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Barry E. Magee

May 24, 2016 Barry E. Magee, 71, of Middletown died peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, surrounded by family and friends at Newport Hospital. Born on Ja. more »»

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Sunmount Stress

Lawmakers question de-institutionalizing disabled

October 21, 2015 ALBANY — Several New York state lawmakers raised concerns Tuesday about federal and state policies to move more disabled people from institutions to community residences and managed care for... more »»

Clinton prison escape

Assembly committee to examine New York prison system

December 2, 2015 ALBANY (AP) — An Assembly hearing on the state prison system is expected to examine the recent escape of two killers from a maximum-security facility, alleged abuse by guards and the quality of... more »»

NCCC on Edge

NCCC crisis looms

December 15, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — As its enrollment continues to plummet, North Country Community College is bracing for the possibility of deeper budget cut. more »»

Clinton prison escape

Franklin County won’t prosecute Sweat

January 29, 2016 The new Franklin County District Attorney says it wouldn’t make any sense for his office to spend time and money prosecuting David Sweat. more »»

Sunmount Stress

Two former Sunmount staffers convicted

February 5, 2016 Two former employees of Sunmount Developmental Disabilities Services Office have reached plea agreements with the Franklin County district attorney’s office for their roles in an assault on a... more »»

Saranac Lake Winter Carnival

Ice Palace entrance blocked off

February 15, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — The front entrance to the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Ice Palace was blocked off today after large cracks were discovered in its two archways. more »»

Clinton prison escape

Former guard pleads guilty to unwittingly helping prisoners escape

February 29, 2016 PLATTSBURGH (AP) — A former guard has admitted he unwittingly helped two killers escape from a northern New York prison by smuggling in tools. more »»

Sunmount Stress

Sunmount resident found 10 miles away

March 1, 2016 TUPPER LAKE — A man with a history of sexually abusing a young girl left his Sunmount group home for people with developmental disabilities without permission early Monda. more »»

Clinton prison escape

Guard implicated in Clinton prison break pleads guilty

March 1, 2016 PLATTSBURGH (AP) — A guard who unwittingly helped two killers escape from a northern New York prison by smuggling in pliers, a screwdriver and a hacksaw blade hidden in hamburger meat was sentenced... more »»

NCCC on Edge

NCCC faculty, board still at odds

March 10, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — Five months later, and not much has changed. more »»

Sunmount Stress

Sunmount worker acquitted of charges

March 12, 2016 A jury found Thomas . more »»

Saranac Lake Winter Carnival

Winter Carnival Committee proposes 5 theme options for 2017

March 16, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — Will it be clowns, critters, sorcerers, sunbathers or mariachi bands boogying down Broadway in next year’s Saranac Lake Winter Carnival parade? That’s partly up to you. more »»

Sunmount Stress

Sunmount trials delayed

March 25, 2016 MALONE — Five defendants accused of covering up an assault on a resident of Sunmount Developmental Disabilities Services Office’s Tupper Lake facilities saw their days in Franklin County Court... more »»

Rail/trail debate

Rail bike business is expanding

April 2, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — A local rail bike company used to be one of a kind in the United States. Now the success of its first year has spawned not only its own expansion plans but some competition as well. more »»

NCCC on Edge

NCCC board, Senate begin dialogue

April 5, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — A journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single ste. more »»

Saranac Lake Winter Carnival

'Adirondack Wildlife' will be next Winter Carnival theme

April 12, 2016 SARANAC LAKE – Members of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee have chosen “Adirondack Wildlife” as the theme for the 2017 Carniva. more »»

Rail/trail debate

Railroad reports that 2015 sales broke record

April 16, 2016 UTICA — The Adirondack Scenic Railroad announced it broke its sales record in 2015 by carrying more than 74,000 passengers, an all-time high for the 24-year old organizatio. more »»

Sunmount Stress

Sex offender walks out of Sunmount house — again

April 29, 2016 TUPPER LAKE — On Monday night, for the second time in as many months, convicted sex offender Adam Vanvalkenburg left his state group home for people with developmental disabilities without permission. more »»

Rail/trail debate

NCCC on Edge

Mediator, moderator, reviewer?

May 12, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — Taking a recommendation from the group Voters for Change, North Country Community College’s faculty union wants an independent “reviewer” to investigate the issues it has raised with... more »»

Rail/trail debate

North Elba board backs state rail-trail plan

May 14, 2016 LAKE PLACID — The North Elba Town Council on Tuesday endorsed the state’s plan to reconstruct the Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor, which includes replacing the railroad between Lake Placid and... more »»

NCCC on Edge

Tuition raised

May 17, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — Tuition and fees for North Country Community College students will increase under a proposed 2016-17 budget that slashes spending by more than $850,000. more »»

Rail/trail debate

Governor green-lights rail-trail plan

May 17, 2016 Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced $23 million in funding for a plan to split the state-owned Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor into one section for trains and another for a trail. more »»

NCCC on Edge

Blair resigns from NCCC board

May 18, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — A longtime member of North Country Community College’s Board of Trustees has stepped down. more »»

Rail/trail debate

Sunmount Stress

Jury clears Sunmount worker of charges

May 21, 2016 TUPPER LAKE — Not guilty. Two simple words that can change a life forever. more »»

Rail/trail debate

ARTA celebrates with Placid-Albany bike ride

May 25, 2016 The Adirondack Recreational Trail Advocates will host a series of bike relays stretching the 190 miles from Lake Placid to Albany to thank Gov. more »»

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