Archives for June 2018

Heritage Walk Considered For Tupper Lake

A heritage walk for Tupper Lake is being put together by the the nonprofit group Adirondack Residents Intent on Saving their Economy. ARISE hopes to have it up and walking next year. The group has operated the Big Tupper Ski Area after it had shut down for about ten years. They see the walk as an outdoor museum that would have a path meandering through some of the buildings and sites with historical significance in town; places like the former Ginsberg’s department store building, the Junction traine depot or maybe the shore of Raquette Pond. Signs and plaques would share information about the places and people that make the town what it is today.

Rail Bike Update

We’re learning more about the plans the Adirondack Scenic Railroad has for rail bikes this summer, but not all the details. The company hopes to have them up and running August 17th. The fleet may consist of as many as 10 rail bikes, but only one has been built so far. The models in mind will seat two or four. There is no permit in place from DOT, but there is an application in for a permit. They’re also not clear yet on where the rail bikes would turn around in Lake Clear for the return trip to point A.

NCCC Hiring Architectural Firm To Conduct Technology School Feasibility Study

The North Country Community College Board of Trustees voted today to hire JMZ Architects and Planners of Glens Falls to complete a viability study on a proposed School of Applied Technology in Ticonderoga.
JMZ was one of two companies that responded to a request for proposals issued by the college in May. Both proposals were fully vetted by a five-person review team that included members of the Board of Trustees, faculty and administration. The review team unanimously recommended the selection of JMZ, and college President Dr. Steve Tyrell concurred. MZ will be responsible for reviewing the data collected from the 2016 feasibility study, the work completed by the Ticonderoga Revitalization Alliance and other essential factors so it can provide an independent analysis of the viability of the proposed school. It has assembled a team of professionals with substantial experience in community college program feasibility to conduct this important study.

Outdoor Rec Projects For Adirondacks Complete

Two projects aimed at improving outdoor recreation in the Adirondacks are done, say state officials. One is in Peru, the other in Hopkinton and the combined cost is $214,000. Most of the access road to AuSable Point Campground was repaved, also a new playground was installed. Thoe improvements rang up at $195,000. it was part of the Adventure NY initiative, which will result in 75 such projects being completed over the next three years

Summer Skating Season Nearing

The 2018 summer skating series opens July 6 with Friday’s Freaky Friday and July 7 with the Saturday Night Ice Show at the Olympic Center, in Lake Placid, N.Y. Both events will be held in the Center’s 1932 Rink Jack Shea Arena. The rink, training ground for countless world-class skaters, is testament to Lake Placid’s Olympic heritage. Ashley Cain and Tim LeDuc are the featured skaters during Saturday’s opening night. The pairs team most recently captured the 2018 Four Continents silver medal and the 2017 U.S. national championship bronze medal.Find out more, lakeplacidskating.com.

Special Board Of Trustees Meeting In Lake Placid Thursday

A special meeting of the board of trustees in the Village of Lake Placid is happening Thursday. The purpose is to consider adoption of a new budget. Also, the meeting will address rehiring a police officer and the water/ sewer relevy. The meeting gets under in the first floor meeting room of the North Elba Town Hall, 2693 Main Street, at 4pm.

Tupper Lake Drinking Water Update

Sometimes things do get worse before they get better…case in point, Tupper Lake’s drinking water. As part of a six million dollar project to provide the village with water from wells on a high ridge separating Pitchfork Pond and a wetland area owned by Lyme Timber Company on the west side of town, there will be some sentiment shake up later this week. When the water flow changes, either Thursday or Friday, sediment will get shaken looe and it will end up i n residential pipes. The village will be performing routine hydrant flushes to speed up the process, but the inconvenience could last a week.

Cobb Captures Congressional Primary

56 percent of voters got behind Tedra Cobb in the congressional primary Tuesday and she’ll represent Democrats in November’s general election. Dylan Ratigan finished in second with just under 12 percent of the vote and Katie Wilson finished with 11.7 percent. Also, Emily Martz garnered 10.4 percent of the tally and Patrick Wilson had 9 percent. Cobb is the only one of the five with experience in elected office.
Cobb takes on incumbent U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, in November.

Cycle Adirondacks Featuring New Community Entertainment

Cycle Adirondacks all-new 3-Day road cycling event, the Weekender at Paul Smith’s College – will feature two days of free community entertainment on June 29 and 30. Up first is an interactive program with Adirondack Raptors led by master falconer Mark Manske. The Friday, June 29 program will begin at 7 p.m. at the St. Regis Café located in the Joan Weill Student Center at Paul Smith’s College.
On Saturday, June 30 the free community entertainment continues at the Paul Smith’s College VIC from 3-7 p.m. with a Pollinator Party presented by ADK Action.

Youth LAX Tournament Continues Tuesday, Wednesday

Lake Placid Summit Youth Classic Lacrosse continues today and tomorrow. The Lake Placid Youth Classic is designed as a competitive and fun youth lacrosse tournament in the heart of the Adirondacks, with an exciting festival atmosphere. Focused on player development through increasingly balanced competition, and fun off-field activities, we often refer to the Youth Classic as a ‘Lax-Cation’ opportunity. Vacation atmosphere, with a tournament schedule built to concentrate games, allowing plenty of time to enjoy local Adirondack-style activities with family, friends and teammates.