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State suspends prison officials

July 1, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — The state has suspended the superintendent of Clinton Correctional Facility, Saranac Lake resident Steve Racette, and two other members of the prison’s executive team in the wake of ... more »»

Official: Convicts practiced escape plan before breakout

July 1, 2015 DANNEMORA (AP) — Authorities say the two murderers who escaped from a maximum-security prison in northern New York conducted a practice run the night before they made their daring breakout. more »»

Derrick is in; Woolf is out for 2016 Congress race

July 1, 2015 Democrat Mike Derrick announced this morning that he plans to run for Congress in 2016. Meanwhile, Democrat Aaron Woolf announced Tuesday he will not make a repeat run. more »»

Tupper Planning Board issues permit for clothing bin

July 1, 2015 TUPPER LAKE — Members of the public packed the town hall June 24 to tell the Planning Board their opinions on a controversial clothing donation bin nearly all the attendees supported. more »»

Pair pleads guilty to Rainbow Lake burglary

July 1, 2015 MALONE — Two people arrested for breaking into a Rainbow Lake home last fall have pleaded guilty to burglary charges in Franklin County Court. more »»

Lake Placid’s village budget cuts taxes slightly

July 1, 2015 LAKE PLACID — The village Board of Trustees adopted a $5.7 million budget Monday that will cut taxes slightly. more »»

Community Store hires new sales manager

July 1, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Community Store has added Shelley Hounsell-Brown to its staff as sales manager. more »»

State suspends Dannemora prison officials, including Racette of Saranac Lake (UPDATE)

June 30, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — The state has suspended the superintendent of Clinton Correctional Facility, Saranac Lake resident Steve Racette, and two other members of the prison’s executive team in the wake of a... more »»

Sweat said Matt was slowing him down

June 30, 2015 PLATTSBURGH — Two convicted killers who staged a complicated prison break together and then spent more than two weeks roaming in thick New York woods finally split up when one man decided his... more »»

Trooper had the law on his side when he shot Sweat

June 30, 2015 NEW YORK — A state trooper had the law on his side when he shot unarmed prison escapee David Sweat, apparently in the back, as the convicted killer ran toward a forest near the Canadian border. more »»

Judge blocks attempt to keep trains from crossing Lake Colby

June 30, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — A judge has rejected an attempt by the Lake Colby Association to prevent trains from crossing what the group says is an unsafe railroad causeway through the lake. more »»

Police-Fire Building expected to remain on budget

June 30, 2015 TUPPER LAKE — There is money left to finish this community’s emergency services building, but some of it may need to be shuffled from one line item to another. more »»

Close quarters: Jupiter and Venus will appear brighter than usual

June 30, 2015 Once the rain stops, an event of planetary proportions will be visible in the night sky. more »»

No more cleanup needed at former gas station

June 30, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — The state Department of Environmental Conservation says no additional environmental cleanup work is needed at the former Wilson Farms gas station. more »»

$7.3B to be shared among health care networks

June 30, 2015 ALBANY — Some $7. more »»

Dorsey Street paving set for Wednesday

June 30, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — The village will close Dorsey Street from Broadway to Lapan Highway Wednesday for paving. The work is scheduled to take place between 6:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. more »»

N.Y. plans to boost cricket frog population

June 30, 2015 ALBANY (AP) — New York environmental officials have released a management plan to protect and restore populations of the endangered northern cricket frog. more »»

Cuomo: Escapees split up 5 days ago

June 29, 2015 PLATTSBURGH — Two convicted murderers who eluded a massive manhunt for three weeks planned to drive to Mexico after escaping prison but ended up walking toward Canada when their ride backed out —... more »»

Trooper had the law on his side when he shot unarmed escapee

June 29, 2015 NEW YORK — A New York state trooper had the law on his side when he shot unarmed escapee David Sweat, apparently in the back, as the convicted killer ran toward a forest near the Canadian border. more »»

 
 

 

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