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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"
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
by Todd Moe
Sep 26, 2002 — The Lake Placid Curling Club holds an Open House this Sunday night. Passion for curling is high across the region, and riding the wave of the 2002 Winter Olympics. Todd Moe talks with George Mosey, President of the Lake Placid Curling Club. Mosey has been curling for 5 years, but says he still has a lot to learn. Go to full article
Sep 16, 2002 — Summer camp season is over for another year. Thousands of kids visited the north country, learning about the outdoors--about literature--about computers. At the Adirondack Music Camp, in Schroon Lake, the focus was classical music. Teenagers from all over the world gathered around their passion for sound and rhythm. Brian Mann sends this audio postcard. Go to full article
Sep 03, 2002 — This summer, a spill at Lake Placid's wastewater treatment plant sent untreated sewage flowing into the Chubb and the Ausable Rivers. The sewer plant is thirty years old. Village officials are scrambling to raise ten million dollars to build a new facility. But as Brian Mann reports, some residents down-stream worry that the project won't stop the flow of pollution. Go to full article
Aug 01, 2002 — A panel of the state Supreme Court has barred a prominent attorney in Lake Placid from practicing law for two years. Ed Finnerty is North Elba's town attorney and is a member of lake Placid's Hall of Fame. Brian Mann has details. Go to full article