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Bloomberg, Sanders under attack at Democrats’ Nevada debate

Politics

LAS VEGAS (AP) — From the opening bell, Democrats unleashed an aggressive verbal assault on New York billionaire Mike Bloomberg and raised new questions about Bernie Sanders’ take-no-prisoners politics in a contentious debate Wednesday night on the Las Vegas strip. The former New York ...

State GOP chair endorses Stec

Local News

ALBANY — The chairman of the New York Republican State Committee publicly endorsed Assemblyman Dan Stec’s campaign for state Senate. “He’s exactly the kind of champion we need fighting for a return to common sense in New York state,” Nick Langworthy said of Stec, who is seeking ...

Adirondack Youth Choir to be formed in July, to perform in August

Local News

SARANAC LAKE — Young singers in the Adirondacks will have a new opportunity to participate in choral music during the summer break. Conductor and educator Barbara Tagg returns to the Adirondacks to begin the Adirondack Youth Choir, comprised of students ages 10 to 16 who will rehearse ...

How comics get journalism wrong

Weekender A&E

Comic books and their Hollywood equivalents just do not understand journalism. Last week, I talked about one of my favorite films, “Ace in the Hole,” which follows an unethical writer played by Kirk Douglas who makes the news instead of reporting it and ultimately gets a man killed. ...

Winter warmups: Chili is a versatile, spicy stew

Weekender A&E

You may have heard that this was the warmest January in recorded history and that the temperature in Antarctica reached a record 67 degrees. It is true. Winters are not as cold as they used to be. We have not had 40 below for many years. But in the past few weeks, temps have dipped below zero ...

There is an art to toasting nuts, and here’s how to do it

Weekender A&E

I sometimes joke and say that as a Southern cook, I use pecans like other chefs use salt and pepper. That is to say, on just about everything. I love pecans and every other nut because they add a crunchy texture and an earthy sweet — nuttier — flavor to food. Most of the time, I lightly ...

Tupper Lake Brew-Ski celebrates microbreweries

Weekender A&E

There are so many microbreweries located around the Adirondacks and more popping up every day. Though I like to visit because the beer is delicious, I really enjoy the various breweries' connections to their neighborhoods. Each place is different. Some breweries offer a larger public house and ...

‘Painting Churches’ is compelling family portrait at BluSeed

Weekender A&E

SARANAC LAKE —The Adirondack Stage Rats examine the issue of family in their latest production of “Painting Churches” at BluSeed Studios. When advancing age and illness forces Fanny and Gardner Church to leave their Beacon Hill brownstone, daughter Mags makes a last visit to help ...

For Cobb, health care is vital but cure uncertain

Local News

SARANAC LAKE — Tedra Cobb is still focused on health care reform in her campaign for New York’s 21st Congressional District, but she is vague on the details of what she thinks that reform should look like. The Democratic candidate from Canton now supports a public-option expansion of ...

Thruway tolls will be cashless by end of year

Local News

Toll booths on the New York State Thruway will be a thing of a past, and paying tolls with cash will no longer be an option for motorists statewide once the Thruway Authority switches to cashless tolling at the end of 2020. Still, toll hikes could loom for some Thruway motorists in ...

Curling lessons raise money for cancer foundation

Local News

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Curling Club raised $1,260 for the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation during the 40th anniversary of the 1980 Winter Olympics. On Saturday, Feb. 15, the club sponsored a curling exhibition on Mirror Lake in Lake Placid as part of the 40th anniversary of the 1980 ...

College to host sports and event panel

Local News

PAUL SMITHS — Paul Smith’s College and its DECA chapter will host “Adventures in Top Tier Sport,” a panel featuring five sports and event management professionals, on Thursday, Feb. 27. The discussion, which will include topics ranging from career opportunities and marketing to ...

Small business strategy workshop coming to Lake Placid

Local News

LAKE PLACID — The SUNY Canton Small Business Development Center, NBT Bank, CITEC, Adirondack Economic Development Corporation, WDI and Adirondack North Country Association are co-hosting a workshop called “Get Strategic in 2020!” During this 90-minute presentation, guest speaker John ...

21-year-old runs from car before oncoming semi strikes it on I-81

Local News

WATERTOWN — A 21-year-old is OK after the vehicle he was driving spun out on Interstate 81 on Tuesday morning and came to rest in the middle of oncoming traffic. Tyler Richards, 21, of Carbondale, Pennsylvania, was traveling northbound on 81 at around 6:40 a.m., near exit 46, when it ...

Trump goes on clemency spree

Politics

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump went on a clemency blitz Tuesday, commuting former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s 14-year prison sentence and pardoning former New York City police commissioner Bernie Kerik, among a long list of others. Those who got a break from Trump include ...

Blagojevich released from prison after Trump pardon

Politics

CHICAGO — Rod Blagojevich walked out of prison Tuesday after President Donald Trump cut short the 14-year prison sentence handed to the former Illinois governor for political corruption. The Republican president said the punishment imposed on the Chicago Democrat and one-time ...

Sponsors make Winter Carnival happen

Business

SARANAC LAKE — The 10-day Saranac Lake Winter Carnival, which began Jan. 31 and concluded Feb. 9, could not have taken place without sponsorship by local businesses and institutions. Here are some of them. (Photos provided by the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee)