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From horses to hops

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SARANAC LAKE — The long-vacant horse stables on the Trudeau Sanatorium property are finding new use, as a secondary brewing location for Hex and Hop Brewing in Bloomingdale, filling another building on the historic property with a new business. Ethan Mikesell, owner of Hex and Hop, said ...

Two ORDA staff test positive

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Two state Olympic Regional Development Authority staff have tested positive for COVID-19. The staff members are now in isolation, and contact tracing has occurred, according to ORDA spokeswoman Elise Ruocco. ORDA did not say where these staff members work — whether at one of its winter ...

Alice Hyde hospital ends year $1.4M in red

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Malone’s Alice Hyde Medical Center is ending this fiscal year $1.4 million in the red. That deficit could’ve been nearly $12 million had the hospital not received $10 million in federal aid earlier this year through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the ...

Experts: Virus numbers could be erratic after Thanksgiving

Coronavirus

MILWAUKEE — The coronavirus testing numbers that have guided much of the nation’s response to the pandemic are likely to be erratic over the next week or so, experts said Friday, as fewer people get tested during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend and testing sites observe shorter ...

Cuomo: COVID-19 cases, deaths rising in western NY

Coronavirus

BUFFALO (AP) — Coronavirus cases continued climbing Friday in New York and hospitalizations rose even as the state recorded a record high in testing for COVID-19. Western New York’s positivity rate spiked to a seven-day average of 6.28%, outpacing other parts of the state, according to ...

US colleges mull new virus protocols for students’ return

Coronavirus

COLCHESTER, Vt. — St. Michael’s College managed to keep coronavirus cases at bay for almost two months this fall with students tested upon arrival and once every three weeks. But in mid-October, cases at the small Vermont school started to climb. The outbreak was linked to an ice ...

Homeward Bound announces raffle winners

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SARANAC LAKE — The winning tickets have been drawn in Homeward Bound Adirondacks’ Veterans Day Fundraising Raffle. The drawing took place on Saturday, Nov. 14 in the office of Malone village Mayor Andrea Dumas with a minimal number of observers attending. The chance to win one or more ...

CDC panel meets Tuesday to vote on COVID-19 vaccine priority

Coronavirus

ATLANTA (AP) — A panel of U.S. advisers will meet Tuesday to vote on how scarce, initial supplies of a COVID-19 vaccine will be given out once one has been approved. Experts have proposed giving the vaccine to health workers first. High priority also may be given to workers in essential ...

NWHL bubble will be here

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LAKE PLACID — The National Women’s Hockey League on Wednesday announced a plan to present the entire upcoming season and 2021 Isobel Cup playoffs at the 1980 Rink-Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid, between Jan. 23 and Feb. 5. The goal of the two-week NWHL bubble season is to play in a ...

Time will tell Thanksgiving’s COVID-19 impact

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Local health officials say the impact of Thanksgiving gatherings on COVID-19 spread will start to be seen in about a week. The incubation period for the virus ranges between two to 14 days, and most people start experiencing symptoms around five days after an exposure, according to Essex ...

Franklin County sees 6th death as numbers rise

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The number of new cases of COVID-19 across Franklin and Essex counties continued to rise before the Thanksgiving holiday. A sixth Franklin County resident died this week after contracting COVID-19, the county reported Wednesday. All six of those deaths happened this month. Since ...

Rangers find illegal camp in southwest Adirondacks

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Forest rangers with the state Department of Environmental Conservation found two hunters illegally camping and clearing trees in a protected wilderness area they had flown into by floatplane earlier this month in the southwest Adirondacks. Rangers discovered an illegal camp at a remote pond ...

Gillibrand wants task force on vaccine distribution

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PLATTSBURGH — In light of recent news surrounding COVID-19 vaccine development, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., is pushing Congressional leadership to include funds to help stand up a public health workforce in the next round of federal relief funding. During a Zoom call with ...

Whiteface Lodge hosts another food giveaway Thursday

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LAKE PLACID — The Whiteface Lodge and Urgo Hotels are again partnering with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to bring fresh dairy, produce, meat and dried good foods to households in the Lake Placid area. On Thursday, Dec. 3, pre-packaged boxes of food will be distributed to the ...

Hunting, trapping photo-essay contests

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Hunters and trappers in New York are being asked to add two more tools to their backwoods arsenal through the rest of this year — a camera and pen. With these they can participate in the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s “Why I Hunt” and “Why I Trap” photo essay ...