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Health care professionals discuss loss of services regionally

PLATTSBURGH — In recent years, health care services in the North Country have dwindled. Local health care professionals say it’s only getting worse. “When I started in the emergency room,” Chris Swiesz, a nurse at The University of Vermont Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians ...

Heating assistance application period opens in Franklin County Nov. 1

MALONE — Franklin County Department of Social Services Commissioner Michele Mulverhill announced this week that the county will begin taking applications for the regular Heating Energy Assistance Program for the 2023-24 season on Nov. 1. Those in receipt of temporary assistance on Sept. 9 ...

Local Freedom Story Project surpasses 100-story milestone

LAKE PLACID — The Freedom Story Project, an endeavor of John Brown Lives! and OurStoryBridge Inc., recently achieved the milestone of collecting 100 stories from storytellers across the nation. Launched in 2022, Freedom Story Project collects and broadcasts 3- to 5-minute audio stories and ...

A vision set in stone

SARANAC LAKE — The third of three new public art pieces along the shore of Lake Flower was installed Thursday morning. The as-yet-unnamed sculpture installation, created by Jay artist Matthew Horner, consists of three large rocks with cut-out “voids” in their centers, representing the ...

52nd annual Lake Placid Classic set for Saturday

LAKE PLACID — Organizers of the 52nd annual Lake Placid Classic half marathon and 10K are hoping for a record number of participants on Saturday, Oct. 7 as they continue to rebuild after the coronavirus pandemic. Race director Rick Preston said Tuesday that 505 people had signed up for ...