Archives for November 2019

Franklin County Going Through Process On Marketing Contract Renewal

Nothing definite yet concerning Franklin County and a new contract with the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism in 2020 to manage its tourism marketing. The Adirondack Daily Enteprise quotes county officials as saying it’s not a satisfaction issue, it’s that the county is required to put the work up for bid when the contract runs out. County Manager Donna Kissane says she remains in regular contact with ROOST. The contract between the groups expires in February

Willsboro Domestic Dispute Leads To Arrest

A domestic dispute in Willsboro leads to an arrest. It happened over the weekend. 44 year old Chad C. Calkins was arrested following an investigation into a domestic dispute on Dane Lane in Willsboro. He entered a residence without permission and stole property from within. Calkins was charged with Burglary 2nd degree. He was arraigned in the Westport Town Court and remanded to the Essex County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail, or $10,000 bond. He is to reappear in the Town of Willsboro Court at a later date and time.

Ten New Friendship Volunteers Complete Training

Ten New Friendship Volunteers completed training and were commissioned to become Mercy Care for the Adirondacks Friendship Volunteers to assist their elder neighbors. The next Mercy Care Friendship Volunteer Training Program is scheduled for May 7 and May 14, 2020 in Lake Placid. If you are interested in becoming a Mercy Care Friendship Volunteer or Parish Nurse or if you are an elder and need the services of a Mercy Care Volunteer, please call Mackenzie Boushie, Mercy Care’s Program Director, at 518-523-5446 or contact her by e-mail at

Store Hosting Author

The Village Mercantile (formerly The Community Store) will be hosting Adirondack Raptor proprietor Mark Manske for a book signing and a meet and greet with one of his special owl friends on Saturday, Dec. 21 from noon until 2 PM. Mark Manske has written two mystery novels for youth, “The Great Snowy Owl Caper” and “Chasing the Ghost of an Adirondack Elephant.” Shares The Love With The Wild Center

The website is giving some recognition to the Wild Center. In a recent article the site said, “Since 2006, The Wild Center has endeavored to showcase the natural beauty and history of the Adirondacks in New York. Today, The Wild Center is one of the most popular attractions in the region with educational and fun exhibits, programs, and events that bring people out of their shell and into nature. Couples can take advantage of this engaging environment by planning dates at The Wild Center.”

State Police Cracking Down On Drunk Drivers

State Police will ramp up patrols to crack down on drunk drivers. This holiday is among the busiest travel times of the year. More people on the roadways means the potential for more vehicle crashes. In a combined effort to stop impaired driving, prevent injuries and save lives, law enforcement officers across New York state will take to the roads. The statewide STOP-DWI crackdown efforts start on Wednesday, Nov. 27 and will end on Dec. 1. New York State Police,

Lake Placid Main Street Upgrades Meeting Thursday

Thursday, there’s a meeting of a task force on Main Street upgrades in Lake Placid. The panel’s appearance committee will meet at 11 a.m. in the North Elba Town Hall to discuss possible changes to the Main Street streetscape as they work toward formulating a comprehensive plan. The commmittee is collecting different options for sidewalk layours, landscaping, turn lanes and parking solutions. The task force is halfway through its designated three-month period to put together a comprehensive plan for the Main Street streetscape.

Monday Fire On Fish Hatchery Road

A fire on Fish Hatchery Road Monday afternoon. Crews turned out for a call at 70 Fish Hatchery Road, which is used as a furniture making wood shop. The fire began in a chimney and extended to a residence but only the chimney was damaged. No injuries reported. Firefighters stayed on the scene for about three hours to make sure hot spots were out.

Deadline For Open Enrollment for Essex County Agricultural District 1

Today is the deadline for Open Enrollment for Essex County Agricultural District 1. New York State Ag and Markets sets an open enrollment period for adding parcels to the Agricultural District. The Essex County
Agricultural District enrollment period ends Tuesday. Landowners wishing to have parcels added to the Ag District need to submit an enrollment form which can be found on the CCE Essex website in the
Agriculture section under Farmland Protection. Any landowner producing agricultural products or raising livestock can apply. There is no minimum amount of production required.

Community Housing Needs Assessment Open House Upcoming

The Joint Community Housing Committee for the Town of North Elba and Village of Lake Placid is announcing the next step of the Community Housing Needs Assessment. A public open house will be held at the Conference Center, Main Street, Lake Placid, on Tuesday, November 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
The meeting will seek public input on housing issues, needs, priorities, as well as strategies and ideas for how the Town and Village may address them. The public is encouraged to attend drop-in hours for the informal open house between 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm. A presentation by the project team will occur at 6:00 pm.