Paul Smith’s College And SUNY Adirondack Announce Scholarship Program

Paul Smith’s College and SUNY Adirondack have agreed to a scholarship program that allows past and future graduates of the Queensbury, N.Y., college to enroll at Paul Smith’s at a significantly discounted tuition rate. Under the Tuition Scholarship Program, SUNY Adirondack graduates will be able to work toward a bachelor’s degree at Paul Smith’s with a tuition cost no higher than that of a four-year SUNY school, or $9,170 for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Wild Center Winter Week

The Wild Center’s Winter Week is upcoming. The Wild Center will be open all week from February 14th-February 23rd with winter programming, including live animal encounters, warm winter beverages, and wintertime watercolor projects. You can learn to ice fish on Greenleaf Pond and uncover the mysteries of how Adirondack animals survive in winter, venture the trails on a guided snowshoe hike, or see how the world changes with the seasons in Planet Adirondack, according to the Adirondack Daily Enterprise.

Lake Placid Biz Owners Want To State To Review Main Street Project

Dozens of business owners and residents in Lake Placid have signed a letter calling for the state Department of Transportation to initiate a “public review” of the village’s Main Street project. The Adirondack Daily Enterprise reports that the projection for the $8 million overhaul would be the foundation for a rebirth of sorts but business owners say the planning process has been sketchy, with little to no public input.

LI Man Charged With Cross Country Ski Center Trail Vandalism

A Long Island man faces charges in connection with trails left damaged back in October at a Lake Placid cross-country ski center. New York State Police arrested 35 year old Ryan Prezioso on Tuesday after a warrant was issued back in October. Authorities say Prezioso drove a Toyota 4-Runner on the cross country ski trails back in June. He was caught on surveillance video.

Adirondack Non Profits Thank Governor For Funding

Leaders of several Adirondack not-for-profit organizations today thanked Gov. Andrew Cuomo for adopting the Adirondack Diversity Initiative (ADI) by including $250,000 in state funding for the program in his Executive Budget proposal to the NYS Legislature. The Adirondack Diversity Initiative began as a grass-roots effort, functioning on volunteer leadership for more than five years. It has now been transformed into a professionally directed entity via funding from the Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Ranger Rescue In North Elba

A ranger rescue in North Elba. Dispatch got a call from the Lake Placid Police Department regarding two hikers who did not return to their hotel in Lake Placid after hiking Whiteface Mountain. Rangers responded with UTVs and began sweeping the trail past Connery Pond to the Whiteface Summit. The 38-year-old male and 33-year-old female hiker from Ithaca had intended to summit Whiteface via the Connery Pond trail but never made it to the summit. After losing the trail and hiking through waist deep snow, they kept moving throughout the night and found the trail at 8 a.m. At 10:55 a.m., a ranger located the hikers just past the wilderness gate at Connery Pond and walked them out, cold, but otherwise okay.

Wednesday Evening: Housing Needs Assessment Results Released

The Town of North Elba and Village of Lake Placid are set to unveil the results of a Joint Community Housing Needs Assessment Wednesday evening. A public presentation of the findings will be held on Wednesday January 22nd at 6 p.m. in the Lake Placid High School Auditorium. The study includes information regarding identified critical community housing issues, the estimated additional housing needed in the community, and recommendations for addressing those issues and needs. A Community Open House was held in November and an online survey was distributed in December to collect public input for the assessment. Those results will also be presented.

Spouses Of Active Duty Military Eligible For NCCC Scholarships

Spouses of active duty service members can receive scholarships to attend North Country Community College under a special Department of Defense program. The college received notification in December that it has been approved as a provider of the My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Scholarship, which provides up to $4,000 of tuition assistance to eligible military spouses. The scholarship assists military spouses in pursuing licenses, certificates, certifications or associate degrees necessary to gain employment in high-demand, high-growth portable career fields and occupations. At North Country Community College, military spouses can use the scholarship to pursue an associate’s degree or certificate in more than 20 fields, including Practical Nursing, Radiology, Massage Therapy, Business, Wilderness Recreation, Human Services and Environmental Science.

Arts And Culture Advisory Board Meets Wednesday In Saranac Lake

In Saranac Lake, the Arts and Culture Advisory Board Meeting meets Wednesday, from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm at the village office.
ACAB (Arts & Culture Advisory Board) meets once a month in the Village Board Room to discuss plans and policies that help to promote the arts in Saranac Lake. This is a volunteer group that is always looking for more volunteers to help facilitate community events. To get on the agenda for any upcoming meeting, contact the Village of Saranac Lake Community Development Department at (518)891-4150 or comdev@saranaclakeny.gov.

SLIGO Beginning Plans For St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

The Saranac Lake Irish Gaelic Organization (SLIGO) met recently to elect officers and begin planning this year’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration. While the holiday falls on a Tuesday this year, SLIGO always schedules the parade and festivities for the Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day. This year, that will be Saturday, March 14. Members voted unanimously to reelect existing officers to additional one-year terms: John Muldowney, president; Ray Scollin; vice president; and Patti Duffy, secretary/treasurer. Kristin Finn was unanimously selected to chair a new membership committee.