From the Adirondack Daily Enterprise 3-27-20 Essex and Franklin County officials are asking visitors to stay home and not travel here. These rural counties largely rely on tourism revenue and have many second homes and vacation rental units. The directive comes as local officials try to encourage social distancing and self-quarantining to curb the spread […]
The following information has been received from the Franklin County Legislature regarding cases of coronavirus (CoVid-19) in the USLA area. We provide this to inform our members about the situation in our community. Franklin County Legislature Notice For additional information about coronavirus in the USLA area, please see the attached links, in addition to our own […]
Important information about Coronavirus in the USLA area The following information has been received from Essex County regarding cases of coronavirus (CoVid-19) in the USLA area. As you know, while USLA is located in Franklin County, Essex County is right next door and shares health care facilities with Franklin County. For additional information […]
From the Adirondack Daily Enterprise 3/25/20: As people flee COVID-19 hotspots such as New York City and come to the Adirondacks, some — but not all — local officials are publicly urging those visitors to self-quarantine for 14 days before they go to shops or other public places. Paul Maroun is one of those. He […]
The coronavirus (COVID-19) is spreading throughout New York State. As of March 24th, there were over 25,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New York, in 53 out of the state’s 62 counties, though many Upstate New York counties face shortages of medical supplies and cannot undertake extensive testing. Read more.
From Adirondack Daily Enterprise 3-19-2020 ELIZABETHTOWN — Amid concern over the spread of the novel coronavirus, public health officials on Wednesday sought to quell concerns about hospital capacity and testing capabilities — while conceding that sustaining a stable supply of protective equipment and testing materials would likely be a challenge. At a press conference on […]
Clean water is the lifeblood of the Adirondack Park. However, the excessive application of road salt on state roadways is contaminating our surface waters and drinking water wells and it’s happening at an alarming rate. For more information, click HERE.
From Lake Placid News: LAKE PLACID — The town of North Elba’s Recycling and Transfer Station will stop accepting glass starting March 1. The transfer station will still accept redeemable glass bottles, but locals turning in non-redeemable glass items will now have to pay to discard them. The town charges 9 cents per pound of […]
Legislation to extend protections against the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species is now making its way through the NYS Legislature. This bill: “Extends provisions relating to the department of environmental conservation’s management of aquatic invasive species, spread prevention and penalties” We know how important this is to your lake association. As such, we encourage you […]
From Adirondack Explorer 1/24/20: The Adirondack Land Trust announced Friday that it has purchased Upper Saranac Lake property that once belonged to early Adirondack conservationist Clarence Petty’s family, preserving 570 feet of rugged shoreline on an interstate canoe route. The trust last week paid $200,000 to Ed and Teresa Palen, of Keene, for 5 acres […]
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From Adirondack Daily Enterprise: SARANAC LAKE — A seasonal residence in the Wawbeek area of Upper Saranac Lake was lost to fire early Wednesday morning. No one was hurt in the blaze. The Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department responded to the house fire at 581 Sekon Road at 2:13 a.m. Three trucks and 13 members […]
Last night the USLA sent an email implying that seasonal residents are not welcome in the Adks this year. I have printed it out to enclose with my next huge check for Adk property taxes. I call on the USLA to explain just how and from whom they obtained this notice and why they sent […]
Prescription Sewing based in Saranac Lake 518-637-2996 provides Custom cushion repair and complete replacements. Sunbrella Fabrics available. Leave your cushions this fall to be recovered or made new and ready for next season.
Dear Fellow New Yorker, Today was truly a monumental day for our state and the nation. I was proud to be joined by former Vice President Al Gore to announce the largest offshore wind agreement by a state in U.S. history, and to sign the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act. Offshore wind is critical […]
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Many on Upper Saranac this summer were probably cheered by the abundance of Monarch butterflies. Our lake has given wonderful support to AdkAction’s campaign for Monarch conservation and may USLA members have attended lectures by noted Monarch scientist Chip Taylor, who twice has appeared at The Wild Center in recent years. Sadly, Chip recently repredicted […]
A yellow LL Bean Calypso kayak floated up to our dock on either Thursday, 9/20/2018 or Friday, 9/21/2018. It will be on the dock at 716 Bartlett Carry Road. Contact me via email.
On September 1 from 9 to 9:30PM the fire tower on St Regis Mountain will be lit up. Go out on the lake (off Markam Point) or on your dock if your are lucky enough to have a view of the tower. Or go to The Lake Clear Lodge for a wonderful viewing party. For […]
The Old World Kitchen store at Lake Clear Lodge now offers online ordering as well as stop by for takeout meals, baked goods , sides and snacks and even some staple items.. Stop by for a cup of coffee or tea and see what’s here in the commercial store fridge and feezers Pre-order meals, desserts, […]
Adirondack Folk Singer DAN BERGGREN is singing for EAGLE ISLAND at The Wild Center on Wednesday, August 15 The Concert starts at 7:30pm, but, please join us at 7:00pm for social time A CLASSIC, HAND-CRAFTED HORNBECK BOAT WILL BE RAFFLED OFF AT THE EVENT Tickets for the event and raffle are available at The Book […]
The Upper Saranac Foundation lists donors in their newsletter and has a category for camp donations. This has motivated me to create a tip jar for the lake which will be politely pointed out to all houseguests. If you have many visitors you might consider doing the same – ‘every little helps!’
Bears have been sighted a number of times around Bartlett Carry Road this summer. The DEC offers useful information about the proper human behavior to help our wildlife remain wild: https://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/6995.html.
A GoFundMe campaign has been created for Laura Parmington Hall, daughter of Beth and Todd Hall and members of USLA. Laura was born with autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease, with congenital hepatic fibrosis. Her health recently took a turn for the worse and she awaits another organ transplant. If you wish to help, please go […]
I’ve been vacationing in the Saranac Lake region all of my life and have an affinity for the area and its history. Of possible interest to you as it is to me, visit the Historic Saranac Lake website and, when in town, stop by the HSL Museum on Church Street.
Northern Forest Canoe Trail Organization arrange guided five day canoe trips for 10-14 year olds. The ADK trips are run by Raquette River Outfitters and they do a great job. My youngest, now 14, has attended the past two summers and will go again this July, reuniting w/friends made on previous trips. (The first time […]
In the switch to a new Spectrum moden, connection to the USLA web cam was lost. It took several days to fix but it now back up and running. By the way, if you have not yet switched out your old Time Warner modem for a Spectrum device, you should do so. With its new […]
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