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Helping kids in Haiti

SARANAC LAKE — After Shirley Hosler read a December article in the Watertown Daily Times about churches supporting an orphanage in Haiti, she decided she was going to help. “I want to do more for the people, and when I saw those children —- nobody helped my family. Nobody,” ...

Police investigating upswing in apparent drug overdose deaths

Police agencies in the region warned the public Tuesday about a spate of recent deaths that appear to stem from drug overdoses as investigators try to determine whether the cases are related. Glens Falls Police have investigated four apparent overdose deaths over the past six weeks, while ...

Two injured as car and motorcycle collide in downtown Tupper Lake

TUPPER LAKE — A motorcyclist and an occupant of a car were injured as the two collided at the corner of Main and Pine streets around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. As of 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, the section of road remained closed from Pine Street to Depot Street as the scene was investigated. Traffic ...

Retailer cooperative donates to flood relief, cancer research

SARANAC LAKE — Rice Furniture, as a member of Furniture First National Buying Group, has announced two charitable donations are being made in honor of the cooperative’s 25th anniversary: -$5,000 will be donated to the Red Cross designated for Midwest flood relief. -$5,000 will ...

Tree company to teach B’dale students about Arbor Day

BLOOMINGDALE — Niederbuhl Bros. Tree Service has ordered 150 white pine seedlings from the Arbor Day Foundation to be donated to each student at Bloomingdale School on Arbor Day, Friday, April 26, at 1 p.m. The company is starting a program to create awareness of why plant and tree ...

Grand jury indicts Bova 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 ...

HBO to film outside theater in Lake Placid, looking to cast extras

LAKE PLACID — The village board approved filming for the HBO TV series “Succession” on the sidewalk outside the Palace Theatre on Main Street at Monday night’s meeting. “Succession” stars Brian Cox, Kieran Culkin, Jeremy Strong, Sarah Snook and focuses on the Logans, a ...

Left Bank Cafe manager recalls living in Paris, times at Notre Dame Cathedral

SARANAC LAKE — Photos of the Notre Dame Cathedral, along with postcards and drawings of the structure’s 12th century construction face Broadway from the Left Bank Cafe’s windows. A gingerbread Notre Dame, and the instructions for how to build it, are adhered to the pastry shop’s ...

Hotel Saranac earns historic register listing

SARANAC LAKE — The Hotel Saranac was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on April 5. “It is an incredible honor to be recognized for our dedication to preserving this historical treasure,” Fred Roedel III, chief financial officer for Roedel Companies wrote in an email. ...

April 28 symposium, April 22 film focus on combating climate change

SARANAC LAKE — To anyone who’s been paying attention lately, climate change can seem to be an overwhelming, even insurmountable, problem. Yet, countless government entities, nonprofit organizations and individual citizens across the globe are moving with urgency to address this ...

Trade show will bring thousands to Lake Placid April 29-30

LAKE PLACID — Approximately 1,500 restaurant industry professionals are expected to attend the Renzi Food Show at the Conference Center at Lake Placid on Tuesday, April 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The invitation-only annual event is generating overnight bookings at area hotels on Monday, ...

Report: Salt a top issue for Mirror Lake once again

LAKE PLACID — Sodium levels are rising, turnover is being disrupted and invasive species are present in Mirror Lake, according to the 2018 Mirror Lake Water Quality Report. This is the third year the AuSable River Association and Paul Smith’s College Adirondack Watershed Institute have ...

Cobb and Stefanik to face off again in 2020

A little more than 5 months after Republican U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik was re-elected to her third term, the 2020 campaign has started, with Democrat Tedra Cobb officially entering the race on Monday to unseat her. “Northern New York deserves a representative who will put partisan politics ...

More roadside parking closures may be on the way for Route 73

KEENE — The state departments of Transportation and Environmental Conservation are considering closing a large stretch of roadside parking on state Route 73 in an effort to improve safety and limit the number of hikers utilizing trailheads. In an email, a DEC spokesman said the state is ...

Flood Watch stays in effect through Tuesday morning

SARANAC LAKE — The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for the North Country until later Tuesday morning due to a wet weather system and melting snow. “A flood watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts,” the NWS said in a special weather ...