Saranac Lake school board President Debra Lennon, left, and Lake Placid school board President Mary Dietrich lead a discussion about sharing services between the two districts at a joint board meeting Wednesday in Saranac Lake. Photo: Adirondack Enterprise
Saranac Lake, NY, Sep 07, 2012 — Schools in Lake Placid and Saranac Lake open with vacancies in the top office this fall. And it looks as if sharing a superintendent is off the table for two school districts, at least for now.
But in a rare joint meeting this week, the school boards agreed to look into other ways they could share services. Go to full article
May 30, 2008 — A group of nurses and other unionized workers rallied yesterday for more staff at Sunmount Developmental Center in Tupper Lake. The state-run facility is home to more than 200 residents with mental and physical disabilities. Nurses say a staff shortage is hurting patients and straining staff. Jacob Resneck reports. Go to full article
Nov 28, 2006 — Local leaders from three Adirondack villages held a joint meeting last night to press for more financial aid from New York state. Mayors and village trustees from Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, and Lake Placid voted together on a resolution demanding help from Albany with property tax relief. They say cities are getting too big a slice of municipal-aid funding. As Brian Mann reports, the joint session was described as a historic first step toward closer partnership. Go to full article
May 18, 2005 — The New York Power Authority says planning for a new power line to the Tri-Lakes is almost complete. The $49-million project is designed to end chronic power problems in the area. Martha Foley has more. Go to full article
May 27, 2004 — We've been hearing this week about the shortage of affordable housing in the North Country. In many communities, local governments and activist groups are getting organized, looking for solutions. In the Tri-Lakes area, Adirondack Habitat for Humanity has launched an effort to salvage abandoned houses. As Chris Knight reports, it's a way for low-income families to buy their own home. It's also a boost for struggling neighborhoods. Go to full article