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Student count keeps sliding

September 3, 2015 Declining school enrollment has been an undeniable trend in the Adirondacks in recent years, and it continues as the 2015-16 academic year begins today at most local schools. more »»

 
 
 

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Student count keeps sliding

September 3, 2015 Declining school enrollment has been an undeniable trend in the Adirondacks in recent years, and it continues as the 2015-16 academic year begins today at most local schools. more »»

Students in on fight?

September 3, 2015 PAUL SMITHS — Should the students of Paul Smith’s College join an alumni group’s legal challenge to the school’s plan to change its name to Joan Weill-Paul Smith’s College? Student leaders asked... more »»

Last big project for Adirondack Health CEO

September 3, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — Chandler Ralph’s tenure at Adirondack Health has been marked by a string of projects that have expanded and upgraded the local health care provider’s services in the Tri-Lakes area. more »»

Loss and hope

September 3, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — To say that he loved people would be an understatement. To say that he loved his family, redundant. And to say that he loved his God, so obvious. more »»

College, AG: Don’t involve alumni in renaming

September 3, 2015 PAUL SMITHS — The state attorney general’s office and lawyers for Paul Smith’s College have submitted briefs to the court saying alumni shouldn’t be involved in a decision to add benefactor Joan... more »»

Columns

Church of coffee

September 3, 2015 I scan the lot for an open space. Kind of a big deal in Lake Placid. Do I have change for the meter? Is there even a spot? Yes. I feed the meter a couple quarters. I feel like a coffee. more »»

Stop the Junkyard Express

September 3, 2015 A railroad company that three years ago won permission to haul stone from a former mine at the base of the High Peaks has changed course and come up with a breathtakingly bad idea for use of that... more »»

Are you a Godfather, or a Goodfella?

September 3, 2015 As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to write a column on “Goodfella. more »»

Three late summer berries

September 3, 2015 Yes, school’s about to start. Strawberries and blueberries have come and gone, and raspberries are on the wane. more »»

Corn — ’tis the season

September 2, 2015 As far as I’m concerned, farm stand sweet corn straight out of the field is as tasty a treat as it is an incredible valu. more »»

Local Sports

Figures of skating

September 1, 2015 LAKE PLACID — Skaters, skating fans and skating luminaries from throughout the world celebrated “school figures” this past week at the World Figure Championship & Figure Festival. more »»

All in the family

September 1, 2015 more »»

Obituaries

Mary (Donnelly) Ashworth

September 3, 2015 Mary Donnelly Ashworth joined her beloved husband George in heaven on April 9, 2015. She was born on June 14, 1921 in Springfield, Mass., the only child of Henry A and Rose (Casey) Donnelly. more »»

Dorothy C. Schiller

September 3, 2015 Dorothy Carolyn Schiller, daughter of Charles and Bertha Nietzer, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015 at the age of 96. She was born on Jan. 17, 1919 in Jeffersonville. more »»

Thyra L. (Brickey) Soucy

September 3, 2015 Thyra Leda (Brickey) Soucy, 93, gained her angel wings Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Born April 30, 1922, she was the daughter of Asa and Anjolena (Silver) Brickey. more »»

Paul Hameline

September 2, 2015 Paul Hameline, of Saranac Lake, passed away, surrounded by family and friends, on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. more »»

Sherman ‘Slim’ E. LaLonde

September 2, 2015 Sherman “Slim” E. LaLonde, 87, of Tupper Lake, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. Born on Aug. more »»

Weekender - A&E

Hobofest returns ... but in Riverside Park

September 3, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — Hobofest is here again, and, while there have been plenty of changes since last year, the festival remains a free celebration of the independent hobo spirit. more »»

Pendragon Theatre opens ‘The Seagull’ tonight

September 3, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — There are a few things Director Anne Thibault wants you to know about Anton Chekhov’s “The Seagull.” First and foremost, she wants to remind you of how funny it is. more »»

Olympic Car Show and Parade returns Sunday

September 3, 2015 LAKE PLACID — The 33rd annual Olympic Car Show and Parade, to support the Lake Placid Ski Club, will be held on Sunday Sept. 6, on the Olympic Speed Skating Oval in Lake Placid. more »»

