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DEC starts restoration by Pontiac Bay, Brandy Brook Monday

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SARANAC LAKE — The state Department of Environmental Conservation announced Friday that its contractors will begin the final stage of restoration and rehabilitation work in and along Pontiac Bay and Brandy Brook on Monday. The project, which removed contaminated soils and sediment from ...

Saranac Lake chamber seeks Citizen of the Year nominations

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SARANAC LAKE — In planning for its 98th Annual Dinner, the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is requesting nominations from its members and the community for the Don Duso Citizen of the Year. The award, which will be presented at the Annual Dinner on June 19, will go to a community ...

Dancing for treatment

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TUPPER LAKE — Everyone was dressed up, the ceiling of the Wild Center’s Big Wolf Great Hall was lit up purple, and dozens of family and friends waited for 13-year-old Aubrey Sparks to enter the room. “Stop,” said her mother, Meaghan. Meaghan wanted her daughter to drink it all ...

Jones: North Country prisons spared from closures

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PLATTSBURGH — North Country prisons have been spared from the chopping block as the state will close two units elsewhere. According to State Assemblyman Billy Jones, D-Chateaugay, Livingston Correctional Facility, a medium-security prison in western New York, and Lincoln Correctional ...

Railroad switches director

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UTICA — Jack Roberson has resigned as executive director of the Adirondack Railway Preservation Society, a nonprofit organization that oversees the Adirondack Scenic Railroad, and Justin Gonyo, former general manager of the Saratoga & North Creek Railway, has been appointed interim ...

LPHS alumni launch scholarship

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LAKE PLACID — For Artur Novoselsky, a 30-year-old musician based in New York City, growing up in Lake Placid is an experience that has never left him. Though he no longer lives in the village, Novoselsky still feels rooted here. “As much as the city is now my home, whenever ...

Lake Placid school robotics team seeks sponsors

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LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid’s Board of Education had just completed a budget hearing on Tuesday when a robot rolled in the door. The robot was 3 to 4 feet tall — a carefully crafted cluster of wires, pulleys and belts all contained within a sparse metal framework atop a motorized ...

‘Peter and the Wolf’ at Will Rogers Saturday

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SARANAC LAKE — On Saturday, May 18 at 2 p.m., the Children’s Community Theatre at Saranac Village at Will Rogers will perform “Peter and the Wolf” with a modern twist, thanks to the dedication of resident Gail Wrenn. If you live in Russia, you know there is a wolf prowling your ...

Placid school will get composting machine

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LAKE PLACID — A new composting machine is set to be installed at the Lake Placid Middle-High School this summer. The $35,000 composter was recently purchased with grant funding from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, North Country School and the New York ...

This winter was easy on deer

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Despite a drought and early snow last fall, the state Department of Environmental Conservation said the state’s population of white-tailed deer survived the winter well. According to the Winter Severity Index, several thaws and warmer-than-average temperatures may have helped deer get ...

Connor Celeste hosts Open Mic Night

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SARANAC LAKE — BluSeed Studios announces Open-Minded Mic Night on Thursday, May 16. This time, Saranac Lake’s own Connor Celeste will be hosting the evening joined by his special friends, who are no strangers to the BluSeed Stage. Celeste has been part of many an Open-Minded Mic ...

Water work reroutes traffic

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LAKE PLACID — Part of one lane of Main Street downtown was closed to traffic Wednesday as a construction crew prepared to install a new water line. The water line is being installed at 2423 Main St., outside of Pure Placid and Ben & Jerry’s. Work on the project began Monday and is ...

Playwriting workshop at Wells Memorial Library

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UPPER JAY — A playwriting workshop focused on studying the work of masters such as Anton Chekhov, Henrik Ibsen, Lorraine Hansberry and Arthur Miller will begin this spring at Wells Memorial Library . The workshop, which is geared to beginning playwrights as well as seasoned ones, is free ...

Balancing Lake Ontario with the St. Lawrence

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Outflows from Lake Ontario continue to be adjusted to balance the impacts of high water levels between Lake Erie and the lower St. Lawrence River. According to the International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board, several months of wet weather followed by especially heavy rains and ...

‘Les Poules a Colin’ perform at Upper Jay Arts Center

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UPPER JAY — Taking their name from a traditional song, “Les Poules a Colin” were raised behind the scenes at folk festivals, learning their craft at kitchen parties amongst some of Quebec's finest trad musicians, which included their parents. The group will perform at 8 p.m. ...