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More snow for areas near lakes Erie, Ontario

WATERTOWN (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued lake-effect storm warnings for areas along lakes Erie and Ontario, with more than a foot of snow expected in some areas. Forecasters say up to 14 inches could fall starting Friday and lasting into Saturday in the Tug Hill region ...

Local projects awarded economic development funding

ALBANY — Christmas came early for economic development officials across New York state Wednesday with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration announcing $755 million in funding for hundreds of local efforts to boost the state’s business climate. The state’s 10 economic regions will ...

Tupper Lake Town Hall entrance will get face-lift and wheelchair lift

TUPPER LAKE — Plans are forming for renovations to Tupper Lake’s town hall entrance, allowing the center for town happenings to be accessible to all residents and giving the iconic building a fresh look. Currently, town residents entering the hall to do anything from paying town and ...

Stefanik silent on FCC net neutrality vote

North Country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has voiced her support of net neutrality, the practice of keeping internet access and use free and open, but has not spoken out against the Federal Communications Commission vote today on a plan to repeal net neutrality protections initially ...

DEC cleans up 200-gallon fuel spill from crash

TUPPER LAKE — The state Department of Environmental Conservation responded to a tractor-trailer crash on state Route 30 Tuesday to contain and clean around 200 gallons of diesel fuel that spilled into a ditch after the truck slid off the road. At approximately 1 a.m., it was reported that ...

Storms help snowmobile season

OLD FORGE (AP) — State officials say enough snow has accumulated to open some Adirondack snowmobile trails. The Department of Environmental Conservation says most gates and designated snowmobile trails in the western and central Adirondacks will be open by the weekend. That includes the ...

Tri-Lakes Humane Society celebrates 75th year

SARANAC LAKE — When it opened in 1942 it was called the Adirondack Animal Welfare Society. Seventy-five years and a few moves later, the Tri-Lakes Humane Society on LaPan Drive in Saranac Lake is still working to improve the lives of domestic animals and their owners. If you’re thinking ...

New two-day Adirondack Snowshoe Fest in 2018

SARANAC LAKE — One year after hosting the 2017 World Snowshoe Championships, the village of Saranac Lake will host a new snowshoe weekend called the Adirondack Snowshoe Fest, set for Feb. 24 and 25, 2018. “Through hard work and extraordinary volunteerism, Saranac Lake became highly ...

Saranac Lake village board now supports rail trail

SARANAC LAKE — Despite having voted down a similar resolution two months ago, the trustees of the village of Saranac Lake passed a resolution Monday night supporting the Lake Placid-Remsen Corridor rail trail. Passionate supporters of the rail trail and of another option, keeping the ...

School officials look to make changes to meet challenges

SARANAC LAKE — Enrollment at Saranac Lake Central Schools is declining, and given population and economic trends, it’s going to keep going down. The high school, built for 700 pupils, now houses around 350, and students are having to travel farther to get to Petrova and Bloomingdale ...

ROOST review shows growth in Tupper Lake

TUPPER LAKE — The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism held a regional destination marketing review for the town of Tupper Lake Thursday to show what the marketing organization has done over the past year, take public comment from residents and discuss plans for the future. With around ...

DEC says Corey’s Road to remain open

TUPPER LAKE — In its weekly High Peaks conditions report, the state Department of Environmental Conservation announced that Corey’s Road, outside of Tupper Lake, will remain open for the winter season. The road is typically closed for the winter, meaning that hikers, snowshoers and ...

Pistol owners reminded to recertify

RAY BROOK — Holders of pistol permits issued before January 2013 are reminded they must recertify before the end of January 2018. To recertify, pistol owners can use the online forms available through the state police website, or pick up a paper form from the county clerk’s office. For ...

Trump says Gillibrand ‘would do anything’ for money

WASHINGTON — Fending off the renewed focus on sexual harassment allegations against him, President Donald Trump lashed out at Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Tuesday, declaring the New York Democrat and frequent presidential critic had come to his office “begging” for campaign contributions ...

N.Y. to announce economic development awards

ALBANY (AP) — New York state officials are poised to announce the winners of hundreds of millions of dollars of state economic development funding. The awards to be announced Wednesday in Albany are part of Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s efforts to spur the state’s economy by ...

Tractor-trailer crashes off Route 30 outside Tupper Lake

TUPPER LAKE — A Swift tractor trailer driver lost control of the vehicle and left the road near Blue Jay campsite on state Route 30 just before 1 a.m. today. Tupper Lake Volunteer Fire Department Chief Royce Cole said volunteers were on scene throughout the early morning hours as ...