LPCA presents ‘The 46ers’ documentary

September 3, 2015 LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents “The 46ers,” a documentary film by Blake Cortright. The feature will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4. more »»

Farm 2 Fork Festival to feature Ad’k Mediterranean menu

September 3, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — Home cooks will serve up a diverse array of farm to table dishes at the sixth annual Farm 2 Fork Festival. This year’s menu features an Adirondack Mediterranean theme. more »»

Outdoors

DEC renovations complete at Upper Saranac boat launch

September 3, 2015 SARANAC INN — The state Department of Environmental Conservation has constructed five additional parking spaces for vehicles and trailers at the recently renovated Upper Saranac Lake boat launch in... more »»

Officials: 2 injured after boat explosion on Lake George

September 2, 2015 KATTSKILL BAY (AP) — Officials say two men were injured after a boat exploded on Lake George in upstate New York. Warren County Sheriff’s Lt. more »»

Playing it safe for more than 40 years

August 29, 2015 Over the years, I’ve often taken the opportunity to look back to consider how lucky I’ve been in the course of my travels. more »»

Guides gather for friendly competition

August 29, 2015 NORTH CREEK — Whitewater rafting guides from all over the Adirondacks gathered at Gore Mountain earlier this month for the first annual Guide Olympics. more »»

DEC Search and Rescue Report

August 29, 2015 RAY BROOK — State Department of Environmental Conservation forest rangers responded to the following search-and-rescue incidents the week of Aug. 17 to 23. more »»

Editorials

Reasons to take action against climate change

September 3, 2015 Wildfires are torching thousands of acres, and drought is causing lakes and rivers and crops to dry up. more »»

World War I monument is overdue

September 2, 2015 Frank Buckles is smiling. And, reunited in the hereafter with his fellow doughboys, he may well be telling them, “See, fellas!?I told you they wouldn’t forget us!” Let’s hope Mr. more »»

Another reason to stop bullying

August 31, 2015 As a new school year begins this week, there is new reason to remind ourselves of the dangers of bullying. more »»

Judge takes Paul Smith’s alumni seriously

August 29, 2015 We’re glad Judge John Ellis is giving thoughtful consideration to a request by a group of Paul Smith’s College alumni to be party to his court decision on whether to let the school change its name... more »»

Deficit is down — ­to ‘just’ $426 billion

August 28, 2015 Get out those “Mission Accomplished” banners! Uncork the champagne! Deficit spending by the federal government this year will be at the lowest level of President Barack Obama’s administration! Som... more »»

People News

June births at Adirondack Medical Center

August 5, 2015 SARANAC?LAKE?— The Adirondack Medical Center recorded the following births during the month of June: BEAUDOIN: A daughter, Skye Anne, born June 3, 2015 at 5:59 a.m. more »»

Saranac Lake Middle School fourth quarter honor roll

August 5, 2015 Grade 6 honors Whitney Battistoni, Dayna Bearce, Reuben Bernstein, Georgia Bickford, Jasmine Bova, Logan Branch, Albert Bruso, Brett Bruso, Brice Callaghan, James Catania, Adela Cecunjanin, Naila... more »»

Donation to Grace Pantry

August 5, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — The United Methodist Women of the First United Methodist Church of Saranac Lake recently donated $500 to the Grace Pantr. more »»

New studio manager

July 22, 2015 ... more »»

Friends & Neighbors

Eagle Scout helps build trails in Saranac Lake

June 22, 2015 In addition to school, sports and summer jobs, Matthew Adams has made the Boy Scouts a major part of his life. more »»

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 »»

Remarkable Seniors

Jack and Emily Fogarty help build up the community they love

July 4, 2015 As the summer season begins, community members and tourists are excited to experience all Saranac Lake has to offer, happily shedding layers after the long winter month. more »»

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 »»

 
 

 

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Food: The Next Challenge to Our Economy?

July 28, 2014 Some projections indicate we will be a planet of nearly 9 billion people. If that is true, feeding everyone may become a serious problem. more »

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