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Cemetery vandalism leads to cameras

TUPPER LAKE — Representatives from the St. Alphonsus Holy Name of Jesus Parish have decided to install cameras at the parish-run cemetery on the intersection of Stetson Road and Hosley Avenue following apparent vandalism and theft at several graves over the winter. Parish secretary ...

PHOTOS: Saranac Lake’s spring cleanup

SARANAC LAKE — Spring is here, and it’s time to spruce up and get some work done in the great outdoors. Shovels, brooms, rakes, backpack blowers, wheelbarrows and even jackhammers were some the tools of the trade in these photos of people taking advantage of wonderful weather this ...

A closer look at new police Huey

LAKE CLEAR — State Police pilot Scott Kotronis was explaining Troop B’s latest rescue vehicle, a Bell UH-1-A Huey, when he was cut off by the whir of an approaching Bell 430. He let the other chopper finish its two-minute cool down before continuing. State Police Troop B recently ...

Superstar Khalid makes surprise visit to his Carthage high school

CARTHAGE — Fulfilling a promise to come back, multi-platinum award-winning global superstar Khalid stopped by Carthage Central High School Thursday afternoon to speak to students and talk with his former teachers. Khalid, who for a while attended Carthage Central School, was scheduled ...

Paul Smith’s College adds disaster management major

PAUL SMITHS — The new degree program at Paul Smith’s College reflects a growing demand for professionals tasked with responding to natural and man-made disasters around the world. These global phenomena, including droughts, floods, wildfires, hurricanes and earthquakes, impact some 60 ...

Mountain bikers asked to stay off trails, for now

WILMINGTON — The state Department of Environmental Conservation and Barkeater Trails Alliance ask mountain bikers to stay off trails and access roads until mud season dries out. In a press release, the DEC said trails are still too soft and wet to withstand bicycles. “Mud season ...

Bloomingdale students receive trees for Arbor Day

SARANAC LAKE — Up to 150 eastern white pines could take root in the area thanks to an Arbor Day celebration at Bloomingdale Elementary School by Neiderbuhl Bros. Tree Service on Friday. Gathering in the school auditorium, students watched Jacquelyn Niederbuhl, general manager of the ...

Paddling Film Fest is today at LPCA

LAKE PLACID — Canoe and kayak adventure films from around the world will take the screen at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts at the Paddling Film Festival World Tour Saturday. Tickets are $12 in advance at www.northernforestcanoetrail.org or $15 ($10 for students) at the show. Doors ...

‘Mateship’ hailed

SARANAC LAKE — This community commemorated Anzac Day on Thursday with representatives from Australia and New Zealand, and fundraised for local support services for veterans and post-traumatic stress treatment. Village Mayor Clyde Rabideau opened the ceremony at 11 a.m. at the World War ...

Rotary Club will keep Kate Smith’s name on music award

LAKE PLACID — During their weekly meeting Thursday morning at the Courtyard by Marriott hotel, members of the Rotary Club of Lake Placid decided to keep Kate Smith’s name attached to their annual high school music scholarship. “We are keeping things the way they are,” club ...

Circus connection

LAKE PLACID — With relative ease, Jenna Ciotta hopped on top of Rachel Rees’ shoulders and stood tall. A whole other person putting all her weight on your shoulders sounds straining, but Rees stayed focused and relaxed, showing no signs of exertion. This is a dynamic system of trust the ...

Garden trailhead parking closure starts Monday

KEENE VALLEY — The parking lot at the Garden trailhead — one of the most popular access points to the High Peaks Wilderness for hikers — will be closed to public motor vehicles and pedestrians beginning Monday, and continuing until a bridge replacement is complete. The town of Keene, ...

More restaurants join Eat ADK

During Eat ADK, a week-long celebration of culinary exploration, participating restaurants, pubs and bistros will offer multiple-course menus at fixed prices, offering deals intended to attract local residents during a slow time of the year for tourism. Eat ADK is also full of food- and ...

HSL to buy Trudeau building Tuesday

SARANAC LAKE — Historic Saranac Lake will celebrate buying the Trudeau building at 118 Main St. Tuesday. HSL invites the community to gather between 5 and 5:30 p.m. in the John Black Room at the Saranac Laboratory Museum, next door at 89 Church St. Champagne will be provided while ...

Tupper bans parking on Forest Ave.

TUPPER LAKE — The village has passed an amendment to its parking laws, banning parking on a portion of the southeast side of Forest Avenue, in front of the entrance to 29 Park St., the former Richer funeral home, which shares a corner with Forest Avenue. Village police Chief Eric ...

Environmental Protection Fund aids North Country land trusts

ALBANY — North Country groups are getting more than 20% of a $2.2 million package of grants New York state is giving nonprofit land trusts statewide. Eight North County land trusts will get 11 grants worth a total of $456,100 from the Environmental Protection Fund, Gov. Andrew ...

Snirt fills hotels, restaurants in western North Country

BARNES CORNERS — The 16th annual Polaris Snirt Poker Run had another successful year, bringing in business for many counties beyond Lewis with somewhat less controversy than previous years. According to event sponsor the Barnes Corners Sno-Pals President Scott Mageson, there were 4,800 ...