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How Tri-Lakes dogs and cats are sheltering in place

Local News

SARANAC LAKE — Inside the dog kennel at the back of the building that houses the Tri-Lakes Humane Society, the barking was deafening. But it was only one dog, a boisterous mutt named Buddy with an impressive vertical leap. “He’s an Adirondack mix,” said Brooke Gallo as she fed ...

Absentee ballots OK’d for Saranac Lake Sept. election

Local News

SARANAC LAKE — On Thursday, Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabineau called a special Zoom meeting of the Village Board of Trustees to authorize absentee balloting for the upcoming election. Rescheduled from March due to the pandemic, the Sept. 15 election will fill two empty seats on the Board ...

Trump admits he’s blocking postal cash to stop mail-in votes

Politics

WASHINGTON —President Donald Trump frankly acknowledged Thursday that he’s starving the U.S. Postal Service of money in order to make it harder to process an expected surge of mail-in ballots, which he worries could cost him the election. In an interview on Fox Business Network, ...

NY challenges ruling that allowed larger weddings

Coronavirus

SYRACUSE (AP) — New York officials are challenging a federal judge’s ruling in favor of two couples who wanted to have more than 50 people at their weddings despite the state’s pandemic-related restrictions. U.S. District Judge Glenn T. Suddaby issued a preliminary injunction Friday ...

Ray Brook Post Office to resume operations Aug. 17

Local News

RAY BROOK — Just when you thought things were never going to get any better, here’s some good news about something returning to the new version of normal. Operations will resume at the Ray Brook Post Office on Monday, Aug. 17. There are a few things to note as residents ...

Cathy, we’ll miss you

Local News

SARANAC LAKE — Former colleagues and a variety of others hailed Catherine Moore, longtime publisher of the Adirondack Daily Enterprise and Lake Placid News, as she retires after 47 years of working for the newspapers. Moore has held the top job at the Enterprise since 1989, tying the ...

Keene Central School unveils plan to reopen

Local News

KEENE VALLEY — Keene Central School District officials this week unveiled their reopening plan for students, which includes a mix of in-person and remote learning for grades 7 through 12 and all in-person learning for the lower grades. The plan was the result of work by the KCS ...

Rhinebeck restaurant takes down ‘insanely racist’ imagery

Local News

RHINEBECK — Foster’s Coach House Tavern has removed depictions of caricatures of Black people with exaggerated features, hours after acclaimed author and podcaster Toure tweeted a photo of what he called “an insanely racist” carved wood wall hanging to his 216,400 Twitter ...

Three debates scheduled between Stefanik and Cobb in October

Local News

Three televised debates have been scheduled this fall between U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, and Democratic challenger Tedra Cobb. The debates will take place on Oct. 19 at WWNY studios in Watertown; on Oct. 21 at WPTZ studios in Plattsburgh; and at Spectrum News studios in ...

NY’s true nursing home death toll cloaked in secrecy

Local News

NEW YORK—Riverdale Nursing Home in the Bronx appears, on paper, to have escaped the worst of the coronavirus pandemic, with an official state count of just four deaths in its 146-bed facility. The truth, according to the home, is far worse: 21 dead, most transported to hospitals before ...

New state law to require backseat seatbelt use for all ages

Local News

ALBANY — Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Tuesday requiring all passengers in motor vehicles over the age of 16 to wear a seat belt, according to a press release from his office. Currently, passengers aged 16 and older are only required to wear a seat belt in the front ...

New ORDA Board members introduced

Local News

LAKE PLACID — The five new members of the state Olympic Regional Development Authority Board of Directors were introduced Friday, Aug. 7 during their monthly meeting, which was streamed live on YouTube. Newly appointed Chairperson Kelly Cummings made the introductions. She and four ...

From lounge to food pantry

Local News

SARANAC LAKE — If you head up from the Saranac Lake High School parking lot, past a greenhouse and a patch of tall sunflowers, under a sign marking #17, you’ll find yourself in what was once a senior lounge. Now the space is stocked with canned goods, sacks of rice, boxes of breakfast ...

Bear munches away top of apple tree in Saranac Lake

Local News

SARANAC LAKE — “‘The bear is in the apple tree!’” Andy Kelly was tending to the chickens he and his wife Chessie Monks-Kelly own Tueday morning when he saw a black bear up in an apple tree, using its powerful jaws and paws to rip out branches and eat the fruit. Chessie ...

Stefanik supports Trump executive orders

Local News

GLENS FALLS — U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, said Monday she supports President Donald Trump’s executive orders signed over the weekend to provide COVID-19 relief. Trump signed orders to allow unemployed workers to receive an additional $400 weekly supplemental ...

Biden selects Kamala Harris for VP

Politics

WILMINGTON, Del. — Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate on Tuesday, making history by selecting the first Black woman to compete on a major party’s presidential ticket and acknowledging the vital role Black voters will play in his bid to defeat President ...