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Sex offender walks out of Sunmount house — again

April 29, 2016 TUPPER LAKE — On Monday night, for the second time in as many months, convicted sex offender Adam Vanvalkenburg left his state group home for people with developmental disabilities without permission. more »»


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Sex offender walks out of Sunmount house — again

April 29, 2016 TUPPER LAKE — On Monday night, for the second time in as many months, convicted sex offender Adam Vanvalkenburg left his state group home for people with developmental disabilities without permission. more »»

Elected officials weigh in on Sunmount safety

April 29, 2016 TUPPER LAKE — Elected officials voiced concerns after a convicted sex offender left the grounds of his Sunmount group home without permission for the second time in two months earlier this week. more »»

How does OPWDD assess risk?

April 29, 2016 TUPPER LAKE — In response to general questions about how the state Office for People with Developmental Disabilities assesses risk, Director of Communications Jennifer O’Sullivan wrote, “OPWDD has... more »»

Tupper Lake road reconstruction digs into business district

April 29, 2016 TUPPER LAKE — Blasting and drilling will begin Monday on a section of east Park Street, according to Tom Maroun, the state Department of Transportation’s engineer in charge of a $15. more »»

Stefanik plugs for veteran caregivers

April 29, 2016 PLATTSBURGH — North Country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik is looking to improve benefits for caregivers of seriously wounded military veterans. Her opponents feel it is too little, too late. more »»


Letting ex-convicts vote was right thing done for wrong reason

April 29, 2016 The Republicans are probably right. Last week, Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, issued an executive order restoring voting rights to more than 200,000 ex-offender. more »»

God and politics

April 29, 2016 LOUISVILLE — Religion and politics are again at the forefront of this year’s presidential race. more »»

Fast moving waves

April 28, 2016 Waves are endlessly interesting, and they simply envelop us in life. Sometimes we forget how abundant waves ar. more »»

Proposed OT rules would unintentionally harm employees

April 28, 2016 In June, the Department of Labor proposed increasing the salaries test used to determine if an employee is eligible for overtime from the current threshold of $23,660 to $50,440 annually. more »»

Climate change will affect the Adirondacks in various ways

April 28, 2016 With its May-June issue, the Adirondack Explorer has completed a year-long series on the impact of climate change on the Adirondacks — its wildlife and ecosystems as well as the human communities... more »»

Local Sports

Fun Run seeks community help

April 29, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — The last three years have gone off without much of a hitch for Andy Pickreign after he took over as director of the Thursday Night Saranac Lake Fun Run series. more »»

Mountaineers take TNT tourney

April 28, 2016 PLATTSBURGH — The Mountaineers women’s rugby club claimed the title Saturday in the annual TNT tournament at SUNY Plattsburgh. The tournament included four women’s and six men’s side. more »»

Chiefs shut down Lake Placid

April 28, 2016 PICKETTS CORNERS — The Lake Placid baseball team struggled at the plate Wednesday, and paid for it as the Saranac Chiefs claimed a 9-0 shutout win at home over the Blue Bomber. more »»

’Cats capture co-ed title

April 27, 2016 ALFRED — The Paul Smith’s College woodsmen’s team fell short of grabbing back-to-back championships last weekend in Alfred, but still came away with more than a dozen trophies. more »»

Ruggers bring passion to pitch

April 26, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — The numbers are down, but the love of the game is as intense as ever. more »»


James L. Collom

April 29, 2016 LAKE LUZERNE — The world is a poorer place due to the loss of James Lee Collom of Lake Luzerne on April 21, 2016. Jim was born in Lafayette, Indiana, on Nov. 27, 1967. more »»

Allen R. Hoyt

April 29, 2016 Allen R. Hoyt, 88, of 756 county Route 18, Lake Clear, died Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at home surrounded by his family. Born in Malone on Oct. more »»

Death Notice: Allen R. Hoyt

April 28, 2016 Word has been received of the death of Allen R. Hoyt, 88, of 756 county Route 18, Lake Clear, on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at home, surrounded by his family. more »»

Helen (Wood) Macro

April 27, 2016 Helen (Wood) Macro, 94, of 8 Seymour Ave., Tupper Lake, died Monday, April 25, 2016, at home after a long illness. Born in Valleyfield, Quebec, on Aug. more »»

