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New president named for Elizabethtown hospital

ELIZABETHTOWN — The University of Vermont Health Network’s Elizabethtown Community Hospital announced Thursday the appointment of its new president, Bob Ortmyer. He will formally begin his role on July 12. Ortmyer has been with WellSpan Health System in York, Pennsylvania, for 30 ...

John Brown birthday events this weekend

LAKE PLACID — Abolitionist John Brown was born on May 9, 1800, and every May for the last 21 years, John Brown Lives! has organized programs and events about progressive social movements of the past. This year will be no different, beginning with a virtual panel discussion this ...

Schumer urges Canada, US to work together to reopen border

MASSENA — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer urged the United States and Canadian governments to work together to reopen the border as quickly and safely as possible during a stop Wednesday afternoon at the Massena International Airport. Canada and the United States have most ...

Volcano aid on its way

SARANAC LAKE — For three weeks Anna Barker collected donations of essential supplies in the Saranac Lake area to send down to her home island of St. Vincent, where a volcanic eruption last month displaced tens of thousands from their homes. On Sunday night she took the five-hour drive to ...

Boil water order continues in Jay, Upper Jay

UPPER JAY — More relief came to residents in the Jay and Upper Jay water districts Tuesday afternoon when a tanker full of potable water arrived at the Upper Jay Volunteer Fire Department on Valley Road. Those who get their well water from the districts have been under a boil water order ...

Stefanik poised for chair of Republican conference

Rep. Elise Stefanik is on the path to move up in Washington after securing key endorsements in a bid to take over as chair of the House Republican Conference, the number-three spot in House Republican leadership. Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, was endorsed for the position by former President ...