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AuSable schools could get more from Medicaid

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The AuSable Valley Central School District could’ve been reimbursed for a total $56,510 in Medicaid claims over the past seven years, according to an audit by the state comptroller’s office. The audit, which covers 2011 through 2018, says the money wasn’t reimbursed because the ...

Law helping vets get benefits takes effect

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ALBANY — A new law to help more veterans gain access to benefits is going into effect. The law ensures that veterans are given proper assistance and informed of the benefits they’re entitled to when dealing with state agencies. State Assemblyman Billy Jones, D-Chateaugay, proudly ...

Dew Drop construction stalled

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SARANAC LAKE — Construction on the former Dew Drop Inn has stalled as the village will not issue a renewed building permit until after concerns about land ownership are resolved. Co-owner of the property, Callie Shelton, had said renovation would begin in January, but the village has ...

Youth athletes kick off Empire State Winter Games with Torch Run

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SARANAC LAKE — The Sara-Placid 14U girls hockey team took off down the street, holding the Empire State Winter Games torch high as they sprinted from Berkley Green to the Ice Palace in one of the last legs of the torch’s 330-mile journey across New York. This torch started in Buffalo ...

Skate Lake Colby added to Carnival lineup

Winter Carnival

SARANAC LAKE — Winter Carnival this year boasts a new event: Skate Lake Colby. “I would say the most exciting new event that we have is called Skate Lake Colby,” said Colleen O’Neill, who handles publicity for the Winter Carnival Committee. “It’s sponsored by Adirondack ...

Storm blamed for at least 3 N.Y. deaths

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\ BUFFALO — A winter storm that delivered heavy snow and biting cold was blamed Thursday for at least three deaths and possibly a fourth, that of a homeless man whose frozen body was found in a suburban Buffalo bus shelter. Two men died clearing snow, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz ...

Fire does major damage to Owl’s Head home

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Owl’s Head residents were displaced from their home after a fire there Wednesday night. The American Red Cross announced Thursday it had assisted two adults and a 5-year-old child after the fire, giving them financial assistance for necessities such as food and clothing. “Volunteers ...

13 injured in N.Y. hunting accidents in 2018

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ALBANY (AP) — State officials say 13 people were injured last year in hunting accidents involving guns. Three of them died. The Department of Environmental Conservation says Thursday that the 13 recorded hunting-related shooting incidents ties the record-low mark for New York first ...

County reps: state should pay for early voting

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ALBANY (AP) — County officials from around New York state are asking Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers to approve state funding for early voting now that it’s the law. The request was one of several resolutions adopted at the annual legislative conference of the New York ...

Children’s museum finds potential home in warehouse

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SARANAC LAKE — Work could begin this year on a nonprofit children’s museum on Depot street, depending on how the Downtown Revitalization Initiative plays out. Play ADK: The Adirondack Center for Play has received continuous support from the Local Planning Committee as a potential ...

Winter Carnival returns with solid entertainment options

Weekender A&E

SARANAC LAKE — Winter Carnival starts this weekend. On top of festivities such as the lady’s frying pan toss, snowshoe races and the parade, many local establishments will host their own events that coincide with the celebration. - Waterhole The Waterhole bar and live music venue on ...

Will vacation rental regs be changed after packed hearing?

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LAKE PLACID — “We probably should’ve done this five years ago, 10 years ago, but I don’t think that any of us realized how this industry was going to take off,” town of North Elba Supervisor Roby Politi said Friday, the day after a packed public hearing on short-term rental ...

Three chances to catch ‘Death & Acids’ murder mystery

Weekender A&E

SARANAC LAKE — It is said that all politics are local; then that means all of the government wanted Travis Rex dead. The departed mayor of Trout Lake was found dead in a pool of chemicals that were not accidental. Thus is the beginning “Death & Acids” as the Gem*Boy Productions ...

Gaffney’s ‘Lush Lands’ at Guild in February

Weekender A&E

SARANAC LAKE — “Lush Lands,” a collection of new landscape paintings by Georgeanne Gaffney, will be on display at the Adirondack Artists Guild Gallery Feb. 1-28. An opening reception will be held at the Gallery on Friday, Feb. 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. Working in a variety of mediums ...

Environmental Protection Fund change prompts outcry

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A change to the wording of the state’s Environmental Protection Fund — a pool of money used for capital projects that benefit the environment — has raised concern among environmental groups and elected officials. “If all is well with staffing resources ... why is the budget proposal ...

Thruway reopens following 20-vehicle crash

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BUFFALO (AP) — A crash involving more than 20 cars and trucks Wednesday shut down a section of the New York State Thruway in western New York, where blizzard warnings were in place and people were urged to stay inside and out of the wind-driven snow and sub-zero wind chills. Troopers ...