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Skiers pedal to raise money to reduce injuries

LAKE PLACID — On Saturday, the New York Ski Education Foundation and Northwood School raised more $4,000 in a fundraiser called Stop the Bleed Spin-a-Thon, during the Adirondack Rollerski Series in the parking lot of the Olympic Ski Jumping Complex. Junior athletes, coaches and some ...

Police start school, too

TUPPER LAKE — When students in this district went back to school Sept. 5, they were greeted by two new school employees, Tupper Lake Police Department officers with badges and guns who have been hired as school resource officers to increase building safety. Sgt. Geoffrey Carmichael and ...

Trailheads will get a holiday brake

For the third year in a row, the state Department of Environmental Conservation has announced that it will take measures to increase safety during the busy Columbus Day weekend — including reducing the highway speed limit near some hiking trailheads. The DEC, along with the state ...

County keeps pushing to tax, register short-term rentals

LAKE PLACID — There are more than 700 short-term vacation rentals here. They surround Mirror Lake. They rise above, lie below and surround storefronts along the Main Street and Saranac Avenue business districts. They’re scattered throughout traditionally residential neighborhoods around ...

Road to Boreas opened

NORTH HUDSON — After about a year of construction, Gulf Brook Road — which provides access to the interior of the Boreas Ponds Tract — is now open to the public. And a wide variety of users are taking advantage of it. The state bought the Boreas Ponds Tract from the Nature ...

Little: More cell towers needed in Adirondacks

State Sen. Betty Little believes that more cell towers are needed in the Adirondacks if gaps in coverage are going to be addressed. Little, R-Queensbury, said it may be time to change regulations — for example, the state Adirondack Park Agency’s policy that the height of the cellular ...

Former Rep. Sweeney lobbies for Kremlin-controlled bank

Former U.S. Rep. John Sweeney has signed a $750,000 contract with a Kremlin-controlled investment bank to lobby against any new sanctions being imposed by the United States. Sweeney has filed paperwork with the Justice Department to represent the Vnesheconombank, or VEB, according to an ...

Schroon church fire cause determined as rebuilding planned

SCHROON — The fire that destroyed Schroon Community Church last winter has been linked to an electrical problem, a determination that was finalized as church leaders move forward with a plan to rebuild the Main Street institution starting early next year. The plan is to break ground in ...

200-plus expected at AHI summit

LAKE PLACID — More than 200 health care professionals and other stakeholders will explore relevant and timely regional population health issues at Adirondack Health Institute’s 11th annual Leadership Summit. The summit will be held from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., Thursday at the Lake ...

Retailers scramble as NY moves to ban flavored e-cigarettes

NEW YORK — Vape shops in New York are scrambling to respond to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to prohibit the sale of flavored vaping products — a ban poised to take effect Tuesday. Cuomo, a Democrat, proposed the ban on Sunday . The emergency regulation will take effect immediately if ...

State will reduce speed limits near some trailheads Columbus Day weekend

For the third year in a row, the state Department of Environmental Conservation has announced that it will take measures to increase safety during the busy Columbus Day weekend — including reducing the highway speed limit near some hiking trailheads. The DEC, along with the state ...

Court upholds Cross State Air Pollution Rule

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia upheld the Cross State Air Pollution Rule, which regulates states’ pollution emissions to keep them from harming downwind states. The decision also came with a requirement of the Environmental Protection Agency to set a ...

Woman found dead at AuSable Chasm

A woman was found dead in AuSable Chasm Sunday morning, according to State Police. On Sunday morning, after reports that the woman was missing, State Police were allowed on the AuSable Chasm premises by staff. Police later found the woman dead, according to a case report read by Sgt. ...

New York moves to ban flavored e-cigarettes

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pushing to enact a statewide ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes amid growing health concerns connected to vaping, especially among young people. The Democrat announced Sunday that the state health commissioner would be making a ...

NY is 1st state to give schools ‘red flag’ power on guns

ALBANY — Schools across New York began the academic year with a new tool intended to prevent student suicides and violence: the ability to ask a court to remove a troubled person’s access to firearms. About a third of U.S. states have so-called “red flag” laws, which allow courts ...

State officials will talk in Raquette Lake about Climate Leadership law

RAQUETTE LAKE — Two state officials will visit this hamlet in Hamilton County on Friday, Sept. 20 to talk about the state’s new Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, a bill passed by the Legislature in June, designed to address and mitigate climate change impacts. The ...

Police arrest person who allegedly posted ‘Saranac’ threat

PLATTSBURGH — A person is in police custody regarding a threatening social media post, according to State Police. According to a State Police press release, the State Police, the Plattsburgh City Police Department and SUNY Plattsburgh Police Department were alerted to a social media post ...

Police investigate as woman is found dead at AuSable Chasm

A woman was found dead in AuSable Chasm Sunday morning, according to State Police. On Sunday morning, after reports that the woman was missing, State Police were allowed on the AuSable Chasm premises by staff. Police later found the woman dead, according to a case report read by Sgt. ...