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All Congress candidates take pledge not to lie

All three candidates in northern New York’s Congress race have accepted a pledge not to lie in the four months left of campaigning until the Nov. 6 election. The Post-Star newspaper of Glens Falls had asked the candidates in New York’s 21st Congressional District to promise they would ...

No Warrior Run this year

TUPPER LAKE — The seventh Tupper Lake Warrior Run has been canceled, but event organizers are starting to plan 2019’s race now, to ensure that it happens. This year’s run is not happening because of a communication mix-up between the Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce’s events ...

Fire destroys lean-to at The Point

SARANAC LAKE — Two local fire departments responded to a burning lean-to Monday at The Point Resort, located on the western shore of Upper Saranac Lake. The Tupper Lake Volunteer Fire Department responded to 222 Beaverwood Road at 4 p.m. Monday with one engine tanker and one fire boat. ...

State police investigate ATV crash that killed AuSable Forks man

BLACK BROOK (AP) — State police say an all-terrain accident in the Adirondacks has claimed the life of a northern New York man. Radio station WIRY in Plattsburgh reports troopers say they found the injured man around 9 p.m. Tuesday on a road in the Clinton County town of Black Brook, in ...

Police charge Sunmount employee with abuse

TUPPER LAKE — State police arrested a Sunmount employee Monday on charges of reported abuse of a resident at the facility run by the state Office for People with Developmental Disabilities. A 33-year-old male Sunmount resident reported that on April 24, around midnight, he was pushed and ...

Republicans challenge Tedra Cobb’s honesty, gun positions

Tedra Cobb, the Democratic candidate running for Congress in New York’s 21st Congressional District, was slammed by Republicans after an apparently undercover video surfaced of her saying she thinks assault weapons should be banned, but she cannot say that. The video was posted by the ...

Camp counselor indicted on sex abuse charges

A grand jury has indicted a longtime Brant Lake Camp counselor on 19 charges related to alleged sexual abuse of five young boys. Dylan T. Stolz, of Queens, was charged with nine counts of felony first-degree sexual abuse, nine counts of misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a child and one ...

NCCC offers EMT training at all campuses

SARANAC LAKE — Fresh on the heels of a successful first Emergency Medical Technician class in Saranac Lake this spring, North Country Community College will offer EMT training at all three of its campuses — Malone, Saranac Lake and Ticonderoga — this fall. The college has worked ...

Fire tower fever to hit Blue Mountain Lake this weekend

The Adirondack Mountain Club and Adirondack Experience (formerly the Adirondack Museum) will celebrate the history and restoration of Adirondack fire towers Saturday in Blue Mountain Lake. The family-friendly event will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the museum, and will include guided ...

Pollution controls help red spruce rebound from acid rain

STOWE, Vt. — The gray trunks of red spruce trees killed by acid rain once heavily scarred the mountain forests of the Northeast. Now those forests are mostly green, with the crowns of red spruce peeking out of the canopy and saplings thriving below. A main reason, scientists say, is a ...

Rangers rescue hikers, search continues for missing man

While the search for one man continues in the Paul Smiths area, state Department of Environmental Conservation forest rangers were involved in numerous search-and-rescue missions across the Adirondacks last week. Town of Indian Lake On Monday, July 2, DEC dispatch received a transferred ...

Trump White House scolds Cynthia Nixon for condemning ICE

ALBANY — New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon took a lashing from the Trump administration for advocating for the abolition of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The federal agency commonly known as ICE is involved in the controversial detention of children away from ...

UVM Medical Center nurse strike possible

PLATTSBURGH — The possibility of a nurses strike at University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington looms closer after Tuesday’s negotiating session did not produce results. In a statement released Tuesday night, UVM Medical Center President Eileen Whalen noted that the continuing ...

Crews still searching Paul Smiths area for Bangor man

PAUL SMITHS — Searchers from several state agencies continued to look for a missing Bangor man in the woods around Slush Pond Road Tuesday with no new findings, according to Department of Environmental Conservation officials. Bruce K. Waite, 48, has been missing for over three weeks ...

Tom Dudones shares his artistry with people around the world

SARANAC LAKE — For the past few years, Tom Dudones has given away his paintings and illustrations for free. One went to a friend in Germany. Another went to his cousin in British Colombia, Canada. A painting of the Lake Flower Dam went to a friend in Australia. A woman in Africa received ...

Tupper robbery suspect arrested on unrelated burglary charge

TUPPER LAKE — Village police say a man suspected of robbing Ray’s Discount Liquor & Wine store at knifepoint June 29 was arrested Sunday on an unrelated burglary charge. They say a warrant has been issued regarding the Tupper Lake robbery. The man, Jason Smith, 40, of Massena was ...

Heart attack caused Mirror Lake death

LAKE PLACID — A man who died on Mirror Lake Monday was determined to have suffered a heart attack. Colin Plumadore, 54, of Saranac died on Mirror Lake after exerting himself while trying to help someone who had fallen in the water, according to Essex County Coroner Frank Whitelaw. In ...

Lake Placid-North Elba pass new sandwich board codes

LAKE PLACID — A-frame sandwich boards are back, but with a few guidelines. Both the village of Lake Placid and the town of North Elba approved a code in regard to businesses using sandwich boards to promote their shops and restaurants. The village board approved the changes at its regular ...