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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…

Comment on the State Cancer Plan

STATE CANCER PLAN OPEN FOR PUBLIC COMMENT — The New York State Cancer Consortium posts the 2012-2016 New York State Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan for public comment.  The Plan will be available for comment until 11:59pm on September 16. To comment on the New York State Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan: · Go to www.nyscancerconsortium.org/PublicComment. · The Public…

Farm Bill Now Coalition Unites for Agriculture

WASHINGTON (August 22, 2012) – Thirty-nine of the nation’s foremost agricultural organizations have joined forces in an effort to raise public awareness of the need for Congress to pass a new, comprehensive, five-year farm bill before current farm programs expire in September. The coalition, called Farm Bill Now, comprises associations and coalitions representing commodity crops,…

State Hunting / Trapping Courses Now Available

– All new hunters or trappers planning to go afield this upcoming hunting and trapping season must first complete a mandatory hunter or trapper education course, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today reiterated. Previously licensed hunters who plan to hunt out of state should also have their sportsman education certificates or…

A New Account Clerk for the VIllage of Saranac Lake

At a previous board meting, Saranac Lake’s village board approved a search for an account clerk who would be responsible directly to the Village Treasurer. At the latest meeting, a resolution is proposed to hire Alana M Sharland from Malone to fill that position subject to the customary  probationary period. The Staff has conducted several…

Obituary – Patrick McCormick

Word has been received of the death of Patrick H. McCormick, age 72, of38 Cedar Street,SaranacLake, who died on Sunday, August 26, 2012 atAdirondackMedicalCenterinSaranacLake. Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home inSaranacLake.  There will be no calling hours.  A funeral service will take place on Thursday time and location to be announced.…

Coalition Pushing for New Farm Bill

Farm Bill Now Coalition Unites Nation’s Farm Groups in Push for New Farm Bill  WASHINGTON (August 22, 2012) – Thirty-nine of the nation’s foremost agricultural organizations have joined forces in an effort to raise public awareness of the need for Congress to pass a new, comprehensive, five-year farm bill before current farm programs expire in…

New Doctor for Mercy and Uihlein Living Center Residents

New physician caring for Mercy and Uihlein Living Center residents SARANAC LAKE – Residents of Mercy andUihleinLivingCenters now have a permanent doctor they can call their own. AdirondackHealthhas recruitedDr. Avi Hettenato serve as Medical Director for the Living Centers in Lake Placid andTupperLake.  Dr. Hettena has hit the ground running, and is already making a…

AARP Releases Voter’s Guides – Candidates own words on Medicare, Social Security

AARP Releases Voters’ Guides for Presidential, Senate, Congressional Candidates Voters get information, in candidates’ own words, on plans for Social Security, Medicare, financial security. AARP releases their 2012 Voters’ Guides. The documents feature information from presidential, senatorial and congressional candidates – in their own words – on their plans to strengthen Social Security, Medicare and…

Take a Downtown Tour of Saranac Lake

SARANAC LAKE, NY—August 24— The Village of Saranac Lake Community Development Office today announced it will produce two more business promotion videos in the coming months following the successful release of its “Downtown Tour” video three weeks ago and a 60 second video this week. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCaGphmWHRc&feature=autoplay&list=PLEABB2D2A1116C95D&playnext=1 Community Development Officer Director, Jeremy Evans, said, “We will do…