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New State Police helicopter is needed and welcome for backcountry rescues

May 2, 2019 It’s good news that the New York State Police got a Huey (Bell UH-1A) helicopter from the U.S. more »»

Let ‘Our Kate’ Smith rest in peace

April 25, 2019 The latest hubbub over racism in the United States comes from radio, recording, television and film star Kate Smith, who recorded a version of Irving Berlin’s song “God Bless America” in 1939 and is... more »»

Proud to be part of the Lake Placid Marathon family

April 19, 2019 With spring break out of the way — and most of the snow melted in the lower elevations of the Adirondacks — it’s time to start thinking about late spring activities. more »»

Don’t forget to put the ‘Miracle’ into historical context

April 12, 2019 Thirty-nine years after the “Miracle on Ice” upset at the Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid, America still needs a history lesson. more »»

Albany should focus on budget at budget time

April 5, 2019 Budgets are statements of values. How you spend money is often a more accurate depiction of your priorities than the words you say. more »»


March 29, 2019 This is an open invitation for clubs and civic organizations in the Olympic Region that want to learn more about the Lake Placid News and how they can re-connect with the community in the hometown... more »»

A transparency backslide continues

March 22, 2019 A practice has been growing in New York state government in which official spokespeople for agencies won’t let us quote them by name. more »»

A time to reflect

March 15, 2019 Last Wednesday, March 6, you may have seen people walking around with black smudges on their forehead. more »»

How do you want to be sent off?

March 8, 2019 It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to another village leader as Lake Placid Community Beautification Association co-founder Conni Cross died on Sunday, March 3. more »»

Looking for that dream job? Come to the Tri-Lakes Job Fair

March 1, 2019 The economy is changing, and we need to adapt with it. In the 1970s there was high unemployment, and seasonal work was the norm. more »»

Calgary shows how hard it is to stay in winter sports circle

February 22, 2019 We were shocked to read in Canadian news media that the bobsled-luge-skeleton track outside Calgary, Alberta, will close after it hosts a World Cup competition this week — unless someone puts up the... more »»

Time to get the band back together

February 15, 2019 Whether you consider it a mission from God — as the Blues Brothers did in the 1980 movie with actors John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd — or a way to relive the glory days, it’s time to get the band back... more »»

Agreement is close on vacation rental rules

February 8, 2019 Lake Placid village and North Elba town officials should drop a proposed three-night minimum for vacation rentals. We are hearing a consensus on that, at least. more »»

Nominate a Tri-Lakes Volunteer of the Year

February 8, 2019 Hundreds of functions in the North Country depend on volunteerism. more »»

Meteorologists, please stop the fearmongering!

February 1, 2019 On Wednesday morning, Jan. more »»

Time to find out more about ORDA’s budget

January 25, 2019 As more money pours in to upgrade the state’s winter sports venues, we’re realizing how much the public doesn’t know about how these tax dollars are being spent. more »»

Healthy plan in action for Placid

January 18, 2019 Rehabilitation patients are already getting physical therapy at Adirondack Health’s new Lake Placid Health and Medical Fitness Center. more »»

Friendship and sport move mountains at the International Children’s Winter Games in Placid

January 11, 2019 Shortly after the girls began figure skating practice Monday, Ja. more »»

Rental rules mean a lot to Placidians

January 4, 2019 Elected leaders of the village of Lake Placid and town of North Elba already knew local people are very interested in the issue of regulating vacation rentals, but they got a clear reminder of that... more »»

Tackling environmental threats necessary to protecting the Park

December 28, 2018 We’d like to thank all the environmental groups and state agencies that participated in our series, “Top 5 Environmental Threats to the Adirondack Park. more »»



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