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College hockey player dies in Whiteface ski crash

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WILMINGTON — A SUNY Fredonia student and hockey player died from a ski crash on Whiteface Mountain on Tuesday. Bernhard “Tanner” Kahlau, 22, of Mountain Top, Pennsylvania, was skiing on the Approach trail at Whiteface Mountain Ski Center when he lost control, veered off the trail and ...

‘Green Amendment’ passes Senate

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On Tuesday Dan Stec and 13 other Republican state senators voted against a constitutional amendment known as the “Green Amendment,” which would guarantee New Yorkers the right to clean air, clean water and a healthy environment if the Assembly and voters agree. Stec said the language of ...

Canada extends border restrictions for 11th month

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ALBANY — The closure of the border between the United States and Canada to non-essential travel is now extended until at least Feb. 21, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday. The restrictions have had an impact on tourism-related businesses in New York’s North ...

Tupper schools go remote

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TUPPER LAKE — The Tupper Lake Central School District temporarily reverted to remote learning Tuesday after a staff member tested positive, with plans to return to in-person learning on Thursday if staffing levels allow, according to Superintendent Russ Bartlett. Bartlett said he learned ...

Crowds expected this MLK weekend

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LAKE PLACID — The Adirondack Mountain winter playground is gearing up for a busy Martin Luther King Day weekend and beyond, especially if the weather cooperates to provide ideal conditions for outdoor activities. On Tuesday, the state Olympic Regional Development Authority and the Regional ...

Fury at the shaken Capitol over the attack, security, virus

Politics

WASHINGTON — This time the fury enveloping the Capitol comes not from an insurgent mob but from within. The anger on display is searing — Democrat against Republican; Republican against Republican; legislators of both parties against the catastrophic security failure that left top ...

Cuomo pitches rapid testing to open restaurants, theaters

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ALBANY — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday he wants to start opening restaurants, theaters and offices by launching rapid testing sites in New York City and eventually at hundreds of new sites in other city centers throughout the state. An individual could theoretically get ...

Harvard kicks Stefanik off committee, saying she spread lies

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North County U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik’s alma mater, Harvard University, removed her from its Institute of Politics’ Senior Advisory Committee Tuesday, saying her false allegations of voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election “have no basis in fact.” Stefanik, part of the Harvard ...

Sheriffs say questions swirl about jail vaccinations

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ALBANY — The head of the New York State Sheriffs Association said Monday that county jails have been given no clear guidance from the state as to when the thousands of prisoners housed in those facilities will qualify for COVID-19 vaccinations. “We have asked, and we did not get an ...

EXPLAINER: Who’s been charged in the deadly Capitol siege?

Politics

Prosecutors have brought dozens of cases after the deadly attack at the U.S. Capitol, and they promise more charges are to come as investigators work to identify members of the pro-Trump mob. Investigators are combing through thousands of tips, photos, videos and social media accounts to ...

Adirondack Stiles adds Jake Stiles

Business

SARANAC LAKE — Adirondack Stiles Real Estate Company announced the addition of Jacob “Jake” Stiles. He is a native of Saranac Lake who spent most of his time here as an avid outdoorsman, camping, fishing and hiking Adirondack peaks. In addition to a career in real estate, he is ...

House races to oust Trump; he blames accusers for US ‘anger’

Politics

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House pressed forward Tuesday toward impeaching President Donald Trump for the deadly Capitol attack, taking time only to try to persuade his vice president to push him out first. Trump showed no remorse, blaming impeachment itself for the “tremendous anger” in ...

New York take on billions in debt without voter approval

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ALBANY — The state Constitution has long prohibited New York from taking on debt without first seeking approval from voters, but through a process known as “backdoor borrowing” lawmakers routinely dodge that requirement and finance billions of dollars through public authorities. The ...

Affordable internet, arts focus of 2nd State of the State address

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ALBANY — Low-cost high-speed internet service for all New Yorkers and rejuvenating the arts will be top state priorities through 2021 to rebuild a post-COVID-19 economy, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Tuesday in a continuation of this year’s four-part State of the State address. More ...

Stefanik continues to oppose impeachment push

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House Democrats on Monday morning unveiled a resolution to impeach President Donald Trump on the charge of “incitement of insurrection,” accusing him of instigating those who carried out the breach of the U.S. Capitol building last Wednesday. The riot that overtook the building left ...

Central NY GOP Rep. Katko says he’ll vote to impeach Trump

Politics

SYRACUSE (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. John Katko said Tuesday he’ll back the impeachment of President Donald Trump, saying it was his his duty under the Constitution after Trump incited the riot at the U.S. Capitol last week. “It cannot be ignored that President Trump encouraged this ...