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DEC warns of extremely cold temperatures in the Adirondacks

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ALBANY - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Tuesday, Dec. 26, warned outdoor enthusiasts that extreme cold temperatures and wind chills are forecast across the Adirondack North Country region through the upcoming holiday weekend.Those planning to venture outdoors - ...

Rail car company will remove its tankers from Adirondack track

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Union Tank Car Company on Tuesday announced it has ordered removal of all of its rail cars from New York's Adirondack Park.A total of approximately 65 empty, cleaned tank cars owned by Chicago-based Union Tank Car had been temporarily placed on rail lines controlled by the Iowa Pacific ...

Songs of the season

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SARANAC LAKE - Normally a conductor stands while he or she instructs a chorus. Unfortunately for Karen Butters, musical director for the Adirondack Singers, she had just gone through foot surgery. During a rehearsal, with her leg wrapped in a magenta cast and propped up on a chair, she started ...

Calling it quits after 91 years

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LAKE PLACID - The Kiwanis Club of Lake Placid would have been 91 years old on Dec. 8.Now, instead of having dinner together at Mr. Mike's Pizza on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, members have free time to do other things. After almost a century of community service for the children ...

LPHS grad hands Kiwanis Club charter in 1926

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LAKE PLACID - The Kiwanis Club of Lake Placid began during the first few days of November 1926. Lake Placid was still a growing resort town, and part of its growth included the establishment of social clubs and organizations, such as the chamber of commerce and the Lake Placid Outing and ...

UP CLOSE: Zamboni days are over

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LAKE PLACID - The head coach of the New York Rangers, Alain Vigneault, walked out on to the skating rink at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid. The ice was at the proper thickness, it was the correct temperature and the Zamboni driver shaved and squeegeed it the exact amount.Vigneault had only ...

Lake Placid village looks to join Green Building Council

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LAKE PLACID - Mayor Craig Randall proposed the village join the U.S. Green Building Council, with consultation from Clarkson University, at the village board meeting Monday night, Dec. 18.The USGBC is a private nonprofit organization that "is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future ...

Misdemeanors charged in drowning case

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LAKE PLACID - After a seven-month investigation, misdemeanor charges have been filed against two people who were among the last to see Saige Borden before her death May 12.On Dec. 14, state police charged Matthew Pilawa, 29, of Lake Placid with criminal nuisance in the second degree for ...

Ball pleads guilty to manslaughter, faces 15 years in prison

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SARANAC LAKE - Former Saranac Lake resident Angela Ball, convicting of murdering Ward Wilbur in 2013, pleaded guilty on Friday, Dec. 15 to a reduced charge of manslaughter in the first degree.In April 2015 Ball was convicted and sentenced to 20 years to life for second-degree murder and 20 ...

Gov. Cuomo seeks to derail Adirondack rail car storage plan

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ALBANY (AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo is asking a federal agency to stop a railroad company from mothballing unused rail cars in the Adirondack Park.The Democrat announced Tuesday that the Department of Environmental Conservation is filing a petition to the Surface Transportation Board seeking to ...

NY raises bar for nursing students

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SARANAC LAKE - After 14 years of lobbying, a national movement to raise the educational requirements for nurses gained its first victory in New York state.The "BSN in 10" bill, championed by organizations from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to the American Association of Retired Persons, ...

Big Tupper Ski Area scheduled to re-open next winter

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TUPPER LAKE - The developers of the Adirondack Club and Resort project developers and caretakers of the Big Tupper Ski Area say they plan to open up the currently dormant ski mountain at the start of the 2018 season.As construction continues on a road to the ACR's "Great Camp" lots, the owners ...

Local projects awarded economic development funding

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ALBANY - Christmas came early for economic development officials across New York state Wednesday, Dec. 13 with Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration announcing $755 million in funding for hundreds of local efforts to boost the state's business climate.The state's 10 economic regions will split the ...

REDC awards $638K for former Dew Drop Inn improvements

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SARANAC LAKE - New York state's Regional Economic Development council has awarded three separate grants that will aid in the transformation of the former Dew Drop Inn on Broadway."It's a relief," said owner Callie Shelton. "We were at a standstill."Shelton and her husband Randy Coles, doing ...

Tri-Lakes Humane Society celebrates 75th year

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SARANAC LAKE - When it opened in 1942 it was called the Adirondack Animal Welfare Society. Seventy-five years and a few moves later, the Tri-Lakes Humane Society on LaPan Drive in Saranac Lake is still working to improve the lives of domestic animals and their owners.If you're thinking of ...

Repellent maker Carpe Insectae gets $13K state grant

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SARANAC LAKE - Local business Carpe Insectae, which manufactures all-natural insect repellent, has been awarded a grant by the New York State Regional Economic Development Corporation to buy new machinery."The state of New York is really bending over backward to bring business back to upstate," ...

Preview of this week’s Lake Placid News

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LAKE PLACID - In this week's Lake Placid News, we begin with the sounds of the season, the Christmas season, by profiling the three choral groups in the region.Staff Writer Griffin Kelly spent time talking with organizers at the Northern Lights Choir, Adirondack Singers and the Northern ...

Memorable weekend for Morris

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LAKE PLACID - Of all the veterans on the United States luge national team, Taylor Morris had a weekend to remember in Lake Placid.On Friday, the native of Salt Lake City, Utah nailed down his first trip to the Olympics with a fifth-place finish in men's singles on the opening day of the World ...

Ten athletes chosen for U.S. Olympic luge team

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LAKE PLACID - Taylor Morris' eyes filled with tears, for good reason.For four years, he's carried around a burden. He missed qualifying for the 2014 Olympic team by a ridiculously small sliver of time - four one-thousandths of a second. And over those four years, he's dealt with injuries and ...

GIVING BACK: Church group raises money for mission trips

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LAKE PLACID - Hayden Plank is 16 years old, but he's also a world traveler and highly empathetic person who wants to help others. A member of the Adirondack Community Church youth group, he and about 20 other students will be attending one of two mission trips next summer.In July, the ACC youth ...