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Car hits moose on Route 3

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VERMONTVILLE — State police responded to a car/moose property damage crash at 4:49 p.m. Friday on state Route 3 in the town of Franklin. There were no injuries to the vehicle operator or the passenger, but the unavoidable crash killed the moose on impact. The DEC was notified according to ...

Tank cleaning in Placid

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LAKE PLACID — If your tap water here looks a little discolored, don’t worry. It’s safe to drink. Village Clerk Anita Estling delivered a statement Monday on behalf of the village Department of Public Works. “Due to preventative maintenance at the pump house this week, there is a ...

AVCS library-funding vote set for Wednesday

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AuSable Valley Central School District is asking voters to allow more money to be allocated to libraries used by its students. AVCS has scheduled a library-funding vote for qualified district voters from noon to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the middle-high school cafeteria in Clintonville. Each ...

Block party with live music Friday in Tupper

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TUPPER LAKE — Big Tupper Brewing will once again host a Summer Block Party on Friday. Beginning at 4 p.m. at the BTB pub, the Deep Blue Band will kick things off with a live blues experience. At 7 p.m., Cliff Avenue will be closed off in front of the Big Tupper Brewing Pub and an ...

Path to TL road dedication smoothed out

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TUPPER LAKE — A new town law updating standards for road dedication was passed at a town board meeting Thursday, making it the first local law passed by the town this year. When someone dedicates a road to the town, it becomes the town’s responsibility to maintain it, and the ...

Weather helps boost Woodsmen’s Days attendance

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TUPPER LAKE — What a difference some wonderful weather can make. After pouring rain caused attendance to plummet at the Tupper Lake’s Woodsmen’s Days the past three years, warmth, sunshine and clear skies greeted the event over the weekend, and organizers couldn’t have been any ...

West End Blend records music in Saranac Lake

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SARANAC LAKE — The funk-fusion group West End Blend recorded a live album at the Waterhole Friday and Saturday. The band has been performing at the venue for the past three years, and trumpet player Michael Bafundo said it was only natural to record there. “It’s really ...

Crews make headway on Altona forest fire

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ALTONA — Firefighters had contained 65 percent of the Flat Rock fire by Sunday night after 526 acres were burned there. There had been no significant growth in the fire during the day, and state Department of Environmental Conservation-led firefighting crews continued to use heavy ...

Crews fight structure fire in Chateaugay

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CHATEAUGAY — A structure fire in Chateaugay’s village center kept emergency crews from throughout Franklin County on scene throughout much of Sunday evening. Crews from the Chateaugay Volunteer Fire department were dispatched at 4:04 p.m. Sunday to a structure fire at 183 East Main St., ...

AuSable Valley school district gets $503,995 for technology boost

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The AuSable Valley Central School District received more than half a million dollars from New York state to go toward technological advances Thursday. The funds totaling $503,995 were made possible by the Smart Schools Bond Act — an initiative that finances high-speed broadband and ...

Off-duty Border Patrol officer charged in ‘domestic dispute’

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ST. REGIS FALLS — An off-duty Border Patrol officer was arrested by New York State Police after an alleged incident in the town of Waverly on the Fourth of July. Shane A. Bolster, 42, of Malone, was charged by state police on Sunday, July 8, with one count of endangering the welfare of a ...

46ers celebrate century of hiking

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SARANAC LAKE — Doing anything consistently for a century is usually cause for celebration, and with the anniversary of an Aug. 1, 1918, hike just around the corner, the Adirondack 46ers are throwing a party. On Aug. 1 a hundred years ago, a trio of hikers climbed Whiteface Mountain in ...

History made in the Adirondacks

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RAY BROOK — The Adirondack Park Agency approved the state Department of Environmental Conversation’s unit management plan amendments for both the High Peaks Wilderness Complex and the Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest Friday. These plans have come under fire in recent weeks for a number ...

Family fun time on Moose Pond

Outdoors

I’ve been doing a lot of paddling this summer, but very little (or none) of it has been with my family. So when my friend Jason suggested we do a family paddle on an early July afternoon, I jumped at the chance. My wife, 10-month-old baby, 12-year-old stepson and I loaded up the canoe and ...

APA approves two UMPs for public comment

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RAY BROOK — The state Adirondack Park Agency board agreed Friday to put two unit management plans out for public written comments The state Olympic Regional Development Authority’s UMP for the Olympic Sports Complex at Mount Van Hoevenberg will be open for comments until July 27, and the ...

Don’t underestimate the economic role of granola crunchers

Outdoors

There is a common myth that remains firmly entrenched in the psyche of many tourism and hospitality experts. It has lingered far and wide, even in the face of evidence to the contrary. It is a quaint antique among those in the know, and a worrisome notion for the future of outdoor ...

4 seek local NY Senate seat

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Four candidates now vie for the state Senate seat in New York’s 45th District following the closing of the petition period on Thursday: a Republican incumbent, a former congressional primary candidate, a tentative Working Families candidate and a Green Party candidate running against the ...