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SL school district updates dress codes

SARANAC LAKE — Spaghetti straps, hats and halter tops are now allowed to a certain degree in the Saranac Lake Central School District. The school board made changes to the district’s dress code at Wednesday night’s meeting. In an email statement Thursday, school Superintendent ...

SL may lease office space to Waterfront Lodge managers

SARANAC LAKE — Skyward Hospitality, the company set to manage the Saranac Waterfront Lodge, is considering leasing space from the village at 3 Main St., the old village offices. The space is on the third floor, and is 2,457 square feet. Village Manager John Sweeney said Skyward ...

Saranac Waterfront Lodge could finish this year

SARANAC LAKE — After more than six-and-a-half years of planning and development under multiple owners and names, the Saranac Waterfront Lodge could be a finished product within the year. The hotel — formerly the Saranac Lake Waterfront Resort, and the Lake Flower Resort & Spa ...

New Olympic Jumping Complex gondola now open

LAKE PLACID — A new gondola is open for business in Lake Placid. The opening of the SkyRide gondola system at the Olympic Jumping Complex, one piece of an ongoing multi-million dollar update of the facility, was announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo Wednesday. The Olympic Jumping Complex is ...

Stefanik is named 1 of 6 chairs for Trump NY campaign

She defended President Donald Trump during his impeachment hearings in the House, and now U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik has been tapped to defend Trump’s reelection efforts in his home state of New York. Stefanik said she was honored to be selected as one of six New York campaign chairs, along ...

Ice Palace documentary has three screenings before Winter Carnival

SARANAC LAKE — “Ice Palace, A Love Letter” will have three screenings the week before the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival starts. The first will be held at Hex and Hop Brewing on state Route 3 in Bloomingdale Friday, Jan. 24 at 7:30 p.m. The other two will be held at the Downhill Grill ...

State withholds DMV data from police departments

ALBANY — State officials have blocked 59 police agencies from access to computerized motor vehicle data because they have yet to certify they will refrain from sharing the information with federal immigration enforcers. A spokeswoman for the state Division of Criminal Justice Services, ...

Quick reaction saves TL home from chimney fire

TUPPER LAKE — A watchful neighbor and quick action from the Tupper Lake Volunteer Fire Department saved a house on Little Wolf Road from a chimney fire Tuesday night. Chief Royce Cole said the two occupants — and their dog — of 92 Little Wolf Road were in their home when a neighbor ...

Body of man in Saranac River found by police

PLATTSBURGH — State Police have found the body of the man who jumped into the Saranac River Tuesday, according to Plattsburgh City Police Chief Levi Ritter. He said that the State Police team had found the body at approximately 6 p.m. during a last-minute check of an area they had ...

46 peaks in one icy trek

WILMINGTON — Mike Jaworski and Nick Glasser sat on a tailgate drinking champagne and eating prosciutto. They had 46 reasons to celebrate. Thirty minutes earlier, they had wearily hoofed it off the Esther Mountain trailhead. A few hours before that, they had become 46ers on the summits of ...

Stefanik picked as one of Trump’s NY campaign chairs

She defended President Donald Trump during his impeachment hearings in the House, and now U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik has been tapped to defend Trump’s reelection efforts in his home state of New York. Stefanik said she was honored to be elected as one of six New York campaign chairs, along ...

Placid merchants worry about downtown project

LAKE PLACID — In a change from last week, Mayor Craig Randall says community input on the village’s Main Street overhaul will be welcome at a public meeting later this month. The meeting has been tentatively set for the evening of Monday, Jan. 27 at the Conference Center. A specific ...

Saranac Lake Winter Carnival brings back contest for biggest icicle

SARANAC LAKE — After a recent warm spell, temperatures are set to decrease, and icicles are likely to increase — especially on houses with insufficient insulation. This doesn’t have to be all bad, though. A particularly big icicle on your eave could win you a prize. A new sponsor ...

‘Amigos’ buy WIRY, keep AM radio signal alive in Plattsburgh

PLATTSBURGH — It’s a done deal. Local AM radio station WIRY 1340 was sold to its News Director and General Manager Dave Andrews, Clinton County Sheriff David Favro, Joey Trombley of Kavanaugh Realty, and Clinton County Legislator and Chairman Mark Henry (R-Area 3, Chazy). The group ...

Mother, daughter lost and found on hike in Corinth

CORINTH — A mother and teenage daughter got lost on a hike and were found and escorted out by a state forest ranger and three Saratoga County sheriff’s deputies Sunday. At 1:15 p.m., Saratoga County 911 transferred a call to DEC’s Ray Brook Dispatch reporting two lost hikers on Spruce ...

Debate gets frothy over proposed beer tax hike

LAKE PLACID — A state assemblyman wrote a bill that proposes more than doubling the tax on beer to help fund public higher education. However, the leader of the state’s brewers’ association sees it as an attack on their way of life. Harvey Epstein, D-Brooklyn, represents the 74th ...

Many locals felt 3.3-magnitude quake

Did you feel that? An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.3 on the Richter scale sent a few shock waves throughout the North Country Monday morning. The earthquake hit at 5:37 a.m., and the epicenter was just across the U.S.-Canadian border about 8 miles south of Ormstown, Quebec, ...

Lake Placid housing study results will be unveiled Jan. 22

LAKE PLACID — The results are in, but they haven’t yet been revealed. The findings of a housing study commissioned by the Lake Placid-North Elba Community Development Commission’s Joint Community Housing Committee, or JCHC, will be unveiled at two meetings on Wednesday, Jan. 22. ...

New Lake George attractions struggle

In a summer town full of tourists, it is surprisingly hard to make certain tourist attractions work. The region used to be full of small, family-owned outdoor entertainment, from Waterslide World to Frontier Town. But in recent years, those land-based attractions have faded. ...