As a young child, I learned the incredible importance of Lake Placid and the spirit of the 1980 Olympics from my father. A dedicated winter sportsman, my father spent time in Lake Placid for a portion of the Olympic games. Read more

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LAKE PLACID | Same place, same dates, same streets, 40 years since and the legacy continues in honor of the XIII Olympic Winter Games. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | With opening day of the Empire State Winter Games just days away, a leg of the long-distance torch relay will make a stop in Elizabethtown on Jan. 30. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Fewer hikers might wind up parking in the yards of Keene Valley residents because of a planned shuttle system that will bus hikers from Marcy Field to all popular Route 73 trailheads. Read more

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NORTH CREEK | The annual Adirondack Guide Olympics that challenges the skills of river-rafting guides on the Hudson River was held July 26 — and it featured intense but friendly competition. Read more

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LAKE PLACID | For a pair of American Winter Olympians, it all started with the Empire State Winter Games (ESWG). Read more


LAKE GEORGE | Robert F. Flacke, one of the region’s most prominent citizens over the past half-century, died Nov. 10 at his home in Lake George. Read more

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WILMINGTON | The international Olympic and local community is mourning the loss of a pioneer woman speedskater. Read more

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LAKE PLACID | A former ORDA executive has been arrested after he allegedly used his state-issued credit card to run up alcohol tabs at local bars and restaurants. Read more

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LAKE PLACID | In the mountains of the Adirondacks, Fourth of July festivities are deeply rooted in a pair of stories where a rag-tag group of inexperienced men faced off against the strongest power in the world and came out victorious. Read more

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SARANAC LAKE | Saying that the timing was right and he wants to be able to chase his children around “as fast as I have to,” Olympic skier Andrew Weibrecht has called it a career. Read more

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Chris Mazdzer is the latest Olympic hero to go from the sports world to the dance world thanks to ABC’s popular television show, “Dancing with the Stars.” Read more

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SARANAC LAKE | Hundreds of children from civic and athletic clubs escorted Olympians in a brightly bannered homecoming parade last week. Read more

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SARANAC LAKE | Parade to be held March 21 Read more


I was pleased to see that Kim Dedam mentioned Jessica Diggins and the first cross-country gold medal ever won by an American in the now 94 years since the first Winter Olympics in 1924. Read more

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PYEONGCHANG, SOUTH KOREA | The flame ablaze in the Olympic cauldron was extinguished last Sunday, closing the Winter XXIII Olympic games. Read more

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PYEONGCHANG, SOUTH KOREA | The 23rd Winter Olympiad has come to an end as local athletes wrapped up their time in the spotlight in several events. Read more



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MINEVILLE | Athletes from six “countries” made their way to the hills of Mineville last week for their Olympic games at Champlain Valley Educational Services. Read more


Watch party, governor and Clarkson engineers pay tribute to Saranac Lake Olympic medal winner. Read more

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On Thursday, we celebrate what is simply known as the greatest United States sporting moment of all time. Period. End of story. Read more

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