Travel / Tourism

Cuomo Gives Whiteface Highway $12 Million for Repairs

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Whiteface Mountain Veteran’s Memorial Highway now has $12 million in state funding to enable vital repairs. “The Whiteface Mountain Veterans’ Memorial Highway attracts tourists, bicyclists, hikers, and sightseers from around the globe to traverse the High Peak and take in the exquisite view,” Governor Cuomo said. “For too many years the Highway has been in…

Measuring the Visual Impact of a New Historic Icon

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If you’ve been wondering how the new Riverside Hotel might fit into the landscape on Lake Flower Avenue, there’s no need to wait any longer… That’s because four balloons are floating 60 feet and 90 feet above the ground on Lake Flower Avenue.. The Two Orange Balloons which are used only for digital mapping are…

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Whiteface Opens Friday

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The Wait is officially over today at 8:30am because WhitefaceMountain is open and the Facelift and the Gondola will be in full operation..  Mike LeBlanc is Operations Manager at Whiteface..  He oversees most of the activities happening at the Mountain.. He tells WNBZ “Today’s opening is the earliest Whiteface has ever opened.. Last year the…

Cuomo says No Noise is Good Noise

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New York has established new standards for measuring snowmobile noise and identifying sleds that can be ticketed for being too loud. The law, approved late Wednesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, took effect immediately. Both central New York sponsors said the law gives police the authority to crack down on loud, after-market exhaust systems, saying that…

Visual Impact Study Planned for Riverside Hotel

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The public will get its first chance next week to gauge the height of a proposed Lake Flower shoreline hotel. Balloons will be floated over the site of the proposed building as part of a state Adirondack Park Agency-required visual analysis of the project, Malone developer Chris LaBarge told the village Planning Board Wednesday night. The potential…

Tupper Lake Chamber President Eyes Town Hall

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Tupper Lake’s Chamber may have a new location come the first of the year….  Free Press Owner Dan McClelland has taken over as the Chamber’s President and he asked the Town Board about the possibility of moving the Chamber into the two vacant offices in the basement of the Town Hall..  McClelland sighted small numbers…

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Six New “6er” Wines at Saranac Lake Discount Liquors

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There’s a new bottle of Wine at Saranac Lake Discount Liquor, that in itself is nothing new for Sue Ward, but this particular bottle has a new label and a new name, which is already drawing the attention of many in the region because of it’s association with the SaranacLake 6er program… Saranac Lake Mayor…

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K&J – ADK Works – The Park Works when People Work

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The K&J show focuses today on a new organization called “ADK Works” a coalition of concerned Adirondack residents, business owners and community organizations who rallied together to advocate for solutions that lead to a speedy economic recovery and advance a simple but important concept: “The Park Works, When People Do.” The campaign comes at a time when…

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Soccer’s “Dawn to Dark” gets another Resolution of Support

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There’s a new event in the works for Summer 2014 which could bridge the gap between The end of the two Lake Placid Horse Shows just after Independence Day, and  IRONMAN Lake Placid. Twigs McGlinn and Stuart Helmsley made the announcement on behalf of The Lake Placid Soccer Center during October’s Town of North Elba…

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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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