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42% of students in local BOCES region opted out of state tests

April 18, 2015 A total of 1,519 students, or 42 percent of all test-able students, did not take the state English language arts tests this week in the Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES, a region that stretches from... more »»

 
 
 

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42% of students in local BOCES region opted out of state tests

April 18, 2015 A total of 1,519 students, or 42 percent of all test-able students, did not take the state English language arts tests this week in the Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES, a region that stretches from... more »»

Food pantry rises to meet need

April 18, 2015 GABRIELS — In the 20-plus years Barb Marshall has volunteered at the St. Paul’s-Assumption Food Pantry, she has seen it grow from serving about 50 clients a month to about 450. more »»

Off to Albany, on foot

April 18, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — There was no stopping Maria DeAngelo once she left Saranac Lake Middle School Friday morning and began her 152-mile trek to the state Capitol. more »»

Artists’ alley is a maybe for grants, but not beach

April 18, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — Tim Fortune wants to turn a dingy downtown alley into a colorful and attractive space where local artists can showcase and sell their work. more »»

APA’s turn on lakeside hotel

April 18, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — The review of a proposed shoreline hotel on Lake Flower is starting to ramp up agai. more »»

Local Sports

Spring training, North Country style

April 18, 2015 TUPPER LAKE — The sound of blades on ice, hockey buzzers and slapshots no longer echo between the walls of the Tupper Lake Civic Cente. more »»

Patriots score in seventh to hand Bombers first loss

April 18, 2015 CLINTONVILLE — The Lake Placid baseball team opened its season Friday on the road with a 5-4 loss to AuSable Valley. more »»

Blue Bombers rally for victory

April 17, 2015 ELLENBURG — The Lake Placid softball team piled on eight runs over the final three innings Thursday on the way to a 10-3 victory over Northern Adirondack. more »»

NYSEF shines at nationals

April 16, 2015 The New York Ski Educational Foundation’s freeride season came to an end at the USASA National Championships in early April on Copper Mountain in Colorad. more »»

Obituaries

Tamara L. Simmons

April 18, 2015 Tamara Louise Simmons passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 12, 2015. She was born in New York City on Feb. 19, 1957, to John and Jessica Simmons. more »»

Peter A. Lodewick Jr

April 18, 2015 Peter A. Lodewick Jr., 46, of Tupper Lake, passed unexpectedly on April 11, 2015. He was born at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.. more »»

Alan R. Ayotte

April 17, 2015 Alan Robert Ayotte, 47, of Tupper Lake passed away peacefully at his home on April 15, 2015. He was born on Sept. 20, 1967, in Tupper Lake, the son of Mr. and Mrs. more »»

Pauline Hache

April 17, 2015 Pauline Hache, 97, of 12 Tallman St., Tupper Lake, died Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at Mercy Living Center in Tupper Lake. more »»

Judith ‘Judy’ C. (Allen) Murphy

April 15, 2015 Judith “Judy” Carol Allen Murphy died of cancer on Jan. 6, 2015, in Eureka, California. Judy was born Sept. 3, 1933, and grew up in Lake Placid, the daughter of Lotta and Herb Alle. more »»

Weekender - A&E

LPCA welcomes TAKE 6

April 16, 2015 LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Center for the Arts will present the Grammy Award-winning musicians TAKE 6 to the LPCA at 8 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. more »»

SAM Fest Saturday at Paul Smith’s College VIC

April 16, 2015 PAUL SMITHS — Paul Smith’s College will hold a daylong festival of music, art and TED-style talks Saturday at the Paul Smith’s College VI. more »»

LPCA presents National Theatre Live’s ‘The Hard Problem’

April 16, 2015 LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Center for the Arts will present a screening of the National Theatre Live’s The Hard Problem at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 16. more »»

Mad Hatter’s Ball April 23 in Lake Placid

April 16, 2015 LAKE PLACID — On Thursday, April 23, Creative Healing Connections will host its fifth Mad Hatter’s Ball. This year honors the queen of bug bonnets, Wilmington’s Marjorie Swift. more »»

Community to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.

April 16, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Ecumenical Council will host a community celebration of the life and vision of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Presbyterian Churc. more »»

Outdoors

An Adirondack solution in Japan

April 18, 2015 LAKE PLACID — It’s a busy day in the High Peaks when 50 people are enjoying the view from the summit of Mount Marcy at once. That’s nothing for Mount Fuji, the most-climbed mountain in the world. more »»

Waiting game finally coming to an end

April 18, 2015 Following a string of warm, brilliant bluebird days, it appears spring is finally on the way. The seasonal transition has been fairly gradual to date. more »»

Harsh Northeast winter was no hindrance to hungry ticks

April 17, 2015 ALBANY — Think you’re safe from ticks because the harsh winter froze them or because you haven’t been trekking through the woods? Think again. more »»

Yellow perch: Professor argues for a stay of execution

April 14, 2015 PAUL SMITHS — Conventional wisdom has held that yellow perch are a non-native species that’s a threat to native brook trout populations. more »»

Lake Flower boat washing planned

April 14, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — The state’s boat launch on Lake Flower could become the first in the Tri-Lakes area to have a boat washing station designed to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. more »»

Editorials

Opt-out movement is messy, but democratic

April 18, 2015 he opt-out thing is going crazy. From Brooklyn to Buffalo to Brushton, many schools report that 40 to 80 percent of their students did not take the state English language arts tests this week. more »»

Local theatrical talent looks good for generations to come

April 17, 2015 When people talk about the importance of “the arts,” they make it sound like one can have them all at once — and to a degree, one can. more »»

VA still in great need of improvement

April 16, 2015 True public servants are frowned upon by some in the federal bureaucracy. Anyone daring to rock the boat by going public with evidence of malfeasance risks retaliation. more »»

Downtown revival is in the works

April 11, 2015 We cheer and support the people who are trying to revive Saranac Lake’s downtown business district: village staff and officials, business owners, people who restore historic downtown buildings, and... more »»

Welfare should help people, not help them drink and smoke

April 10, 2015 What do alcohol, tobacco, lottery tickets and adult entertainment have in common? These are all things New Yorkers can purchase through the misuse of Electronic Benefit Transfer cards without... more »»

People News

NCCC students awarded highest honor by SUNY

April 15, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — Steve Tyrell, president of North Country Community College, announced to the college community the names of the two students receiving the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence. more »»

Rotary Club celebrates Literacy Month

April 15, 2015 March was Literacy Month, and this is when the Rotary Club of Saranac Lake give books to elementary school students. more »»

Paul Smith’s College Provost named president of Nicolet College

April 8, 2015 PAUL SMITHS — Paul Smith’s College Provost Richard Nelson announced April 1 that he will become the president of Nicolet College in Wisconsin. 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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