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Andy Flynn

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Whiteface GM answers to a higher calling

Assistant promoted

Bruce McCulley now answers to a power higher than a walkie-talkie on the frigid ski slopes of Whiteface Mountain.

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Saranac Lake asks DOT, DEC to update railway unit management plan

Village officials here are looking to the state of New York to take the lead in the fate of the 118-mile railway between Remsen and Lake Placid.

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First Nordic Winter Tune Up set for North Creek, North River Sept. 29-30

It’s the height of leaf-peeping season in the Gore Mountain Region, but many people here have snow on the brain (and wish they had some under their feet).

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Kim's Closet a welcome stop for clothes shoppers

One new store that’s caught the attention of local clothes connoisseurs is Kim’s Closet, which shares space with Betula’s on the second floor of Izzy’s Market and Deli at 282 Main St.

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Indian Lake to hold Moose Festival this weekend

The 3rd Annual Great Adirondack Moose Festival (GAMF) will be held Sept. 22-23 in the town of Indian Lake.

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North Elba to give skatepark equipment to Saranac Lake

North Elba Town Board members Tuesday, Sept. 11 decided to begin the process of giving its skateboard park equipment to the village of Saranac Lake.

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Final North Creek Art Walk set for Sept. 20

The final Third Thursday Art Walk of the season is set for Sept. 20 in downtown North Creek.

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Saranac Lake mayor inspects RR tracks to Tupper Lake

Wearing a Red Storm cap and Big Tupper Ski Area T-shirt, Mayor Clyde Rabideau embarked on a fact-finding excursion Thursday, Sept. 13 along the railroad corridor between his village and Tupper Lake to see for himself whether building a recreation trail beside the tracks is a feasible idea.

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Barton Mines offers garnet tours

Johnsburg is an all-American town, known widely for its red, white and blue.

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School boards say no to shared superintendent

Districts will explore sharing other services

Members of the Saranac Lake and Lake Placid school boards Wednesday, Sept. 5 decided against sharing a school superintendent but agreed to look at sharing other services in the future.

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Harrietstown candidates using Facebook for campaigns

Campaign officials for the two candidates running for Harrietstown town supervisor this fall have each launched “Friends of” pages on Facebook and hope the social networking platform will win over voters come Election Day, Nov. 6.

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Tupper RR supporters visit Saranac Lake Village Board

Tupper Lake railroad supporters presented their case for a recreation trail next to the train tracks between Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake during the Sept. 10 Saranac Lake Village Board meeting.

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North Elba: Tear up the RR tracks

Members of the North Elba Town Board Tuesday, Sept. 11 decided to send a strong message to the state of New York: Tear up the railroad tracks.

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Newcomb to celebrate Theodore Roosevelt this weekend

The annual Theodore Roosevelt Weekend will be held in the town of Newcomb Sept. 7-9 with a variety of events for residents and visitors.

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Catillaz lobbies for winter farmers' market at Town Hall

Bevilacqua would support idea if details worked out

Both candidates for Harrietstown supervisor were pressing the flesh this past weekend at various events, and one was cooking up a plan to bring the popular farmers’ market to the Town Hall this winter.

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Saranac Lake schools ready for new year

The Saranac Lake Central School District is dealing with state mandates this school year along with the other Tri-Lakes districts and will incur extra costs attached to these directives, according to school officials.

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Back to School: Tupper schools emphasize research in 2012-13

Even with the heavy hand of state government reaching down and forcing New York school districts to change their teaching and learning standards this year, Tupper Lake school officials are embarking on an ambitious plan to redefine the way they teach children and prepare them for the labor force after graduation.

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Farm 2 Fork Fest, Hobofest set for Sept. 1-2 in Saranac Lake

Labor Day weekend will be filled with a celebration of local food and down-to-earth music in Saranac Lake with the second annual Farm 2 Fork Festival and fourth annual Hobofest.

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Newcomb Central voters approve about $2M in renovations

Voters in the Newcomb Central School District approved almost $2 million in major renovations to the main building during a special referendum Tuesday, Aug. 21, according to school officials.

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Lake Placid dealing with Old Military Road detour

Residents and visitors are dealing with a major detour through the village of Lake Placid during the busiest month of the tourist season, and highway crews have taken steps to try to ease the congestion of traffic, particularly on Saranac Avenue.

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Saranac Lake board approves raises for mayor, trustees

Will take effect in 2014

The salaries of the Saranac Lake mayor and trustees will double starting in 2014.

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Bob, Tom running for Harrietstown supervisor

Town of Harrietstown Republicans Tuesday, Aug. 21 chose Councilman Bob Bevilacqua to run against village Trustee Tom Catillaz in the November election for town supervisor.

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Clarkson launches new Adirondack Semester in Saranac Lake

Clarkson University students will be moving into their new mini-campus on Lake Flower Avenue next week to spend the fall semester studying the Adirondack Park.

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ORDA improving 1932 Olympic Arena facade

Officials at the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) say they are going “back in time” as they change the facade of the original Olympic Arena, the one build for the 1932 Olympic Winter Games.

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Saranac Lake seeks consensus on Adirondack rail trail debate

The Saranac Lake Village Board is planning to invite stakeholders in the controversial Great Adirondack Recreation Trail to a meeting to begin the process of reaching a consensus on the issue.

