Travel / Tourism

Local Residency Law for Lake Placid Employees Repealed

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A New Law in the Village of Lake Placid will become official once filed with the secretary of state.. Or to be more specific, an OLD law will be made obsolete… The Village of Lake Placid has voted to eliminate residency restrictions for employees of the village.. Lake Placid Mayor Craig Randall.. says while the old…

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Lake Placid Says Goodbye to a Not So Colorful Parking Past

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The Village Board will be spending $81,000 on Upgrades to the Parking Meters and their Monitor Screens in the next 6 weeks… 37 meters currently have the old Black and White screen and following Monday’s decision, those screens will become color screens and are designed to be visible any time of the day and with…

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Local Hotel Tops Conde Nast Awards

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It’s the survey that means the most: readers who rank a property by the experiences they have had at that hotel. Such is the nature of the Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards, and for the second consecutive year, those discerning guests have placed Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa in Lake Placid, N.Y. at the…

Regional Tourism Council Shows Growth for Saranac Lake Website

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The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism says businesses play a large part in the impact of social marketing and tourism in our region..   Saranac Lake Village Trustee Paul Van Cott says the relationship with ROOST is a powerful part of the village’s efforts to strengthen tourism.. The Presentation is followed today at 10am in the Cantwell…

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DEC Issues Draft UMP for Historic Fire Towers

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Comments Remain Open on Draft Unit Management Plans until November 15 The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) released the draft unit management plans (UMPs) for the Hurricane Mountain Fire Tower Historic Area and the Saint Regis Mountain Fire Tower Historic Area, Commissioner Joe Martens announced today. The UMPs contain management proposals for…

ROOST presents The State of Regional Tourism – Tonight

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Representatives from the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) will conduct a presentation at the Harrietstown Hall in SaranacLake at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16. The presentation is a cooperative effort of the Village of Saranac Lake, the Town of Harrietstown and the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce.  Chamber Executive Director Katy VanAnden…

Harrietstown Gets Sandbagged by FEMA

It seems FEMA isn’t interested in protecting the integrity of the Harrietstown Town Hall, or at least they weren’t interested at the most recent meeting of stakeholders to discuss plans to repair the retaining wall which keep the Saranac River from encroaching on the property..Councilman Ron Keough told the board that FEMA is now expressing unwarranted concerns about how a new wall could change the downstream …..

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Parking Screens May Be Getting a Facelift

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Some relief may be on the way for those of us who’ve tried to park in Lake Placid and to read directions on the meters..  The Village of Lake Placid is considering the purchase of new color display screens for the village’s parking meters..  Lake Placid Mayor Craig Randal says there were two proposals requested…

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CYC Benefits from Volunteers, Half Marathon

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The Lake Placid Wilmington Connecting Youth and Communities Coalition has more money to focus on planning and programming today. That’s because Organizers of the Lake Placid Half Marathon have donated $7,500 to the CYC organization as part of a fundraising effort and a volunteerism drive during the Half Marathon. Half Marathon Organizer Rick Preston presented CYC President Mary Deitrich with the check at the Village Board meeting on Monday evening. Mary says the funds will mostly go to volunteer organizations that worked to provide water stations on location during the Half Marathon.

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Spanish Club Heads to Ecuador

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The Saranac Lake High School Spanish Department takes students on a trip to Ecuador every other year… This year it looks like 13 students are interested and following the board’s approval Wednesday evening, plans will move forward on heading out for Spring Break..Some of the students will participate in fundraising efforts leading up to Spring…

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Mt Van Hovenberg Combined Bobsled Luge Skeleton Track Opens

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The views in Lake Placid are beautiful, especially from the top of Mount Van Hoevenberg, site of the combined bobsled, luge and skeleton track. The course is now open for the 2013-2014 season. The national teams in those sports are on the refrigerated ice, as they begin to select athletes for the Sochi, Russia Winter Olympics…

OkTUPPERfest Returns

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The Fall Festival season begins with an annual event at Big Tupper Ski Area.. and this year, a new reason for the community to take part in OkTUPPERfest..  Join us for the conversation as we speak with volunteers, members of the community, the Mayor and others about Tupper Lake and Winter 2013.. AUDIO – 093013…

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PROTECT Objects to Snowmobile Corridor

Protect the Adirondacks is pushing for a Preliminary Injunction against the APA and DEC to stop the new class II community connector snowmobile trail construction in the Forest Preserve. In their motion, PROTECT says the work should be stopped while its legality is in litigation. ARISE Chairman Jim LaValley says this strategy is becoming a…

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Texting and Driving? New York is Cracking Down

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Governor Cuomo says State Police have seen a 365% increase in tickets issued in summer 2013 compared to summer 2012 for distracted driving, a result of an extensive enforcement crackdown by the State Police. This summer, State Police issued 21,580 tickets, surpassing last summer’s total of 5,208 tickets. Cuomo was speaking at a Thruway rest area…

Village Board hears UMP Voices from Both Sides of the Tracks

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Voices from both sides of the Rail Corridor are speaking out about pending agency recommendations to commissioners on whether or not to re-open the Corridor’s Unit Management Plan. And in SaranacLake it is the Village Board’s turn to hear from stakeholders… Wayne Tucker is a board member of the Adirondack Carousel.. He asked the board…

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Suit seeks to nullify Cuomo-Oneida deal

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With a vote coming soon on whether to expand casino gambling in New York, two small upstate towns are asking a court to throw out the rules that would govern the rollout and a related deal between the state and the Oneida Indians. The towns of Verona and Vernon in central New York argue in…

Tupper Lake Village Trustees Discuss Rail UMP

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Trustee Rick Donah presents the board with a historic newspaper showing usage just after the war and suggests that Tupper Lake shouldn’t wait for DOT and DEC to decide their fate.. There’s one final opportunity

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K&J – Today – Tupper Lake’s Point of View

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The Wild Center is host to the final public listening session hosted jointly by the Department of Transportation and the Department of Environmental Conservation..   Tupper Lake Residents were joined by residents of Lake Placid and Saranac Lake as well as people from as far away as Pennsylvania who’ve expressed an interest in the success of…

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Ski Big Tupper Again – Again..

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The ARISE Board in Tupper Lake is moving forward with plans to re-open Big Tupper Ski Area this winter.. A group of key volunteers met with the board on Friday and added their unanimous support to the effort. Arise Chairman Jim LaValley

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