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Man dies in plunge from six-story hotel

March 5, 2015 LAKE PLACID — An unidentified man fell to his death from the six-story Northwoods Inn around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. more »»

 
 
 

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Man dies in plunge from six-story hotel

March 5, 2015 LAKE PLACID — An unidentified man fell to his death from the six-story Northwoods Inn around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. more »»

Special reading group for boys

March 5, 2015 TUPPER LAKE — A few weeks ago, this community’s fourth- and fifth-grade boys received an invitation to a secret meeting at the Goff-Nelson Memorial Library. more »»

After 6 frosty weeks, the Ice Palace will come down Friday

March 5, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — The Ice Palace has had a long run this winter, but it’s about to come down. The structure will be demolished Friday, the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee announced Wednesday. more »»

Village: Keep water running, even as weather warms

March 5, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — Village officials again urge people to keep a faucet trickling to prevent pipes from freezing, even as temperatures begin to warm up. more »»

Roedel Companies makes key hire for Hotel Saranac

March 5, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — Roedel Companies has hired a Connecticut man to lead what it’s calling its “Operations Pre-Opening Task Force” at the Hotel Saranac. more »»

Local Sports

Local biathletes prep for worlds

March 5, 2015 Local Olympians Annelies Cook, Lowell Bailey and Tim Burke will take on the world today through Sunday as representatives of the United States team in the biathlon world championships in... more »»

Senate OKs LP Ironman bill

March 5, 2015 ALBANY — The state Senate on Wednesday approved legislation sponsored by local Sen. more »»

Part of Glens Falls Civic Center wall collapses; high school basketball moved

March 4, 2015 GLENS FALLS (AP) — A section of a wall at the Glens Falls Civic Center has collapsed, forcing officials to move four nights of high school basketball playoffs to other locations. more »»

Beavers land spot in final

March 4, 2015 TICONDEROGA — The Keene girls basketball team built a nine-point lead through three quarters and held on to capture a 57-51 victory over Elizabethtown-Lewis on Tuesday in the semifinal round of th... more »»

Blue Bombers back on top

March 4, 2015 PLATTSBURGH — A long, long dry spell for Lake Placid head coach Keith Clark and his Blue Bombers hockey team is over. more »»

Obituaries

Helen C. Eldrett

March 4, 2015 Miss Helen C. Eldrett, 75, of Perch Lake Road, Watertown, passed away at her home under the care of her twin sister Mary and Hospice of Jefferson County. Helen was born Jan. more »»

Death notice: Gloria B. Annette

March 4, 2015 Gloria B. Annette, 92, of Tupper Lake, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at Mercy Living Center in Tupper?Lake, where she had resided for the past two years. more »»

Death notice: Gerald V. Macey

March 4, 2015 Word has been received of the death of Gerald V. Macey, 86, of 286 County Route 47, Saranac Lake, who died on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at Uihlein Mercy Center in Lake Placid. more »»

Lucienne M. ‘Lou’ Gensel

March 3, 2015 Lucienne M. “Lou” Gensel, 91, passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at her home in Tupper Lake. She was surrounded by her loving family. Lou was born on Oct. more »»

Death notice: Mary T. Dukett

March 3, 2015 Word has been received of the death of Mary T. Dukett, 65, Old Hotel Road, Upper Saranac. Mary passed away Monday, March 2, 2015, at her home. more »»

Weekender - A&E

Lake Placid students star in ‘Shrek The Musical’

March 5, 2015 Staff Writer LAKE PLACID — If you’re looking to “Let Your Freak Flag Fly,” look no further than Lake Placid High School’s production of “Shrek The Musical,” a stage adaptation of the 2001... more »»

Reason2Smile’s World Music Festival Saturday

March 5, 2015 LAKE PLACID — Keela Grimmette, the founder and executive director of Reason2Smile, a charity based in this community, signs her emails with two quotes: “If you think you’re too small to make a... more »»

Brew-Ski Saturday in Tupper Lake

March 5, 2015 TUPPER LAKE — Like beer? Like cross-country skiing and snowshoeing? The Brew-Ski combines those loves. The second annual Brew-Ski will be held Saturday, March 7, from 1 to 4 p.m. more »»

The Space We Make presents ‘The White Whale The White Wail’ at the Upper Jay Art Center