Robert A. Johnson

April 25, 2016 Robert A. Johnson, 53, formerly of Saranac Lake, passed away unexpectedly Sunday Nov. 29, 2015 at his home in Clifton Par. more »»


Open primaries would be a mistake

April 29, 2016 It wouldn’t be fair, would it, if people from Lake Placid were allowed to vote in Keene Town Council elections? Or if New York City voters were given a say in who will represent the North Country’s... more »»

College and candidates

April 27, 2016 For young people and their parents, few issues hit home as much as finding ways to make college education affordabl. more »»

Administration takes pains to be secret

April 25, 2016 Sometimes, sweeping unpleasantness under the rug does work. more »»

Earmarks get worse, not better

April 21, 2016 Remember when Congress said it was eliminating earmark spending? Absurd wastes of taxpayer money through pork barrel projects were going to be a thing of the past. Not so fast. more »»

Banning books is dangerous and wrong

April 20, 2016 Nearly everyone agrees censorship and banning books (or, rather, eliminating access to books) are wrong ... except for that one book he or she disagrees with, or that makes him or her uncomfortabl. more »»

Weekender - A&E

‘A Flea in Her Ear’ at Pendragon Theatre Friday

April 28, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — Pendragon Theatre will end its inaugural Reader’s Theater Series with a reading of George Feydeau’s “A Flea in Her Ear. more »»

Adirondack Singers host concerts Saturday, Sunday

April 28, 2016 The Adirondack Singers is preparing to present its annual Spring Concert Series. The Singers will present a program including several sacred pieces in Latin. more »»

The Olate Dogs come to the LPCA

April 28, 2016 LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents the Olate Dogs, winners of Season 7 of “America’s Got Talent” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 4. more »»

Pendragon presents Summer Kick Off Party

April 28, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — Pendragon Theatre invites the public to its annual Summer Kick Off Party Sunday, a fundraiser at Casa del Sol Mexican restaurant. more »»

Heather Styka and Putnam Smith Saturday at the Recovery Lounge

April 28, 2016 UPPER JAY — Heather Styka and Putnam Smith will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 30 at the Recovery Lounge. Admission is a $10 suggested donatio. more »»


DEC: All docks installed

April 29, 2016 RAY BROOK — The state Department of Environmental Conservation announced Thursday that docks have been installed at all non-campground boat launches in Region 5. more »»

Deer management webinar

April 29, 2016 PAUL SMITHS — Local residents who are interested in deer management in the state are encouraged to watch a webinar on the topic presented by the state Department of Environmental Conservation next... more »»

Has spring been coming earlier?

April 28, 2016 PAUL SMITHS — The robins were early, the maple buds were early, and the salamanders were early. Those are just a few signs that the seasons are changing. more »»

Spring wings

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State takes aim at invasive species in lakes, rivers

April 28, 2016 ALBANY (AP) — New York state is working to fight zebra mussels, the spiny waterflea and other invasive aquatic species by training boaters to stop the organisms from harming the environment. Gov. more »»

People News

Saranac Lake High School 2nd quarter honor roll

March 9, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — The following Saranac Lake High School students were named to the honor roll with an average of 85 to 100: Grade 9 Honor Roll Jacob Alberga, Sahara Baker, Brianna Bandru, Steven... more »»

Lake Placid High School Winter Carnival royalty

February 3, 2016 LAKE PLACID — The following students have been selected as royalty for the 2016 Lake?Placid High School Winter Carnival, taking place Feb. more »»

NCCC names students on president’s, vice president’s list for fall 2015

January 27, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — North Country Community College has named the following students to its honors lists for the fall 2015 semester. more »»

SUNY Canton recognizes president’s list students for fall 2015

January 27, 2016 CANTON — Students are being recognized for their outstanding achievement at SUNY Canton during the fall 2015 semester. More than 450 students made the president’s list by earning a GPA of 3. more »»

Part-time SUNY Canton students receive academic honors

January 27, 2016 CANTON — SUNY Canton is recognizing its part-time student population for their academic achievements during the fall 2015 semester. part-time honors are awarded to students who earned at least a 3. more »»



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