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Local man dies while tubing on Upper Saranac

July 22, 2019 SARANAC LAKE — A 31-year-old Saranac Lake man died while tubing with friends Saturday evening. According to State Police, Robert J. more »»

History Museum updates exhibits, plans new display

July 19, 2019 LAKE PLACID — Things are always changing at The History Museum on Station Street. more »»

Wilmington Supervisor Randy Preston, who died late Thursday, remembered as tireless public servant

July 19, 2019 WILMINGTON — When he had a point to make, the corner of his mouth turned u. more »»

Keene supervisor, hikers argue over trailhead parking

July 19, 2019 At the popular Roaring Brook Falls trailhead in St. Huberts, the parking lot was already packed shortly after 7 a.m. Saturday. more »»

UP CLOSE: Lake Placid’s historic water fountain upgraded

July 19, 2019 LAKE PLACID — It was a fancy amenity for horses. more »»

Dewey removed from top library award

July 19, 2019 LAKE PLACID — The name of Melvil Dewey, creator of the Dewey Decimal System and the Lake Placid Club, has been stripped from a memorial medal given out by the American Library Association. more »»

Task force eyes housing study to boost Jay’s economy

July 19, 2019 A local task force believes the town of Jay might have a more thriving economy if it becomes more of a bedroom community. more »»

Lake Placid’s Boat House Restaurant to be converted to housing

July 19, 2019 LAKE PLACID — The state Adirondack Park Agency has approved a plan to subdivide the former Lake Placid Club Boat House Restaurant on Mirror Lake Drive into three luxury rental units. more »»

Adirondack Park Agency approves permits, map change

July 19, 2019 RAY BROOK — The state Adirondack Park Agency approved a trio of permits and a map amendment at its regularly monthly meeting in Ray Brook on Thursday, July 11. more »»

International cuisine trail partners meet at Paul Smith’s College

July 19, 2019 PAUL SMITHS — Two plus two plus two equals the Canadian American Exchange international cuisine trail, a new collaborative project connecting food and drink producers to tourists. more »»

Local business offers scratch-off cards to track hiking challenges

July 19, 2019 SARANAC LAKE — A pair of local women have started a new business to help scratch that hiking itch. more »»

Voters will decide on legalizing raffles in North Elba

July 19, 2019 This November, voters will weigh in on a local law that would authorize charitable and religious organizations to host “games of chance” — raffles, primarily — in the town of North Elb. more »»

Preview of this week's Lake Placid News

July 18, 2019 LAKE PLACID — In this week’s Lake Placid News, Staff Writer Elizabeth Izzo stopped by The History Museum, operated by the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society, and spoke with director Courtney... more »»

Hiker dies at Mount Marcy

July 18, 2019 A western New York man died at Mount Marcy Tuesday while hiking with his family. Dennis J. Stowell, 61, of Savannah, died of a heart attack shortly before 1 p.m. more »»

Stefanik votes not to condemn Trump tweets as racist

July 16, 2019 U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik voted against a House resolution that condemned President Donald Trump's recent tweets and statements as racist attacks on four progressive congresswomen of colo. more »»

Rt. 3 closed for more than an hour as 3 vehicles collide at boat launch bridge

July 15, 2019 SARANAC LAKE — A three-car crash on state Route 3 Monday afternoon sent two of the five people involved to the hospital and shut down the main vein of traffic connecting Tupper Lake and Saranac Lak... more »»

4-year-old boy drowns on camping trip

July 14, 2019 (Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly said the drowning took place in the Raquette River, based on reports heard on emergency radio, but State Police corrected that information... more »»

UP CLOSE: The Mix’s Ethan Gawel talks shop

July 12, 2019 LAKE PLACID — When he was younger, Ethan Gawel remembers hovering around the radio with his friends and turning the music up loud. They made mix-tapes together with snippets from radio broadcast. more »»

That’s barbecue, baby

July 12, 2019 LAKE PLACID — As the classic hit “Under Pressure” sung by David Bowie and Queen’s Freddie Mercury played in the background, Luke Darnell was applying sauce and seasoning to his pork entry for the... more »»

Local committee eyes Lake Placid affordable housing study

July 12, 2019 LAKE PLACID — Members of the Lake Placid-North Elba Community Development Commission’s Housing Committee want to commission a study of affordable housing needs here. more »»

State previews rail-trail plan, takes comments

July 12, 2019 SARANAC LAKE — As the state departments of Transportation and Environmental Conservation get ready to release a plan for the Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor, the DEC has purchased several parcels... more »»



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