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Ferebee steps up as Essex County chairman

June 3, 2015 ELIZABETHTOWN — Essex County’s new chairman, Keene Supervisor Bill Ferebee, was sworn in Tuesday at the Old County Courthouse. more »»

 
 
 

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Ferebee steps up as Essex County chairman

June 3, 2015 ELIZABETHTOWN — Essex County’s new chairman, Keene Supervisor Bill Ferebee, was sworn in Tuesday at the Old County Courthouse. more »»

Depo sworn in as Jay supervisor

June 3, 2015 AuSABLE FORKS — The town of Jay council selected longtime board member Archie Depo to become its next supervisor. more »»

New principal picked for Lake Placid Elementary

June 3, 2015 LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Central School District appointed Sonja Franklin on Tuesday to serve as the new elementary school principal. more »»

Two injured in Route 3 collision

June 3, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — Two people were taken to the hospital following a two-car collision this morning on state Route 3 between Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake. more »»

Radio Day nets $35K for hospice

June 3, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — More than $35,000 was raised for High Peaks Hospice and Palliative Care during its 23rd annual Radio Day telethon Tuesday. The amount was short of the event’s goal. more »»

Columns

Nonfiction entries for literary awards

June 3, 2015 Nine non-fiction titles were submitted to the Adirondack Center for Writing’s annual Literary Contest. For the last nine years, I have been privileged to serve as a judge for the ACW. more »»

School swayed voters

June 3, 2015 The taxpayers in the Lake Placid Central School District should be concerned by the tactics of the school board and administration. more »»

Obama’s community college plan has the right idea

June 3, 2015 Earlier this year, President Barack Obama introduced a plan “to make community college as free and universal as high school. more »»

Life’s enduring questions: a partial list

June 2, 2015 Many of life’s important questions have yet to be answered. Here’s a good one to start with, even though it’s sexist. more »»

Rejoicing for a ‘Requiem’

June 1, 2015 My God. I’m not sure how to describe the Saranac Lake High School performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Requiem” Sunday evening at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church. more »»

Local Sports

A closer look at Saranac Lake

June 3, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — Once a year, Nick Zaunbrecher spends a very long day on a walking tour of Saranac Lake with a group of friend. more »»

Tupper Lake 9-Miler doubles up

June 3, 2015 TUPPER LAKE — A threatening weather forecast with wind gusts predicted of up to 30 mph sent the Tupper Lake 9-Miler organizers into course-replacement mode Saturday. more »»

Sawyer finishes strong at states

June 2, 2015 Ethan Sawyer of Saranac Lake held his ground as Section VII’s top golfer on Monday in the final round at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association championships held at Cornell... more »»

Placid four capture relay title

June 1, 2015 PERU — You can call four members of the Lake Placid girls track team sectional champions after they claimed first place in the 3,200-meter relay race Saturday during the Section VII meet held at Peru. more »»

Obituaries

Graveside Service: Mona (Stevens) Dixon

June 3, 2015 A graveside service will be held for Mona (Stevens) Dixon, who died April 7, 2015, after a lengthy illness. Mona was born Oct. 18, 1953, at Placid Memorial Hospital to John F. and Therese M. more »»

Graveside Service: Bertha S. Sawyer

June 3, 2015 A memorial service for Bertha Sophia Sawyer of Goshen, formerly of Vermontville, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 6 at the Church of the Nazarene in Vermontville. more »»

Sebastian Lammann

June 2, 2015 Sebastian Lammann, 95, of Station Street, Lake Placid, passed away peacefully Saturday, May 30, 2015, at his home. Mr. Lammann was born De. more »»

Clorinda J. Zampieri

June 1, 2015 Clorinda J. Zampieri, 95, of Lake Placid, died Sunday, May 31, 2015 at Northern Westchester Hospital of Mount Kisco. Mrs. Zampieri was born Feb. more »»

Graveside Service: John A. Helmer

May 28, 2015 Interment services have been set for John A. Helmer, 67, of 264 McComb St., Saranac Lake, who died on Thursday, April 2, 2015. A graveside service with military honors will take place at 10 a.m. more »»

Weekender - A&E

Adirondack Literary Award winners

June 3, 2015 BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE — Writers, editors, publishers and book lovers gathered at the Blue Mountain Center on Sunday to hear the announcements of the Adirondack Center for Writing’s annual Adirondack... more »»

Rejoicing for a ‘Requiem’

June 1, 2015 My God. I’m not sure how to describe the Saranac Lake High School performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Requiem” Sunday evening at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church. more »»

New exhibit showcases Ripley’s ‘Medical Marvels’

