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Two-Fly fishing derby expands in 20th year

Local News

WILMINGTON — The 20th annual Two-Fly Challenge is set for the middle of May with an expanded lineup of activities for both anglers and the general public. The fishing tournament, which raises money for protection of the AuSable River and its fisheries, is slated to begin on Thursday, ...

Outside Magazine lists CycleADK as a top supported bike tour

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SARANAC LAKE — Outside Magazine recently listed Cycle Adirondacks’ primary bike tour, called the Ultimate Cycling Vacation, as one of its top 10 “Best Supported Bike Rides in the Country.” Author Jonathan Olivier included the annual week-long road cycling tour among a list of ...

Rail bike company strikes deal to use tracks north of North Creek

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JOHNSBURG — The operators of a rail bike company who had been told they could not operate on a rail line north of North Creek this year have reached an agreement to continue to use the line. Revolution Rail Co. and Iowa Pacific Holdings have come to an agreement to stay litigation that ...

Schroon River flooding endangers homes, roads

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Springtime flooding on the Schroon River is an annual occurrence, and this year was no exception. This time, however, the annual snowmelt from the southern Adirondacks coincided with heavy rain, and that pushed the river to near “major” flood levels in recent days. The river found ...

West Mountain wins round in lawsuit over snowboarder injury

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A state appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit brought by the family of a boy who was trapped in a crevice at West Mountain ski area and injured after a snowboarding accident in 2015. The family of Suffolk County resident Nicholas Festa sued Apex Capital LLC, the mountain’s ownership ...

Local Christians greet Easter morn with joy

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Easter Sunday dawned with the sun spilling over the mountains. Bob and Marion Dedrick stopped to watch it as they left a sunrise service in Saranac Lake’s Riverside Park, hosted by the First United Methodist Church. As the local senior couple leaned on the railing of the Main Street ...

Bombs in Sri Lanka kill more than 200

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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — More than 200 people were killed and hundreds more wounded in nine bombings that rocked churches, luxury hotels and other sites in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday — the deadliest violence the South Asian island country has seen since a bloody civil war ended a decade ...

Water rises, leading to some temporary road closures

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Several roads in Essex County were temporarily closed due to flooding this weekend. On Saturday, the county Emergency Services department announced the following road closures due to flooding: ¯ River Road in the town of North Elba ¯ Hulls Falls Road in the town of Keene ¯ ...

Stewart’s helps launch Sky Center in Tupper Lake

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TUPPER LAKE — In the Adirondack Sky Center and Observatory’s quest to become a destination for the stars, it has gotten some help from a terrestrial company, Stewart’s Shops. The Sky Center (formerly called the Adirondack Public Observatory) has been awarded a $125,000 grant by ...

DOT workers pick up roadside trash for Earth Day

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ALBANY (AP) — Employees of the state Department of Transportation will be picking up trash along roads across New York to mark Earth Day. April 22 is celebrated as Earth Day. DOT officials say on Monday the agency’s workers from every region of New York will be volunteering their time ...

Diversity in the North Country

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Every New Yorker funds the protection and maintenance of the Adirondack Park, but not all New Yorkers enjoy it, particularly people of color. Two black authors who have written about their experiences growing up in the North Country tell different stories of inclusion, community and ...

DRI project spurs further upgrades at BluSeed Studios

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SARANAC LAKE — Interior and exterior improvements are planned at BluSeed Studios to complement its Downtown Revitalization Initiative project for a new elevator. “We thought it was a little further down the road, but this was a great opportunity,” said Kathy Recchia, BluSeed’s ...

Azure skies on Azure Mountain

Outdoors

ST. REGIS FALLS — Spring hiking isn’t the easiest thing in the world, and the state Department of Environmental Conservation asks hikers to avoid certain areas during mud season. But after only using my snowshoes once all winter (I skied a lot), I felt the need to get out and climb ...

Branching off the Northville-Placid Trail

Outdoors

Fulton County is one of those regions that don’t get much traffic in the way of hikers, outside of Kane Mountain that is. My close hiking friend, James “Jimbo” Hopson, also known as “Ledge Hound,” and I try to discover new places, especially in areas where visitors do not tend ...

Ex-ORDA official takes plea deal, continues lawsuit against ORDA

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LAKE PLACID — A former financial officer for the state Olympic Regional Development Authority recently took a plea deal in Essex County Court and agreed to pay the authority $8,026 and work 150 hours of community services to resolve allegations that he stole thousands of dollars from ...