Archives for May 2020

Ranger Rescue In Wilmington

Two hikers on the Flume Knob Trail in the Wilmington Wild Forest requested help from rangers after one got a lower leg injury. A 56-year-old woman from National Park, New Jersey, made an incorrect step, injuring her leg, and was unable to put any weight on it. Essex County 911 provided coordinates that placed the hikers near the trail for Bears Den Mountain. A ranger who located the pair splinted the woman’s leg and they began to slowly start walking back out to the trailhead at Whiteface. The pair was led out and the woman transported to a local hospital for further medical treatment

Ranger Rescue In Franklin County

In the town of Waverly, Franklin County and 18-year-old female and 19-year-old male from Massena went off a mountain trail il and failed to find the trail again on the way back down. Rangers went to the trailhead off Blue Mountain Road. Coordinates obtained through 911 placed the hikers about 0.6 miles north of the trailhead and 0.5 miles from Blue Mountain Road. Rangers eventually located the lost hikers and escorted them back to the trailhead to their vehicle.

North Country Residents Cuffed In Northway Traffic Stop

State Police in Clifton Park arrested six people from northern New York, locales like Ausable, Plattsburgh and Schroon Lake, on various drug counts following a traffic stop on the Northway in Malta. A woman was driving and there were five other people in the car with her. Police say they found cocaine, and paraphernalia on a number of those inside the vehicle, which was pulled over for multiple infractions.

Chamber Holding Conversation On US-Canadian Relations

The North Country Chamber of Commerce is hosting a conversation with the Deputy Consul General of the Canadian Consulate General in New York. Hear an update on U.S.-Canadian relations and our U.S.-Canadian economic partnership, Canada’s response to COVID-19 and cross border cooperation, the status of our shared border and a shared path to economic recovery. It’s happening June 4th at 10aam.

ROOST Releases A New Love Your ADK Toolkit

ROOST has released a new Love Your ADK toolkit to help Adirondack businesses increase awareness of the importance of following the Leave No Trace principles when enjoying the outdoors. The Love Your ADK pledge and accompanying hashtag (#LoveYourADK) are meant to be used on websites and social media to encourage anyone who recreates in the Adirondacks to be a better steward of the lands, waters, and communities. The pledge asks that everyone make the commitment to check for invasive species, be respectful of wildlife and other people, and follow the Leave No Trace Seven Principles.

DEC Says Leave Young Animals Alone

During the spring months, animal sightings and encounters are common in the area. DEC says while most young wildlife learn survival skills from one or both adult parents, some receive little or no care. Often, wild animals stay away from their young, especially when people are present. For these young animals, the perils of survival are a natural part of life in the wild. Unfortunately, well-intentioned individuals may attempt to care for young wild animals they believe to be abandoned or in need of assistance. These human interactions typically do more harm than good.

New Help For Small Business

Applications for a new New York State small business loan program open Tuesday for businesses that didn’t get money from federal COVID-19 relief programs. The $100 million state program—New York Forward Loan Fund—is aimed at minority- and women-owned small businesses. The loans are for small businesses and nonprofits with less than 20 full time employees and landlords with less than 200 units who have lost rental income during the coronavirus pandemic.

Saranac Lake Village Farmers’ Market Opening

The Saranac Lake Village Farmers’ Market gets underway soon. It happens in Riverside Park at the corner of Route 3 & Main Street starting Saturday, May 30th and running until October 10th. Hours are 9am to 1pm and there will be a seniors hour from 9a to 10am and there will be safeguards in place for social distancing and lmited contact.

Saranac Lake Woman Charged With Forgery

Over the weekend, State Police arrested 39-year-old Amanda R. Kane, of Saranac Lake, a former nurse at Elderwood Assisted Living Facility, Old Military Road in Lake Placid, after she forged the names of other nurses who work in the facility on controlled medication documents in order to obtain controlled substances for her own personal use. She was charged with Attempted Forgery 2nd degree and Petit Larceny. Kane was released with appearance tickets to appear in the Town of North Elba Court at a later date.

Work Starting Tuesday On Mirror Lake Sidewalk Improvement Project

Starting Tuesday, May 26, work will begin on the Mirror Lake sidewalk improvements project. This is a joint Village and Town project. At various times work will be done from the area of the former Boathouse restaurant to Harbor Lane. Parts of this area will receive new structures for storm water containment. Flaggers will be at each end of the work area as needed. Although the road will not be shut down at any point, traffic will occasionally need to be redirected as a one-lane road. Your cooperation and understanding during this time is appreciated as we work to improve the infrastructure in our community