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Reporting on a tragedy

January 21, 2012 LAKE PLACID — Fifty years ago today, on Ja. more »»

Tax cap goes to school

January 14, 2012 For school districts across the state, a new cap on property tax growth means a fundamental shift in the way budgets are prepared. more »»

‘My life was using’

December 17, 2011 ELIZABETHTOWN — Jennifer Smith first took oxycodone pills 20 years ago when she was 18 years old. more »»

Plan your First Night

December 10, 2011 SARANAC LAKE — The holidays are here, and that means First Night Saranac Lake isn’t far away. Saranac Lake is one of 75 communities across the U.S. more »»

A new focus on life

December 3, 2011 VERMONTVILLE — After being forced to retire for health reasons from the state Department of Corrections six years ago, Vermontville resident Richard Gonyea knew he had to find a new focus in life. more »»

Schools now heated with wood chips

November 26, 2011 CLINTONVILLE — An Essex County school district has become one of the few in the state to use a wood chip gasification system as a source of heating, instead of the oil-burning boilers and furnaces... more »»

Roadblocks to railroad removal

November 19, 2011 As railroad supporters and multi-use trail advocates continue to debate the best use of the Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor, some observers are asking about the process that would be required to... more »»

Changing face of news delivery

November 12, 2011 If there’s anything that people in the news industry both love and hate to talk about, it’s the shift of news from hard copy to online. more »»

Video and music stores: Adapt or die

November 5, 2011 If you want to get rich quick in this area, you’re probably not going to open a video or music store. more »»

Digital demand at libraries

October 29, 2011 The demand for electronic books is growing, but few libraries in the North Country have been able to make them available to their patrons yet. more »»

Hard times for hard copies? It depends

October 22, 2011 In the world of books, the narrative is shifting dramaticall. more »»

A brew with a view

October 8, 2011 It still gives Christopher Ericson a thrill to see his beer for sale at Lake Placid’s Price Chopper, let alone in Manhattan, Philadelphia or Baltimore. more »»

Fall foliage 101

October 1, 2011 The days are getting shorter. The nights are getting cooler. The forests of the Adirondacks are being transformed into a brilliant sea of reds, golds and yellows. Autumn has arrived. more »»

Mandates tie counties’ hands

September 24, 2011 MALONE — Sit through a budget session or two of the Franklin County Board of Legislators, and you’ll hear the phrase, “Our hands are tied,” over and over agai. more »»

A changed wilderness

September 17, 2011 Of the locations in the High Peaks that have been affected by Tropical Storm Irene, perhaps none is more recognizable than Marcy Dam. more »»

Closing the woods

September 10, 2011 On the outskirts of the village of Saranac Lake, there was a large, illuminated warning sign situated along a main road into town. more »»

Lost icon?

August 27, 2011 SARANAC LAKE — Margaret Backus stepped into the lobby of the Hotel Saranac on Tuesday hoping to take a trip down memory lane. Instead, she walked out surprised and disappointe. more »»

Struttin’ their stuff

August 20, 2011 RAY BROOK — About four years ago, Ben Kline decided it would be a good idea to start a car club in the Tri-Lakes. more »»

Irreparable damage

August 13, 2011 WILMINGTON — Wendy Hall was distraugh. more »»

Fair season begins

August 6, 2011 Franklin County’s 161st county fair starts today at the county fairgrounds in Malone, and runs through Sunday, Aug. 14. Essex County’s 163rd county fair starts Wednesday, Aug. more »»



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