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Rangers stay busy as summer temps stretch on

While warm, summer-like weather continues, state Department of Environmental Conservation forest rangers rescued numerous lost and injured people around the Adirondacks last week, including a trio of locals who became lost while tubing the Saranac River. --- Town of Westport During the ...

Literacy kits for very young available through Lake Placid Public Library

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Public Library now offers “Jump Start Early Literacy Kit” backpacks to parents of very young children, through the Clinton, Essex, Franklin Library System. The clear backpacks focus on five simple activities: talking, writing, reading, playing and ...

Woman, 81, recovering after being attacked by 3 dogs

PERU, N.Y. (AP) — An 81-year-old northern New York woman remains hospitalized after she was attacked on her property by a neighbor’s three dogs. State police say the attack occurred last Friday afternoon as Loretta Timmons was at the end of her driveway in the Clinton County town of ...

Village changes official seal ridiculed by ‘Daily Show’

WHITESBORO (AP) — A New York village has changed its official seal that was ridiculed by Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show.” The Oneida County village of Whitesboro worked with an art student to replace the original 40-year-old seal that depicted founder Hugh White wrestling an ...

Adirondack Film Society opens series with ‘The Lost City of Z’ Thursday

LAKE PLACID — The Film Society’s fall season is set to open with “The Lost City of Z” — the true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett’s two-decade search for a lost city in the Amazon — at 7 p.m. Thursday and Saturday at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. The series ...

New trail construction at Dewey

SARANAC LAKE — Construction of a new trail at Dewey Mountain Recreation Center has begun on land recently purchased by the town of Harrietstown. Work is being completed by Dewey management (Adirondack Lakes & Trails Outfitters), town of Harrietstown Highway Department workers, and ...

Chair to ORDA: ‘We’ve got to run a business’

LAKE PLACID — The state Olympic Regional Development Authority’s board of directors didn’t mince words last week when relaying how it views the Lake Placid-based state agency’s current financial situation and the board’s desire to secure ORDA’s debt moving forward. J. Patrick ...

Drug bust nets four Saturday morning in Saranac Lake

SARANAC LAKE — Village police arrested four people early Saturday morning as the result of an ongoing investigation into narcotics trafficking. At about 5 a.m. Saturday, law enforcement personnel from five agencies executed a search warrant at a house at 199 Kiwassa Road. The state ...

Police: Saranac Lake man wielded gun during robbery

SARANAC LAKE — Plattsburgh police say a Saranac Lake man was the one wielding a handgun in a robbery in that city early Saturday morning. Michael Johnson, 24, lived in Saranac Lake at a house at 16 Rockledge Lane, around which numerous police forces massed Saturday afternoon. Meanwhile, ...

Benson appointed Saranac Lake treasurer

SARANAC LAKE — The village of Saranac Lake’s Board of Trustees voted Monday night to approve the mayoral appointment of Beth Benson as the new Village Treasurer. Mayor Clyde Rabideau formally presented the appointment to the village board, lauding Benson for her commitment to the ...

St. Armand town highway super dies unexpectedly

BLOOMINGDALE — St. Armand Highway Superintendent Roger Oliver died Saturday, and the town’s employees feel “devastated,” according to town Clerk Barbara Darrah. The death also shakes up the town highway department and the Nov. 7 election. Oliver, 58, of Bloomingdale, was running for ...

‘Critter shelf’ project aims to help wildlife cross roads

BOONVILLE (AP) — The New York state Department of Transportation and The Nature Conservancy are testing a new “critter shelf” installed in a highway culvert to help wildlife cross safely. The structure was installed this summer inside a 138-foot-long, 14-foot-tall culvert beneath Route ...

Drug bust nets four Saturday morning in Saranac Lake

SARANAC LAKE — Village police arrested four people early Saturday morning as the result of an ongoing investigation into narcotics trafficking. At about 5 a.m. Saturday, law enforcement personnel from five agencies executed a search warrant at a house at 199 Kiwassa Road. The state ...

Two motorcycle crashes with one fatality

Two motorcycle crashes on Sunday afternoon — one of them fatal — shut down state Route 3 down near Sevey Corners and then near the Dump Road in Piercefield for several hours. The St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department responded to a crash less than a mile east of the Sevey Road ...

St. Armand highway superintendent dies

BLOOMINGDALE — St. Armand Highway Superintendent Roger Oliver died Saturday, and the town’s employees feel “devastated,” according to town Clerk Barbara Darrah. The death also shakes up the town highway department and the Nov. 7 election. Oliver, 58, of Bloomingdale, was running ...

Police: Saranac Laker wielded gun in Plattsburgh robbery

SARANAC LAKE — Plattsburgh police say a Saranac Lake man was the one wielding a handgun in a robbery in that city early Saturday morning. Michael Johnson, 24, lived in Saranac Lake at a house at 16 Rockledge Lane, around which numerous police forces massed Saturday afternoon. Meanwhile, ...