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SUNY Plattsburgh shares spring 2019 dean’s list

PLATTSBURGH — SUNY Plattsburgh has released the names of students who made the college’s dean’s list for spring 2019. The list includes students from 20 states, the District of Columbia and 31 other countries. Students are listed in order of hometowns: AuSable Forks: Hannah ...

Rotary district governor visits Tupper Lake

TUPPER LAKE — Rotary International District 7040 Governor Jerry Lambert visited Tupper Lake last week to update the Rotary Club of Tupper Lake’s membership on upcoming events and new programs being undertaken. While he was here, local club President Lidia Kriwox and Rotarian Rickey ...

Births at Adirondack Medical Center, July 2019

Fisher: a son, Killian Grey, born July 2 at 1:48 a.m., weighing 7 pounds, 11 ounces, to Mandy Hart of Long Lake. Thomas: a son, Sebastian Christopher, born July 2 at 8:15 a.m., weighing 7 pounds, 4 ounces, to Elyssa Valentin and Deckard Thomas of Jay. Kowalchuk: a daughter, Kaisley Grace, ...

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An Airbnb haven in Jay

JAY — The main road into AuSable Acres is nondescript, a winding strip of pavement tightly surrounded by dense foliage. From AuSable Drive, narrow dirt roads with nature-themed names branch out, dotted with Swiss chalet-style, A-frame homes obscured by clusters of greenery. This quiet, ...

Summer student staff

For many, Monday, Aug. 26 was just another start to a work week, but for the high school students with summer jobs around the Tri-Lakes, it marked the start of their last week of work before the school year begins. Summer jobs are a staple of high school life; they provide a chance to earn a ...

Fire towers get second life a century on

SARANAC LAKE -- For hikers and snowshoers in the Adirondacks, it's hard to imagine a park with no fire towers. But 30 years ago, the state planned on removing most of the metal towers that adorn Adirondack peaks. They had been out of use, and many were dangerous and -- literally -- in danger of ...

Finding balance in art

SARANAC LAKE — This village is known for its recreation, proximity to nature and quirkiness — “Decidedly Different” is its official marketing motto — and also for its abundance of artists. One day it may be home to more full-time artists. To understand the current layout of the ...

2016 Year in Review | VIEW ALL

Into the unknown

2016 was a turning point, but we’re not sure what it’s turning to. This year set us up for the unknown like few others have. No. 1 of our top 10 stories of the year is the manic campaign cycle that climaxed with the election of Donald Trump to the White House. Yes, these top 10 are local ...

Top outdoors stories of the year

The Adirondack Park is unlike any other place on Earth, with people living, working and recreating in the largest preserved area in the eastern U.S. And as such, outdoors news can dominate the headlines. 2016 was a year of changes, some contentious, some not. - APA board members In ...

Highs and lows of North Country sports in 2016

Sports is a big deal in the North Country, and 2016 provided another wealth of memorable and significant events. There were many accomplishments, and a few losses too. January brought significant success to members of the United States bobsled and skeleton team as Jaime Greubel Poser, Steven ...

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Extending books’ lives

SARANAC LAKE — Books up to hundreds of years old are rejuvenated and having their lifespans doubled in the cozy office in Anastasia Osolin’s home. In the outskirts of the desk lamps above her bench, worn books sit in wait for Osolin — a local artist who makes "assemblages" with old ...

40 years on the force

TUPPER LAKE — Last week this village’s police department’s retired chief and current part-time officer, Tom Fee, was given a 40-year service plaque by Mayor Paul Maroun and Chief Eric Proulx, commemorating his four decades of work with the village. Fee, 62, started the job on Feb. 11, ...

A pooch who loves his toys

LAKE PLACID — Caymus loves his toys, he likes holding onto them, and you won’t find him leaving them lying around. He’s a 6-year-old black Lab-pit bull mix. When the dog goes on his walks around the village with his owner, Tim Robinson, he grabs a toy off their apartment porch and ...

‘He grew up with me around music’

Meeting rock royalty is the latest moment a local father and son have shared in their musical journey together. Dean Carpenter is 60 years old. When he was growing up, rock music ruled — and it still does in his house and in his truck. He says he has somewhere around 1,000 CDs, he’s been ...