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Adirondack Birth to Three Alliance receives competitive grant

Local News

LAKE PLACID — The Adirondack Birth to Three Alliance at Adirondack Foundation has received a three-year, $250,000 grant from the Pritzker Children’s Initiative, one of 10 grants awarded following a national, year-long competition to identify innovative, community-based efforts to improve ...

Saranac Laker will speak at global suicide prevention summit

Local News

SARANAC LAKE — Kathleen carterMartinez will be a presenter at the Hope Rising for Suicide Prevention Virtual Summit online Saturday. The Saranac Lake resident runs the Cheywind Center for Trauma and Healing here. She will present her film “Where Do We Come From? Where Do We Go?” about ...

Griffo renews his push for one senator per New York county

Politics

Amid calls from area lawmakers to reshape New York into three regions under one governor, another one of Oneida County’s state representatives is pushing his own proposal to realign state government. State Sen. Joseph Griffo is renewing a proposal to reallocate representation in the state ...

ACA returning to Supreme Court, and Cobb blames Stefanik

Local News

In a virtual press conference Wednesday, Democratic congressional candidate Tedra Cobb, who is running against incumbent Rep. Elise Stefanik in the Nov. 3 election, said Stefanik is responsible for a case on the Affordable Care Act going before the Supreme Court, which could rule the law ...

Tree killer outbreak is worse than thought

Local News

LAKE GEORGE — An infestation of hemlock woolly adelgid discovered at a campsite off Lake George last month is more widespread than initially anticipated, an official from the state Department of Environmental Conservation said Tuesday. Last month’s discovery of the invasive species at ...

‘ALCA-Seltzer’ to stream arts events

Local News

The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, based in Blue Mountain Lake, is offering a series of events to keep residents of Adirondack Park entertained now that summer is past. Virtual events, that is, as ALCA has been been online-only since the pandemic started. A number of new streaming ...

Paul Smith’s College honored for teaching, innovation, etc.

Local News

PAUL SMITHS — Paul Smith’s College received five distinctions from U.S. News and World Report’s 2021 Best Colleges rankings this September, including second for “Most Innovative School” and third for “Best Undergraduate Teaching.” The college also received the 15th spot for ...

Lt. Gov. Hochul will speak at ANCA green energy summit

Local News

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack North Country Association has announced that Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul will be the keynote speaker at virtual summit on green energy transportation it is hosting next week. Hochul will speak at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29 the opening day of the summit called ...

McHugh endorses Stefanik for reelection

Local News

On Tuesday, Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, was endorsed for reelection by the former secretary of the Army and Republican North Country representative, John M. McHugh. McHugh served as the representative for the North Country from 1993 to 2009. During that time, he was a member of the ...

Senate GOP plans vote on Trump’s court pick before election

Politics

WASHINGTON — Votes in hand, Senate Republicans are charging ahead with plans to confirm President Donald Trump’s pick to fill the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Supreme Court seat before the Nov. 3 election, launching a divisive fight over Democratic objections before a nominee ...

Five states added to New York’s travel advisory

Coronavirus

ALBANY — One week after six states were removed from New York’s travel mandate, five states have been added, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Tuesday, two of which were removed last week. Arizona, Minnesota, Nevada, Rhode Island and Wyoming all meet the metrics to qualify for the travel ...

Police say fatal fire is suspicious

Local News

AuSABLE FORKS — New York State Police are investigating a fatal fire that the agency is now calling “suspicious.” The fire broke out at around 2:15 a.m. Aug. 29 at 2456 state Route 9N, AuSable Forks. The cause of the fire, which ultimately took the life of 87-year-old resident ...

Four Lake Placid hospitality workers found to have virus

Local News

LAKE PLACID — The Essex County Health Department has identified four cases of employees in the Lake Placid hospitality industry who have tested positive for COVID-19, and department administrators say after completing contact tracing they feel confident they have the cases ...

Dressing up downtown Saranac Lake

Local News

SARANAC LAKE — The village’s streetlights have recently gotten an upgrade, thanks to Kathy Ford, chair of the Arts and Culture Advisory Board, who has herself been out with a paint can and brush, lending a bit of color to the charcoal-gray posts. The new colors add to the already pretty ...