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Stefanik supports increased fruit, vegetable purchases in SNAP

Local News

SCHUYLERVILLE — Last week, Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, co-signed a letter to House leadership requesting that Congress provide the U.S. Department of Agriculture with $51 million to expand USDA’s match capability for the Gus Schumaker Nutrition Incentive Program. This program ...

Adirondack prison swings from juniors to seniors

Local News

RAY BROOK — Out with the young, in with the old. The state-run Adirondack prison in Ray Brook has again been converted, this time from a facility for teenage boys to a medium-security prison for men over 55. In 2018, the then-medium-security adult facility was converted to hold male ...

Starting today, groups of up to 50 may gather

Local News

Starting today, gatherings of up to 50 people are allowed in the North Country region, and houses of worship can allow a few more people. As part of Phase 4 reopening, residents will be able to have social gatherings of up to 50 people, up from 25 people in Phase 3, Gov. Andrew Cuomo ...

Public comment sought on Lake Placid apartment building

Local News

LAKE PLACID — The North Elba-Lake Placid Joint Review Board is seeking public comment on a rezoning application that could open the doors to building a new housing complex that is meant to be affordable, in a community where affordable housing has gotten harder to find. The application, ...

Delay in reopening YMCAs could jeopardize future, local Y CEO says

Local News

MALONE — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s decision to exclude YMCAs from the list of facilities that will be allowed to reopen at the beginning of phase four could threaten the organization’s future, the head of the Ys in Malone and Plattsburgh said Wednesday. Cuomo announced Wednesday that ...

Elizabethtown stopped from clearing brook without permit

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ELIZABETHTOWN — As its name implies, Roaring Brook, located 4 miles south of Elizabethtown, can at times be turbulent, with the narrow channel cutting away at the steep banks. During Tropical Storm Irene in 2011, the brook cascaded through its channel, undercutting its banks, which in ...

Button named CEO of Citizen Advocates

Local News

MALONE — Citizen Advocates has selected James Button as its next CEO. Button, who has been COO since July, 2017, was unanimously selected for the top leadership position by the organization’s Board of Directors. “Citizen Advocates has a tremendously talented and compassionate ...

Rangers work to douse fires, rescue hikers … and help a pooch

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Forest rangers with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation responded to a variety of calls in the Adirondack Park in the past week, including a fire, a hiker with an ankle injury and a golden retriever suffering from heat exhaustion. - Fire in Thurman On ...

Back to grindstone for ‘Mona Lisa’ at post-lockdown Louvre

Weekender A&E

PARIS (AP) — The “Mona Lisa” found herself all alone. The coronavirus had emptied her room at the Louvre Museum of its usual throngs of admirers. In a silence worthy of a cathedral, she could gaze undisturbed at the huge canvas on the opposite wall, “The Wedding Feast at Cana” ...

Trump tweets about plan for BLM mural in front of his Tower

Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump has taken issue with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to paint “Black Lives Matter” in giant letters on the street in front of Trump’s namesake Manhattan tower. Trump tweeted Thursday that de Blasio “wants to paint the fabled & ...

Pandemic takes a bite, Chuck E Cheese files for bankruptcy

Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Chuck E Cheese, the restaurant chain that became a Mecca for children and a crucible for many of their parents, is filing for bankruptcy protection. CEC Entertainment Inc. has reopened 266 of its 612 company-operated Chuck E Cheese and Peter Piper Pizza restaurants, but ...

Summer sports traditions screech to a halt

Coronavirus

LAKE PLACID — Forty-six years of rugby. Thirty years of lacrosse. Twenty-one years of Ironman triathlons. That's how many summers in a row that three huge sporting events have been held consecutively in Lake Placid and surrounding communities prior to this year — 2020, the year of the ...

Cuomo: Phase 4 begins Friday, but with restrictions

Local News

It was a mixed message Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday: first, that the North Country and three other New York regions will progress to Phase 4 reopening Friday, but several expected services won’t be included just yet, including movie theaters and gyms. Phase 4 allows low-risk ...

Town of Keene imposes ban on events

Local News

KEENE — Events will no longer be allowed to happen on land owned by the town of Keene, the town council decided Tuesday. The temporary moratorium on events applies to every large gathering on town roads, on Marcy Field and in town-owned buildings such as the Keene Community Center. The ...

COVID-19 case reported at Tupper Lake Health Center

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TUPPER LAKE — After a Tupper Lake Health Center employee tested positive for COVID-19 Tuesday, four Adirondack Health employees they work with have been quarantined, other employees there are getting tested for the virus and all appointments are being rescheduled or done remotely. The ...