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Whiteface opens today

Local News

WILMINGTON — Today marks the start of the ski season at Whiteface Mountain. The first chair lift disembarks at 8:30 a.m., according to a news release from the state Olympic Regional Development Authority, which manages the mountain alongside several other sports venues, including the Gore ...

Paddlers not allowed, after all

Local News

After 10 years, the issue of whether a paddler can pass through a stretch of private waterway is over after he and a state agency declined to appeal a previous ruling on the matter. For the past decade, Phil Brown of Saranac Lake, former Adirondack Explorer editor, and the Brandreth Park ...

Stefanik weighs in on first public hearing

Local News

PLATTSBURGH - Following the first public hearing in the House impeachment inquiry, North Country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, like her Republican colleagues, argued that witnesses put forth hearsay testimony and that no crime was actually committed by President Donald Trump. Deputy ...

Adirondack Diversity Initiative hires first director

Local News

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Diversity Initiative has hired its first director. The Adirondack North Country Association announced this week that Nicole Hylton-Patterson of the Bronx will take on the leadership position for the Initiative, which aims to make the Adirondack region a more ...

Dowd tweet disgusting, sexist, Stefanik says

Local News

PLATTSBURGH - North Country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik called ABC News political analyst Michael Dowd’s comments about her disgusting, sexist and shameful. In a tweet Wednesday that has since been deleted, Dowd wrote, “Elise Stefanik is a perfect example of why just electing someone ...

Trump says impeachment probe has been ‘very hard’ on family

Politics

BOSSIER CITY, La. — President Donald Trump said Thursday that the impeachment probe has been “very hard” on his family, even as he tried flex his political muscle to flip the governor’s mansion in deep-red Louisiana. Speaking in friendly territory in a state he carried in 2016 by ...

State unveils new rail trail plan

Local News

The state departments of Transportation and Environmental Conservation released a draft unit management plan amendment for the Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor Tuesday evening. As with an earlier version, the proposed amendment calls for train tracks along a 34-mile stretch between Tupper ...

Stefanik challenges Schiff in first public impeachment session

Local News

North Country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik took an active role in the process as the first open hearing of the House Intelligence Committee’s impeachment inquiry started Wednesday morning. Moments after the first two witnesses were sworn in, Stefanik, a member of the committee, asked two ...

From down under to the North Country

Local News

SARANAC LAKE — Jan Cannon-Ladhams bought two cups of tea: one for herself and one for her lifelong friend Susan Steen. Cannon-Ladhams put milk and sugar in hers — the Australian way — and Steen kept her tea black — the American way. Steen and Cannon-Ladhams met as little girls, ...

Chivalry is not dead

Weekender A&E

LAKE PLACID — Chivalry is not dead. You just have to time travel to find it. Local children will perform “King Artie and the Knights of the Rad Table” tonight, Friday and Saturday at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, presented by Rising Star Productions. The comedic musical ...

Collard greens: kale’s first cousin

Weekender A&E

Kale has become our “it” green, gaining popularity over the last decade. Once relatively unknown outside the south, today restaurants make sure it is on the menu. Everyone loves kale chips. Kale has the buzz. But collard greens — kale’s first cousin — are still uncommon. Standard ...

Tupper delivers a double bill of comedy and music

Weekender A&E

TUPPER LAKE — Get ready for a night of comedy and classic rock ‘n’ roll. The Tupper Lake Red and Black Players will host a double bill of “The Fourth Wall” from the high schoolers and “All Shook Up” from the middle schoolers Friday and Saturday nights. - “The Fourth ...

Public skating at the indoor rinks

Weekender A&E

I’m so excited for the snow. It’s not that in the past I’ve not enjoyed it, but sometimes the snowy weather really needs to stay in its own lane. I need to finish the yard work and remember where I left the garden tools. Don’t worry. I’m constantly reprimanded by family members that ...

Resurrecting Dean’s face is a flat-out disgrace

Weekender A&E

The film industry isn’t just recycling movie plots. The next unoriginal step is recycling actors...who have been dead for 64 years. Despite being in only three movies (he played very bit parts in a few others, but I’m not counting those), James Dean has been considered one of the best ...

Trump professes his disinterest

Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) —What hearings? What phone call? Professing disinterest and disdain, President Donald Trump said he was “too busy” doing the people’s business Wednesday to watch the impeachment hearings that imperil his presidency. But even as Trump tried to suggest that he was ...

Hill and Hollow celebrates 25th anniversary

Weekender A&E

SARANAC — In the beginning, J. Kellum Smith and Angela Brown sang in the choir at the Saranac United Methodist Church. “We thought the acoustics of the church were so lovely, and the space was very beautiful,” said Brown, who co-founded Hill and Hollow Music with her late husband in ...

The ideal wine for Thanksgiving dinner? It’s complicated

Weekender A&E

For many of us who love to cook and host on Thanksgiving, one central mystery remains: What to pour? Before I turn to the experts, I’ll offer up three things I do know about wine on this holiday: 1. You don’t want to run out. 2. Opinions vary on what tastes delicious. 3. Do ...

A Whole New World: Disney streaming debuts with hit brands

Weekender A&E

NEW YORK —Disney is sprinkling its pixie dust on the streaming arena this week, as its Disney Plus service debuts with an arsenal of marquee franchises including Marvel and Star Wars, original series with a built-in fan base and a cheap price to boot. The $7-a-month commercial-free ...