Travel / Tourism

Regional Tourism Council Shows Growth for Saranac Lake Website

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The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism says businesses play a large part in the impact of social marketing and tourism in our region..   Saranac Lake Village Trustee Paul Van Cott says the relationship with ROOST is a powerful part of the village’s efforts to strengthen tourism.. The Presentation is followed today at 10am in the Cantwell…

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DEC Issues Draft UMP for Historic Fire Towers

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Comments Remain Open on Draft Unit Management Plans until November 15 The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) released the draft unit management plans (UMPs) for the Hurricane Mountain Fire Tower Historic Area and the Saint Regis Mountain Fire Tower Historic Area, Commissioner Joe Martens announced today. The UMPs contain management proposals for…

ROOST presents The State of Regional Tourism – Tonight

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Representatives from the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) will conduct a presentation at the Harrietstown Hall in SaranacLake at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16. The presentation is a cooperative effort of the Village of Saranac Lake, the Town of Harrietstown and the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce.  Chamber Executive Director Katy VanAnden…

Harrietstown Gets Sandbagged by FEMA

It seems FEMA isn’t interested in protecting the integrity of the Harrietstown Town Hall, or at least they weren’t interested at the most recent meeting of stakeholders to discuss plans to repair the retaining wall which keep the Saranac River from encroaching on the property..Councilman Ron Keough told the board that FEMA is now expressing unwarranted concerns about how a new wall could change the downstream …..

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Parking Screens May Be Getting a Facelift

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Some relief may be on the way for those of us who’ve tried to park in Lake Placid and to read directions on the meters..  The Village of Lake Placid is considering the purchase of new color display screens for the village’s parking meters..  Lake Placid Mayor Craig Randal says there were two proposals requested…

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CYC Benefits from Volunteers, Half Marathon

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The Lake Placid Wilmington Connecting Youth and Communities Coalition has more money to focus on planning and programming today. That’s because Organizers of the Lake Placid Half Marathon have donated $7,500 to the CYC organization as part of a fundraising effort and a volunteerism drive during the Half Marathon. Half Marathon Organizer Rick Preston presented CYC President Mary Deitrich with the check at the Village Board meeting on Monday evening. Mary says the funds will mostly go to volunteer organizations that worked to provide water stations on location during the Half Marathon.

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Spanish Club Heads to Ecuador

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The Saranac Lake High School Spanish Department takes students on a trip to Ecuador every other year… This year it looks like 13 students are interested and following the board’s approval Wednesday evening, plans will move forward on heading out for Spring Break..Some of the students will participate in fundraising efforts leading up to Spring…

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Mt Van Hovenberg Combined Bobsled Luge Skeleton Track Opens

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The views in Lake Placid are beautiful, especially from the top of Mount Van Hoevenberg, site of the combined bobsled, luge and skeleton track. The course is now open for the 2013-2014 season. The national teams in those sports are on the refrigerated ice, as they begin to select athletes for the Sochi, Russia Winter Olympics…

OkTUPPERfest Returns

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The Fall Festival season begins with an annual event at Big Tupper Ski Area.. and this year, a new reason for the community to take part in OkTUPPERfest..  Join us for the conversation as we speak with volunteers, members of the community, the Mayor and others about Tupper Lake and Winter 2013.. AUDIO – 093013…

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PROTECT Objects to Snowmobile Corridor

Protect the Adirondacks is pushing for a Preliminary Injunction against the APA and DEC to stop the new class II community connector snowmobile trail construction in the Forest Preserve. In their motion, PROTECT says the work should be stopped while its legality is in litigation. ARISE Chairman Jim LaValley says this strategy is becoming a…

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Texting and Driving? New York is Cracking Down

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Governor Cuomo says State Police have seen a 365% increase in tickets issued in summer 2013 compared to summer 2012 for distracted driving, a result of an extensive enforcement crackdown by the State Police. This summer, State Police issued 21,580 tickets, surpassing last summer’s total of 5,208 tickets. Cuomo was speaking at a Thruway rest area…

Village Board hears UMP Voices from Both Sides of the Tracks

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Voices from both sides of the Rail Corridor are speaking out about pending agency recommendations to commissioners on whether or not to re-open the Corridor’s Unit Management Plan. And in SaranacLake it is the Village Board’s turn to hear from stakeholders… Wayne Tucker is a board member of the Adirondack Carousel.. He asked the board…

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Tupper Lake Village Trustees Discuss Rail UMP

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Trustee Rick Donah presents the board with a historic newspaper showing usage just after the war and suggests that Tupper Lake shouldn’t wait for DOT and DEC to decide their fate.. There’s one final opportunity

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K&J – Today – Tupper Lake’s Point of View

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The Wild Center is host to the final public listening session hosted jointly by the Department of Transportation and the Department of Environmental Conservation..   Tupper Lake Residents were joined by residents of Lake Placid and Saranac Lake as well as people from as far away as Pennsylvania who’ve expressed an interest in the success of…

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Ski Big Tupper Again – Again..

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The ARISE Board in Tupper Lake is moving forward with plans to re-open Big Tupper Ski Area this winter.. A group of key volunteers met with the board on Friday and added their unanimous support to the effort. Arise Chairman Jim LaValley

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Mapping Out Plans for Tupper Lake

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The Town of Tupper Lake is in good hands when it comes to their event planning and with the budget season approaching The Town Board seems ready to renew an arrangement with Michelle Clement to continue strengthening community relationships in Tupper Lake and pulls together annual activities that attract money and tourism to the region..…

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K&J – DEC Ray Brook Hosts Public Listening Session #2

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The New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) has joined with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) in a joint effort to hear from the public  in 4 listening sessions during September. The DOT heard from key stakeholders including The Adirondack Recreational Trail Associates and The Adirondack Rail Preservation Society. Both stakeholders…

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Village Board Recognizes Biker Floyd Lampart

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Floyd Lampart has gone the distance, more than 11,000 miles in fact, around the United States on a bicycle, raising money for the local Tri-Lakes Humane Society and for Best Friends Animal Hospital..  Floyd was presented with a plaque recognizing his efforts by Mayor Clyde Rabideau on Monday afternoon… He and his wife Martha have…

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Phase II Funding Granted for Adk Regional Airport

The Town of Harrietstown is again the recipient of a federal grant for the Adirondack Regional Airport.. Congressman Bill Owens says the Adirondack Regional Airport keeps the nation connected to larger regional hubs like Boston and gives tourists convenient access to the Adirondacks.. The United States Department of Transportation grant will fund the design stage of a project to repair the airports terminal apron, which has deteriorated from water intrusion and poor drainage.. it will also fund the design of a plan to replace drain pipes underneath the apron to address the lack of subsurface drainage..

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