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Jackson steals the show

July 25, 2016 LAKE PLACID — Sunday’s Ironman Lake Placid triathlon could have very well been called the Heather Jackson show. more »»

 
 
 

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Jackson steals the show

July 25, 2016 LAKE PLACID — Sunday’s Ironman Lake Placid triathlon could have very well been called the Heather Jackson show. more »»

Giuliano shows pupils how it’s done

July 25, 2016 LAKE PLACID — As a full-time triathlon coach, Ryan Giuliano just wanted to set a good example for his Chicago area team members in Sunday’s Ironman Lake Placid. more »»

It takes a family

July 25, 2016 LAKE PLACID — No one in their right mind would say that completing an Ironman is easy. Propelling yourself 14. more »»

Separated from racers, fans get creative

July 25, 2016 LAKE PLACID — Sarah Galvin walked into her Main Street shop, the Bookstore Plus, at 10 a.m. Sunday, just after it opened. The first 10 or so customers weren’t shopping for book. more »»

Cancer claims 10-year-old girl

July 25, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — A local 10-year-old girl died Friday morning after a long battle with an aggressive form of brain cancer. A lantern release is planned in Gracee Jewtraw’s honor Friday night at 8:30 p. more »»

Columns

Sharing lanes with bicycles

July 25, 2016 A series of my articles recently explained vehicle and traffic laws for motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists, and how to work together safely. more »»

Pence the pliable

July 25, 2016 WASHINGTON — Crucial political decisions often concern which bridges to cross and which to burn. Donald Trump’s dilemma is that he burns some bridges by the way he crosses others. more »»

Harrietstown, founded 175 years ago, 1841

July 23, 2016 I am lucky to own a book, shown in the accompanying illustration, published in 1853,that covers the history of St. Lawrence and Franklin counties. more »»

Friluftsliv is alive and well in the Adirondacks

July 23, 2016 Recognizing the human need for a comfortable coexistence in the outdoors is an example of what the concept of “friluftsliv” has to offer. more »»

Gilles Miron didn’t know he wasn’t a U.S. citizen

July 22, 2016 The story came out last Friday as we left the Clinton County Courthouse in Plattsburgh, where my wife and a couple dozen other people were sworn in as U.S. citizen. more »»

Local Sports

Jackson steals the show

July 25, 2016 LAKE PLACID — Sunday’s Ironman Lake Placid triathlon could have very well been called the Heather Jackson show. more »»

Giuliano shows pupils how it’s done

July 25, 2016 LAKE PLACID — As a full-time triathlon coach, Ryan Giuliano just wanted to set a good example for his Chicago area team members in Sunday’s Ironman Lake Placid. more »»

It takes a family

July 25, 2016 LAKE PLACID — No one in their right mind would say that completing an Ironman is easy. Propelling yourself 14. more »»

Separated from racers, fans get creative

July 25, 2016 LAKE PLACID — Sarah Galvin walked into her Main Street shop, the Bookstore Plus, at 10 a.m. Sunday, just after it opened. The first 10 or so customers weren’t shopping for book. more »»

Bacon to doping

July 23, 2016 LAKE PLACID — Walking from the back of High Peaks Cyclery to the storefront, manager Brad Crosby covered the spectrum of what fuels endurance sports like Ironman triathlons — from nutrition, to... more »»

Obituaries

Gracee Lee Jewtraw

July 25, 2016 Gracee Lee Jewtraw, 10, of Saranac Lake went to be with her great-grandparents Donald “Champ” Sullivan and Isabelle “Ma” Sullivan on Friday, July 22, 2016, surrounded by her loving family following... more »»

Charles Simpson

July 23, 2016 Charles Simpson, 87, of Rochester, died Monday, July 18, 2016 at the Rochester General Hospital. Born May 7, 1929 in Saranac Lake, New York, he was the son of Mayroe D. more »»

