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Saranac Lake board votes to censure Shapiro

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Village Board voted to censure Trustee Rich Shapiro on Monday, citing “persistent disruptive conduct” which the board found “embarrassing and deeply concerning,” and specifically referencing a verbal altercation Shapiro had with a village resident at a ...

Village sets up new ‘Help Desk’ task force

SARANAC LAKE — The village of Saranac Lake has created and appointed members to a Help Desk Task Force, which has the goal of acting as a liaison between the village board and residents with comments, concerns and requests. Mayor Jimmy Williams said he was “excited” about this new ...

Singapore man rescued after three nights in Dix Pond swamp

A man from Singapore who went missing for three nights in the Dix Pond swamp last week told forest rangers with the state Department of Environmental Conservation — who found him last Wednesday — that he might not have lived through a fourth night in the swamp. Forest rangers Andrew ...

Saranac Lake police chief IDs man shot by officer

SARANAC LAKE — Saranac Lake Village Police Chief Darin Perrotte on Thursday identified the man who stabbed a person and was fatally shot by an SLPD officer on Wednesday as Joshua De'Miguel Kavota, 33, of Saranac Lake. Perrotte also identified Aaron Sharlow as the SLPD officer who shot ...

Community String Orchestra performs today

Music is often viewed as something that brings people together. That’s true for the Community String Orchestra of the Adirondacks, or the CSOA. Music — and what the CSOA’s founder, Esther Rogers Baker, saw as a need for a place for young people to be able to come together to play ...

Sparks wins GOP primary for District 6 legislator seat

TUPPER LAKE — Nedd Sparks will be on the Republican Party line in the Nov. 8 election for the Franklin County District 6 legislator seat after getting more votes than incumbent Legislator Paul Maroun in a primary election on Tuesday. Unofficial election results show Sparks got 65.26% of ...