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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. ...

Leaves are starting to change, and peepers are coming

Leaf peeper season is here. The state released its first Fall Foliage Report of the year this week: Roughly 10% of fall foliage throughout the Adirondacks is expected to change by this weekend. Local watchers in Saranac Lake are predicting that people will see “touches of red leaves ...

APA opens public comment period on Sentinel Range Wilderness plan

RAY BROOK — The state Adirondack Park Agency board on Friday unanimously approved a public comment period for the Sentinel Range Wilderness Area outside of Lake Placid, but there was some debate over the review process. The state Department of Environmental Conservation recently ...

APA approves campsite guidance, with changes

RAY BROOK — On Friday, the state Adirondack Park Agency approved a guidance document that will help determine how primitive campsites in backcountry locations should be designed, monitored and managed. The guidance — created by the state Department of Environmental Conservation — is ...

Rail trail plan filed with Park Agency

RAY BROOK — Adirondack Park Agency staff said Friday that a state plan for a rail trail between Lake Placid and Tupper Lake could come before the board next month. APA staff said they have received a draft unit management plan for the Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor, and said it was ...

Town council candidate has many questions for board

TUPPER LAKE — A candidate running for a town council seat in the November election aired out a long list of his questions, complaints and grievances at a town board meeting Thursday night. Daniel “Boonie” Carmichael spoke during the public comment portion of the meeting, asking ...

Ti man pleads guilty to murder

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Ticonderoga man who shot and killed a friend in December pleaded guilty to a murder charge late Thursday, and the two men who assisted him in getting rid of the victim’s body pleaded guilty to felony charges as well. Michael E. LaRock, 39, pleaded guilty to ...

More Asian clam sites found in Lake George

The annual effort to determine whether invasive Asian clams have spread in Lake George led to the discovery of three new sites with clams earlier this month, bringing the total number of infested areas to 27. The small clams, which can cause water quality problems, were found at Fort Ann ...

Small game seasons to start

RAY BROOK — The state Department of Environmental Conservation has announced that numerous small game hunting seasons will begin on Oct. 1. Turkey, rabbit, hare and pheasant hunting all begin in the Northern Zone, which includes the North Country, on Tuesday, Oct. 1. Squirrel season ...

Blues at Timbuctoo moved indoors due to weather forecast

LAKE PLACID — The location of today’s Blues at Timbuctoo music festival has been moved due to weather concern. The event is being moved from the John Brown Farm State Historic Site, which is outdoors, to to an indoor venue nearby, the recently rebuilt base lodge at the nearby Olympic ...

102 Club invites public to dinner

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack 102 Club invites the public to its fifth annual dinner Thursday, Sept. 19 at the Hotel Saranac. This “club” is a loosely organized group of those who have been following the book of well-known Adirondack author Marty Podskoch, “Adirondack 102 Club.” ...

Congress advances $25M grant bill

A bill that provides $25 million for a commission that supports economic development projects in northern New England and New York is a step closer to approval. Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, said the panel on Friday advanced ...

Top bobsledder Kaillie Humphries wants to race for US instead of Canada

Kaillie Humphries, a two-time Olympic bobsled gold medalist for Canada and one of the top drivers in her sport's history, is planning to race for the U.S. this coming season and beyond — including at the 2022 Beijing Olympics. Humphries has been seeking her release from Canada for ...

Capital for the capital?

SARANAC LAKE — Village Mayor Clyde Rabideau jumped up on a bench at the corner of Church Street and Bloomingdale Avenue in the heart of what he calls the “Capital of the Adirondacks.” Shouting over the roar of trucks, he excitedly told the nearly 20 people he was leading on a tour of ...

Lake Colby School requires repairs, may be sold regardless

SARANAC LAKE — The abating of the roof of the Lake Colby School building has been pushed back to next year by the Saranac Lake School District Board of Education, which is now debating whether to repair the building or sell it as is. At a school board meeting Wednesday, Saranac Lake School ...

Police: Medical episode may have preceded fatal crash

PAUL SMITHS — More information has come to light about a fatal crash Tuesday evening. Some information was available Wednesday, from the coroner and fire departments, but a State Police press release Thursday morning filled in details, such as the man’s hometown and age, and that a ...

Stefanik weighs in on Taliban talks, Bolton

PLATTSBURGH — Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, was a senior in high school on 9/11. “That was a very formative moment at that age, particularly at the precipice of adulthood,” she told the Press-Republican in a phone conversation Wednesday. “That was one of the ...