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Plattsburgh International Airport operations unfazed by government shutdown

PLATTSBURGH — Screening Operations at Plattsburgh International Airport remain unaffected by the ongoing federal government shutdown. According to a news release from Airport Manager Chris Kreig, flights are still departing without issue, regardless of the shutdown, which began nearly four ...

Santanoni events only today

ALBANY — Due to the forecasted heavy snow on Sunday, and the below-zero temperatures and high winds on Monday, this weekend’s Camp Santanoni Winter Weekend event will be limited to today only, the state Department of Environmental Conservation announced on Friday. The event has been ...

Akwesasne Mohawk tribe eyes former GM parcel for heritage museum, library

MASSENA — A proposal by the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe to develop an Akwesasne Heritage Complex featuring a new library, museum and archive facility is being reviewed by the St. Lawrence County Legislature, which needs to provide written support for the project before it can move forward. The ...

Ice Palace underway

SARANAC LAKE — Construction on the Ice Palace formally began Thursday with the Ice Palace Worker volunteers cutting grid lines in the ice and sawing 200 to 300 blocks. “We’re cutting ice for the first day,” said Dean Baker, who runs the operation. “Yesterday they put down ...

8-18 inches of snow forecasted for this weekend

The National Weather Service put a winter storm warning in effect for the North Country and all of Vermont from 4 p.m Saturday to 4 p.m. Sunday. There is expected to be heavy snow with a total accumulation of 8 to 18 inches. Travel could be difficult to impossible during the storm, and ...

DEC warns of avalanche danger

The state Department of Environmental Conservation is warning skiers, snowboarders, snowshoers and backcountry users of an elevated risk of avalanche danger in the High Peaks due to current conditions and the likelihood of more snow this weekend. "Due to current snow depths and conditions, ...

Olive Street is a top priority this year

SARANAC LAKE — The village Department of Public Works announced its priorities for road work at the village board meeting Monday night, and “the major project for this year is Olive Street,” said DPW Superintendent Jeff Dora. “Plans are all done and complete.” This will ...

The public takes a look at DRI projects

SARANAC LAKE — At the Downtown Revitalization Initiative open house, visitors were most interested in the proposed projects for funding. “A lot of positive comments about the projects,” said village Community Development Director Jamie Konkoski. “Surprisingly, not a lot of process ...

Politicians need to start now, due to primary date change

Politicians who were only elected a year ago must decide — right now — whether they are running for office. And any new people who want to challenge the incumbents? They should be talking to their political party chair right now as well. There is a sudden rush because of this ...

Good Samaritan returns missing $8,000 to limo crash widow

GLOVERSVILLE (AP) — A good Samaritan who found $8,000 on the side of the road has returned it to a woman whose husband died in a stretch limousine crash in upstate New York. Terry Brubaker says she was driving through Gloversville Monday when she saw money floating through the ...

British music program at Tupper Lake Arts Center rescheduled

TUPPER LAKE — Due to the heavy snowfall forecast for the area Sunday, the "Oh, Those Brits! Contemporary English Music for Recorder, Piano, & Voice” program at the Tupper Lake Arts Center has been rescheduled. This concert will now take place on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m. at ...

Governor to sign law protecting transgender people’s civil rights

SARANAC LAKE — The Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act passed through both houses of the New York State Legislature Tuesday and is expected to be signed into law by the governor. The bill would make gender identity and gender expression a protected class in employment, housing and ...

ORDA reps, state senator tout $82.5M sports venue upgrade proposal

LAKE PLACID — State Olympic Regional Development Authority representatives and a state senator say a proposed investment of $82.5 million will go toward making Lake Placid a successful hub for sports competition and year-round casual tourism. They also said the cost of upgrading Olympic ...

Saranac Lake police report fewer arrests in 2018

SARANAC LAKE — Village police have reported a decrease in arrests in 2018 compared to the previous four years — making more than 900 arrests in that period with an average of 227 per year. if("undefined"==typeof ...

Two Lake Placid village trustees seek re-election

LAKE PLACID — Two positions on the village Board of Trustees are up for grabs in the March 19 general election. So far, only the incumbents have submitted petitions for candidacy. Jason Leon and Peter Holderied currently fill the two positions. Leon has already been put on the ballot as a ...

Gillibrand jumps into 2020 presidential race

NEW YORK (AP) -- Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand entered the growing field of 2020 Democratic presidential contenders Tuesday, telling television host Stephen Colbert that she's launching an exploratory committee. "It's an important first step, and it's one I am taking because I am going to run," ...

Cuomo: N.Y. must go 100% clean energy by 2040

ALBANY (AP) — New York would adopt the most aggressive clean energy goal of any state under a plan from Gov. Andrew Cuomo that calls for generating 100 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2040. Hitting the new target, which must be approved by state lawmakers, will require the ...

No APA meeting this month

RAY BROOK — The state Adirondack Park Agency will forgo its regularly scheduled meeting this month. The meeting had been slated to take place on Thursday and Friday this week at the agency headquarters in Ray Brook. The APA ended 2018 with a big agenda and pushed its final vote on ...

Mountainfest to take place this weekend

KEENE VALLEY — The Mountaineer gear store and Adirondack Rock and River in Keene Valley will host the 23rd annual Mountainfest this weekend, with presentations, gear sales and courses on ice and slide climbing, avalanche safety and snowshoeing. The events kick off Friday night with a ...

Study: North Country growth areas are tourism, manufacturing, agriculture

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack North Country Association released an economic analysis of the 14-county area it serves, showing that the top potential areas for growth in the region are tourism, manufacturing and agriculture. ANCA is a nonprofit group focused on building the economy in ...