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Josie’s Cabin at Mount Van Hoevenberg’s Cross-Country Ski Center hosts an interactive natural history series on select Saturdays.
(Photo provided — Diane Chase)

Warming up with Adirondack History Lectures

Weekender A&E

Being active and outside in winter is just one opportunity to get the full Adirondack encounter. With visiting family and friends, we like to have options that can please a wide range of abilities while still being able to be tourists in our own town. Learning about local history doesn’t ...

St. Armand copes with winter water issues

Local News

BLOOMINGDALE — The St. Armand water department has been repairing freeze-ups around town and also keeping an eye on the town’s municipal water supply. Supervisor of the water department Jeff Cotter reported above-average water consumption due to leaks and because trailer park dwellers ...

Martin Luther King Coffeehouse Saturday

Weekender A&E

SARANAC LAKE — The Martin Luther King Coffeehouse, a free event for all ages celebrating the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., will return at 7 p.m. Saturday to the First Presbyterian Church of Saranac Lake. There will be reading of his words, music, storytelling, and art, ...

Warm up with soup

Weekender A&E

Baby, it’s cold outside! When you’re chilled to the bone, there’s nothing like a bowl of hot soup. The thermometer shows negative digits. Winds howl and blow. Soup simmers on the stove, filling the house with comforting scents. It creates steam, adding humidity and warmth to dry ...

19 localities split nearly $10M from state for consolidating

Local News

ALBANY (AP) — State officials say 19 local governments across New York are splitting nearly $10 million for consolidating. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state funding through the Citizen Empowerment Tax Credit has gone to towns that have dissolved a village within their ...

State Police to deploy aerial drones across state

Local News

ALBANY (AP) — New York state troopers are getting more eyes in the sky. Officials announced Wednesday that 18 new unmanned aircraft soon will be deployed throughout the state to assist New York State Police with disaster response, traffic safety, crime scene photography and other ...

Author will speak at Guild Friday

Weekender A&E

SARANAC LAKE — Adam Federman, the author of “Fasting and Feasting: The Life of Visionary Food Writer Patience Gray,” will be at the Adirondack Artists Guild on Friday to sign copies of his book with a reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. with light refreshments. At 5:30, he will ...

Report examines invasive species

Local News

LAKE GEORGE (AP) — There’s a slight improvement in the number of boats requiring decontamination to remove invasive species around New York’s Lake George. The Post-Star says a report by the Lake George Park Commission finds 17 percent of the boats inspected there in 2017 required the ...

Although the surface close to the terminal looks like a skating rink, airport personnel said Wednesday the runway was much better and they hoped to have it completely clear by Thursday. 
(Enterprise photo — Glynis Hart)

Runway thaws, freeing flights after 18 days

Local News

LAKE CLEAR — After a “perfect storm” of misfortune closed the runway at Adirondack Regional Airport 18 days ago, on Dec. 23, Cape Air finally resumed flights Wednesday afternoon. Airport personnel said that on Dec. 23, freezing rain followed by subzero temperatures, a critical ...

Kids learning to ski at cross-country trails at Tupper Lake’s golf course play Moose Juice, a game ski instructor Ken Kalil uses to improve their coordination while they try to chase down and tag each other out.
(Enterprise photo — Aaron Cerbone)

Tupper Lake cross-country lessons blend fun and skill

Local News

TUPPER LAKE — As the wind whipped across the rolling hills of the Tupper Lake Golf Club’s cross-country ski trails, a duck call carried over the whistling air current and everybody hopped. Ken Kalil, a cross-country ski instructor, is the one who blew the duck call and dutifully jumped ...

Green groups set out legislative agendas

Local News

Two state-wide environmental groups have laid out what they would like to see New York accomplish in 2018, including protecting water quality and pushing the state to move more quickly to renewable energy options. The New York League of Conservation Voters and Environmental Advocates of New ...

State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli
(Associated Press photo)

State comptroller discusses 2018 budget challenges

Local News

ALBANY — Revenues from the ongoing Wall Street rally will be a “bright spot” heading into potentially difficult state budget talks complicated by the federal tax overhaul, but New York government leaders shouldn’t count on stock market gains to cover a deficit projected to be in the ...

Jails increasingly setting aside cellblocks for veterans

Local News

ALBANY — The military veterans playing cards in the Albany County jail wear the same orange uniforms as everyone else, with “INMATE” printed down the legs. But their service offers one distinct privilege: a special cellblock where they can work through issues they often share, such as ...

North Country Home Services staff gather for 
a photo to 
celebrate November’s 
honoring of the millions of nurses, home care aides, therapists and social workers who provide health and supportive care in a patient’s home.
(Photo provided)

North Country Home Services honors staff

Health

During the month of November, the home care and hospice community honor the millions of nurses, home care aides, therapists and social workers who provide health and supportive care in a patient’s home. North Country Home Services staff of over 250 home care aides and nurses travel ...

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is interviewed on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014.  (AP photo — Richard Drew)

State launches probe into possible propane price gouging

Local News

ALBANY — An investigation is underway into whether some propane companies engaged in price-gouging during the recent cold spell while others left customers freezing in their homes because of shoddy delivery service, New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman told The Associated Press ...

‘Homeless No More’ Jan. 25 at Samaritan House

Local News

SARANAC LAKE — There will be food and conversation at “Homeless No More,” which will be hosted from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25 at the Samaritan House, 37 River St. Volunteers will help people connect with resources to secure housing and address other needs.

Nonstop Albany-Buffalo flights return after several years

Local News

ALBANY (AP) — Residents of Buffalo and Albany will once again be able to travel between the New York cities on nonstop airline flights. OneJet says twice-daily round-trip flights will start on Feb. 13. Tickets are on sale, with fares starting at $129 each way. The last time a carrier ...