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National Sports Academy succumbs to financial troubles (2nd update)

May 22, 2015 LAKE PLACID — National Sports Academy will close at the end of the month, right after graduation, and won’t reopen in the fall. more »»

 
 
 

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National Sports Academy succumbs to financial troubles (2nd update)

May 22, 2015 LAKE PLACID — National Sports Academy will close at the end of the month, right after graduation, and won’t reopen in the fall. more »»

Keene bridge open to two-way traffic this weekend

May 22, 2015 KEENE — The state Department of Transportation will open a bridge here to two-way traffic during what’s expected to be a busy holiday weekend. Starting Friday at 2 p.m. more »»

Food pantry may close

May 22, 2015 GABRIELS — Barb Marshall isn’t sure the St. Paul’s-Assumption Food Pantry will make it to the end of the yea. more »»

APA sees increase in tower projects

May 22, 2015 RAY BROOK — State Adirondack Park Agency staff are seeing an influx of applications for new tower projects in the Park. more »»

New weather station network on tap

May 22, 2015 A planned statewide network of 125 weather stations would include nearly 20 sites inside the Adirondack Park. more »»

Local Sports

National Sports Academy succumbs to financial troubles (2nd update)

May 22, 2015 LAKE PLACID — National Sports Academy will close at the end of the month, right after graduation, and won’t reopen in the fall. more »»

Bombers break through for title

May 22, 2015 SARANAC INN — After enduring close battles with rival Saranac Lake over the past two seasons for both the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference and postseason titles, Lake Placid’s golfers weren’t... more »»

Victoria races kick off trail series

May 22, 2015 LAKE PLACID — Competitors in the Victoria Day trail running and mountain bike races were greeted with 70-degree temperatures and a challenging hilly course at Mount Van Hoevenberg, Sunday, May 17. more »»

Placid Planet Time Trial

May 22, 2015 LAKE PLACID — The Placid Planet Bicycles Time Trial Series continued Wednesday, with 20 cyclists taking on the course on River Road for the third of six races. more »»

Beekmantown ends Red Storm’s softball season

May 22, 2015 BEEKMANTOWN — The Beekmantown softball team scored early and often on the way to handing Saranac Lake an 18-2 loss in the quarterfinal round of the Section VII, Class B tournament Thursday. more »»

Obituaries

Graveside Service: George W. Sullivan

May 22, 2015 George William Sullivan, 87, a resident of Lake Placid, and The Villages, Florida, passed away Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs, Colorado. M. more »»

Lewis J. DeFuria

May 18, 2015 Lewis J. DeFuria, 69, of 25 Sunset Road, Saranac Lake, died Saturday, May 16, 2015, at Adirondack Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Miami, Florida, on Sept. more »»

Mary ‘Molly’ Buckley

May 18, 2015 Mary “Molly” Buckley, 83, of 25 Franklin Ave., Saranac Lake, died Saturday, May 16, 2015. Born in Massena on Jan. 19, 1932, she was the daughter of John and Irene (Roach) Buckley. more »»

Celebration of Life: Pauline E. Durant

May 18, 2015 A celebration of life has been set for Pauline E. Durant, 82, of 14 Kiwassa Road, Saranac Lake, who died on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. A celebration of life will take place at 10:30 a.m. more »»

Spring Burial: Mildred S. Dupree

May 18, 2015 Interment Services have been set for Mildred S. Dupree, 93, of 39 Winona Ave., Saranac Lake, who died on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015. A graveside service will take place at 2:45 p.m. more »»

Weekender - A&E

‘Disney Live! Three Classic Fairy Tales’

May 21, 2015 At the age of 16, many of us have no idea what we want to do with the rest of our lives; at that age. more »»

Carry the Load ceremony Sunday in Lake Placid

May 21, 2015 LAKE PLACID — A group of locals are organizing a new event this month on Sunday, May 24 to honor those military, police or firefighters who have died serving their countr. more »»

Casting Day May 29 for ‘Super’ Musical

May 21, 2015 KEENE VALLEY — East Branch Friends of the Arts and The Book & Blanket Players Youth Summer Theatre-in-a-Week Program, is back with a musical-in-a-week program. more »»

‘Mad Men’ finale: One too many wrap-ups?

