Archives for November 2018

Local Students ELA Scores Show Mixed Results

(LAKE PLACID, NY) – 80 percent of Lake Placid High School students are proficient in the Regents exams but only about 30 percent of those in grades 3 through 8 passed the state’s English language arts and math tests. The results from the Spring ELA test are posted on the State Education Department Website. The rates for Lake Placid students are below the state average of 45 percent proficiency in both math and ELA, as are those of the other Tri-Lakes school districts. Saranac Lake had the same 31 percent proficiency in ELA and 26 percent in math. Tupper Lake showed 24 percent in ELA and 28 percent in math. Keene, on the other hand, showed 68 percent proficiency in ELA and 63 percent in math. Local school officials say recent changes to the test account for the low percentages.

Saranac Lake Fish and Game Clubs Sponsors Summer Camp for Kids

(SARANAC LAKE, NY) – The Saranac Lake Fish and Game Club will sponsor two children to attend a summer camp run by the New York State Department of Environmental conservation.
Camp will run for one week sessions for seven weeks at most camps; Pack Forest will run for eight weeks. Additional information can be found at www.dec.ny.gov/education/61769.html

Public Comments Welcome on Proposed ATV Plan for Adirondack Park

(TUPPER LAKE, NY) – The state DEP wants to hear from the public on a proposed plan that would allow seasonal all-terrain vehicle use on private lands at the western edge of the Adirondack Park. The area is comprised of roughly 17,000 acres in St. Lawrence County. The DEC has proposed an amendment to the easement agreement that would create a parking area and foot trail, as well as some changes to snowmobile trails. Comments will be accepted thru December 21.

NY Giants Aim for Sunday Win Against the Eagles

(East Rutherford, NJ) — The New York Giants will look to get back on the winning track this weekend. Big Blue had won two in a row before falling to the Philadelphia Eagles last weekend. Sunday, they’ll be hosting the Chicago Bears at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Kickoff is set for one o’clock.

Weekend Services for Fallen State Trooper

(Mayfield, NY) — Services will begin this weekend for fallen State Trooper Jeremy VanNostrand. Calling hours will be Sunday at Mayfield Junior/Senior High School and his funeral will be Monday at Saint John Gabriel the Archangel Roman Catholic Church in Rotterdam. VanNostrand was in his personal vehicle waiting to turn into the State Police barracks in Montgomery County Tuesday morning when he was rear-ended by a box truck. The impact sent his vehicle into traffic, where it was hit by a pickup truck. The 36-year-old was rushed to the hospital but was later pronounced dead. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

Adirondack Foundation Offers Fundraising Workshop for Non-Profits

(TUPPER LAKE, NY) – The Adirondack Foundation is offering a seminar called “Money for Nonprofits: How to Raise It, How to Manage It” on Saturday, Dec. 8, at Tupper Arts in Tupper Lake. Small non profit staff and volunteers will learn about financial management and how to build a fundraising program. Anyone who works for a nonprofit organization or serves on a nonprofit board is welcome to attend.

State Grant Money to Saranac Lake Will Improve Wastewater Treatment

(SARANAC LAKE,NY) — Just over one million dollars in state grant money is on the way to Saranac Lake. Village leaders say the money will be mixed in with a larger $8 million group of projects at the Saranac Lake Wastewater Treatment Plant. Upgrades including a clarifier that will cook out any remaining micro-organisms that survive the village’s current wastewater treatment process.

Parade is Added to Lake Placid ICG Event Schedule

(LAKE PLACID,NY) – The Lake Placid Village Board of Trustees approves plans for an evening parade during the International Children’s Games in January. The ICG is a winter sports competition from Jan. 6 to the 11 where nearly five hundred student athletes ages 12-15 from around the world will take part in events such as hockey, alpine skiing and figure skating. Along with the sports, the local organizing committee is also setting up fun activities for the student-athletes to enjoy in between competitions.

Audit Finds Problems with State’s Opioid Prescription Monitoring System

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new audit from the state Comptroller’s office finds problems in how addiction treatment programs use New York’s opioid prescription monitoring system. The I-Stop monitoring system was created to prevent people from seeking multiple prescriptions from multiple doctors. The audit recommends better coordination by treatment professionals. The review finds instances where administrators failed to check the system to see if patients receiving treatment for addiction were getting opioids from another doctor.

Funeral Services Set for Fallen Trooper

(Mayfield, NY) — Funeral services have been announced for fallen State Trooper Jeremy VanNostrand. Calling hours will be Sunday at Mayfield Junior/Senior High School and his funeral will be Monday at Saint John Gabriel the Archangel Roman Catholic Church in Rotterdam. VanNostrand was in his personal vehicle waiting to turn into the State Police barracks in Montgomery County Tuesday morning when he was rear-ended by a box truck. The impact sent his vehicle into traffic, where it was hit by a pickup truck. The 36-year-old was rushed to the hospital but was later pronounced dead. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.