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ACA returning to Supreme Court, and Cobb blames Stefanik

Local News

In a virtual press conference Wednesday, Democratic congressional candidate Tedra Cobb, who is running against incumbent Rep. Elise Stefanik in the Nov. 3 election, said Stefanik is responsible for a case on the Affordable Care Act going before the Supreme Court, which could rule the law ...

Tree killer outbreak is worse than thought

Local News

LAKE GEORGE — An infestation of hemlock woolly adelgid discovered at a campsite off Lake George last month is more widespread than initially anticipated, an official from the state Department of Environmental Conservation said Tuesday. Last month’s discovery of the invasive species at ...

‘ALCA-Seltzer’ to stream arts events

Local News

The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, based in Blue Mountain Lake, is offering a series of events to keep residents of Adirondack Park entertained now that summer is past. Virtual events, that is, as ALCA has been been online-only since the pandemic started. A number of new streaming ...

Paul Smith’s College honored for teaching, innovation, etc.

Local News

PAUL SMITHS — Paul Smith’s College received five distinctions from U.S. News and World Report’s 2021 Best Colleges rankings this September, including second for “Most Innovative School” and third for “Best Undergraduate Teaching.” The college also received the 15th spot for ...

Lt. Gov. Hochul will speak at ANCA green energy summit

Local News

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack North Country Association has announced that Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul will be the keynote speaker at virtual summit on green energy transportation it is hosting next week. Hochul will speak at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29 the opening day of the summit called ...

McHugh endorses Stefanik for reelection

Local News

On Tuesday, Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, was endorsed for reelection by the former secretary of the Army and Republican North Country representative, John M. McHugh. McHugh served as the representative for the North Country from 1993 to 2009. During that time, he was a member of the ...

Senate GOP plans vote on Trump’s court pick before election

Politics

WASHINGTON — Votes in hand, Senate Republicans are charging ahead with plans to confirm President Donald Trump’s pick to fill the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Supreme Court seat before the Nov. 3 election, launching a divisive fight over Democratic objections before a nominee ...

Five states added to New York’s travel advisory

Coronavirus

ALBANY — One week after six states were removed from New York’s travel mandate, five states have been added, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Tuesday, two of which were removed last week. Arizona, Minnesota, Nevada, Rhode Island and Wyoming all meet the metrics to qualify for the travel ...

Police say fatal fire is suspicious

Local News

AuSABLE FORKS — New York State Police are investigating a fatal fire that the agency is now calling “suspicious.” The fire broke out at around 2:15 a.m. Aug. 29 at 2456 state Route 9N, AuSable Forks. The cause of the fire, which ultimately took the life of 87-year-old resident ...

Four Lake Placid hospitality workers found to have virus

Local News

LAKE PLACID — The Essex County Health Department has identified four cases of employees in the Lake Placid hospitality industry who have tested positive for COVID-19, and department administrators say after completing contact tracing they feel confident they have the cases ...

Dressing up downtown Saranac Lake

Local News

SARANAC LAKE — The village’s streetlights have recently gotten an upgrade, thanks to Kathy Ford, chair of the Arts and Culture Advisory Board, who has herself been out with a paint can and brush, lending a bit of color to the charcoal-gray posts. The new colors add to the already pretty ...

SL Police Review Committee holds online hearing Thursday

Local News

SARANAC LAKE — The newly formed village Police Review Committee will host a virtual public hearing at 5:30 p.m. Thursday via both Zoom and Facebook Live. To attend the meeting, go to saranaclakeny.gov and find the meeting under the Calendar section, or go to Saranac Lake’s Facebook ...

Fall NCCC series to focus on Indigenous voices

Local News

SARANAC LAKE — Following a series of summer sessions focused on wellness, personal finance and Adirondack history, North Country Community College will shine light this fall on the voices of Indigenous peoples. Through a trio of online programs in October, North Country Live: Fall Series ...

St. Luke’s plans Blessing of the Animals Oct. 3

Local News

SARANAC LAKE — In honor of the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, the Episcopal Church of St. Luke the Beloved Physician will hold a Blessing of the Animals service on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 11 a.m. Animals of all stripe and color, live or plush, are welcome at the service for a blessing ...