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Hillary Clinton picks Sen. Tim Kaine for VP

July 22, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton says in a text message to supporters that she's picked Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine to join her on the Democratic ticket as their party's nominee for vice president. more »»

 
 
 

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Hillary Clinton picks Sen. Tim Kaine for VP

July 22, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton says in a text message to supporters that she's picked Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine to join her on the Democratic ticket as their party's nominee for vice president. more »»

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Bacon to doping

July 23, 2016 LAKE PLACID — Walking from the back of High Peaks Cyclery to the storefront, manager Brad Crosby covered the spectrum of what fuels endurance sports like Ironman triathlons — from nutrition, to... more »»

Big screen dream

July 23, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — Peter Wilson has so far been a one-man army in his effort to build a new movie theater downtown. more »»

ORDA executive named WCHA women’s hockey league commissioner

July 23, 2016 LAKE PLACID — The Minnesota-based Western Collegiate Hockey Association Thursday announced it has hired state Olympic Regional Development Authority Director of Events Katie Million as the new WCHA... more »»

Clinton picks Kaine for VP

July 23, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton says in a text message to supporters that she’s picked Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine to join her on the Democratic ticket as their party’s nominee for vice president. more »»

Young hunters get the option of wearing fluorescent pink in NY

July 23, 2016 ALBANY — New York has authorized fluorescent pink as alternate protective coloring for young hunters in an appeal to girls who’d rather not wear blaze orange. Democratic Go. more »»

Columns

Harrietstown, founded 175 years ago, 1841

July 23, 2016 I am lucky to own a book, shown in the accompanying illustration, published in 1853,that covers the history of St. Lawrence and Franklin counties. more »»

Friluftsliv is alive and well in the Adirondacks

July 23, 2016 Recognizing the human need for a comfortable coexistence in the outdoors is an example of what the concept of “friluftsliv” has to offer. more »»

Gilles Miron didn’t know he wasn’t a U.S. citizen

July 22, 2016 The story came out last Friday as we left the Clinton County Courthouse in Plattsburgh, where my wife and a couple dozen other people were sworn in as U.S. citizen. more »»

The print and the pauper

July 22, 2016 I see the sign in front of the library that proclaims Come to the Fair is just around the corner. That sale and I go way back — back to its beginning ... and almost back to mine. more »»

Fresh herbs: Summer’s delight

July 21, 2016 Summer is the time for using fresh herbs. Though available year round at your supermarket’s produce aisle, they’re trucked in from southern states - and quite costly. more »»

Local Sports

Bacon to doping

July 23, 2016 LAKE PLACID — Walking from the back of High Peaks Cyclery to the storefront, manager Brad Crosby covered the spectrum of what fuels endurance sports like Ironman triathlons — from nutrition, to... more »»

Local talent pool

July 23, 2016 LAKE PLACID — Twenty-seven triathletes and the same amount of different stories. more »»

Living the trail life

July 23, 2016 LAKE PLACID — Most people don’t want to go out and run a marathon just for the fun of it. But when you’re training for a 100-mile race, running 26.2 miles is just a normal part of the week. more »»

Lake Placid will host 70.3-mile Ironman next September

July 22, 2016 LAKE PLACID — Starting next year, the summer events season here will get a little longer. On Thursday, the official announcement was made that the Olympic Village will host an Ironman brand 70. more »»

Ironman returns for 18th

July 22, 2016 LAKE PLACID — A porta-john set up at the Shipman Youth Center two weeks ago was the first part put in place for the massive production known as the Ironman Lake Placid triathlon. more »»

Obituaries

Charles Simpson

July 23, 2016 Charles Simpson, 87, of Rochester, died Monday, July 18, 2016 at the Rochester General Hospital. Born May 7, 1929 in Saranac Lake, New York, he was the son of Mayroe D. more »»

Janet L (Youmell) Charland

July 22, 2016 Janet L (Youmell) Charland, 90, of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and formerly of Tupper Lake, died unexpectedly Tuesday, July 19, 2016, in York, Pennsylvania. Born Aug. more »»

