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Cuomo pledges $100M for North Country broadband coverage

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PLATTSBURGH — Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Phase 3 of the state’s plan to complete broadband coverage in the North Country, pledging to make New York the first state in the United States of America to have 100 percent high-speed internet access for the entire state. The state is ...

Tibetan music and Indian classical dance Sunday

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SARANAC LAKE — Inner Quest Yoga will host an intimate evening of Tibetan music with Techung, and an Indian classical dance performance with Sisa Salgado, two artists who live in Lake Placid from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4. Techung is a Tibetan folk and freedom singer/songwriter who ...

New High Peaks would be more than a quarter-million acres

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If plans in the works go through, the High Peaks Wilderness Area of the northern Adirondacks is likely to clock in at more than 262,579 acres. The High Peaks Wilderness, which is managed by the state Department of Environmental Conservation, currently contains 192,685 acres, while the ...

Manning featured at Artists Guild this month

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SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Artists Guild will host the Guild’s 2017 juried art show winner, Lynn Manning of Peru, as its featured artist for the month of January. The show opens with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5, and will run through Jan. 30. Manning graduated ...

‘Catching the Light’ at NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery

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SARANAC LAKE — The NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery will host an opening for “Catching the Light,” featuring the works of Kristina Mueller and Lee Ann Sporn, from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2. The exhibit will be on display during the month of February. It was inspired by the ...

2 killed in car crash near edge of Adirondacks

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CORINTH (AP) — Police say two people were killed when the car they were in veered off a rural road near the southern edge of the Adirondacks and hit a tree. The Saratoga County sheriff’s office says 23-year-old Genessa Marie Coon of Corinth and 21-year-old Cody M. Fitzpatrick of ...

Bookstore Plus hosts author Saturday

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LAKE PLACID — The Bookstore Plus will host author Paul MacArthur for a book signing event from 3 to 5 p.m .Saturday, Feb. 3 to autograph copies of his new book “Olympic Television: Broadcasting the Biggest Show on Earth.” MacArthur is a professor of Public Relations and ...

28 Russians have Olympic doping bans overturned

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MOSCOW — Twenty-eight Russian athletes had their Olympic doping bans overturned Thursday, throwing the International Olympic Committee’s policy on the country into turmoil. The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruling was set to reinstate seven Russian medals from the 2014 Sochi Olympics, ...

Police: Man rescued after crashing SUV into icy stream

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THURMAN (AP) — Police say emergency crews rescued a man about an hour after he crashed his SUV into an icy Adirondack stream. The Warren County sheriff’s office says 75-year-old Giles Jennings went off a roadway Wednesday night and crashed into the stream in Thurman, about 60 miles north ...

Zip-lining through Lake Placid during the Empire State Games

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Experience Outdoors is bringing its zip-line to the streets of Lake Placid this weekend for the Empire State Games. My family and friends made it out to their home base, 4948 Cascade Road, in the fall. It was all the thrills we expected. Some of us went beyond our comfort zone. (That would ...

State inmates to receive free computer tablets

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ALBANY (AP) — New York state plans to provide every inmate with a free computer tablet from a Florida-based company that provides services to prison systems. The Department of Corrections and Community Supervision says Wednesday that the approximately 51,000 inmates in 54 prisons will be ...

208 troopers graduate from State Police Academy

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ALBANY (AP) — Another 200-plus troopers have joined the ranks of the New York State Police. A graduation ceremony was held Wednesday at the Empire State Plaza in Albany for 208 new members of the state police. It was the 206th class to graduate from the Basic School of the New York State ...

Senate OKs bill requiring kids to wear helmets on ski slopes

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ALBANY (AP) — The state Senate has passed legislation that would require children under 14 to wear a helmet while skiing or snowboarding on New York’s slopes. The Republican-controlled chamber passed the measure Monday. It would require ski areas to post signs on their properties ...

Lake Placid celebrates the Olympics with February events

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LAKE PLACID — Home to the 1932 and 1980 Olympic Winter Games, Lake Placid remains an active hub for the Olympics through hosting World Cup events and training Olympic athletes at the Olympic Training Center. Lake Placid is celebrating its long Olympic history throughout ...

Submissions open for 24 Hours Photography Contest

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LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Institute is now accepting submissions for the upcoming 24 Hours Photography Contest. “24 Hours: A Photographic Interpretation of Life in the Adirondacks” is open to all high school students living or studying in the Adirondack region. Students ...

Andrew Weibrecht adjusts to family life in lead-up to Pyeongchang

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LAKE PLACID — After struggling in World Cup races this season, homegrown skier Andrew Weibrecht qualified for the Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, which will be his third trip to the world’s largest athletic stage. Weibrecht, who turns 32 on Feb. 10, said that his two past Olympic ...

Cupids hope to break Guinness record during Carnival

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SARANAC LAKE — The world’s largest gathering of people dressed as Cupid may take place on the final Saturday of Winter Carnival. Guinness Book of World Records personnel will be on hand to verify the fact, if indeed Saranac Lake beats the world record. It may depend on you. How many ...