Local News

Tupper feels some flooding

TUPPER LAKE — Flooding on River Road has caused the dead-end road to be restricted to local traffic only, according to Tupper Lake Volunteer Fire Department Secretary Mark Picerno. Picerno said the village did not have any further concern about the flooding reaching residents’ homes. ...

Carnival theme: ‘Myths and Legends’

SARANAC LAKE — Members of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee and the public who attended the committee meeting on Tuesday chose “Myths and Legends” as the theme for the 2020 Carnival. The theme was chosen from among ideas gathered from the community and committee members. ...

Sewer upgrades planned all over Saranac Lake

SARANAC LAKE — An engineering firm the village has contracted with for ongoing water and sewer upgrades presented projects to be undertaken over the next two years at Monday night’s Board of Trustees meeting. “The main project is the sewer main project that we’ve been working on ...

Rotary returns to longtime home at Hotel Saranac

SARANAC LAKE — After a decade hiatus, the Rotary Club of Saranac Lake has returned to the Hotel Saranac, where the local chapter of the international service organization had met between 1927 and 2009. “We were chartered in 1926, and the next year is when the hotel opened and we ...

Cobb, in interview, says early start will help her reach more voters

GLENS FALLS — Some people may think it’s too early to start campaigning for an election still 18 months away, but Tedra Cobb said she wants to make sure she meets as many people as she can in the 17,000-square-mile NY-21 Congressional District. Cobb, a Democrat, on Monday officially ...

Climate change seen as factor as ticks bite into more NY territory

ALBANY — The larval black-legged ticks that spread Lyme disease are about to make their unwelcome presence known across New York, a state that has become a hotspot for the blood-sucking arachnid. Based on counts made last year of field mice in the Hudson Valley, said Richard Ostfeld, a ...

Challenge leaves Essex County clerk candidate short 9 signatures

ELIZABETHTOWN — Essex County Clerk Joseph Provoncha is asking State Supreme Court to invalidate the designating petitions of Kari Ratliff, his opponent as he seeks re-election. Both are Republicans, and Provoncha, the incumbent, is seeking to have Ratliff removed from the ballot for ...

Stec praises bill giving free SUNY tuition to Gold Star families

Assemblyman Dan Stec, R-Queensbury, declared victory after Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week signed an executive order to extend free tuition and room and board at SUNY and CUNY schools to students who had a parent die in the military. The Assembly held in committee legislation that would ...

Lake Placid Outing Club invite

LAKE PLACID — For anyone who wants to get their kids out in the mountains this summer, the Lake Placid Outing Club invites you to an informational meeting Wednesday, May 1 at the Lake Placid Elementary School. The meeting will kick off with free pizza at 5:30 p.m. and a dinner meeting at ...

Former Army sergeant gets life without parole in slayings of wife, trooper

WATERTOWN (AP) — A former Army sergeant convicted of murdering his wife and a state trooper answering a domestic violence call in northern New York has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. Justin Walters was sentenced on Tuesday after a jury found him guilty in March of 52 ...

A win for people who park too long: Tire marking thrown out

DETROIT — Marking tires to enforce parking rules is like entering property without a search warrant, a federal court said Monday as it declared the practice unconstitutional in Michigan and three other states. Alison Taylor had received more than a dozen $15 tickets for exceeding the ...

Kate Smith revisited

LAKE PLACID — Her song is no longer played during the seventh-inning stretch at New York Yankees games, and a statue of her outside the Philadelphia Flyers’ arena was removed. These sports teams used to love Kate Smith, but now they have discontinued playing her rendition of “God Bless ...

Both sides hold firm in marina dispute

SARANAC LAKE — Two members of ACME of Saranac LLC, a group fighting expansion of the Lower Saranac Marina, say a compromise on the projected size of the marina’s expansion could end several years of litigation. However, they said no reduction in planned boat slips was offered in ...

Saranac Lake will add 2nd Anzac Day event

SARANAC LAKE — Two events will be held here Thursday to commemorate Anzac Day to honor veterans and raise money for treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. First is an 11 a.m. wreath-laying ceremony by an Australian army detail at the World War I Memorial Park at the corner of ...

Two-Fly fishing derby expands in 20th year

WILMINGTON — The 20th annual Two-Fly Challenge is set for the middle of May with an expanded lineup of activities for both anglers and the general public. The fishing tournament, which raises money for protection of the AuSable River and its fisheries, is slated to begin on Thursday, ...

Tasting event April 30 to kick off Ad’k Lakes Cuisine Trail season

GABRIELS — The Adirondack Lakes Cuisine Trail will launch its inaugural season with a local food and beverage tasting event at Moody Tree Farm in Gabriels on Tuesday, April 30 from 5 to 8 p.m. The gathering is a preview event for EAT ADK, the Adirondacks’ restaurant week held May 2 to ...