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Village Trustee asking Town Board to put Farmers Market in Town Hall

Saranac Lake Village Trustee Tom Catillaz is one of two candidates running for the recently vacated Town ofHarrietstown Supervisor’s position. He’s announced he will be asking the Town ofHarrietstown Boardto allow the Saturday Farmers Market into the Town Hall during the winter months.  Catillaz says “The Farmers’ Market is a big attraction and traffic generator…

Senator Schumer inspects Adirondack Regional Airport

Senator Schumer inspects theAdirondackRegionalAirporton his visit to the region last week..  The Senator was inSaranacLaketouring the newWoundCareCenterat theAdirondackMedicalCenterpushing legislation to extend a Medicare payment program critical to rural hospitals. During his visit, Schumer’s plane lands at the Airport in Lake Clear and he spent time with project inspector, Peter Rase of Passero Associates and Airport…

New York’s Big Business is in Small Family Farms

A New Report Says New York State continues to be a leading agricultural state with 36,300 farms producing $4.7 billion in products annually. The Report – released by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli putsNew Yorkamong the largest producers in the nation for some goods, including ranking second in wine production. DiNapoli says “Farming inNew…

Bobby Rahal to Spearhead new USBSF Foundation

Rahal was one of open wheel racing’s most consistent drivers during his 18-year career. He notched three CART championships, including a win at the 1986 Indy 500, along with wins at the 1981 24 Hours of Daytona and the 1987 12 Hours of Sebring endurance races. Rahal is a principal in Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing,…

New Database Hopes to End Prescription Abuse and Insurance Fraud

A newly authorized patient tracking database will stop the epidemic of prescription abuse and the practice of Doctor Shopping for prescription drugs…  The New York Alliance Against Insurance Fraud says oxycodone prescriptions rose by 82 percent from 2007 to 2010 inNew YorkStateAlone.. Jack Houston is Chairman of the Alliance – He Says “Prescription abuse brings…

Climate Change Makes its Presence Known this Summer

Report: Summer’s Signs of Things to Come – With the long weekend marking summer’s unofficial end, New York’s weather this summer is telling us a lot about climate change and where we’re headed, according to a new report from the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). Federation senior scientist Doug Inkley says heat waves we’ve been experiencing, such as…

Local Skier Marries over the Labor Day Weekend

 - The wedding of Denja Rand and Andrew Weibrecht, both of Lake Placid, took place Sunday at the Whiteface Club and Resort on the shores of Lake Placid. The couple exchanged vows in the presence of nearly 200 family and friends. Weibrecht, the 2010 Olympic bronze medalist in Super G, and Rand, a current graduate…

Olympic Car Show sets records – Celebrates 30 years

148 Classic Cars converge on the Olympic Oval Sunday for the 30th annual Lake Placid Olympic Car Show to benefit the Lake Placid Ski Club… “The organization is 90 Years old” Said Carol Hoffman, Ski Club President, “It started out as a recreational / competitive organization, and then when NYSEF came in we now administer…

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K&J – Esther Arlan talks about Education in New York State

The New York Education Reform Commission holds a public hearing here in Lake Placid and they’re plans are to hold a dozen of this type of meeting designed to gather information and comment from local educators and stakeholders on the system of education in New York. The 20 member Commission was recently appointed by Governor…

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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…