Archives for August 2018

Rock The Arc Saturday

The Adirondack Arc is having its seventh annual Rock the Arc festival to be held on August 25, 2018, at the municipal ball field in Tupper Lake. The event will begin at Noon and feature live music all day, games and fun for kids of all ages, delicious food and vendors selling a variety of wares. The 500 Club Raffle will also be back in it’s 6th year giving a top prize of $10,000 to one lucky winner! Other cash prizes include a $4,000 winner, two $1,000 winners, and ten $200 winners! This year the proceeds from the event will go toward The Adirondack Arc’s children’s programs. The Adirondack Arc is incorporated as a 501(c)(3), and provides services including residential, educational, family support, respite and advocacy.

New Name For Local Athletic Field

Ken Wilson’s name will be joined by John Raymond’s atop the Saranac Lake Middle School-Petrova Elementary field. Ken Wilson Field will now be called Wilson-Raymond Field in honor of long-time football coach and educator John Raymond. The vote on the name change was unanimous after a public hearing by the board of education this week. Raymond worked in the district starting in 1964 and led the football team to multiple championships. He retired from coaching in 1998 and died in 2016 at age 73.

Lumberjack Regatta Coming To Tupper Lake

The waters of Big Tupper Lake will welcome the 20th Annual Thistle “Lumberjack Regatta” on Saturday, August 25th for two days of racing. Sponsored by the Tupper Lake Rotary Club and organized by Elmer Richards and Jim Woods, the regatta with feature three races starting at noon on Saturday and an additional two races on Sunday schedule for 10am & 1:30pm. Following the races on Sunday an awards ceremony will be held.

Adirondack Council Warns Of Pullback On Clean Power Plan

The Adirondack Park’s largest environmental organization today said the Trump administration’s proposed replacement for the Obama-Era Clean Power Plan won’t protect the Adirondack Park from a rapidly warming climate and will delay the park’s recovery from decades of acid rain. The Clean Power Plan would have required 32 percent cuts in carbon dioxide from power plants by 2030. The plan proposed by the Trump administration on Tuesday contains a less than 1.5 percent in cuts in carbon or other pollutants. The Clean Power Plan would also have reduced airborne soot and smog pollution. The proposed plan requires only that states consider establishing standards based on a scientifically questionable set of efficiency adjustments at power plants. EPA’s own analysis tallies the environmental and public health benefits that would be lost under the proposed rule, compared to the Clean Power Plan.

Adirondack Health Foundation Surpasses Community Goal

After two years of steady progress, the Adirondack Health Foundation has surpassed the $12 million community goal established for the Future of Care Campaign.
The Future of Care Campaign supports Adirondack Health’s $45.8 million capital improvement project, which includes the construction of a new health and medical fitness center on Old Military Road in Lake Placid and a new surgical services wing and MRI suite at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake. Between donations, grants, bequests and proceeds from special events, the comprehensive total amount raised has grown to more than $16 million. The new Lake Placid Health and Medical Fitness Center will upgrade Adirondack Health’s primary care, emergency medicine, laboratory, diagnostic imaging, dental and physical therapy/sports medicine facilities. It will also house the region’s first medically integrated fitness center, aligning clinical guidance with targeted physical activity.

Rain Deficit This Summer In The High Peaks

Rain has saturated summer for many areas of New York but a system of weather stations installed after Tropical Storm Irene indicates the High Peaks region is running a deficit. According to the system we’re about 5 to 7 inches below expected rainfall amounts. The Catskills, for instance, according to the same system, has received a foot more rain than predicted and the Finger Lakes region got awalloped recently and had to cancel a multi-day music festival resulting in 25 to 30 million dollars in economic losses.

Grants For Emergency Services, 9-1-1 Response Operations

A combined $400,000 is headed to Franklin and Essex counties to help with emergency services dispatch and 911 response upgrades. The money is part of an annual $10 million state grant that is awarded to 57 counties across the state and New York City. . Essex County was awarded $228,820 and Franklin County was awarded $174,770

Man Busted For Allegedly Stealing Heating Oil From LPHS

A man suspected of stealing heating oil from Lake Placid Middle and High School has been arrested and charged. Police had developed information that the thefts were happening and issued a bulletin about a suspect vehicle. A state trooper who saw the bulletin, spotted the vehicle parked on State Route 73 in North Eleba. He reported it to Lake Placid Police who arrested 48 year old Robert Detter of Pennsylvania. He had tanks hidden in his box truck where he stored the stolen oil, which was taken on two separate occasions earlier this month and totaled 2200 gallons. He’s charged with grand larceny.

Cold Brook Bridge Closure Leads To Lengthy, Bumpy Rides For Some

The closure of the Cold Brook Bridge is making for a lengthy and bumpy detour for some residents. The Route 3 detour is turning a quick three mile ride down to the main road, a longer proposition via True Brook Road. On top of that, the closure of the span is indefinite as structural deficiencies are checked out. The bridge was shut down on August 9th and ultimately the county will meet with a design consultant to determine what repairs are necessary.

Cycle Adirondacks Tour

A partnership with Adirondack Health will allow Cycle Adirondacks annual weeklong road cycling tour – the Ultimate Cycling Vacation – to feature more local farms and food than ever before.
Now in its fourth year, the Aug. 18-24 event will welcome 230 cyclists from all over the region and beyond.
The 2018 partnership with Adirondack Health has allowed CycleADK to work with The Hub on the Hill, a rural food hub supporting farmers and small food businesses in the Adirondack-North Country region, and event caterer Mazzone Hospitality to source fresh local produce for each day of the tour, featuring a complete farm-to-table dinner on Thursday, August 23 in North Creek.