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We're going to show the state that we can do this, and do it in a way that's better than the past.

Lake Placid pools resources to save winter games

Officials from across the North Country were shocked Wednesday when the state announced it was canceling the popular winter and summer Empire State Games to help close New York's growing budget gap.

Within a day, community leaders from the Lake Placid region announced they would save the 2011 winter games, despite losing state funding.

Representatives from the towns of North Elba and Wilmington, the village of Lake Placid, the Lake Placid Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the state Olympic Regional Development Authority decided Wednesday night to pool their resources.
Chris Morris has our story.  Go to full article

Empire Games loss will hurt Lake Placid

The Paterson Administration has cut funding for the 2011 Empire State Games, citing the state's ongoing fiscal crisis. The popular annual competitions are run by the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

The news came in a letter from Lisa Del Signore, the administrator of the games, to athletes informing them that the winter, summer, and senior games, as well as the games for the physically challenged, have all been canceled.

The Poughkeepsie Journal, which broke the story, reports Del Signore's letter also said, "Perhaps in the future the economic climate will improve and the games will experience a rebirth."

The winter games were scheduled to take place in Lake Placid in late February. As Chris Morris reports, athletes and tourism officials will miss them:  Go to full article
People like Lake Colby [School]?it's like the "Little House on the Prairie" school.

Saranac Lake district may close another school

Officials from the Saranac Lake Central School District say a committee is looking into the possibility of closing Lake Colby School.

The move comes less than a year after the district closed another school in Lake Clear. Chris Morris has our story.  Go to full article

VA clinic construction under way in Saranac Lake

The first concrete has been poured for a new veterans' clinic in Saranac Lake. Officials hope to be able open the center early next year, despite a contract delay that held work up for part of the summer building season.

The new clinic downtown on Depot St. is one of two now under construction to serve veterans in the region.

HES Ventures is overseeing the building's construction and will lease the property to the Department of Veterans Affairs under a contract finalized in August. Chris Morris has more.  Go to full article
We?re going to push, push, push to reach our goal as soon as possible... now is the time to start talking about job openings.

Community Store close in Saranac Lake

Organizers of the Community Store in Saranac Lake say they're very close to their fund raising goal of half a million dollars. And they've found a potential location in the village. Chris Morris reports the store could open in early summer.  Go to full article
We're all in the same boat ? the roads aren't getting any better and nothing is getting any younger.

Highway funds in doubt

With winter fast approaching and the construction season coming to an end, highway superintendents in the North Country are wondering how they will fund critical bridge and road projects next year.

The New York State County Highway Superintendents Association issued a statement this week saying many local governments don't have enough funds to pay for crucial bridge and road projects.

As Chris Morris reports, some of the most highly traveled roads in the Adirondacks are sliding into disrepair.  Go to full article

Police, Forest Rangers find body of missing Lake Clear woman

An Adirondack woman missing since the weekend was found dead yesterday after an intensive search north of Saranac Lake. State police haven't yet disclosed the cause of death, or said whether the incident is being considered suspicious. Chris Morris has details.  Go to full article

Cuomo wants to make Albany "work"

Gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo continued a North Country swing of his RV tour for a "New New York" Friday.

Following campaign events in Warren and Jefferson counties, New York's attorney general stopped at the adult center in Saranac Lake, where he vowed to change the political atmosphere in Albany. Chris Morris was there.  Go to full article

North Country soldier orients military leaders in Afghanistan

A major reorganization of NATO's southern command in Afghanistan is underway as thousands of fresh US troops arrive in Kandahar. The units are part of President Obama's surge strategy and will play a key role in securing the Taliban stronghold.

Members of the 10th Mountain Division are among the new soldiers to arrive there. The green arrivals need to get oriented, especially those higher up in the chain of command. That task falls to people like Army Captain Sean Kane of Lake Placid. Kane's with Fort Drum's 1st Brigade.

He returned from Afghanistan last week. He told reporter Chris Morris he's enjoying a couple weeks of relaxation with his fiancée after his deployment.  Go to full article

Plan in the works to save Adirondack Visitor Center

The Adirondack Park Agency and Paul Smith's College are working on a memorandum of understanding to preserve the popular Visitor Interpretive Center near the college.

The center is on college land, but the Park Agency owns the buildings. The MOU would allow the college to buy them. State comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has to approve the deal, but local leaders, including college president John Mills, are optimistic. Chris Morris has the story.  Go to full article

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