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Today is last day of business for iconic Howard Johnson’s

March 31, 2015 LAKE PLACID — It’s been a rollercoaster week of emotions for the owners, employees and fans of Howard Johnson’s in Lake Placid, which will close today. more »»

 
 
 

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Today is last day of business for iconic Howard Johnson’s

March 31, 2015 LAKE PLACID — It’s been a rollercoaster week of emotions for the owners, employees and fans of Howard Johnson’s in Lake Placid, which will close today. more »»

Tree removal kicks off Route 3 and 30 road construction project

March 31, 2015 TUPPER LAKE — On Monday, Richard Sears Tree Experts cut down some of the trees lining Wawbeek Avenue, paving the way for the rest of the $15.6 million reconstruction of state Routes 3 and 30. more »»

Tupper village board releases tentative budget

March 31, 2015 TUPPER LAKE — The village board released its tentative budget for 2015-16 Monday, and, should it survive budget season without any major shake ups, it looks like it will remain under the... more »»

Village board authorizes asbestos assessment for burned building

March 31, 2015 TUPPER LAKE — The village Board of Trustees is moving forward with plans to demolish the remnants of a building destroyed by fire at 187 Park St. more »»

Local Sports

MMA fighters wrestle for pro status

March 31, 2015 COLONIE — At the gym just down the road from New York’s Capitol, Jimmy Bruce lands a classic left-right boxing combination to the head of Asi Somburu, who responds by dropping and tackling his... more »»

Hockey volunteers keep the rink lights on

March 28, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — Asked how important volunteers are to the Saranac Lake Pee Wee Hockey Association, Victoria Sturgeon imagines a hockey game where kids show up but no one can play. more »»

Season finale

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Holcomb drives to national title

March 25, 2015 LAKE PLACID — Steven Holcomb and Carlo Valdes teamed together in the men’s two-man race to claim the 2015 USA Bobsled National Championship title on Friday. more »»

Obituaries

Harvey Clifford ‘Tewey’ Myers Jr.

March 31, 2015 NORTH MYRTLE BEACH — Harvey Clifford ”Tewey” Myers Jr., 81, died Thursday, March 26, 2015 at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. Born on Aug. more »»

Walter L. Haselton

March 30, 2015 Walter Lee Haselton, 79, of Lake Placid died Saturday, March 28, 2015 at his home in Lake Placid. Mr. Haselton was born Jan. 31, 1936 in Wilmington, the son of Willard and Laura (Lawrence) Haselton. more »»

John J. McGillis

March 30, 2015 John J. McGillis, 41, passed away unexpectedly Friday, March 27, 2015. John was a native of Tupper Lake and a graduate of Tupper Lake High School. more »»

John A. ‘Jack’ Kendrick

March 21, 2015 On Monday, March 9, John A. “Jack” Kendrick died peacefully in bed at the home he shared with his wife Ulla in Stockholm, Sweden. more »»

Mattie Marie Southmayd

March 21, 2015 Mattie Marie Southmayd, 88, of Cascade Road, Lake Placid, died Friday, March 20, 2015, at Uihlein Living Center in Lake Placid after a brief Illness. Mrs. Southmayd was born Jan. more »»

Weekender - A&E

Sweet celebration

March 30, 2015 Attendance was up during this year’s Maple Weekend. more »»

The Wild Center honors otters with birthday party

March 30, 2015 TUPPER LAKE — Otter enthusiasts flocked to The Wild Center Sunday to wish the museum’s otters a happy birthday. more »»

Maple Weekend on tap

March 27, 2015 The snow is melting and the sap is running in the Adirondacks. more »»

Samuel James returns to BluSeed Studios Friday

March 26, 2015 Googling Samuel James is not as easy as it sounds: there are a few reasons why the roots musician’s website is listed at www.therealsamueljames.com, and they may not be what you would think. more »»

‘NOT Winter!’ opens at VIC

March 26, 2015 PAUL SMITHS — On Saturday, March 21, “NOT WINTER!” opened at the Paul Smith’s College Visitors Interpretive Center. more »»

Outdoors

Into the depths of Indian Pass

March 28, 2015 The 1,000-foot-high cliff on Wallface Mountain lies to the north of the MacIntyre Range like a gigantic, sleeping ogre. more »»

Outdoor recreation can be a dangerous undertaking

March 28, 2015 Over the past week, I spent a lot of time researching some of the new and exciting outdoor activities I’d like to share with my mother-in-law, just in case she ever comes up for a visit. more »»

Maple Weekend on tap

March 27, 2015 The snow is melting and the sap is running in the Adirondacks. more »»

Lake Placid Ice Out competition begins

March 26, 2015 LAKE PLACID — The 24th annual Ice Out competition has kicked off. more »»

On the way down

March 26, 2015 more »»

Editorials

Time to create a Lake Placid Ambassador program

March 28, 2015 Over the years, there have been many groups promoting and marketing Lake Placid in the hope of creating a common identity to improve tourism and economic development. more »»

Obama’s pick shows his loyalty, faith in Secret Service

March 26, 2015 After a string of scandals and failures involving the agency’s key duty of protecting the president and first family, President Barack Obama was urged to appoint an outsider to head the Secret... more »»

More to be done on combating corruption

March 25, 2015 This time of year is always stressful in Albany as lawmakers and the governor work out the state budget. This year the tension seems to be higher than usual, and for good reaso. more »»

Mountains & Valleys

March 23, 2015 VALLEYS of disappointment as we experience subzero temperatures in March when spring officially started on Friday, March 20. more »»

Transparency needn’t be a mixed bag in NY

March 21, 2015 It’s unfortunate open government and freedom of information has to be such a mixed bag in New York state. more »»

People News

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 »»

AMC’s February birth announcements

March 25, 2015 PLANCK: A son, Jordan Andrews, born Feb. 19, 2015 at 8:03 a.m. weighing 6 pounds 3 ounces to Meghan and Jeffrey Planck of Saranac Lake. --- PULSIFER: A daughter, Maddison Ann, born Fe. 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

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 »»

Magrino attributes longevity to ‘going with the flow’

March 26, 2014 “I just go with the flow,” said Pauline Magrino, 88, of Tupper Lake. That may just be her secret to longevity, she feels. Or at least one of her secrets. more »»

 
 
 

 

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