services

May 25, 2018 LAKE PLACID — Memorial Day services are planned for this community and the town of Keene on Monday, May 28, with the annual Carry the Load event around Mirror Lake set for Sunday. more »»

Sign code update may take more time

May 25, 2018 LAKE PLACID — This village and the town of North Elba held public hearings earlier this month pertaining to flags and sandwich board A-frames along Main Street and Saranac Avenue. more »»

Congressional forum helps voters

May 25, 2018 SARANAC LAKE — This Congress race has been underway for 16 months, and its many candidates have mounted a number of stages to sit behind a table and answer questions in the public eye. more »»

Preview of this week's Lake Placid News

May 24, 2018 LAKE PLACID — In this week's Lake Placid News, we have features on the Lake Placid-North Elba Distinguished Adult and Teen Volunteers of the Year, Ruth Hart and Olivia Sawyer, and the first Lake... more »»

The promise of sight

May 18, 2018 LAKE PLACID — Tina Leonard, 60, doesn’t look like she’s blind. She doesn’t wear Ray-Ban sunglasses like musician Ray Charles did. She looks normal with her eyeglasses, which are just for protection. more »»

UP CLOSE: London to Lake Placid

May 18, 2018 LAKE PLACID — Susan Friedmann sat in her living room, drinking tea and occasionally engaging with her two cats, Tiger and Chai, which translates to “life” in Hebre. more »»

GIVING BACK: Eat ADK added food drive this year

May 18, 2018 For 10 days in the spring shoulder season, restaurants in the Tri-Lakes area offer prefixed menus at $15, $20 or $30 as part of the Eat ADK Restaurant Week, which was held May 3-10. more »»

School budgets pass, board members elected

May 18, 2018 Lake Placid Locals approved the Lake Placid School District 2018-19 budget in 272 to 52 vote. more »»

ARTIST PROFILE: LPHS junior wins ‘best in show’ at regional art exhibit

May 18, 2018 LAKE PLACID—Lake Placid High School junior Marina Gonzales, 16, made an impression on the area’s art world recently when her self-portrait done in charcoal took “best in show” honors at the third... more »»

APA sends Vanderwhacker, High Peaks plans to public comment

May 18, 2018 RAY BROOK — The state Adirondack Park Agency board voted Thursday, May 10 to send two significant unit management plans to public comment, but a 45-day comment period and just two public meetings... more »»

Father’s job leads to daughter’s RN degree at NCCC

May 18, 2018 SARANAC LAKE — A little more than 50 years ago, before Jody Borzilleri was old enough to go to kindergarten, she remembers driving to Saranac Lake from Long Island with her father, Bill. more »»

North Country Community College pins 57 new nurses

May 18, 2018 SARANAC LAKE — Twenty-three new registered nurses and 34 licensed practical nurses walked across the stage at North Country Community College Thursday night, May 10, to receive their nurses’ pins, a... more »»

Preview of this week's Lake Placid News

May 17, 2018 LAKE PLACID — In this week's Lake Placid News, a local real estate professional who is legally blind was recently given a boost by the community, which raised $10,000 as part of a crowd-funding... more »»

NCCC students urged to ‘Do what you’re good at’

May 15, 2018 SARANAC LAKE — Because — even in the month of May — no one can guarantee that winter is quite over in the North Country, our regional colleges hold their commencements indoor. more »»



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I won’t miss winter, but I will miss the shoveling. Really.

March 23, 2018 This week: 436 lbs. Last week: 433 lbs. Start (Jan. 2): 444 lbs. Total lost: 8 lbs. Now that spring is here, I’ll have to find new methods of exercise. more »

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