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Governor says North Country can start limited reopening this weekend

WATERTOWN — Gov. Andrew Cuomo, speaking at Jefferson Community College Wednesday morning, said the North Country has met all the parameters to reopen some businesses starting Friday. The last of seven criteria the region need to meet was 30 per 1,000 residents tested for COVID-19 each ...

North Elba Recycling Center reopens, two days a week

LAKE PLACID — The town of North Elba’s Recycling Center at the transfer station reopened Tuesday after being closed for almost two months. A reduction in staff, however, means that the center will only be open two days a week — Tuesday and Saturday — until Gov. Andrew Cuomo gives ...

Placid brewery wins gold

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Pub & Brewery recently clinched a gold medal in a statewide craft beer competition. The brewery’s Salted Caramel Waffle Ale beat out 65 competitors in the Fruit and Spice Beer category of the 2020 New York State Craft Beer Competition. The contest was ...

Saranac Laker chosen to manage Lake Kora great camp

RAQUETTE LAKE — Lake Kora, a 122-year-old Adirondack great camp, has announced Cameron Karger of Saranac Lake as the new resident manager. Lake Kora is situated on 1,000 private acres and a 500-acre private namesake lake south of Raquette Lake. It offers 12 guest rooms in seven separate ...

Data: Virus-weary Americans slowly returning to the road

OAK PARK, Illinois (AP) — Americans are slowly getting back on the road after hunkering down due to the coronavirus, though the volume of traffic is still well below what it was before many states issued stay-at-home orders. Drivers in the U.S. have been more active in the past week than ...

Broadway shutdown extended until at least Labor Day

NEW YORK (AP) — The shutdown on Broadway has been extended again — until at least early September. Although an exact date for performances to resume has yet to be determined, Broadway producers are now offering refunds and exchanges for tickets purchased for shows through Sept. ...

Workshop co-sponsors Nurses Week celebration at Adirondack Health

LAKE PLACID — Workshop, a marketing company based in Lake Placid, co-sponsored a Nurses Week celebration at Adirondack Health workers. Nurses Week, which ran from May 6 to 12, recognizes nurses throughout the country for their hard work. Workshop donated baked goods and fruit cups from ...

State lets 3 regions start reopening Saturday

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced that the state is authorizing the Finger Lakes, Southern Tier and Mohawk Valley regions to begin the process of reopening its economies, starting Saturday. The North Country could be among the next economic development regions to reopen. It meets six ...

Cuomo: 3 upstate regions can reopen Saturday — not North Country

NEW YORK — Several regions of upstate New York that have shown progress in taming the coronavirus outbreak are ready to gradually restart economic activity by the end of the week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday. Meanwhile, New York City’s death toll from the coronavirus may be thousands ...

Career centers close as funds cut

The OneWorkSource centers in Clinton, Essex, Franklin and Hamilton counties have shut down and furloughed staff, making things a little harder for the unemployed even as their ranks swell due to the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, the coronavirus crisis has driven ...

Elected officials give Stefanik feedback in work sessions

PLATTSBURGH — The need for increased testing capacity, broadband coverage and cell service, direct aid and tourism numbered among the topics discussed in virtual working group meetings hosted by Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, with leaders from all counties in New York’s 21st ...

Career centers close as unemployment surges

The OneWorkSource centers in Clinton, Essex, Franklin and Hamilton counties have shut down and furloughed staff, making things a little harder for the unemployed even as their ranks swell due to the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, the coronavirus crisis has driven ...

Franklin County mandates masks

MALONE — The Franklin County Legislature on Thursday approved a mandate that will require the use of face masks in any public situation in which social distancing is not possible. The measure reflects orders already issued by Gov. Andrew Cuomo but adds a local emphasis — and the ...

Frontier Airlines will drop open-seat fee that drew attacks

Frontier Airlines is dropping plans to charge passengers extra to sit next to an empty middle seat after congressional Democrats accused the airline of trying to profit from fear over the new coronavirus. “We recognize the concerns raised that we are profiting from safety and this was ...

Survey: Most new COVID-19 patients in NY not working, older

NEW YORK (AP) — The great majority of people being newly hospitalized with the coronavirus in New York are either retired or unemployed and were avoiding public transit, according to a new state survey, the first such look at people still getting seriously ill despite six weeks of severe ...

APA to hold public hearing on former Cell Science Center

LAKE PLACID — The state Adirondack Park Agency will hold a teleconference public hearing Friday, May 15 for a map amendment request by the town of North Elba that would make it easier for a private developer to build a mix of new housing options at the former W. Alton Jones Cell Science ...

Local hospitals get more federal aid

SARANAC LAKE — Local hospitals collectively received more than $14 million on Wednesday in the latest round of federal aid through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act. Adirondack Health, which operates the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake and other ...

Stefanik cosponsors act to aid chambers of commerce

SCHUYLERVILLE — U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, is cosponsoring the Local Chamber, Tourism, and 501(c)(6) Protection Act, which is bipartisan legislation to expand the Paycheck Protection Program to include local chambers, tourism marketing organizations, and other 501(c)(6)s ...

Cuomo: Consider human cost in economic reopenings

ALBANY — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo argued that officials who are reopening economies need to be upfront about the human costs. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said he is adding staff to the city’s deluged 311 helpline, and police prepared for nightly subway closures. Coronavirus ...