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AHI announces 2019 Rural Health Champions

GLENS FALLS — In recognition of National Rural Health Day Nov. 21, Adirondack Health Institute announced that seven individuals have been recognized as 2019 Rural Health Champions. The annual recognition is a collaborative effort of four of the North Country’s rural health networks, ...

Saranac Lake Middle School 1st-quarter Honor Roll

Grade 6 - Emma Akey Keaton Daley Ebin Meissner Karley Amell Mikkel Denkenberger Lukas Miemis Essie Ames David Dewey Scott Nicholas Jacob Babcock Alexander Drinkwine Legend Randolph Ryan Bartholomew Paul Fogarty Jonah Seleni Raiana Baumann Gracen ...

Lake Placid Land Conservancy hires new conservation professional

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Land Conservancy is pleased to announce the hiring of its newest staff member, Carolyn Koestner. She joins the organization as the strategic conservation planner and will use her expertise in geographic information system (GIS) analysis and mapping to ...

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‘Movember’ ends with beards, brews

LAKE PLACID — Dozens of bearded men meandered beneath the dim bar lights. Outside, the wind carried snowflakes in whimsical circles across Sentinel Road. But the bar at Lisa G’s was packed. A cozy respite from the blustery weather. At the appointed hour, dozens of men lined up one by ...

Swap shopping for ski season

SARANAC LAKE — It’s cross-country ski season, and you know what that means. It’s time to go shopping. It’s easy to get cooped up inside when the winter cold settles in, so having a hobby like cross-country skiing to get out and enjoy the crisp winter air is a great thing. But ...

Remembering Pilot Knob

It was a cold, rainy mid-November night 50 years ago, and state Forest Ranger George Stec was talking to three young men who stopped by his house to report seeing a wolf around Queensbury’s Butler Pond when the phone rang. It was around 8:30 p.m. “It was the Sheriff’s Department and ...

How do (or don’t) you prepare for a winter storm?

When winter hits the North Country, it packs a punch. People who have lived here for more than 20 years will remember the insanity that was the ice storm of 1998. Trees fell, ice jams overflowed rivers, and hundreds of people took refuge at Red Cross shelters. The National Guard even had to be ...

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Many travels, many stories

BLOOMINGDALE — For years, Judith Coopy chronicled her adventures in journals. She spoke to strangers freely, just like her father had. And when she held her golden fly swatter, an award for winning a story slam at Bitters & Bones, she knew her tale was worth telling and that she had lived ...

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 ...