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Beyond the podium

February 26, 2010 LAKE PLACID — The 1980 Lake Placid Winter Games and the aura it created in this region inspired a whole generation of U.S. more »»

Keeping nordic skiing in the schools

February 20, 2010 In the 1970s and early 1980s, Tupper Lake had one of the strongest high school cross-country ski programs in the North Country, consistently turning out top-notch nordic skier. more »»

Homegrown Olympians

February 13, 2010 Standing trailside in Pokljuka, Slovenia on Dec. 19, the world’s best biathletes were confronted with less than ideal conditions: single-digit temperatures and bone-chilling winds. more »»

PBS spreads word about Lake Placid's Olympic spirit

February 6, 2010 LAKE PLACID — Filmmaker Marc Nathanson strolled through the corridors of the Olympic Center, shaking hands and chatting with nearly everyone he passed. Scott F. more »»

How the VICs came to be

January 29, 2010 PAUL SMITHS — When Gov. more »»

Our local Haitians remembered

January 23, 2010 SARANAC LAKE — On Jan. 12, a 7.0 earthquake struck Port-au-Prince, Haiti, followed by at least 51 sizable aftershocks measured at as much as 5.9 on the Richter scale. more »»

Hiking on the edge

January 16, 2010 KEENE VALLEY — In September, two friends embarked on a trip that few, if any, have done in the Adirondack Mountains — traversing all 46 High Peaks on a thru-hike that took just over seven-and-a hal... more »»

Wild and arbitrary

January 9, 2010 At the heart of many of the most important decisions now taking place in the Adirondack Park is the concept of wilderness. more »»

When the drugs stop working

January 2, 2010 (Editor’s note — Once-curable diseases such as tuberculosis and malaria are coming back, as germs rapidly mutate to form aggressive strains that resist drugs. more »»

Biggest news of the decade

December 19, 2009 Much has changed over the last 10 years in the Tri-Lakes and around the region. more »»

Plan your First Night

December 12, 2009 SARANAC LAKE — Now in its fourth year, First Night Saranac Lake is the village’s family-oriented, alcohol-free New Year’s Eve celebratio. more »»

Wild at heart

December 5, 2009 Few, if any, Adirondackers in the past century have been more tied to the concept of wilderness — as both an ideal and a way a life — than Clarence Petty, who died Monday in his family home in Canto... more »»

In the ground 150 years, but still alive and kicking

November 28, 2009 LAKE PLACID — John Brown’s body lies a’mouldering in the grave, but not everybody knows he’s a’mouldering in North Elba. more »»

The price of winter fun

November 14, 2009 Among all the gear you’ll need to bring if you’re planning to go downhill skiing this winter — skis, boots, poles, helmet, goggles — nothing may be more important than your wallet. more »»

New generation on the GI Bill

November 7, 2009 Several years ago, Josh Robtoy was doing patrols in Iraq, searching houses for rumored weapons and guarding the U.S. Embassy there. more »»

Mixed feelings about the House that George Built

October 31, 2009 BRONX — From 1923 until 2008, the New York Yankees played their home games in the confines of “The House that Ruth Built. more »»

Stimulus: Is it working up here?

October 24, 2009 Federal stimulus money has been trickling into the North Country over the past six months, but whether it’s helped to boost the region’s economy or has created anything more than seasonal jobs so fa... more »»

Foraging in Old Forge

October 17, 2009 On Sept. more »»

Where guideboats are born

October 10, 2009 SARANAC LAKE — A guideboat sits overturned and elevated on A-frames above a pile of sawdust. Tools, some dating back to the 19th century, are everywhere. more »»

D.I.Y. ski hill

September 26, 2009 TUPPER LAKE — The Big Tupper Ski Area was once a regional hub of wintry activity: Local children spent entire winters on the slopes skiing and snowboarding, adults mixed with friends in the bar in... more »»

 
 
 

 

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