Monthly Archives: September 2012

Elementary Playground to Re-open with new plans and a call for volunteers

 LPCS Elementary Playground Re-Opening October 10th  A new plan is in place for reopening theLake PlacidElementary Schoolplayground.. The plan includes zoned areas for grade K-2 and 3-5, and a new 10 seat swing, new hill slides and a new sandbox and the installation of ten to twelve inches of processed wood chip fiber, which will…

Obituary – Grace Savard

Grace Savard, 97, passed away on September 14, 2012. She was born on May 27, 1915 in Tupper Lake, NY, where she lived for 95 years.  She spent the last 2 years living in Manchester, NH with her daughter, Barbara.  Grace was the eighth of ten children born to Alexina LeGeault LaValley and Duchere LaValley.…

Community Commitment and College Presidents

College Presidents Recognized for Their Community Commitment The Adirondack Park Institute, the “Friends of the Interpretive Centers” hosted the New Beginnings Award Gala on August 9, 2012 at the Paul Smith’s College VIC. The event was to celebrate the rebirth of the Interpretive Centers under new owners and to share with the community the promise…

NEW YORK FARM BUREAU DEMANDS ACTION ON 2012 FARM BILL

 New York Farm Bureau members attended the Farm Bill Now Rally in Washington, DC today pushing for quick action on the 2012 Farm Bill before the current bill expires at the end of September.   Already the delay has rolled back the safety net for New York’s dairy farmers and further inaction puts critical programs in…

New Yorks Wind Power Blowing Offshore

Can NY find Economic Powerhouse in Offshore Wind? NEW YORK - A new report says it’s there for the taking, right off the coastline of New York, and has the potential to create hundreds of thousands of jobs – and it’s referring to wind power. Ross Gould, air and energy program director for Environmental Advocates of New…

Obituary – Richard Finlayson

Richard A. Finlayson, age 74, of 51 Willow Way, Saranac Lake, died Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at his home. Born in Saranac Lake, New York on June 23, 1938, he was the son of Arnold and Jean (Betters) Finlayson. He graduated from Saranac Lake High School in 1956. He retired from the United States Navy…

St Joseph’s looking to add Veteran’s Community Residence on their property

The Village of Saranac Lake’s Planning Board and the Zoning Review Board has it’s eye on a new Veteran’s facility proposed by Robert Ross, CEO of St Joseph’s Addiction Treatment and RecoveryCenter..  Actually, there’s no way they couldn’t because St Joe’s neighbors continue to complain about the lack of communication between themselves and St Joes… …

NBT Lake Placid completes building Renovation

CHANGES ON MAIN STREET: NBT BANK CELEBRATES RESTORATION OF MAIN STREET BRANCH You may have noticed some changes at the NBT Bank on Main Street. “When the front of the building and the big fan window were removed, our customers and the community were initially confused and upset to see it go,” said Camilla Palumbo,…

K&J Show – Growing up Guggenheim

The Trudeau Institute played host to one of Historic Saranac Lake’s Lecture Series on Tuesday Evening.. Peter Lawson-Johnston, a fifth-generation member of the Guggenheim family, discussed his memoir, “Growing Up Guggenheim: A Personal History of a Family Enterprise,” on Wednesday, September 12, in the John Black Room of the Saranac Laboratory Museum. AUDIO – 091312…

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29 Days Left to Register to Vote

Antidote to Alleged Voter Suppression: Still Time to Register in NY NEW YORK – New Yorkers may love to talk politics, but they have a poor track record when it comes to actually casting a ballot. In the 2010 mid-term elections, New York ranked 50th out of the 50 states for turning out voters on…

Obituary – Betty ida VonSoosten Rockefeller

Betty Ida VonSoosten Rockefeller, 94, passed away peacefully in her sleep on August 18, 2012. Betty was born February 20, 1918 in Brooklyn, New York to Carl VonSoosten and Lina Behrens VonSoosten. Betty resided in New York for a number of years.  She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Columbia University, in addition to…

Graveside Services Scheduled for Francis E. Martin

Graveside services for Francis E. Martin, 83 of Saranac Lake who died at AMC-Uihlein Mercy Center in Lake Placid on Sunday April 1, 2012 have been set. Francis was a life long resident of the area born on December 7, 1928 the oldest child of Benjamin and Margaret (McDonald) Martin.  He married Helen M. Callaghan…

NYSEF says Come Climb to the Castle September 15th

WILMINGTON, NY — The New York Ski Educational Foundation and the Olympic Regional Development Authority host the 6th annual NYSEF Whiteface Climb to the Castle Rollerski Race on Saturday, September 15 at 8:00 am. The course starts at the Whiteface Toll Booth, climbing for 5 miles with an average 8% grade up the Whiteface Memorial…

Obituary – Rita T. Beeman

Rita T. Beeman, age 84, formerly of Saranac Lake, died Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at the Home of the Good Shepherd in Malta, NY. Born in Gabriels, New York on February 12, 1928, she was the daughter of John and Dorcas, nee Osborne, Tyler. She married Chester L. Beeman on July 2, 1964 in Lake…

Obituary – Mary Elizabeth Mose

Mary Elizabeth Mose, age 86, of Paul Smiths, NY died Sunday, September 09, 2012 at the St. Regis Nursing Home in Massena, NY. Born in Fort Covington, New York on November 12, 1925, she was the daughter of Simon and Elizabeth (McKillop) Smith. Mary owned and operated the Red Mill Restaurant in Paul Smiths for…

The Supreme Court and Generic Drugs

What You Might Not Know About Generic Drugs NEW YORK – Across the country, dozens of lawsuits against manufacturers of generic drugs have been dismissed because of a decision by the Supreme Court a year ago that makes it all but impossible to sue the firms for failing to provide adequate warning of a drug’s…

K&J Show – Active Motif Coming to Saranac Lake

The end of Labor Day marks the approach of another Biotech Company’s arrival in SaranacLake.. On November 1st, 2012, Active Motif will begin operations in their newly designed facility complete with it’s own hydroelectric turbine pump and a biotech neighbor, Myriad RBM, across the river in the old Village Offices. Active Motif is moving into…

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AARCH FOCUSES ON MAIN STREET

This workshop is free and is being sponsored by Adirondack Architectural Heritage and the Preservation League of New York. Speakers will cover a range of topics including: the National Register of Historic Places, code requirements in historic buildings, and how to use tax credits in a restoration project. Many North Country communities are struggling, as…

Lightning Strikes Again –

Two Lightning Strikes in less than 30 days. The odds are incomprehensible unless you have an AM tower nearby reaching into the sky screaming “HIT ME!” which is what our tower seems to do and even though it is properly grounded, the strikes continue. We’re fairly well protected against strikes ruining equipment but in this…

Snowslip presents Equine workshop

Internationally-known equine behaviorist and trainer to present program in Lake Placid, NY Snowslip Farm to host “Understanding Horse Mind and Body” with Kathryn Kincannon-Irwin They say mastery requires 10 years or 10,000 hours of practice. With passion and intense focus, Kathryn Kincannon- Irwin has devoted the last ten years of her life to perfecting the…