Public Comment Sought On Sentinel Range Wilderness Area

A public comment period will be happening for the Sentinel Range Wilderness Area outside of Lake Placid, DEC submitted the APA a management plan for the Wilderness Area, which covers about 23,000 acres in the towns of Jay, North Elba and Wilmington. According to the Adirondack Daily Enteprise, the plan calls for rerouting and stabilizing numerous trails, including those up Pitchoff Mountain, and formal several herd paths to popular climbing routes. The plan also calls for the closure of some primitive campsites and the creation of new ones as an offset.

Paul Smith’s Earns Kudos From US News and World Report

U.S. News and World Report released its 2020 Best Colleges rankings recently, with Paul Smith’s College receiving five distinctions including the No. 1 ranking for Most Innovative Schools, jumping one spot from last year’s No. 2 placement. Paul Smith’s rankings, awarded in the Regional Colleges North category, are:

No. 1 for Most Innovative Schools
No. 2 for Best Undergraduate Teaching
No. 10 for Best Colleges for Veterans
No. 20 for Regional Colleges
No. 24 for Top Performers on Social Mobility

Roof Repairs Delayed For Lake Colby School Building

Repairs are being put off on the roof of the Lake Colby School building, Now, the Saranac Lake School District Board of Education, is debating whether to unload the building sooner with the roof as is. The repairs would cost a minimum of $31,000 and that is the driving force for delaying the repairs. The building is at 26 Trudeau Road in Saranac Lake and brings in about $20,000 per year in rental income.

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What To Do About Lake Colby School Building

Repairs are being put off on the roof of the Lake Colby School building, Now, the Saranac Lake School District Board of Education, is debating whether to unload the building sooner with the roof as is. The repairs would cost a minimum of $31,000 and that is the driving force for delaying the repairs. w debating whether to repair the building or sell it as is. The building is at 26 Trudeau Road in Saranac Lake and brings in about $20,000 per year in rental income.

Rock The Arc Saturday

The Adirondack Arc is having its annual Rock the Arc festival to be held on September 14, 2019, at the municipal ball field in Tupper Lake. The event will begin at Noon and feature live music all day, games and fun for kids of all ages, delicious food and vendors selling a variety of wares. The 500 Club Raffle will also be back giving a top prize of $10,000 to one lucky winner! Other cash prizes include a $4,000 winner, two $1,000 winners, and ten $200 winners! This year the proceeds from the event will go toward The Adirondack Arc’s children’s programs.

North Elba Short Term Rental Plan

The town attorney in North Elba will be drafting two pieces of legislation to deal with short-term vacation rentals. One of them will revise the existing law for the village of Lake Placid and the town, The second would place restrictions on rentals within the town and outside village limits. Ultimately, officials say North Elba is looking to shield, those neighborhoods from rentals that aren’t owner-occupied.

Mutt Run Set For September 22nd

The annual Mutt Strut 5K fun run is set for Sunday, September 22nd at 10am. It’s put on by Tri-Lakes Humane Society and North Country SPCA The course will begin at the Lake Placid Olympic Speedskating Oval, turn down Main Street, loop around Mirror Lake and finish back at the Oval. Registration will begin at 9 a.m., with the run kicking off at 10. Leashed dogs are welcome to run or walk with their owners. Pre-registration cost is $20, and same-day registration costs $25.

State Police Sting Targets Underage Drinking In Lake Placid, Saranac Lake

18 bars, restaurants and liquor stores in Lake Placid and Saranac Lake were hit by a State Police underage drinking sting late last month. Five individuals and five businesses were cited for not properly carding patrons. The Adirondack Daily Enterprise reports several owners of the businesses cited plan to plead not guilty, saying they’re not sure the state police approach would hold up in court. .

Out Of The Darkness Walk Happening Later This Month

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death nationally, with close to 47,000 Americans taking their life each year. National Suicide Prevention Week has been recognized since 1975, with events taking place this year during the week of September 8-14, 2019. On September 29, of this year, the North Country Walk to Fight Suicide, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Capital Region’s Out of the Darkness Community
Walk will take place at 1:00 pm, at the Olympic Speed Skating Oval in Lake Placid, and the planned route around Mirror Lake will be approximately 3 miles long. Funds raised at the event will go to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Adirondack Health Nursing Staff Raising Money For Local Schools

Adirondack Health’s nursing staff will host a 5K to raise money for wellness programs in local schools.
The event will kick off at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at Adirondack Medical Center, 2233 State Route 86 in Saranac Lake. The 5-kilometer course will take participants from the hospital campus down Old Lake Colby Road, to Trudeau Road and up Mount Pisgah Road, then back to the finish line at Adirondack Medical Center.
Online registration is open at www.active.com through Sept. 19. Registration fees are $10 for youths ages 11-17, $25 for adults and $75 for groups. The fee is waived for children age 10 and younger. Online registration includes a T-shirt, and each adult who runs with a youth age 17 or younger will be entered into a prize drawing.