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NY-21 GOP leaders back Stefanik’s role in impeachment inquiry

The GOP chairpersons of every county in New York’s 21st Congressional District on Monday issued a letter of support for U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, and her role in questioning people testifying in the House impeachment inquiry. “We are proud that the American public ...

14-point buck shot in Massena area

Adam White said his hands would have been shaking a little more had he known the deer he was aiming at was a 14-point buck. White was sitting in a deer blind last Tuesday afternoon in the Massena area. It was windy, which makes it easier for mature bucks to scent nearby humans. But ...

Arrest after fatal hit-and-run in southern Adirondacks

NORTHAMPTON (AP) — Authorities have made an arrest in Pennsylvania related to a fatal hit-and-run in the southern Adirondacks. New York state troopers say 44-year-old Derrick Carlisle of Northville was located at about 9:30 p.m. Sunday in Point Township, Pennsylvania. Police there have ...

Man sentenced to probation in accidental shooting death

BALLSTON SPA (AP) — An upstate New York man who accidentally shot his wife to death while cleaning his gun has been sentenced to probation. Eric Rosenbrock, of Corinth, was sentenced to five years on probation Monday in Saratoga County Court. The 35-year-old Rosenbrock pleaded guilty ...

Nation’s eyes on #NY21 as impeachment inquiry draws attention

The president of the United States declared North Country Rep. Elise Stefanik as “A new Republican Star” Sunday morning, Star Wars and Star Trek stars urged fans to donate to Tedra Cobb, Stefanik’s Democratic opponent in the 2020 election, and both candidates saw their Twitter follower ...

Cobb rockets to $1 million in donations; Stefanik raises funds as well

After a whirlwind weekend of donations flowing into Tedra Cobb’s Congressional campaign, the Democratic challenger to U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik’s New York 21st Congressional district seat raised $1 million in three days, according to her campaign. Stefanik has also seen a lot of ...

Malina hired as new LP Sinfonietta conductor

LAKE PLACID — While his high school friends may have been listening to contemporary bands such as U2, the Cure and the Police, Stuart Malina listened to Beethoven sonatas. “I was that nerdy kid in high school, and to this day I know very little about popular music that my friends ...

Transgender Day of Remembrance honors those lost to violence, suicide

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack North Country Gender Alliance hosted memorial services for the Transgender Day of Remembrance at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church for the fourth year in a row Sunday. “It’s a day for the trans community, by the trans community to remember those viciously and ...

Meeting on Lake Placid housing set for tomorrow

LAKE PLACID — An informal meeting on housing issues in Lake Placid and the desired future of this community is slated for tomorrow. The North Elba-Lake Placid Development Commission’s Joint Community Housing Committee, or JCHC, is hosting the event — designed to glean input from ...

Misdemeanors related to Saige Borden death are dismissed from village court

LAKE PLACID — A court case related to the death of Saige Borden on Lake Placid was recently dismissed from village court. In December 2017, Camilla Varoli was charged with three misdemeanor counts of unlawfully dealing with a child for allegedly providing alcohol to minors while at her ...

Schumer, Gillibrand to FEMA: speed up storm recovery process

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand recently urged the Federal Emergency Management Agency to expediently complete Preliminary Damage Assessments for both Public Assistance and Individual Assistance in 18 counties across Upstate New York — which ...

Clearing the air over GAIN Act

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand opposes the Growing American Innovation Now Act, a bill that would loosen air pollution regulations for coal plants. Supporters of this bill say it will allow power companies to better protect the environment, as companies are currently “disincentivized” ...

Stefanik, Schiff continue to spar at impeachment inquiry hearings

PLATTSBURGH — The first time Rep. Devin Nunes tried to yield his time for questioning former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch to North Country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik Friday, House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff blocked the move. That is because it would have ...

No butts about it

New York raised the age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21 earlier this week. Local governments, health and education officials and some retailers support the new legislation. The state Gov. Andrew Cuomo said this change was partly motivated by the uptick in underage kids ...

Keene community forum on hiker parking issue scheduled for Wednesday

KEENE VALLEY — The town of Keene is hosting a community forum on hiker parking Wednesday night. The meeting, set for 7 p.m. at the Keene Valley firehouse, will focus on the current state of hiker parking and planning for the next hiking season. Town Supervisor Joe Pete Wilson Jr. said he ...

Cobb claims campaign donations of over $100K

Democratic Congressional candidate Tedra Cobb of Canton took to social media Friday evening to tout donations to her campaign in excess of $100,000 in the hours following the second hearing in the House impeachment inquiry. Her opponent, Rep. Elise Stefanik of Schuylerville, received ...

APA board gets look at new rail-trail plans

RAY BROOK — The state Adirondack Park Agency board on Thursday heard a presentation on a new plan connecting trains with trails, from Remsen to Lake Placid. Last December the APA changed the State Land Master Plan’s definition of a “travel corridor” to more clearly allow for the ...

ROOST commissions wide-ranging survey on community issues

LAKE PLACID — The Regional Office for Sustainable Tourism has commissioned a community assessment survey on a variety of issues impacting Lake Placid, and the greater High Peaks region, including housing, internet and cellphone connectivity, economic development and workforce turnover. ...

Owens shares thoughts on impeachment inquiry

PLATTSBURGH — Congresswoman Elise Stefanik’s predecessor, Bill Owens, is disappointed in Republicans’ approach to the impeachment inquiry. “In a sense it’s pretty obvious that most Republicans have made up their mind already and they’re not really searching for the truth,” ...