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Moose on the loose in Plattsburgh, later captured (and safe)

PLATTSBURGH — A moose on the loose in the city of Plattsburgh Wednesday was later safely captured by environmental conservation officers at approximately 6 p.m. after falling into the swimming pool of Hollie Mercurio on Concord Avenue. Mercurio was sitting on her front porch when a ...

Stocks surge again after relief bill passed; indexes up 6%

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks marched higher for a third straight day Thursday as a massive coronavirus relief bill moved closer to passing Congress and Wall Street took some historically bad unemployment figures in stride. The S&P 500 rose 6.2%, bringing its three-day rally to 17.6%. The ...

COVID-19 case confirmed at Ray Brook federal prison

RAY BROOK — A staff member at the federal prison in Ray Brook has contracted COVID-19. The case at FCI Ray Brook was confirmed by the Federal Bureau of Prisons on Thursday. It's unclear where the staffer was tested for the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, and what county the ...

Counties: Don’t come here

Essex and Franklin County officials are asking visitors to stay home and not travel here. These rural counties largely rely on tourism revenue and have many second homes and vacation rental units. The directive comes as local officials try to encourage social distancing and ...

Hospital volunteers lend an ‘eager ear’

SARANAC LAKE — In a hospital, if you break a bone, you see an orthopedist. If shrimp suddenly starts giving you hives, you see an allergist. If you suffer from a heart condition, you see a cardiologist. There are all these special practices and professionals to help with any type of ...

As Franklin County confirms 1st case of COVID-19, Essex confirms 5th

SARANAC LAKE — The first case of COVID-19 in Franklin County has been confirmed. The person has been under quarantine since this past Saturday, March 21, according to the county’s Emergency Operations Center. He or she — the county did not specify — is now in isolation quarantine ...