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Campground ambassadors sought

ALBANY — State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the opening of the 2020 application period for the Campground Ambassador program Monday. As part of the state’s Adventure NY initiative to connect more New Yorkers with the outdoors, campground ...

Bobsled and skeleton events need workers

LAKE PLACID — The state Olympic Regional Development Authority has picked up a second bobsled-skeleton World Cup event this year, and a lot of volunteers are still needed to staff it. Lake Placid typically hosts one bobsled-skeleton World Cup event, while the second is hosted by Park ...

Cummings confirmed North Elba councilor-elect

LAKE PLACID — The Essex County Board of Elections has certified the general election results. It’s official: Richard “Dick” Cummings has secured a seat on the North Elba Town Council. With a total of 145 absentee ballots sent to North Elba voters, it was unclear on Election Night if ...

Coolidge wins Jay council seat

Independent candidate Adam Coolidge has secured a seat on the Jay Town Council. The Essex County Board of Elections certified the Nov. 5 general election results on Tuesday. With 50 absentee ballots sent out to Jay voters, it was unclear following Election Day if independent Coolidge, who ...

State awards Tri-Lakes more than $650K in grants

The Tri-Lakes region has been awarded more than $650,000 in state grants for community-level projects, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday. Those projects include building improvements at BluSeed Studios, the expansion of the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation and Historic Saranac ...

‘Impeach’ sign back on Tuesday after being shut down on Monday

GLENS FALLS — The truck with the electronic sign calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump was back in the city on Tuesday, the day after a code official had the operator turn off the sign. On Monday, the sign was parked in front The Post-Star office in the morning until city ...

State audit discovers local government debt declining

ALBANY — If New Yorkers had to pay off the debt owed by local governments across the state, the tab would come to $3,916 per person. That is one of the findings auditors for state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli came up with in reviewing the indebtedness of governments running counties, cities, ...

Hudson Headwaters get $1 million grant to create mobile health-care system

Hudson Headwaters Health Network didn’t just win a grant this week — it won every cent available in the grant funds. The health-care agency was awarded $1 million, over three years, from the Charles R. Wood Foundation. It will use it to begin creating a new primary care delivery system, ...

Sunday fire displaces Jay family of five

JAY— A family of five lost their home to a fire Sunday afternoon. Fire departments from Jay, Upper Jay, AuSable, Wilmington and Keene Valley were dispatched to 37 Howard Heights Lane just after 4 p.m. “The inside had heavy smoke and heat, and there was smoke coming from the eaves and ...

Big Brother on the Northway?

New surveillance cameras have popped up along the Northway in recent months, but who operates them and why they are there are apparently secrets. At least three cameras were installed on the highway in Queensbury over the past couple of weeks, on the southbound side near the Sherman Avenue ...

Essex County budget below the cap

Essex County’s proposed 2020 budget comes below the state tax cap. The tentative $107.6 million spending plan includes a property tax levy of 2.17%, from $23 million to $23.5 million. That increase falls below the adjusted tax cap set for the county of 2.59%. The county plans to use ...

Mayor and development board chair comment on Fox Run subdivision

SARANAC LAKE — In May, village Mayor Clyde Rabideau received permission from the village Development Board to subdivide on a lot on Fox Run Road for the purpose of building two single-family homes. Many folks in that neighborhood took issue with his developments. Three months later, ...

Take it to the bank: Stefanik sufferage coin act passed

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik celebrated the passage of an act she authored which authorizes the minting of coins commemorating women’s suffrage and the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment on Monday, after it was signed into law by President Donald Trump. “I am honored that President ...

Stefanik makes Time magazine’s influential people list

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, made the list of Time magazine’s “Next 100 Most Influential People.” Former House Speaker Paul Ryan wrote up the blurb. Stefanik worked as director of debate for Ryan during his 2012 vice presidential bid. He said she has stood out for her ...

Sprucing up fir the holidays

SARANAC LAKE — The village Department of Public Works’ winter duties includes more than just plowing the roads. They are also tasked with planting small Christmas trees in pots and distributing the holiday decorations around town. On Monday Nathan Hough, Jay Bradish and David Sofield ...

City makes ‘Impeach Trump’ mobile sign vehicle move for lack of permit

GLENS FALLS — A truck carrying an electronic sign with a message from MoveOn and Need to Impeach, asking U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, to vote to impeach President Donald Trump, was parked outside The Post-Star on Monday morning, until a city official told it to move because the ...

It’s holiday shopping, Adirondack style

SARANAC LAKE — When the doors to the Dewey Mountain Recreation Center lodge swung open at 9 a.m. Saturday, around 50 cross-country ski shoppers swarmed in, rushing over to racks of skis and tables of boots to find the best deals before they were gone. This was holiday shopping, ...

River Pigs visit reminds us it will be spring, someday

TUPPER LAKE — Atlanta Braves outfielder Matt Joyce stood ankle deep in snow along the third-base line of the future River Pigs field next to his high school baseball teammate and friend Eddie Gonzalez, president of the Empire League which is bringing the River Pigs to Tupper Lake next ...

Step inside Tupper Lake’s new substance abuse recovery center

TUPPER LAKE — According to Krista Piasecki, the program director at the recently opened outreach and recovery center, the hardest step for anyone starting on the path of recovery from alcohol and substance abuse is the first step — someone recognizing that they need help. The second ...