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Lake Placid to host 2023 Winter Universiade; receive upgrades to all ORDA sporting venues

"Five years may seem like a long period of time but we're going to hit the ground running and we'll be ready in time for these games," said Jon Lundin, with the Olympic Regional Development Authority, or ORDA.

MYNBC5.COM - 2018-08-17 21:54:00

Smuggled cellphone leads to COs conviction

ALBANY — A former correction officer pleaded guilty Friday to accepting a bribe in exchange for smuggling a cellphone to an inmate at Federal Correctional Institution in Ray Brook.Carlos Ochoa, 32, admitted that while employed as a correction officer at the facility from September 2012 to October 20

PRESS REPUBLICAN - 2018-08-18 07:00:00

It's another win for Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — The International University Sports Federation completed signing the host city contract Thursday, making Lake Placid the official site for the 2023 Winter Universiade, otherwise known as the Winter World University Games.The federation’s agreement, executed in in Lausanne, Switzerland

PRESS REPUBLICAN - 2018-08-16 20:23:22

Final push on in SL Community Store fundraiser

SARANAC LAKE — The crowd-sourcing campaign for the Saranac Lake Community Store has passed the 80 percent mark.The goal is to raise a minimum of $80,000 for re-branding, a new digital marketing platform and new product lines that, a press release said, "will position the store to grow and thrive in

PRESS REPUBLICAN - 2018-08-18 17:00:00

Seized marijuana plants valued at $294,000 in street price

The approximate street value of these seized plants is $294,000, according to a news release.

PRESS REPUBLICAN - 2018-08-17 20:25:00

Universiade is official for Lake Placid after FISU signing

LAKE PLACID — The International University Sports Federation (FISU) in Lausanne, Switzerland, completed signing the host city contract Thursday, making Lake Placid the official site for the 2023 Winter Universiade, otherwise known as the Winter World University Games.FISU’s agreement comes after Gov

POST-STAR - 2018-08-17 00:00:00

Vermont governor's race to include first transgender candidate nominated by major party

MONTPELIER, Vermont -- A former Vermont utility executive on Tuesday became the first transgender candidate from a major political party to be nominated for governor, and she'll face the Republican incumbent who survived a bitter backlash from his base over gun restrictions he supported.

PENNLIVE.COM - 2018-08-18 14:21:00

Dr. Varga’s retirement ends local autopsies

At that time, University of Vermont Medical Center Media Relations contact Annie Mackin stated that the independently contracted pathologist was responsible for roughly one autopsy per week, a light workload that prompted Alice Hyde officials not to fill the vacated position.


Lake Placid school district still hasn’t hired high school principal

“Two weeks ago a group of stakeholders — faculty, support staff, administrators, board members, parents and students — were involved in reviewing four candidates,”he said.“In the discussions that followed the interviews, we discovered that we really did not have a consensus over the candidates. As a


Town of New Hartford to move to former Gander Mountain building after buying the property

The 50,000-square-foot building will house all town offices, the police department, courts, a community-meeting room, and a senior-services center for the Town of New Hartford.


New court date for Cody Cutting

ELIZABETHTOWN — The man accused of fatally shooting a fraternal brother in the parking lot of their social club will appear in court again Sept. 7.Cody Cutting, 30, of Moriah appeared in Essex County Court Thursday, but the case was adjourned at the request of his attorney, Kevin O'Brien.The fatal s

PRESS REPUBLICAN - 2018-08-16 18:46:00

Rangers rescue sick, injured, lost people

On Saturday, Aug. 4, ranger Arthur Perryman was investigating a supposed illegal all-terrain vehicle trail on private land that led onto state land. The next day, Perryman found two men on the illegal trail near the summit of Crane Mountain.


Man dies in Northway crash

Stacey L. Mitchell, 55, veered off the southbound lanes of the highway in the town of Plattsburgh just before 2:30 p.m. The truck he was driving had a load of asphalt.


A suite of Adirondack green

SARANAC — Flautist Karen Bogardus's choice to select pianist and composer James Sheppard to score a new work for the Emerald Trio was prescient.Matt Castle (piano and composer), Orlando Wells (violin and viola) and Bogardus comprise the founding trio, but Castle's Broadway musical director commitmen


Rail bikes won’t return this year

A number of questions remained unanswered when the proposal was announced, but due to logistical issues, the railroad does not have the staff or equipment in place to begin operating the popular tourist attraction as planned.


Lake Placid creates 9er hiking challenge as High Peaks tune up

Cobble Hill, one of the Lake Placid 9er hiking challenge, offers views of the High Peaks, Olympic ski jumps and the village of Lake Placid.Justin Levine, Adirondack Daily Enterprise


First transgender candidate for governor focused on the issues in Vermont

Vermont Democratic gubernatorial candidate Christine Hallquist, a transgender woman and former electric company executive, smiles during her election night party in Burlington, Vt., Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)


9er prepares hikers for High Peaks

“I started the 9er with the thought that … so many people, all they do is High Peaks, and that’s foolish,” he said. “There’s so many of these smaller mountains around that are awesome. Most of the time, people aren’t ready to hike a High Peak cold, and they hate it.


Horses, fireworks bookend fair's first day

WESTPORT — Draft horses kick off the Essex County Fair today, with Opening Ceremonies and a parade in the afternoon and fireworks at dusk.In between, it's nonstop activity with contests featuring cattle, goats, sheep and even a milking competition for local leaders.The Pork Chop Revue, with two show


Vermont Democrat Christine Hallquist Is First Transgender Nominee For Governor

Vermont voters made history on Tuesday as Christine Hallquist, a transgender woman, won the Democratic primary for governor.