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Cure Porch on Wheels allows residents to record their stories

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SARANAC LAKE — The mobile version of this village’s cure porches will allow people to remember the past while recording the present. Kayt Gochenaur, oral history coordinator for Historic Saranac Lake, said cure porches in the past had been so those sick with tuberculosis could still ...

Exhibit to spotlight TB artists

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SARANAC LAKE — The curing of tuberculosis made this village famous, but for some, the cure made them famous. A new exhibit spotlights this. For a year, the new exhibit in the John Black Room at the Saranac Laboratory Museum has been thought out and prepped. Kaytlin Gochenaur, Historic ...

Island Chapel opens for summer

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UPPER SARANAC — Now that summer has arrived, Island Chapel will begin its summer worship season this Sunday, June 30, at 11 a.m. Island Chapel is located at the south end of Upper Saranac Lake. Boat transportation is offered every Sunday morning, as the Chapel Bound pontoon boat ...

DEC improves Elephant Head road

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RAY BROOK — The state Department of Environmental Conservation has reopened the Elephant Head trail road after extensive improvements. Elephant Head is a short hike just outside the Blue Line, about 9 miles south of Malone on state Route 30. From Route 30, the road leads 1.5 miles into the ...

Volunteers needed for Saranac River cleanup Sunday

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SARANAC LAKE — The annual Saranac River cleanup will take place on Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m., followed by a barbecue. Volunteers planning to attend should show up in the village parking lot at Dorsey Street at the start of the cleanup. Organizers say they need people who are willing to ...

APA nominations fall by wayside

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RAY BROOK — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has nominated four people to the state Adirondack Park Agency board — including a Lake Clear business owner — but some holdup in Albany means the agency will conduct business without a full board for the rest of this year at least. APA board members are ...

Chamber honors Watts, Czelusniak-Servisee, Branch at annual dinner

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SARANAC LAKE — At Wednesday night’s 98th annual dinner of the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, several people were recognized for their contribution to the chamber and the community. The Citizen of the Year Award went to Martha Watts for the work that she does for many groups ...

DEC closes portion of Saranac River due to vandalism

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SARANAC LAKE — The state Department of Environmental Conservation has announced that part of the Saranac River will be closed due to the work of vandals on Wednesday night. The river will be closed to boating from the Second Pond boat launch on state Route 3 to the dam at the Lower Locks ...

Boys’ hockey merger is one skate closer

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SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Central School District board voted to approve a merger of the boys hockey teams of Lake Placid and Saranac Lake. The merger now falls on the Lake Placid board, which has expressed some concern. On Wednesday night the Saranac Lake school board voted to ...

Lake Placid plans tax, water rate increase

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LAKE PLACID — The village’s preliminary 2019-20 budget carries both a proposed tax increase and a water rate increase. The village is proposing to levy, or collect, $3,846,423 in taxes in 2019-20. In the current fiscal year, the village collected $3,728,498. That puts the levy increase ...

Saranac Laker wins LGBTQ honor

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Kelly Metzgar has won the title of WorldPride ambassador for 2019, one of 11 to land the honor in the state competition. She is executive director of the Adirondack North Country Gender Alliance in Saranac Lake and a founding board member of Gender Equality NY. “New York state has been ...

Senate, Assembly pass unruly camper bill

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In the past two days the state Senate and Assembly have passed a bill clarifying the legal grounds for a campground to remove disruptive guests, and the legislation now will be sent to Gov. Andrew Cuomo for final consideration. Under the proposed law, a campground owner could request a law ...

Rangers help lost, injured hikers

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State Department of Environmental Conservation forest rangers helped locate lost hikers, a missing man and a woman with a leg injury. --- Town of Tupper Lake On Saturday, June 15 at about 1:30 a.m., police in Tupper Lake requested forest ranger assistance for a missing 62-year-old ...

Historic Cornell Uihlein Farm to close in 2020

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LAKE PLACID — After 59 years, the Uihlein Farm of Cornell University on Bear Cub Lane will shut down, effective June 30, 2020, according to Farm Manager Chris Nobles. The closure decision was made in March. “We are currently growing out our last greenhouse crops this growing ...

Public invited to comment on rule changes for hazardous materials

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The state Department of Environmental Conservation has announced a public comment period on more than 100 changes to state law regarding hazardous waste. “DEC is proposing to revise the 6 NYCRR Parts 370, 371, 372, 373, 374, and 376 regulations to incorporate thirty-eight (38) federal ...

Lion kills peacock that flew into its Utica Zoo enclosure

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UTICA (AP) — A peacock at an upstate New York zoo was killed by a lion after it flew over a fence into the African Lion enclosure. Utica Zoo officials say the white peacock named Merlin was captured by a lion Wednesday morning after being unable to fly back out of the exhibit. Zoo ...

N.Y. lawmakers eye decriminalization after legal pot stalls

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ALBANY (AP) — Lawmakers in New York state are considering a proposal to eliminate criminal penalties for public possession and use of marijuana after efforts to legalize pot stalled. The legislation would replace low-level criminal charges with civil tickets similar to a parking ticket. ...

APA board nominations fall by wayside

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RAY BROOK — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has nominated four people to the state Adirondack Park Agency board — including a Lake Clear business owner — but some holdup in Albany means the agency will conduct business without a full board for the rest of this year at least. APA board members are ...