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Hiker died of pneumonia after 2 weeks in wilderness

September 19, 2017 SARANAC LAKE — A coroner and medical examiner say a 28-year-old New Jersey hiker, whose body was found near Wallface Mountain Monday afternoon, died from bronchial pneumonia resulting from a lack of... more »»

Placid High student had loaded gun, knife in school (updated)

September 19, 2017 LAKE PLACID — A 15-year-old student at this village’s high school has been charged with a felony after having a loaded revolver and a knife inside the school Monday mornin. more »»

NHL's New York Rangers to practice in Lake Placid Oct. 2

September 19, 2017 LAKE PLACID — The NHL's New York Rangers are coming to Lake Placid for a team-building getaway Monday, Oct. 2, and the public is welcome to watch them for free from 10 a.m. more »»

Lake Placid judge shocks board by resigning

September 19, 2017 LAKE PLACID — Judge William Hulshoff verbally submitted his resignation as village justice at the start of the Lake Placid Board of Trustees meeting Monday afternoon, surprising the village’s mayor... more »»

Lake Placid board appoints new village clerk

September 19, 2017 LAKE PLACID — This village’s Board of Trustees appointed Anita Estling, currently the part-time administrative assistant to Mayor Craig Randall, to be its next village clerk. more »»

BOCES capital project goes to voters Thursday

September 19, 2017 SARANAC LAKE — Enrollment at Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES (Board of Cooperative Educational Services) has grown, but the building on Route 3 in Saranac Lake that houses its classes, the Adirondack... more »»

Student numbers level in Lake Placid, AuSable Valley, Keene

September 19, 2017 School enrollment has been shrinking since the 2000s in the Tri-Lakes area, overall, and that trend continues in Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake, where the public school districts started this semeste... more »»

Lake Placid Kiwanis Club hosts Teddy Bear Picnic Sunday

September 19, 2017 LAKE PLACID — Kiwanis Club of Lake Placid members are inviting families to enjoy a day at the Hillcrest Avenue park during their annual Teddy Bear Picnic, starting at 11:30 a.m. Sunday. more »»

Paving will begin on Route 73 in Keene this week

September 19, 2017 Motorists are advised to watch for single alternating lanes controlled by flaggers on three separate stretches of state Route 73 in the town of Keene later this week as paving work gets underway by... more »»

Body of missing hiker found near Wallface Mountain

September 18, 2017 Forest rangers on Monday located the body of Alex Stevens, the 28-year-old hiker who has been missing since Sept. 2, on a scree field near Wallface Pond, in the vicinity of Wallface Mountain. more »»

NY will convert Ray Brook prison for teen offenders

September 16, 2017 RAY BROOK — The Adirondack Correctional Facility will become a prison for 16- and 17-year-old offenders by October 2018, losing its adult male population while keeping the 150 people it employs. more »»

Barrett takes on Politi

September 16, 2017 LAKE PLACID — A Lake Placid lawyer will challenge longtime elected official Roby Politi for his position as North Elba town supervisor. Brian Barrett will be on the ballot as a Democrat come Nov. more »»

North Elba consults county worker who worked on biodigester designs

September 16, 2017 SARANAC LAKE — North Elba town Councilmen Derek Doty and Bob Miller reported to the board Tuesday that their municipal biodigester project may take an unexpected step forward thanks to a local man... more »»

Editors’ preview of this week’s Lake Placid News

September 15, 2017 Week after week, New York state forest rangers are called out on search-and-rescue missions in the Adirondacks. more »»

Rangers set up wilderness base camp to continue Stevens search

September 15, 2017 A 28-year-old New Jersey man still had not been found as of late Friday afternoon, and forest rangers have set up a backcountry base camp from which to continue the search over the weekend if... more »»

EYE ON EDUCATION: Could new seats help kids learn?

September 15, 2017 LAKE PLACID — In years past, when Allison Smith would see one of her fourth-grade students reclining in a chair during a lesson, she’d relay a token instruction. “Four on the floor!” she’d shout. more »»

Jacqueline Altman’s love of art, talent blossoms

September 15, 2017 LAKE PLACID — How do some people become artists? With Jacqueline Altman, it began as a small child emulating her mother, who liked to doodle, she said. more »»



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