Local News

The lad with the lamp

TUPPER LAKE — Grab your magic lamp, and hitch a ride on a flying carpet. Tupper Lake Middle School students will perform Disney’s “Aladdin Jr.” at the Tupper Lake Middle-High School tonight and Thursday at 7 p.m. The show follows a poor young man in the fictional Middle ...

Catholic diocese names 28 priests accused of abuse

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Ogdensburg on Tuesday posted on its website a list of 28 priests who it says have been credibly accused of sexual misconduct with a minor or vulnerable adult. Bishop Terry LaValley made the decision to release the names days before he traveled to Baltimore to ...

New leader for Local Government Review Board

RAY BROOK — The Local Government Review Board has a new head, although he is quite familiar with the post. Beginning in October, Saranac town Councilman Jerry Delaney took the helm of the LGRB, replacing longtime head Fred Monroe, who semi-retired. “The Adirondack Park Local ...

Locals attend multi-state outdoor rec symposium

SARANAC LAKE — About two dozen Adirondackers are traveling to a multi-state outdoor recreation symposium in New Hampshire this week, and several local projects will be highlighted. The Northern Forest Regional Symposium runs from Wednesday through Friday in Bretton Woods, New ...

Portion of Fogarty’s dock approved for public access

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Board of Trustees voted Monday to designate a portion of the docks at Fogarty’s Lake Flower Marina for public access, after a survey showed that a southern portion of the docks straddle village and marina property. “We use them as public docks, but ...

DOT will remove maple tree at William Morris Park

SARANAC LAKE — In upcoming work at the intersections of Depot and Church streets and Bloomingdale Avenue, a maple tree on the edge of William Morris Park will be removed and replaced by a planter, to improve sight lines for the new fixtures in the intersection. The work will involve a ...

North Elba sets hearings on new laws for septic tanks, condemning buildings

LAKE PLACID — The North Elba Town Council scheduled two public hearings for Dec. 11. One at 6:30 regards proposed laws for septic systems on properties around the actual Lake Placid, and the other at 6:45 pertains to establishing a new law for unsafe buildings. To help protect Lake Placid ...

North Elba town board adopts 2019 budget

LAKE PLACID — The North Elba Town Council unanimously adopted its 2019 budget Tuesday night. The town settled on a levy of $4,475,234.81, a $132,480 or 2.96 percent increase over the 2018 levy. The state tax cap for the town is 3.05 percent. There was a public hearing about the budget ...

North Elba increases Transfer Station rates

LAKE PLACID — Rates for dumping garbage at the North Elba Transfer Station have increased. At Tuesday night’s meeting the North Elba town board set up a new rate schedule for the transfer station. Town Supervisor Roby Politi said the increases come after a $300,000 investment in a new ...

Stefanik had greatest victory margin among New York House Republicans

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro, won her bid for re-election to the 21st Congressional District by significantly less than she did two years ago, but she did win by more than any other Republican congressional representative in New York state. Stefanik won over Democrat Tedra Cobb ...

State parks commissioner steps down

Rose Harvey, commissioner of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, has announced she will soon leave the post. Gov. Andrew Cuomo nominated Harvey as commissioner in January 2011. As commissioner, Harvey oversaw the agency’s roughly $385 million ...

Prison tailor shop supervisor (the other one) gets jail time

PLATTSBURGH — In an unexpected move, Clinton County Court Judge William Favreau sentenced former Clinton Correctional Facility employee Denise Prell to two concurrent years of jail time. She must also pay $13,000 in fines for charges stemming from her inappropriate relationship with an ...

Felony sentencings in Franklin County Court

MALONE — Franklin County judges recently sentenced offenders for their crimes, including many from the Tri-Lakes area. All were ordered to submit a DNA sample to the state data bank and pay the $50 associated fee. All the crimes listed are felonies, unless otherwise noted. - Judge ...

Rangers locate lost hunter, rescue unprepared hiker

State Department of Environmental Conservation forest rangers helped an unprepared hiker in the High Peaks and located a group of lost hunters who had just located their own lost hunter. - Town of North Elba - On Thursday, Nov. 8 at 6:41 p.m., DEC dispatch in Ray Brook received a ...

Town hall work unearths municipal dispute

TUPPER LAKE — Construction on the town hall entrance is approaching an end, bringing the building to federally required compliance, making the walk up to the municipal offices safer and putting a 400-square-foot addition on the Demars Boulevard building. Discussions about the project ...

Norway thanks Natalie

SARANAC LAKE — For more than three decades, Natalie Leduc worked to maintain Pine Ridge Cemetery and graves of the Norwegian sailors within. On Monday night she was recognized for her lifelong effort with a Commemorative Medal from the Norwegian government. “Among the graves, those ...

Biofuel heater coming along for state offices in Ray Brook

RAY BROOK — A new biofuel heating system designed to increase demand for local wood products while reducing heating costs for the state office complex in Ray Brook is well under way, little more than a year after groundbreaking. The heating system is situated behind the state ...

State Police release details of fatal crash

SARANAC LAKE — State Police have released information about a one-vehicle crash early Saturday morning that resulted in the death of Dylan Hall, 22, of Saranac Lake. Hall was driving a 2011 Jeep Wrangler north on state Route 86 when he ran off the road at approximately 2:24 a.m., police ...

Election leaves area with just 1 rep in any majority

After last Tuesday, most of the North Country has almost no elected representatives in the majority in any legislative body — one in Albany and none in Washington. While the state Assembly remained in Democratic control and the state Senate flipped from a one-vote Republican majority ...

DEC has public meeting today on Hammond Pond Wild Forest

The state Department of Environmental Conservation will host a public meeting Tuesday night in North Hudson to take public comments on proposed actions to increase public recreation in the Hammond Pond Wild Forest. The wild forest is located in the eastern part of the Adirondacks and ...