Archives for September 2018

Info Session For 2019 International Children’s Winter Games

The public is invited to a gathering on October 11 to learn more about the 2019 International Children’s Winter Games being held in Lake Placid January 6 – 11, 2019.

The informational gathering is 5 – 7 p.m. at the Conference Center at Lake Placid, second floor, 2608 Main Street. The organizing committee will unveil the Games’ mascot and discuss how residents and members of the business community can become involved in the Games, as well as volunteer for the event.

Andrea Henkel Burke, retired biathlete with multiple world championship and Olympic gold medals, will speak on the value of volunteerism and what it means to the student competitors.

Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

Cuomo Says Climate, Not Taxes, Are Pushing People Out Of NY

vNew York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the weather and not the economy is prompting upstate residents to leave the state. The Democrat told reporters Tuesday that while job losses and high taxes once drove people to flee New York, economic conditions have improved under his administration and the people leaving now are looking for a better climate. Cuomo’s remarks came after his GOP opponent, Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, said Cuomo has failed to stem the flow of people leaving New York.

SBA Loan Headed To AEDC In Saranac Lake

The U.S. Small Business Administration has awarded $400,000 in new funds for startup and existing entrepreneurs to Adirondack Economic Development Corporation, based in Saranac Lake. On Wednesday, September 26, SBA Syracuse District Director Bernard J. Paprocki will give a presentation check to AEDC Director Jim Murphy at Forever Wild Beverage Co., a startup producer of fermented foods and beverages that used an SBA microloan from AEDC for equipment, inventory and working capital.
SBA’s microloan program funds are used by intermediaries such as AEDC to make small loans from under $500 up to $50,000 for typical business purposes. The microloan program also provides business-based training and technical assistance to microborrowers to help them be successful at starting or growing their businesses.

Area Student Winner Of Adirondack Bank Scholarship

Shannon Smart has been named the recipient of the Adirondack Bank Scholarship for the 2018-19 academic year at North Country Community College. Shannon lives in Saranac and is a student in the college’s Licensed Practical Nurse program. The Adirondack Bank Scholarship is administered through the North Country Community College Foundation Scholarship Program. The NCCC Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the college and is dedicated to helping NCCC maintain and enhance the quality of educational experiences offered to students and the community.

Triad Challenge October 13th

2nd Annual Triad Challenge is happening October 13th in Tupper Lake. It starts at 9a, and participants will take on Mt. Arab, Coney Mountain and Goodman Mountain. The total trip is 7.6 miles. A $30 entry fee includes race t-shirt, lunch, and a pint of beer following the race at Big Tupper Brewing. Other prizes will be drawn throughout the day. For more information and entry forms, contact Big Tupper Brewing at 518-359-6350.

Wrong Way Crash On I-87 Leaves Man Dead

A Potsdam man is dead after a wrong way crash on I-87. On September 23, 2018, at approximately 11:07 am, Troopers observed a 2008 Pontiac G6, southbound on I-87. The operator of the vehicle, Desmond J. Clark, 28, of Plattsburgh, was wanted for questioning regarding an earlier armed robbery in Keeseville. When Troopers initiated a traffic stop, Clark failed to pull over and continued south on I-87. A pursuit was initiated at approximately 11:19 a.m.

Around mile post marker 85, the suspect vehicle exited the southbound lane, crossed the median, and continued southbound in the northbound lane, eventually striking a 2011 GMC Sierra pickup truck head-on. The truck was operated by Curtis E. Smith, 52, with front seat passenger Linda M. Hutti, 57, both of Peru. Smith was transported to Glens Falls Hospital with back and leg injuries. Hutti was also transported to Glens Falls Hospital with a back injury. Both Smith and Hutti were later transported to the Albany Medical Center for further treatment.

Clark was pronounced deceased at the scene, at 12:45 p.m., by Essex County Coroner Francis Whitelaw, who authorized removal to University of Vermont Medical Center at the Champlain Valley Physician’s Hospital in Plattsburgh for autopsy to be completed at a later time.

Scollin Stepping Down From Franklin County GOP

After three terms at the helm, Ray Scollin is stepping down from the Franklin County Republican Party. He’ll officially step down October 2nd saying he feels political leaders should term limit themselves, to, in one way, get younger people involved in the process. Just the same, Scollin called it a painful decision.

Man Cuffed In Sunday Stabbing In Lake Placid

A man has been arrested in connection with a stabbing at Teddy Bear Park on Elm Street in Lake Placid early Sunday. 25 year old Devin Colmenro of Park Avenue in Saranace Lake was cuffed Thursday and charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon. Police say they searched Colmenero’s car and apartment in connection with the Sunday incident. The alleged victim says he and a friend were walking their dog through the park on the morning of the attack, which happened at about 4:15am. Colmenero is in the Essex County Jail in Lewis in lieu of $100,000 cash bail.

Paying For Plastic Bags At Hannaford

Get ready to pay a nickel apiece for plastic bags at the Hannaford supermarket off Saranac Avenue starting next month. Hannaford says the decision is based on both financial and environmental reasons. They say they’ve seen a dramatic increase in people using reuseable bags in recent years and this should extend the practice. The store also plans to donate a portion of the nickel fee to local charities and organizations around Lake Placid.

Saranac Lake Biz Snaps Up SBA Loan

The U.S. Small Business Administration has awarded $400,000 in new funds for startup and existing entrepreneurs to Adirondack Economic Development Corporation, based in Saranac Lake. On Wednesday, September 26, SBA Syracuse District Director Bernard J. Paprocki will give a presentation check to AEDC Director Jim Murphy at Forever Wild Beverage Co., a startup producer of fermented foods and beverages that used an SBA microloan from AEDC for equipment, inventory and working capital.
SBA’s microloan program funds are used by intermediaries such as AEDC to make small loans from under $500 up to $50,000 for typical business purposes.