Archives for July 2019

4 Year Old Boy Dies At Rollins Pond Campground

A 4-year-old boy died after being reported missing at Rollins Pond Campground Monday. Police say William L. Mytych, of Spencerport, near Rochester, had been playing with some adults in the water when he was reported missing mid afternoon. Campers helped in the search and the adjacent Rollins Pond and Fish Creek campgrounds were on lockdown. According to the Adirondack Daily News, camp employees were turning cars away at the main entrance at Fish Creek, saying no one was allowed in or out. Mytych was found dead in the water near where he went missing at 3:39 p.m.,

Ranger Rescue In Keene

A ranger rescue in the town of Town of Keene DEC’s Ray Brook Dispatch was advised of a female hiker on Cascade Mountain with a knee injury. The caller reported the injured hiker was being assisted slowly down the trail and was approximately 1.5 miles from the trailhead. At 7:45 p.m., a second caller contacted Dispatch stating that the 50-year-old hiker from Erie, PA, was still approximately one mile from the trailhead and moving slowly. A Forest Ranger responded and was with the hiker and assessed the knee injury, which was weight bearing, and advised the hiker to seek medical attention for what appeared to be a dislocation. The hiking party was led out of the woods and the injured hiker stated she would seek further care on her own.

National Night Out In Saranac Lake

1st Annual National Night Out / Cops-n-Kids Picnic is happening August 6th, 2019 from 5-8pm at the Saranac Lake Civic Center. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. This event brings police officers and members of the community together in a fun setting, under positive circumstances, and gives them the opportunity to get to know the officers and ask questions. There will be free hot dogs, chips and drinks, Free cotton candy, sno-cones and popcorn, Carnival Games with prizes, and more! This is a fun free event for the entire family.

Ironman Athlete Collides With Cop Car

He was racing where he shouldn’t have been and an Ironman triathlete ended up crashing his bike into a police cruiser. State Police say around noon Sunday, 59 year old Alain Aubuchon of Quebec was traveling north in a southbound lane in Wilmington when he ended up in the path of the state police cruiser and was struck. The cruiser was driving slowly with emergency lights on at the time. Aubuchon was taken to the hospital, treated for a thumb injury and scrapes and released.

Effort To Educate On Outdoor Ethics

The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics and its Subaru
Traveling Trainer team are partnering with ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club), the New York State
Department of Conservation (DEC), and other regional organizations to host community programs and
education activities from August 7 to 14. Focusing on the heavily visited Eastern High Peaks
Wilderness, including the Van Hoevenberg Trailhead located at the Adirondak Loj and Heart Lake
Program Center, the Hot Spot seeks to address the challenges associated with high concentrations of
visitors to the region, including damage to alpine plants, trail erosion, human waste, and negative
human/wildlife interactions.

ORDA Laying Out Olympic Rink Plans

During today’s, Monday, July 29, monthly board meeting, the New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority’s (ORDA) board of directors approved the planning for the development of the historic Olympic Center’s modernization. This includes the renovation of Lake Placid’s Olympic Center and speed skating oval. This would be the first major upgrading to these facilities since before the 1980 Olympic Winter Games. Among the projects scheduled · Expansion of the USA Rink, from a NHL size skating surface to Olympic size · New hospitality suites for the Herb Brooks Arena · Expanded retail shop and New food & beverage facility

DEC Encourages Participation In Wild Turkey Sighting Survey

DEC is encouraging New Yorkers to participate in the state’s annual survey for wild turkeys.
Since 1996, DEC has conducted the Summer Wild Turkey Sighting Survey to track wild turkey populations and estimate the number of wild turkey poults (young of the year) per hen statewide. Weather, predation, and habitat conditions during breeding and brood-rearing seasons can significantly impact nest success, hen survival, and poult survival. This index allows DEC to gauge reproductive success and predict fall harvest potential.

Stefanik Pays Tribute To Preston On House Floor

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik recently spoke on the House Floor to honor the life of Randy Preston, Wilmington Town Supervisor. Randy Preston passed away of cancer on July 18 at the age of 60. Her tribute included these remarks; “I rise today to honor and celebrate the life of Randy Preston: Wilmington Town Supervisor, former Chairman of the Essex County Board of Supervisors, former volunteer firefighter, former Fire Chief, and fierce advocate for Essex County and the Adirondack region. He was a bipartisan leader on behalf of Essex County. He voted for the interests of the people of Essex County, was beholden to no one, and let no one deter him. He was undoubtedly a champion for the people.”

Florida Man Wins IRONMAN Lake Placid Triathlon

Matt Russell of Florida won the 2019 edition of the ViewSPORT IRONMAN® Lake Placid triathlon. The event saw nearly 2,400 participants representing 49 states and 38 countries, regions, and territories start the race. Athletes took on a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike and 26.2-mile run throughout Lake Placid and its surrounding areas. It offered a total professional prize purse of $40,000 and 40 age-group qualifying slots for the 2019 Vega IRONMAN World Championship, taking place in Hawai`i on Oct. 12, 2019.

Hotel Developers On 45 Day Money Quest

A tight deadline for developers of the Tupper Lake Crossroads Hotel as they try to move foward on a project for the corner of Park and Mill Streets. To do so, they have to raise $150,000 in 45 days. What they have in mind is a boutique hotel focused on servicing the Tupper Lake community along with guests. According to the Adirondack Daily Enteprise, in December 2016, the Tupper Lake Crossroads Hotel was awarded $2 million during the sixth annual round of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Council competition. At the time, the estimated cost of the project was $10.2 million.