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Dragged out to brunch

SARANAC LAKE — The owners of the Belvedere restaurant hosted what may have been Saranac Lake’s first drag brunch ever on Sunday, bringing six drag queens and kings in for a sold-out show, which the Belvedere owners say is the first of more to come. Chrissie Wais, who owns the Belvedere ...

‘People need to hear me’

Emma Dalton, 16, is going into her junior year at Saranac Lake High School next month. Just like many of her classmates, Dalton is enjoying a summer free of schoolwork before she returns to school. Unlike her classmates, Dalton has Rett Syndrome. Impacting one in 10,000 girls, Rett ...

Keene Town Hall to reopen Monday

KEENE — The Keene Town Hall and court will reopen on Monday after a brief closure to remediate mold in the building. The town hall and town court, located in the same building at 10892 state Route 9N, temporarily closed in late July after town employees discovered that mold had settled in ...

McGreevy resigns from Wilmington council

WILMINGTON — Wilmington town Councilor Paula McGreevy resigned from the town board on Wednesday, later saying that she resigned because she felt her integrity was being questioned. Her resignation was effective immediately. Town Supervisor Roy Holzer said the board now has to choose someone ...

State Senate candidate heads to Franklin County fair

MALONE — A small business owner running to represent the North Country in the state Senate introduced herself to voters and heard what topics were on their minds Wednesday afternoon at the Franklin County Fairgrounds. Jean A. Lapper, of Queensbury, is running as the Democratic candidate for ...

Stefanik plans ‘no’ vote on Inflation Reduction Act

North Country Rep. Elise Stefanik says she will vote against the Inflation Reduction Act when the House takes a vote on the bill package today because she believes it will have the opposite effect on inflation as its name suggests. Stefanik, the Republican Conference chair, the third-most ...