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TUPPER LAKE — Dwight Stevenson was all set and ready to go to work one morning, but the drunk man passed out in the back of his Subaru still hadn’t gotten the sleep out of his eyes. “Excuse me,” Stevenson said to the stranger. “Can you please get out so I can go to work?” The ...

Salt awards in Lake Placid remind us: Winter is on way

LAKE PLACID — Fall has come to the North Country. A time of changing leaves and brisk weather, but it’s a short-lived season. Winter is on its way, which means snow and ice, and their contentious combatant — road salt. Warren County and the town of Hague have earned the Sustainable ...

Albany comes north, with news

State and local officials spent the day fishing, golfing and touring Lake Placid’s Olympic facilities yesterday as part of the first-ever I Love NY Adirondack Oktoberfest, an Adirondack Challenge-style event designed to promote tourism by giving state workers a day to do tourist activities ...

Tupper officials don’t want certain deputies

TUPPER LAKE — On behalf of a village board trustee, Tupper Lake’s police chief has requested that two Franklin County sheriff’s deputies not serve in this community, and the sheriff says he will try to comply. At a recent village board meeting, Trustee Ron LaScala had harsh words ...

State buying $1M in ads to lure athletes to Placid

WILMINGTON — The state will spend $1 million on digital advertising with the goal of attracting athletes to Lake Placid in the lead-up to the 2023 World University Games, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Friday. The state is aiming to bolster Lake Placid’s reputation as a world-class ...

Lake Placid beer will be served at governor’s mansion all year

WILMINGTON — Beer from the Lake Placid Pub & Brewery will be on tap at the Executive Mansion in Albany for the next year. The local brewery, home of the award-winning Lake Placid Ubu Ale, was named the Governor’s Best in Brew at an awards ceremony Friday. The ceremony, at the ...

New looks unveiled for overhauled 1980 Olympic venues

WILMINGTON — The state has unveiled new renderings of proposed and ongoing upgrades to Olympic sports facilities in Lake Placid. In a news release following the conclusion of the first-ever I Love NY Adirondack Oktoberfest Friday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office touted a funding ...

Former Wilmington Supervisor Randy Preston honored with Whiteface plaque

WILMINGTON — Randy Preston, a former Wilmington town supervisor, will be honored with a plaque at the summit of Whiteface Mountain. Preston died at the age of 60 in July after fighting for years against an aggressive brain tumor, glioblastoma. He was a staunch advocate for his small ...

Pat Barrett named to Lake Placid Hall of Fame

WILMINGTON — J. Patrick Barrett, the former chairman of the state Olympic Regional Development Authority’s Board of Directors and before that the statewide Republican party, has been named to the Lake Placid Hall of Fame. Barrett died at the age of 82 at his home in Lake Placid on ...

Gap Outlet closing?

LAKE PLACID — The future is questionable for Gap Outlet, a Main Street mainstay for more than 20 years. The three-floor, 10,000-square-foot building at 2457 Main St. is listed as being up for lease come February on the website of Merrill L. Thomas, a local real estate company. The ...

Meet 2 finalists for FEH-BOCES superintendent

MALONE — Two finalists will interview in a quest to be the next superintendent of the Franklin-Essex-Hamilton Board of Cooperative Educational Services, the district announced Friday. One is currently the superintendent of a rural school district in western New York. The other is a ...

Westport road closed next week

The state Department of Transportation announced Friday that state Route 9N in Westport will be closed this coming week, and U.S. Route 9 in Schroon Lake will be slowed for pavement work. Route 9N will be closed at the CP Rail bridge near the Essex County Fairgrounds, between Ledge Hill ...

Ortloff to be released from federal prison today

LAKE PLACID — Chris Ortloff, a former New York state Assemblyman who grew up in Lake Placid, is set to be released from federal prison today. Ortloff, 72, was sentenced to 12-and-a-half years in prison in 2010 after being arrested two years prior in a State Police sting operation that ...

Local writer turns personal suffering into a transformative experience

SARANAC LAKE — When Kelsey Francis gave birth to a baby girl nine years ago, she never knew her story would reach millions of readers. Her daughter June came into this world with ten little fingers and ten little toes, like many babies. Francis had been in labor for the better part of day, ...

ADK hires new executive director

After just about a year of searching, the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) announced Wednesday that it has hired a new executive director as longtime leader Neil Woodworth prepares for retirement. Michael Barrett, head of Missouri's public defender system, will lead the outdoors group, while ...

Stefanik calls for Schiff to step down

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik has signed a resolution to condemn and censure U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee she sits on, and has called for him to step down as the chair for his handling of a whistleblower report and actions during a HIC hearing about that ...

Boat stewards say they’re harassed constantly

Sexual harassment of stewards at boat inspection stations in the Adirondack Park is a persistent and frequent problem, said staff at the Adirondack Watershed Institute. Eric Paul, assistant director of the institute’s stewardship program, listed it as one of the challenges the program ...