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Adirondack Singers rehearse ahead of winter concert

The Adirondack Singers began their fall rehearsal schedule on Tuesday at the Adirondack Alliance Church on George Lapan Highway in Saranac Lake. Rehearsals will continue every Tuesday evening through Nov. 29. This group of community singers from the Tri-Lakes and beyond will be preparing ...

Union: Prison ‘dangerously understaffed’

RAY BROOK — For several months, corrections officers at the federal prison in Ray Brook have been leaving their government jobs for any other work because they feel overworked, underpaid, understaffed and unsafe, according to a union leader for staff at the prison. As the medium security ...

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 ...