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Glanda murder fallout persists

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Twenty-one years and 42 days ago, five lives were forever changed in a murder that stunned the Lake Placid and Tupper Lake communities. One life was cut short, two were destined for prison — one for life, the other possibly so — and two children lost their mother and father in a ...

Adirondack hikes included in NY guidebook

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SARANAC LAKE — The fourth edition of Falcon Guides’ “Hiking New York” is out, and while the book features hikes in 10 different regions of the state, the Adirondacks loom large with two dozen hikes highlighted. While not meant to be a comprehensive guide listing all the hikes in ...

Communication is key for autumn travelers

Outdoors

As the summer finally fades away and the possibility of a fresh dumping of snow grows closer with each passing day, sportsmen and women, anglers and an ever-growing contingent of woods walkers will continue to prepare for the plethora of outdoor opportunities that only autumn can ...

Housing prices hurt police recruiting in Lake Placid

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LAKE PLACID — Village Mayor Craig Randall read a letter during the Sept. 17 village board meeting informing the trustees that local police officer Mark Barrett would soon transfer to the Glens Falls Police Department. The news sparked a larger discussion among the board — the number of ...

Police ask public to help solve robbery

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State police requested the public’s help in determining who robbed the Sunoco gas station in Keeseville last Saturday. That calls into question whether the robber was Desmond Clark, 28, of Plattsburgh, who fled from troopers on Interstate 87 the next day and died in a fiery head-on ...

ROOST did Saranac Lake rebranding in-house at no extra cost

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SARANAC LAKE — Contrary to some residents’ complaints, the year-long branding process for Saranac Lake that culminated in the unveiling of the “Decidedly Different” tag line and brand last week did not cost them anything extra. The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism, the ...

At work in the woods

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RAY BROOK — Earlier this month, the Adirondack Council released a preliminary report saying that the High Peaks and surrounding areas have at least 130 miles of trail that need “major work.” The green group’s report said that in addition to the 130 miles of trail it deemed to be ...

Watershed Institute hires WCS staff

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PAUL SMITHS — The Adirondack Watershed Institute at Paul Smith’s College has hired two former Wildlife Conservation Society staffers as WCS officially closed its Adirondack Program this week. Zoe Smith and Michale Glennon have a combined 40 years in Adirondack Conservation, according to ...

Hudson Falls girl found safe after Amber Alert

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Police said Friday afternoon that the 12-year-old girl who had been missing from Hudson Falls for two days was found unharmed in New York City, hours after a man who drove her there had been arrested for his alleged role in her disappearance. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office ...

Mixed feelings remain as school merger advisory vote draws near

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WESTPORT — Another of numerous public informational sessions concerning the possible merger of Elizabethtown-Lewis and Westport central schools nearly filled the 110-seat Depot Theater. In early September, both the ELCS and Westport school boards gave a unanimous approval for the ...

Westport super: School needs ‘drastic solution’

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WESTPORT — Budgeting, Elizabethtown-Lewis School Superintendent Scott Osborne says, has become a process of looking at what his district can do without. “We have really tried to stay under the [tax-levy] cap,” he told the packed house at the recent merger forum at the Westport ...

Police ask public to help solve robbery

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State police requested the public’s help in determining who robbed the Sunoco gas station in Keeseville last Saturday. That calls into question whether the robber was Desmond Clark, 28, of Plattsburgh, who fled from troopers on Interstate 87 the next day and died in a fiery head-on ...

Jury acquits woman of petty theft tied to friend’s drowning

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LAKE PLACID — In a rare case of trial by jury in the North Elba Town Court, six jurors found Camilla Varoli not guilty of petit larceny Thursday, in a case tied to a drowning death. In December 2017, state police charged Varoli, now 20, of Lake Placid with petit larceny, a misdemeanor, for ...

Trump agrees to FBI probe of Kavanaugh, bows to Flake, Dems

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WASHINGTON — Reversing course, President Donald Trump bowed to Democrats' demands Friday for a deeper FBI investigation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after Republican Sen. Jeff Flake balked at voting for confirmation without it — a sudden turn that left Senate approval newly ...

Camp Santanoni receives federal funds

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NEWCOMB — Adirondack Architectural Heritage received a federal award of $370,000 for conservation and restoration work at Camp Santanoni in Newcomb Sunday as the National Park Service announced the latest round of grant funding under its Save America’s Treasures program. This was one ...