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Update coming on Tupper Lake Crossroads Hotel

TUPPER LAKE — Developers of the Tupper Lake Crossroads Hotel planned at the corner of Park and Mill streets (state routes 3 and 30) will hold a public informational meeting at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 23 at the Tupper Lake Adult Center to update the community on the status of the hotel and ...

Replica fire truck is back on the Bloomingdale roads

BLOOMINGDALE — After months of work under the hood, a false start or two and a winter carnival parade, Raymond Amell finally got the Bloomingdale Volunteer Fire Department’s 1941 Ford model 21YC replica fire truck up and running and on the road Monday evening. The recent graduate from ...

Criminalizing crowing

SARANAC LAKE — The rooster’s crow was faintly heard at the intersection of Leona Street and Olive Street by this reporter. It was easily heard outside 33 Leona St., but soon it may not heard at all. “What I would like to talk about is how incredibly difficult it is when you live next ...

Public hearing set on Essex County coroner regulations

ELIZABETHTOWN — A new version of a proposed law governing how coroners operate in Essex County is headed for a public hearing later this month. This latest version of the law mirrors the original regulations proposed in February, barring a few minor changes. If the law passes, a number ...

Hikers at Cascade trailhead involved in collision

NORTH ELBA — Two cars collided on state Route 73 last week as visiting hikers were attempting to park at the Cascade Mountain trailhead. The collision happened shortly before 8:20 a.m. Monday, July 1. State Police said the driver of a 2014 Subaru Outback, 39-year-old Eric Toal of Hazlet, ...

Garden Club hosts presentation about plastics July 16

LAKE PLACID — Today’s world produces hundreds of millions of tons of plastic every year, most of which cannot be recycled. The Adirondack Garden Club and Garden Club of Lake Placid invite the public to hear more about this giant emerging issue of our time during a presentation and ...

Frances L. Carpenter Foundation is accepting applications for 2019-20

The Frances L. Carpenter Foundation is accepting applications for 2019-20. Applicants for financial assistance (grant money) must reside or operate in Franklin, Essex or Clinton counties, and must be elderly persons in need or worthy persons in case of sickness and distress. The Frances ...

Tourism fireworks

This year’s Independence Day and the subsequent weekend saw an uptick in visitors in the Tri-Lakes area, according to many local businesses. - Saranac Lake - Bustling down Main Street and Broadway this past weekend were clumps of tourists scanning the shops and eateries in the ...

State previews rail-trail plan, takes comments

SARANAC LAKE — As the state departments of Transportation and Environmental Conservation get ready to release a plan for the Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor, the DEC has purchased several parcels of land in Saranac Lake. The DEC and DOT are expected to release a unit management plan ...

APA board to consider Lussis’ waterfront restaurant conversion

RAY BROOK — A project to convert a Lake Placid boathouse-turned-restaurant into waterfront lodging is one of several private permit requests the state Adirondack Park Agency board will consider at its regular monthly meeting Thursday at APA headquarters in Ray Brook. The meeting begins at ...

NY forest ranger will help with Alaska wildfires

The state Department of Environmental Conservation announced that one of its forest rangers will go to Alaska to help with wildfire operations there. The DEC did not name the individual ranger or say what his or her normal patrol area is. “The ranger will support firefighting efforts ...

Lake Ontario water levels start to decline

Lake Ontario water levels that have caused widespread flooding and shoreline damage are finally on the decline, albeit only by a couple of inches. The elevation of the lake, which typically correlates with the elevation of the upper St. Lawrence River in the Thousand Islands, dropped ...

Bobby Beetcut plays P-2’s Friday

TUPPER LAKE — On Friday, P-2’s Irish Pub will present live music by Bobby Beetcut, Bongo and Mingo Lodge. Doors open at 9 p.m. P-2’s is located at 31 Main St. (state Route 3) in the Faust, or Junction neighborhood of Tupper Lake. Beetcut is a peace-educating “family roots ...

Think globally, power locally

WALKILL — Eat locally. Shop locally. Generate locally? Some electricity customers in New York’s Hudson Valley support hydropower harnessed from running water close to home. The idea is similar to farm-to-table, except for electricity instead of food: green-minded customers ...

Hydro plants serve neighbors around New York state

WALKILL — Eat locally. Shop locally. Generate locally? Some electricity customers in New York’s Hudson Valley support hydropower harnessed from running water close to home. The idea is similar to farm-to-table, except for electricity instead of food: green-minded customers ...

Community within a community

SARANAC LAKE — In two weeks, it will be the third anniversary for the Saranac Lake SkatePark, a haven for those on one board and four wheels. The SkatePark was proposed 23 years ago when skaters attended local government meetings, demanding for a place to skate legally, according to ...

Tupper Lake’s Little League field opens

TUPPER LAKE — The Tupper Lake Little League field at Flanders Park saw its opening pitch Saturday at 10 a.m., marking the end of a long-awaited sports project and the beginning of Tupper Lake hosting Little League games, championships and tournaments for teams around the North ...

Frontcountry stewards offer a point of contact in Keene

KEENE VALLEY — A new effort to educate hikers along the busy state Route 73 corridor kicked off this weekend, and one frontcountry steward said they’re providing a much-needed point of contact for hikers facing a number of changes. Earlier this year, the state Department of ...