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Stefanik, Castelli campaigns spar over Ray Brook

RAY BROOK — The Federal Correctional Institution at Ray Brook has become a touchpoint in the NY-21 congressional race between incumbent Republican Elise Stefanik and Democratic challenger Matt Castelli as the two candidates are locked in a debate over who “backs the blue” more, each ...

Power outage hits FCI Ray Brook

RAY BROOK — On Tuesday night, when National Grid switched power off for a planned outage for transmission line upgrades, the Federal Corrections Institution at Ray Brook went dark. The power was completely out from 7 p.m. on Tuesday night to 9 a.m. on Wednesday, according to Darrell ...

DEC Commissioner Seggos to take personal leave for Ukraine trip

State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos is taking time away from the DEC to provide humanitarian aid in Ukraine. Seggos announced his upcoming Ukraine trip on Twitter Monday. “We all must do our part to keep Ukrainians safe during this brutal war, and ...

Stec criticizes gun law after cancellation of reenactment

FORT EDWARD — Sen. Dan Stec, R-Queensbury, spoke alongside battle reenactors at the Rogers Island Visitors Center in Fort Edward on Wednesday, after this weekend’s reenactment was canceled in reaction to a new gun control law in the state. Stec said the process is an example of Gov. Kathy ...

Ski jumping World Cup returns to US for 1st time since 2004

Ski jumping's top circuit is returning to the United States for the first time in nearly two decades. The International Ski and Snowboard Federation men's ski jumping World Cup will be held in February in Lake Placid, New York. Ski jumping's last World Cup in the U.S. was in 2004 in Park ...

Loud in the library

SARANAC LAKE — Around 25 kids shouted, stomped and sang as they paraded throughout the Saranac Lake Free Library on Wednesday morning. They were loud, but that was OK. They were being led in songs about food and friendship by River Jack Z. This performance was paid for through a grant ...