Lucile Obst

July 19, 2016 Lucile Obst of Saranac Lake, and previously Wilmington, passed away on Friday, July 15, 2016, at Saranac Village Will Rogers, where she lived for the past 13 years. She was born in Brooklyn on Au. more »»

John W. Hawkinson

July 18, 2016 John W. “Hawkeye” Hawkinson earned his nickname from a camp counselor who noticed that he had quite a flair for target practic. more »»

James E. Miner

July 18, 2016 James E. Miner, born May 11,1941 to Gordon and Elizabeth (Smith) Miner of Saranac Lake, passed away on Friday, July 15, 2016, with his children by his side. more »»

Editorials

Supreme Court acts blind to bribery

July 21, 2016 Has the U.S. Supreme Court ever heard of bribery? We aren’t sure the eight remaining justices on the court know much about how government works after reading the court’s decision in McDonnell v. more »»

Don’t encourage the dangerous few who would kill police

July 20, 2016 Adopting the Old Testament eye-for-an-eye reaction to violence accomplishes nothing — except, perhaps, to leave everyone involved blind. more »»

Yes, email mess taints Hillary Clinton, but ...

July 16, 2016 Hillary Clinton and her supporters continue to cheer over FBI Director James Comey’s decision not to recommend she be charged with crimes related to her illegal use of private email servers while... more »»

Dallas police chief makes a good point

July 14, 2016 “We’re asking cops to do too much in this country,” Dallas, Texas, police Chief David Brown worried aloud on Monday. “Every societal failure, we put it off on the cops to solv. more »»

Don’t leave people in dark on abductor

July 13, 2016 As soon as authorities announced the disappearance of 24-year-old Rachael Mattice on June 23 in Wells, a hamlet in the southern Adirondacks, people immediately stepped up to support the search for... more »»

Weekender - A&E

Third Thursday Art Walk tonight in Saranac Lake

July 21, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — The second Third Thursday Art Walk of 2016 will take on downtown Saranac Lake from 5 to 7:30 tonight. more »»

Choral music master dies

July 21, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — A world-renowned choral conductor and composer who brought a top-tier music festival here every summer for more than 30 years has died. more »»

Play Review: Persecution of a prodigy: ‘Amadeus’

July 21, 2016 What would pop culture be without quarreling musicians? From the contention between John Lennon and Paul McCartney to the ramblings of Kanye West and Taylor Swift, we’re undeniably smitten by the... more »»

Local artist gives her best advice for aspiring outdoor artists

July 21, 2016 Outdoor artists will scatter the region for the Adirondack Plein Air Festival this August. more »»

Concert Review: Phish rocks SPAC with wild second set

July 21, 2016 SARATOGA SPRINGS — Few bands indeed could entice 17,000 people to brave tornado warnings and heavy downpours with blasts of lightning to attend an outdoor concert. more »»

Outdoors

Luckhurst takes on 52-peak challenge

July 23, 2016 Neil Luckhurst is no stranger to hiking in the Adirondacks and has done multiple single-season assaults on the 46 High Peaks. He has even bushwhacked all of them too. more »»

Friluftsliv is alive and well in the Adirondacks

July 23, 2016 Recognizing the human need for a comfortable coexistence in the outdoors is an example of what the concept of “friluftsliv” has to offer. more »»

Appeals court upholds tree-cutting injunction

July 23, 2016 A mid-level state appeals court has upheld a temporary injunction that prohibits the state Department of Environmental Conservation from cutting additional trees for a community connector snowmobile... more »»

Young NY hunters can now wear pink instead of orange (update)

July 22, 2016 ALBANY - New York has authorized fluorescent pink as alternate protective coloring for young hunters in an appeal to girls who'd rather not wear blaze orange. Democratic Go. more »»

Taking it all in

July 20, 2016 more »»

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Food: The Next Challenge to Our Economy?

July 28, 2014 Some projections indicate we will be a planet of nearly 9 billion people. If that is true, feeding everyone may become a serious problem. more »

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