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New security measures, superintendent announced for Clinton prison

July 1, 2015 DANNEMORA — There are new rules, tougher inspections and a new superintendent at Clinton Correctional Facility, the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision annoucned Wednesday,... more »»

 
 
 

Breaking News

New security measures, superintendent announced for Clinton prison

July 1, 2015 DANNEMORA — There are new rules, tougher inspections and a new superintendent at Clinton Correctional Facility, the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision annoucned Wednesday,... more »»

Local News

DEC Commissioner Martens resigns

July 1, 2015 ALBANY — A day after enacting a promised ban on fracking, New York Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joseph Martens has announced that he'll step down this month. more »»

EPA: Brook trout, salmon could fade from Adirondacks by 2100

July 1, 2015 A study conducted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency found that brook trout and landlocked Atlantic salmon could disappear from Adirondack waterways by 2100. more »»

State suspends prison officials

July 1, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — The state has suspended the superintendent of Clinton Correctional Facility, Saranac Lake resident Steve Racette, and two other members of the prison’s executive team in the wake of ... more »»

Official: Convicts practiced escape plan before breakout

July 1, 2015 DANNEMORA (AP) — Authorities say the two murderers who escaped from a maximum-security prison in northern New York conducted a practice run the night before they made their daring breakout. more »»

Derrick is in; Woolf is out for 2016 Congress race

July 1, 2015 Democrat Mike Derrick announced this morning that he plans to run for Congress in 2016. Meanwhile, Democrat Aaron Woolf announced Tuesday he will not make a repeat run. more »»

Columns

‘Deutschland 83’

July 2, 2015 “Who will win? You greedy capitalists, or we, the socialists, who work together for the collective good?” (Suffice it to say, spoilers lay ahead) These are the words of 23-year-old East German... more »»

3 great salads for your Fourth of July picnic

July 2, 2015 School’s over. Summer has begun in the Adirondacks, and Independence Day is almost here. The holiday weekend means out-of-town guests for many, picnics and barbecues for most. more »»

Gun license argument is full of holes

July 1, 2015 Response to J. Andrew Smith re: licenses for guns: Sorry, J. Andre. more »»

Why we sued the state to get the tracks made safe

June 30, 2015 As president of the Lake Colby Association, I want to clarify why we chose to file a suit demanding repairs and inspections before trains try to cross our causeway. more »»

A late Father’s Day remembrance

June 30, 2015 Father’s Day has come and gone for this year, but if you were blessed by a father like mine, grateful recollections come often, and they don’t require an official day. more »»

Local Sports

Sky runners battle conditions

July 1, 2015 WILMINGTON — The inaugural SkyMarathon at Whiteface Mountain took place Saturday and Sunday in challenging conditions. Sunday’s events featured a 19. more »»

Mini-Tri series continues in LP

July 1, 2015 LAKE PLACID — The High Peaks Cyclery Mini-Triathlon Series continued Monday at the Mirror Lake Beach. The Mini-Triathlon Series takes place every Monday through Aug. more »»

Teammates face off at Tinman

June 30, 2015 TUPPER LAKE — Two triathletes who were track teammates in college battled it out for the overall title in Saturday’s Toughman Tupper Lake Tinman, and in the end, Matt Migonis built up just enough... more »»

O’Shea blazes to grand prix win

June 29, 2015 LAKE PLACID — Paul O’Shea said his horse, Primo De Revel, can jump anywhere, no matter what the conditions are. more »»

Obituaries

Loraine B. Lawrence

June 30, 2015 PEASLEEVILLE — Loraine B. more »»

Petra A. (Benz) St. Louis

June 29, 2015 Petra Angela (Benz) S. more »»

Spring burial notice: Delores Vosburgh Reed

June 27, 2015 Interment services have been set for Delores Vosburgh Reed, 87, of 14 Kiwassa Road, Saranac Lake, who died on Saturday, Nov.15, 2014. A graveside service will take place at 10 a.m. more »»

