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Veterans' Memorial Highway, looking toward Union Falls Lake. Photo: <a href="">terrirowan</a>, Creative Ccmmons, some rights reserved
Veterans' Memorial Highway, looking toward Union Falls Lake. Photo: terrirowan, Creative Ccmmons, some rights reserved

NY hosting public meeting on Whiteface Mt. repairs

WILMINGTON, N.Y. (AP) State transportation officials are holding a public information meeting this week regarding the Cuomo administration's plans for a $12 million road project on Whiteface Mountain in the Adirondacks.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced last month that state will repair the Veterans' Memorial Highway on the mountain, home to a ski resort and a popular scenic tourist spot near Lake Placid.  Go to full article

A closer look at Adirondack wildlife

The public is invited to a closer look at North Country wildlife -- coyotes, foxes, owls -- at the annual Habitat Awareness Day in Wilmington on Sunday (11am - 4pm). Steve and Wendy Hall own and operate the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge and Rehabilitation Center, which helps injured creatures. Steve told Todd Moe that it's important to offer visitors the opportunity to learn about the wildlife that shares our habitat.  Go to full article
Gore mt. is an economic engine for Warren County.
Gore mt. is an economic engine for Warren County.

ORDA cuts appear less likely

The state Assembly issued its proposed spending blueprint yesterday. Democratic leaders there proposed saving the Ogdensburg Correctional Facility. They also called for full funding for the Olympic Regional Development Authority. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Fran Betters passes away; legendary Ausable fly fisherman

A North Country legend passed away over the weekend. Fran Betters from Wilmington taught fly fishing, tied trout flies and wrote books about fishing. Betters, who was 78 years old, had been ailing for months. His shop on the bank of the Ausable River was a destination for sportsmen from around the world. Betters knew what insects were hatching, and near which rocks the biggest fish were waiting. He fished the Ausable River since he was a boy, and he knew each rapid and pool. He also learned that there is more to fishing than fishing. Lamar Bliss has this Meet the Masters profile.  Go to full article

Fighting teenage drug/alcohol abuse, one house at a time

Officials in an Adirondack school district have launched an anti-alcohol and drugs network. "Safe Homes" was unveiled at the start of the school year in Lake Placid and Wilmington. It gives parents a new way to build a network of home supervision for teens and their friends. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article

Vacation home developers eye Wilmington

Wilmington, home to the Whiteface Mountain ski area, is looking increasingly attractive to developers. There are at least three subdivision plans to build second homes in an area long overshadowed by neighboring Lake Placid. Local officials say they welcome the increased tax base but are also concerned about the changing character of their community. Jacob Resneck reports.  Go to full article
The Toll Road starts off with lots of scrapes and bumps...
The Toll Road starts off with lots of scrapes and bumps...

First big snow brings first Adk ski

A sizable snowstorm smacked much of the North Country on Thursday, dropping five inches in some parts of the Adirondacks.
That means snow shovels and window scrapers, not to mention a few fender-benders. But it also means a first chance to dust off those cross-country skis that have been sitting in the garage all summer. Brian Mann took the afternoon off to enjoy the weather and sent this audio postcard.  Go to full article
Example of CYC Wilmington Arts Poster, artist Nip Rogers
Example of CYC Wilmington Arts Poster, artist Nip Rogers

Lake Placid/Wilmington connecting youth with artists

Teens in the High Peaks are taking part in a series of arts workshops this fall hosted by the Lake Placid/Wilmington Connecting Youth and Communities Coalition in Lake Placid and Wilmington. In Wilmington, the program will be held Tuesday afternoons in the basement of the Church of the Nazarene (3:30-5:30 pm). The Lake Placid workshops are held Wednesday evenings (6-8 pm) at the Shipman Youth Center. Doug Haney, a spokesman for the coalition, says the free afternoon-evening arts workshops are for teens in grades 7-12.  Go to full article

ORDA Faces Assembly Review

The Olympic Regional Development Authority -- which runs major sports venues in Wilmington, Lake Placid, and North Creek -- is facing a review by two powerful Democrats who head committees in the state Assembly. Richard Brodsky from Westchester and Paul Tonko from Schenectady are both reviewing ORDA's internal operations. This review follows a report last year from the state comptroller that slammed ORDA's board for lax fiscal oversight. Todd Moe spoke with Brian Mann.  Go to full article

Wilmington Town Vote On $7 Million Water Project

Voters in Wilmington will decide tomorrow whether to spend seven million dollars improving the local water system. The project would connect the town's water supply to the ski area at Whiteface Mountain. Town supervisor Jeannie Ashworth spoke with Brian Mann. An informational meeting will be held tonight at 7 pm at Wilmington's town hall. Voting at the town hall takes place on Saturday.  Go to full article

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