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Northern Border Commission puts up grant $

Local News

The state Department of State has announced $2.5 million in grant funding available to North Country communities pursuing economic development projects. The grants, disbursed through the Northern Border Regional Commission, will boost projects in counties close to the state’s borders. ...

North Country farmers spill on milk-price woes

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ALTONA — Chateaugay resident Francis Helm sent out a plea for young dairy farmers, like himself, to fight against low milk prices that are keeping them in the red. “I’m literally a couple months from going out of business,” he said at the Dairy Producers Meeting at Rainbow ...

State budget helps libraries build, renovate

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North Country libraries could see more money to put toward construction projects starting this year. Libraries received record funding under the 2019 state budget, with $4 million in state operating aid cuts originally proposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo restored. This is in addition to a $1 ...

County: National Grid gouged broadband fund

Local News

MALONE — Franklin County legislators slammed National Grid Thursday, accusing the electric company of failing to maintain its infrastructure and then trying to siphon money from grants dedicated to expanding broadband access in the North Country. The legislators unanimously passed a ...

EMBARK: Chasing waterfalls

Outdoors

With the onset of spring, one can never really be sure what to expect weather-wise in the Adirondacks. Snow, rain, sleet, sunshine, thunderstorms and hail are all likely, and sometimes even happen on the same day. But one thing is certain, and that is water in streams and rivers will be ...

‘Coffee’ with Stefanik gets crowd amped

Local News

SOUTH GLENS FALLS — By 11 a.m., a diverse crowd gathered and grew outside the Moreau Community Center on Thursday. Some waved pro-gun “Protect your 2nd” signs along the curb, some held the familiar hot-pink “I Stand with Planned Parenthood” posters, and some brought their own ...

Kids give spring break the old collage try

Local News

TUPPER LAKE — Just because schools are out of session and many Tupper Lakers have headed south for vacation does not mean there aren’t still things to do at the public library. The Goff-Nelson Memorial Library had events every day this week, giving students staying in town for spring ...

Lake Placid farmers market sets new location and hours

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LAKE PLACID — The AuSable Valley Grange farmers market here will change its hours and relocate from the St. Agnes Elementary School parking lot to Jewtraw Park on Station Street this summer. The village board approved the relocation at Monday night’s meeting. Village Mayor Craig ...

DEC closes snowmobile trails due to lack of snow

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RAY BROOK — Effective immediately, the state Department of Environmental Conservation is closing all snowmobile trails and seasonal access roads on Forest Preserve, state forest and conservation easement lands in the North Country. The lack of snow is dangerous to snowmobilers and ...

Smoky scare at Trudeau Institute

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SARANAC LAKE — A furnace malfunction at the Trudeau Institute’s main building Thursday evening brought Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department to the scene and poured a pillar of black smoke into the sky. Arriving on the scene with 20 members and three trucks on a report of a ...

Identity thief from Plattsburgh admits stealing $500k+ in scams

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A Plattsburgh man has admitted in U.S. District Court to fraud and identity theft. Thomas J. Howe, 38, accepted a plea agreement that will give him between two and 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. Howe admitted that he and Jared R. Hudson, who was sentenced Jan. 10 to ...

New York recruits lifeguards for state campgrounds

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ALBANY (AP) — The state Department of Environmental Conservation is looking for lifeguards. The agency says seasonal lifeguard positions are available at state campgrounds throughout the Adirondack and Catskill parks. The pay is $13.27 an hour and most facilities offer free ...

Traditional music with an edge

Weekender A&E

SARANAC LAKE — There’s a music video on YouTube of guys batting at beer cans with canoe oars, shooting beer cans with a bolt-action rifle, shirtless and rocking out on mandolins and banjos. “That was a real Kansas weekend,” Jarrod Starling said, chuckling. Starling plays guitar ...

Winds-day: Gusts down trees, knock out power

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Gusty winds knocked trees down onto electrical lines and roads Wednesday, leading to numerous utility outages throughout the northern Adirondacks. On Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington and Mount Mansfield in Vermont, measured wind speeds hit 113 mph, according to the National Weather ...

Artists interpret poems visually

Weekender A&E

SARANAC LAKE — NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery will open a poetry and art exhibit Friday in honor of National Poetry Month. “Poetic License” combines poetry with new, companion pieces of art to celebrate the creative connection between the written word and visual art forms. The reception ...

LPCA gallery shines light on mental health with art, poetry

Weekender A&E

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Center for the Arts invites the public to a gallery reception on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. to celebrate the opening of “The Art of Sheila Prichard.” Also on display at the Gallery at LPCA will be exhibits of poetry by Barbara Rand Ryan, sharing grief in ...

Lake Placid may put moratorium on cryptomines

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LAKE PLACID — With the growing possibility of cryptominers setting up shop here, the village could place an 18-month moratorium on the industry similar to Plattsburgh’s. A public hearing on the matter will take place Monday, May 7. The moratorium can only go into affect after a ...

Escape the ‘Taken’ or ‘Pirate Plunder’ rooms

Weekender A&E

We are always on the search for different ways to get out of the house and away from the TV and video games. My daughter recently commented on how it was so much easier before we had phones. Now we are Googling event times and researching activities, but even though we aren’t using the phone ...

Meeting set on branding Saranac Lake region

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SARANAC LAKE — The public is invited to a meeting on April 17 to learn about the work completed to date on creating a brand message for the Saranac Lake region, and to solicit feedback on the project. The meeting, hosted by the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism and the Brand Study ...