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Let every day be Earth Day

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Celebrating Earth Day once a year is like giving your mother a thank you card on your birthday and letting her know that you really appreciate the 22 hours of labor she went through. I’m sure she knows, but a bit of gratitude doesn’t go unnoticed. So, yearly, on April 22, I ask my family ...

Poetry Contest Award Ceremony April 21

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LAKE PLACID — The 20th annual Great Adirondack Young People’s Poetry Contest award ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21 at the Hotel North Woods. Sponsored by the Lake Placid Institute, the contest is open to all students in grades Kindergarten through 12 living or ...

Last day to challenge candidate petitions

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Today is the last day to file objections to congressional candidate’s petitions to run in the June primary. So far in New York's 21st Congressional District, although six individuals have filed 28 general objections in total, most are not likely to proceed. These general objections are a ...

Spring will have to follow snow, up to 5 more inches

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Spring will have to wait until next week. The National Weather Service predicts snowfall to accumulate on the ground today and Friday: up to 5 inches total in Lake Placid and perhaps 2 or 4 inches elsewhere in the Tri-Lakes area. High temperatures are expected to be in the 30s above ...

‘Angst’ documentary aims to raise awareness about anxiety

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LAKE PLACID — IndieFlix, a leading independent online streaming platform, along with its nonprofit arm, the IndieFlix Foundation, is sparking a global conversation about anxiety through screenings of its brand-new documentary, “Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety.” On Tuesday, ...

Local cheese

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April is local cheese month! Several area cheesemakers sell their products at summer farmers’ markets and in local health food shops year round. We eat cheese all year — and almost daily. We put it on sandwiches; in soups, salads and casseroles; as a sauce for vegetables or a topping for ...

Couple watches as coyote kills a deer on frozen Loon Lake

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Paulette and David Burns were eating their breakfast Sunday morning when they witnessed a coyote doing the same. The coyote, however, had to chase and kill its food first — on its own, without a pack to help it out. It ended up with a much bigger meal than the Burns — a whole deer ...

APA opens comment periods for several projects

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RAY BROOK — The state Adirondack Park Agency has opened public comment periods on a number of proposed changes to state land around the Adirondack Park. Last week, the APA board approved the proposed measures to go to public comment. The plans won’t be given final approval until after ...

Cuomo orders voting rights restored for parolees

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ALBANY — New York state will restore the voting rights of parolees under an executive order issued Wednesday by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo that will impact as many as 35,000 New Yorkers who have served time for felonies. The move adds New York to a list of more than a dozen states and ...

Board votes ‘no confidence’ in NCCC leadership

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SARANAC LAKE — The Essex County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution of “no confidence” in the leadership of North Country Community College at its April 9 meeting, stating the college has failed to provide a curriculum that answers local students’ needs. “If you have a ...

State budget increases environmental funding, but not positions

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The New York state budget that was passed earlier this month increased overall funding for the state’s three main environmental agencies, but an increase in forest rangers and environmental conservation officers does not appear to be in the cards. The state budget increased funding by 7.5 ...

Allegiant’s reputation solid with Clinton Co. officials

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PLATTSBURGH — Local officials say there have been no major problems with Allegiant Air’s service here despite an alarming report on the safety the airline that flies in and out of Plattsburgh International Airport on a regular basis. “We continue to have a good relationship with them, ...