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Pendragon auditions

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SARANAC LAKE — Pendragon Theatre is holding auditions for its 2019 Summer Season on two consecutive Saturdays, Feb. 16 and Feb. 23 in Saranac Lake at 15 Brandy Brook Ave. The auditions will run from 9 to 11 a.m. each day with call backs from noon to 6 p.m. All auditioning actors must ...

Dropped digit puts wrong house in foreclosure

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KEESEVILLE — Christina Dominy’s house at 6 Cedar Court here is not in foreclosure; it never was. An error repeated many times since last June gave the address of the Keeseville home on court documents and legal advertisements. In truth, the property at 61 Cedar Court was supposed to ...

Body of missing ice fisherman recovered in Lake Champlain

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ORWELL, Vt. — The body of a missing ice fisherman was recovered Wednesday afternoon after he was missing since Monday, according to Vermont State Police. Police said the divers located a body at about 3:30 p.m. matching the description of Lee Wiktorski, 61, of Benson, Vermont. He was last ...

How to sign up for emergency alerts

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Franklin County Emergency Services is set up to help the residents and visitors in the event of an emergency. To take advantage of their “Hyper-Reach Sign Up,” visit the official Franklin County Emergency Services website, http://www.frcoemergencyservices.org. 1. Click the ...

Father, two children die in Watertown house fire

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WATERTOWN (AP) — Authorities say a father and two children have died in a house fire in Watertown, New York. Fire Chief Dale Herman tells WWNY that a teenage girl escaped and alerted a neighbor when the fire broke out Thursday around 1:30 a.m. Firefighters carried two other survivors ...

Mud season at BluSeed Studios

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SARANAC LAKE — Mud Season comes early to BluSeed Studios with registration now open for winter/spring 2019 pottery classes. All pottery classes are held in the art center's studio space at 24 Cedar Street and begin the week of Feb. 18, running for 8 weeks through April 6. Individuals age ...

Lost and found

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I’ve seen a few parents go crazy on their child for a lost phone. I can understand the frustration that goes into those moments when we think that the person involved is completely irresponsible. Truly. I’ve had moments that I wonder if I should ever be allowed to have a phone. I usually ...

Village plans to renovate 3 Main St.

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SARANAC LAKE — The village of Saranac Lake may be moving its offices back into 3 Main St. in the future. On Monday night, the village Board of Trustees approved contracting with an engineering firm for drawing up plans for renovations to their old home. Also included in the contract is a ...

Snowstorm not as bad as predicted for Tri-Lakes

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Despite a winter storm warning from the National Weather Service, the Tri-Lakes wasn’t hit that bad by Tuesday night’s storm. The North Country is still in a warning until 4 p.m. today. According to Weather Underground, another 1 to 3 inches of snowfall is expected and temperatures with ...

Children’s Games stories to appear on Teen Kids News

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LAKE PLACID — Stories of 2019 International Children’s Winter Games in Lake Placid will air on Teen Kids News at 9 a.m. Saturday on WPTZ-TV, NBC 5. Recently, Lake Placid hosted the first ever winter ICG in the United States, where more than 400 student-athletes from 33 different cities ...

2019 candidate petitions need fewer signatures

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The state Senate is sending the governor a bill reducing the petition signatures required for local primary and general election ballots for this election cycle — and this election cycle only. The bill was previously sponsored by Assemblyman Billy Jones, D-Chateaugay, and passed the ...

400 Broadway doesn’t sell again

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SARANAC LAKE — An auction for two lots of village land between Saranac Lake Baptist Church and Taylor Rental on Broadway received one closed bid that village officials said, once again, was too low. The auction was held at 4 p.m. Monday on the Harrietstown Town Hall steps. The ...

Sparks honored for 20 years of service

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TUPPER LAKE — Tracy Sparks, the Franklin County Republican election commissioner, was honored Monday for 20 years of work with the county by Franklin County Legislator Paul Maroun. Sparks, who started in the Department of Social Services in Tupper Lake and Saranac Lake, said when she was ...

Ice fisher search leads to empty submerged truck

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ORWELL, Vt. (AP) — State police searching for an ice fisherman in Vermont say they’ve found his silver pickup truck submerged in 22 feet of water in icy Lake Champlain. Police searching for 61-year-old Lee Wiktorski, of Benson, said the crew of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection ...

Local Development Corp. to administer microenterprise grant

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MALONE — Officials from the Franklin County Industrial Development Agency met with county legislators on Thursday to review the status of ongoing projects. IDA CEO Jeremy Evans and Economic Development Director Russ Kinyon started off the meeting by outlining the priorities for the ...

Rangers rescue two men after emergency beacon activated

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ST. HUBERTS — State Department of Environmental Conservation forest rangers rescued two men who activated an emergency beacon late on Tuesday, Feb. 5. The two Kingston men, aged 41 and 44, requested assistance to find the trail between Upper AuSable Lake and Lower AuSable Lake at 9:24 ...

Village outlines green progress

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SARANAC LAKE — At the village board meeting Monday night, officials outlined steps the municipality has taken to become more green. “When you look at some of these as an individual action, they may not seem significant,” Community Development Director Jamie Konkoski said, “But taken ...

Lumber Jack and Jill Weekend at Big Tupper Brewing this weekend

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TUPPER LAKE — Big Tupper Brewing is bringing back their Lumber Jack & Jill event this weekend on Cliff Avenue. A full weekend of lumbering activities will take place, celebrating an important part of Adirondack history. From storytelling to demonstrations, the weekend will offer ...