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Author Russell Banks touched lives through his art, heart

KEENE — Russell Banks, a leading author of America, died on Saturday, Jan. 7 at his home surrounded by his family at the age of 82. His editor, Dan Halpern, told The Associated Press that Banks was being treated for cancer. The author of 21 books, two made into the award-winning films ...

Russell Banks, praised author of ‘Cloudsplitter,’ dies at 82

NEW YORK -- Russell Banks, an award-winning fiction writer who rooted such novels as “Affliction” and “The Sweet Hereafter” in the wintry, rural communities of his native Northeast and imagined the dreams and downfalls of everyone from modern blue-collar workers to the radical ...

‘Hotel Hope’ screening in Saranac Lake next Wednesday

SARANAC LAKE — As part of the Saranac Village at Will Rogers’ Road to Retirement series, at 1 p.m. next Wednesday, Jim Griebsch will present “Hotel Hope,” a film about the history of the Will Rogers’ Memorial Hospital, where tuberculosis patients from the entertainment industry came ...

It’s movie time!

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Film Festival returns to the Olympic village for four days of film screenings, special events and seminars on Thursday, Oct. 20 to Sunday, Oct. 23. Various venues around the village will play host, including the High Peaks Resort (festival headquarters), Palace ...

Lake Placid Film Festival schedule has something for everyone

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Film Festival returns to the Olympic village for four days of film screenings, special events and seminars on Thursday, Oct. 20 to Sunday, Oct. 23. Various venues around the village will play host, including the High Peaks Resort (festival headquarters), Palace ...

‘Putting on the foil’

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid Film Festival organizers couldn’t get actor Paul Newman as a special guest to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the iconic film “Slap Shot.” He’s no longer with us. So they did the next best thing; they invited a Hanson Brother. Steve Carlson — who ...