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Cuomo: Feds would use license data to deport

Local News

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo, defending a controversial law that prevents federal law enforcers from accessing computerized records of New York drivers, contended Wednesday immigration officials would misuse the data in order to deport undocumented immigrants. “It would be like shooting ...

State promotes BYOBag program

Local News

With a plastic bag reduction law going into effect all across New York March 1, the state is rolling out an education and outreach campaign to ensure New Yorkers understand the legislation. “Right this minute, plastic bags are hanging in trees, blowing down the streets, filling up our ...

Your art goes here

Local News

SARANAC LAKE — Pop-up galleries in empty storefronts, painted street lamps and rain poems were three concepts discussed at Wednesday night’s village Arts and Culture Advisory Board meeting to get more art into public spaces. Board members hope all three ideas will come to fruition ...

Syracuse University lifts suspensions of racism protesters

Local News

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse University Chancellor Kent Syverud has lifted the suspensions of 30 student protesters to allow the university to “step back from the edge” and address reports of racist graffiti and other bias-related incidents on campus, he told the university’s ...

Petition for Big Tupper-ORDA buyout gets hundreds of signatures

Local News

TUPPER LAKE — A change.org petition requesting that the state purchase the closed Big Tupper Ski Area and turn it into an ORDA facility received over 1,500 signatures by Wednesday evening. Rick Donah, the man who started the petition, is a local real estate owner, former ski patrol ...

Brew-Ski trails have gotten better with age

Local News

TUPPER LAKE — On Tuesday the James C. Frenette Sr. Recreational Trails were filled with driving winds, cross-country skiers willing to brave the weather and dogs bounding through deep snow banks and chasing each other. This was exactly what the trails were built for, said trail volunteer ...

DOT isn’t eager to challenge plan for Main Street in Lake Placid

Local News

LAKE PLACID — A representative of the state Department of Transportation has responded to a letter signed by more than 40 local business owners, employees and residents calling for a “public review” of the village’s proposed Main Street overhaul. Without explicitly denying the ...

Plastic bags can cost businesses $500 in fines after March 1

Local News

SARANAC LAKE - Business owners can face up to $500 in fines after March 1 if they’re still offering single-use plastic bags. The village Chamber of Commerce and environmental group TriLakes 350 were supposed to host an informational meeting next week on the state-wide ban, but it was ...

Those whacky ‘Norwegians’

Weekender A&E

UPPER JAY — Uffda! Get ready for a tale of betrayal, murder and the 1991 World Series. The Recovery Lounge will host a production of C. Denby Swanson’s “The Norwegians” this week. The play follows two scorned women living in Minnesota — Olive from Texas and Betty from Kentucky ...

’80s Family Fun Night at Olympic ski jumps Friday

Local News

LAKE PLACID — Continuing on with the 40th anniversary of the 1980 Olympic Winter Games, the Olympic Jumping Complex will be hosting an 80s Family Fun Night Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. This event is open to all ages and will have a variety of things to do and see. The event will begin with a ...

Transfer station to stop accepting glass next month

Local News

LAKE PLACID — The town’s Recycling and Transfer Station will stop accepting glass starting March 1. The transfer station will still accept redeemable glass bottles, but locals turning in non-redeemable glass items will now have to pay to discard them. The town charges 9 cents per pound ...

School board weighs in on ORDA construction

Local News

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Central School Board of Education has thrown its support behind upcoming construction projects along Cummings Road, with some conditions. The school board adopted a resolution Tuesday backing the state Olympic Regional Development Authority’s improvement ...

Bloomberg, Sanders under attack at Democrats’ Nevada debate

Politics

LAS VEGAS (AP) — From the opening bell, Democrats unleashed an aggressive verbal assault on New York billionaire Mike Bloomberg and raised new questions about Bernie Sanders’ take-no-prisoners politics in a contentious debate Wednesday night on the Las Vegas strip. The former New York ...

State GOP chair endorses Stec

Local News

ALBANY — The chairman of the New York Republican State Committee publicly endorsed Assemblyman Dan Stec’s campaign for state Senate. “He’s exactly the kind of champion we need fighting for a return to common sense in New York state,” Nick Langworthy said of Stec, who is seeking ...

Adirondack Youth Choir to be formed in July, to perform in August

Local News

SARANAC LAKE — Young singers in the Adirondacks will have a new opportunity to participate in choral music during the summer break. Conductor and educator Barbara Tagg returns to the Adirondacks to begin the Adirondack Youth Choir, comprised of students ages 10 to 16 who will rehearse ...

How comics get journalism wrong

Weekender A&E

Comic books and their Hollywood equivalents just do not understand journalism. Last week, I talked about one of my favorite films, “Ace in the Hole,” which follows an unethical writer played by Kirk Douglas who makes the news instead of reporting it and ultimately gets a man killed. ...

Winter warmups: Chili is a versatile, spicy stew

Weekender A&E

You may have heard that this was the warmest January in recorded history and that the temperature in Antarctica reached a record 67 degrees. It is true. Winters are not as cold as they used to be. We have not had 40 below for many years. But in the past few weeks, temps have dipped below zero ...

There is an art to toasting nuts, and here’s how to do it

Weekender A&E

I sometimes joke and say that as a Southern cook, I use pecans like other chefs use salt and pepper. That is to say, on just about everything. I love pecans and every other nut because they add a crunchy texture and an earthy sweet — nuttier — flavor to food. Most of the time, I lightly ...

Tupper Lake Brew-Ski celebrates microbreweries

Weekender A&E

There are so many microbreweries located around the Adirondacks and more popping up every day. Though I like to visit because the beer is delicious, I really enjoy the various breweries' connections to their neighborhoods. Each place is different. Some breweries offer a larger public house and ...