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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

Big Sky begins north country flights

Big Sky Airlines began flying planes yesterday out of the Adirondack Regional Airport in Lake Clear and the Plattsburgh Airport. Operating as a Delta connection, Big Sky will provide three round trip flights each weekday and each weekend to Boston. As Chris Knight reports from Saranac Lake, business leaders and elected officials are optimistic the service will be used by local residents and tourists.  Go to full article

APA cracks down on Lake Clear homeowners

The Adirondack Park Agency says the owners of a luxury home near Tupper Lake will have to move the structure, or pay a $50,000 fine. APA officials say the house was built illegally on the shoreline of Lake Clear. Chris Knight has details.  Go to full article

Big Sky air routes to include Lake Clear and Plattsburgh

Montana-based Big-Sky Airlines has secured the federal subsidy to provide commercial air service at the Adirondack Regional Airport in Lake Clear and Plattsburgh International Airport. The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded Big Sky, the only company to submit a proposal, a $2.4 million annual subsidy on Thursday. Big Sky already flies out of the airports in Watertown, Ogdensburg and Massena. As Chris Knight reports, local officials hope their residents will embrace the new service.  Go to full article

Adirondack plane crash victim had criminal past

The man who died in a plane crash last month at the Adirondack Regional Airport in Lake Clear had assumed another identity for more than 15 years in an attempt to escape what police say was a criminal past. 49 year-old Scott Thomas has been tentatively identified through his fingerprints as Phillip W. Cook, according to State Police, who also found a suitcase with $60,000 in cash in the plane wreckage. Chris Knight reports.  Go to full article

Budgets OKed; Voters Save Lake Clear School

The vast majority of school budgets passed in the North Country yesterday. Budgets were defeated in Gouverneur, Indian Lake, Fort Edward, and Hadley-Luzerne Central School. Most spending propositions passed too. But voters in Massena said no to a $30 million dollar capital project to improve playing fields and add space to the school buildings. In Glens Falls a 2.5 million dollar proposal to install synthetic turf at the high school football field was narrowly defeated. It was a clean sweep for school budgets in Clinton, Essex, Jefferson, Lewis and Franklin counties.
But in Saranac Lake, voters rejected several controversial spending proposals, including a plan that would have meant the closure of an elementary school in Lake Clear. Chris Knight has more.  Go to full article

Saranac Lake School In Question

Voters in the Saranac Lake School District will head to the polls on Tuesday to decide the fate of a small elementary school in Lake Clear. The school, which currently has 55 students, has been targeted for closure due to declining enrollment and rising building maintenance costs. But, as Chris Knight reports, a large group of Lake Clear parents and residents are urging the voters to reject a proposition that would lead to the school's closure.  Go to full article

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