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Post-Irene repairs to Wilmington dam stalled

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.

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Lake Placid board spends $12,500 for planning efforts

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.

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Forum’s Simmons works to create elite hockey club

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.

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Blair ‘sick and tired’ of criticism of board

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.

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Teachers question administration at LPCS forum

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.

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New Wilmington business off to a strong start

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.’”

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Preston: Sell Horace Nye

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.

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Lake Placid School super staying despite calls for resignation

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.

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LPCS principal walks away

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.

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LP School Board trims spending on BOCES, sports, summer school

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.

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Village organizes, clerk questions linger

The Lake Placid Village Board sped convivially through its annual organizational meeting on April 2

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ELCS budget whittling continues

No staff reductions anticipated

At a March 21 budget work session, school officials said they do not expect to see any reductions in Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School staffing levels next year and that the school district is on track to meet the state’s new tax cap.

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LaHart hired as new LP Police officer

The Lake Placid Village Board approved the appointment of new police office Heather LaHart at its March 19 meeting.

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DEC continues search for missing Tupper Lake teen

State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) officials, state police and local volunteers are set to expand the search for a missing Tupper Lake teen Colin Gillis to the area around Gull Pond this weekend.

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Warrior boys, Lady 'Jacks fall in regional finals

The Madrid-Waddington Yellowjackets used outstanding outside shooting to upend the Willsboro Warriors 57-37 in the Class D boys regional basketball championship March 10.

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Lady Orange falls short against Argyle

After winning the Section VII championship, the Indian Lake/Long Lake Orange fell to the Argyle Scots 47-21 on Saturday, March 10 in Class D girls regional basketball play.

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Former Westport coach to be inducted to hoops hall

Tom Beauvais to be honored March 18

Tom Beauvais, 66, will be inducted into the New York State Basketball Hall of Fame on March 18 at the Glens Falls Civic Center.

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Events coordinator hired in Tupper

Faith Bedore has been selected for the position, which is administered by the chamber. The town and village are contributing $15,000 apiece towards Bedore’s salary, and the chamber is contributing $5,000. She is employed as an independent contractor.

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Lady 'Jacks play for Section X crown tonight

The Tupper Lake Ladyjacks sprinted out to a 19-0 lead en route to a 64-34 win over Norwood-Norfolk in Class C sectional playoff action on Feb. 16.

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Tupper Lake town board meets

This community's stature as the home and destination of athletes and outdoors enthusiasts of all types was underscored at a Town Board meeting on Feb. 14.

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Ryan, Lady Eagles continue to grow

“It’s been beneficial to have people surrounding me who like basketball,” Ryan said. “My brother and I practice together. My brother’s pretty good.”

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TLCS teachers: students are being robbed

Tensions stemming from a confluence of economic factors and political decisions that School Board Vice President Daniel Mansfield termed “the most frustrating thing I’ve ever experienced” were on display at a Feb. 5 school board meeting.