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Toxic algal bloom closes beach at state park

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MOREAU (AP) — The beach at a state park in upstate New York has been closed because of a toxic algal bloom. The state parks office says the swimming beach at Moreau Lake State Park in northern Saratoga County is off limits until the bloom subsides. The algal bloom was found Tuesday by ...

Vacation rental regulations coming to Lake Placid, North Elba

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LAKE PLACID — After many years of talking about how to manage the vacation rental market here, one official said a solution is coming. North Elba town Supervisor Roby Politi said the town and village could soon have a system in place so vacation rentals, via Airbnb and otherwise, are ...

Police look for man who fled them in Saranac Lake

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SARANAC LAKE — A Hogansburg man remains at large after leading state troopers on a car chase to this village late Tuesday night, followed by a foot pursuit, according to police. At this time, the person of interest in this incident is Justin A. Square of Hogansburg, according to Saranac ...

Woodruff Street in limbo

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SARANAC LAKE — In an abrupt halt, a construction project along the Woodruff Street bridge came to a standstill with no determined end to its completion — just days before it was expected to finish. The village is adding a second sewer line underneath the Saranac River, as ordered by ...

Hotel Saranac’s new general manager grew up locally

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SARANAC LAKE — The Hotel Saranac’s new general manager, Jacob Kipping, is an Tri-Laker who has spent the better part of his life working inside the Adirondack lodging industry. Kipping described the hotel as the heartbeat, the hub and the glue of Saranac Lake, connecting people and ...

Fornasiero joins Whiteface Lodge to lead sales, marketing

Business

LAKE PLACID — Elissa Fornasiero has been appointed director of sales and marketing for Whiteface Lodge, the AAA Four-Diamond, Forbes Four-Star luxury all-suite resort in Lake Placid. “I know we can count on Elissa’s great sales expertise and leadership skills to help us navigate ...

Azure fire tower’s 100th celebrated

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WAVERLY — The view from Azure Mountain is green, lush and expansive on a clear day. But without the century-old fire tower on its summit, that view could be very different. Roughly 50 hikers gathered on the summit of Azure Mountain Sunday morning to celebrate the 100th anniversary of ...

Man pleads to escaping police

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SARANAC LAKE — A local man has pleaded guilty to escaping from police custody and was sentenced to probation and jail time served. On Monday in Franklin County Court in Malone, Dakotta Callaghan, 23, of Paul Smiths entered the plea to the charge of second-degree escape, a class E felony ...

Goats and more at third annual Bike the Barns in September

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AU SABLE FORKS — A herd of dairy goats will be among the main attractions at this year’s Bike the Barns, a one-day recreational bicycle tour that showcases the dynamic local food and agriculture movement in northern New York. The third annual farm-by-bike event, hosted by the ...

Tinman racer survey shows athletes stay longer, explore less

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TUPPER LAKE — The findings of the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism’s 2018 Tinman survey show that although racers spent more time in the area for the triathlon than in years past, they did fewer activities outside the event. The 36th annual Tupper Lake Tinman — a ...

Teen who recorded Cobb video identified

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A teenager who secretly recorded a video of Democratic congressional candidate Tedra Cobb talking about gun control at a home in May is a student at Shenendehowa High School and claims he has been working since June as an intern for U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik’s campaign. Preston Scagnelli, ...

Lt. Gov. Hochul fills in for Cuomo at Adirondack Challenge

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INDIAN LAKE — The absence of the Adirondack Challenge’s originator, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, did not stop the event from exhibiting growing popularity and expanding recreational boundaries in its sixth year. Standing in for Cuomo, New York Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul announced at the close of ...

National travel articles pitch Saranac Lake as destination

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SARANAC LAKE — Two national news outlets recently drew attention to this village and the surrounding area this summer, both saying that it is becoming more than just a place to get your toes wet. In an article in the Boston Globe on June 19 titled “Sleepy Saranac Lake awakens,” ...

County approves storm-related upgrades for Jay

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ELIZABETHTOWN — The Essex County Board of Supervisors approved funds for two storm-related projects in the town of Jay at a special meeting Monday. The board unanimously approved $97,468 for emergency upgrades to the Jay Community Center, which also doubles as a crisis shelter in AuSable ...