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The budget isn’t likely to be formally passed until late this week (probably Thursday, it looks like), but information is coming out at this point about what’s in there, and people are starting to respond. For example, North Country Now...
OK, it’s Super Bowl weekend. Let’s talk beer. According to the New York State Brewers Association’s list, there are more than a hundred breweries across New York. Two of the newest are in the North Country. Saranac Lake’s...
Many of us put a lot of miles on our vehicles doing the work we do in rural communities. Here’s an outline of the circle I made yesterday: I started out in old DeKalb (near Gouverneur on this map), drove to Potsdam (via a convoluted back roads...
You may think the presidential election is the main topic of conversation around the north country, but I’m here to tell you that’s not what people are talking about when I run into them in the grocery store or local diner or bookstore...
The Plattsburgh Press-Republican is reporting this morning that the Lake Placid board of education will not renew the contract of Randy Richards, the controversial superintendent who has been a lightning rod for months. “The Board of Education...
News stories tagged with "lake-placid"
Jan 30, 2002 — 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
Jan 28, 2002 — 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 a van. As Brian Mann reports, the ceremony honored a long, full life. Go to full article
Jan 23, 2002 — 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 weeks before his grandson will compete at the Winter Games in Salt Lake City. North Country Public Radio's Brian Mann has our remembrance. Go to full article
Jan 21, 2002 — 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 reports. Go to full article
Jan 10, 2002 — 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 support. Go to full article
Dec 03, 2001 — In February, the United States will host the Olympic Winter Games, for the first time since 1980 in Lake Placid. The Salt Lake Olympics will also mark the return of the sport of skeleton, after a 56-year absence from the Games. Lake Placid resident, Jimmy Shea, hopes to make the U.S. Olympic skeleton team. If he does this he'll become the first third-generation American Winter Olympian. Recently, Jimmy Shea was in Lake Placid to take part in the National Team Trial races. Beth Schmidt had a chance to spend some time with him. Go to full article
Nov 22, 2001 — The sport of curling is played in 35 countries. It's particularly popular in Canada. But there are pockets of enthusiasts on the U.S. side of the border too. Beth Schmidt stopped by a recent open house at the Lake Placid Curling Club. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Oct 03, 2001 — A conversation with Malone artist and entrepreneur Ruth Jones Ryan. At 92, she says it's never too late to do what you love. Her drawings and paintings go on display tomorrow at the Adirondack Craft Center in Lake Placid. Todd Moe reports. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Jul 03, 2001 — Todd Moe talks with Lake Placid Sinfonietta violinist John Huwiler about the ensemble's history and upcoming summer concert series. Go to full article