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Village takes lead on Saranac Lake economic development

Village officials used their Aug. 13 meeting of the Saranac Lake Local Development Corporation (LDC) as a platform to change the direction of economic development here.

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Audie Blaylock to play at North Creek bluegrass fest

The 9th Annual Upper Hudson Bluegrass Festival returns to North Creek Aug. 17-19 with more than a dozen acts providing more than 30 hours of music, including several national stars and regional favorites.

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Tupper Lake library manager to retire

When Linda Auclair began her job as the manager for the Goff-Nelson Memorial Library in 2003, people were still using paper library cards to take out books. Now, as she readies for retirement, plastic cards are used and book borrowing is processed on the computer.

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Trustee working on Lake Flower beach

Only four months after joining the Saranac Lake Village Board, Trustee Paul Van Cott is tackling an emotional issue for residents: re-establishing a municipal beach at Lake Flower.

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North Creek gets naked for calendar

Big 'reveal' set for Aug. 12

Who’s in North Creek’s 2013 naked calendar?

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School super visits Newcomb on bike trip across U.S.

Raised money, awareness for Leader Dogs for the Blind

When Mark Mansell gets back to school in the fall, he can easily answer the question of “What did you do this summer?” with four simple words: I rode across America.

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Railway makes historic run to North River

Freight train service was discontinued on the tracks between North Creek and the town of Newcomb in 1989, when the Tahawus mine shut down. But that all changed Wednesday, Aug. 8 when the Saratoga & North Creek Railway opened 6 miles of track to North River.

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Pedal cabs help North Creek with transportation

Rickshaws from the Adirondack Pedal Cab Company are now helping greet visitors arriving here on the Saratoga & North Creek Railway.

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RR freight to move on Tahawus line soon

Officials from the Saratoga & North Creek Railway (SNCRR) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday, Aug. 8 at the North Creek train station to celebrate the opening of the Tahawus freight line to North River.

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Saranac Lake adopts new fence law

The Saranac Lake Village Board of Trustees Monday, July 23 unanimously approved a new fence law after two months of revisions shaped by public concerns.

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Saranac Lake board discusses residency for employees

More sidewalks to be rebuilt

While discussing two appointments at a recent meeting, some Saranac Lake Village Board members said employees should live within the village limits.

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Top 10 events for this weekend near North Creek

The Gore Mountain Region and Central Adirondacks will be filled with special events this weekend. Here are the Top 10 events, listed in chronological order.

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Lake Placid seeks input on Parkside Drive issues

Public meeting set for Aug. 27

The village of Lake Placid is asking residents for their views on the Parkside Drive traffic and parking situation and has set a public meeting on the topic.

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Rec trail group lobbies Saranac Lake for support

Members of the Adirondack Recreational Trail Advocates (ARTA) are asking the Saranac Lake Village Board to support their plans for a 90-mile Great Adirondack Recreation Trail between Old Forge and Lake Placid.

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New book explains Lake Placid man’s survival of Holocaust, Iron Curtain

In his new book, “Reports from a Distant Place,” Frank Shatz shares stories about escaping Nazi-held Hungary and Communist-held Czechoslovakia and finding freedom and peace in Lake Placid.

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Tops buying Grand Union, again

Grand Union Supermarkets throughout the North Country that later become Tops Supermarkets only to revert back to Grand Union will once again be called Tops.

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Saranac Lake School Board organizes for year

Lennon re-elected president in close vote

The Saranac Lake Central School Board of Education spent their Wednesday, July 11 meeting organizing for the 2012-13 school year.

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North Elba approves grant application for rec fields

Members of the North Elba Town Board Tuesday, July 10 approved a Consolidated Funding Application for grant money that would pay for updating the local comprehensive plan and developing recreation fields at the North Elba and Saranac Lake landfills.

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Railway offers free website listings for businesses

Business owners in every community along the Saratoga & North Creek Railway are able to list their establishments for free on the railway’s website.

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Ambassadors point train tourists to downtown Saranac Lake

Tourists taking the Adirondack Scenic Railroad from Lake Placid will most likely run into an Adirondack Ambassador when they get off the train at the Union Depot in Saranac Lake.

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North Elba approves grant application for rec fields

Members of the North Elba Town Board Tuesday, July 10 approved a Consolidated Funding Application for grant money that would pay for updating the local comprehensive plan and developing recreation fields at the North Elba and Saranac Lake landfills.

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Wild fires burn along Lake Placid-Saranac Lake railroad tracks

DEC issues high fire danger warning

Two wildfires started burning near the train tracks between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake Thursday, July 12 several hours after state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) officials issued a high fire danger warning.

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Saranac Lake School Board organizes for year

Lennon re-elected president in close vote

The Saranac Lake Central School Board of Education spent their Wednesday, July 11 meeting organizing for the 2012-13 school year.

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Saranac Lake, North Elba to turn landfills into playing fields

The village of Saranac Lake and town of North Elba are joining forces to turn their old landfills into recreational fields.

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Saranac Lake continues infrastructure projects

Village workers and contractors are making progress on their infrastructure work, including the sanitary sewer and drinking water system improvement projects, road paving and sidewalk reconstruction.

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