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State test scores raise questions for local school officials

August 4, 2016 Adirondack school districts varied widely on the state math and English language arts tests third- through eighth-graders took in April, but how much do these scores mean? The state Education... more »»

Head injuries studied at Can-Am Rugby tournament

August 4, 2016 LAKE PLACID — Dr. Michael Falvo, assistant professor of pharmacology, physiology and neuroscience at Rutgers University, said he was forced to quit rugby due to too many head injuries. more »»

Body found, believed to be missing teen

August 3, 2016 WEST CHAZY — A search for a missing 16-year-old girl ended the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 3 with the discovery of a body believed to be hers. State police announced at 11:36 a.m. more »»

Schumer will visit Tuesday

August 1, 2016 LAKE PLACID — U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer will use this two-time Winter Olympic host village as a backdrop Tuesday as he urges his fellow members of Congress to stop a tax on Olympic medals. more »»

Midnight mob appears for new Potter play

July 31, 2016 LAKE PLACID - It was like 2007 all over again as 129 people came to the Bookstore Plus at midnight Sunday to be the first to buy a new installment in the saga of wizard Harry Potter, a play called... more »»

Rugby player dies after collapsing on field

July 29, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — The 43rd annual Can-Am Rugby Tournament got off to a somber start Friday, July 29 when a rugby player collapsed on the field during a match and later died at the hospital of an... more »»

Mark Wilson finishes sketching Democratic National Convention

July 29, 2016 A week after tailing the New York delegation at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, it was the Democrats’ turn inside the sketchbook of Saranac Lake political cartoonist Mark Wilson. more »»

Lake Placid Land Conservancy hosts symposium

July 29, 2016 LAKE PLACID — “Protection isn’t going to be measured by the yard; it’s going to be measured by the inch,” Rocci Aguirre of the Adirondack Council said. more »»

Editors' preview of this week's Lake Placid News

July 28, 2016 LAKE PLACID — It's the height of the summer sports season, and two weeks of tournaments will kick off this weekend, first for rugby and then for lacrosse. more »»

Ruggers return

July 28, 2016 LAKE PLACID — The string of big events keeps rolling o. more »»

Living with Gracee

July 28, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — They counted to three, then shouted her name in unison from the infield grass of the Elks baseball field. “Gracee!” the cheer went up. more »»

UP CLOSE: ORDA’s Million reflects on time in Lake Placid

July 28, 2016 LAKE PLACID — Sitting in one of the Herb Brooks Arena’s 7,700 seats, Katie Million reflected on her time here, while a couple dozen young hockey players skated on the ice where this village’s famed... more »»

ARTIST PROFILE: BB Ready finds home for the blues in Adirondacks

July 28, 2016 LAKE PLACID — There are two guitars that bookend the story of singer-songwriter Brian “BB” Ready’s life, a journey inseparable from the blues. Both are considered relics, but for different reasons. more »»

Midnight release party set for Potter play

July 28, 2016 An eighth Harry Potter book will go on sale Sunday, July 31 — a play this time instead of a novel — and the Bookstore Plus in Lake Placid will once again host a midnight release party. more »»

Families make sacrifices along with Ironman athletes

July 28, 2016 LAKE PLACID — No one in their right mind would say that completing an Ironman is easy. Propelling yourself 140. more »»

Locals remember good times, great music with Gregg Smith

July 28, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — A world-renowned choral conductor and composer who brought a top-tier music festival here every summer for more than 30 years has died. more »»

Fans get creative to support Ironman triathletes

July 28, 2016 LAKE PLACID — Sarah Galvin walked into her Main Street shop, the Bookstore Plus, at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 24, just after it opened. The first 10 or so customers weren’t shopping for book. more »»

Local cartoonist covers GOP, Dem conventions

July 28, 2016 It’s like sipping water from a fire hose. more »»

Bernie Sanders delegate has mixed feelings

July 27, 2016 Before the first night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia Monday, July 25Saranac Lake resident Sue Abbott-Jones, along with other New York delegates pledged to Bernie Sanders,... more »»

Work continues on St. Regis fire tower

July 27, 2016 PAUL SMITHS — A nonprofit group continues to rehabilitate the nearly 100-year-old fire tower that sits atop one of the area’s most popular hikes. Last week, Friends of St. more »»



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