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There’s still no word this morning on a final decision involving Lake Placid’s emergency room. The board of directors of Adirondack Health met last night to discuss the future of the ER. Adirondack Daily Enterprise reporter Chris...
I have to say it’s been a while since I’ve been to the movies. But in spite of this terrible lapse, I do love movies and I do love the fact that the North Country has so many small theaters. It’s with this in mind that I return to...
The budget isn’t likely to be formally passed until late this week (probably Thursday, it looks like), but information is coming out at this point about what’s in there, and people are starting to respond. For example, North Country Now...
OK, it's Super Bowl weekend. Let's talk beer. According to the New York State Brewers Association's list, there are more than a hundred breweries across New York. Two of the newest are in the North Country. Saranac Lake's Blue Line...
Many of us put a lot of miles on our vehicles doing the work we do in rural communities. Here’s an outline of the circle I made yesterday: I started out in old DeKalb (near Gouverneur on this map), drove to Potsdam (via a convoluted back roads...
News stories tagged with "lake-placid"
Jan 27, 2003 — More than 500 skiers turned out on Saturday for the Lake Placid Loppet, the North Country's premier cross-country ski race. As Brian Mann reports, local racers fared well in the competition, which drew a record number of athletes. Go to full article
Jan 01, 2003 — The last couple of years, the Adirondacks have been discovered. Not just by tourists, but by foreign workers. Young people from around the world are flocking to Lake Placid, where businesses say there's a shortage of busboys and maids and bartenders. But as Brian Mann reports, critics say the foreign visitors are competing with local workers at a time when jobs are increasingly scarce. Go to full article
Jan 01, 2003 — Andrew Lack - veteran news producer and top NBC executive - talks about the impact of September 11th on television journalism. Lack is a new seasonal resident of Lake Placid. He gave his remarks at a luncheon hosted by the Lake Placid Institute. Go to full article
by NCPR News
Dec 11, 2002 — ESPN won't return to Lake Placid this summer. The last three years, the network staged its Great Outdoor Games in the Adirondacks. The event packed the village with tourists and competitors. Organizers say the Games generated ten million dollars in business for the region. Local residents are reacting to the loss of a major summer tourism event. Go to full article
by Martha Foley
Dec 06, 2002 — Grass fed meat is a hot topic in culinary circles. A symposium this weekend will bring farmers and chefs together at Paul Smith's College. Martha Foley talks with Richard Brousseau, Chef and owner of Richard's Freestyle on Lake Placid's Main Street. Go to full article
Nov 25, 2002 — Olympic gold medallist Jimmy Shea says he'll sit out at least the first half of this year's skeleton world cup season. Shea -- a Lake Placid native and a popular athlete at the Salt Lake Olympic Games - has announced that he's recovering from surgery. Brian Mann has detail. Go to full article
Nov 18, 2002 — A St. Lawrence County woman stands accused of bringing a pyramid scheme to the region and duping hundreds of women out of thousands of dollars. The State Attorney General's office filed a civil suit Thursday seeking the woman's profits. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Oct 21, 2002 — Over the weekend, three North Country athletes raced in Hawaii's 140-mile Ironman triathlon, the sport's world championship. 55 locals competed this summer in the Lake Placid Ironman. The sport's popularity continues to grow, attracting corporate sponsors and TV contracts. But some critics say more should be done to protect amateur athletes. As Brian Mann reports, a third of those who compete, wind up ill or in the hospital. Go to full article
Oct 16, 2002 — A judge has ruled that key evidence can't be used in the case against a man charged for a car-crash that killed Lake Placid Olympian Jack Shea. Judge Andrew Halloran says blood alcohol tests were done improperly. As Brian Mann reports, the Essex County District Attorney plans to appeal. Go to full article
Oct 02, 2002 — The village of Lake Placid is scrambling to raise ten million dollars needed to rebuild the sewage treatment plant. Local officials have already doubled water rates - a move that angered many hotel owners. Mayor Robi Politi now says major new development projects - and tourism events - will have to wait until the new plant comes on-line. As Brian Mann reports, some business leaders worry that the sewage bottleneck will derail Lake Placid's prosperity. Go to full article