×

Coronavirus

Franklin County seeks public health volunteers

MALONE — Franklin County Public Health is looking for volunteers who can consistently dedicate at least a half a day of time, most days of the week, to be called in as needed both for contact tracing and, in the future, to assist with vaccine distribution. While you do not have to be a ...

With tourists few, New York City gift shops struggle but don’t lose ♥

NEW YORK — In souvenir shops from Times Square to the World Trade Center, shelves full of T-shirts and trinkets still ♥ New York. But the proprietors wonder when their customers will, again. The coronavirus pandemic has taken a voracious bite out of a slice of New York life as ...

Millions stick to travel plans despite warnings

About 1 million Americans a day packed airports and planes over the weekend even as coronavirus deaths surged across the U.S. and public health experts begged people to stay home and avoid big Thanksgiving gatherings. And the crowds are only expected to grow. Next Sunday is likely to be the ...

Will Rogers lifts quarantine after 4 days

SARANAC LAKE — The quarantine at the Saranac Village at Will Rogers elder residence — brought on last week after the spouses of two different employees tested positive — ended at noon Sunday after those employees tested negative in a second round of COVID-19 test results. Residents ...

Franklin County has 4th COVID death

Franklin County increased its COVID-19 toll to four as a man died of the pandemic disease Friday at Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone. Alice Hyde spokesperson Phillip Rau confirmed Sunday that the death took place at the Malone hospital, which is part of the University of Vermont ...

North Country deer processors ‘full tilt’ in hunting boom

LOWVILLE — Whether it be more free time or weariness of the novel coronavirus, North Country meat processors are busier than they normally are at this point in the year, resulting in at least one having to turn deer away for one day only because their coolers were full. In September, ...

SUNY students get final COVID test before going home for Thanksgiving

ALBANY — The trip home from college for Thanksgiving is proving to be like no other. Thousands of State University of New York students received their last SUNY-mandated coronavirus test Friday as they prepared to return home until the spring semester. The state’s 64-campus higher ...

Hundreds of bodies remain in Brooklyn disaster morgue

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of bodies are still stored in freezer trucks at a disaster morgue set up during New York City’s coronavirus surge in the spring, according to the city’s Office of Chief Medical Examiner. Many of the 650 bodies at the disaster morgue on the Brooklyn waterfront ...

Franklin County reports 4th COVID death

Franklin County increased its COVID-19 toll to four as a man died of the pandemic disease Friday at Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone. Alice Hyde spokesperson Phillip Rau confirmed Sunday that the death took place at the Malone hospital, which is part of the University of Vermont Health ...

ORDA eyes post-Thanksgiving Whiteface opening

The state Olympic Regional Development Authority is eyeing a Whiteface Ski Center opening the day after Thanksgiving. ORDA CEO Michael Pratt briefed members of the authority’s Board of Directors on Friday about when the Wilmington slopes are expected to open and how the authority ...

Saranac Lake school board debates COVID closure

SARANAC LAKE — Several parents told the Saranac Lake school board at a meeting Wednesday that they were not happy with the district’s plan to move to remote, at-home learning until Jan. 4, sparking a lengthy and at times heated discussion about how and why the decision was ...

Franklin County has 3rd COVID death

A third resident of Franklin County has died after contracting COVID-19. The person, whose death was reported Friday morning, was a resident of the Alice Center nursing home in Malone who’d tested positive for COVID-19 and was discharged to Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone, spokesman ...

Another month, at least, of closure to Canada

The U.S.-Canada border will stay closed for a ninth straight month, until at least Dec. 21, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and acting U.S. Department of Homeland Security chief Chad Wolf announced Friday. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the border has been closed to ...

Lake Placid bank shifts to drive-thru, appointment-only service

LAKE PLACID — This village’s Adirondack Bank location will shift to drive-thru and appointment-only lobby service starting Monday. The company announced its decision on Friday “for the well-being of its employees and customers, and to help reduce the risk of transmission of the ...

Cuomo to receive International Emmy for virus briefings

ALBANY — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is set to soon receive an International Emmy award for his once-daily televised briefings on the coronavirus pandemic that killed tens of thousands of New Yorkers this spring. The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, whose members ...

NYC restaurants fear devastation as new restrictions loom

NEW YORK (AP) — Renewing restrictions on indoor dining in New York City amid surging coronavirus infections could deal a crippling financial blow to restaurants and their workers and should come with financial support, an industry group said Friday. The NYC Hospitality Alliance made the ...

Former US Sen. D’Amato in hospital with coronavirus

NEW YORK (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Alfonse D’Amato has been hospitalized with COVID-19. The New York Post reported Friday that the New York Republican was being treated at a Long Island hospital. “I’m weak but I feel good,” the 83-year-old told the newspaper in a phone ...

Franklin County reports 3rd COVID-19 death

A third resident of Franklin County has died after contracting COVID-19. The person, whose death was reported Friday morning, was a resident of the Alice Center nursing home in Malone who’d tested positive for COVID-19 and was discharged to Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone, spokesman ...