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Tip-credit champion: Wait staff already gets minimum wage

Local News

CLIFTON PARK — Servers in the restaurant industry never asked to be saved from the tip credit. That’s what Maggie Raczynski, an Outback Steakhouse bartender from Clifton Park, says at meetings around New York state as she works to educate fellow servers about the potential loss of the ...

Lack of funding to end ADK-P-TECH

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PERU — ADK P-TECH will be phased out, ending a highly praised program that lets students take specialized paths to two-year college degrees and specialized job skills. “Over the years, there have been several successes as well as challenges, but overall it has been determined that it ...

Bolton sewage plant operator arrested

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BOLTON — The operator of the Bolton town wastewater plant was arrested Tuesday for allegedly falsifying reports as to the effluent discharges the plant was making, and having raw sewage discharged from the plant into the environment, officials said. Thomas A. French II, 37, of Bolton, was ...

Wild Center offers Sensory Friendly Day

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TUPPER LAKE — On Thursday, May 10, The Wild Center will offer a low sensory day for individuals and families who prefer a quieter, less stimulating environment. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., sounds throughout the museum will be turned down, attendance is limited, and tactile, sensory ...

YMCA tests the waters for Saranac Lake programs

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SARANAC LAKE — Approximately 50 people showed up at a community forum Thursday to express support for a YMCA coming to Saranac Lake and talk about the possibilities. Justin Ihne, CEO of the Plattsburgh Y, said they’re not ready to talk about a building, although many audience members ...

Birch Boys’ Park Street business grows

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TUPPER LAKE — “Come on in, we’ve got shrooms!” the sign at 123 Park St. reads. Walking into the Birch Boys shop it is clear the sign wasn’t kidding. Mushrooms sprout from a glass-enclosed terrarium in the center of the room, it bursts from birch trunks around the shop and ...

Hiker found dead partway down cliff on OK Slip Falls trail

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A hiker who died on the OK Slip Falls trail near Indian Lake last week suffered “considerable trauma” to his head and neck, according to the Hamilton County coroner. State police identified 67-year-old Thomas J. Ullmann of New Haven, Connecticut, as the man who was located late Friday ...

Organizations come together for Earth Day celebration

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SARANAC LAKE — An Earth Day celebration will take place this weekend, with informational speakers and music at the Harrietstown Town Hall on Sunday and events at Paul Smith’s College on Saturday. Organizer Susan Hahn said she was inspired by national events. “This is a time when ...

Rangers rescue skier, hikers

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State Department of Environmental Conservation forest rangers worked overnight last week, recovering the body of a man who died while hiking near Indian Lake. They also located a lost hiker and rescued an injured skier. --- Town of Fort Ann On Tuesday, April 10 at 5:03 p.m., DEC ...

Saranac Lake village Clean-Up Day May 12

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SARANAC LAKE — The annual Downtown Spring Clean-Up Day will be held Saturday, May 12. Organized by the Saranac Lake Downtown Advisory Board with help from the Women’s Civic Chamber, Parks Trails Advisory Board, the Village Improvement Society, the Saranac Lake Area Chamber’s ...

Hiker found dead partway down cliff on OK Slip Falls trail

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A hiker who died on the OK Slip Falls trail near Indian Lake last week suffered “considerable trauma,” according to the Hamilton County coroner. State police identified 67-year-old Thomas J. Ullmann of New Haven, Connecticut, as the man who was located late Friday night after he failed ...

Enterprise, News win 13 awards from NY Press Association

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ALBANY — Together, the Adirondack Daily Enterprise and Lake Placid News won 13 awards in the New York Press Association Better Newspaper Contest for 2017. The awards were announced over the course of the NYPA’s annual Spring Conference and Trade Show Friday and Saturday at the Hilton in ...

Student, 19, fatally stabbed at Binghamton University

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BINGHAMTON (AP) — A 19-year-old student has been fatally stabbed on New York’s Binghamton University campus. The stabbing occurred around 10:30 p.m. Sunday at the state university. There was no immediate arrest. The Times Union says investigators interviewed people throughout the ...

Police rescue over 100 animals from upstate farm

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LISBON (AP) — Authorities in upstate New York have rescued over 100 neglected animals from a farm. The Post-Standard reports the Otsego County Sheriff’s Department and the Susquehanna Animal Shelter took custody of the animals at the New Lisbon farm Saturday morning. Authorities say ...

Never too early to start garden planning

Outdoors

SARANAC LAKE — Even though it’s still snowing out, if you’re into gardening you no doubt are itching to get outside again. One productive thing you can do this time of year, when spring is near but it’s too early to start planting is make your garden plan. For vegetable gardens, ...

Moses Ludington Hospital joins UVM

Health

TICONDEROGA — Moses Ludington Hospital has become part of the University of Vermont Health Network, under the auspices of Elizabethtown Community Hospital. Moses Ludington staff, board members, network officials, state Sen. Betty Little, Assemblyman Dan Stec and local leaders celebrated ...