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Off-duty trooper charged with assault

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An off-duty state police officer allegedly assaulted a man and destroyed property at a relatives homes in the town of Waverly Friday. State police charged Sgt. David H. Hart, 44, of St. Regis Falls with criminal mischief in the second degree, a class D felony, as well as criminal mischief in ...

Elderwood promotes Walker to regional director of operations

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BUFFALO — Marc J. Walker has been named regional director of operations for Elderwood, a leading provider of senior care services in the Northeast. Walker served most recently as the administrator of Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid, a 156-bed skilled nursing facility in Lake ...

Saranac Lake works to stop iron-rusting bacteria in well

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SARANAC LAKE — This village is taking steps to address a suspected iron-rusting bacteria buildup in one of its wells. On Monday night, the village Board of Trustees authorized the use of the water well system reserve fund, allowing up to $100,000 to cover the costs of addressing the ...

Rangers help snowmobilers, hiker

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State Department of Environmental Conservation forest rangers helped several snowmobilers last week, as well as a hiker who got lost in whiteout conditions. --- Town of North Elba On Tuesday, Jan. 8, a 26-year-old Rochester woman called for assistance when she lost the trail while ...

North Country politicians give gov’s goals thumbs up

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PLATTSBURGH — North Country government leaders were pleased to hear Gov. Andrew Cuomo call for making the property-tax cap permanent on Tuesday. “We’ve been able to manage it here in Clinton County, and it forces us, and all governments I think, to carefully consider each decision we ...

Ice Palace building to start Thursday

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SARANAC LAKE — Construction of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Ice Palace is scheduled to begin on Thursday, the Carnival Committee announced in a press release Tuesday night. Construction involves harvesting ice from Lake Flower, transporting it to the shore and assembling it according ...

Another huge ORDA boost

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LAKE PLACID — State-owned Olympic winter sports venues and ski resorts could see major investments for the third year in a row if the state Legislature approves the governor’s $82.5 million proposal. In Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2018-19 budget, he proposed investing $80 million in upgrades ...

9-year-old raises $1,800+ for Make-a-Wish

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SARANAC LAKE — Over the course of his holiday campaign, local Make-A-Wish ambassador Jimmy Briaddy nearly doubled his funding goal for the nonprofit group that grants wishes to kids suffering from serious illnesses. Recruiting local businesses to sell stars and fundraising in village ...

Local reps back many voting reform bills

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Northeastern New York’s state lawmakers voted for most, but not all, of a series of voting reform bills that passed both houses of the state Legislature Monday. Assemblyman Billy Jones, a Democrat from Chateaugay, voted yes to all seven bills, although he joined Republicans in calling in ...

Troopers find Pa. teen who left for Adirondacks

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New York State Police found a 17-year-old from southeastern Pennsylvania Monday night, a day after he left home and told his parents he was in the Adirondack Mountains to camp and didn’t want to be found. Stephen Fiorenza’s mother had seen him around 10 p.m. Sunday night at the family ...

St. Joe’s purchases site for new detox center

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SARANAC LAKE — St. Joseph’s Addiction Treatment and Recovery Centers purchased a property which will become a detox center, 24/7 open access center and permanent home outpatient clinic. In addition to short-term detox services, the open access center will offer those suffering from ...

N.Y. Legislature OKs early voting

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ALBANY — New York state may soon join most other states in allowing its citizens to cast a ballot before Election Day in a bid to improve its low voter turnout rates. The state Senate and Assembly both approved legislation Monday that would require counties to allow in-person voting up to ...

Paying for paper or plastic bags

Business

LAKE PLACID — It costs 5 cents now when groceries at the Price Chopper here are packed into a plastic bag or paper bag without handles. The price is 10 cents each for paper bags with handles provided by the store. On the other hand, shoppers are credited 3 cents for each reusable bag, ...

Winter Carnival adds new ‘Skate Lake Colby’ event

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SARANAC LAKE — This year’s Saranac Lake Winter Carnival will introduce a new event called Skate Lake Colby. The event will be held on Sunday, Feb. 3 at the Lake Colby beach. It will offer ice skating paths and a fat-tire bike trail. Adirondack Health is the official sponsor for the ...

Cuomo set to release state budget proposal

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ALBANY — Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo was set to release his annual state budget proposal Tuesday to a New York Legislature that’s controlled by Democrats for the first time in a decade. Cuomo was scheduled to present what’s expected to be an approximately $170 billion spending plan ...

Cuomo: Let cities opt out of pot shops if N.Y. legalizes marijuana

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ALBANY (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is dropping a few hints about his upcoming marijuana legalization proposal. Speaking on public radio Monday, the Democratic governor says that if legalization moves ahead he believes local governments should have the power to prohibit retail pot ...