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Assembly District 115: State parties fuel big spending by candidates

State Republican and Democratic party leaders are pumping tens of thousands of dollars into the race for the 115th Assembly District seat held now by Janet Duprey.As of this morning, Democrat Billy Jones and Republican Kevin Mulverhill have received a combined $491,663 in contributions, most of ...

Reasons for closed door rail-trail meetings

RAY BROOK - A stakeholder group says it wants the public to see its consensus rails-to-trails decisions and not be distracted by its members' disagreements along the way.That's one reason why it's reinforcing its decision to keep its meetings closed to the public and press, according to notes ...

Springsteen’s drummer buys land on Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID - The drummer for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band broke an Adirondack price record as he bought a building lot on Lake Placid where the sellers were forced to tear down an unpermitted boathouse last year.The Grimditch family, doing business as Happy Hill LLC, sold the vacant ...

Adirondack Youth Climate Summit Thursday, Friday at Wild Center

TUPPER LAKE - Called one of the best educational events in the region, the eighth Adirondack Youth Climate Summit is right around the corner Thursday and Friday at The Wild Center.More than 25,000 students are represented by the 250 participants from 30 high schools, colleges and universities ...

5K Run/Trot Auction for Charity Nov. 24 at Bitters and Bones

SARANAC LAKE - The 5K Run/Trot Auction for Charity will be held at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 24 at Bitters and Bones, 65 Broadway.All the funds raised will benefit the Interfaith Food Pantry and the Saranac Lake Student Needs Fund.For more information and to register, visit adkturkeytrot.org.

End of the line?

SARANAC LAKE - A handful of men stood in the cold along the railroad tracks outside Union Depot Wednesday morning. Some took pictures and some shed tears as "Rosie," an Adirondack Scenic Railroad engine, slowly pulled out of the station, potentially for the last time ever, bound for its ...

Notes give view into private rail trail meetings

RAY BROOK - If a rail trail between Lake Placid and Tupper Lake is completed as it's now being planned, it may look similar to a plan previously put forward by Adirondack Recreational Trail Advocates.State Department of Environmental Conservation officials were hesitant about using resources ...

Candidates offer various views on the economy

The 21st Congressional District race has become synonymous with three letters: TPP.Democratic candidate William "Mike" Derrick has used TPP, the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement among 12 Pacific Rim nations, as a primary point of attack against U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro, ...

Weatherization program seeks applications

ELIZABETHTOWN - The Adirondack Community Action Program Inc. Weatherization Assistance Program of Essex County is seeking applicants for the 2016-17 program year.The program provides free services to income-eligible families and individuals by reducing their heating-cooling cost and improving ...

New sponsor, 2 new sports for Empire State Winter Games

CANTON (AP) - The Empire State Winter Games has landed a sponsor, and organizers are adding two new sports for the upcoming competition in February.Community Bank will be the title sponsor for 2017. Company president and CEO Mark Tryniski made the announcement on Wednesday.The 37th edition of ...

Bigger crowd, more input at second rail trail meeting

SARANAC LAKE - A second open meeting held by a village trustee drew more than a dozen people, and created a lot of suggestions for how this village should handle the proposed rail trail.Village Trustee Rich Shapiro, who is also the village representative to the stakeholder group coming up with ...

Study finds AuSable Valley teacher pay highest in area

AuSable Valley was the highest-paying of 22 school districts in northeastern New York last school year, according to a survey of state data.Buffalo Business First, an online business journal, ranked 431 school districts from across the 48 counties of upstate New York as of June, based on the ...

ORDA postpones Tuesday’s board meeting to December

ORDA announced Tuesday it has postponed its Board of Directors meeting, which was scheduled to take place at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Lake Placid Olympic Training Center. ORDA Director of Communications Jon Lundin said the meeting was postponed due to a couple of board members falling ill.The ...

Adirondack Job Fair Friday

LAKE PLACID - About 30 area businesses will look to hire people to fill a wide variety of positions this week at the Adirondack Job Fair.This fall's Adirondack Job Fair will be held Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Conference Center at Lake Placid.State, corporate and small businesses alike will ...

Stefanik, Derrick support missile site at Fort Drum

Watertown Daily TimesWATERTOWN - One of the most significant challenges facing the U.S. military, says U.S. Rep. Elise M. Stefanik, is the uncertain future of the nation's defense budget.Stefanik, a Republican from Willsboro who is running for re-election to New York's 21st Congressional ...

Whiteface Mountain looks to open Nov. 25

WILMINGTON - The expected opening of Whiteface Mountain Ski Center's 22 miles of trails is still a month away, but some people have already skied down it unofficially.With up to 6 inches of fresh snow, several people hiked up the mountain Sunday to telemark ski down its trails, and others ...

Mount Pisgah ski rates may increase

SARANAC LAKE - Rates for day and season passes at Mount Pisgah Ski Center are expected to increase this winter.The only question is how much.During Monday's Saranac Lake village board meeting, Mayor Clyde Rabideau raised concerns with the amount of the proposed increases for the 2016-17 ...