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Local districts keep mask rules while mandate moves through courts

While Gov. Kathy Hochul’s mask mandate was being hashed out in the courts, Tuesday was a hectic day for some school districts around the state as the mandate hung in limbo. Some New York school districts made masks optional immediately on Tuesday, after the initial ruling Monday evening, ...

Williams nominated at GOP caucus

SARANAC LAKE — Saranac Lake mayoral candidate Jimmy Williams secured the Republican party line on the March 15 ballot at the Republican caucus Monday night. He was the only candidate seeking that party line. Williams said he was honored that Republican voters nominated him and that he’d ...

Lake Placid inches closer to March election on cannabis

LAKE PLACID — The village board of trustees last week passed two resolutions to place the village’s cannabis laws on a special election ballot. The election will take place on March 15, and these cannabis laws will be the only thing on the ballot. Recreational marijuana was legalized ...

Stec, Jones sponsor land exchange for Debar Pond Lodge

DUANE — A pair of North Country elected officials announced Monday they are sponsoring a land exchange constitutional amendment to help save Debar Pond Lodge. The proposed amendment, sponsored by state Sen. Dan Stec, R-Queensbury, would allow a land exchange within the Adirondack Park ...

Winter Carnival royalty dinner returns

SARANAC LAKE — This year’s grand marshal reception and royalty dinner returns Tuesday, Feb. 8 at the Saranac Waterfront Lodge. The grand marshal reception will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. and is a free event to welcome the 2022 Winter Carnival Grand Marshal and Royalty. Snacks will be ...

Judge temporarily restores New York’s mask mandate

An appeals judge restored New York’s mask mandate Tuesday, a day after a judge in a lower court ruled that Gov. Kathy Hochul’s administration lacked the constitutional authority to order people to wear face coverings during the COVID-19 pandemic. After hearing brief arguments, Appellate ...