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Wintry Whiteface postpones Pond Skimming another week

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The good news is that there’s plenty of snow remaining on the slopes of Whiteface Mountain Ski Center in Wilmington. The bad news, however, is the weekend forecast calls for wet, chilly and possibly dangerous weather, which once again has forced the postponement of the International Pond ...

CDOS helps make good workers out of students with disabilities

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SARANAC LAKE — When New York state began requiring all high school seniors to graduate with Regents diplomas, one huge group of kids were left out of the equation. Not every student is a Regents diploma candidate, but that doesn’t mean students with disabilities won’t make responsible ...

Mercy Care Friendship Volunteer Training Program scheduled for May

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LAKE PLACID — Mercy Care for the Adirondacks is recruiting new volunteers and has scheduled a Friendship Volunteer Training Program in Lake Placid on the mornings of May 3 and 10. The training sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Both mornings are required to complete the ...

Paul Smith’s announces Army ROTC program

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PAUL SMITHS — Paul Smith’s College students will now have the opportunity to participate in Army ROTC, an officer-development program that also pays up to the full cost of tuition. The college is offering the program as a nearby affiliate of Clarkson University and its Golden Knight ...

Some piercing insight on tattoos and piercings

Health

Parents have been pinning me down with questions about what to say to their teen who wants a piercing or tattoo. We should no longer associate piercing and tattooing in teens with their being at an increased risk for using tobacco, alcohol, or drugs. Nowadays teenagers see body art such as ...

TL village would spend more, stay under tax cap

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TUPPER LAKE — This village is in the midst of sorting out its budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year, with the current iteration staying under the tax cap, raising the tax levy 1.75 percent, the tax rate 0.65 percent and featuring no major purchases. In its preliminary budget, the village ...

DEC seeks comments on Speculator management plan

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The state Department of Environmental Conservation will host a public meeting later this month to take comments and ideas for a recreation plan for land in the south-central Adirondacks. The Perkins Clearing-Speculator Tree Farm Conservation Easement already offers various hiking, paddling, ...

Spring turkey season kicks off May 1

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The state Department of Environmental Conservation announced this week that spring turkey hunting season will begin Tuesday, May 1, while the annual youth hunt will take place next Saturday and Sunday, April 21 and 22. Turkey season runs through May 31, and hunting can take place in most of ...

Mazdzer going Dancing

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LAKE PLACID — The endless season of Chris Mazdzer continued this morning when the 2018 Olympic luge silver medalist was named to the cast of ABC television’s "Dancing with the Stars: Athletes." Mazdzer, who lives in Saranac Lake and Salt Lake City, Utah, is part of an all-athlete cast ...

Wintry Whiteface postpones Pond Skimming another week

Local News

The good news is that there’s plenty of snow remaining on the slopes of Whiteface Mountain Ski Center in Wilmington. The bad news, however, is the weekend forecast calls for wet, chilly weather, which once again has forced the postponement of the International Pond Skimming ...

Court: Votes are viewable

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A New York appeals court ruled Thursday that the state Freedom of Information Law covers the electronically scanned images of ballots taken from voting machines. This is how it works: A person fills out a paper ballot, which doesn’t have his or her name or identifying information on it. ...

APA OKs Whiteface changes

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RAY BROOK — The state Adirondack Park Agency unanimously approved changes to Whiteface Mountain Ski Center Thursday, which will widen several trails, create a new trail and replace or move several ski lifts. The APA’s State Land Committee found the proposed amendment to Whiteface’s ...

District officials ponder fate of Lake Clear School

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SARANAC LAKE — Saranac Lake Central School district officials want to do something with the Lake Clear school, which was closed in 2009. Adirondack Health used the building for offices until 2015, but it’s been empty ever since. On Wednesday night the school board went into executive ...

SUNY Potsdam surveys Tupper Lakers

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TUPPER LAKE — A survey mailed to 500 households in this village is collecting data on jobs, village life and civic engagement. It comes from SUNY Potsdam students and aims to answer public opinion questions in an area underserved by surveys. The questionnaire was developed by ...

Train tanker cars headed out of Tahawus

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JOHNSBURG — Some of the controversial train tanker cars that had been stored on a rail line in Essex County began their trip out of the region on Thursday. Two locomotives pulling 19 tanker cars were seen moving on the Saratoga & North Creek Railway line in Johnsburg on ...

Sea serpent gets splash of attention

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SARANAC LAKE — Jack LaDuke directed Bill and Jodi Domenico and Larry Robjent to walk past the giant metallic sea serpent in their lawn. “Stand over here and tell me about it,” LaDuke said. “Let me get one with the three of you together.” The sea dragon sculpture is a permanent ...

Congressional candidates meet petition deadline

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The race is on for New York’s 21st Congressional District, with the majority of the challengers hoping to unseat Rep. Elise Stefanik meeting the 5 p.m. Thursday deadline to file petition signatures with the New York State Board of elections in Albany. “They had to be in Albany at 5 ...

State, local police crack down on distracted driving this weekend

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State and local police are participating in a statewide crackdown on distracted driving this weekend, from Thursday through Monday. The enforcement effort, called Operation Hang Up, is funded by the governor’s Traffic Safety Committee and will include increased patrols and checkpoints ...