Randal Madison was a fifth- and sixth-grade teacher at Lake George Elementary who inspired his students to achieve in academics and to lead fulfilling lives. He died unexpectedly in 2001 of a brain aneurism, and since then hundreds of people have participated in a footrace to honor the beloved instructor. Randy's Run is to take place Saturday on the Warren County Bikeway. It starts at 8:30 a.m. at Lake George Elementary School.
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and citizens of the southern Adirondacks region struck a harmonious chord this week as the Senator expressed support for a pending federal farm bill that would improve citizens' access to fresh local foods while boosting small family farm operations.
Four years of heated controversy came to a climactic conclusion Monday April 8, as the Thurman Town Board bypassed the local ambulance squad to sign a contract with Warrensburg Emergency Medical Services to provide EMS coverage in town. Prior to taking the vote, the board members said the Thurman's squad's financial problems, intermittent shutdowns and lack of Advanced Life Support services — plus the Warrensburg agency's expertise and reliability — were reasons behind their decision.
The controversy is likely to reach a crescendo Monday Apirl 8 over whether to have the town government pay a local independent ambulance squad to respond to fewer than 100 calls per year — or to pay a neighboring ambulance corps to do so.
Bidders reveal privatization plans
Corporations bidding to purchase Warren County's Westmount Nursing Home revealed their plans recently — and o a CEO of one firm seeking to privatize the home talked of developing a health care campus for seniors at the Westmount site.
With Warren County's nursing home on the block, it was no surprise that the facility's CEO decided to leave her position — and on March 15, Warren County leaders appointed her replacement.
With volunteerism on the decline and ambulance squads short of ALS-trained manpower, a new idea has surfaced concerning meeting emergency medical needs in rural areas.
After receiving proposals from private firms detailing potential privatization of the taxpayer-owned Westmount nursing home, Warren County officials have decided to have each bidder explain their offers to the public before negotiations begin.
After months of financial struggles and contentious showdowns with the Thurman Town board over operating support, the Thurman ambulance squad officials vote to shut down the agency.
Hudson Headwaters Health Network welcomes Suzanne Bergin, DO to the Warrensburg Health Center.
The Lake George Central School District has joined with the Glens Falls Hospital’s Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work and Play to provide more indoor and outdoor recreational for the community by opening the school and grounds to the public.
One of Mito Hope and Help’s latest fundraising endeavors involved helping the Lake George Rotary Club with its annual Americade raffle ticket sales.
The Ragnar Relay Series will be holding its first Ragnar Relay Adirondacks Sept. 28-29, and is seeking volunteers to help staff several checkpoints between Saratoga and Lake Placid.
UPDATED: Tuesday Sept. 11,— 6:22 p.m.
Lake George and its proposed skateboard park may be getting some national publicity soon, as two local teens face off against a local business owner in a segment of the Judge Judy Show scheduled for 4 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 11.
Allowing a private company to operate Warren County's Westmount nursing home might yield plenty of benefits for taxpayers and local residents if mandates on its operation and expansion are contractually ecured in advance, county leaders said this week.