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LeClair Foundation gives first donation

SARANAC LAKE — The Tina LeClair Memorial Foundation, a nonprofit that supports locals who are battling cancer, and donates funds to cancer research, gave out its first check on Wednesday. Kristeen Colby, founder and CEO of the foundation, gave $1,000 to Cristie Heath. Heath was ...

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School emphasizes ‘reverence’ during chicken harvest

LAKE PLACID — Every fall, North Country School harvests its chickens. On Tuesday, after 18 months of feeding them, cleaning their coops and sometimes providing medical attention, the staff and students of this agriculture-focused boarding school were ready to harvest 70 birds for meat and ...

St. Regis oranges

Driving has made me quite anxious since getting lost in the dark corners of northern Pennsylvania. I’d been halfway through my migration to Saranac Lake, caught at a truck stop in the rain. I’d been stopped at every other gas station, breathing and trying to channel energy from the 1987 ...

Glanda murder fallout persists

Twenty-one years and 42 days ago, five lives were forever changed in a murder that stunned the Lake Placid and Tupper Lake communities. One life was cut short, two were destined for prison — one for life, the other possibly so — and two children lost their mother and father in a single ...

Local Marine stays connected from abroad

LAKE PLACID — Amanda Cassidy marched up the stairs of her home in a pair of tan issued combat boots her son brought home. They were actually for his stepdad, but Amanda and her husband Seann happen to have to same shoe size. At the top of the stairs, posted on the wall, are a slew of words ...

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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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 ...

Shhhh! Pat Wiley is retiring

SARANAC LAKE — After 20 years serving at the Saranac Lake Free Library, Pat Wiley is ready to retire. “Her institutional memory is fantastic,” said library director Pete Benson. “When we’re stuck on something, we ask Pat because she’ll probably know the answer.” “Very ...