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DEC issues final management plan for Saranac Lake Wild Forrest

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RAY BROOK — The state Department of Environmental Conservation has finalized its plan for about 75,000 acres in and around the Tri-Lakes area after nearly two decades in the works. The unit management plan for the Saranac Lakes Wild Forest includes dozens of miles of new trails, the ...

Concern mounts as APA faces year without full board

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RAY BROOK — The state Senate session ended last week with four nominees to the state Adirondack Park Agency board left in limbo, and while local government and environmental groups remain at odds, everyone seems to agree that the APA needs a full collection of board members. The APA board ...

Spending, tuition up in NCCC budget

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SARANAC LAKE — North Country Community College’s proposed budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year includes a spending increase of more than $1.1 million and a 4% increase to student tuition. The college is projected to spend 8.6%, or $1,143,690 more, in the next fiscal year. Approximately ...

Street Fest is upon us

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SARANAC LAKE — There is less than a month until a new summer event closes down part of the village to make room for the unexpected. Street Fest will fill a closed-off section of Main Street with vendors, music and art from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 20. The event will be free and open to ...

David Bromberg Quintet opens Songs at Mirror Lake

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LAKE PLACID — The Songs at Mirror Lake free concert series returns for the season this Tuesday. The 14th annual summer event kicks off with roots night featuring a performance by the David Bromberg Quintet at 7 p.m. in Mid’s Park on Main Street. Bromberg is a Grammy Award-nominated ...

Tupper bandshell music series kicks off July 3

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TUPPER LAKE — Tupper Arts has announced its second Summer Sunset Series, kicking off July 3 at the Tupper Lake Bandshell in Flanders Park. Outdoor entertainment with a sunset view will commence every week with free live performances. --- Summer Sunset Series schedule All ...

Man suffers head injury in Saranac Lake bike crash

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SARANAC LAKE — An unidentified male crashed while cycling in the village Wednesday just after 2 p.m. Saranac Lake village police Officer Evan Connors was walking outside when he noticed lying in Main Street a man who had fallen off of his bike. Police say that the man had been cycling ...

Studio Tour season begins Friday

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SARANAC LAKE — This weekend ushers in the first of the 2019 season of ArtWorks Studio Tour series. These signature, self-guided tours give people a chance to catch up with artists in their own work space, see how the creative process works, and also provide an opportunity to acquire ...

Trump claims migrant deaths preventable if Dems change laws

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Wednesday blamed Democrats for the deaths of a migrant father and toddler girl whose bodies are depicted in searing photographs that have become a symbol of the perils faced by those trying to cross illegally into the U.S. Speaking with reporters as ...

Cuomo heads to Israel to spur economic ties, show solidarity

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ALBANY (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is traveling to Israel for a quick trip aimed at strengthening economic ties and showing support following recent anti-Semitic incidents in the U.S. The Democrat was expected to arrive in Israel Thursday morning after departing Wednesday. He returns ...

Ruthie Collins performs Saturday in Placid

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LAKE PLACID — Nashville singer/songwriter Ruthie Collins will perform in Lake Placid at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 29 at 541 Mirror Lake Drive. Almost two years ago when she performed here, it was the night before she opened at the Saratoga Performing Art Center (SPAC) for the Doobie ...

Barefoot Movement comes to July 3 Music on the Green

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SARANAC LAKE — Music on the Green continues Wednesday, July 3 at 7 p.m. with the The Barefoot Movement’s take on bluegrass. This quartet hails from Nashville, Tennessee and has toured as far as Burkina Faso, Africa where they were guests of the American Embassy. The Barefoot ...

‘Archeology in the Adirondacks’ Friday

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WILMINGTON — The Wilmington Historical Society will present “Archeology in the Adirondacks” with historical archeologist David Starbuck at 7 p.m. Friday, June 28 at the Wilmington Community Center located at 7 Community Center Circle. Starbuck’s family has lived in the ...

Los Blancos host Party on the Patio Thursday

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SARANAC LAKE — “Roots, blues, funk, & Zydeco guaranteed to fill a hole in your soul,” Los Blancos return to “Party on the Patio” Thursday, June 27. Los Blancos rips through blues, soul, rockin’ zydeco, Latin, outlaw country, heavy-one funk and folk. For more than a ...

Senate passes $4.6B border aid measure; Pelosi seeks talks

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP-held Senate on Wednesday passed a bipartisan $4.6 billion measure to deliver aid to the southern border before the government runs out of money to care for thousands of migrant families and unaccompanied children. The sweeping 84-8 vote came less than 24 hours ...

Searching for the High Peaks around Mirror Lake

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My go-to walk is to enjoy the 2.7-mile stroll around Mirror Lake. I can easily circumnavigate the lake during my child’s ballet lesson. I can even squeeze in a stop at the bookstore and a grab n’ go from one of the Main Street shops. I usually use headphones and relax, but occasionally my ...

Adirondack Woodcraft Show two Saturdays at Tupper Arts

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TUPPER LAKE — On Saturdays, June 29 and July 6 from noon to 3 p.m., Tupper Arts will be hosting three artisans who have woodcrafts for sale at the Adirondack Woodcraft Show, 106 Park St., in Tupper Lake. William Betrus, from Adirondack Custom Twig, will be at the Center on June 29 and ...

Speaker Heastie downs first michigan at P’burgh eatery

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PLATTSBURGH — Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie got a taste of the North Country on Tuesday afternoon. The Bronx Democrat paid a visit to the Bombardier Transportation plant in the Town of Plattsburgh and, following a press conference, Assemblyman Billy Jones, D-Chateaugay, suggested he grab ...

Summer dance classes offered at NCCC’s Saranac Lake campus

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SARANAC LAKE — North Country Community College is offering summer dance classes, led by a veteran dance instructor, at the college’s Saranac Lake campus for just $10 per person, per class. Intro to Social/Club Rhythm Ballroom Dances focuses on the rhythm style dances: Merengue, ...