Tim Follos is a correspondent for the Valley News, covering Tupper Lake and sports.
River will be low during tourist season
Wilmington’s town council discussed the Lake Everest dam; the pending purchase of the “town” t-ball field; a recently activated cell phone tower; a new employee at the town’s youth center and other topics at the board’s monthly meeting May 8.
Village creates Facebook page, gives away bricks
Dean Dietrich appeared before the Lake Placid village board to ask for funding for the creation of a new joint comprehensive plan for the town of North Elba and the village of Lake Placid.
Former N.S.A. coach set to establish Lake George team for those ages 18-20
LAKE GEORGE — Former National Sports Academy head men’s hockey coach Rod Simmons, now employed as the manager of the Lake George Forum, hopes to continue to enjoy success as a hockey coach in Lake George, where he is going to establish a new Junior A team.
Educators express concerns about spending priorities
Lake Placid School Board candidates Mary Dietrich, Patti Gallagher, Joan Hallett Valentine, and Martha Stahl attended a candidate’s forum at Lake Placid Elementary School on May 3.
Lake Placid school board member Gerald Blair, a former superintendent of the school system, spoke out during the public comment section of a school budget hearing May 1 at Whiteface Mountain’s base lodge.
Chef has rich local heritage
“I remember my grandmother looking across the street at this place,” said Chris Kueller. “It was for sale, and she said, ‘That place is a goldmine if you get the right person to run it right.’”
Responding to a question from the press, Wilmington Supervisor Randy Preston took a strong stand against public ownership of the Horace Nye nursing home at an April 10 Wilmington town council meeting.
Former principal: I’ll vote no on budget in protest
The mysterious recent exit of Principal Katherine Mulderig went unmentioned at the April 17 Lake Placid Board of Education meeting — until the time came for public comments, when the public unloaded on the board, repeatedly questioning the judgement of Superintendent Randy Richards and calling for his resignation or dismissal.
Richards expected to keep job
The long-running saga involving Lake Placid Central School District Superintendent Randy Richards and High School Principal Katherine Mulderig took another turn last week, when word broke that Mulderig went on an extended leave of absence beginning Monday, April 16.
Faced with negotiated spending increases on salaries and benefits and the state’s new tax cap, Lake Placid Central School officials made budget cuts this spring.