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August to December births at Adirondack Medical Center

SARANAC LAKE — The following births were recorded at Adirondack Medical Center from Aug. 2018 to Dec. 2018: August Roth: A daughter, Sloane Ophelia, born Aug. 2 at 8:14 p.m., weighing 8 pounds, 2 ounces to Sara and William Roth of Saranac Lake. Geiger: A son, Bradley Robert, born Aug. ...

NCCC names honors students for fall 2018 semester

SARANAC LAKE — North Country Community College has named its president’s list and vice president’s list honors students for the fall 2018 semester. Two types of academic honors are awarded each semester to matriculated students having completed 12 or more credits per semester in ...

Scholarships awarded by SL Fish and Game Club

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Fish and Game Club has awarded camp scholarships to Carter Sharlow of Lake Placid, Maya Wissler of Saranac Lake and Wyatt Bigelow of Lake Placid. They will be attending the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Camp Colby this summer. ...

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Prehistoric success

The 110th Saranac Lake Winter Carnival has come and gone, and by all accounts, the traditional event was another wonderful success. Perhaps the biggest, as well as the only flop that may have been associated with this year’s Carnival couldn’t be controlled. It was the warm, rainy, sleety ...

Gliding into a new sport

LAKE PLACID — I fell. After a good half-hour of ice skating, I was only a couple hundred feet away from the shores of Mirror Lake when I bailed and busted my knee. My partner in crime, Jesse Adcock, took photos as I gripped my leg and winced in pain. With that out of the way, let’s ...

Fishing for an answer

TUPPER LAKE — “Why are we here?” It’s one of the essential mysteries of life, a question facing everyone from time to time. I asked myself this while sitting out on an icy pond on a cold Sunday morning. The official answer was to fish for smelt. The reality was the wind ...

Making of a Nordic juggernaut

The Lake Placid high school Nordic ski team has won four straight state titles, undoubtedly making a dynasty over the past few years. But the Blue Bombers’ main rival — Saranac Lake — is on the upswing and could be poised to break the Lake Placid hold on state championships. Saranac ...

2016 Year in Review | VIEW ALL

Into the unknown

2016 was a turning point, but we’re not sure what it’s turning to. This year set us up for the unknown like few others have. No. 1 of our top 10 stories of the year is the manic campaign cycle that climaxed with the election of Donald Trump to the White House. Yes, these top 10 are local ...

Top outdoors stories of the year

The Adirondack Park is unlike any other place on Earth, with people living, working and recreating in the largest preserved area in the eastern U.S. And as such, outdoors news can dominate the headlines. 2016 was a year of changes, some contentious, some not. - APA board members In ...

Highs and lows of North Country sports in 2016

Sports is a big deal in the North Country, and 2016 provided another wealth of memorable and significant events. There were many accomplishments, and a few losses too. January brought significant success to members of the United States bobsled and skeleton team as Jaime Greubel Poser, Steven ...

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Long voyage to ‘freedom’

SARANAC LAKE — Sara Diaz has an adventurous personality and said she felt like “a caged bird” in her communist home country of Cuba. That’s not so much because Cuba won’t let its people leave but because other counties are hesitant to let them visit. “We Cubans tend to go to ...

State helps disabled veteran grow her massage business

BLOOMINGDALE — If the phrase “disabled veteran” brings to mind Lieutenant Dan in “Forrest Gump,” Kelly Hass will surprise you. Hass, a massage therapist, is all about helping people manage stress. She works with pregnant women, babies and children in addition to people with sore ...

Seamstress is part of the fabric of small-town life

SARANAC LAKE — Spring is springing, students are looking ahead to prom, and brides are planning their weddings. If the bridesmaids haven’t quite made it to the bikini bods they were planning for summer, or prom-goers are going to be tripping over their hemlines, a few sartorial adjustments ...

A half-century of hairdos

SARANAC LAKE — Almost 20 years after she opened Senior Set Hair Care inside Saranac Village at Will Rogers, Donna Buckley is ready to retire. Buckley has been cutting hair for 50 years since she graduated from the Harper Method Beauty School in Rochester. She used to work at Maurice’s in ...