From left, Clarkson University President Tony Collins, Empire State Development President Ken Adams and Trudeau Institute President and CEO Ron Goldfarb sign a memorandum of understanding Wednesday at the Lake Placid Conference Center. Photo: Chris Knight, courtesy Adirondack Daily Enterprise
Nov 21, 2013 — Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that the state will partner with Trudeau Institute and Clarkson University to create a "world-class" biotechnology research and development enterprise.
At an event in Lake Placid, Cuomo said the $35 million deal will stabilize and save jobs at the Saranac Lake-based nonprofit research center, and attract new investment that could bring hundreds of new jobs to the North Country. Go to full article
Nov 21, 2013 — State education commissioner John King and board of regents chair Merryl Tisch faced a barrage of criticism yesterday when they traveled to Schroon Lake in the Adirondacks to meet with parents and educators.
"It is challenging to raise standards. Any change process is challenging. But I am very optimistic because of what I see in classrooms," King said.
King argued that a national effort to raise public education standards was bound to hit road bumps and snags. But behind all the shouting and public debates and angry hearings in Albany, he insisted that students and teachers are adapting. Go to full article
Potsdam, NY, Nov 20, 2013 — You probably don't hear his music everyday, but Bob Washburn was a cherished resident of the North Country, and a household name among many musicians, band directors teachers and composers.
Washburn, who died last week at 85 in Ogdensburg, received numerous awards, and his music was performed around the world including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and at the White House for the President and Mrs. Kennedy.
Washburn was a former Dean and a Professor Emeritus at the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam. In 1980, he was commissioned to write music for the Lake Placid Winter Olympics.
As a remembrance, we share some of Bob Washburn's memories of being a student at Crane in the 1940s and writing music for the Olympics. He told Todd Moe that Olympics officials decided to tap a team of local composers at SUNY Potsdam to write new music for the games. Go to full article
Nov 18, 2013 — Plastics are a part of modern life--they're in everything. Plastics are even in our skin care products. Exfoliating beads called microbeads in many facial scrubs are made... Go to full article
Nov 15, 2013 — It can be expensive and time-consuming for farmers, especially small farmers, to go through the organic certification process. But there's another option. It's called... Go to full article
Nov 15, 2013 — For the last year musicians Tom Akstens and Neil Rossi have been traveling around the region celebrating their 50th year of performing together. They first started playing... Go to full article