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Day in the life

August 14, 2010 LAKE PLACID — A call had just come in to the dispatch center at the state Department of Environmental Conservation headquarters in Ray Brook on a recent Tuesday morning. more »»

Doing the dirty work

August 7, 2010 As the four Student Conservation Association workers sat around a campfire on a St. Regis Pond island, storm clouds moved across the sky. more »»

Castle with a view

July 24, 2010 TUPPER LAKE — It was the view that clinched it for him. more »»

Trail blazers

July 17, 2010 Standing on a revamped section of trail on the Eighth Lake carry, Northern Forest Canoe Trail field coordinator Noah Pollock reflected on the past few days of work that his crew, with the help of ... more »»

‘Crude’ work

July 10, 2010 SARANAC LAKE — Michael Martin traveled to the Louisiana coastline last month expecting to help assess the environmental impact of the largest oil spill ever to hit the Gulf of Mexico. more »»

Northern adventure

July 3, 2010 Rainbow Lake resident Bill Ulinski had always been fascinated with Canada’s Northwest Territories, one of the world’s most remote and rugged lands. more »»

The eagles have landed

June 26, 2010 Approaching a bald eagle’s nest that sits more than 100 feet above in a white pine, Peter Nye turns to the three people walking with him. Above, the adult eagle is squawking. more »»

Reaching new literacy heights

June 19, 2010 SARANAC LAKE — By all accounts, the new literacy program at Saranac Lake’s elementary schools has raised childrens’ reading levels significantly. more »»

Concrete and metal

June 12, 2010 TUPPER LAKE — After two years of standing virtually empty after being vacated by Jarden Plastic Solutions, the former Oval Wood Dish plant at 100 Demars Boulevard will open its doors this summer to... more »»

Piecing together Placid’s past

April 24, 2010 LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid North Elba Historical Society History Museum, a century-old train depot on Station Street, is cold and dark, still boarded up from the off-season. more »»

Lake Flower parks vision realized

April 10, 2010 In Saranac Lake, a few forward-looking businessmen recognized early the need for a plan for the rapidly sprouting community and the potential beauty of its lake and river. more »»

Ski season ups and downs

April 3, 2010 Winter appears to be on its last legs in the Adirondacks, with most people trading their skis and snowboards for bicycles and walking shoes. more »»

Sorting out Obama’s ‘big deal’

March 27, 2010 SARANAC LAKE — To paraphrase Vice President Joe Biden, the health care bill that President Barack Obama signed this week is a big deal. more »»

Model for the community

March 20, 2010 TUPPER LAKE — Many said they couldn’t do it. The volunteers at the Big Tupper Ski Area, though, proved all the naysayers wrong. more »»

Explaining the comprehensive plan

March 13, 2010 The draft comprehensive plan for the village of Saranac Lake and town of Harrietstown has turned into a hot-button issue in the current village election campaign. more »»

Adirondack-style debate with an English accent

March 6, 2010 ARUNDEL, England — Conservationists say natural beauty is being threatened by development, yet residents resent new regulations intent on “protecting” private property from the very people who own it. more »»

Beyond the podium

February 26, 2010 LAKE PLACID — The 1980 Lake Placid Winter Games and the aura it created in this region inspired a whole generation of U.S. more »»

Keeping nordic skiing in the schools

February 20, 2010 In the 1970s and early 1980s, Tupper Lake had one of the strongest high school cross-country ski programs in the North Country, consistently turning out top-notch nordic skier. more »»

Homegrown Olympians

February 13, 2010 Standing trailside in Pokljuka, Slovenia on Dec. 19, the world’s best biathletes were confronted with less than ideal conditions: single-digit temperatures and bone-chilling winds. more »»

PBS spreads word about Lake Placid's Olympic spirit

February 6, 2010 LAKE PLACID — Filmmaker Marc Nathanson strolled through the corridors of the Olympic Center, shaking hands and chatting with nearly everyone he passed. Scott F. more »»

 
 

 

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