North Country Living

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

By land, and by sea

A year ago, and for the foreseeable future, the second weekend of September in the Tri-Lakes has become a home to endurance sports. That’s because the three-day Adirondack Canoe Classic and the Lake Placid Ironman 70.3 are taking place at the same time. The 36th annual Adirondack Canoe ...

Fall sports off and running

With the onset of fall, the cheers and moans of hometown crowds can be heard throughout the Tri-Lakes as volleyball, soccer, football and cross country running teams started their regular season schedules. Among Lake Placid, Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake, there are 13 varsity squads, and ...

Saranac Lake: A village that works

SARANAC LAKE — In the North Country, the Labor Day holiday and the long weekend that accompanies it has traditionally signified that the summer tourist season is quickly coming to an end. But the actual holiday on Monday is really a celebration of and a tribute to all those who work in ...

Hailey’s recovery

SARANAC LAKE — The Kawasaki Mule 5x Side-by-Side utility vehicle sat in the garage. There was a little bit of dirt on the tires and a pair of worker’s gloves in the flatbed. It looked clean and tough. Eleven months ago, though, it was in a much more mangled condition. Its passengers ...

Ticks in the Adirondacks

Ticks are spreading into the High Peaks, reaching elevations they never have before and carrying Lyme disease to communities in Wilmington, Malone and Tupper Lake, according to research from Paul Smith’s College and the state Department of Health. Lee Ann Sporn, a professor at Paul ...

Digging in the dirt

BRANT LAKE — People who live in cities like Washington, Los Angeles and New York spend an average of about an hour traveling to and from work each day. That commute can cause stress and anxiety, while taking folks away from their friends and family. But in the Adirondacks, where ...

Out of obscurity

SARANAC LAKE — Anastasia Osolin has dozens of little plastic drawers in her workshop. They’re labeled with tags like “piano parts,” “gears” and “animal bones.” Next to the drawers is a box of what some would consider junk that she hasn’t sorted through yet. A toy Navy ...

Fun in the sun

TUPPER LAKE — For the past three years, rain played a big, and an unwelcome role in the annual Tupper Lake Woodsmen’s Days. But last weekend, only wonderful weather greeted the event, and as a result, larger crowds turned out for an enjoyable weekend of fun in the sun. The event ...

46ers celebrate century of hiking

SARANAC LAKE — Doing anything consistently for a century is usually cause for celebration, and with the anniversary of an Aug. 1, 1918, hike just around the corner, the Adirondack 46ers are throwing a party. On Aug. 1 a hundred years ago, a trio of hikers climbed Whiteface Mountain in ...

Tupper Lakers on the rise

TUPPER LAKE — Driving around the streets of Tupper Lake, one can see new storefronts popping up each month, with local entrepreneurs introducing new industries or filling gaps in the current economy. These businesses are not just surviving, they are growing. Places like Raquette River ...