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Stec hopes teacher evaluations aren’t implemented

April 28, 2015 ALBANY — State Assembly Dan Stec said it was encouraging to hear that Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch wants to delay the implementation of a new teacher evaluation system for a year. more »»

Stefanik to speak at Paul Smith’s College grads

April 28, 2015 PAUL SMITHS — U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik will deliver the commencement speech at Paul Smith’s College on Saturday, May 9. It’s the 68th commencement in the college’s history. more »»

Firefighters wanted

April 27, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — In August of last year, Don Jones made the decision to join the Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department for two reasons. “I wanted to give back to the community,” he said. more »»

DOT: Keene Valley bridge drops to one lane

April 27, 2015 KEENE VALLEY — The state Department of Transportation says the Johns Brook Overflow Bridge will be reduced to one alternating lane, starting Monday, April 2. more »»

Town starts charging $7 to park at Garden trailhead

April 27, 2015 KEENE VALLEY— Starting Friday, April 24, the town of Keene began charging $7 to park in the Garden, a popular hiking trailhead. more »»

APA streamlines permits to fight invasives

April 27, 2015 RAY BROOK — The state Adirondack Park Agency wants to expedite its review process for projects that involve the eradication of invasive species. more »»

Keene school budget would raise tax levy 3%

April 27, 2015 KEENE VALLEY — The Keene Central School District’s Board of Education passed a $5.8 million budget at its last regular meetin. more »»

State buys 6,200 more Finch acres

April 27, 2015 New York state has purchased another parcel of former Finch, Pruyn and Co. property near the southern High Peaks Wilderness, opening up additional opportunities for fishing, paddling and hiking. Gov. more »»

AuSable Valley schools within tax cap

April 27, 2015 The AuSable Valley Central School District board approved its 2015-16 budget last week, proposing to increase spending by $939,265 or 3.1 percent, to a total of $31 million. more »»

Opt-outs increase for math

April 27, 2015 In six North Country school districts, more parents chose to opt their sons or daughters out of last week’s Common Core-aligned math test than last week’s English exam. more »»

Schools manage, despite testing boycott

April 24, 2015 At local schools, state testing went like clockwork Wednesday, April 22 despite a large number of students who did not take the exam. more »»

Monster season

April 23, 2015 LAKE PLACID — Whiteface and Gore mountain ski centers both opened early this season and closed late, making this a monster ski season. more »»

Palace Theatre to host filmmaker Nini Hadjis

April 23, 2015 LAKE PLACID — Many people who grow up in Lake Placid dream of one day achieving Olympic gold. more »»

Microbeads entering Lake Placid wastewater

April 23, 2015 LAKE PLACID — They’re found in body wash, facial scrub and toothpaste, and they don’t disappear after they’re washed down the drain. more »»

American way of eating

April 23, 2015 LAKE PLACID — North Country School and Green Goddess Natural Market Monday, April 20 hosted a discussion about the economic barriers to accessing nutritious whole foods in America. more »»

UP CLOSE: Quinn co-directs ‘This Is My Brave’ in Boston

April 23, 2015 LAKE PLACID — May is National Mental Health Awareness Month, and a local resident is doing her part to help spread awareness of the issue by co-producing and co-directing a performance called “This... more »»

EYE ON EDUCATION: State testing goes ‘very smoothly’ in Placid

April 23, 2015 LAKE PLACID — Teachers and administrators in the Lake Placid Central School District have been busy these past two weeks preparing to administer the state English language arts and math tests. more »»

Several local school board races uncontested

April 23, 2015 Local school board elections coming up on May 19 are uncontested in Lake Placid, Keene and AuSable Valley. more »»

Restaurant week possible for Lake Placid

April 23, 2015 LAKE PLACID — Students at Paul Smith’s College have been working with the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism and the Lake Placid Business Association to possibly create a new weeklong dining... more »»

APA’s turn on controversial Lake Flower hotel

April 23, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — The review of a proposed shoreline hotel on Lake Flower is starting to ramp up agai. more »»



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