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Lake Placid kindergarten registration, screening May 6-7

LAKE PLACID — Children who will be 5 years old by Dec. 1, 2019 and live in the Lake Placid School District are invited to attend the kindergarten registration and screening for the 2019-20 school year. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, May 6 and Tuesday, May 7 at ...

Building owners, managers sought for energy assessments

SARANAC LAKE — Building owners and managers in the Saranac Lake area are invited to participate in a new program designed to reduce energy costs. The Adirondack North Country Association is coordinating a project called the Aggregation for Community Energy Security, which allows ...

Business transition workshop May 8 in Saranac Lake

SARANAC LAKE — Local business owners, as well as business support professionals, will share their experiences with succession planning at an informational workshop and networking event presented by the North Country Center for Businesses in Transition. The workshop, “Preparing to Sell ...

What stopped Dew Drop?

SARANAC LAKE — It is not clear that a question about the former Dew Drop Inn’s porches over the Saranac River caused the delay that led to the cancellation of the project. Before that question was raised, the timeline set by its owners to begin construction did not match the pace of the ...

‘Simpsons’ spoofs upstate NY

LAKE PLACID — This village made animation history for the second time Sunday night. That’s right: Lake Placid, among many other upstate New York communities, was referenced in “The Simpsons.” America’s longest-running prime-time television family took a trip to Niagara Falls in ...

Extending inexpensive power into the future

TUPPER LAKE — A study conducted by faculty at Clarkson University in Potsdam will determine if the villages of Tupper Lake and Lake Placid could use batteries to reduce electricity costs by staying within their municipal departments’ state energy allotment through “peak ...

Teen suicide rise raises concern

PLATTSBURGH — Malachai Desourdy was falling deeper and deeper into despair. Zander LaDuke seemed to be loving life, excited about his future in pharmacy school. Both teens ended their own lives during this school year. A third Clinton County youth died by suicide recently as ...

Part-time Placidian is an unexpected figure in Mississippi news

NEW YORK — Born and raised in Manhattan and a national news executive for much of his career, Andrew Lack would seem an unlikely figure behind an attempt to revive the ailing local news industry in Mississippi. NBC’s news chairman also owns a lakefront camp on Lake Placid’s ...

Lake Placid, Mirror Lake Ice Out Benefit winners announced

LAKE PLACID — The 2019 results for 28th annual Ice Out Benefit, sponsored by the Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance Service, are as follows: - Mirror Lake First place: Paul Reiss, 2 hours, 40 minutes off Second place: Megan Baker and friends, 3 hours, 44 minutes off Third place: ...

Open house at Ranger School in Wanakena

WANAKENA — The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry’s Ranger School will host an open house on Saturday, May 4. This program will include presentations from the director on the unique academic and student life experiences, admission and financial aid, a campus tour with ...

State to pay $9M for hiker hit by rocks

ALBANY (AP) — Lawyers for a woman left paralyzed after being struck by falling rocks at a state park say New York officials have agreed to pay $9 million to settle the woman’s lawsuit. Attorney George Szary tells the Albany Times Union the accord was reached Monday as a trial was ...

Getting proactive about fighting climate change

SARANAC LAKE — Around 100 turned out for a climate change symposium at the First Presbyterian Church of Saranac Lake, where the issue was discussed at the national, community and individual levels. Titled “Climate Action: What are we doing about climate change?,” the symposium was ...

Stefanik: Russian interference widespread, but no Trump involvement

BEEKMANTOWN — Congresswoman Elise Stefanik says the Mueller report shows some startling information about Russian involvement in American elections and changes need to be made. “I don’t think there was an understanding of the breadth and depth of just how much Russia was trying to ...

Cook receives SUNY Chancellor’s Award

ALBANY - Alicia Cook is North Country Community College’s recipient of the 2019 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence. “It validates all my hard work on the athletic field and in the classroom,” Cook said in a press release. “My experience at NCCC has helped me grow as an ...

Adirondack Education Center to host Arbor Day open house

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Education Center, which trains local high schoolers in several trades including natural resources and culinary arts, will host an Arbor Day event on Tuesday that is free and open to the public. The school, located on state Route 3 outside of the village, ...