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Hundreds of Sunmount staff remain unvaxed as deadline approaches

TUPPER LAKE — The employment of hundreds of Sunmount staff hangs in the balance as the deadline for them to comply with a federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate nears. State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities Communications Director Jennifer O’Sullivan said 63% of staff at ...

Whiteface, Van Ho open today

The Whiteface Mountain Ski Center in and Mt. Van Hoevenberg are expected to opening for the season today, the state Olympic Regional Development Authority announced Wednesday. Whiteface Mountain will open with more than two miles of terrain, spanning 30 acres, according to ORDA. Skiers will ...

Officials urge vaccination as COVID-19 cases climb

As COVID-19 case numbers remain high in the Tri-Lakes, public health officials continue to urge caution at holiday gatherings and encourage people to get vaccinated. Some local officials and regional hospital leaders are urgently pleading for people to get vaccinated to prevent hospitals from ...

Tupper Lake village board sets cannabis hearing date

TUPPER LAKE — The village board here has scheduled a public hearing on its plans to opt out of allowing cannabis sales before its annual village organizational meeting on Dec. 6 at 6:15 p.m. The board is planning to opt out of allowing cannabis dispensaries and on-site consumption ...

Stefanik denounces Build Back Better plan as ‘radical’

WASHINGTON — When the multi-trillion dollar Build Back Better Act passed the House Friday, Republican leaders including Rep. Elise Stefanik immediately criticized it as “radical.” In a joint release sent late Friday, Republican House Caucus Chairwoman Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, House ...