Archives for July 2019

Some Of The Road Closures For IRONMAN Sunday

The 20th annual IRONMAN Lake Placid triathlon will take place from 6:25 a.m. to midnight Sunday, July 28. The triathlon route includes a 2.4-mile swim in Mirror Lake, a 112-mile bike ride through Lake Placid, Keene, Upper Jay, Jay, Black Brook, and Wilmington and a 26.2-mile run in and around the Lake Placid village. Temporary road closures will begin at 5 a.m. The following are all estimated times based on New York State Police traffic control. Please use caution and expect delays. Road closures (Route 86) Southbound in to Lake Placid from Wilmington beginning at 7 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. Route 86 westbound from Jay to Wilmington will close from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Route 9N will close Northbound from Keene to Jay at 6 a.m until 5 p.m. Haselton Road will be closed in both directions from Bilhuber Road to the Black Brook town line from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Wilmington Man Faces Charges In Domestic Dispute

On July 16, 2019, at approximately 5:30 a.m. State Police responded to a domestic dispute at a residence on Dandelion Way in the town of North Elba. An investigation revealed that Kyle L. Wilkerson, 20, of Wilmington, entered the residence without permission to be there, and damaged a vehicle in the driveway by breaking a window and keying it. He then entered the residence and engaged in an altercation with two victims, during which he struck and choked a female victim, and struck the male victim with an unknown blunt object. Wilkerson also menaced both victims with a shovel. The two victims both suffered lacerations and contusions. They were treated and released at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake. Wilkerson fled the scene and was later taken into custody without incident. He was charged with Burglary 1st degree, Aggravated Criminal Contempt, Assault 2nd degree, Criminal Mischief 3rd degree, Assault 3rd degree, and Menacing 2nd degree.

After further investigation, it was determined that Wilkerson was involved in a prior domestic dispute on July 15, 2019, with the female victim in the village of Lake Placid. During this incident Wilkerson violated an active order of protection, choked the victim, struck her in the face, and broke her cell phone. Wilkerson was additionally charged with Aggravated Criminal Contempt, Assault 3rd degree, Criminal Obstruction of Breathing, and Criminal Mischief 4th degree. Wilkerson arraigned in the Village of Lake Placid Court wh

Tupper Lake Warrior Run Saturday

They’re getting ready for Saturday’s Warrior Run in Tupper Lake. It’s a 4-mile race made up of a mix of intense obstacles, intense Adirondack terrain and lots of mud. The race will be split into a 5k and a 8k. The 8k will be the adventure course for those wanting more of a challenge and more MUD! Can race as either an individual or as a team. Teams are urged to show up in their best costumes and enter the costume contest. There will also be live music, food vendors and a beer tent. The brewery will have showers for you to rinse off after the race. Live music with Hammerlock! Each Participant will receive: 1 Free Beer, T-shirt, finisher medallion, amazing memories and scars to boot. Race day registration begins at 9 a.m, the race starts at noon.

Stefanik Issues Statement On House Democrats Anti-Trump Resolution

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik released the following statement on House Democrats’ partisan anti-Trump Resolution:

“I voted no on today’s partisan anti-Trump resolution,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “As I stated clearly, while I do not support the policies, rhetoric, or tactics of the far left socialist ‘squad,’ I believe the President’s tweets were unacceptable. However, today the American people witnessed unprecedented partisanship of House Democrats as Speaker Pelosi’s inappropriate words against the President were stricken from the parliamentarian’s record. This is the first time this has happened since the 1980s. The American people deserve a Congress that works on behalf of the people instead of engaging in Speaker Pelosi and far-left Democrats’ political games.”

Ranger Rescue In Keene

A ranger rescue in the Town of Keene Late last Tuesday., a call came in to DEC’s Ray Brook Dispatch reporting a group of overdue hikers on Mount Colden. It was reported that the party of seven had decided to climb the Trap Dike on Mount Colden in the High Peaks Wilderness Area. On the descent toward Lake Arnold their phones started to lose power. The callers were placed in contact with Forest Ranger Lt. Christopher Kostoss who requested that they stay together at Lake Arnold and wait for first light to finish their hike out in the morning. At 7:30 a.m. on July 14, radio communications came in from Assistant Forest Ranger Evan Treadgold that the seven men from New Jersey were at the Marcy Dam Outpost and requesting assistance out to Adirondak Loj. They were complaining of being tired, cold, wet, hungry, and dehydrated from their two-day ordeal. Forest Ranger James Giglinto responded to Marcy Dam and transported three of the hikers who were in advance stages of dehydration. The remaining four hiked out back to Adiondak Loj. The incident concluded at 8:30 a.m

NY Raises Smoking Age To 21

New York will raise its smoking age from 18 to 21 under legislation signed into law Tuesday by the state’s governor. The change, which takes effect in 120 days, will apply to the sales of traditional tobacco products as well as electronic cigarettes and vaporizers. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, said too many children and teens pick up smoking despite decades of efforts to snuff out the habit, in part because of marketing aimed at young people. According to the American Cancer Society, 95 percent of all smokers begin using tobacco before age 21. Raising the smoking age to 21 — a proposal the Society dubs “tobacco 21” — had been a major priority for the group in New York.

Farmers To Share Experiences During Bike The Barns

Six area farmers will share their experiences at this year’s Bike the Barns, an annual farm-by-bike event hosted by the Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA). The regional nonprofit organization has announced farm stops and other event details for its fourth Bike the Barns. The one-day recreational cycling tour begins and ends at Tucker Farms in Gabriels and offers four route options to suit riders’ preferences. The event will take place on Sunday, September 29th. Farm tours at six area farms will give Bike the Barns participants the opportunity to learn about the region’s agricultural history, its diversity of farms and the local food movement.

4 Year Old Tupper Lake Boy Drowns In Raquette River

A 4 year old Tupper Lake boy drowned in the Raquette River over the weekend. On Friday evening, State Police responded to a report of a child missing at Stony Creek Pond, off of Coreys Road in the town of Harrietstown. Ryder A. White, age 4 of Tupper Lake, was missing and believed to be in the water. A trooper dove into the water and retrieved White. He was then transported by EMS to the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake where he was pronounced deceased at 8:34 p.m., by Dr. Dianna Bryan. An autopsy was scheduled for Monday, July 15, 2019, at the Albany Medical Center. A preliminary investigation revealed that several young children were playing together when the victim went missing. This case remains under investigation. A GoFundMe has been set up for the family to pay for funeral expenses.

Road Work On Olive Street In Saranac Lake

Saranac Lake DPW is underway with construction on Olive St., Between William St. & School St. DPW crews are on site to replace the water main, sewer main and storm lines. Construction will end with the resurfacing of this section. Work is expected to be completed by the first week of September. During this time there may be brief interruptions to the water system, and traffic will be limited to local traffic only. If you have any questions regarding the work that will be taking place, please call DPW at 518-891-4160

Prepping For Tupper Lake Arts Show And Looking For Artists

The 46th Annual Tupper Lake Arts Show kicks off August 15th and runs through September 7th with a wide variety of different works from local and regional artists. The show will run daily from 11 am to 4 pm. The Arts Show will be held at the new arts center on Park Street. Types of work on display: Oils, watercolors, acrylics, pastels, drawings, graphics, photography, sculpture, textile art, computer generated art, jewelry design, mixed media and more. All proceeds from the Arts Show go to the Tupper Lake Arts.