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Forest ranger’s son earns scholarship for college

Dan Marrone, son of retired Lt. Bob Marrone of the New York State Forest Rangers, was awarded a scholarship from the Forest Ranger Scholarship Foundation. The FRSF was created in the name of Forest ranger Jim DeLaire, who passed away on the job in 1988. Recipients of the award are ...

Essex County offices promote Donate Life Month

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Essex County Clerk’s Office & Department of Motor Vehicles is teaming up with Donate Life New York state and DMV offices around the state during Donate Life Month to increase enrollment in the state Donate Life Registry. Donate Life Month is a national ...

Stewart’s Shops Employee Stock Ownership Plan earns double digit growth

Stewart’s Shops Partners have received their profit sharing statements. Existing ESOP accounts received approximately 13% growth on their existing accounts including over 6% in dividends. This success is from the service our great Partners provide, increased operating profitability, and ...

Women’s Civic Chamber continues fundraisers

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Women’s Civic Chamber’s 2019 fundraising efforts are off to a smooth start. On March 30, the group held its second annual Pick-A-Prize Social at the BPO Elks club. The event was open to the public, and featured new and used donated items. DJ, Dermott ...

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Diversity in the North Country

Every New Yorker funds the protection and maintenance of the Adirondack Park, but not all New Yorkers enjoy it, particularly people of color. Two black authors who have written about their experiences growing up in the North Country tell different stories of inclusion, community and racism, ...

Egan not quite ready to retire

LAKE PLACID — A year ago, Lake Placid-based biathlete Clare Egan was getting ready for one more World Cup season before hanging up her skis and rifle at the age of 31. But after claiming her first podium and finishing the season ranked 18th in the world, Egan has changed her tune and is ...

APA board in transition

RAY BROOK — Gov. Andrew Cuomo could potentially reshape the state Adirondack Park Agency for years to come this summer. With seven appointments to the APA board up in the air, Adirondack environmental groups see potential in so many open seats, but also said the current makeup of the board ...

PHOTOS: ECAC overtime thriller

LAKE PLACID — Saturday, March 23 was one great night for the Clarkson Golden Knights. It had been a dozen years since the Clarkson men’s hockey team last captured the ECAC postseason title, and that tough stretch came to an end at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid as the Golden Knights ...

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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A pooch who loves his toys

LAKE PLACID — Caymus loves his toys, he likes holding onto them, and you won’t find him leaving them lying around. He’s a 6-year-old black Lab-pit bull mix. When the dog goes on his walks around the village with his owner, Tim Robinson, he grabs a toy off their apartment porch and ...

‘He grew up with me around music’

Meeting rock royalty is the latest moment a local father and son have shared in their musical journey together. Dean Carpenter is 60 years old. When he was growing up, rock music ruled — and it still does in his house and in his truck. He says he has somewhere around 1,000 CDs, he’s been ...

Jim Hoit’s roots and branches

(Editor’s note: We originally published this Friends and Neighbors feature story in May 2008. At the writer’s request, we are reprinting it in memory of Jim Hoit, who died March 8 in Saranac Lake at age 67.) Jim Hoit, born in Malone in 1951, has a family tree with deep roots in early ...

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 ...