Archives for January 2020

Stefanik Backs Never Again Education Act

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has voted in favor of the bipartisan Never Again Education Act, legislation that will provide teachers throughout the country with the resources and training they need to teach our children the important lessons of the Holocaust. The bill would amplify the work of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and offer education resources, which can be adopted by local schools and included in their curriculum.

Ranger Rescue In Keene

A ranger rescue in the Town of Keene. Essex County 911 transferred a call to DEC’s Ray Brook Dispatch reporting an injured climber at Chapel Pond. The reporting party stated that he had lowered the injured 41-year-old Albany man down the remaining distance to the ground and then hiked out to Route 73, where he flagged down a New York State Trooper for assistance. Forest Rangers reported to arriving authorities that the injured climber could have suffered a possible spinal injury from falling and striking a ledge with his head and neck. Forest Rangers and volunteers located the man, stabilized him, and carried him out to Route 73, where he was taken to a local hospital by EMS. The climber was later transported to Albany Medical Center.

Paul Smith’s College And SUNY Adirondack Announce Scholarship Program

Paul Smith’s College and SUNY Adirondack have agreed to a scholarship program that allows past and future graduates of the Queensbury, N.Y., college to enroll at Paul Smith’s at a significantly discounted tuition rate. Under the Tuition Scholarship Program, SUNY Adirondack graduates will be able to work toward a bachelor’s degree at Paul Smith’s with a tuition cost no higher than that of a four-year SUNY school, or $9,170 for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Wild Center Winter Week

The Wild Center’s Winter Week is upcoming. The Wild Center will be open all week from February 14th-February 23rd with winter programming, including live animal encounters, warm winter beverages, and wintertime watercolor projects. You can learn to ice fish on Greenleaf Pond and uncover the mysteries of how Adirondack animals survive in winter, venture the trails on a guided snowshoe hike, or see how the world changes with the seasons in Planet Adirondack, according to the Adirondack Daily Enterprise.

Lake Placid Biz Owners Want To State To Review Main Street Project

Dozens of business owners and residents in Lake Placid have signed a letter calling for the state Department of Transportation to initiate a “public review” of the village’s Main Street project. The Adirondack Daily Enterprise reports that the projection for the $8 million overhaul would be the foundation for a rebirth of sorts but business owners say the planning process has been sketchy, with little to no public input.

LI Man Charged With Cross Country Ski Center Trail Vandalism

A Long Island man faces charges in connection with trails left damaged back in October at a Lake Placid cross-country ski center. New York State Police arrested 35 year old Ryan Prezioso on Tuesday after a warrant was issued back in October. Authorities say Prezioso drove a Toyota 4-Runner on the cross country ski trails back in June. He was caught on surveillance video.

Adirondack Non Profits Thank Governor For Funding

Leaders of several Adirondack not-for-profit organizations today thanked Gov. Andrew Cuomo for adopting the Adirondack Diversity Initiative (ADI) by including $250,000 in state funding for the program in his Executive Budget proposal to the NYS Legislature. The Adirondack Diversity Initiative began as a grass-roots effort, functioning on volunteer leadership for more than five years. It has now been transformed into a professionally directed entity via funding from the Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Ranger Rescue In North Elba

A ranger rescue in North Elba. Dispatch got a call from the Lake Placid Police Department regarding two hikers who did not return to their hotel in Lake Placid after hiking Whiteface Mountain. Rangers responded with UTVs and began sweeping the trail past Connery Pond to the Whiteface Summit. The 38-year-old male and 33-year-old female hiker from Ithaca had intended to summit Whiteface via the Connery Pond trail but never made it to the summit. After losing the trail and hiking through waist deep snow, they kept moving throughout the night and found the trail at 8 a.m. At 10:55 a.m., a ranger located the hikers just past the wilderness gate at Connery Pond and walked them out, cold, but otherwise okay.

Wednesday Evening: Housing Needs Assessment Results Released

The Town of North Elba and Village of Lake Placid are set to unveil the results of a Joint Community Housing Needs Assessment Wednesday evening. A public presentation of the findings will be held on Wednesday January 22nd at 6 p.m. in the Lake Placid High School Auditorium. The study includes information regarding identified critical community housing issues, the estimated additional housing needed in the community, and recommendations for addressing those issues and needs. A Community Open House was held in November and an online survey was distributed in December to collect public input for the assessment. Those results will also be presented.

Spouses Of Active Duty Military Eligible For NCCC Scholarships

Spouses of active duty service members can receive scholarships to attend North Country Community College under a special Department of Defense program. The college received notification in December that it has been approved as a provider of the My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Scholarship, which provides up to $4,000 of tuition assistance to eligible military spouses. The scholarship assists military spouses in pursuing licenses, certificates, certifications or associate degrees necessary to gain employment in high-demand, high-growth portable career fields and occupations. At North Country Community College, military spouses can use the scholarship to pursue an associate’s degree or certificate in more than 20 fields, including Practical Nursing, Radiology, Massage Therapy, Business, Wilderness Recreation, Human Services and Environmental Science.