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Cuomo: Two NYers among 32 sickened by bad lettuce

ALBANY — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday noted that two of the 32 people sickened by a national E. coli outbreak are in New York. Cuomo cautioned New Yorkers to follow the food safety alert from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control to not eat any romaine lettuce due to the ...

Overnight street parking bans are in effect

TUPPER LAKE — Overnight parking bans are in effect in Tri-Lakes villages, keeping cars off the streets in the mornings when plows are clearing roads. Tupper Lake police Chief Eric Proulx said there is a village-wide ordinance for no parking on any street between 2 and 6 a.m. from Nov. ...

Tupper Lake mayor emphasizes home fire safety in cold weather

TUPPER LAKE — Village Mayor Paul Maroun wants Tupper Lakers to stay safe as they stay warm in the cold winter weather. At Monday’s village board meeting, Maroun said that in light of recent reports of chimney fires, residents should keep their chimneys clean and make sure their ...

State Police will crack down on DWI over Thanksgiving weekend

ALBANY — The New York State Police will conduct a Thanksgiving holiday traffic enforcement period from Wednesday through Sunday in an effort to prevent deaths and injuries caused by impaired, distracted, aggressive or reckless driving. During this enforcement period, troopers say they ...

Stewart’s charity drive kicks off 32nd season on Thanksgiving Day

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Stewart’s Shops is teaming up with its customers once again to raise money for local children’s charities. The Stewart’s Holiday Match campaign kicks off on Thanksgiving Day and runs through Christmas Day at all shop locations. The program doubles customer ...

State says ‘I Love NY’ signs have been removed by deadline

ALBANY (AP) — Cuomo administration officials say hundreds of “I Love NY” tourism signs have been removed from the Thruway system and other New York highways under an agreement with the federal government. State Department of Transportation officials say the signs have been removed by ...

Running down a dream

SARANAC LAKE — Nine years ago, Sue Homa ran a 5-kilometer fun run. That didn’t seem like much, but less than a decade later she finished one of the largest marathons in the world, crossing the finish line in a race with more than 50,000 other people. Homa, who lives in Lake Clear with ...

Nason named sergeant at TLPD

TUPPER LAKE — Tupper Lake patrolman Jordan Nason was promoted to sergeant at Monday’s village board meeting. Nason is the department’s K-9 officer and is involved in much of its narcotics work. Chief Eric Proulx said Nason is now a sergeant on a provisional basis, but he plans to send ...

Lake Placid mayor, N. Elba supervisor to discuss vacation rentals

LAKE PLACID — Village Mayor Craig Randall and North Elba town Supervisor Roby Politi will meet next week to discuss a tentative local law about vacation rentals within Lake Placid. For a while now, Lake Placid has been feeling the negative affects of unregulated vacation rentals and ...

Lake Placid board OKs more Children’s Games requests

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Village Board of Trustees approved an additional event for the International Children’s Games in January at Monday night’s board meetings. The ICG is a winter sports competition from Jan. 6 to the 11 where about 460 student athletes ages 12-15 from around ...

Harrietstown board adopts budget with no changes

SARANAC LAKE — The Harrietstown Town Council adopted its 2019 budget on Monday morning in a rescheduled hearing. The meeting had been rescheduled at the request of Councilman Howard Riley, who could not attend the Nov. 8 preliminary budget hearing. Riley was absent for Monday morning’s ...

Titus to open Friday

MALONE — Titus Mountain Family Ski Center will be open for skiing and snowboarding this Friday, starting at 10 a.m. The Nov. 23 opening marks Titus’ second earliest opening date ever, surpassed only in 2014, when it opened on Nov. 22. Titus plans to be open Friday, Saturday and ...

Magic Forest sale in the works

LAKE GEORGE — Magic Forest, the iconic amusement park on Route 9, is apparently getting a new owner who plans significant changes at the park. Jack Gillette has reached an agreement to sell the children’s park to Ruben Ellsworth, owner of Ellsworth & Son Excavating of Fort Ann, ...

Iowa Pacific bounces rail bike business from tracks

JOHNSBURG — The company that has run a “rail bike” operation on railroad tracks in Johnsburg during the past two years has been told it will not be able to use the rails next year. Several Warren County officials said Revolution Rail Co.’s founder notified them last week that Iowa ...