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North Country Community College Inauguration

It’s been more than 21 years since the last Presidential Inauguration at North CountryCommunity College.. Which is what makes this event such an important milestone in our community, and for that matter, in Malone and Ticonderoga as well..  With that in Mind.. We began our in depth coverage of the President’s Inauguration with a comment…

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Tyrell to be Inaugurated as NCCC’s sixth President Today

The formal inauguration of North CountryCommunity College’s sixth president, Dr. Steven J. Tyrell, Takes place today (Friday, April 5th, 2013) at 3:00 p.m. at the Sparks Athletic Complex in Saranac Lake, NY. The public is invited to join the NCCC college community at the investiture ceremony.

The inauguration of Dr. Tyrell follows a long-standing tradition within the State University of New York (SUNY), in which the installation of a new college president is conducted in a formal ceremony during the president’s first year in office. Dr. Nancy Zimpher, SUNY Chancellor, will be at the SaranacLake campus on April 5 to conduct the installation.

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Inauguration activities afford the College the opportunity to celebrate its excellence in programs and instruction, as well as its future plans, with faculty, staff, students, community members, municipal leaders and others committed to the success of the College.

NCCC Board of Trustee Chairman, Gerald Blair, stated, “Dr. Tyrell’s experience and vision for our Community College promises to bring us into a new era of quality education, workforce training and regional initiatives for the benefit of all in Franklin and EssexCounties.” Dr. Tyrell noted, “I am thrilled to return home to the region and lead North CountryCommunity College into its next phase. Working with community leaders to advance workforce partnerships extends the impact of NCCC throughout our sponsoring counties. I am honored to have joined a group of highly dedicated professionals who prepare our graduates to excel in the region and beyond.”

North CountryCommunity College has been ranked #1 in New YorkState and #22 nationally by Washington Monthly and is proud to have campuses throughout the region in SaranacLake, Malone and Ticonderoga. Under the leadership of Dr. Tyrell, the College is currently engaged in academic program and student housing expansion initiatives at all three locations. NCCC’s growth is intertwined with the successful growth of the three municipalities and the beautiful Adirondack region. North CountryCommunity College is a place where approaches to applied learning, the promotion of the entrepreneurial spirit, opportunities for civic engagement and the setting in the midst of the natural world serve as the four pillars to providing a unique learning experience.

Prior to his arrival at NCCC, Dr. Tyrell served as Vice President for Student Affairs at Alfred State College, Associate Dean for Student Discipline and Conflict Resolution at MIT, Associate Dean of Student Life at Michigan Tech and held a variety of positions in student activities, residence life and new student orientation at SUNY New Paltz. Dr. Tyrell has a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Technical Communication from Michigan Tech, an MA in Educational Administration and Supervision and a BS in Speech Communication, both from SUNY New Paltz. He is completing his 30th year in higher education and his 20th in the SUNY system. Dr. Tyrell and his wife, Sharon, are native upstate New Yorkers and they have a son, Zachary, and a daughter, Emma.

North CountryCommunity College is sponsored by Essex and Franklin counties as a unit of the State University of New York.

NCCC 040513 - Kaylan Short & Dr. TyrellNorth Country Community College Student Awarded Highest Honor by SUNY

Dr. Steve Tyrell, President of North Country Community College, announced the name of the student receiving the 2013 Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence.   This award is the highest honor bestowed upon a student by the State University of New York.

Kaylan Short is the recipient of this year’s prestigious honor.  Kaylan is the daughter Scott and Julie Short of Champlain NY.  She completed her A.A.S. degree in Criminal Justice in December 2012.

Kaylan is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society and served as the Secretary for NCCC’s Student Government Association.  In addition to her studies, Kaylan was the Captain of the Women’s Cross Country Team and was recognized as NCCC’s Athlete of the Year in 2012 and received the Academic National Junior Colleges Athletic Association’s All American Award.

Dr. Tyrell said, “Kaylan understands the importance of community and civic responsibilities at the College and in the community. The College Community is very pleased to see her succeed.” Kaylan will be honored at an April awards ceremony in Albany.

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Adirondack Health promotes ER director to Chief Medical Officer

 Adirondack Health has appointed Dr. John Broderick to the executive leadership position of Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Broderick has served as the Medical Director of Adirondack Health’s Emergency Department since 2004 where he has set a high standard by building a culture of quality and compassionate patient care. “We are extremely fortunate to have the…

Lake Placid High School Winter Carnival chooses King and Queen

Congratulations to this year’s Lake Placid High School Winter Carnival King and Queen; Kendra Manning is the daughter of Daniel and Melissa Manning of Jay, NY. She was born in Plattsburgh and attended St. Agnes Elementary school.  She has two brothers, Connor and Nate, and a dog, Scout.  Kendra’s hobbies include skiing and running.  She…

K&J – Is New York Safe?

