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Citizen Advocates welcomes new, returning board members

MALONE — Citizen Advocates’ Board of Directors reelected President Martha Dishman to a third term, appointed officers for the coming year and welcomed two new directors at its annual meeting in January. The board is comprised of community volunteers representing a broad range of ...

Computing awards go to six Northwood School students

LAKE PLACID — Six Northwood School students were honored at the regional level of the National Center for Women and Information Technology’s Award for Aspirations in Computing. The award honors ninth- to 12th-grade students who self-identify as women, genderqueer or non-binary for their ...

Saranac Lake Middle School Honor Roll, second quarter

SARANAC LAKE — The following students’ grades qualified them for the honor roll at Saranac Lake Middle School for the second semester of the 2019-20 academic year: - Grade 6 - Emma Akey Karley Amell Essise Ames Jacob Babcock Ryan Bartholomew Raiana Baumann Fern ...

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Jackrabbit Trail’s coming of age

SARANAC LAKE — It all started with a letter to the editor. Today, the Jackrabbit Trail is one of the most popular cross-country skiing treks in the area. It is a bright red and yellow line streaking across the Green Goat winter trails map, connecting towns and ski centers to each ...

Honor code broken

WILMINGTON — There is an honor system at Whiteface Mountain Ski Center. Every day, skiers and snowboarders leave their skis and snowboards outside the base lodge — leaned on racks, thrust into snow mounds and tipped against the building — while they warm up inside. They are scattered ...

The millennial side hustle

SARANAC LAKE — In the North Country, the hustle is real. In the gig economy, side hustles and part-time jobs are great ways for people to make money quickly to pay their bills, gas up their cars or go out to eat. If you’re a student, school is your main focus, but you might drive an Uber ...

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Many travels, many stories

BLOOMINGDALE — For years, Judith Coopy chronicled her adventures in journals. She spoke to strangers freely, just like her father had. And when she held her golden fly swatter, an award for winning a story slam at Bitters & Bones, she knew her tale was worth telling and that she had lived ...

Extending books’ lives

SARANAC LAKE — Books up to hundreds of years old are rejuvenated and having their lifespans doubled in the cozy office in Anastasia Osolin’s home. In the outskirts of the desk lamps above her bench, worn books sit in wait for Osolin — a local artist who makes "assemblages" with old ...

40 years on the force

TUPPER LAKE — Last week this village’s police department’s retired chief and current part-time officer, Tom Fee, was given a 40-year service plaque by Mayor Paul Maroun and Chief Eric Proulx, commemorating his four decades of work with the village. Fee, 62, started the job on Feb. 11, ...

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 ...