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State Theater to reopen

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TUPPER LAKE — After more than a year of the State Theater being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, owner Sally Strasser is excited to start showing movies there again. A big reason why is because the community has been raising money to keep the State open for new movies after two essential ...

Saranac Lake considers hosting World Snowshoe Championships again

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SARANAC LAKE — Will Saranac Lake host the World Snowshoe Championships in 2024? That’s the question the village board here is considering. Paul Smith’s College Director of Athletics Jim Tucker approached village Trustee Rich Shapiro with the idea and board members say they are ...

‘The numbers are astronomical’

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WATERTOWN — Detective Sgt. John Peirce says he wishes he wasn’t so familiar with it, but the last five years of his career have been dedicated solely to the exploitation of children. This has resulted in a depth of insight he can provide on recent local north country cases of online ...

Ticking time bomb: Tick season is here

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PLATTSBURGH — As the weather warms and people venture outside more, problems with ticks are emerging for humans and pets. Social media posts in recent days tell the tales of those who spent significant time picking numerous ticks off their own skin as well as dogs and cats. With that ...

Van Hoevenberg upgrade meant to ‘last 100 years’

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LAKE PLACID — As Kris Cheney-Seymour gave a tour of the enormous new Mountain Pass Lodge at Mount Van Hoevenberg on March 14, at one point he said, without breaking his matter-of-fact tone, this is now “one of the greatest Nordic venues on the planet.” He also said the investment ...

Railroad being disassembled in Lake Clear, Saranac Lake

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SARANAC LAKE — Jim McCulley used a machine to unbolt railroad tracks Friday morning in Saranac Lake, near the Cedar Street crossing. McCulley, a snowmobiler from Lake Placid, was for many years a leading advocate for the now-underway plan to replace the tracks with a trail for biking, ...

ORDA to decide hospital site plan

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LAKE PLACID — The state Olympic Regional Development Authority’s board of directors is expected to vote on a proposal next week to demolish the old Placid Memorial Hospital, construct a new office building and modernize athlete housing at the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training ...

Want to run for school board? File by Monday

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If you want to run for your local public school board, the deadline to file your candidacy is Monday afternoon. That date is the same for every school district in the state. The school election day for board members, budgets and special propositions is also the same statewide — Tuesday, ...

‘Round the Mountain boat race returns

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SARANAC LAKE — The ‘Round the Mountain Canoe and Kayak Race is set to return to Saranac Lake on Saturday, May 8. This is one of several boat races the Northern Forest Canoe Trail bought from Brian and Grace McDonnell’s Adirondack Watershed Alliance. Others include the more famous ...

ADK Unite food pantry fundraiser is back

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LAKE PLACID — The second ADK Unite — a virtual running, walking and cycling event dedicated to raising funds for Tri-Lakes community food banks — is back with a twist. “It started last year with a desire last year to help our local food banks at a time when they were really ...

Tupper Arts Capital Campaign has raised more than $51,000

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TUPPER LAKE — Tupper Arts is excited to announce that its Capital Campaign launched in December 2020 has exceeded the $25,000 match from Joe and Rena Sellin of Gull Pond. With this match, the current total raised is $51,345. In addition, the Aseel Legacy Fund has given a $25,000 pledge ...

North Country gun stores sour on Biden’s orders

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PLATTSBURGH — President Joe Biden’s recent executive orders on gun control in the wake of recent mass shootings is drawing mixed reaction in the state and locally. Gov. Andrew Cuomo lauds the orders, but Congresswoman Elise Stefanik calls them unconstitutional. “After four years ...

Heavy, wet snow shows another side of spring

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BOSTON (AP) — New Englanders who had enjoyed an early spring were brought back to a cold, blustery reality Friday with a storm packing powerful wind gusts, lashing rain and heavy, wet snow. More than a foot of snow piled up Spofford in western New Hampshire, and wind gusts hit 60 mph at ...

Unbolting the rails

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SARANAC LAKE — Jim McCulley of Lake Placid, working for National Salvage, used a machine to unbolt railroad tracks Friday morning in Saranac Lake, near the Cedar Street crossing. Another National Salvage worker said the rails could be removed with an excavator as soon as next week. ...

Saranac Lake considers short-term rental regulation

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SARANAC LAKE — The village board is considering regulation of short-term vacation rentals and will hold a public work session Monday to discuss a possible STR permit system. This will not be a public comment session, but there will be a public hearing before the law is voted on. Public ...

Shots available at Malone vaccine clinic today

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A COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Malone today still had 200 slots available as of Thursday afternoon. The clinic, hosted by Franklin County Public Health, is open to everyone over the age of 17. The Moderna vaccine is being administered at the clinic, and it’s not approved for 16 and ...

Saranac Lake budget meets 1.31% tax cap

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SARANAC LAKE — The village passed an uneventful $10.1 million budget at its meeting Monday, matching the state-imposed tax cap. The budget meets the state tax levy cap exactly, set this year for Saranac Lake at a 1.31% allowable increase. The tax levy — the money collected from ...

Northway closure causes chaos, and it may continue for awhile

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CLIFTON PARK — Abruptly close one of the most-congested sections of the Northway, the Capital Region’s busiest interstate highway, and you’d expect chaotic commutes that take less than 30 minutes to unexpectedly stretched into hours. The kind of chaos is exactly what happened ...

Alzheimer’s Association launches Adirondack 29-peak challenge

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ALBANY — The Alzheimer’s Association’s Northeastern New York chapter announced its inaugural 29 Peak Challenge in the Adirondack Mountains as part of The Longest Day event. The Longest Day is a do-it-yourself event held annually on the day with the most light — the Summer Solstice. ...