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Joan Weill Adirondack Library Opens at Paul Smith's College with Reading by Publisher Tom Hughes

In the Adirondacks, the local library is often the most vital place in town. In many hamlets and villages, the library serves as a meeting place, a center for culture and community, as well as a place to borrow books. Those little libraries were joined by a major colleague this week, as Paul Smiths College opened its new Joan Weill Adirondack Library. At a ceremony to mark the opening, writer Tom Hughes read an essay about his own love for books. Hughes now publishes Adirondack Life magazine, but he says his romance with literature and libraries bloomed late in life.  Go to full article

"Olympic" Village: Lake Placid Prosperity a Long-Distance Event

Hosting the 2002 Winter Olympics offers Salt Lake City the chance to take the world stage--building prestige and boosting the local economy. Lake Placid hosted the Winter games in 1932 and again in 1980. The "Olympic village" is now a busy resort town and the Adirondacks' most popular tourist destination. But as Brian Mann reports, Lake Placid has struggled at times to translate its long Olympic history into lasting prosperity.  Go to full article

Third Generation Olympian, Lake Placid's Jim Shea, Attends State of the Union Address

A Lake Placid native was in Washington DC last night for President Bush's State of the Union address. Jim Shea, Jr. will compete next month at the Salt Lake Winter Olympics. He was invited to Capitol Hill just days after the death of his grandfather, Olympic icon Jack Shea. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Lake Placid Turns Out to Honor Jack Shea, Olympian

Hundreds of people turned out on Friday in Lake Placid for a public funeral honoring 91-year-old Olympic medallist Jack Shea. Shea died last week after his car was struck by...  Go to full article

Saranac Lake Winter Carnival on Thin Ice

Winter Carnival season is almost here. Across the north country, towns and villages will hold parades and concerts--and they'll crown their winter royalty. But one thing in...  Go to full article

Remembering Winter Olympian Jack Shea

Lake Placid's legendary Winter Olympian, Jack Shea, died this week in a car crash near his home. The 91-year-old was the oldest living gold medalist. He was killed just three...  Go to full article

Lake Placid Hosts World Mogul and Aerial Jumping Competition

Lake Placid grabbed some of the winter sport spotlight over the weekend. Skiers from around the world competed in the mogul and aerial jumping competitions. Brian Mann...  Go to full article

Confessions of a Library "Criminal"

Brian Mann's commentary on his love of reading and books--and a love-hate relationship with libraries.  Go to full article

Assemblyman Chris Ortloff praises Pataki's Support of Winter Olympics Plans

Governor Pataki also mentioned the North Country in his plans to return the Winter Olympics to Lake Placid, although he didn't say when. Assemblyman Chris Ortloff praised the...  Go to full article

Undefeated Adirondack Legends Seeking Senior Gold

Martha Foley talks with Lonnie Avery of the Adirondack Legends senior hockey team. The team is undefeated and on course for the gold medal at the Senior Olympic Hockey...  Go to full article

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