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DEC issues final management plan for Saranac Lake Wild Forrest

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

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

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

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 ...

Man suffers head injury in Saranac Lake bike crash

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 ...

Trump claims migrant deaths preventable if Dems change laws

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

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 ...

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

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 ...

Adirondack Woodcraft Show two Saturdays at Tupper Arts

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

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 ...

Assembly speaker: MTA connects North Country to New York City

PLATTSBURGH — New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie said the MTA is a major economic engine for places like the North Country. Covering 5,000 square miles throughout New York City, Long Island, southeastern New York state and Connecticut, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority ...

Bathrooms coming to boat launch

SARANAC LAKE — A pause in Tuesday’s gray drizzle allowed for the announcement that a bathroom will be built at the Lake Flower Boat Launch and that the Lake Flower remediation project is complete. For many years village officials have been asking the state Department of Environmental ...

Top court: Ballot images aren’t public

ELIZABETHTOWN — The state’s highest court has ruled in favor of Essex County in a lawsuit that called into question whether electronically scanned images of ballots can be obtained without a court order following an election. In an opinion released June 13, state Court of Appeals ...

Town board candidates picked in primaries

Republican and Democratic voters in North Elba, Keene and Jay went to the polls Tuesday to choose town board candidates in this year’s primary elections. Across the county, more than 1,900 votes were cast in 11 races across Essex County. There were also primary races in Elizabethtown, ...

Placid, Tupper radio stations merge as ‘Mix’

North Country Radio and Border Media have announced that, starting July 1, 93.3 WSLP-FM and 102.1 WRGR — known as Lake FM — will merge. The stations will be rebranded as “The Mix.” North Country Radio, based in Lake Placid, will take over the day-to-day operations of the Tupper ...

H’town council race is set for November

SARANAC LAKE — For the Harrietstown Town Council general election on Nov. 5, the candidates have been set, with three running for two seats. On Thursday, two were given the Democratic nod at that party’s caucus. Deputy Supervisor and Councilman Howard Riley, a Democrat, received the ...

Saranac Lake police: Cocaine, counterfeit money found in bust

SARANAC LAKE — Parole officers and village police found narcotic drugs, drug paraphernalia and counterfeit money in a Broadway apartment Thursday, police said. Parole officers searched the home of Nancy Nixon, 41, of Saranac Lake, with village police, whom parole officers asked to come ...

NCCC, St. Joseph’s partner on employee advancement

SARANAC LAKE — Employees of St. Joseph’s Addiction Treatment and Recovery Centers will have the opportunity to grow their career skills and gain college degrees through a new partnership with North Country Community College. This unique educational model will allow St. Joseph’s staff ...