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Tempers flare over trailhead parking

At the popular Roaring Brook Falls trailhead in St. Huberts, the parking lot was already packed shortly after 7 a.m. Saturday. It was a warm day with good hiking conditions, and word of the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s new roadside parking ban along Route 73 had started ...

Trucker dies in fiery Northway collision this morning near Glens Falls

QUEENSBURY — A truck driver was killed and all lanes of the northbound Northway between exits 17 and 19 closed by a crash involving two tractor-trailers early Wednesday. Both trucks burst into fire after they collided near the Exit 18 overpass, and one driver was able to free himself and ...

Stefanik votes not to condemn Trump tweets as racist

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik voted against a House resolution that condemned President Donald Trump’s recent tweets and statements as racist attacks on four progressive congresswomen of color. The House majority of 235 Democrats passed the resolution with 240 votes, four of which came from ...

New York raises smoking age to 21 statewide

ALBANY — New York will raise its smoking age from 18 to 21 under legislation signed into law Tuesday by the state’s governor. The change, which takes effect in 120 days, will apply to the sales of traditional tobacco products as well as electronic cigarettes and vaporizers. Gov. ...

Other side of sidewalk debate

TUPPER LAKE — A group of homeowners from state Route 3, across from Sunmount, attended a town board meeting Thursday to add their thoughts to the town discussion of the future of the decrepit sidewalk along that road. They don’t think taxpayers need to restore it. For decades, the ...

Historic Saranac Lake hears input on new museum tonight

SARANAC LAKE — The public will be able to offer its opinion on the design of the newly bought second building of the Historic Saranac Lake museum tonight in the Harrietstown Town Hall from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The new building, the former home and medical office of Dr. E.L. Trudeau at 118 ...

I Love BBQ Festival donates $25k to youth center

LAKE PLACID — At the end of the recent 14th annual I Love BBQ and Music Festival, USA Luge turned over approximately $25,000 to the Shipman Youth Center in Lake Placid. The beneficiary uses the funds to support children’s programs. It’s the center’s biggest fundraiser of the ...

Farm stops announced for Bike the Barns on Sept. 29

GABRIELS — Farming in this part of the Adirondacks has never been an easy endeavor. Just ask the Tucker family, potato growers whose family has been farming in Gabriels for over 150 years. High elevations, rocky soils, frigid winters and a short growing season are just a few of the ...

Protect the Adirondacks annual meeting includes awards, board members

OLD FORGE — Protect the Adirondacks, one of the Adirondack Park’s green groups, will host its annual meeting this weekend, with awards to be issued and a vote scheduled for the board of directors. The all-day meeting will be held Saturday at View Arts Center in Old Forge. The ...

Moose peeping

SARANAC LAKE — A young bull moose hanging out in a backwater pool between state Route 3 and the Saranac River drew viewers all day long Sunday. The moose, standing a little more than hoof deep in the water off the river across from Trudeau Sand and Gravel, had been reported to the ...

Stefanik votes not to condemn Trump tweets as racist

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik voted against a House resolution that condemned President Donald Trump's recent tweets and statements as racist attacks on four progressive congresswomen of color. The House majority of 235 Democrats passed the resolution with 240 votes, four of which came from ...

Collision closes Rt. 3 for over an hour

SARANAC LAKE — A three-car crash on state Route 3 Monday afternoon sent two of the five people involved to the hospital and shut down the main vein of traffic connecting Tupper Lake and Saranac Lake for over an hour. State Police are currently investigating the cause of the ...

New scratch-off lucky numbers are 3, 6, 9, 46

SARANAC LAKE — A pair of local women have started a new business to help scratch that hiking itch. Lynne Murphy and Jennifer Moore, co-owners of peak quest (spelled with lower-case letters), have begun printing scratch-off cards so hikers can commemorate their accomplishments. ...

Appeals court decides marina owns contested underwater land

SARANAC LAKE — Development at the Saranac Lake Marina could soon be underway as a court decision from earlier this year was overturned — but that decision could be reanalyzed one final time. The decision frees the marina to build larger, covered docks, which a group of neighbors ...

From soft serve to beef and beer in Lake Clear

LAKE CLEAR — Where you once bought ice cream, you can now buy steak and beer. The 1892 Bar & Grille on state Route 30 opened last Friday. It is run by the third generation of a family who has had businesses on the property for over 50 years. Tyler Ellithorpe, born and raised in ...

Stefanik says Trump’s tweets are ‘denigrating’

On Monday, U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, tweeted out her views about President Donald Trump’s weekend tweets. Trump tweeted Sunday that four Democratic congresswomen of color should “go back” to the countries they came from. All of the women are American citizens, and ...

AG’s office hosts gun buy-back in Plattsburgh

PLATTSBURGH — The state attorney general’s office, collaborating with the Plattsburgh City Police Department, is holding a no-questions-asked community gun buy-back on Thursday. The buy-back will be held at the Crete Memorial Civic Center, 2 Beach Road in Plattsburgh, from 9 a.m. to 1 ...

Messy fun at Woodsmen’s

TUPPER LAKE — Woodsmen’s Days this year was a well-attended, messy occasion as loggers, woodcarvers and heavy equipment drivers from all over the country filled the village park with sawdust, sculptures and massive machines. You didn’t have to be a lumberjack to attend. There we just ...