May 30, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — A blood circulator. An electric skull cap. A chest draining device. It sounds like a list of props from the set of a horror film, but it’s not. more »»

Outdoors

Trickle down

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More than just Lyme

June 2, 2015 Black-legged ticks are in the Adirondacks, and the illnesses they can carry go beyond the well-known Lyme disease. more »»

Hiker slips, drowns in High Peaks

June 2, 2015 An interior caretaker with the state Department of Environmental Conservation found the body of a missing hiker Sunday afternoon in the High Peaks Wilderness Area. more »»

Missing hiker found dead in Lake Arnold area

June 1, 2015 An interior caretaker with the state Department of Environmental Conservation found the body of a missing hiker Sunday afternoon in the High Peaks Wilderness Area. more »»

EMBARK: Summit stewards provide the last line

June 1, 2015 [This article appears in the June-July issue of Embark. Embark is a free, bi-monthly publication that focuses on outdoors-related topics in the Adirondack Par. more »»

Editorials

Rankings have value if kept in perspective

June 3, 2015 State test data is by no means the final word on school quality, but it is worth knowing. more »»

Congress needs courage to agree on road, bridge funding

May 30, 2015 Congress has kicked the proverbial can down the road so many times on one critical issue — highway and bridge funding — that lawmakers’ toes must be getting sore. more »»

Bill would help stop FOIL foot-dragging

May 28, 2015 The state Senate can strike a blow for open government by approving Senate Bill 1531, sponsored by Sens. John DeFrancisco and Michael Ranzenhofer. more »»

Wall doesn’t have them all

May 27, 2015 A couple of readers told us we may need to add to our list of local men who died in the Vietnam War. We’re definitely open to tha. more »»

Veterans risk lives for the rest of us

May 25, 2015 Even taking into account the many challenges facing our nation, we Americans enjoy liberties, security, peace and prosperity that is the envy of most other people in the world. more »»

People News

April births at Adirondack Medical Center

May 27, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — The following births were recorded during the month of April at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake: --- LANDRY: A daughter, Harper Lee, born April 3, 2015 at 9:08 p.m. more »»

Coreys welcome baby boy

May 27, 2015 BURLINGTON, Vt. — Daniel and Pamela Corey, of Saranac, welcomed a baby boy, Cayden Patrick, on April 10, 2015 at the University of Vermont Medical Center. more »»

Friends & Neighbors

Lisa J. Godfrey: Trying to visually organize a pack of dogs

March 30, 2015 Lisa J. Godfrey’s life doesn’t revolve around dogs. It also doesn’t not revolve around dogs eithe. more »»

Dan Sullivan: Nurturing in nature, body, mind and spirit

March 16, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — “Creating world peace one body at a time,” is Dan Sullivan’s favorite saying. more »»

Dr. David Balestrini: ‘The Ironman is now off my bucket list'

March 9, 2015 LAKE PLACID — Dentist David Balestrini was happy when he finished in the top 18 percent overall and the top 15 percent in his age group in the Lake Placid Ironman on July 27, 201. more »»

A love of coffee brews idea

February 25, 2015 Jecinda Hughes was born and raised in Tennessee, and a Southern drawl still permeates her speech. more »»

John Brown’s Farm — not as desolate in winter as one might imagine

January 28, 2015 It’s been 156 years since John Brown, the abolitionist, was laid to rest in North Elba. By his wishes, he was buried in front of his cabin in the Adirondacks on Dec. 8, 185. more »»

Remarkable Seniors

Keela and Jim Rogers III

April 4, 2015 The written word cannot describe the sound of a voice any more than a thousand words can take the place of one picture. more »»

Butch Hassler, raconteur of Childwold

March 7, 2015 CHILDWOLD — Roger “Butch” Hassler wasn’t born in the Adirondacks, but he moved to Childwold with his family when he was 2. “I was born at an early age, so that was quite a while ago,” he quip. more »»

Ursula Trudeau, a Saranac Lake icon

February 7, 2015 With the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival soon to be upon us, folks from all over will be scrambling to get their newest edition of Garry Trudeau’s Winter Carnival button. more »»

The best memories are close to home

January 10, 2015 The month of December slipped away and it went by without connecting with a Remarkable Senior. Despite the effort, people were busy, time went by and suddenly another deadline loomed. more »»

Memories made on Boulder Island

August 2, 2014 Jean Hardy was 23 when she first came to Boulder Island. As of 2014, she will have spent the past 70 summers here. That is the proud admission of Hardy a summer resident of Upper Saranac Lake. more »»

 
 

 

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