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Construction crews reinforce a hillside that is slowly migrating downward toward Broadway in downtown Saranac Lake near the intersection of Broadway and Bloomingdale Avenue. Photo: Mark Kurtz
Construction crews reinforce a hillside that is slowly migrating downward toward Broadway in downtown Saranac Lake near the intersection of Broadway and Bloomingdale Avenue. Photo: Mark Kurtz

Shifting hillside threatens Saranac Lake main street

A steep hillside that sits above downtown Saranac Lake has begun to slide toward the village's main street, Broadway.

That's according to an announcement released over the weekend by village mayor Clyde Rabideau.

Rabideau says "years of rain and gravity" have caused the hillside to shift, possibly endangering people and property.

According to the release, a Federal FEMA grant is paying for a project to sink anchors into the slope that will help stabilize it.

Rabideau says a company from Plattsburgh has begun work on the project and are hoping to finish before winter conditions set in.  Go to full article
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, right, shakes hands with a woman outside Adirondack Health's new Wound and Hyperbaric Center in Saranac Lake, which he toured on Friday. Photo: Chris Knight, Adirondack Daily Enterprise
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, right, shakes hands with a woman outside Adirondack Health's new Wound and Hyperbaric Center in Saranac Lake, which he toured on Friday. Photo: Chris Knight, Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Schumer tours new wound treatment center in Saranac Lake

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer made a swing through the North Country Friday, stopping in Saranac Lake, Ticonderoga and Indian Lake. While in Saranac Lake, the senator toured the newest of several facilities operated by Adirondack Health. Sen. Schumer pushed for legislation to extend a Medicare program that supports rural hospitals.  Go to full article
Eating and ambling at last year's Farm 2 Fork festival. Photo: Todd Moe
Eating and ambling at last year's Farm 2 Fork festival. Photo: Todd Moe

Farmers, cooks and food lovers gather in Saranac Lake

Saranac Lake's Farm 2 Fork Festival will celebrate local farms and bounty on Saturday. The annual end-of-summer event includes workshops, cooking demonstrations and, of course, a chance to eat locally grown food. Adirondack Green Circle founder Gail Brill, who's organizing the event in Riverside Park, says it's a user-friendly festival and a place to learn new skills. She spoke with Todd Moe about the event's featured guest, Maryland chicken farmer Carole Morison, who will give a special presentation tonight at the Harrietstown Town Hall.  Go to full article

Preview: "Hobofest" in Saranac Lake

The arrival of the Adirondack Scenic Railroad train on Sunday morning in Saranac Lake will kick off this year's Hobofest. The fourth annual all-day free music festival will include lots of music, both imported and local, and food for both lunch and dinner. Todd Moe spoke with artist Peter Seward, one of the organizers of the event.  Go to full article
Jackie Altman paints "en plein air" near Lake Placid.
Jackie Altman paints "en plein air" near Lake Placid.

Art that conveys a sense of immediacy

Many Adirondack artists will tell you that our region offers nearly all the elements a landscape painter looks for - mountains, trees, waterways and ever-changing hues of green, gray and blue. You'll find dozens of artists outdoors this week in the Adirondacks painting "plein air" during Saranac Lake's Fourth Annual Plein Air Festival, part of the "Great Adirondack Days" celebration.

It's a time-honored tradition, particularly by artists who want to convey a sense of immediacy. They'll find a spot with a great view of a mountain or along a stream, prop up an easel and paint just as they see it. Most works are completed within hours on the spot. Spontaneity is key. Bugs, rain and fleeting sunlight are challenges.

Last summer, Todd Moe tagged along when Lake Placid artist Jackie Altman returned to a favorite spot with views of some of the High Peaks.  Go to full article
Michael Scaringe. Photo: NY State Police
Michael Scaringe. Photo: NY State Police

BREAKING: Scaringe found guilty by Franklin County jury

UPDATE: Chris Knight reports from Malone that a jury found Michael Scaringe guilty of having sex with a 13-year-old girl at his home in Saranac Lake in December 2009.

The verdict came in just after 2 pm.

He was 61 at the time and was the director of a local youth center. That's where he met the girl.

Chris Knight will have more on this story Thursday morning during the 8 O'clock Hour.  Go to full article
Mackenzie Barmen and James Patterson  Photo: Pendragon
Mackenzie Barmen and James Patterson Photo: Pendragon

Theatre Review: "The Last Five Years" at Pendragon Theatre

The Last Five Years is running in rep at Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake through September 2. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night and has this review.  Go to full article
In fact, our quarrel shouldn't be with one another. It should be with our state legislators and our governor.

State budget squeezes school Pre-K programs

When New York State first started funding universal pre-kindergarten programs, educators and policy-makers cited studies that showed the early schooling was a big plus for children. Some 14 years later, the educational impacts of pre-K are still recognized, and more parents are enrolling their kids.

However, budget-crunched New York hasn't increased pre-K funding, and with local districts reluctant to pick up the slack, some children are being shut out. Chris Morris reports.  Go to full article
The bass and loon carousel figures in Saranac Lake. Photo: Jack Barette
The bass and loon carousel figures in Saranac Lake. Photo: Jack Barette

A carousel for the Adirondacks

The Adirondack Carousel holds a Grand Opening in Saranac Lake this Saturday. The $1.3 million project is the culmination of years of work. Todd Moe talks with Karen Loffler, who first proposed the idea to the village board in 2001, and Marge Glowa, the project's capital campaign director.  Go to full article
Sandy Gothard will be the featured mad hatter on Friday night.
Sandy Gothard will be the featured mad hatter on Friday night.

March "Mad Hat" Madness in Saranac Lake

You'll have a chance to show off that favorite, wild hat at Bluseed Studios in Saranac Lake on Friday night (5:30 pm). Judges will pick the craziest, most entertaining hats and the Mad Hatter's Party will also support programs for women living with cancer, chronic diseases and whose spouses are serving in the military.

Creative Healing Connections has provided retreats in the Adirondacks for women for the past 14 years and proceeds from Friday's event will fund scholarships.

Todd Moe spoke with Naj Wikoff, president of Creative Healing Connections, about Friday's Mad Hatter's Party and how the arts can be used as a tool for healing.  Go to full article

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