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Clarkson ROTC student is program’s first Space Force officer

POTSDAM — Air Force ROTC Detachment 536, consisting of 11 Clarkson University Class of 2020 members and one SUNY Potsdam student, pinned on their gold bars May 12 in a virtual ceremony. The cyber space ceremony included the commissioning of the first ever Space Force officer from the ...

Black Mountain Architecture honored for design work

SARANAC LAKE — Black Mountain Architecture, a Saranac Lake-based design firm that specializes in energy-efficient, green building practices, has been recognized by New York state for its work on the country’s largest market-rate net-zero apartment complex. The New York State Energy ...

LPHS names valedictorian, salutatorian

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid High School announced last week that Sara McKillip will be the valedictorian of this year’s graduating class, and Elise Pearson will be the salutatorian. --- Valedictorian --- Sara McKillip is the daughter of David and Rebecca McKillip of Lake Placid. Her ...

Saranac Laker chosen to manage Lake Kora great camp

RAQUETTE LAKE — Lake Kora, a 122-year-old Adirondack great camp, has announced Cameron Karger of Saranac Lake as the new resident manager. Lake Kora is situated on 1,000 private acres and a 500-acre private namesake lake south of Raquette Lake. It offers 12 guest rooms in seven separate ...

Birth: Harlie Marie Filion

POTSDAM — A daughter, Harlie Marie Filion, was born to Ariana Green of Ogdensburg, formerly of Saranac Lake, on May 4, 2020, at Canton- Potsdam Hospital. Grandparents include Jason Green (Ariana Green’s biological father), Tracie Green, Jessica Lowndes (Ariana Green’s biological ...

Nature Conservancy’s Adirondack Chapter hires two staff

KEENE VALLEY — The Nature Conservancy’s Adirondack Chapter is pleased to announce that Amanda Dunham Ely has joined the team as communications and community engagement manager, and Emily-Bell Dinan has joined as education and communications coordinator for the Adirondack Park Invasive ...

Workshop co-sponsors Nurses Week celebration at Adirondack Health

LAKE PLACID — Workshop, a marketing company based in Lake Placid, co-sponsored a Nurses Week celebration at Adirondack Health workers. Nurses Week, which ran from May 6 to 12, recognizes nurses throughout the country for their hard work. Workshop donated baked goods and fruit cups from ...

Ph.D. student monitors fishers to see if they’re over-trapped

SYRACUSE — Tracking adult female fishers in the central Adirondacks and Tug Hill will help determine what is causing a perceived population decline. Over the past decade, the number of fishers harvested has declined in the central Adirondacks, and since the harvest is often proportional to ...

Intern embarks on Adirondack Land Trust project

KEENE — Jessica Henshaw Grant has been selected to fill the Adirondack Land Trust’s first internship. She will work this summer to document places protected by the conservation organization that provide recreational benefits to Adirondack communities. Originally from Homer, Alaska, Grant ...

North Country SPCA announces new director

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Board of Directors of the North Country SPCA has selected Wendy Beeman as its new executive director. Beeman took over full-time at the Frances Miller Adoption Center in Elizabethtown as of April 1. Beeman had previously served on the NCSPCA Board of Directors and ...

NCCC honors new Phi Theta Kappa members

SARANAC LAKE — North Country Community College is pleased to announce the new members of its Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society for the 2019-20 academic year. Each semester, invitation to membership is extended by the chapter to students who have completed at least 15 hours of course work at ...

Citizen Advocates builds buzz through Pollinator Project

SARANAC LAKE — A team effort at Citizen Advocates is creating some buzz through their participation in a local initiative. A few months ago, individuals receiving support at the nonprofit group’s Enhanced Day Habilitation in Saranac Lake partnered with AdkAction to help with their ...

Library system board adds new Essex County rep

PLATTSBURGH — The Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library System is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher Drennan of Essex to its Board of Trustees, representing Essex County. Drennan received his Diplome D’etudes Collegiales from College Dawson, Montreal, his Bachelor of Arts with ...

Jill Choate Beier joins Norfolk Law

LAKE PLACID — Norfolk Law announced April 26 that Jill Choate Beier is now “of counsel” and brings her expansive expertise in personal planning to the firm. Beier’s practice includes estate and tax planning for individuals and families; estate and trust administration; all aspects of ...

Lake Placid Institute announces student photography, poetry contest winners

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Institute on April 14 announced the winners of its 24 Hours Photography Contest, and well as its Great Adirondack Young People’s Poetry Contest. --- Photos --- This year, the institute received 58 submissions from 29 students from 10 schools. Jessica ...