Aug 29, 2014 — We all know North Country summers end in ice. Labor Day weekend gives way to an all-too-short autumn, longer nights, and then to the first snow. But on the shore of Great Sacandaga Lake in the southern Adirondacks, locals and seasonal visitors celebrate the end of summer with fire.
Every Labor Day weekend for 15 years, hundreds of people gather on the shore, building massive bonfires and holding impromptu firework shows.
Brian Mann was on the beach for last year's Ring of Fire and sent this audio postcard. Go to full article
Aug 28, 2014 — SPECULATOR, N.Y. (AP) A village in the Adirondacks is dedicating a new park to Gene Tunney, the Hall of Fame boxer who trained in the North Country before his two epic bouts with Jack Dempsey nearly 90 years ago.
The Daily Gazette of Schenectady reports that Gene Tunney park will be dedicated Thursday afternoon in Speculator, 67 miles northwest of Albany. Go to full article
Aug 27, 2014 — It's peak harvest season in the garden and Saranac Lake is celebrating fresh food and local farm abundance with its annual "Farm 2 Fork" Festival in Riverside Park this... Go to full article
Aug 27, 2014 — Officials at Paul Smiths College say a student died on the campus north of Saranac Lake last night. Details remain unclear, but Nicholas Pendl from Allegany New York, was... Go to full article
Aug 27, 2014 — Three years ago, Hurricane Irene ripped through the New York's eastern Adirondacks destroying roads, homes, and the fire station in the town of Jay. Accroding to fire chief... Go to full article
Aug 26, 2014 — LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) New York's newest roadside historic marker honors an upstate native who grew up in the Adirondacks and went on to become a prominent figure in Hawaii... Go to full article