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Stefanik challenges chair in first open impeachment hearing

North Country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik took an active role in the process as the first open hearing of the House Intelligence Committee’s impeachment inquiry started Wednesday morning. Moments after the first two witnesses were sworn in, Stefanik, a member of the committee, asked ...

Duane actually got the foot of snow that was forecast

Between 6 inches and one foot of snow was predicted to fall on northern New York Monday night, and for the most part, snowfall in the Tri-Lakes came in below or toward the lower end of that estimate. Lake Placid got 6.5 inches of snow overnight, according to the National Weather Service ...

Stefanik defends King against Omar’s ‘Good riddance’

On Monday U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik responded to news that fellow New York Republican Congressman Peter King will not run for reelection in 2020, defending his reputation as a Muslim Congress member condemned his legislative history as Islamaphobic. Soon after King announced he was ...

Water break temporarily closes Bloomingdale Avenue

SARANAC LAKE — The village Department of Public Works closed down Bloomingdale Avenue from Margaret Street to Pine Street Tuesday while it works on fixing a busted water main. Village Manager John Sweeney said the broken pipe was reported around 10 a.m., and crews worked on it all ...

North Elba town board adopts 2020 budget

LAKE PLACID — North Elba lawmakers adopted the town’s 2020 budget as proposed Tuesday night. The budget will meet the state’s tax cap, according to town Supervisor Roby Politi, as the town’s budgets have since the tax cap was implemented in 2012. The town’s cap is 2%, and that’s ...

Stec, other Republicans push bill to repeal Democrats’ bail reform

State Assemblyman Dan Stec joined Republican colleagues Tuesday in sponsoring a bill to repeal new bail reform measures that otherwise will take effect on Jan. 1, 2020. The changes, which the Democratic-controlled state Legislature passed earlier this year, would remove cash bail for ...

Police seek 18-year-old missing from Chateaugay

CHATEAUGAY — State Police announced Tuesday that they are looking for an 18-year-old who was last seen Sunday afternoon. John R. Sexton is a senior at Chateaugay Central School, where he failed to show up for classes Tuesday, police said in a press release. They said he was last seen ...

Cold follows early snowstorm over much of eastern US

BUFFALO — Snow and cold records fell as an Arctic airmass that started in Siberia spilled over a big chunk of the eastern half of the U.S., including the normally mild South, on Tuesday. The mid-autumn taste of winter brought record single-digit temperatures to Chicago and environs; ...

Water main break cuts off Bloomingdale Avenue

SARANAC LAKE — The village Department of Public Works closed down Bloomingdale Avenue from Margaret Street to Pine Street Tuesday while it works on fixing a busted water main. Village Manager John Sweeney said the broken pipe was reported around 10 a.m., and crews worked on it all ...

Stefanik defends Rep. King against Rep. Omar’s ‘Good riddance’

On Monday U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik responded to news that fellow New York Republican Congressman Peter King will not run for reelection in 2020, defending his reputation as a Muslim Congress member condemned his legislative history as Islamaphobic. Soon after King announced he was retiring ...

Hearing on North Elba town budget is tonight

LAKE PLACID — The town of North Elba’s preliminary 2020 budget, if adopted, would come below the state tax cap. General fund expenses would increase by $124,855, from $3,244,564 this year to $3,369,419 next year, according to a budget summary provided by the town. A copy of the full ...

As snow piles in, schools delay classes

Between 6 inches and a foot of snow is predicted to fall on northern New York and much of Vermont between 1 p.m. Monday and 1 p.m. Tuesday, and the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning. Local schools delayed the start of classes Tuesday morning. Saranac Lake and Lake ...

Committee asks: What will Lake Placid’s future hold?

LAKE PLACID — A local committee is looking for input on the area’s housing crunch, plus what locals want their community to look like in the future. The North Elba-Lake Placid Development Commission’s Joint Community Housing Committee, or JCHC, is hosting an informal open house at ...

Police seek 18-year-old missing from Chateaugay

CHATEAUGAY — State Police announced Tuesday that they are looking for an 18-year-old who was last seen Sunday afternoon. John R. Sexton is a senior at Chateaugay Central School, where he failed to show up for classes Tuesday, police said in a press release. They said he was last seen ...

‘We’ll be them one day’

TUPPER LAKE — Not all veterans are able to make it to the ceremonies commemorating their service on Veterans Day, so at Mercy Living Center, the community brings Veterans Day to them. Seventeen veterans live at the nursing home, representing four branches of the military and many years ...

95-year-old veteran talks about choosing to serve in WWII

SARANAC LAKE — During the Veterans Day ceremony Monday at the Harrietstown Town Hall, Army Col. James Pierson pointed out that there have been 42 million veterans since the American Revolution, many of whom chose to serve. He compared making that choice to Robert Frost’s poem “The Road ...

Lake Placid vets honored with flags

LAKE PLACID — Plummeting temps and a steady sprinkling of snow didn’t deter residents from showing up in support of local veterans on Monday. Bundled up in winter coats, hats and gloves, members of the local Cub Scouts Pack 8110 led a procession of firefighters, students, veterans and ...

Broadway manhole dislodged by plow

SARANAC LAKE — A manhole cover on Broadway was dislodged by a plow Monday night, but this isn’t the first time it’s happened. Nathan Hough, a Saranac Lake Department of Public Works employee who was driving the plow, said this happens every year because the manhole, which is owned ...

Up to a foot of snow expected by Tuesday afternoon

Between 6 inches and a foot of snow is predicted to fall on northern New York and much of Vermont between 1 p.m. today and 1 p.m. Tuesday, and the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning. "Travel could be very difficult," the NWS warning said. "The Tuesday morning commute ...