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New mystery by Lake Clear author explores Adirondack great camp culture

Lake Clear author Jamie Sheffield recently published another novel in his mystery/crime series featuring protagonist Tyler Cunningham. Sheffield, who teaches at Lake Placid Central School, writes mostly during the summer months. "Caretakers" is the sequel to his debut novel, "Here Be Monsters," and once again pitches Tyler Cunningham, an unconventional hero, into another mystery set in the Adirondacks.  Go to full article
Jamie Sheffield will sign copies of <i>Here Be Monsters</i> Saturday, 9:30-12 noon, at the Community Store in Saranac Lake. Photo courtesy the author.
Jamie Sheffield will sign copies of Here Be Monsters Saturday, 9:30-12 noon, at the Community Store in Saranac Lake. Photo courtesy the author.

How one Adironack mystery novel came to be

Like the protagonist in his debut novel, Here Be Monsters, Jamie Sheffield spent his childhood in New York City, and "escaped" to the Adirondacks later in life.

Sheffield spent most of last summer writing his mystery that pitches Tyler Cunningham, an unconventional hero, into a criminal whirlwind for which he is unprepared. Todd Moe talks with the Lake Clear writer about his first book, and the process of writing and publishing.  Go to full article
Tom Catillaz (left) and Bob Bevilacqua. Photos courtesy <em>Adirondack Daily Enterprise</em>
Tom Catillaz (left) and Bob Bevilacqua. Photos courtesy Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Airport the focus in Harrietstown race

While races for president, Congress, Assembly and other offices are sure to draw voters to the polls next month, a local campaign in the Saranac Lake area has also been sparking a lot of debate.

Two candidates who are veterans of the local political scene are vying to be supervisor of the town of Harrietstown.

The town's management of the Adirondack Regional Airport in Lake Clear has proved to be one of the most contentious issues in the campaign so far. Chris Knight reports.  Go to full article
The Adirondack Regional Airport in Lake Clear, New York.
The Adirondack Regional Airport in Lake Clear, New York.

New committee will consider future of Lake Clear airport

Officials in Harrietstown have organized a new citizens committee to study the cost and future management of the Adirondack Regional Airport in Lake Clear. The airport was the target of a scathing report from the state Comptroller's office earlier this month that found the facility had been mismanaged.  Go to full article

Schumer & Gillibrand visit Adirondacks

New York's two U.S. Senators will make rare joint appearances in the Adirondacks today. David Sommerstein reports.  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

Lake Clear school to close

Another North Country school is closing its doors for good. At the end of the current school year, students at Lake Clear Elementary -- part of the Saranac Lake Central School District -- will be sent to other buildings. The move follows a unanimous decision by the local school board last night. Chris Knight has details.  Go to full article

Celebrating farms and local food

NCPR is media sponsor for "Local Foods Connections," three events in early May celebrating the agriculture of the North Country with a focus on local food and the farm-to-table movement. The events will feature food experts, farmers, chefs and business people working toward local food sustainability. The events are May 1st in Lake Clear, May 2nd in Alexandria Bay and May 3rd in Croghan. Todd Moe spoke with Jefferson County Cooperative Extension's Molly Ames, one of the organizers.  Go to full article

Debate continues over closing Lake Clear?s elementary school

A consultant hired by the Saranac Lake School Board outlined options for possible downsizing of the Saranac Lake School District at a school board meeting last night. Management Advisory Group is recommending the district close Lake Clear Elementary School due to declining enrollment. About 40 Lake Clear parents and other district residents showed up at last night's meeting, most objecting to the closing of their neighborhood school. As Chris Knight reports, school board members appear to be split on the issue.  Go to full article

Big sky Airlines collapse part of national trend

Since airline de-regulation in the 1970s, America's small towns have struggled to find companies and passengers willing to use their airports. Here in the North Country, five airports are currently without service following the collapse of Big Sky airlines. Two new carriers have applied to take over those routes. But as Brian Mann reports, the number of airlines willing to serve rural airports is dwindling, despite Federal subsidies that total more than 100 million dollars a year.  Go to full article

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