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9-year-old steps up to promote Make-A-Wish Foundation

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SARANAC LAKE — Last year Jimmy Briaddy had his wish granted by the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Now for the holiday season, he’s looking to give back, serving as ambassador of the foundation for northeastern New York. On Dec. 7, Jimmy, 9, presented the foundation’s campaign to his ...

APA committee passes rail trail precursor to full board

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RAY BROOK — A state Adirondack Park Agency committee approved some high-profile items at Thursday’s meeting, with approval by the full board possible Friday. The APA’s State Land Committee approved a public comment period for the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s ...

‘The Velveteen Rabbit’ opens at Pendragon Friday

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SARANAC LAKE — This holiday season Pendragon Theatre presents the classic story of love and friendship, “The Velveteen Rabbit.” The show opens this Friday, Dec. 14, and runs through Dec. 28. This family-friendly favorite joins a boy and his rabbit in a world of strange and ...

Library’s winter book fair is off if coordinator isn’t found

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SARANAC LAKE — The 30th annual Winter Carnival Book Fair will be canceled if a coordinator is not found soon. “If we don’t have the appropriate personnel to run the event,” Saranac Lake Free Library director Pete Benson said, “then we can’t run it. So that’s where we find ...

LPCA screens winter sports film ‘Face of Winter’

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LAKE PLACID — In what has become an annual ski season tradition, Warren Miller Entertainment returns to the Lake Placid Center for the Arts with the 69th winter sports film “Face of Winter,” presented by Volkswagen, will be screened on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m. (the lobby will ...

With busy agenda, APA delays vote on Saranac Lakes Wild Forest

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RAY BROOK — The state Adirondack Park Agency Board of Commissioners is dropping the Saranac Lakes Wild Forest from its agenda for this week’s December meeting. “We anticipate a lot of discussion and will pick up the Saranac Lakes Wild Forest vote first thing next year,” APA ...

North Elba board passes law on removing condemned buildings

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LAKE PLACID — The North Elba Town Council passed a new local law Tuesday night that will allow the town to remove condemned buildings at the property owner’s expense. Town Supervisor Roby Politi said leveling condemned properties is a matter of safety, saying some buildings are fire ...

North Elba holds hearing on Placid lakeshore septic tanks

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LAKE PLACID — The North Elba Town Council held a public hearing Tuesday night regarding a proposed local law that would make septic tank inspections necessary for properties next to Lake Placid lake. The hearing has been left open for public comment for the next 30 days. Town ...

Rangers rescue man on Algonquin Peak

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LAKE PLACID — State Department of Environmental Conservation forest rangers rescued a 38-year-old Ottawa man from near the summit of New York’s second-tallest peak Monday. The man, whom DEC did not name, reportedly called for help at 2:44 p.m. Monday when he lost the trail near the ...

Peggy Lynn and Dan Duggan double up at BluSeed

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SARANAC LAKE — BluSeed Studios presents veteran entertainers Peggy Lynn and Dan Duggan for two signature BluSeed events this December. First, on Thursday, Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m., Lynn and Duggan will host Open-Minded Mic Night featuring talented local performers on the stage in the BluSeed ...

Smaller ski areas start to open for season

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Northern New York’s bigger alpine ski areas have been open for weeks, and now, boosted by fantastic snow conditions, the smaller ones are starting to open, too. Cold temperatures and one of the snowiest Novembers on record helped Beartown Ski Area in Beekmantown open Sunday, about three ...

Defense: Cutting shot Sprague by accident

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ELIZABETHTOWN — Based on testimony in court Wednesday, an argument over foul language led to Derek Sprague’s death. New details about that altercation emerged during opening statements and witness testimony in Cody Cutting’s murder trial. The Moriah man stands accused of shooting ...

Cranberries and oranges bring in holiday cheer

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Will Santa leave an orange in your stocking this Christmas? This simple tradition seems strange in our modern, busy, techno-geek world. But once upon a time, for those living in cold northern climates, oranges were rare, delectable treats. In The Long Winter, Laura Ingalls Wilder writes about ...

LPCA brings back ‘A Very Electric Christmas’ Dec. 19

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LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Center for the Arts will light up the holidays with a special presentation of Lightwire Theater’s “A Very Electric Christmas” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19. The performance takes place live on stage, but in complete darkness. Tickets are $10 in ...

‘Escape at Dannemora’ nominated for awards

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’Tis the season of screen awards nominations, and presents are pouring in for “Escape at Dannemora.” The Ben Stiller-directed limited television series on two convicted murderers’ 2015 breakout from Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora has been nominated for two Golden Globe ...

Tupper man sentenced for drug possession

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MALONE — A Tupper Lake man pleaded guilty Monday to a drug possession charge and got a six-month jail sentence, plus probation. Calbert Galusha, 25, pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, a felony. Judge Derek Champagne sentenced him to five ...

Bombardier works on big N.J. rail contract

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PLATTSBURGH — A contract in the works between Bombardier Transportation and New Jersey Transit could bring in $3.6 billion. Bombardier Transportation spokesperson Maryanne Roberts said on Wednesday that the deal hadn’t been finalized just yet but confirmed the New Jersey Transit Board ...

Backcountry ski plan could have big impact on Adirondacks

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RAY BROOK — The state Adirondack Park Agency is reviewing a guidance document on cross-country ski trails. If it’s eventually approved, it could lead to an increase in skiing on Forest Preserve lands. The APA board is set to vote on the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s ...

With busy agenda, APA delays vote on Saranac Lakes Wild Forest

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RAY BROOK — The state Adirondack Park Agency Board of Commissioners is dropping the Saranac Lakes Wild Forest from its agenda for this week’s December meeting. “We anticipate a lot of discussion and will pick up the Saranac Lakes Wild Forest vote first thing next year,” APA ...