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Lake FM, from across the pond

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TUPPER LAKE — The new operators of WRGR — rebranded as Lake FM — made international history in August when the Federal Communications Commission accepted their purchase of the station, making them the first European citizens to be 100 percent owners of an American radio station ...

Boy pleads not guilty in stabbing death

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PLATTSBURGH — Greg Zindler doesn’t know the name of the teen who is accused of killing his brother. But, he said Friday, “I hope he pays for this for the rest of his life.” Michael Zindler died Thursday after, at about 10:56 a.m., a 14-year-old boy allegedly stabbed him in the ...

County board candidates’ priorities

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SARANAC LAKE — With the Nov. 6 elections looming on the horizon, both candidates for District 7 Franklin County legislator want you to know what’s first on their list of priorities: infrastructure. After that, their objectives diverge. “The county-owned roads down here are in ...

Airport fears losing big-plane capacity

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SARANAC LAKE — The Federal Aviation Administration is considering downgrading the Adirondack Regional Airport’s designation, which may come with a narrowing of the main runway’s width from 150 feet across to 100. “We are due to repave our main runway,” said Corey Hurwitch, who ...

Holderied mulls new enterprise for former Schulte’s lodge

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LAKE PLACID — Multiple buildings at the former Schulte’s Family Lodge property on Cascade Road have been demolished. In August, Birgit Schulte, a native of Hamburg, Germany, who’s owned the lodge since the 1970s, sold the property to hotelier Peter Holderied. Holderied also owns ...

Deadline for DRI proposals Nov. 2

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SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Local Planning Committee will accept project proposals to share in a $10 million state Downtown Revitalization Initiative grant until 5 p.m on Nov. 2. This deadline is the end of an open call that has been ongoing since February 2018. The LPC, along with ...

Tax rates to hold under tentative 2019 Franklin Co. budget

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MALONE — The average tax rate for Franklin County property owners is expected to stay steady under the 2019 tentative county budget. The tentative budget also anticipates that Franklin County’s property tax levy will go up to the state-imposed tax cap of $17,542,904 — an increase ...

Dewey lights on hold

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SARANAC LAKE — The town Harrietstown and the Dewey Mountain Friends will not add lights to the new trails at Dewey Mountain Recreation Center this year, after looking at two new test lights. “The lights were like if you were looking at a Walmart parking lot,” said town ...

Mulverhill raises, spends more on sheriff race

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The contenders for the Franklin County sheriff’s office have roughly the same amount of cash on hand heading into the final month of the general election contest. But incumbent Republican Kevin Mulverhill has significantly outraised and outspent Democratic sheriff hopeful Jordanna Mallach ...

Electronic WIC cards expanded to North Country

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eWIC card services were expanded Friday in Essex, Franklin and Clinton counties for more than 3,300 participants. eWIC cards work like debit cards, allowing faster and easier shopping with WIC benefits, and reimburses WIC vendors faster. eWIC also now allows families to roll over unused ...

Molinaro proposes relief on local governments

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GLENS FALLS — Marc Molinaro said he is running for governor to make it more affordable for families in the state. New York’s status as having among the highest property taxes in the nation is causing people to leave the state to find other jobs, according to Molinaro. Molinaro, ...

Watertown hosts recreational marijuana listening session

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WATERTOWN — Community members offered thoughts about the state’s possible legalization of recreational marijuana during the Watertown “listening session” Thursday night at Jefferson Community College’s Sturtz Theater. The goal of these sessions — based on Gov. Andrew ...

Brushton mayor charged with assault, DWI

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BRUSHTON — The mayor of this village of 474 was charged late Thursday night with three misdemeanors after he allegedly assaulted a woman in the village. Kevin J. Pentalow, 39, who is also a corrections officer, was charged with third-degree assault, driving while intoxicated and ...

Paving on Route 9N in Warren County

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LAKE GEORGE — Motorists are advised to watch for road work on two separate segments of state Route 9N in Warren County under paving projects by the state Department of Transportation. Paving is underway on an approximate 4.1-mile stretch of Route 9N from Exit 21 of the Adirondack ...

14-year-old charged with murder in Black Brook

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BLACK BROOK — A 14-year-old is charged with second-degree murder after an apparent stabbing left a man dead here. He faces the charge as a youthful offender. Michael Zindler, 29, of West Chazy was pronounced deceased at Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh, State Police ...

Children’s Games reveals mascot, asks for volunteers

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LAKE PLACID — Say hello to Bernie the Bear. The Lake Placid 2019 winter International Children’s Games Organizing Committee held an informational meeting Thursday night at Conference Center to inform the community about the event, ask for volunteers and reveal the mascot. About 80 ...

Stefanik talks bipartisanship

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SARANAC LAKE — U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik is often hailed as one of the most bipartisan members of Congress, ranking 27th out of 438 members in the Lugar Center’s 2017 index, the top 10 percent; so what does being bipartisan mean and how does she compare to her Democratic opponent Tedra ...

Where NY-21 candidates stand on health care

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The three candidates on the November ballot in the NY-21 Congressional District race want to expand access to health care and lower costs, but they differ on how large of a role government should have. Democrat Tedra Cobb and Green Party candidate Lynn Kahn support the “Medicare for ...

Social Security checks will grow in 2019 as inflation rises

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WASHINGTON — Tens of millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees will get a 2.8 percent boost in benefits next year as inflation edges higher. It’s the biggest increase most retired baby boomers have gotten. Following a stretch of low inflation, the cost-of-living ...