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Ex-ORDA official takes plea deal, continues lawsuit against ORDA

LAKE PLACID — A former financial officer for the state Olympic Regional Development Authority recently took a plea deal in Essex County Court and agreed to pay the authority $8,026 and work 150 hours of community services to resolve allegations that he stole thousands of dollars from ...

Solutions to eating healthier

SARANAC LAKE — Portion distortion, unknown additives and calorie content — just a few worries for the modern consumer when deciding what to eat. But there’s strategies to stay healthy and educated, often as simple as flipping a product over, and eyeing the nutrition facts when available. ...

‘Miracle on Ice’ scoreboard will be displayed in Colorado

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A scoreboard that marked the U.S. men’s ice hockey team’s victory against the Soviet Union at the 1980 Winter Olympics has found a new home in Colorado Springs. The Gazette reported Wednesday that the panel that kept score of the game that became known ...

Two-wave U.S. flu season is now the longest in a decade

NEW YORK (AP) — Three months ago, this flu season was shaping up to be short and mild in the U.S. But a surprising second viral wave has made it the longest in 10 years. This flu season has been officially going for 21 weeks, according to reports collected through last week and released ...

Informational meeting for YMCA children’s programs

SARANAC LAKE — Representatives from Plattsburgh/Malone YMCA will be at Petrova Elementary School from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 24 to answer questions about their upcoming enrichment program for children in grades K-5. “The Plattsburgh/Malone Y is excited to share this ...

‘Round the Mountain canoe race set

SARANAC LAKE — The annual ‘Round the Mountain canoe race has been scheduled for Saturday, May 11 this year. The 10.5-mile race starts at Ampersand Bay on Lower Saranac Lake and finishes at the Lake Flower boat launch. Racers go from Lower Saranac Lake into the Saranac River, carry ...

Hours of terror unfold inside Columbine — April 20, 1999

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — On April 20, 1999, two teenage boys dressed in black trench coats went on a killing rampage at Columbine High School in suburban Denver. They shot and killed 12 classmates and a teacher and wounded two dozen others before taking their own lives. Twenty years later, ...

Legislation would parole certain inmates at 55 if eligible

ALBANY (AP) — New York prison inmates would be eligible for parole once they reach 55 after serving 15 consecutive years under legislation being considered by the Democratic-controlled state Legislature. While the measure introduced in the Senate by Sen. Brad Hoylman, D-Manhattan, ...

Explosive reaction to propane tank proposal in Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — The Hurley Bros Inc. proposal to install a 36,000-gallon propane storage-filling station on Old Military Road has been met with plenty of negative reactions from residents in that neighborhood. About 40 concerned, some furious, locals showed up to the North Elba Joint ...

Police ID two injured in Tupper collision; investigation continuing

TUPPER LAKE — Village police released a bit more information about the motorcycle-car collision that injured two people Wednesday night on Main Street, but a full report on the crash from the state police will be released in about a month, according to village police Sgt. Jordan ...

Goff-Nelson kept spring breakers busy with activities

TUPPER LAKE — Scissors snipped, dominoes fell and comic books came to life all this week at the Goff-Nelson Memorial Library as it held its third annual spring break activities week. For kids who stayed in town during the school break, the library offered a place to play, learn and ...

Flood watch this weekend

SARANAC LAKE — The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for all of the North Country, saying heavy rain Friday night and over the weekend could push streams and rivers into flood stage. “Moderate to locally heavy rainfall Friday into Saturday along with snowmelt in higher ...

Tentative budget for Saranac Lake at tax cap

SARANAC LAKE — After two budget work sessions, the village has crafted a tentative budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year, raising the tax levy by 2% to $3,819,736 — right on the tax cap. The village will host a public hearing on the budget at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 22 in the village ...

Reps react to Gold Star Education funding approval

PLATTSBURGH — North Country state lawmakers are pleased to see the approval of Gold Star Education funding for families of veterans who died in service of the nation. The legislation provides for free college tuition and room and board to dependents of military veterans who died in ...

Police: New York City cathedral suspect had booked a flight to Italy

NEW YORK — A college philosophy teacher arrested after entering St. Patrick’s Cathedral carrying two cans of gasoline, lighter fluid and butane lighters had also been arrested at a New Jersey cathedral this week and had booked a Thursday flight to Rome, the New York Police Department ...

N.Y. state population continues to decline

ALBANY (AP) — New numbers from the U.S. Census show New York state’s population continued to decline last year. According to figures released Thursday, the state’s total population dropped by more than 48,000 between July 1, 2017 and July 1, 2018, to a total of 19.5 million. For ...

Elizabethtown family watched Notre Dame burn

ELIZABETHTOWN — When they return to Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School next week, Julia and Jackson Hooper will have a lot to tell about their spring vacation in Paris. The siblings, 11 and 13 respectively, their mother, Jane Hooper, and friend Shawn Michener, made their first stop last ...

Police ID two injured in Tupper collision; investigation continues

TUPPER LAKE — Village police released a bit more information about the motorcycle-car collision that inured two people Wednesday night on Main Street, but a full report on the crash from the state police will be released in about a month, according to village police Sgt. Jordan ...

Bova indicted on murder charges

PLATTSBURGH — A Clinton County grand jury has indicted David J. Bova on second-degree murder and attempted murder charges. The first charge is for “intentionally causing the death of Magen Goyette,” a press release from the Clinton County District Attorney’s Office said, and the ...