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Limo company owner was a controversial FBI informant

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NEW YORK — The owner of a limousine company in the crash that killed 20 people was someone already familiar to law enforcement, but not in the way you might think. The company is owned by Pakistani immigrant Shahed Hussain, according to federal transportation records. Before the tragedy, ...

Sharpe, in Massena: Too many N.Y.ers move away

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MASSENA — The lunch crowd at Morley’s American Grill in Massena had an opportunity to meet Monday with the Libertarian candidate for governor. “I’m doing this because I care about this state. I’m doing this for a very selfish reason. I don’t want to move,” Larry Sharpe ...

Ski jumpers, music highlight Flaming Leaves Festival

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LAKE PLACID — As the skiers reached speeds of nearly 60 miles per hour, soaring off the 90-meter jump, they ripped through the air. The wind around their bodies sounded as if it shattered. Seventy meters later, and the jumpers stuck the landings. This was the first time Cayley Hallahan ...

Roads near limo crash site, where 20 died, are a menace, store says

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SCHOHARIE — The site of a devastating accident that killed two pedestrians and 18 occupants of a limousine headed to a birthday party, including four sisters, is a known danger spot that has long worried locals, according to a manager of the store that sits at the intersection where the ...

Pro-lifers form Life Chain on River Street

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SARANAC LAKE — As part of a North American pro-life demonstration, around two dozen members of Saranac Lake’s Catholic community held signs and prayed along River Street on Sunday afternoon. The pro-life event, Life Chain, now in its 31st year, invites pro-lifers across Canada and ...

VIC hosts mushroom hunting

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SARANAC LAKE — With baskets, guide books and a tree limb festooned with bio-luminescent mushrooms, a posse formed in the Paul Smith’s college Visitor Interpretive Center to hunt mushrooms on Oct. 5, as part of a foray hosted by the ADK Mycology Club. Club advisers Thomas Huber, ...

Northeastern U.S. seeks to prevent arrival of deer disease

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MONTPELIER, Vt. — Deer biologists across northern New England are dusting off their plans for dealing with a fatal disease that has been spreading across North America for a half-century and was recently discovered again on a Canadian game farm. Chronic wasting disease has never been ...

State launches 6 cuisine trails in the Adirondacks

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GABRIELS — The rain finally stopped long enough for the Tucker family to finish doing two things later this week: harvest potatoes and help launch six New York state cuisine trails. The sun came out Friday, shining on the colorful fall foliage and Great Adirondack Corn Maze in the back ...

Glennon, Smith join forces with AWI

Outdoors

SARANAC LAKE — Things were looking bleak for the small staff of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Adirondack office earlier this year when the parent organization announced the program’s closure, but its director and head of science have now landed at Paul Smith’s College’s ...

St. Regis oranges

Outdoors

Driving has made me quite anxious since getting lost in the dark corners of northern Pennsylvania. I’d been halfway through my migration to Saranac Lake, caught at a truck stop in the rain. I’d been stopped at every other gas station, breathing and trying to channel energy from the 1987 ...

It’s getting a little squirrelly around here

Outdoors

With the opening day of the annual big game hunting season set to arrive on Oct. 20, outdoor travelers should take the usual precautions, and be aware that hunters will be in the woods. Although most hunters tend to avoid the popular hiking trails, they will at times, use the marked hiking ...

Cobb in Plattsburgh Saturday

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PLATTSBURGH — Congressional Democratic Candidate Tedra Cobb will hold a rally with retired Army Col. Mike Derrick at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Koffee Kat, 104 Margaret St., in Plattsburgh today. Cobb seeks to unseat Congresswoman Elise Stefanik for the 21st District spot; Derrick, a ...