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Thaw is an obstacle for ESG Winter Games

February 1, 2016 Empire State Winter Games organizers will meet today to plan how to handle a bout of warm weather as the northern Adirondacks gets ready to welcome more than 1,300 athletes, from teenagers to senior... more »»

Stress test: AuSable district improves, but difficulties remain

February 1, 2016 The North Country rates as one of the state’s strongest regions for schools stability, but Tupper Lake and AuSable Valley still face difficulties, though they are improving. more »»

Liver transplant goes ‘perfect’ for Rik Cassidy

January 30, 2016 LAKE PLACID — Rik Cassidy received a liver transplant Friday, Jan. 29 after a nine-day stay at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. more »»

Joe Pete Wilson: Skiing and chuckling all the way

January 30, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — It all started when Joe Pete Wilson was a kid. His parents worked and lived in Lake Placid, where he was born, but they bought a farm in Keene when he was still a young’u. more »»

Pond hockey invasion

January 30, 2016 LAKE PLACID — Sticks, skates, helmets, pucks, snowbanks, a wide array of classy and wacky uniforms, and of course, ice. more »»

Man drowns after falling into Schroon Lake on snowshoes

January 29, 2016 SCHROON LAKE — A 66-year-old man was found dead after he snowshoed out onto Schroon Lake and fell into water that wasn’t frozen, according to the New York State Police. more »»

Detox would provide addicts with ‘crucial’ treatment

January 29, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — For local residents addicted to heroin and other opioids, a proposed new detox center in Schuyler Falls could be a first step in recover. more »»

SMALL WORLD: Placid pitch

January 28, 2016 LAKE PLACID — A 1985 phone call from Stuart Hemsley’s mother changed his life foreve. more »»

UP CLOSE: Full moon at Cascade

January 28, 2016 LAKE PLACID — The story behind the three-decade history of the Cascade Cross Country Ski Center’s Full Moon Party echoes the kind of classic two-part tale that comprises so much of what makes this... more »»

Where in the world is USA Luge?

January 28, 2016 Konigssee, Germany The USA Luge senior team will be competing in the 46th FIL World Championships Jan. 30-31 in Konigssee, Germany. World Cup races will continue on Feb. more »»

Lake Placid leaders debate future of village’s event economy

January 28, 2016 LAKE PLACID — At the Lake Placid Conference Center Tuesday, Jan. more »»

Town, village officials keep watchful eye on Mirror Lake ice

January 28, 2016 LAKE PLACID — Despite this winter’s warm weather, including rain showers earlier this week, the annual CAN/AM Pond Hockey Tournament on Mirror Lake from Jan. more »»

Adirondack Wind Ensemble returns to LPCA

January 28, 2016 LAKE PLACID — “Concert performances by members of this community for members of this community” may as well be the Adirondack Wind Ensemble’s mission statement, and Dan Gordon, its founder, presiden... more »»

LPHS Winter Carnival set for next weekend

January 28, 2016 LAKE PLACID — The 73rd Lake Placid High School Winter Carnival will take place from Thursday, Feb. 4 through Saturday, Feb. 6. Opening Ceremonies will be at 11:30 a.m. Feb. more »»

Car sharing provides cheap trips for skiers, snowboarders

January 26, 2016 LAKE PLACID — Thanks to a new online car-sharing service dubbed Shredshare, Kim Dumo and a group of avid New York City area snowboarders escaped the blizzard and found their way to Whiteface Mountai... more »»

Late-leaving loons rescued from encroaching ice

January 26, 2016 RAY BROOK — Local loon rescuers have been kept busy this winter, despite the fact that most loons are typically gone from the area by the beginning of January. more »»

Flurry of activity on Mirror Lake

January 23, 2016 LAKE PLACID — A couple dozen people gathered atop 8 inches of Mirror Lake ice Friday afternoon outside the Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort, skating for the first time this season. more »»

Going to bat for bats

January 23, 2016 The northern long-eared bat was once a common sight in Adirondack evening skies, but it has become far less so in the last several years. more »»

Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Ice Palace work begins Monday

January 23, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — Above-average temperatures to start the winter couldn’t hold back a much-anticipated annual tradition. more »»



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