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Schumer Visits AMC Wound Care Center

Schumer: This Proposal Will Keep Adirondack Medical Center on the Frontlines of Quality Health Care AUDIO – Click Here to Listen – 083112 – Schumer Visits Saranac Lake US Senator Charles Schumer tours the new Wound Care Center behind Adirondack Medical Center and pushes legislation extending a Medicare payment program critical to rural hospitals. Adirondack…

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Adcock wins Adirondack Open –

Veterans dominate Adirondack Senior Open as Mitch Adcock and Danny Edwards capture the event’s 2 divisions – Mitch Adcock, six shots behind at the start of play, closed the final round of the Adirondack Senior Open golf tournament Friday with four birdies in the last five holes en route to a 5-under-par 66 and claimed…

Labor Day – an opportunity for CSEA

The strength of America is in our shared community, not the rugged individual’s survival of the fittest A Message from Danny Donahue – President of CSEA — It’s time to get real about the importance of community and collective action in all our lives. There’s a popular myth about rugged individualism in America, but no…

No… Not the Bridge – We meant the retaining Wall!

DOT TEARS DOWN PETROVA PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE OVER ROUTE 3 IN SARANAC LAKE. A Pedestrian Bridge, originally designed to ferry Petrova Elementary and Middle School students in Saranac Lake over Route 3 was hit for the second time yesterday evening, The bridge had already been closed to foot traffic as a result of structural damage caused…

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Schumer Visits The North Country Today

Schumer to Tour New Wound Care Center at Adirondack Medical & Push Legislation to Extend Program to Support Rural Hospitals That Treat High Number of Medicare Patients & That Are Critical to Rural Communities U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer will tour the hospital’s new Wound Care Center and push legislation that would extend a Medicare…

Tim Conley takes lead after 2 rounds of Adirondack Senior Open

Danny Edwards is 10 strokes ahead of the Super Senior field  Tim Conley shot the low score of the tournament on Thursday – 5 under-par 66 – and holds a two stroke advantage over defending champion Javier Sanchez heading into the final round of the Adirondack Senior Open golf tournament.  The 54-hole event is the Northern-most…

A new Guide to Adirondack Mountains

Definitive Guide to Adirondack High Peaks Released The Adirondack Mountain Club’s guidebook now in 14th edition — A year after Tropical Storm Irene washed out bridges, closed hiking trails and created new slides in theAdirondackHighPeaks, the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) has released an expanded and completely revised guidebook to the region. “Adirondack Mountain Club High…

A Sustainable Food Movement – Comes to the Town Hall

From Perdue to Pasture: Humanely raising Chickens for Market Carole Morison, the former Perdue contract chicken farmer featured in the Academy Award nominated film “Food, Inc”  will speak Friday, August 31 at  7:00 pm at the Harrietstown Town Hall. Her talk, “Industrial Farming to Pasture-Raised: Progressing the Sustainable Food Movement” will highlight her prior experience…

Water plus Color at Adirondack Artists Guild

Adirondack Artists Guild – New feature Begins August 31st with reception 5p-7p “Water+Color,” a collection of paintings by Jacqueline Altman, will be the featured exhibit at the Adirondack Artists Guild from August 31 through October 3. Water+Color is a constant theme for the artist. Ms. Altman is intrigued by both in her art and in…

Mr Mayor, Tear Down This Wall !

Have you ever paddled under a bridge, or how about just walking under a bridge? It’s an interesting transition, kind of like going into a tunnel, where the sounds change, and the light changes… and when you come out the other side, back to normal right?  In one case, there’s a walkway that’s been in…

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Sunbelt Senior Open Leaderboard

- Mark Bucek fired 3-under-par 68 on a chilly Wednesday morning as the Adirondack Senior Open, part of the Sunbelt Senior Golf Tour, got underway at the Whiteface Club and Resort. The 51 year old fromWinter Park,Fla.posted four birdies against just one bogey on the tight, par 71 Whiteface layout. TheSunbelttour is for players 45…

Governor Cuomo Steps up with Funding for Keene Firehouse

Governor Cuomo Announces up to $640,000 in state Funding for the Replacement of the  Keene Firehouse. The funding will allow construction to move forward on the town’s new firehouse, one year after the station was washed away by Hurricane Irene. The Keene Fire Station was destroyed on August 28, 2011 by Tropical Storm Irene, and…

Obituary – Alan Neese

Alan F. Neese, 81, of Saranac Lake, died at home Tuesday, August 28,2012. He was born in Rochester, New York on December 10, 1930, the son of Leon Miles and Eleanor Wilson Neese. Alan served in the army and was stationed in Trieste, Italy during the Korean Conflict from 1951 to 1953. He graduated from…

Sunbelt Senior Golf Tour hits Whiteface Club and Resort

Day three of the second annual Adirondack Senior Open, part of the Sunbelt Senior Golf Tour, at the Whiteface Club and Resort inLake Placid. With action today moving from amateur to Professional’s only as the tour heads into full swing… Yesterday’s Pro-am rounds had the team of professional Charlie Bowles, of Southeast Michigan, combining with staff at the…

Trudeau Researchers identify another treatment opportunity

— New research from the laboratory of Dr. Andrea Cooper at the Trudeau Institute holds promise for the improved prevention and treatment of bacterial infections and the life-threatening complications of chronic inflammation that can result from them. Following a typical bacterial infection, the immune response is manifested by the accumulation of immune cells within the…

Air National Guard Running Exercises over the Adirondacks Today

– Two F-15 fighters from the Massachusettes Air National Guard’s 104th Fighter Wing will conduct a practice scramble and intercept exercise over the Adirondacks today… The jets, based at Barnes Air National Guard Base nearWestfield, will be flying over theAdirondack Mountainsbetween 10 a.m. and noon. The F-15s will be conducting training with a Civil Air…

NEW VA Website offers Convenience to Local Veterans

– The Veterans Administration Announces a new free and easy web-based tool called  MyHealthēVet allowing veterans, active duty service members, and their dependents and caregivers access to their own personal health records. The Program’s Coordinator Jeanne Couture says “We’re giving the tools to allow veterans to take control of their health.  They talk to their…

Facade Funding for Town of Tupper Lake

A Call for Motel and Restaurant Facade Renovation Projects in Tupper Lake!!! The Town of Tupper Lake may be able to access funds to assist motel and restaurant owners with façade renovations in their existing buildings.    If the funding is secured, up to seventy-five percent of project costs may be paid by the state…

Obituary – David Munn

David H, Munn, age 78, of 60 Church Street, Saranac Lake, died Monday, August 27, 2012 at home surrounded by his family. Born in Saranac Lake, New York on October 16, 1933, he was the son of William and Beatrice (Hannon) Munn. David married Helen Morgan on May 11, 1957 in St. Bernard’s Church. She…

Obituary – Patrick H. McCormick

Patrick H. McCormick, age 72, of 38 Cedar Street, Saranac Lake, died Sunday, August 26, 2012 at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake.  Born in Saranac Lake, on July 03, 1940, he was the son of Joseph and Rose (Rule) McCormick. Pat owned and operated Pat’s TV Sales and Service in Saranac Lake for over…