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APA sends Hammond Pond plan out for public comment

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RAY BROOK — On Friday the state Adirondack Park Agency board approved a public comment period for a plan to manage more than 45,000 acres in the eastern part of the park. The state Department of Environmental Conservation’s unit management plan for the Hammond Pond Wild Forest covers ...

NCCC president candidates to visit

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SARANAC LAKE — North Country Community College students will have an opportunity to meet candidates to replace outgoing President Steve Tyrell when the finalists visit campus March 25-27, according to college officials. An open meet-and-greet session will be held from 10 to 10:50 a.m. each ...

Bova pleads not guilty to AuSable Forks murder

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AuSABLE FORKS — The man who allegedly shot a woman Wednesday morning has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in Black Brook Town Court, according to the Press-Republican. An autopsy confirmed that a gunshot wound was the cause of an AuSable Forks woman’s death. Clinton County ...

Saints roll into semifinals

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SARANAC LAKE — One down two to go. North Country Community College is now just a win away from playing in a national championship game. On Thursday, the Saints easily marched into the semifinal round of the NJCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Championship tournament with a ...

On the horizon, Early Dawn Confections

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SARANAC LAKE — Jill Zagrobelny has been selling her baked goods at farmers markets on and off since 2011. Soon, she and her husband Mark will open a permanent location downtown. Planned to open sometime in late 2019, Early Dawn Confections will sell baked goods out of 28 Woodruff St., ...

Squirrels are damaging some maple syrup operations

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DANVILLE, Vt. — Maple syrup producers have more than the weather to worry about. Frenetic squirrels are chomping on equipment, crimping the flow of sap at some operations. Damage from wildlife — deer, bear woodpeckers, and squirrels — is not unusual for maple producers, but this year ...

ECOs bust illegal dumpers, help with bank robbery arrest

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State Department of Environmental Conservation officers in the North Country were busy over the last month busting illegal dumping near Malone and assisting with an arrest from a bank robbery in St. Lawrence County. --- Franklin County On Wednesday, Feb. 27, ECO Jennifer Okonuk ...

Official: Blaze with 5 dead circumstance of murder-suicide

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SHEFFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Authorities believe that a man killed his wife and three children before setting their western Massachusetts house on fire and killing himself. The Berkshire District Attorney tells the Berkshire Eagle that it's believed the Wednesday morning blaze in Sheffield was ...

Man charged with 2nd-degree murder in AuSable Forks

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AuSABLE FORKS — Multiple witnesses say they saw a man shoot and kill a woman at point-blank range on a public road Wednesday morning. The woman was a passenger in a pickup truck driven by her mother, witnesses said. The man was on foot, a few feet away. “He shot right through the ...

Coroner confirms AuSable Forks shooting death was homicide

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AuSABLE FORKS — An autopsy confirmed that a gunshot wound was the cause of an AuSable Forks woman’s death Wednesday morning. Clinton County Coroner David Donah ruled the death a homicide. Dr. Michael Sikirica of the Albany Medical Center said the gunshot caused severe skull fractures ...

N.Y. Senate, Assembly pass budget proposals

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The state Senate and Assembly each passed their ideal state budget proposals Wednesday evening. These “one-house” budget proposals are a sort of response to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Executive Budget — which he issued in January — and they mark the start of a negotiation period, where ...

Grant may be available to potential Dew Drop buyers

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SARANAC LAKE — One of the grants declined by Chicota Inc. for the renovation and restoration of the former Dew Drop Inn may be available for use by the property’s next owner, if a sale happens soon. Chicota declined $638,000 in grant money it was awarded in a letter to the state on ...

AuSable Valley schools locked down Wednesday amid nearby shooting

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AuSABLE FORKS — With State Police on the way after Wednesday morning’s shooting in this Town of Black Brook hamlet, Clinton County Dispatch cautioned first responders to stay away from an incident yet to become clear. “There’s gunfire involved in this accident,” Clinton County ...

Maple industry in New York state grows to 2nd in nation

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The frigid mid-winter months have ushered maple farmers back to the woods and sugarhouses for another season of syrup making. Towering trees deliver gallons of clear sap from taps to pipes and buckets as temperatures rise above and fall below freezing. Producers collect the sap in the long ...

DEC: Ice shanties need to be removed this week

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The state Department of Environmental Conservation is reminding anglers that ice fishing shanties must be removed by this Friday, regardless of how thick the ice may be on their favorite frozen waterways. “State regulations that require ice shanties to be removed are based on the average ...