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Winter can’t slow down kids walking at L.P. Quinn in TL

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TUPPER LAKE — A troop of first-grade students filed off a school bus at the L.P. Quinn Elementary School, but instead of heading to the cafeteria to hang out before classes began, they made a beeline for the school’s track, which was covered in around a foot and a half of ...

Ice Palace going strong

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SARANAC LAKE — The towers are up, the facade is solid, and the ice UFO has landed. Despite some nasty weather and a shorter workday Saturday, the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Ice Palace is looking good. Ice Palace Workers 101 Director Dean Baker said all that’s left to do is a round ...

Rohe embraces fantasy for Winter Carnival art

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SARANAC LAKE — A winged unicorn flies by the Harrietstown Town Hall, a dragon stomps down Main Street, and Nostradamus looks out the window to see an immaculate palace made of ice. Local artist Scott Rohe is back again this year with a fresh batch of paintings commemorating the 2020 ...

Officials discuss impact of criminal justice reforms

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PLATTSBURGH — Friday afternoon, Assemblyman D. Billy Jones (D-Plattsburgh) met with local law enforcement and emergency management officials to discuss the impact of the statewide criminal justice reforms that took effect Jan. 1. The legislation, enacted through a budget law, most ...

Warren Co. towns run out of brine to treat roads

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Warren County and towns around Lake George have increasingly turned to brine to pre-treat roads before winter storms, but the brine program hit a roadblock in recent weeks when the only company that was producing it for the region opted to stop making it. The saltwater mix is applied to ...

DEC, Mohawks team up to restore St. Lawrence

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AKWESASNE — The state Department of Environmental Conservation and the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe have signed what they call a historic cooperative agreement to speed up restoring natural resources and traditional Native American uses within an “Area of Concern” on the St. Lawrence River ...

Report: Bolton says Trump tied Ukraine funds to Biden probe

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump told his national security adviser he wanted to maintain a freeze on military assistance to Ukraine until it launched political investigations into his Democratic rivals, according to a report in The New York Times on Sunday. The newspaper said ...

In divided America, some voters tuning out impeachment trial

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HAMBURG, Pa. (AP) — For all the gravity of a presidential impeachment trial, Americans don’t seem to be giving it much weight. As House impeachment managers make their case to remove President Donald Trump from office, voters in several states said in interviews with The Associated ...

The millennial side hustle

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SARANAC LAKE — In the North Country, the hustle is real. In the gig economy, side hustles and part-time jobs are great ways for people to make money quickly to pay their bills, gas up their cars or go out to eat. If you’re a student, school is your main focus, but you might drive an ...

Just a ‘Little’ party

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SARANAC LAKE — “You’re not going to be constituents anymore, you’re going to be my friends.” State Sen. Betty Little said goodbye and thanked the people she has represented in her more than three decades in politics — voters, politicians and tourism marketers — at the Regional ...

Bigfoot sighting in Saranac Lake

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SARANAC LAKE — Every year the Chicago Tribune publishes “A globetrotter’s guide to the world’s big events.” This year’s calendar, which was published Dec. 17, 2019, highlights events in 2020 such as the Ernest Hemingway Look-Alike Contest in Key West, Florida, the Keukenhof ...

Permanent daylight savings time?

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As state Sen. Betty Little starts her last legislative session before retirement, she wants to bring an end to the twice-a-year clock change that all New Yorkers experience annually. She has proposed legislation to make daylight savings time, where clocks are set from March to November, ...

New kids book teaches how to make maple syrup

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Maxwell Eaton III has written children’s books about hippos, dolphins and crocodiles. For his latest, he wanted to cover a topic a little bit closer to his home in the Adirondacks. “I had been working on an idea with a bear that cuts some firewood and goes through the process of dropping ...

Dems say: Oust Trump or he’ll betray again

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WASHINGTON — Closing out their case, House Democrats warned Friday in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial that the president will persist in abusing his power and endangering American democracy unless Congress intervenes to remove him before the 2020 election. “He is who he is,” ...

Cuomo pushing for prison closures

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ALBANY — A steady and dramatic slide in the number of New York prison inmates over the past two decades is being cited by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in his plan to close an unspecified number of prisons. After a peak of 72,649 inmates in 1999, the statewide prison population dropped to just ...

Community colleges grapple with crash in enrollment numbers

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The president of Clinton Community College, one of the state’s smallest two-year schools, is eagerly awaiting approval of a federal program that will allow inmates at nearby Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora to take courses remotely. Ray DiPasquale is excited for the ...