Archives for October 2019

Trick Or Treat In Tupper Lake

In Tupper Lake, theTrick-or-Treat on Park Street celebration will hit the business district on Thursday, October 31st from 3pm-5pm. Children & their families can Trick-or-Treat at various businesses along Park Street as well as other business around town that have the “participating business” poster in hung in their window.
Please note: Park Street is expected to be closed to vehicle traffic from the intersection of Park & High Street to the intersection of Park and Wawbeek Avenue during this time.

Paul Smith’s Becoming Training Center For USA Nordic

Paul Smith’s College is about to become the East Coast Training Center for USA Nordic, the national governing body for ski jumping and Nordic combined in this country. The announcement comes as USA Nordic embarks on an ambitious initiative to establish similar training centers in the central and western United States. The East Coast Nordic Training Center at Paul Smith’s College will officially open and begin accepting student/athletes for the fall 2020 semester.

Luge Action In Lake Placid

USA Luge will crown its 2019 Norton National Champions on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1-2. The two traditional Norton seeding races and national championship events will be held at the Olympic Sports Complex at Mount Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid, starting daily at 10 a.m. The competitions will be live streamed on USALuge.org.

Harrietstown Budget Proposal Contains Tax Increase

There’s a 2.4% tax levy increase included in the Harrietstown 2020 preliminary budget According to the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, the proposed tax levy is $2,547,602 for 2020. This year it was $2,488,726. That’s a difference of $58,875, which is $28,093 below the tax cap. Inside the village of Saranac Lake, the town tax rate would be $1.66 per $1,000 of assessed property value. That’s a 9 cent, 5% increase from this year.

Kinney Drugs Offering One Day Promotion For Veterans’ Day

Kinney Drugs will partner with American Greetings to offer a special one-day
promotion on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, 2019 in support of Honor Flight Network. For
every American Greetings card purchased at Kinney Drugs (valued at $1.99 or more) on
Veterans Day, Kinney Drugs and American Greetings will donate $1.00 to the local hubs of the
Honor Flight Network. Honor Flight, Inc. is a national non-profit organization created to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices.

Money To Help Battle Opioid Crisis In Northern NY

Northwinds Integrated Health Network has received a $250,000 grant award to better equip
providers in northern New York combatting the opioid addiction crisis. The funding is part of
the federal State Opioid Response Grant funding, and is being distributed through the New York
State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS).
The funding will help transform multiple and fragmented approaches to care by implementing
unified strategy and training for health professionals – not only for immediate and consistent
treatment, but to coordinate the vast array of services available on a regional basis.

Saranac Lake Holding Open House Workshop On Riverwalk Expansion

The Village of Saranac Lake announced today that it will hold an open house workshop on Thursday November 7th from 5-7PM at the Saranac Lake Free Library Cantwell Room to collect feedback on draft designs that have been generated for the Riverwalk Extension and Dorsey Street Parking Lot. The open house is an opportunity for the public to see the preliminary designs for each project and provide input on location of amenities, materials, landscaping, integration with local businesses and other design elements.
The open house will include several stations designed to inform the public of the alternatives that have been considered for each project and to gather public input. Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with the consultant team from Barton & Loguidice (B&L) and village representatives. The consultants will prepare a final schematic design for each project based on the input gathered during the meeting.

DEC Seeks Input On Changes To Endangered And Threatened Species

DEC announcing changes are being considered to amend state regulations and designations for protecting endangered and threatened species across the state. When a species is listed as threatened or endangered under New York State’s Endangered Species Law, the species becomes a priority for DEC monitoring and management programs and is protected through a permit requirement for projects likely to cause harm to these species. DEC is proposing draft changes consistent with the New York State Wildlife Action Plan and is encouraging the public to review assessments and help DEC identify any new sources of information that can help improve the decision-making process for High Priority Species of Greatest Conservation Need.

Tupper Lake Man Arrested For Using Stolen Credit Card

On October 26, 2019, State Police arrested Jordan A. Whitman, 28, of Tupper Lake for using a stolen debit card to make several purchases in the towns of Saranac, Plattsburgh, and Tupper Lake. The total amount of unauthorized purchases was $208.65 and all occured on September 17, 2019. Whitman was charged with Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 4th degree (E felony), and Petit Larceny (A misdemeanor). He was released with appearance tickets to appear in the Town of Saranac Court.

Marking Bat Week In NY

In observance of Bat Week, an internationally recognized weeklong focus to raise awareness about the important role bats play in our environment, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today urged outdoor adventurers to avoid cave and mine sites that may serve as seasonal homes for hibernating bats. Human disturbance is especially harmful to the state’s bat populations since the arrival of the disease known as white-nose syndrome, a fungus that has killed more than 90 percent of bats at hibernation sites in New York due to how closely bats congregate in caves during winter months.