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Gagnon joins North Woods Engineering as junior engineer

SARANAC LAKE — North Woods Engineering has announced the addition of Kayla Gagnon as a junior engineer. Kayla holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Clarkson University, and a bachelor’s degree in physics from SUNY Plattsburgh. Her duties at North Woods include civil ...

Army National Guard Pfc. Fisk begins military career

Major General Anthony P. German, the Adjutant General of New York, recently announced the recent service accomplishment of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their initial commitment to serve community, state and nation. The newest Citizen Soldiers to complete ...

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Local music teacher in the running for Grammy honor

SARANAC LAKE — Drew Benware, the vocal music teacher at Saranac Lake High School, has been nominated for a Grammy — well, kind of. The Recording Academy, which presents the famous Grammy music awards, and the Grammy Museum announced Wednesday the names of 197 quarterfinalists for their ...

Clarkson University’s highest community service honor, the Bertrand H. Snell Award, was bestowed upon Wild Center Executive Director Stephanie Ratcliffe, pictured with Clarkson President Tony Collins, right.
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Clarkson honors Ratcliffe of Wild Center

Clarkson University's highest community service honor, the Bertrand H. Snell Award, was bestowed upon Wild Center Executive Director Stephanie Ratcliffe at a dinner hosted by Clarkson President Tony Collins and University trustees on May 11. The Bertrand H. Snell Award was created by the ...

Kelly Brunette

Brunette joins ROOST to help market Saranac Lake

SARANAC LAKE — The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism recently announced the addition of Kelly Brunette as the Saranac Lake regional marketing manager. In her new role, Brunette will serve as a liaison between community stakeholders, travelers, and ROOST, and support the ...

TCC, Wireless Zone donate 235,000 backpacks, supplies

Students in Saranac Lake will soon benefit from a national backpack giveaway campaign. TCC, the largest Verizon authorized retailer in the U.S., recently announced that Wireless Zone is partnering with the company and Culture of Good to donate 235,000 backpacks full of school supplies to ...

Adirondack Medical Center records April births

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Medical Center recorded the following births during the month of April: Rolley: A daughter, Emelia Grace, born April 4 at 4:46 p.m., weighing 5 pounds, 15 ounces to Leanna Thompson and Brandon Rolley of Saranac Lake. Hayward: A son, Finn Michael, born ...

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Local man, Paul Smith’s alum named executive chef of Hotel Saranac

SARANAC LAKE — David Pittman, who grew up in nearby Lake Clear, will be the first executive chef when the historic Hotel Saranac reopens this summer. Pittman went to Saranac Lake High School and worked at Hotel Saranac while attending Paul Smith’s College. A 2008 PSC graduate, he was a ...

St. Joseph’s Addiction Treatment & Recovery Centers
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St. Joseph’s receives 6th Best Companies Recognition

St. Joseph’s Addiction Treatment & Recovery Centers, based in Saranac Lake, has received recognition from the Society for Human Resources Management as one of the Best Companies to Work for in New York State for 2017. The Society for Human Resources Management, the world’s largest ...