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Open house at Santa Clara fire station

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The Tupper Lake Volunteer Fire Department will hold an open house at the Santa Clara town hall in Saranac Inn from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday to spread awareness about the firefighting services the substation there provides. In 2016 Tupper Lake opened the substation — and its fourth company ...

Elizabethtown gets grant for bike trail connections

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ELIZABETHTOWN — This Essex County town was awarded a $250,000 infrastructure grant from the Northern Border Regional Commission Tuesday to aid efforts to build and upgrade its recreation economy. One project the grants are earmarked for is a bike path plan to connect trail systems — ...

McLaughlin Ave. closed for pipe repair Aug. 20

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TUPPER LAKE — McLaughlin Avenue will be closed off from the intersection of Santa Clara Avenue to Chemical Street Tuesday, Aug. 20 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. so the Franklin County Highway Department can replace a pipe. McLaughlin Avenue, also known as county Route 49, will be closed as county ...

River of history

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SARANAC LAKE — Author Norman Sims was at St. Regis Canoe Outfitters Friday to sign copies of his book and give a talk, but when the event began he was more interested in showing off his restored Burt-Morris canoe. The wooden boat was built in Maine in the 1890s. Sims was going over its ...

Tinman drew largest attendance in years

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TUPPER LAKE — The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism released their annual survey results from the Tinman Triathlon, showing almost 200 more athletes participating this year than last — a 39% increase — but also showing a large increase in those who did not stay ...

Judge: Jreck will be sold

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WATERTOWN — A federal judge on Friday ordered the sale of the assets of the Jreck Subs franchise, which has more than 30 eateries all over northern and central New York. The ordered sale comes in the wake of the September 2016 conviction of Jreck’s principal, Christopher M. Swartz, ...

$55.4M for rural NY broadband

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A multi-million-dollar expenditure authorized by the federal government will help provide broadband internet to almost 2,500 unserved homes and businesses in three North Country counties, as well as thousands more across the state. The Federal Communications Commission granted two ...

Environmental writer McKibben arrested at Stefanik protest

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GLENS FALLS — One of the people arrested in Thursday’s protest outside the Glens Falls office of U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, was environmental writer Bill McKibben, who chronicled the experience in The New Yorker. McKibben, a former Adirondack resident who wrote “The ...

ECO helps rescue injured bear cub

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VERMONTVILLE — On Sunday, July 28, a motorist called the state Department of Environmental Conservation stating that he had struck a bear cub with his car on state Route 3 in the town of Franklin. Environmental Conservation Officer James Cranker responded and located the bear, which ...

Bat is first rabid animal of year in Franklin County

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The first confirmed case of rabies for Franklin County this year has been found in a bat in Hogansburg. The county Health Department said in a press release the rabies diagnosis was confirmed late last week. “The bat was located in Hogansburg,” the release said. “Local and state ...

APA cancels meeting this month

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RAY BROOK — The state Adirondack Park Agency will forgo its regular monthly board meeting this week due to a lack of actionable items. The meeting was scheduled to take place Thursday and Friday this week, but a notice on the agency’s website says there will be “No August meeting ...

DEC to offer ranger, ECO exams

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The state Department of Environmental Conservation has announced that exams for forest ranger and environmental conservation officers has been set. Taking the civil service exam for these positions is the first step in becoming a ranger or ECO, though there are separate exams and ...

Hurricane Mountain fire tower turns 100

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KEENE — The Friends of Hurricane Mountain celebrated the centennial anniversary of the mountain’s popular fire tower last week with the opening of a new exhibit at the Adirondack History Museum in Elizabethtown. - History - The fire tower that still sits atop the mountain — ...

Harrietstown needs code enforcement officer

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SARANAC LAKE — The town of Harrietstown is scrambling to replace its former code enforcement officer, who is working out of Wyoming until they do. Edwin Randig, the former code enforcement officer, is working for the town on an hourly basis until a replacement is found. Currently he is ...

State appeals ruling that stopped work on snowmobile trail

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ALBANY (AP) — New York is appealing a court decision that has halted trail work in the Adirondacks. The Department of Environmental Conservation is asking the state’s highest court to reverse a mid-level court ruling in a lawsuit filed by the environmental group Protect the Adirondacks. ...

Elite Bassmaster tourney coming to St. Lawrence at Waddington

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WADDINGTON (AP) — Two elite professional fishing tournaments with $100,000 checks for the winners are coming to upstate New York. An Elite Bassmaster Tournament is scheduled Thursday through Sunday on the St. Lawrence River at Waddington. The competition on the St. Lawrence drew more ...

Route 73 conundrum

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KEENE VALLEY — This past weekend 109 hikers, in at least 43 vehicles, checked in at the Rooster Comb Mountain trailhead. They came from as far away as London, England. The ones who parked legally pulled into a small slab of asphalt off of state Route 73 with a capacity of roughly 18 cars. ...

Finding solid footing on Ledge Mountain

Outdoors

This is an interesting peak that “piques” a lot of interest. Not a lot of climbers, but more in the terms of armchair interest. It can be seen on some maps as “Ledge Mountain” and others as “Ledger Mountain.” Ledger is surely a typo because it simply is a mountain with a ...