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Ellen Rocco with Mayor Robert Peacock in Lake Placid

Ellen Rocco, North Country Public Radio’s Station Manager from the early 80s until 2019, being welcomed by Lake Placid Mayor Robert Peacock, after the installation of a translator there, which strengthened the station’s signal in Lake Placid. Summer of 1986. Lake Placid, NY. Photo originally printed in the Lake Placid News on September 18, 1986.

The Counter at the Essex County Clerk’s Office

Working the Counter at the Essex County Clerk’s Office

A worker at the Essex County Clerk’s office helping someone with paperwork. The clerk’s office helps with everything from passports to county records to pistol permits. 2019. Elizabethtown, NY. Courtesy of Joe Provoncha. Joe Provoncha has served as the Essex County Clerk for 28 years. Listen to his story in the audio clip!

The switchboard in the telephone office in Alexandria Bay

The switchboard in the telephone office in Alexandria Bay

Switchboard operators in the telephone office on their last day of work. They ran the switchboard for the whole township and a number of the islands. The building still remains on Church Street; in 2019, it is an AT&T store. 1962. Alexandria Bay, NY. Courtesy of the Alexandria Township Historical Society.

Nurse Jean Elk in Alexandria Bay

Nurse Jean Elk in Alexandria Bay

Born in the 1920s, Jean Elk worked at a hospital based out of a house in Alexandria Bay. The Alexandria Bay Hospital later turned into an E.J. Noble hospital. Circa 1940. Alexandria Bay, NY. Courtesy of the Alexandria Township Historical Society.