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Land conservation in Lake Placid gets boost

April 30, 2015 LAKE PLACID — A recently announced $15,000 state grant will help the Lake Placid Land Conservancy develop a strategic plan to protect more land in the region. On April 20, Gov. more »»

Celebrating the printed word

April 30, 2015 LAKE PLACID — Owners of the Bookstore Plus will be celebrating the first-ever nationwide Independent Bookstore Day along with hundreds of other bookstores around the country on Saturday, May 2. more »»

Former area educator pens book on tenure

April 30, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — Lorraine Finnigan knows a thing or two about teaching, and she wants to tell you about the greatest threat to your child’s education: tenure. more »»

Restaurant week idea gets good reception

April 30, 2015 LAKE PLACID — A group of 10 Paul Smith’s College students working on a class project delivered information to restaurant owners Tuesday, April 28 about creating a restaurant week in Lake Placid. more »»

Lake Placid treasurer taking new position

April 30, 2015 LAKE PLACID — Peggy Mousaw, this village’s treasurer since 2008, has accepted a new job. Mousaw expects to start as Cortland County’s budget officer by May 18. more »»

UP CLOSE: Green goddess and barefoot 46er

April 30, 2015 LAKE PLACID — Completing the 46 High Peaks barefoot kept Wynde Kate Reese coming back to the Adirondacks. The unbroken forests here convinced her to stay. more »»

PEOPLE AT WORK: Popping up some fun on Main Street

April 30, 2015 LAKE PLACID — There are fun places to work, but most of them don’t smell quite as good as Adirondack Popcorn at 2520 Main St. Mary Fry, the owner of Adirondack Popcorn Co. more »»

Lake Placid youth group experiences hunger, homelessness

April 30, 2015 LAKE PLACID — A local Christian youth group undertook a sociological experiment Saturday, April 25 experiencing how homeless people on the street live without enough food. more »»

Some residents still waiting for water pipes to thaw

April 28, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — The first few days were frustrating, but after 56 days without running water, Lynn and Tony Waickman have settled into a routine. more »»

Stec hopes teacher evaluations aren’t implemented

April 28, 2015 ALBANY — State Assembly Dan Stec said it was encouraging to hear that Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch wants to delay the implementation of a new teacher evaluation system for a year. more »»

Stefanik to speak at Paul Smith’s College grads

April 28, 2015 PAUL SMITHS — U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik will deliver the commencement speech at Paul Smith’s College on Saturday, May 9. It’s the 68th commencement in the college’s history. more »»

Firefighters wanted

April 27, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — In August of last year, Don Jones made the decision to join the Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department for two reasons. “I wanted to give back to the community,” he said. more »»

DOT: Keene Valley bridge drops to one lane

April 27, 2015 KEENE VALLEY — The state Department of Transportation says the Johns Brook Overflow Bridge will be reduced to one alternating lane, starting Monday, April 2. more »»

Town starts charging $7 to park at Garden trailhead

April 27, 2015 KEENE VALLEY— Starting Friday, April 24, the town of Keene began charging $7 to park in the Garden, a popular hiking trailhead. more »»

APA streamlines permits to fight invasives

April 27, 2015 RAY BROOK — The state Adirondack Park Agency wants to expedite its review process for projects that involve the eradication of invasive species. more »»

Keene school budget would raise tax levy 3%

April 27, 2015 KEENE VALLEY — The Keene Central School District’s Board of Education passed a $5.8 million budget at its last regular meetin. more »»

State buys 6,200 more Finch acres

April 27, 2015 New York state has purchased another parcel of former Finch, Pruyn and Co. property near the southern High Peaks Wilderness, opening up additional opportunities for fishing, paddling and hiking. Gov. more »»

AuSable Valley schools within tax cap

April 27, 2015 The AuSable Valley Central School District board approved its 2015-16 budget last week, proposing to increase spending by $939,265 or 3.1 percent, to a total of $31 million. more »»

Opt-outs increase for math

April 27, 2015 In six North Country school districts, more parents chose to opt their sons or daughters out of last week’s Common Core-aligned math test than last week’s English exam. more »»

Schools manage, despite testing boycott

April 24, 2015 At local schools, state testing went like clockwork Wednesday, April 22 despite a large number of students who did not take the exam. more »»



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