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Local Veterans have a new Primary Care Physician

Community Based Veterans in the North Country, will be receiving a letter from Linda Weiss, Director of the Albany Stratton VA Medical Center announcing they’ve hired a New Primary Care Doctor, The Veteran’s Outpatient Clinics in Elizabethtown and Saranac Lake  Will be increasing hours of operation to 5 days/week and announcing an increase in the…

Cuomo Fighting Long Term Unemployment

Governor Cuomo announces a new initiative to combat long-term unemployment in New York State over the weekend..  New Yorkwill distribute $6 million in federal grants to companies that hire long-term unemployed individuals, and they plan to deploy a mobile response team to assist individuals seeking work in high unemployment areas. New York’s Labor Commissioner Peter…

Friendship Volunteer Training Program in Saranac Lake

Lake Placid—Mercy Care for the Adirondacks is recruiting new volunteers and has scheduled a Friendship Volunteer Training Program in Saranac Lake on the mornings of October 3 and 10, 2012. (Both mornings are required to complete the training). New Volunteers will join Mercy Care’s 70+ Friendship Volunteers from Tupper Lake, Saranac Lake, and Lake Placid…

Saranac Lake’s Chamber Lays out Strategies

“The chamber is beginning to focus their efforts on member support services.” Craig Stevens is the Chamber’s President and he’s joined by Chamber Board member Nicole Brownell. She owns Gauthiers Hotel here inSaranacLake. The two are visiting with the Town of Harrietstown Town Board…  Currently the Town of Harrietstown provides the Chamber with a budget…

Rustic Furniture Honors at The Adirondack Museum

Rustic Artisans Receive Awards at the Adirondack Museum Blue Mountain Lake, N.Y. – Over sixty talented rustic artisans from across the United States gathered at the Adirondack Museum in September for the 25th Annual Rustic Furniture Fair. Each year artisans are honored with the Maker’s and People’s Choice awards. The awards are determined by ballot:…

Adirondack Mountain Club Releases New Paddling Guidebook

LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. — The Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) and Lost Pond Press have released “Adirondack Paddling: 60 Great Flatwater Adventures,” a full-color guidebook that offers recommendations for canoeing and kayaking trips throughout the 6 million-acre Adirondack Park. Written by Phil Brown, editor of the Adirondack Explorer newsmagazine, the guidebook gives detailed descriptions of more…

Lake Placid Center for the Arts Juried Art Show Winners

Annual LPCA Adirondack Juried Art Show – 2012 Winners Announced! The Lake Placid Center for the Arts is pleased to present the 2012 Adirondack Juried Art Show: A Showcase of Regional Artists.  The Adirondack Juried Art Show will be on exhibit through October 20 in the LPCA Fine Arts Gallery. Gallery hours are Tuesday through…

SUNY VP of Student Affairs Retires in January

Vice President of Student Affairs Bill Laundry to Step Down in January PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 26, 2012) — After more than four decades at the college, William D. “Bill” Laundry, SUNY Plattsburgh’s vice president of student affairs, announced his plans to retire, effective Jan. 1, 2013. Laundry said the conventional wisdom — that you will…

The EAB Invasion

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been found in a DEC-deployed trap two miles from thePennsylvaniaborder A single adult EAB was found in one of the thousands of purple detection traps that are placed around the state this summer. Mark Whitmore, Forest Entomologist atCornellUniversitysaid, “Now is the time to plan and prepare for the economic…

NYSAC wants More Funding for Roads and Bridges

The New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC), lobbies for increased reimbursement  funding for maintaining, rehabilitating and reconstructing local roads and bridges. The resolution is in response to the 5-year “freeze” in funding for the Consolidated Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS) and State-federal matching funds– the primary funding sources for the majority of local transportation projects.…

NY Unemployment Numbers

State Labor Department Releases August 2012 Area Unemployment Rates      The State Labor Department today released local area unemployment rates for August 2012, as determined by the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL).  As reported last week, the state’s unemployment rate was 9.1% in August 2012.      Over the past year, the state added more…

Obituary – Roy W. St. John

Roy W. St. John, age 87, of Gabriels, died Thursday, September 13, 2012 at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake. Born in Plattsburgh, New York on May 29, 1925, he was the son of William and Lillian (Depo) St. John.  Roy married Jeanne Gauvin in Newcomb, New York in 1953. She predeceased him on September…

Obituary- Jeanne M. St. John

Jeanne M. St. John, age 90, of Gabriels, died Monday, September 10, 2012 at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake. Born in Lamecque, New Brunswick, Canada on March 30, 1922, she was the daughter of Joseph and Alma (Chaisson) Gauvin.  She married Roy St. John in Newcomb, NY in 1953. Jeanne had been employed at…

Legislators call on USDA to Support Dairy Farmers

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND CALL FOR USDA SUPPORT FOR NEW YORK’S DAIRY FARMS   Washington, D.C. – Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, joined a bipartisan group of senators from leading dairy states asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture to review the floor price for unprocessed milk. Schumer says…

Congressman Owens Pushes for Updates to Family Farm Relief Act H-2A

Washington, DC – Congressman Bill Owens joins with a bipartisan group of New York Congressmen to introduce the “Family Farm Relief Act,”  Owens is an original co-sponsor of the bill to improve the H-2A visa program used by family farms inNew YorkState.  The bill would transfer oversight of the current farm worker program from the…

Safe Routes to Schools

A Safe Route to Schools is on the list of priorities for the North Country Economic Regional Development Council and a broad group inFranklinCountyhas put together an application for the current round of funding…  The idea behind this initiative – is to help the community get together with the school districts, the Village Boards, and…

Flying Lead: The Unfriendly Skies of New York

Aviation Gas Endangers Airports’ Neighbors NEW YORK – They got the lead out of automobile gas decades ago, but three-quarters of the nation’s piston-driven airplanes – some 167,000 – burn leaded aviation fuel, or “avgas,” making them the largest source of dangerous lead emissions in the nation. The effect of the lead spewed by the…

2012 St. Regis Canoe Classic – Race Results

2012 St. Regis Canoe Classic – Race Results  Thirty-three paddlers participated in the St. Regis Canoe Classic held Sunday on the Paul Smith’s College campus with a total of nineteen canoes and kayaks entered in the event. There was plenty of opportunity for winners, with over thirty categories. Those placing in the top three received…