Archives for September 2019

Students Gather To Talk Climate Change Next Month

On Friday, Oct. 20 students from Saranac Lake High School will host students from Tupper Lake, Lake Placid, Keene Valley, Paul Smith’s College and North Country Community College at an event to be held in Riverside Park. The rally, which is slated to begin at 12:30 p.m., will center around a discussion on climate change and what organizers say they want to see politicans do to bring the issue to the forefront

Lake Placid With Plans To Put In New Parking Meters

As part of a $250,000 project, Lake Placid is planning to install new parking meters along Main Street next month. Drivers can download an app to pay their parking fees th rough their phones. Officials say the screens of those meters are also easier to read. There are 34 meters in all going in and they hope to get it done around mid October. No parking rate increases are expected as a result of the installation.

NCREDC Meeting Wednesday

The North Country Regional Economic Development Council met Wednesday and state Assemblyman Billy Jones talked about the crucial needs of the region when it comes to finding employees to staff local businesses and achieving regionwide broadband coverage.Meantime, the Adirondack Daily Enterprise reports the council has scored the 184 grant requests that were submitted this year, and that they will be sent to the state Oct. 1.

Stefanik Throws Shade On DiBlasio Chocolate Milk Decision

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has signed onto a bipartisan letter regarding NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposed banning of flavored milk in New York City schools. It reads, “I strongly oppose Mayor de Blasio’s reckless and irresponsible proposed flavored milk ban, as it would do a serious disservice to upstate New York’s dairy farmers, many of whom reside in my district and support our rural economies,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “North Country dairy farmers are proud to supply wholesome dairy products, including flavored milks, to schools not only in New York City, but across the state.”

Interior Access To Boreas Ponds Tract

Gulf Brook Road is now open for public use and is helping folks access the interior of the Boreas Ponds Tract. The state bought the tract from the Nature Conservancy three years ago and Gulf Brook Road needed to be upgraded before vehicle access could be permitted. For most of last year and this summer, the road was only open on weekends, as state Department of Environmental Conservation crews worked during the week. The Adirondack Daily Journal reports water access at LaBier Flow has also been revamped, meaning paddlers can cut the canoe carry to Boreas Ponds in half.

Ranger Rescue In North Elba

A ranger rescue in North Elba. Dispatch received a call from a hiker at Adirondak Loj. The hiker stated she assisted a 68-year-old male hiker from Rochester with a shoulder injury who was at the Scott lean-to in the eastern High Peaks near Indian Pass. The caller found the injured hiker who had fallen on the trail and, and after helping to stabilize the injury, put him in a sleeping bag in the shelter before going to the Loj to request help. Forest Rangers arrived and assessed the man’s injury and began to walk him out. Forest Rangers and the injured party arrived at the Loj where family members transported him to a local hospital for further care.

Stefanik Secures USDA Funding For North Country

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has announced a $38,000 United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant for technical assistance, in the form of leadership and supervisory training, to local small business owners across multiple counties by the North Country Chamber of Commerce in Plattsburgh, NY. This funding will support training for businesses in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, and St. Lawrence counties, allowing them to expand and save an estimated 26 jobs over the next 3 years.

Woman Found Dead In AuSable Chasm

Police say a woman was found dead in AuSable Chasm Sunday morning. She was first reported missing and was later found dead in the gorge. No word on what may have led to her death but authorities haven’t yet identified her as they reach out to family members to notify them of what happened.

DEC Taking Precautions To Protect Columbus Day Hikers

DEC announcing that additional efforts will be taken to ensure the safety of motorists and hikers while managing use around some of the busiest trailheads this Columbus Day holiday weekend. DEC, with the assistance of the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT), is posting a temporary, 45 mile per hour advisory speed on the following roads:
State Route 73 on either side of the Roaring Brook Falls Trailhead in the town of Keene, Essex County;
State Route 73 on either side of the Cascade Mountain and Pitchoff Mountain Trailheads in the towns of North Elba and Keene, Essex County; and State Route 3 on either side of the Ampersand Mountain Trailhead in the town of Harrietstown in Franklin County.

Monday Hearing On Lake Placid Deal With Spectrum

The Village of Lake Placid will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, September 16, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. at the Town of North Elba/Village of Lake Placid Municipal Hall, First Floor Meeting Room, 2693 Main Street, Lake Placid, New York regarding granting a cable television franchise agreement by and between the Village of Lake Placid and Spectrum Northeast LLC, 1/k/a Charter Communications.
A copy of the agreement is available for public inspection during normal business hours at the Village Clerk’s office, 2693 Main Street, Suite 204, Lake Placid, New York. At such public hearing, all persons will be given an opportunity to be heard. Written and oral statements will be taken at that time.