March 5, 2015 Winter is long in the North Country, and it can sometimes make residents feel a little crazy. more »»

The Fox and the Feather Saturday at BluSeed Studios

March 5, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — BluSeed Studios presents The Fox and the Feather at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7. more »»

Outdoors

Backcountry Ski Fest is this weekend

March 5, 2015 KEENE VALLEY — Winter is on the cusp of winding down in the Adirondacks, and that means it’s time for the Mountaineer’s 13th annual Adirondack Backcountry Ski Festival. more »»

Two High Peaks rescues in one day

March 5, 2015 Forest rangers performed two rescues in a row Sunday in the High Peaks Wilderness. more »»

Less snow than forecast, but more freezing rain

March 4, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — Online Tuesday afternoon, the Enterprise reported that March may be “coming in like a lion in the northern Adirondacks.” As it turned out, the lion meowed instead of roared. more »»

Governor’s Winter Challenge returns Sunday

March 3, 2015 LAKE PLACID — Gov. Andrew Cuomo will host the second Adirondack Winter Challenge Sunday at the Olympic facilities. more »»

Nordic Festival takes off

March 2, 2015 LAKE PLACID — Visiting and local skiers alike gave rave reviews of the new ski festival held this weekend at Mount Van Hoevenberg Cross Country Ski Center. more »»

Editorials

Grand jury reforms would improve justice

March 5, 2015 Judge Jonathan Lippman, the chief justice of New York’s highest state court, has proposed reforming the grand jury process in the wake of the controversial decision by a grand jury not to indict... more »»

State still needs to offer mandate relief

March 4, 2015 New York’s towns, villages, cities and counties can be sure of one thing — they will get precious little help from the state in shedding the costs that are choking their budgets. more »»

Have an old truck? Put it to good use

March 2, 2015 Does anyone have an old, beater pickup or sport-utility vehicle that they’d be willing to donate to a good cause? It doesn’t have to pass inspection because it won’t go on the road, but it does... more »»

Too much to ask

February 28, 2015 We have no problem with the concept of a sizable hotel being built on the site of three motels on Saranac Lake’s Lake Flower Avenue, near River Street. more »»

Great buzz for local Olympic venues

February 27, 2015 Thirty-five isn’t a particularly significant number, so we confess we were surprised at how excitement spread nationwide for the 35th anniversary of the 1980 Winter Olympics. more »»

People News

Mathcounts team wins first place for the third year

March 2, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Mathcounts team took first place overall during the recent Feb. 7 competition. more »»

Lake Placid Middle-High School Q2 Honor Roll

March 2, 2015 Grade 12 High Honors Angelopoulos, Tucker Armstrong, Nina Barney, Payton Bimonte, Elizabeth Blair, Cheyenne Borden, Saige Burns, Jonah Bushy, Elena Casler, Kiefer Chris, Rachel Cooper, Rachael Craig... more »»

Five local students named to St. Lawrence University dean’s list

March 2, 2015 CANTON — The following students have been selected for inclusion on the dean’s list for academic achievement during the spring semester at St. Lawrence University: Anna J. Kowanko of Upper Jay. more »»

Students named to UVM dean’s list

March 2, 2015 BURLINGTON, Vt. more »»

SLVHA congratulates winners of dental slogan contest

February 25, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Voluntary Health Association congratulates the winners of its second annual Dental Health Slogan Flyer Contest. more »»

Friends & Neighbors

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 »»

Greiner got his start as a paper boy

January 21, 2015 “The papers hold their folded faces to the floor — and every day the paper boy brings more .. more »»

Judy Steinberg creates a future for herself in the Adirondacks

January 14, 2015 When it comes to landing a job, it often boils down to what sets that person apart from the rest of the applicants. more »»

John Amorielle, 103

January 12, 2015 John Amorielle was born the year before the Titanic sank. That was 103 years ago, and at the end of December, Amorielle celebrated his 103rd birthday. more »»

Remarkable Seniors

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 »»

Gail and Bob Simmons make their way home to Wanakena area to enjoy the Adirondacks

March 26, 2014 I contacted Gail on a whim to see if she would be interested in possibly talking with me about her life experiences as an Adirondack native and her fulfilling career at the ranger school in Wanaken. more »»

 
 
 

 

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