A presentation at the Convention Center in Lake Placid includes Tom Fazio, a Colonel with the New York State Police. He’s speaking to a crowd of unhappy gun owners who, like many, are having trouble understanding what the new gun laws in New York State Really mean.. As part of the new regulations owners of…

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Tupper Lake Trustees Say “Open UMP”

April will bring some closure to the question of whether or not the Iron Rails should remain on the corridor between TupperLake and the Surrounding Communities.. That’s because 8 Clarkson University Students have taken on this question and will bring their answers to a special meeting of the Village Board in SaranacLake. The Village of…

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Medical Floor nurse named recipient of Handler Award

A nurse on the Medical Floor at Adirondack Medical Center has been named the 2012 recipient of the Meghan E. Handler Excellence in Nursing Award. Lisa Frechette, a registered nurse, was recognized recently for her exceptional work in patient care.   “Lisa is one of our most enthusiastic, energetic and positive nurses on the Medical…

Mt Pisgah Opens Thursday

More than a foot and a half of new snow has fallen at the Olympic Mountain and it’s Ski Day 38 for  Whiteface now with lots of new powder on a packed powder base. Santa’s Workshop brings Characters to Kid’s Campus – in two sessions every day now through the 30th, the first from 9am…

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Unemployment in Essex County one of the Highest in State

Essex County has the 4th highest unemployment rate in the State. That’s according to November unemployment reports released today by the State Department of Labor Statistics. According to the report, the state’s private sector job count increased by 88,000 from November 2011 to November 2012. Tomkins County has the lowest unemployment in New York at…

Volunteers Needed – Pisgah to Old Lake Colby Road Trail

SARANAC LAKE, NY—Dec 27—Saranac Lake’s mayor and trustees are organizing volunteers to clear the Hoyt-Rabideau recreational trail from Mt. Pisgah to Old Lake Colby Road for this Sunday, December 30th, at noon, with volunteers meeting on Cedar Ridge Drive. Village board members and volunteers will install permanent trail markers along the 7 tenths of a…

Christmas Tree Sales Trending Towards Record Territory

A new report says Christmas tree sales are trending towards a record year in 2012, perhaps the highest on record since 2008. Jami Warner is Executive director of The American Christmas Tree Association. She says   “Their members are encouraged by early sales figures that are currently higher than last season by double-digits” The Second weekend…

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Ecumenical Council in Saranac Lake Announces King Scholarship Contest

The Saranac Lake Ecumenical Council announces scholarships for Saranac Lake High School and Middle School students to honor and raise awareness about the work of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Group’s organizers a looking to highlight King’s contributions to peace, justice, and human rights which they say continue to speak to our…

Farmers Gather in Albany to set Bureau’s Agenda and Policy

Farmers from across this great state will gather for New York Farm Bureau’s State Annual Meeting which begins tomorrow in Albany. The State’s Annual Meeting will set New York Farm Bureau policy and it’s agenda for the coming year, which many agree comes with many uncertainties. Perhaps the most pressing issue involves the ongoing struggle inWashingtonto…

Holiday Sales Watch Reports “Upswing” in Shopping

Shoppers sprinted from the Thanksgiving dinner table to snatch up early bargains and continued buying throughout the weekend to deliver a solid start to the holiday season for New York state’s retailers. Seventy-four percent of merchants surveyed by the Retail Council of New York State early this week said their sales for Black Friday weekend…

Village Welcomes Active Motiff

Village Set to Welcome New Biotech Company Saranac Lake will officially welcome its newest corporate citizen and biotech company, Active Motif, at 6 pm, December 4th, with a reception and ribbon-cutting event which will be held at its 21 Main Street location. This new Active Motif site is in the former “water building” and is…

Registering Your Snowmobiles Online – “Join The Club”

Renewing a snowmobile registration just got easier! New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Commissioner Barbara Fiala says riders can now renew their snowmobile registrations online.  The Commissioner says Online renewal allows riders to renew registrations directly through the DMV Web site, saving a trip to a DMV office or the need to process…

Essex County Weighs and Means Ups Bed Tax by 2%

The Essex County Weighs and Means Committee Met earlier this week. The committee is chaired by Town of North Elba Supervisor Robi Politi.  One of their actions – a Resolution to amend the local law to increase the Occupancy Tax by 1%…  Supervisor Randy Preston moved to change the increase to 2% which would give…

K&J – Interviews Chad McCarthy – Special Ed. in Saranac Lake’s Schools

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA) requires each state to have in place a State Performance Plan (SPP) that evaluates its efforts to implement the requirements and purposes of Part B of IDEA and describes how the state will improve such implementation. The SPP, submitted every six years, includes measurable and rigorous targets…

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8th Annual Christmas in the Forks Tree Lighting is Saturday

The 8th The 8th Annual Christmas in the Forks, an old fashioned Town Yuletide Christmas will include the highlight of the day, the tree lighting ceremony at 6:00pm, Saturday, December 1st, 2012 at the Town of Black Brook Town Clock. Many hands help to make Christmas in the Forks glorious each year. This year, we want…

Saranac Lake Chamber Hires Katy Van Anden as Executive Director

The Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce Hires Katy Van Anden as their new Executive Director.  Katy is a graduate of Saranac Lake High School, and grew up learning the ins and outs of small business managing her parent’s local delicatessen and catering business The Lakeview Deli.   She pursued her college career at the Massachusetts College…