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Darrah named to SUNY Morrisville Dean’s List

MORRISVILLE — SUNY Morrisville recently announced that Kyler Darrah of Saranac Lake was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2019 semester. Darrah is majoring in criminal justice, on track for a Bachelor of Technology degree. To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must achieve a ...

Golden Arrow donates pet fees to Tri-Lakes Humane Society

LAKE PLACID — Golden Arrow Resort, a 165-room hotel on the shore of Mirror Lake, has a soft spot for pets. It has welcomed many dogs, cats and even a pig, and each year it donates 10% of all pet fees to a local humane society or animal-related charity. On Friday, Jan. 10, hotel Marketing ...

Reynolds Group introduces two new agents

LAKE PLACID — The Reynolds Group of Lake Placid LLC real estate brokerage has hired two new agents: Lorie Harden and David Trahey. Harden has lived in Lake Placid since 1999, and she and her husband raised three children here, all graduates of Northwood School and ski racers. She ...

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An eye for the abstract

SARANAC LAKE — When Carl Rubino was about 5 years old, growing up in Manhattan, his mother put him on the couch and played symphonic music on the family phonograph. She told him if he closed his eyes he could see the music. “I don’t remember what I saw, but I remember that even now that ...

Jackrabbit Trail’s coming of age

SARANAC LAKE — It all started with a letter to the editor. Today, the Jackrabbit Trail is one of the most popular cross-country skiing treks in the area. It is a bright red and yellow line streaking across the Green Goat winter trails map, connecting towns and ski centers to each ...

Honor code broken

WILMINGTON — There is an honor system at Whiteface Mountain Ski Center. Every day, skiers and snowboarders leave their skis and snowboards outside the base lodge — leaned on racks, thrust into snow mounds and tipped against the building — while they warm up inside. They are scattered ...

The millennial side hustle

SARANAC LAKE — In the North Country, the hustle is real. In the gig economy, side hustles and part-time jobs are great ways for people to make money quickly to pay their bills, gas up their cars or go out to eat. If you’re a student, school is your main focus, but you might drive an Uber ...

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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 ...