May 21, 2015 About an hour after the “Mad Men” series finale aired, one of my best friends sent me a text message that read, “I really have no idea what to think about the last ‘Mad Men.’” I know how he feels. more »»

‘Other Desert Cities’ kicks off tonight at LPCA

May 21, 2015 LAKE PLACID — Community Theatre Players Inc. will present its spring production, “Other Desert Cities” by Jon Robin Baitz at 7:30 p.m. more »»

Outdoors

Hikers urged to avoid Ad’k peaks during mud season

May 19, 2015 RAY BROOK (AP) — It’s mud season in the Adirondacks, and the state Department of Environmental Conservation is urging hikers to postpone hikes on trails above 3,000 feet until mid-June. more »»

Anglers take two on West Branch

May 18, 2015 WILMINGTON — The 16th annual Two-Fly Challenge attracted 71 anglers to the catch-and-release section of the West Branch of the AuSable River on Friday and Saturday. more »»

Paddlers go ’Round the Mountain

May 18, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — It’s tough to beat paddling on a perfect day. more »»

Historic 2011 flooding prompts water study

May 18, 2015 SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, Quebec — Unprecedented flooding in 2011 in Lake Champlain and the Richelieu River, which drains the lake north into Quebec, is prompting scientists in the United States an... more »»

N.Y. proposes management plan for Camp Santanoni

May 18, 2015 NEWCOMB (AP) — The Department of Environmental Conservation is taking public comments through June 12 on an updated management plan for Camp Santanoni in the Adirondacks. more »»

Editorials

Blame everyone and no one for hectic election

May 21, 2015 Voting yesterday at Saranac Lake High School was a bit of a mess, but school district staff members and volunteer poll workers toughed it out and prevailed at the end of a long day. more »»

Two terms enough for legislative leaders

May 20, 2015 We think the recent arrest of another New York state politician shows how term limits for leadership roles could be helpful in limiting corruption. State Sen. more »»

Inviting nonwhite people to the Adirondacks

May 16, 2015 Last weekend’s John Brown Day celebration of Brother Yusuf Burgess nudged us toward writing about a question that’s been kicking around in our heads for years: People move to the Adirondacks from al... more »»

Best to use public email for public roles

May 15, 2015 An April essay by Saranac Lake native Adam Federman prompted our senior staff writer, Chris Knight, to report Wednesday about local elected leaders using their personal email accounts for public as... more »»

Online tests must wait on broadband

May 14, 2015 Among complaints many educators make about the federally driven Common Core school standards is that administering required tests is an enormous challenge. more »»

People News

LP Middle-High School 3rd-quarter honor roll

May 20, 2015 Grade 12 High Honors Angelopoulos, Tucker Armstrong, Nina Barney, Payton Bimonte, Elizabeth Blair, Cheyenne Borden, Saige Bushy, Elena Chris, Rachel Craig, Carlton Damp, Ryan Eaton, Emily Gallagher,... more »»

Suzanne earns master’s degree from Everest U.

May 20, 2015 LAKE PLACID — Gregory Suzanne Jr. of Lake Placid received his Master of Science in Criminal Justice, summa cum laude, on Jan. 9 from Everest University online college, based in Florida. more »»

Dubee earns degree from Coastal Carolina

May 20, 2015 CONWAY, S.C. — Jacquelyn Dubee of Saranac Lake graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in exercise and sport science from Coastal Carolina University. more »»

Friends & Neighbors

Lisa J. Godfrey: Trying to visually organize a pack of dogs

March 30, 2015 Lisa J. Godfrey’s life doesn’t revolve around dogs. It also doesn’t not revolve around dogs eithe. more »»

Dan Sullivan: Nurturing in nature, body, mind and spirit

March 16, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — “Creating world peace one body at a time,” is Dan Sullivan’s favorite saying. more »»

Dr. David Balestrini: ‘The Ironman is now off my bucket list'

March 9, 2015 LAKE PLACID — Dentist David Balestrini was happy when he finished in the top 18 percent overall and the top 15 percent in his age group in the Lake Placid Ironman on July 27, 201. more »»

A love of coffee brews idea

February 25, 2015 Jecinda Hughes was born and raised in Tennessee, and a Southern drawl still permeates her speech. more »»

John Brown’s Farm — not as desolate in winter as one might imagine

January 28, 2015 It’s been 156 years since John Brown, the abolitionist, was laid to rest in North Elba. By his wishes, he was buried in front of his cabin in the Adirondacks on Dec. 8, 185. more »»

Remarkable Seniors

Keela and Jim Rogers III

April 4, 2015 The written word cannot describe the sound of a voice any more than a thousand words can take the place of one picture. more »»

Butch Hassler, raconteur of Childwold

March 7, 2015 CHILDWOLD — Roger “Butch” Hassler wasn’t born in the Adirondacks, but he moved to Childwold with his family when he was 2. “I was born at an early age, so that was quite a while ago,” he quip. more »»

Ursula Trudeau, a Saranac Lake icon

February 7, 2015 With the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival soon to be upon us, folks from all over will be scrambling to get their newest edition of Garry Trudeau’s Winter Carnival button. more »»

The best memories are close to home

January 10, 2015 The month of December slipped away and it went by without connecting with a Remarkable Senior. Despite the effort, people were busy, time went by and suddenly another deadline loomed. more »»

Memories made on Boulder Island

August 2, 2014 Jean Hardy was 23 when she first came to Boulder Island. As of 2014, she will have spent the past 70 summers here. That is the proud admission of Hardy a summer resident of Upper Saranac Lake. more »»

 
 

 

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