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Community Store sells shares to rejuvenate

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SARANAC LAKE — The Community Store, founded by Saranac Lakers six years ago, announced this week that it will update its inventory and marketing to push more local products and sell more items online. The store is looking for small investors through the Wefunder crowd-funding site, ...

Trolls and fairies visit nearby Burke

Weekender A&E

Medieval Fantasy Faire. Those are three words that would send my children straight to the dress-up bin. After attending a few Renaissance Fairs and watching friends make their own renaissance wares, I've come to appreciate the work involved in creating an authentic event that isn't just for ...

Fourth-graders lobby for plastic bag ban

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SARANAC LAKE — Fourth-grade students from Petrova Elementary School lobbied the village board to ban the ubiquitous plastic bags provided by grocery stores and other retailers. The students brought documentation with them, and many of them felt brave enough to address the board aloud. ...

A lesson on how debris drains to a river

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LAKE PLACID — A rust-colored substance spewed out of the culvert at the bottom of Ann Nugent-Morford’s property on Mill Pond Drive and drained into the Chubb River Tuesday afternoon. Apparently, this isn’t anything new for that particular culvert. “You never know when it’s ...

Whiteface elevator closed until next year

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WILMINGTON — An elevator that takes travelers to the top of Whiteface Mountain closed in fall 2017 and will remain closed until next year as crews work on a complete reconstruction of the feature. At the top of the Whiteface Veterans’ Memorial Highway toll road there’s a castle with a ...

Bandshell takes shape in Tupper Lake park

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TUPPER LAKE — After weeks of ground and foundation work, the shell portion of this village’s bandshell is starting to be erected, with work continuing through the rest of the week. Members of the village board met with the architect and grant writer for the project at the site Wednesday ...

SkatePark is getting night lights

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SARANAC LAKE — The skateboard park downtown will soon have lights, if all goes according to plan. There will be a public information meeting about the lights at 6 p.m. Monday at the village offices on the second floor of the Harrietstown Town Hall, 39 Main St. Village Trustee ...

Today is last day to register to vote in June 26 primary

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Today is the last day to register for the June 26 primary election for the Democratic and Women’s Equality parties in New York’s 21st Congressional District. The polls will be open from noon to 9 p.m. that day, and only enrolled voters from each party will be elligible to vote. The ...

Former Lake George coalition leader indicted on 22 counts

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QUEENSBURY — The former director of Lake George Watershed Coalition, accused of stealing nearly $170,000 from the organization, has been indicted on 22 criminal charges by a Warren County grand jury. The grand jury handed up an indictment Tuesday against David Decker that includes 21 ...

Assembly speaker: If pot is legalized, expunge convictions

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ALBANY — If New York legalizes recreational marijuana it must also consider expunging the criminal records of thousands of people who were arrested for using the drug, New York state Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie told reporters Wednesday. The proposal comes as a state task force ...

A test for cottonmouth?

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SARANAC LAKE — A Saranac Lake police officer will attend training on the new oral tests for driving while under the influence of drugs [DUID]. Village trustees voted to send Patrolman Leigh Wenske, a NYS Certified Drug Recognition Expert, to an 8-hour workshop in Latham to learn how to ...

Saranac Lake village board appoints climate change task force

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SARANAC LAKE — The village has appointed a Climate Smart Community task force as well as a Climate Smart Community Coordinator, joining a statewide effort to meet greenhouse gas reduction goals and prepare for the effects of climate change. The state has committed to reducing greenhouse ...

EMBARK: A match made in heaven

Outdoors

There are dozens of peaks out there with unofficial names, some of which have stuck around through word of mouth in the hiking communities. Here are a few: --- Flume Knob This little beauty is not really on anyone’s radar, but it should be. This knob of rock has had an unofficial trail ...

Little League field construction to begin Monday in Tupper Lake

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TUPPER LAKE — On Monday the ground will be broken on the village’s new little league field in the Municipal Park, starting phase one of the project which has fundraised around half its needed budget. The site on the shore of Raquette Pond will be stripped, leveled and filled with sod by ...

North Country REDC plans for this year’s state grants

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POTSDAM — The North Country Regional Economic Development Council held its first meeting of 2018 to start planning for state funding competitions. The meeting, held recently in Potsdam, also provided the council with an opportunity to welcome new members and kick off strategic ...

Oil tanker runs aground along St. Lawrence River

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MORRISBURG, ONT. — At 4:09 a.m. Tuesday, the Chem Norma, an oil tanker flying a Marshal Islands flag, ran aground in the St. Lawrence River offshore of Morrisburg, Ontario and just down river from Waddington. Loud horns, followed by a crash, woke several American and Canadian citizens ...