Seven Academic Programs Cut At SUNY Adirondack

SUNY Adirondack has announced it will eliminate seven academic programs beginning this fall, the latest cost-saving measure undertaken by the college, which for years has experienced declining enrollment. The Adirondack Daily Enterprise reports the cuts were approved by the college’s board of trustees on Thursday and are expected to save the institution about $350,000. A … Read more

Tupper Lake Man Charged In Domestic Dispute

On January 31, 2021, at approximately 9:10 a.m. State Police responded to a report of a domestic dispute at a residence on State Route 30, in the town of Tupper Lake. An investigation revealed that 41-year-old James L. Lasher of Tupper Lake, engaged in a domestic dispute with the victim. When she attempted to contact … Read more

Essex County COVID Cluster Investigated

The Essex County Health Department is closely monitoring a cluster of connected cases in the hotel industry in Lake Placid, NY. To date, 7 cases have been linked and identified as either friends or co-workers that have spent time together. Many of the resulting positives were individuals already under quarantine from their identified exposure. The … Read more

School Sports Update

Effective February 1, 2021, participants in higher-risk sports may partake in individual or distanced group training and organized no/low-contact group training and other types of play, including competitions and tournaments, if permitted by local health authorities. Essex County Health Department authorizes high-risk sports and recreation to resume in Essex County on February 1, 2021. The … Read more

Transportation Options For Seniors Needing COVID Vaccine

Transportation Assistance for Seniors Seeking COVID-19 Vaccinations. Franklin County Public Transportation is available for seniors on the Demand Runs within Malone, Tupper Lake, and Saranac Lake. The hours of operation of these service are as follows: Malone: 8:00am to 4:00pm (Monday- Friday) Tupper Lake: 7:00am to 3:00pm (Monday- Friday) Saranac Lake: 8:00am to 2:00pm (Monday … Read more

Tupper Lake Schools Staying Remote Through March 1

Tupper Lake Central School District will stay in remote instruction through March 1. The district has already been remote since Jan. 13. The Adirondack Daily Enterprise reports officials call it a huge disruption in learning but they’re hopeful that at the end of this one-month period that school will be able to be reliably held … Read more

COVID 19 UK Variant Surfaces In Essex County

The Essex County Health Department was notified late today by NYSDOH that the first case of UK strain was identified in an Essex County resident. The strain was sequenced following random sampling conducted by the NYSDOH Wadsworth laboratory as part of the state’s COVID-19 Strain Surveillance efforts. Public health experts are working to better understand … Read more

Public Hearing On New Housing Off Wesvalley Road

The Joint Review Board has set a public hearing next month on a new housing development off of Wesvalley Road, one of three housing developments now in the works in Lake Placid. The Adirondack Daily Enteprise reports the new 22-unit development, called Fawn Valley, is being undertaken by the Homestead Development Corporation. It’s one of … Read more

Ice Palace Work To Commence Thursday

Work on this year’s Winter Carnival Ice Palace will begin Thursday, but a small team has already been putting in long hours in the cold to prepare the ice for harvesting. The Adirondack Daily Enterprise reports the work will go on despite the pandemic and uncooperative weather. This year, the palace this year will be … Read more

Paul Smith’s Faculty Member Secures Grant For Climate Change Research

Dr. Joseph A. Henderson, Paul Smith’s College Environment & Society faculty member, alongside Dr. K.C. Busch (NC State University), secured a $50,000 grant from the Spencer Foundation to advance climate change education research. Together, Drs. Busch and Henderson alongside Dr. Don Haas from the Paleontological Research Institution (Ithaca, NY) used the funding from the grant … Read more