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Hallelujah! Choirs ring in the holidays

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When does it start to look a lot like Christmas? Some say it’s when the snow starts falling. Some say it’s when they put up their tree. And some say it’s the day before the holiday and they’ve just realized they haven’t done any shopping. Up here in the North Country, ...

Stefanik: Schiff, not Trump, abused power and obstructed Congress

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PLATTSBURGH — Speaker Nancy Pelosi and fellow House Democratic leaders announced two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump Tuesday morning: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. “We must be clear: no one, not even the president, is above the law,” House ...

The Skinny: Cool stuff to do this week

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Fiddler in the cafe - I once saw this dude Yannig Tanguy play fiddle at January Jams at the Recovery Lounge in Upper Jay, and he’s a dope performer. Mixing Celtic, American-folk and French-Canadian sounds, Tanguy delivers some impressive fiddle playing. He and his friend Lee Adam are ...

A magical place where you can find (almost) anything

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What if I told you there was a place where you can go to get books, movies, music, newspapers, magazines and sometimes even video games — seemingly infinite pieces of media, culture and entertainment at your disposal — and it’s all free (sorta)? You’d probably be like, “Psh, yeah ...

Man charged in moose death

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VERMONTVILLE — A Clinton County man has been charged with numerous counts related to the killing of a moose in the town of Franklin near Vermontville. On Dec. 4, state Department of Environmental Conservation officers charged Zachary Vaughn, 26, of Saranac following a month-long DEC ...

Let’s go nuts for the holidays

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It’s December. Wintertime evokes visions of sitting by a hearth cracking nuts, which are now at their peak of freshness, and widely available. Popular holiday songs mention “chestnuts roasting on an open fire” — a custom that few Americans know. But walnuts and almonds are our most ...

Still no clear cause of Franklin highway garage fire

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VERMONTVILLE — It’s still not entirely clear what caused the fire at the town of Franklin Highway Department garage Saturday. “The investigators have a few ideas, but the official jury is still out,” said Arthur Willman, town supervisor. “I don’t want to speculate at this point. ...

Trooper fatally shoots man who attacked him

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ARIETTA — A state trooper’s mental health assist went badly in Hamilton County Tuesday night. The man the trooper was dealing with resisted being taken to a hospital and attacked the officer with a hatchet, injuring him; in response, the trooper shot the man, who died of the gunshot ...

The Joy of Giving Party

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It can be challenging to find ways to nip the holiday focus on commercialism. We survive Black Friday, attend Small Business Saturday, and search through the Cyber Monday deals. If we are careful, it’s easy to get caught in the drama of wanting the most popular “must-have” items. To ...

Busy agenda for Adirondack Park Agency monthly meeting

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RAY BROOK — The Adirondack Park Agency will hold its monthly meeting at its headquarters in Ray Brook on Thursday to talk about telecommunication towers, timber cutting and to welcome a new diversity director. The Regulatory Programs Committee will consider approving a proposed ...

Pendragon Theatre offering acting and playwriting classes

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SARANAC LAKE — Have you always wanted to do some acting or playwriting, but haven’t figured out how to make the leap? Well, you are in luck. This winter, Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake is offering acting classes and a playwriting workshop for all levels of experience. Acting ...

Defonce makes connections, one postcard at a time

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SARANAC LAKE — In an age dominated by electronic communication, sound bites, and fake news, Postcrossing, a worldwide postcard exchange network, seeks to create connections through tangible and personal interactions between strangers. Visit the Saranac Lake Free Library on Thursday, Dec. ...

Note to vendors: 2020 Winter Carnival is just around the corner

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SARANAC LAKE — Applications for vendors participating during the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival are now available online at www.saranaclakewintercarnival.com. Applications can also be picked up at the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at 39 Main St. The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival will ...

North Country officials hope for swift vote on negotiated USMCA

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PLATTSBURGH — Local, state and federal officials shared their support after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Tuesday that House Democrats and the White House had reached a deal on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. “After months and months of tireless work, I am proud to ...

Professors weigh in during ‘Impeachment 101’ panel

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PLATTSBURGH — As the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump moved to the House Judiciary Committee, students and some community members sat down for “Impeachment 101: How it Works and its Impact on American Politics” last Thursday evening, Dec. 5. The SUNY Plattsburgh ...

TV trivia: the Skipper’s real name

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Here’s a little TV trivia for you. You all remember the Skipper from the classic TV program, “Gilligan’s Island.” The character played by Alan Hale Jr. Well, the Skipper has a name IRTVL (“in real TV life”). His name was mentioned only once during the series in a radio ...

Stec announces candidacy for state Senate

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QUEENSBURY — Assemblyman Dan Stec, R-Queensbury, announced his candidacy today for the state Senate’s 45th District to replace the retiring Sen. Betty Little. “With the news of Senator Little’s retirement, it’s so important that we elect someone that understands the issues we ...