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Tupper mayor puts Family Dollar on warning

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TUPPER LAKE — Mayor Paul Maroun says the village’s Family Dollar is one mask-related violation away from having its certificate of occupancy temporarily revoked. Maroun said he has received several complaints that employees at the store are not wearing masks. Two of these complaints ...

Second COVID-19 case at Adirondack Correctional

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RAY BROOK — A second inmate at Adirondack Correctional Facility has tested positive for COVID-19. Data from the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision shows that the inmate was positive for the virus as of Wednesday. The inmate was tested after being transferred to ...

Three new COVID-19 cases in Tupper

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TUPPER LAKE — Mayor and Franklin County Legislator Paul Maroun says there are now four confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Tupper Lake, with three new ones this week. He said three individuals came into contact with an Adirondack Health employee, at the local network’s Tupper Lake Health ...

Tropical Storm Fay bringing lots of rain

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The National Weather Service is warning of hazardous weather this weekend through Wednesday as a tropical storm is expected to bring heavy rain into the area. Tropical Storm Fay was named Thursday afternoon and is expected to lift northward. The NWS office in Burlington, Vermont, said ...

Governor calls out racist graffiti in Saranac Lake

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SARANAC LAKE — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a statement Wednesday evening condemning racist graffiti discovered here two weeks ago. Slurs, expletives and the racist phrase, “Go back to Africa” were spray-painted on a railroad trestle bridge over the Saranac River between Pine ...

Cyclists can Ride for the River on their own time

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WILMINGTON — The Ausable River Association’s Ride for the River fundraiser will return for a ninth year, but not with cyclists together on the same day, due to COVID-19 precautions. AsRA is teaming up this year with the new Bike Adirondacks company to put on the Ride for the River ...

Milling now, paving soon on Route 3, Tupper Lake

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TUPPER LAKE — Milling operations, in advance of highway repairs and paving, began Tuesday on a portion of state Route 3 in this village, between Kildare Road and Pleasant Avenue. Milling is expected to be done Wednesday, July 15. Then crews will make spot repairs to the highway. Paving ...

Great Adirondack Garage Sale scheduled for August

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Registration is open for the 10th annual Great Adirondack Garage Sale. Traditionally held each Memorial Day Weekend, the sale this year will take place on Aug. 7, 8 and 9 due to COVID-19 restrictions. The Great Adirondack Garage Sale stretches over 150 miles through the Adirondacks and ...

ArtWorks can now accept tax-deductible donations

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SARANAC LAKE — Saranac Lake ArtWorks, founded in 2008, announced July 2 it has achieved nonprofit status as a 501(c)3 organization. With that status, it can receive tax-deductible charitable donations. Up to now, the group has operated without direct donations, replying instead on ...

NYC to reopen zoos, aquarium

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Bronx Zoo and New York City’s aquarium are set to reopen this month, but New York City is canceling street fairs, outdoor concerts, parades and other big events through September as local officials try to keep city blocks open for restaurants and the public. Large ...

Governor condemns racist graffiti in Saranac Lake

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SARANAC LAKE — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a statement Wednesday evening condemning racist graffiti discovered here two weeks ago. Slurs, expletives and the racist phrase, “Go back to Africa” were spray-painted on a railroad trestle bridge over the Saranac River between Pine ...

July 4 brings wave of tourism

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LAKE PLACID — This region saw heavy tourism over the Fourth of July weekend, with the rush of visitors standing in stark contrast to the last four months of few tourists visiting this area amid the coronavirus pandemic. Ongoing closure of the U.S.-Canada border essentially cut off ...

Well into Stage 4, what’s open now?

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LAKE PLACID — The North Country region entered Phase 4 of reopening 19 days ago. Since then, New York state has issued new guidance and different industries have gradually been given the go-ahead to reopen. So what’s open now? The short answer: Everything is allowed to be open except ...

Biggest PPP loans in the Tri-Lakes

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The largest Paycheck Protection Program loan in the Tri-Lakes area was given to St. Joseph’s Addiction Treatment and Recovery Centers, based in Saranac Lake but also with locations in Tupper Lake, Malone, Massena, Elizabethtown, Ticonderoga and Keeseville. It received a grant in the $2 ...

Trump threatens to cut federal aid if schools don’t reopen

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Determined to reopen America’s schools despite coronavirus worries, President Donald Trump threatened on Wednesday to hold back federal money if school districts don’t bring their students back in the fall. He complained that his own public health officials’ safety guidelines are ...

Study: Climate change altering Adirondack boreal forest

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LONG LAKE — A study published in the journal Wetlands documents an invasion happening in the Adirondacks: The black spruce, tamarack and other boreal species are being overcome by trees normally found in warmer, more temperate forests. Ultimately, researchers from the SUNY College of ...

A drive-in musical theatre in Keene

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KEENE — This is the time of year Kathleen Recchia usually is preparing for the Book & Blanket Players annual summer musical-in-a-week program. This year, the youth theater producer/director is still preparing, but it’s a completely different kind of production, thanks to the ...