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Masks encouraged in New York, but no city or state mandate

NEW YORK — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio “strongly” urged even vaccinated people to start wearing masks indoors. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said unvaccinated transit employees in the metropolitan area would undergo weekly virus testing. But both Democrats on Monday resisted calls to impose ...

Empowering women through guns, club looks to add Plattsburgh chapter

PLATTSBURGH — Looking to empower women through weapons, The Well Armed Woman could be adding a chapter to Plattsburgh. Carrie Lightfoot, founder of The Well Armed Woman, said she created the group as a resource for women gun owners after she experienced an abusive and violent relationship ...

Updated trailhead offers southern access to High Peaks

NEWCOMB — The Adirondac Upper Works trailhead was busy Friday morning with hikers and campers embarking on and returning from trips into the High Peaks Wilderness as members of Open Space Institute showed off the new work they’ve put into the trailhead here. There’s a new, larger ...

Essex County reports 1 new COVID death

The Essex County Health Department reported one new death from COVID-19 on Friday. For the first time ever, the department also reported the total number of people who have gotten COVID-19 post-vaccination. The new death reported Friday was a person who was not a resident of Essex County ...

Healthy schools program coming to Saranac Lake, Tupper

SARANAC LAKE — The Heart Network has received a five-year grant from the state Department of Health to continue its Creating Healthy Schools & Communities (CHSC) program. The goal of CHSC is to increase access to healthy food and opportunities for physical activity. The new $1.5 ...