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NCCC asks public to complete pool survey

SARANAC LAKE — North Country Community College is asking the public to complete a survey about its use of the pool in the college’s Sparks Athletic Complex. The online survey, posted at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FG7PLF2, asks respondents how they’ve used the pool in the past, what ...

Stefanik pushes to pay TSA workers during shutdown

WASHINGTON — Rep. Elise Stefanik announced Wednesday she has co-sponsored H.R. 705, the Pay Our TSA Screeners Act of 2019. This bipartisan bill would authorize the federal Transportation Security Administration to use the security service fee to pay transportation security officers during ...

Paul Smith’s partners with Resilience Studies Consortium

PAUL SMITHS — In an effort to better explore social and environmental resilience, Paul Smith’s College has partnered with the Resilience Studies Consortium, a nation-wide network of colleges share academic resources. At Paul Smith’s, the project is being managed by Dr. Craig Milewski ...

T.J. Toyota kicks off campaign with donation to Tupper charity

POTSDAM — T.J. Toyota, located on state Route 56 in Potsdam, has announced that in 2019 it plans to donate a portion of all vehicle sales and service each month to a local charity. T.J.s will kick off its Community Giving Calendar campaign this month with a donation to the Family ...

Lake Placid’s ER services move to new building on Old Military Road

LAKE PLACID — The hospital emergency department in this village is now in a new location as of Tuesday morning, according to Adirondack Health officials. Adirondack Health Communications Director Matt Scollin said hospital staff at Adirondack Medical Center-Lake Placid — the old ...

Proposed state aid by local school district

Six school districts in the greater Tri-Lakes area are slated to get increased state aid in their budgets next fiscal year, according to the Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Executive Budget proposal — though not as much as many of them would like. This is not the final product, through, and ...

St. Joe’s worker charged with 3rd degree rape

SARANAC LAKE — A St. Joseph’s Addiction Treatment & Recovery Center worker has been charged with having engaged in sexual activity with one of the patients. Local police charged Erica B. Holtz, 37, of Vermontville with rape in the third degree Tuesday at 5 p.m. Saranac Lake ...

NCPR station manager to retire on June 30

CANTON — Longtime North Country Public Radio Station Manager Ellen Rocco has announced her retirement as of June 30. Rocco joined NCPR in 1980 as development director and was promoted to station manager in 1985. She has overseen the expansion of the station from a single transmitter ...

Residents gather to support keeping NCCC pool open

SARANAC LAKE — People concerned with the possible closure of North Country Community College’s pool gathered in the Cantwell Room of the Saranac Lake Free Library to discuss the issue and organize Monday night. In December the college announced that the decision was being weighed by ...

Pendragon relocation on its way to moving forward

SARANAC LAKE — Now coming up on its 40th season, Pendragon Theatre has signed an option to purchase a new space downtown and was recently awarded a $500,000 grant from the state — bringing the theater about halfway to its goal, according to Associate Artistic Director Kim ...

NCCC adds Sports and Events Management degree in Malone

MALONE — North Country Community College will now offer a program in Sports and Events Management at its Malone campus. NCCC students in Malone who wanted to enroll in the program, but couldn’t because it wasn’t offered there, spurred the decision. The program was established at the ...

The public takes a look at DRI projects

SARANAC LAKE — At the Downtown Revitalization Initiative open house, visitors were most interested in the proposed projects for funding. “A lot of positive comments about the projects,” said village Community Development Director Jamie Konkoski. “Surprisingly, not a lot of process ...

Study: North Country growth areas are tourism, manufacturing, agriculture

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack North Country Association released an economic analysis of the 14-county area it serves, showing that the top potential areas for growth in the region are tourism, manufacturing and agriculture. ANCA is a nonprofit group focused on building the economy in ...

John Bogle, founder of Vanguard, dies at 89

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. (AP) — John C. Bogle, a Lake Placid summer resident, who simplified investing for the masses by launching the first index mutual fund and founded Vanguard Group, died Wednesday, the company said. He was 89. Bogle did not invent the index fund, but he expanded access to ...

Engel & Volkers adds Harris, Moquin and Lacey for vacation rental sales

LAKE PLACID — Engel & Volkers Lake Placid today announced that Helen Harris, Amy Moquin and Rebecca “Becca” Lacey have recently joined its shop as a Licensed Real Estate salespeople. “These three professionals are a welcome addition to our talented real estate team and ...

Elderwood promotes Walker to regional director of operations

BUFFALO — Marc J. Walker has been named regional director of operations for Elderwood, a leading provider of senior care services in the Northeast. Walker served most recently as the administrator of Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid, a 156-bed skilled nursing facility in Lake ...

Another huge ORDA boost

LAKE PLACID — State-owned Olympic winter sports venues and ski resorts could see major investments for the third year in a row if the state Legislature approves the governor’s $82.5 million proposal. In Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2018-19 budget, he proposed investing $80 million in upgrades ...

At long last, Lake Placid Health and Medical Fitness Center is about to open

LAKE PLACID — Adirondack Health’s long-awaited Lake Placid Health and Medical Fitness Center is set to open its doors and start seeing physical therapy patients by Wednesday. The whole facility will open in stages as services are moved from the old Adirondack Medical Center in Lake ...

St. Joe’s purchases site for new detox center

SARANAC LAKE — St. Joseph’s Addiction Treatment and Recovery Centers purchased a property which will become a detox center, 24/7 open access center and permanent home outpatient clinic. In addition to short-term detox services, the open access center will offer those suffering from ...