Stefanik Critical Of Cuomo’s COVID-19 Response In Nursing Homes

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik is critical of Governor Cuomo’s handling of COVID-19 cases in nursing homes. She says, “Families who are grieving the loss of loved ones in nursing homes have reached out to me to share their heartbreaking stories and have asked for answers. Governor Cuomo’s decision to mandate nursing homes accept COVID-19 patients completely disregards the case-by-case approach recommended by CDC.”

Virtual 5K May 31st

The Adirondack Coast Super Heroes 5K takes place Sunday, May 31. virtually. Instead of gathering at a single race course location, participants of the Super Heroes 5K will run a 5K of their own on May 31 and submit their results online. Runners are reminded to activate their favorite GPS tracking watch or smartphone mapping app to ensure they run the entire distance. Participants can expect to receive a reminder email or text message on race morning with instructions on how to submit their results.

Ranger Rescue In Keen

A ranger rescue in the town of Keene. A 20 year old Syracuse man got lost on Giant Mountain after leaving the group he was with to go back down. .Essex County 911 provided coordinates that placed the hiker near Putnam Brook. After a first attempt to find him failed, the coordinates were remapped and rangers found the man and took him to the trailhead where he was reunited with his group.

PSC AWI Providing Free Boat Inspections And Decontaminations

Paul Smith’s College Adirondack Watershed Institute (PSC AWI) will be providing free boat inspections and decontaminations starting Memorial Day weekend at nearly 100 locations across the region to help the public stop the spread of aquatic invasive species. PSC AWI operates the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) Adirondack Aquatic Invasive Species Spread Prevention Program to help the public observe New York’s Aquatic Invasive Species Spread Prevention law which prohibits invasive plants and animals on boats launching into the state’s lakes, ponds and rivers. The program includes decontamination stations and boat inspection locations at popular boat launches throughout the Adirondacks
PSC AWI staff inspect boats, educate visitors about aquatic invasive species, and decontaminate any boat to meet the Clean, Drain, and Dry standard required by New York State.

You Can See The NCCC Virtual Commencement Celebration That Happened Saturday

North Country Community College held a Live Virtual Commencement Celebration on Zoom on Saturday, May 16, 2020. The virtual ceremony, available online at, provided an opportunity for the college community, and those who joined online, to acknowledge and cheer North Country’s 280 graduates from 25 different programs across the college’s three campuses: Malone, Saranac Lake and Ticonderoga. More than 240 people were logged into the Zoom session and were able to send congratulatory chat messages to each other as they watched the presentation.

Chamber President Reacts To Border Restrictions Extension

Garry Douglas, President of the North Country Chamber of Commerce is reacting to an extension of border restrictions to June 21st. He says in a statement. “We can only hope that conditions in both countries are sufficiently improved and progressing by June 21 that we can avoid another extension thereafter,” Douglas notes the extension will especially impact seasonal businesses who would normally be hosting many Canadian customers at this time of year, including marinas, campgrounds, hotels, golf courses, restaurants and shopping destinations among other

Clarence Petty Dies At 104

Adirondack legend Clarence Petty has died. Petty began life on Upper Saranac Lake and later moved with his family to Coreys, graduating from Saranac Lake High School and the College of Forestry. He worked in the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression and was a pilot during World War Two. Later he worked for the Conservation Department and the Adirondack Park Agency Petty was 104.

Another Commitment For US Biathlon At PSC

US Biathlon and Paul Smith’s College (PSC) continued their sport and education initiative Monday with the addition of Vincent Bonacci to the college campus in the fall. Bonacci, from Salt Lake City, becomes the third student/athlete from US Biathlon to commit to the college since this sport and education program started. The biathlon national governing body and PSC formalized a relationship last fall.

Adirondack Health Finalizes COVID-19 Mobile Testing Locations

Adirondack Health has finalized COVID-19 mobile testing locations in Essex and Franklin counties for the week. Days, times and locations may change week to week.

Tuesday, May 19, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Saranac Lake High School student parking lot, 79 Canaras Ave., Saranac Lake, NY 12983 (please enter via Edgewood Road)

Tuesday, May 19, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Keene Health Center, 2841 St. Rte. 73, Keene, NY 12942

Wednesday, May 20, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Northwood School parking lot, 92 Northwood Rd., Lake Placid, NY 12946

Thursday, May 21, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., L.P. Quinn Elementary School, 294 Hosley Ave., Tupper Lake, NY 12986

Friday, May 22, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., St. Regis Falls Health Center, 6 N. Main St., St. Regis Falls, NY 12980

No Franklin County Fair This Year

The Franklin County Fair board has decided to not go forward with the 2020 Franklin County
Fair August 2020. This is due to the concerns of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We
appreciate the fair has meaning to so many with the Agricultural exhibits, Rides on the Midway,
Food Stands, and grandstand entertainment with friends and family. This is why this decision
did not come lightly. Waiting to a later date would have caused hardship on our vendors who
plan for the 10 day event. Monies raised during the 10 day event go toward expenses and
prepare for the next year. With the cancellation of this year’s fair donations to the Franklin
County Agricultural Society will be gratefully appreciated.