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ROOST releases ‘Politely Adirondack’ posters

LAKE PLACID — As some North Country businesses in New York begin to reopen their doors today, some of those doors may be adorned with new Adirondack-themed posters asking people to keep 6 feet apart from each other, wear face masks and wash their hands with soap and water. The posters ...

Here’s what can reopen in Phase 1

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Monday announced more details of the state’s plan to reopen the economy after giving several regions the green light to begin their reopening process after the New York State on PAUSE executive order expires on Friday. On Wednesday, the governor said the North Country ...

Testing available for many

COVID-19 testing is now available for workers deemed essential by New York state, those with symptoms, those whose return to work hinges upon a negative result, those ordered by their doctor or a county health department to get tested, prison inmates and corrections officers, nursing home ...

Local courthouses reopen May 20

Courthouses in 30 counties will reopen within the next week. The reopenings in the seven North Country counties of Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence will come on Wednesday, May 20. Other counties — including Broome, Chemung, Chenago, Delaware, ...

Substation malfunction cuts power temporarily in Saranac Lake

SARANAC LAKE — About 950 National Grid customers in southwestern Saranac Lake lost electricity for about two hours and 20 minutes Thursday morning. The outage began around 6 a.m. and was caused by an equipment malfunction at the Lake Colby substation, according to company spokesperson ...

New York’s new license plate hasn’t hit the road yet. Here’s why.

ALBANY — By April, New York’s new license plate design was supposed to be available to drivers registering vehicles across the state. That was the plan, at least, when Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration held an online vote to determine the design late last summer. But the new ...

Health officials urge caution in reopening

As the state and national conversation turns toward the gradual reopening of the economy, local health officials urge residents to continue taking safety precautions to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus and avoid a second wave of infections. On Wednesday, the same day Gov. Andrew ...

Lake Placid Horse Shows canceled this year

LAKE PLACID — A string of 50 years in a row has come to an end. On Thursday morning, the board of the Lake Placid Horse Show Association unanimously voted to cancel the two-week-long equestrian events that had been scheduled to take place at the North Elba Show Grounds from June 23 to ...

North Country cleared for Phase 1 reopening Friday

The North Country is preparing to “un-pause” after Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that the region has cleared all the hurdles to reopening businesses amid the coronavirus pandemic and that certain businesses can begin opening Friday. Cuomo’s New York State on PAUSE order, which ...

Testing surge played a key role in reopening

A recent surge in COVID-19 testing made it possible for the North Country to start the first phase of reopening its economy on Friday. In the last two weeks, the total number of processed COVID-19 tests from Franklin and Essex counties skyrocketed as testing materials became more ...

Substation malfunction cuts power temporarily in Saranac Lake

SARANAC LAKE — About 950 National Grid customers in southwestern Saranac Lake lost electricity for about two hours and 20 minutes Thursday morning. The outage began around 6 a.m. and was caused by an equipment malfunction at the Lake Colby substation, according to company spokesperson ...

Here’s what can reopen in Phase 1

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Monday announced more details of the state’s plan to reopen the economy after giving several regions the green light to begin their reopening process after the New York State on PAUSE executive order expires on Friday. On Wednesday, the governor said the North Country ...

Tupper town may become broadband provider

TUPPER LAKE — The town is considering applying for a broadband grant to expand fiber optic cable for high-speed internet to businesses and residents in the town’s business districts, making the town an internet provider. Town Councilor John Quinn said it is not common for a town to ...

AARP sponsors tele-town hall featuring Stefanik, county health leaders

PLATTSBURGH — North Country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, took questions from AARP members during a tele-town hall Tuesday morning, and the focus was largely in nursing homes. Jefferson County Office for the Aging Director Chris Ingersoll and Essex County Director of ...

Rangers help rescue driver from creek, sick camper

Multiple agencies rescued a man and his vehicle from a fast-moving creek, and forest rangers with the state Department of Environmental Conservation rescued a sick man from a campsite on Forked Lake last week in the Adirondacks. --- Swift-water rescue --- On May 4 at 12:30 p.m., while ...

Pendragon shows popular ice fishing musical online

SARANAC LAKE — As part of Pendragon Theatre’s “germ-free season,” it will stream an archival recording of its 2017 sell-out production of “Guys on Ice” online. A link to watch the ice fishing musical, written by Fred Alley and James Kaplan, will be available as of 7 p.m. ...

Troopers charge Lake Placid man with DWI after he crashed, fled

LAKE PLACID — State troopers say a local man was intoxicated when he crashed his car and fled the scene Tuesday morning. State Police say they responded to a report of a one-car crash on Mill Pond Drive, Lake Placid, at 6:32 a.m. They investigated and determined that Giovanni J. ...

North Elba Recycling Center opening a third day for commercial businesses

LAKE PLACID — Town of North Elba officials announced Thursday that they will add a third day to the Recycling Center hours starting next week, for commercial businesses only. On Tuesday, the town reopened the Recycling Center after being closed for almost two months. Due to a 50% staffing ...