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Indie group registers SLHS students to vote

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SARANAC LAKE — Over two days, Stephanie Gubelin and other volunteers had gotten 38 students at the Saranac Lake High School registered to vote. They were looking to get a few more Thursday morning. “That’s 38 registrations out of about 180 students that are eligible,” Gubelin said. ...

Don’t love your party? Dump it by Valentine’s Day

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The presidential primary elections are soon approaching and local election commissioners want voters to know the new rights and rules of early voting and to remind them that not just anyone can participate in a primary election. You have to be registered in a party if you want to vote in ...

High Peaks committee seeks input on overuse

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A freshly created committee, tasked with advising the state on how to mitigate the impact of increasing hiker traffic in the Adirondack High Peaks, wants to hear questions and concerns from the public. The High Peaks Strategic Planning Advisory Group was created by the state Department of ...

Evelyn Wood launches Assembly campaign

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WARRENSBURG — Former Thurman Supervisor Evelyn Wood announced on Wednesday that she will be running for a state assembly seat under the SAM party line. “I’m going to run for the 114th District,” Wood told a group of about 25 at the Lizzie Keays Restaurant in Warrensburg. “You ...

Making an honest buck

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SARANAC LAKE - Not every day of a musician’s life is like a music video. Like any job, plenty of days are boring and tedious. Plus, with artists, there is the extra weight of finding the next gig. It’s a grind, and singer-songwriter Cole Davidson knows that grind. “It’s kind of just ...

Main St. project meeting postponed

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LAKE PLACID — A public information session where local officials planned to present designs for an $8 million Main Street overhaul has now been postponed. The meeting, originally scheduled for next Monday, has now been postponed indefinitely at the request of members of the Main ...

Winter radishes at the winter market

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There are three kinds of radishes at our winter farmers’ market at the Hotel Saranac: watermelon, Daikon and black. Winter radishes are much larger in size than their cousins that herald spring. These root crops are harvested in late fall and can be stored through the winter. Juniper ...

Village, town near new draft of short-term rental law

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LAKE PLACID — Officials say a new draft of a proposed law regulating short-term vacation rentals will come in the next few days. At a joint meeting of the North Elba Town Council and the Lake Placid Village Board at the North Elba Town Hall Wednesday, local officials debated nuances of ...

Mark Kurtz will shoot his last Winter Carnival

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SARANAC LAKE — Back in 2011, this village’s annual Winter Carnival kicked off with the regular fireworks show over the Ice Palace, but there was also heavy snowfall that night. Photographer Mark Kurtz set up his camera directly across the street from the palace. “It’s dramatic,” he ...

It’s game time

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PAUL SMITHS — Game on. The Paul Smith’s College e-sports lab is now a reality. It’s fully stacked with 15 gaming PCs, four 32-inch TVs, multiple Nintendo Switch consoles and high-end gaming chairs designed after NASCAR driver seats. E-sports Coach Matt Bailey said the lab is a ...

North Country Sports council eyes Beach House offices

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LAKE PLACID — The Beach House may be getting a new tenant. The Lake Placid Village Board of Trustees on Tuesday authorized Mayor Craig Randall to sign a one-year rental agreement with the Adirondack North Country Sports Council for office space in the municipal Beach House. That ...

DOT plans Route 86 repaving

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LAKE PLACID — The state Department of Transportation is planning to overhaul the Sara-Placid section of state Route 86, starting sometime this year. The village of Lake Placid has received official notification of the upcoming construction, which is expected to stretch from the ...

Cobb releases reform agenda, outlines goals

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Tedra Cobb, who’s running for Congress in New York’s 21st District, released a reform agenda Tuesday that focuses on taking power away from corporations and their influence in politics. In two digital ads and just over a page-long agenda, Cobb counter-strikes her opponent, Rep. Elise ...

Two mountain rescues for lost, injured hikers last week

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Forest rangers with the state Department of Environmental Conservation made two mountain rescues last week in the Adirondacks: a pair of lost hikers on Whiteface Mountain and an injured hiker in the Dix range. --- Lost hikers on Whiteface --- It was 8:19 Monday morning, Jan. 13, ...

Special election, candidate deadline coming in March

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LAKE PLACID — A special election to fill a Lake Placid village justice seat is set for March 18. The seat was left vacant by David Chapman, who stepped down this past October. Former North Elba town Councilman Bob Miller was initially appointed to fill the seat, but later withdrew, ...

Police charge man accused of damaging Cascade ski trails

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LAKE PLACID — New York State Police have charged a Hempstead man with damaging cross-country ski trails at the Cascade Ski Center this past summer. Ryan T. Prezioso, 35, was charged with trespassing and fourth-degree criminal mischief, a misdemeanor, for allegedly driving his Toyota ...

NCCC approved to offer military spouse scholarships

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SARANAC LAKE — Spouses of active-duty service members can receive scholarships to attend North Country Community College under a special U.S. Department of Defense program. The college received notification in December that it has been approved as a provider of the My Career Advancement ...

Dorsey St. lot closed Friday morning

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SARANAC LAKE — The village parking lot accessible off Dorsey Street will be closed Friday for snow and ice removal. Village Superintendent of Public Works Dustin Martin said the work crews should be finished by about 9 a.m. that day. All vehicles must be out of the parking lot by ...