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Political dairy drama

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U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik is sour on a New York City proposal to ban flavored milk in school cafeterias. Stefanik, a Republican who represents rural northern New York, joined five other congresspeople from both sides of the aisle and around the state on Tuesday in signing a letter to New ...

State Police suspend gun training at Van Ho

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LAKE PLACID — State Police have paused firearms training on the 1980 Olympic biathlon firing range at Mount Van Hoevenberg. The decision follows neighbor complaints, including from leaders of a nearby boarding school who worried about the impact on students, as well as concerns raised ...

Flavored vape ban in effect now in NY

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NEW YORK — New York became the first state to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes Tuesday, a move that comes as federal health officials investigate a mysterious surge of severe breathing illnesses linked to vaping. The vote by the state Public Health and Health Planning Council means ...

Loon center crowdfunds to exchange anglers’ lead sinkers

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SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation is crowdfunding for its lead sinker buy-back program, seeking funds so it can exchange anglers’ lead sinkers for non-toxic tackle. Every year, loons and other wildlife in the Adirondack Park get lead poisoning due to ...

Altona justice resigns amid investigation for posting noose meme

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ALBANY — A North Country town justice has resigned from his post after state watchdogs determined he shared a provocative image of a noose on Facebook along with an edited version of a campaign slogan used by President Donald Trump, officials said Tuesday. Kyle Canning, according to ...

Warren County supports effort to appeal tree ruling

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Warren County supervisors are supporting the state’s efforts to appeal a court ruling that they say could hurt tourism by affecting snowmobiling, hiking and other outdoor activities. The Board of Supervisors Legislative and Rules Committee voted last week to support the state Attorney ...

Skiers pedal to raise money to reduce injuries

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LAKE PLACID — On Saturday, the New York Ski Education Foundation and Northwood School raised more $4,000 in a fundraiser called Stop the Bleed Spin-a-Thon, during the Adirondack Rollerski Series in the parking lot of the Olympic Ski Jumping Complex. Junior athletes, coaches and some ...

Police start school, too

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TUPPER LAKE — When students in this district went back to school Sept. 5, they were greeted by two new school employees, Tupper Lake Police Department officers with badges and guns who have been hired as school resource officers to increase building safety. Sgt. Geoffrey Carmichael and ...

Trailheads will get a holiday brake

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For the third year in a row, the state Department of Environmental Conservation has announced that it will take measures to increase safety during the busy Columbus Day weekend — including reducing the highway speed limit near some hiking trailheads. The DEC, along with the state ...

County keeps pushing to tax, register short-term rentals

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LAKE PLACID — There are more than 700 short-term vacation rentals here. They surround Mirror Lake. They rise above, lie below and surround storefronts along the Main Street and Saranac Avenue business districts. They’re scattered throughout traditionally residential neighborhoods around ...

Road to Boreas opened

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NORTH HUDSON — After about a year of construction, Gulf Brook Road — which provides access to the interior of the Boreas Ponds Tract — is now open to the public. And a wide variety of users are taking advantage of it. The state bought the Boreas Ponds Tract from the Nature ...

Little: More cell towers needed in Adirondacks

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State Sen. Betty Little believes that more cell towers are needed in the Adirondacks if gaps in coverage are going to be addressed. Little, R-Queensbury, said it may be time to change regulations — for example, the state Adirondack Park Agency’s policy that the height of the cellular ...

Former Rep. Sweeney lobbies for Kremlin-controlled bank

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Former U.S. Rep. John Sweeney has signed a $750,000 contract with a Kremlin-controlled investment bank to lobby against any new sanctions being imposed by the United States. Sweeney has filed paperwork with the Justice Department to represent the Vnesheconombank, or VEB, according to an ...

Schroon church fire cause determined as rebuilding planned

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SCHROON — The fire that destroyed Schroon Community Church last winter has been linked to an electrical problem, a determination that was finalized as church leaders move forward with a plan to rebuild the Main Street institution starting early next year. The plan is to break ground in ...

200-plus expected at AHI summit

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LAKE PLACID — More than 200 health care professionals and other stakeholders will explore relevant and timely regional population health issues at Adirondack Health Institute’s 11th annual Leadership Summit. The summit will be held from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., Thursday at the Lake ...

Retailers scramble as NY moves to ban flavored e-cigarettes

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NEW YORK — Vape shops in New York are scrambling to respond to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to prohibit the sale of flavored vaping products — a ban poised to take effect Tuesday. Cuomo, a Democrat, proposed the ban on Sunday . The emergency regulation will take effect immediately if ...