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Asparagus: Food of the gods

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It’s here! Spring! Everything is turning verdant green and flowers are blooming in forest and garden! Farm stands are teeming with potted plants and flowers. But wait – there are also bunches of green stalks! We have been expectantly waiting for the green shoots to come up through the ...

Rangers help lost hikers, flipped kayakers

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State Department of Environmental Conservation forest rangers recently helped a pair of kayakers who had flipped, as well as a number of lost hikers — including two who called for a taxi ride from the summit of Whiteface Mountain. --- Town of North Elba On Friday, May 17, DEC dispatch ...

Bill to help ‘Blue Water’ veterans passes House

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Legislation to streamline the process for obtaining benefits for U.S. Navy veterans exposed to Agent Orange unanimously passed the House of Representatives last week. The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act would change current policy of the Veterans Administration, which in 2002 limited ...

Parking crackdown to begin in Saranac Lake

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SARANAC LAKE — The village police are asking that drivers respect the time limits and signs relating to parking in the village, as they will be cracking down and issuing tickets to those who violate the rules. To help with the cracking down on violations and the issuing of tickets, a ...

Fugitive says he’ll surrender if people like wanted poster

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HARTFORD, Conn. — A Connecticut police department has reached a deal with a fugitive that would have him surrender if enough people respond to a wanted poster on social media, an agreement that at least one expert calls unethical. Jose Simms, 29, who is believed to be somewhere in New ...

Traveling memorial documenting opioid crisis is in Albany

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ALBANY (AP) — A traveling memorial putting a face on the nation’s opioid crisis is making a weeklong stop in Albany. The memorial called “Prescribed to Death” features a wall constructed of 22,000 pills, each carved with a face to represent someone who fatally overdosed on a ...

New York puts Democrats a step closer to Trump tax returns

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ALBANY — New York lawmakers gave final passage to legislation Wednesday that would allow President Donald Trump’s state tax returns to be released to congressional committees that have, so far, been barred from getting the president’s federal filings. The Democrat-led Senate and ...

Local school budgets pass

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Keene school administrators can breathe a sigh of relief. Voters there narrowly approved a school budget that needed a 60% supermajority to pass — the only one in the greater Tri-Lakes area that exceeded the state tax cap — and they also squeaked through a capital construction ...

Acting APA chair quits

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RAY BROOK — The former acting chair of the state Adirondack Park Agency has left the board, leaving more than one-third of the board’s eight appointed commissioner seats open. Karen Feldman, who served as an APA commissioner since 2013 and acting chair since last July, was not at ...

Malone Comic Con will feature ‘Star Trek’ actor, more

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MALONE — Actor J.G. Hertzler who played Klingon General Martok on “Star Trek: Deep Space 9” is the featured guest for the 4th annual Malone Comic Con pop-culture convention. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 25 at Franklin Academy High ...

Stefanik wants sharp response to Iran

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On Tuesday, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo briefed the House and Senate, but first told reporters that the situation between the U.S. and Iran was easing after several weeks of increasing and decreasing threats. “Our prudent response, I ...

Green Market at the Oval

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I’m not sure why there is still controversy about climate change. My children argue with me all the time and I do understand their frustrations. Perhaps arguing isn’t the correct terminology. They vent. Yes, we know climate change is happening. Thankfully the climate change argument is not ...

Volunteers clean up Saranac Lake and Lake Placid

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Saranac Lake and Lake Placid volunteers touched up their roads, walkways and parks Saturday in an effort to beautify the two villages. - Saranac Lake - More volunteers and cigarette butts but fewer dog feces yielded a positive day of detailing in the downtown. It also was the ...

Moose runs into car on Route 30

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A moose is dead after it collided with a truck on state Route 30 in McColloms Monday evening, according to State Police. Scott A. Grant, 23, of Norwood was heading to work, driving south on state Route 30 in a Ford pickup truck, when the male moose ran into the driver’s side of the ...

Keene green teens compete in environmental competition

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KEENE VALLEY — Five Keene Central School students are set to compete in a statewide environmental science competition today. The teens will represent Essex County as they compete against high school teams from nearly every county in the state at the annual New York State Envirothon, ...

Carry the Load returns to Lake Placid Sunday

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LAKE PLACID — Carry the Load will continue its now annual Memorial Day weekend presence in Lake Placid this year on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Its mission remains to walk, bike or paddle around Mirror Lake in honor of the fallen to restore the true meaning of Memorial ...

E’town EMS at risk of shutting down

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ELIZABETHTOWN — Elizabethtown-Lewis Emergency Squad needs more money or it can’t survive, officials say. Emergency Squad Treasurer Lawrence Bashaw said funding from two of the towns the squad serves, Elizabethtown and Lewis, hasn’t kept pace with their expenses. “We’re ...

Lyme researchers seek people with rash

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A Capital Region study is aiming at the creation of an accurate test for Lyme disease, but it needs volunteers. The organization, Focus on Lyme, is partnering with the Stram Center for Integrative Medicine out of Delmar for the study. They’re looking to collect blood samples from people ...

Green Market Saturday on the Oval

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LAKE PLACID — The Green Market is a community environmental awareness event, hosted by Lake Placid High School students, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday on the Olympic Speedskating Oval. This family-friendly day offers a farmers market and craft fair, live music, a farm-to-school lunch ...

Acting APA Chairwoman Karen Feldman departs

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RAY BROOK — The former acting chair of the state Adirondack Park Agency has left the board, leaving more than one-third of the board’s appointed seats open. Karen Feldman, who served as an APA commissioner since 2013 and acting chair since last July, was not at last week’s regularly ...