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Beth Johnson presents a check to State Theater owner Sally Strasser (R). Photo: Brian Mann
Beth Johnson presents a check to State Theater owner Sally Strasser (R). Photo: Brian Mann

Tupper's State Theater gets digital boost

The effort to save North Country cinemas gathered steam this week in Tupper Lake, with the local arts council donating $10,000 to help the State Theater.

It's part of a region-wide effort, called "Go Digital Or Go Dark" that aims to help movie theaters make the transition to expensive new computerized projectors.  Go to full article
Log rolling at the annual Tupper Lake event.  Photo: Tupper Lake Woodsmen's Association
Log rolling at the annual Tupper Lake event. Photo: Tupper Lake Woodsmen's Association

Tupper Lake celebrates 30 years of "Woodsmen's Days"

This weekend marks the 30th anniversary of the Tupper Lake Woodsmen's Days. Todd Moe talks with co-organizer Shawn Augustus about Tupper Lake's celebration of logging and the timber industry.  Go to full article
Adirondack Health Chief Senior Services Officer Marc Walker talks with Uihlein Living Center resident Peggy Forkey at the Lake Placid nursing home in November of last year. Photo: Chris Knight via <a href="http://adirondackdailyenterprise.com/page/content.detail/id/536629/Nursing-homes-in-the-red.html">Adirondack Daily Enterprise</a>
Adirondack Health Chief Senior Services Officer Marc Walker talks with Uihlein Living Center resident Peggy Forkey at the Lake Placid nursing home in November of last year. Photo: Chris Knight via Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Can the North Country make nursing homes work?

Many nursing homes around the state are seeing big financial losses, and the situation is the same, if not worse, here in the North Country.

That's sparked a dialogue in the last few months among the region's long-term care leaders about ways they can partner, share services or even consolidate under one organization. Leaders of at least eight to 10 of the region's nursing homes have been involved in these talks.

Some long-term care advocates believe North Country nursing homes are at a tipping point.  Go to full article
Mose Ginsberg
Mose Ginsberg

Adirondack Attic: from peddler to Tupper Lake civic leader

We continue our series, the Adirondack Attic, with Andy Flynn. You may know Andy from his series of Adirondack Attic books on local history. He uses the objects people make, use and leave behind to tell stories about the life and times of the region. NCPR is collaborating with Andy and his sources at the Adirondack Museum and other historical associations and museums in the region to bring these stories to air.

Today, we'll listen to a 1969 interview with Tupper Lake business pioneer Mose Ginsberg, who immigrated to the Adirondacks in the 1890's as a teenager.  Go to full article
One of the Ton-Da-Lay architectural drawings from 1972.  Photo: Andy Flynn
One of the Ton-Da-Lay architectural drawings from 1972. Photo: Andy Flynn

Adirondack Attic: Remembering Ton-Da-Lay

Andy Flynn visited the Adirondack Museum to look at architectural drawings for Ton-Da-Lay, a development in the town of Altamont, now Tupper Lake, that was proposed in the 1970s.

It called for creating 4,000 lots on 18,500 acres of property in the northern part of the town, with a goal of attracting 20,000 people. That's four times the population of the villages of Tupper Lake or Saranac Lake. The proposal was approved by the town, but rejected by the state.  Go to full article
Bill Mozdzier and Jim LaValley work to get Chair 2 ready for opening day in 2009. ARISE now says the ski hill will close. Photo: Brian Mann
Bill Mozdzier and Jim LaValley work to get Chair 2 ready for opening day in 2009. ARISE now says the ski hill will close. Photo: Brian Mann

Big Tupper ski area to close

A local group that organized in 2009 to reopen Big Tupper Ski Area and to advocate for development of the Adirondack Club and Resort says the popular local destination will not reopen this year.

The group, called ARISE, operated the mountain on a volunteer basis, while waiting for a new resort destination to be built in Tupper Lake.

The group struggled last year because of the warm, snowless winter.  Go to full article

Books: "Rising from the Swamp"

The outdoors and natural beauty are draws for many communities in the Adirondacks. According to the author of a new book, Rising from the Swamp, a source of pride for many in downtown Tupper Lake, aka the "Swamp," is the legacy of its pioneer families. Todd Moe talks with author and Tupper Lake native Carol Poole about the book and a decade of research into Tupper Lake's past.  Go to full article

Analysis: The bigger picture in the myriad of local choices

Brian Mann and Martha Foley sort through the implications of an Election Day that featured scores of races that decided important questions about local leadership.  Go to full article
I decided if youíre not 110 percent behind the resort, itís not going to
work. - Paul Maroun

Incumbent Desmarais drops out of Tupper Lake mayor race

Tupper Lake village mayor Mickey Desmarais says he won't seek another term and is bowing out of the mayor's race. In an interview with the Tupper Lake Free Press, Desmarais said the criticism that he has received over his handling of the Adirondack Club and Resort project has put strain on his family. "It doesn't bother me, but it hurts them," Desmarais told the newspaper.

Desmarais has continued to raise questions about the proposed resort, its impact on the local economy and plans for the Big Tupper Ski resort. The mayor had faced growing criticism from his opponent in the race, Republican Paul Maroun, who argued that village leaders should strongly back the project.

Speaking with WNBZ radio, Maroun said the community's mayor should be "110% behind the resort." According to Maroun, environmental groups are "still out there right now lobbying in Albany to kill this project."

The Adirondack Club and Resort project is expected to face a vote by the Adirondack Park Agency in January.  Go to full article

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