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North Country Jr. Iron Chef registration dates approaching

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North Country Jr. Iron Chef registration will be open from Jan. 7 to Feb. 1, 2019. North Country Jr. Iron Chef is a competition for teams of regional middle and high school age students to develop and prepare tasty, healthy recipes which could be realistically prepared in a school ...

NCCC considers closing its pool

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SARANAC LAKE — North Country Community College is considering closing the pool at its Saranac Lake campus. Meanwhile, YMCA staff have said that would not change their plans to bring their community programs to the village, except that it would cut out their aquatics programming. ...

Farmers donate nearly 11M pounds of food to food banks

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ALBANY (AP) — New York’s farmers are in the gift-giving mood. The New York Farm Bureau announced this week that so far this year farmers from around the state have donated nearly 11 million pounds of food to regional food banks. That’s enough food to serve nearly 9 million ...

Student Mary Keating is a multi-talented musician

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SARANAC LAKE — High school senior Mary Keating sings, plays saxophone, skis, bakes and takes photographs, and those are just her extracurricular activities. Pile those on top of her regular school schedule, and you’ve got an all-star student. Keating and Saranac Lake High School ...

Local leaders remember Bush for friendliness, Clean Air Act

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After the death of former President George H.W. Bush on Nov. 30, North Country residents and local leaders are remembering his major environmental legacy, as well as his sincerity, amiable personality and penchant for writing letters displaying both those qualities. --- Clean Air Act In ...

Climate reality check: Global carbon pollution up in 2018

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WASHINGTON — After several years of little growth, global emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide experienced their largest jump in seven years, discouraging scientists. World carbon dioxide emissions are estimated to have risen 2.7 percent from 2017 to 2018, according to three studies ...

New temporary LPHS dean of students

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LAKE PLACID — At Tuesday night’s Lake Placid Central School District Board of Education meeting, the board announced that Tammy Casey will fill the role of high school dean of students starting Jan. 1 until the end of this school year. Ever since former principal Dana Wood became the ...

Northern Lights Choir hosts holiday concert Friday

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SARANAC LAKE — Northern Lights Choir Director Helen Demong said she likes to have a diverse group of people singing a diverse set of music. “It’s a combination of opera buffa, Americana, Christmas and Hanukkah music, which creates a very eclectic mix,” she said. “Some groups ...

Winter holiday concert Saturday at Will Rogers

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SARANAC LAKE — Saranac Village at Will Rogers will host a winter holiday concert performed by community musicians to benefit the local food pantry at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. Performers include the Saranac Lake High School Jazz Ensemble, the Saranac Lake High School Men’s and ...

Clinton Correctional stabbing raises COs’ concerns

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DANNEMORA — An inmate stabbed during a fight at Clinton Correctional was not hospitalized for the injury, but the correction officers union points to the incident as one in a growing number that threatens those who work in state prisons. “Contraband is still making its way into our ...

Brossard’s ‘Out Painting’ featured at Guild for Dec.

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SARANAC LAKE — “Out Painting” is Nancy Brossard’s feature show at the Adirondack Artists Guild during the month of December. Brossard works in oils, painting directly from nature in plein air. Her landscape paintings are often inspired by water. A love of water lilies is ...

NorthWind Gallery adds Mary Woodcock Johnson as new member

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SARANAC LAKE — NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery introduces its newest member, Mary Woodcock Johnson, who notes, “I love living and painting in Saranac Lake because I enjoy a small-town atmosphere. Painting the people and places of Saranac Lake has engaged me for the past 35 years.” The ...

DEC campground ambassador program continues

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The state Department of Environmental Conservation has announced the campgrounds in the Adirondacks and Catskills that will have Campground Ambassadors stationed at them. The Campground Ambassador program was started in the summer of 2018, with the idea being that more experienced campers ...

Hemlock woolly adelgid workshop on Dec. 15

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WARRENSBURG — The state Department of Environmental Conservation and Cornell Cooperative Extension will host a workshop on the invasive hemlock woolly adelgid here Saturday, Dec. 15. Charlotte Malmborg, a natural resources technician with the New York State Hemlock Initiative at Cornell ...

Altruism through Joy of Giving party and giving trees

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We survive Black Friday, attend Small Business Saturday, and search through the Cyber Monday deals. We are consumers and can get caught up in all the “must haves” that keep showing up in our mailbox and through Internet ads, and TV commercials. To remind ourselves that this holiday season ...

NCCC hosts Pottery Open House today

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SARANAC LAKE — North Country Community College will host a Pottery Open House at the Saranac Lake campus from noon to 6 p.m. today. The open house is an opportunity to learn more about the art of making pottery and the spring 2019 pottery class being offered at the college. “We are ...

‘Songs of the Season’ Dec. 13

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SARANAC LAKE — The Library Lunch Series will present its annual holiday music program “Songs of the Season,” at noon on Thursday, Dec. 13 in the Cantwell Room of the Saranac Lake Free Library. This year, three local groups will perform including The Rustic Riders, Slo Jam, and the ...

Lake Placid High School winter concert

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LAKE PLACID — The music department at Lake Placid High School will present a winter concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12 in the high school auditorium. The community is invited to come and share an evening of seasonal music with performances by the High School Chorus, Band, Women's ...

Teen creates Winter Carnival app

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SARANAC LAKE — Out of his appreciation for the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival, a local teenage app developer created a Google Android app for the Winter Carnival. Now he needs someone to help him create the Apple iOS equivalent. “The good thing, if someone wanted to assist us,” said ...