Christine M. Ducatt

June 26, 2015 Christine Marie Ducatt, 43, formerly of Saranac Lake and currently of Clinton, died Monday, June 22, 2015 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Utica. Born in Saranac Lake on Dec. more »»

Casey (Morgan) Eurich

June 26, 2015 MONTPELIER, Vermont — Casey Morgan Eurich, devoted mother and wife, avid skier and cherished friend passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by loved ones, Tuesday, June 23, 2015. more »»

Weekender - A&E

BBQ festival announces musical line-up

July 2, 2015 LAKE PLACID — The music lineup for the 10th annual I Love BBQ and Music Festival, set for Friday, July 3 through Sunday, July 5, will be filled with bands from around the Olympic Region. more »»

Independence Day fireworks shows

July 2, 2015 The following Independence Day celebrations will be held in the Tri-Lakes area: July 3 Tupper Lake — Evening celebration with music in the Municipal Park, Demars Boulevard. more »»

Rusted Root returns to Songs at Mirror Lake

July 2, 2015 Michael Glabicki, the lead singer, guitarist and principal songwriter of legendary jam band Rusted Root, is eager to return to Lake Placid. “I love it, with the kayaks there,” he sai. more »»

Adirondack Shakespeare Co. celebrates 5th anniversary

July 2, 2015 Since 2010, the Adirondack Shakespeare Company has been serving up a world-class summer festival season with professional productions of classical plays and original works for childre. more »»

National Theatre Live’s ‘Behind the Beautiful Forevers’

July 2, 2015 LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Center for the Arts will present screenings of the National Theatre Live’s “Behind the Beautiful Forevers” at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 9. more »»

Outdoors

DEC Commissioner Martens resigns

July 1, 2015 ALBANY — A day after enacting a promised ban on fracking, New York Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joseph Martens has announced that he'll step down this month. more »»

EPA: Brook trout, salmon could fade from Adirondacks by 2100

July 1, 2015 A study conducted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency found that brook trout and landlocked Atlantic salmon could disappear from Adirondack waterways by 2100. more »»

Judge blocks attempt to keep trains from crossing Lake Colby

June 30, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — A judge has rejected an attempt by the Lake Colby Association to prevent trains from crossing what the group says is an unsafe railroad causeway through the lake. more »»

Close quarters: Jupiter and Venus will appear brighter than usual

June 30, 2015 Once the rain stops, an event of planetary proportions will be visible in the night sky. more »»

N.Y. plans to boost cricket frog population

June 30, 2015 ALBANY (AP) — New York environmental officials have released a management plan to protect and restore populations of the endangered northern cricket frog. more »»

Editorials

Stefanik votes against the Adirondacks

July 1, 2015 If you moved to the Adirondacks because of the clean air and water, the Park’s new congresswoman is not your friend. Rep. more »»

It’s over for residents, but not for the state

June 29, 2015 After 22 days, the manhunt is over, and everyone is letting out a huge sigh of relief. more »»

Thanks to the North Country’s bravest

June 27, 2015 They got one of the two bad guys who have been causing so much worry up here in the last three weeks. more »»

Advice to graduates

June 26, 2015 Graduation ceremonies are today for the three Tri-Lakes public high schools; the Keene and AuSable Valley commencements are Saturday morning. more »»

Don’t blacken the Clean Air Act

June 25, 2015 The Clean Air Act of 1990 saved Adirondack woods, fish and other animals from destruction as acid rain and snow poisoned our water and soil. more »»

People News

Mader earns degree as Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

June 17, 2015 BIDDEFORD, Maine — Sarah Christine Mader, D.O. more »»

Area students named to dean’s list at Paul Smith’s College

June 17, 2015 PAUL SMITHS — The following students were named to the dean's list at Paul Smith’s College during the spring 2015 semester. Each earned a semester average of 3. more »»

Denny Park gets a little help from VIS’s friends

June 17, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — Earlier this spring, 19 arboriculture students from Paul Smith’s College clocked several hours working at VIS’s Denny Park at the corner of Bloomingdale Avenue and Pine Street. more »»

Donating her hair

June 17, 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

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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