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Crews fix Tupper roads after washout

May 31, 2016 TUPPER LAKE — Heavy rain caused village officials to close a section of Park Street Sunday night while crews worked to stabilize the area and prevent further damage. At about 8:30 p.m. more »»

 
 
 

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Crews fix Tupper roads after washout

May 31, 2016 TUPPER LAKE — Heavy rain caused village officials to close a section of Park Street Sunday night while crews worked to stabilize the area and prevent further damage. At about 8:30 p.m. more »»

Climber hurt in fall on Pitchoff

May 31, 2016 KEENE — A climber suffered serious injuries while rock climbing on Pitchoff Mountain between Keene and Lake Placid before 4 p.m. Monday, May 23. more »»

Saranac Lake Memorial Day events include parade, ceremony

May 31, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — Crowds lined downtown streets and later filled Riverside Park for the village’s annual Memorial Day observance Monda. more »»

Tupper Lake Memorial Day: ‘Your presence honors the true meaning of this day’

May 31, 2016 TUPPER LAKE — About 250 people came to Veterans Memorial Park at 11 a.m. Monday to honor the fallen and celebrate their service. more »»

Revived American Legion glad for support at Lake Placid Memorial Day ceremony

May 31, 2016 LAKE PLACID — On a pristine blue-sky day, roughly 100 people lined Main Street Monday and provided an overflow crowd for American Legion Post 326’s annual Memorial Day Ceremony. more »»

Columns

A commencement address you’ll never hear

May 31, 2016 I just can’t figure it out. I’ve never been asked to give a commencement address. I’m an award-winning columnist. more »»

An independence day for Britain?

May 31, 2016 LONDON — Leaders of the campaign to end Britain’s membership in the European Union hope that next month’s referendum will make June 23, 2016, a date as luminous in modern British history as May 3,... more »»

The public squalor of airport security

May 31, 2016 I was about to share my own sob story, when I read that hundreds of passengers missed their flights at Chicago O’Hare International Airport because of hours-long security lines. more »»

Scout gives veterans a lift

May 30, 2016 One of my summer jobs in college was as a cemetery worker in Plattsburgh. I used to say it was the best job I’d ever had. more »»

Study finds new drivers use their high beams

May 29, 2016 While the headlights on most cars need improvement, there is one simple thing that drivers can do to improve visibility in any vehicle: use their high beam. more »»

Local Sports

Skate competition launches season

May 31, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake SkatePark hosted its first skateboard competition of the year Saturday with 30 competitors and more than 80 spectators in attendance on a hot and sunny afternoon. more »»

Police go the distance for Special Olympics

May 30, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — An annual event connected Saranac Lake and Lake Placid on Friday, as the Law Enforcement Torch Run for New York’s Special Olympics completed a 10-mile journey between the two... more »»

Placid Planet Time Trials roll on

May 30, 2016 LAKE PLACID — Thirty eight adults and three kids turned out for the Placid Planet Time Trials Series event Wednesday on River Road in Lake Placid. more »»

Kroes, Stahl exchange blows

May 28, 2016 SARANAC INN — After finishing runner-up a year ago, Lake Placid’s Bjorn Kroes had his sights set on winning the individual title at the Section VII golf championships this seaso. more »»

NAC turns up heat to win championship

May 28, 2016 PLATTSBURGH — The Lake Placid baseball team sweated through a heater of a game Friday afternoon in the Section VII, Class D championship against Northern Adirondack, but couldn’t get the offense... more »»

Obituaries

Kenneth F. Desourdy

May 31, 2016 Kenneth F. Desourdy, 82, of Balsam Street Lake Placid, passed away Sunday, May 29, 2016, at the Adirondack Medical Center in Lake Placid. He was born in Lake Placid on Nov. more »»

Mary L. Callaghan

May 30, 2016 Mary Lee Callaghan, 89, passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2016, at Vassar Brothers Hospital with family and friends at her bedsid. more »»

Carolyn J. Zamoyta

May 30, 2016 Carolyn Jane Zamoyta, 78, of Boonton Township, New Jersey, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 28, 2016, after a prolonged illness. more »»

Norma M. Young

May 27, 2016 Norma M. Young, 90 of Lake Clear, died Wednesday, May 25, 2016 in Plattsburgh. Born in Saranac Lake on July 15, 1925, she was the daughter of George A. Donaldson Sr. and Marion I. more »»

Death notice: Jeanne Duso

May 27, 2016 Word has been received of the death of Jeanne Duso of Saranac Lake on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 in Bradenton, Florida. more »»

Editorials

Day of the dead

May 30, 2016 This is our day of the dead in the United States of America. Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, was started specifically to commemorate Union soldiers who died in the Civil War. more »»

Keep anti-Zika spending reasonable

May 28, 2016 Most of us recognize the danger of spur-of-the-moment spending decisions. We guard against marketing strategies intended to make us reach for our credit cards first and ask questions later. more »»

Unjust staff errors at federal prisons

May 27, 2016 President Barack Obama’s administration is in a hurry to release thousands of drug offenders from prison before their original sentences have expired, but freeing those who have paid their dues in... more »»

Cherish Canada’s friendship with U.S.

May 27, 2016 A formation of nine foreign warplanes making low passes over Washington, D.C., normally would be cause for enormous alarm. But not the other day. more »»

Mountains & Valleys

May 26, 2016 MOUNTAIN to the Northern Adirondack Vocal Ensemble’s concert Sunday afternoon in the First United Methodist Church of Saranac Lake. more »»

Weekender - A&E

A love story right out of the movies

May 28, 2016 LAKE PLACID — In 1961, Barbara Clark received the surprise of her life from her husband, Reg. “He came home and said, ‘I have a nice present for you: I bought the theater,’” she said. more »»

Friends of Eagle Island talk Sunday

May 28, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — If you’re curious about the future of Eagle Island, the Friends of Eagle Island would like to talk to you. more »»

Community Theater Players continue ‘The Little Mermaid’ this weekend

May 26, 2016 LAKE PLACID — How does it feel to have hard work and persistence pay off? Just ask Community Theater Players Director and Board of Directors President Matt Sorensen, who, after years of trying to... more »»

Chris O’Leary Band at Delta Blue

May 26, 2016 LAKE PLACID — The Chris O’Leary Band will take the Delta Blue stage from 9 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, and will host a special Meet the Artist Acoustic Night with Chris O’Leary at 9 p.m. more »»

Outdoors

Climber hurt in fall on Pitchoff

May 31, 2016 KEENE — A climber suffered serious injuries while rock climbing on Pitchoff Mountain between Keene and Lake Placid before 4 p.m. Monday, May 23. more »»

Hut-to-hut plan moves forward

May 31, 2016 The state Department of Environmental Conservation has released a concept plan for a hut-to-hut system in the Five Towns area of the central Adirondacks: Newcomb, Long Lake, Indian Lake, Minerva an... more »»

DEC seeks help in finding missing hunter

May 31, 2016 BRANT LAKE — State Department of Environmental Conservation officials are asking the public to keep an eye out for clues to the whereabouts of a hunter missing since last November. more »»

Addressing Adirondack ‘poop problem’

May 30, 2016 WILMINGTON (AP) — A community group is addressing what it calls a “poop problem” in the Adirondacks by providing portable toilets at popular trailheads in the High Peaks region. more »»

People News

Mayors catch up

May 25, 2016 ... more »»

SADD poster winner

May 25, 2016 TUPPER LAKE — Throughout the month of March, Franklin County STOP DWI and TLMHS SADD sponsored a poster contest for High School students on the theme of Driving Under the Influence. more »»

 
 

 

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