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Firefighters save apartment building

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department quickly extinguished flames spouting from the window of an apartment house at the corner of Park Avenue and Baker Street just before 5 p.m. Monday. The blaze threatened the neighboring house a few yards away, but firefighters ...

Local legislators dissect State of the State

Local state legislators’ reactions to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address Monday were uniform across the Senate and Assembly, as well as party lines. Assemblymen Billy Jones, D-Plattsburgh, and Matt Simpson, R-Horicon, said they felt the governor’s speech Monday lacked in ...

Stefanik sticks with Trump, rebuffs calls for her resignation

Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, said she will not resign her post and will continue to support President Donald Trump, after receiving criticism from a number of officials and organizations for her decision to object to certain state’s electoral votes last week. Last week, Stefanik ...

Quebec starts nightly curfew for pandemic

QUEBEC CITY — A curfew meant to curb a surge in coronavirus infections took effect across Quebec on Saturday evening. The measure is needed to prevent gatherings that have fueled the rampant spread of the virus, Premier Francois Legault said in announcing the rules earlier in the week. ...

Petrova students return to class today

SARANAC LAKE — Students in the Petrova building return to class in person today, after being switched to remote learning for just one day. Saranac Lake Central School District Superintendent Diane Fox announced the news Monday evening in a robocall to parents. On Sunday, Fox had ...

NY opens ways for elderly and more to get vaccines

WATERTOWN — New York state opened up its Phase 1B rollout of COVID-19 vaccines Monday, giving a larger number of people a chance to schedule appointments to receive their first dose. At about 8 a.m., the state opened up a portal for any individual to complete a form to determine ...

Artists Guild will hold juried show online

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Artists Guild announces its 23rd annual juried competition, to be held from April 1 through 30. Due to the pandemic, the show will be online only. The submission deadline is March 9. Artists may enter up to three works at www.OnlineJuriedShows.com. The ...

Firefighters save Saranac Lake apartment house

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department quickly extinguished flames spouting from the window of an apartment house at the corner of Park Avenue and Baker Street around dusk Monday. The blaze threatened the neighboring house a few yards away, but firefighters prevented it ...

Pisgah primed for skiing, snowboarding

SARANAC LAKE — The snow machines were blasting away on Mount Pisgah Sunday and as soon as the snow hit the ground on the White Stag Trail, skiers and snowboarders carved through it, enjoying the sunny day, the fifth day the ski area has been open this year. Ski hill manager Andy Testo ...

Stefanik sticks with Trump, rebuffs calls for her resignation

Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, said she will not resign her post and will continue to support President Donald Trump, after receiving criticism from a number of officials and organizations for her decision to object to certain state’s electoral votes last week. Last week, ...

Petrova students go remote after daycare worker tests positive

SARANAC LAKE — Students attending kindergarten through sixth-grade at Petrova Elementary School will be learning remotely today, after a child-care worker at a YMCA daycare hosted inside the school building tested positive for COVID-19 Friday. District Superintendent Diane Fox announced ...

Franklin County maintains COVID-19 numbers in mid-100s

Franklin County saw a consistent rise in COVID-19 cases over the weekend, as well as a consistent exodus of positive individuals recovering from the virus. The county’s health department reported 25 new cases Saturday and 22 on Sunday, bringing the current total number of positive cases ...

Artist, student make Tupper stained-glass map

MALONE — After a nine-year hiatus from creating their stained-glass maps and a delay in production brought on by the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, the Foothills ARTSociety has finished its third portrait depicting one of Franklin County’s three largest villages. The newest ...

An artful life in Saranac Lake

SARANAC LAKE - “Ken Wiley Retrospective” featured at the Adirondack Artists Guild online an in-person. The retired award-winning educator’s show features 12 paintings including “Light Script,” “Sturbridge Village Kitchen” and “Frozen February.” Wiley celebrates his ...

Fair directors cautiously optimistic for 2021 Franklin County Fair

MALONE — After last year’s Franklin County Fair was canceled, fair directors expressed cautious optimism that the 2021 edition of the historic North Country fair will be able to be held in August 2021. President Greg Patterson of the Franklin County Agricultural Society Board of ...

GOP plans resolutions to strip Cuomo’s expanded power

ALBANY — Senate Republicans will introduce a resolution every day starting next week to curb Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s expanded authority granted last March because of the coronavirus pandemic, lawmakers said, before detailing their priorities for the 2021-22 legislative session. Democrats ...

Police find ways to shield disciplinary records

In the Syracuse suburb of Manlius, police transparency carries a hefty price tag. In June, the Manlius Police Department received an open-records request from MuckRock, a nonprofit news site. The request sought documents detailing any allegations of misconduct against current or former ...