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4 arrested connected to string of burglaries in Essex County, NY

JAY, N.Y. — Four people have been arrested in connection to a string of eight burglaries that occurred in Jay last year. New York State Police said they were initially alerted to a burglary on Ausable Drive in Jay on Sept. 28. Their investigation led them to discover that a total of eight burglaries were committed in town by the same group of people.
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Saranac Lake ice palace takes shape

Volunteers forge ahead on annual winter carnival tradition. Known as the IPW 101 (Ice Palace Workers), the volunteers who build the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival’s icy structure each year know their roles without being told. When the doors to the tool trailer open, people scurry for their tool of choice. The pike poles, used to push ice blocks along a channel to the excavator, are the first to go. Ice spuds are also a favorite. The hearty grab the 5-foot-plus ice saws.

Adirondack area organizations welcome new hires

Several Adirondack area organizations recently welcomed an allotment of new staff, including Champlain Area Trails (CATS), the Adirondack Park Agency (APA), The Hyde Collection, Silver Bay YMCA, and the Trudeau Institute. Trudeau Institute President Atsuo Kuki Leaves Position, Chief Administrative Officer William Chapin named interim director. Saranac Lake—Atsuo Kuki has...

Empire State Winter Games set to begin in Lake Placid

The Empire State Winter Games opening ceremony is tonight in Lake Placid. The games will go on despite the cold forecast, although several competitions are being rescheduled. Opening ceremonies for the 43rd annual Empire State games highlight sustainability by using the same torch and cauldron used during the World University Games in January. About 2,000 athletes and their families are in Lake Placid and surrounding communities for the competition. Adirondack Sports Council spokesperson Jon Lundin says the majority of the athletes are from New York state.

Trudeau Institute director leaves, interim director appointed

SARANAC LAKE — Dr. Atsuo Kuki, who has led Saranac Lake’s Trudeau Institute for the past six years, has left his position. The institute’s board of directors appointed Bill Chapin, the institute’s chief administrative officer and chief financial officer, as its interim director shortly after the new year.

MacKenzie Overlook readies for tenants after FISU games

LAKE PLACID — Now that the Lake Placid 2023 FISU Winter World University Games have come to a close, the MacKenzie Overlook housing development on Wesvalley Road is being prepared for long-term tenants. The MacKenzie Overlook was bustling on Tuesday, Jan. 24 as people moved their belongings out of...

The big chill

LAKE PLACID — The National Weather Service on Wednesday, Feb. 1 issued a wind chill warning for northern New York and Vermont from 1 a.m. Friday through 1 p.m. Saturday. It includes Essex, Clinton, Franklin, Hamilton, St. Lawrence and Warren counties. Meanwhile, some outdoor recreation experts in the Tri-Lakes...

Whiteface may see record cold

Forecast calls for temperatures to continue falling. The summit of Whiteface Mountain may see its coldest recorded temperature tonight after a polar vortex moved into the region. “That speaks to the cold front and how dense the air is. It’s just an abnormally cold air mass that goes pretty deep...

New York organization receives fund for river preservation

JAY, N.Y. (WCAX) - Ausable River flooding has devastated several Adirondack communities over the years. With new state and federal funding, state and community organizations are hoping to protect and provide resources for the small towns and hamlets surrounding it. The Ausable River Association has identified 13 projects in the...

EYE ON BUSINESS: Time to spare

LAKE PLACID — When husband-and-wife team Tom and Kylen Anderson started looking for a new business venture in Lake Placid about a year ago, the former Bowlwinkles building at 2750 Main St. was right up their alley. Now, the Andersons and local business partner Rob Kane — general manager of the Great Adirondack Brewing Company — are on the brink of officially opening the revamped bowling alley as “Big Z’s Hangout at Lake Placid Lanes.”

Several Empire State Winter Games events rescheduled

LAKE PLACID — Due to expected extreme cold temperatures throughout the region, several of the events and competitions that make up the Feb. 2-5 Empire State Winter Games have been rescheduled. Below is the most up-to-date listing of days and times for the events affected:. — The Adaptive bobsled...

Ward Lumber supports community through donations

Jay, N.Y. — Each year, Ward Lumber matches donations made at its stores up to $2,000 in support of local charities. This year customers at the Jay location donated $1,383.96 from rounded up transactions. After the match Ward Lumber in Jay was able to donate $2,767.92 split between the Town of Jay Food Shelf and the Jay Wilmington Ecumenical Food Shelf. Both organizations provide critical support to community members who need it most.

Temperatures to plunge in the Adirondacks this weekend

DEC commissioner issues warning; Empire State Winter Games changes plans for outdoor activities. Dangerously cold weather is forecast to hit the Adirondacks Friday and Saturday, causing the state to issue a warning to people about recreating outside. The state Department of Environmental Conservation sent out its advisory Thursday morning asking...

North Country Chronic Disease Prevention Coalition in national spotlight

SARANAC LAKE, NY — The North Country Chronic Disease Prevention Coalition was in the national spotlight recently for its work to enhance the quality and quantity of evidence-based chronic disease prevention and self-management services in northern New York. The Georgia Health Policy Center’s grantee spotlight featured an interview with...

Wind chill watch in effect Thursday night through Saturday evening

LAKE PLACID — The National Weather Service Tuesday, Jan. 31 issued a wind chill watch for northern New York and Vermont from late Thursday night through Saturday evening. It includes Essex, Clinton, Franklin, Hamilton, St. Lawrence and Warren counties in the Adirondack region. The NWS says that dangerously cold...

Rea-Fisher is new Adirondack Diversity Initiative director

SARANAC LAKE — Tiffany Rea-Fisher has been hired by the Adirondack North Country Association as the new director for its Adirondack Diversity Initiative and is starting to travel around the Adirondacks, speaking with people along the way to carrying out the ADI’s goal — making the Adirondack region a more welcoming and inclusive place.