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Winter Carnival’s 2019 theme is ‘Prehistoric Park’

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SARANAC LAKE — Dinosaurs and cavemen didn’t live at the same time, really, but they will at next year’s Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. From the Ice Age to the tropical Triassic period, it’s all fair game for costumes and floats. Members of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee ...

ADK Film Society screens ‘In Between’ this weekend

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If you go... --- What: “In Between” film screening Where: Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Ave. When: Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. How much: $10 --- LAKE PLACID — Imagine the Odd Couple but instead of it just being messy vs. tidy, this film also addresses ...

LABOR GAP: Service industries collide

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LAKE PLACID — Bathing, eating, getting dressed, going to the bathroom — these are all day-to-day aspects of life, but sometimes people need help with that. However, the supply of workers in the nursing field doesn’t meet the demand. “Staffing is always a work in progress in the ...

Paul Smith’s hosts fifth annual SAM Fest

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PAUL SMITHS — Paul Smith’s College will hold a day-long festival of music, art and TED-style science talks on Saturday, April 28, at the Paul Smith’s College VIC. The Science, Art, Music Festival — SAM Fest — is now in its fifth year. It will feature performances by North ...

Anzac spirit abides in Saranac Lake

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SARANAC LAKE — In Australia and New Zealand, Anzac Day — April 25 — is a national day of remembrance to commemorate those who died in war. Saranac Lake may be one of the few places in the United States that also holds a ceremony. Under a cloudy, gray sky that dripped rain on the ...

‘Old Hollywood Mud Season Murder Mystery’ at LPCA

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LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Center for the Arts will host an Old Hollywood Mud Season Murder Mystery at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 3. A “murder” has taken place at the LPCA, and it’s your turn to play detective and help solve the crime. The event will feature hors d’oeuvres, ...

With state tests shorter, more parents opt in

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SARANAC LAKE — Following past pushback by parents, students and educators against the time-consuming state tests for grades 3 to 8, this year the English language arts (ELA) tests took less time and were better attended. The Saranac Lake Central School District has finished the first ...

Water main break fixed with no boil order

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SARANAC LAKE — A water main break and routine hydrant flushing on Tuesday left residents on the east side of Lake Flower high and dry for more than an hour that morning. Faucets from River Street to Turtle Pond spat out air at 10:30 a.m. until quick work from the village water department ...

‘Human Flow’ to screen at Lake Flower Landing Sunday

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SARANAC LAKE — The Lake Flower Landing will host a screening of “Human Flow,” an expansive exploration of the global refugee crisis at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 29 The event is located at 421 Lake Flower Ave. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Captured over the course ...

Another one for the books — Independent Bookstore Day

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Finding a great bookstore has the same effect on me as seeing a puppy or knowing where to find the perfect cup of coffee. It’s a mixture of anticipation and excitement blended with satisfaction. I always imagine a bookstore to have that “hot of the press” smell, with its latest editions, ...

Historic group aims to turn old Trudeau home/office into museum

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SARANAC LAKE — Historic Saranac Lake announced Wednesday that it intends to seek state grant funding to buy the former home and office of Dr. Edward Livingston Trudeau at 118 Main St. and turn it into a museum, next door to its current museum at Trudeau’s old laboratory. The building at ...

Saranac Lake police represented at Florida deputies’ funeral

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SARANAC LAKE — Amid a crowd of somber police officers attending the funeral of two Florida sheriff’s deputies Tuesday, one wore the dress uniform of the Saranac Lake Police Department. Peter Gladd retired from the SLPD last June as a sergeant and now lives in the small Florida town ...

At hearing, many tell state to keep tipped wage as is

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WATERTOWN — At a lively and at times emotional hearing Wednesday, many restaurant workers told representatives from the Department of Labor the new state proposal to raise tipped workers wages could be detrimental to local business. If the tipped wage credit was eliminated, they said, ...

Investor to speak at NCCC’s 50th annual commencement

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SARANAC LAKE — An investment banker will address graduates of North Country Community College at the college’s 50th annual commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 12. This year’s commencement speaker will be Paul Colligan, the senior director of investments at Oppenheimer & Co. ...

Some 4,500 ride ATVs in Snirt

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LOWVILLE — A sizeable amount of snow on the ground was not enough to stop riders from breaking out their all-terrain vehicles during Saturday’s Snirt Run. The ride was something they were looking forward to all year, even if the temperature at the start of the day was below ...

Whiteface will reopen this weekend

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LAKE PLACID — The Whiteface Mountain Ski Center will reopen for two more days of skiing Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Trails accessed by the Facelift quad, Little Whiteface gondola and Summit quad will be open, conditions permitting. Whiteface is no longer making snow for ...

Wildlife groups oppose Route 30 DOT plan

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TUPPER LAKE — Starting today, the state Department of Transportation will undertake replacing a culvert under state Route 30 between Long Lake and Tupper Lake, and plans to reroute traffic onto a side road while the work shuts down the main artery for the next month. But some wildlife ...

Stefanik supports tougher Syria strategy

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North Country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik supports last week’s U.S. missile strikes in Syria, but she said she wants to see a more coherent strategy soon for dealing with that nation’s government. The strikes on suspected chemical weapons sites were performed with French and United ...