Janet L (Youmell) Charland

July 22, 2016 Janet L (Youmell) Charland, 90, of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and formerly of Tupper Lake, died unexpectedly Tuesday, July 19, 2016, in York, Pennsylvania. Born Aug. more »»

Lucile Obst

July 19, 2016 Lucile Obst of Saranac Lake, and previously Wilmington, passed away on Friday, July 15, 2016, at Saranac Village Will Rogers, where she lived for the past 13 years. She was born in Brooklyn on Au. more »»

John W. Hawkinson

July 18, 2016 John W. “Hawkeye” Hawkinson earned his nickname from a camp counselor who noticed that he had quite a flair for target practic. more »»

Editorials

Police served and protected outside GOP convention

July 25, 2016 For weeks before the Republican National Convention opened in Cleveland, there was speculation about violent demonstrations and confrontations among competing protesters, as well as between them an... more »»

Supreme Court acts blind to bribery

July 21, 2016 Has the U.S. Supreme Court ever heard of bribery? We aren’t sure the eight remaining justices on the court know much about how government works after reading the court’s decision in McDonnell v. more »»

Don’t encourage the dangerous few who would kill police

July 20, 2016 Adopting the Old Testament eye-for-an-eye reaction to violence accomplishes nothing — except, perhaps, to leave everyone involved blind. more »»

Yes, email mess taints Hillary Clinton, but ...

July 16, 2016 Hillary Clinton and her supporters continue to cheer over FBI Director James Comey’s decision not to recommend she be charged with crimes related to her illegal use of private email servers while... more »»

Dallas police chief makes a good point

July 14, 2016 “We’re asking cops to do too much in this country,” Dallas, Texas, police Chief David Brown worried aloud on Monday. “Every societal failure, we put it off on the cops to solv. more »»

Weekender - A&E

Third Thursday Art Walk tonight in Saranac Lake

July 21, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — The second Third Thursday Art Walk of 2016 will take on downtown Saranac Lake from 5 to 7:30 tonight. more »»

Choral music master dies

July 21, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — A world-renowned choral conductor and composer who brought a top-tier music festival here every summer for more than 30 years has died. more »»

Play Review: Persecution of a prodigy: ‘Amadeus’

July 21, 2016 What would pop culture be without quarreling musicians? From the contention between John Lennon and Paul McCartney to the ramblings of Kanye West and Taylor Swift, we’re undeniably smitten by the... more »»

Local artist gives her best advice for aspiring outdoor artists

July 21, 2016 Outdoor artists will scatter the region for the Adirondack Plein Air Festival this August. more »»

Concert Review: Phish rocks SPAC with wild second set

July 21, 2016 SARATOGA SPRINGS — Few bands indeed could entice 17,000 people to brave tornado warnings and heavy downpours with blasts of lightning to attend an outdoor concert. more »»

Outdoors

Millions of orchids grow on former mine site in Star Lake

July 25, 2016 STAR LAKE — Millions of orchids are now growing in a hundred-acre wetland in the Adirondack Park that developed on waste from a vast open-pit iron mine, a transformation scientists say is most... more »»

Symposium for lake and river associations Friday

July 25, 2016 PAUL SMITHS — Lake and river associations within the Adirondack Park will convene Friday at Paul Smith’s College for the annual Adirondack Lakes Alliance Symposium. more »»

Conservationists hope to bring loons back to Massachusetts

July 25, 2016 WINDHAM, Maine — The common loon’s haunting wail that pierced the dusk on Massachusetts lakes disappeared long ag. more »»

Luckhurst takes on 52-peak challenge

July 23, 2016 Neil Luckhurst is no stranger to hiking in the Adirondacks and has done multiple single-season assaults on the 46 High Peaks. He has even bushwhacked all of them too. more »»

Friluftsliv is alive and well in the Adirondacks

July 23, 2016 Recognizing the human need for a comfortable coexistence in the outdoors is an example of what the concept of “friluftsliv” has to offer. more »»

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