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Police: Woman who ran over 2 children was using phone

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GATES (AP) — Police say an upstate New York woman accused of running over two toddlers was taking pictures with her phone at the time of the accident. Authorities charged 29-year-old Letoya Palmo of Gates with two counts of assault and reckless endangerment. A 2-year-old and a ...

Joan Osborne comes to Songs at Mirror Lake July 23

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LAKE PLACID — Joan Osborne will take the stage for the fourth week of the Songs at Mirror Lake music series at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 23 in Mid’s Park. The Pines Inn Songs at Mirror Lake Music Series presented by Adirondack “By Owner” hosts Bob Dylan Night, presented by Golden ...

Adirondack Sky Festival Sunday in Tupper Lake

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TUPPER LAKE — With its location within a protected state park, with low light pollution, low humidity and sitting at a high altitude, Tupper Lake provides ideal conditions for night sky viewing, some of the best east of the Mississippi. Local officials, university professors, and ...

Driftwood at the Waterhole Friday

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SARANAC LAKE — Folk, rock and Americana band Driftwood returns to Waterhole Upstairs Music Lounge stage on Friday, July 19. “Growing up in the Chenango Bridge/ Binghamton area, I never really thought about it being an economically depressed town. To me, it was a perfect balance of ...

U.S. heat wave just warming up for the weekend

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DETROIT — The heat wave that has been roasting much of the U.S. in recent days is just getting warmed up, with temperatures expected to soar to dangerous levels through the weekend. Communities are preparing by offering buildings as cooling centers and asking residents to check in on family ...

Cuomo signs bill granting labor rights to farm workers

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ALBANY (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation giving farm workers collective bargaining rights, overtime pay and other labor protections afforded in non-farm industries. The Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practices Act eliminates a provision in New York state law that prohibits ...

Former New York prison investigator arrested

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ALBANY — A former New York state prison investigator has been charged for accusations that he falsified evidence records, authorities said. Former investigator Todd Johnson was arrested and faces second-degree forgery and first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, New York State ...

Judge candidate loses ballot line

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A lawsuit between candidates for Hamilton County judge candidates has resulted in one of the candidates losing a ballot line for November’s general election. Marsha Purdue sued Tatiana Coffinger in state Supreme Court because she believed that an independent party that Coffinger created ...

Teen art camps

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Good grief. I can’t be the only person who is hearing that there is nothing to do (insert a lot of eye-rolling). This is coming from visiting children, not even my own. I glance at my friend and I gesture that when my kids ever mentioned being bored, I would make them clean the house. The ...

Glens Falls resident now second in command of the State Police

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GLENS FALLS — When he moved to Warren County 25 years ago to take a job as an assistant district attorney in Warren County, Kevin Bruen did not envision his law enforcement career taking him to a statewide leadership post with the State Police. But late last month, Bruen was named first ...

Funky Crustaceans at Music on the Green

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SARANAC LAKE — Funky Crustaceans are on tap for the fifth week of the Music on the Green summer series. The band last appeared on the Music on the Green stage in 2017. This group brings NOLA music from the past and present along with funk, R&B, and country blues. Music on the ...

Police issue boating ticket for Lake George parasailing accident

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LAKE GEORGE — Police have issued a boating ticket to the captain of the parasailing boat that was involved in an accident that critically injured a man on Lake George last month. The Warren County Sheriff’s Office has determined no criminal charges were warranted for the June 15 ...

Open-Minded Mic Night extended with tonight’s performances

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SARANAC LAKE — BluSeed Studios at 24 Cedar Street in Saranac Lake brings residents and visitors a doubleheader of entertainment opportunities on Thursday, July 18. In addition to the excitement of Third Thursday ArtWalks, BluSeed will be extending the evening by adding to its ...

Celebration of Youth Saturday at the Wilder Farm

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MALONE — On Saturday, the annual Celebration of Youth event will feature a children’s art show with submissions from school children who visited the farm this year. Two essay contest winners will be selected to be Honorary Laura and Almanzo for 2019. Activities for the day will ...

Some streets closed for Street Fest Saturday

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The Saranac Lake Department of Public Works will close the section of Main Street between Academy Street and the Hotel Saranac parking lot as well as the Pontiac parking lot near Berkley park on Saturday for the first annual Street Fest. The road and parking lot will be closed to all ...

The Bookstore Plus welcomes authors

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LAKE PLACID — The Bookstore Plus will host two author signings: Robert Hunter from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 20 and Sam Bleicher from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, July 25. Hunter will autograph copies of his book “Relapse: A Love Story.” He will also be playing his guitar. Sam ...

Tomato sandwiches are the joy of summer

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It’s summer, and fresh, locally grown tomatoes are plentiful at farmers’ markets and farm stands. We use them in salads. We cook with them. But they truly shine in the tomato sandwich. Tomatoes are incredibly good for you. They contain lycopene, an antioxidant that is known for ...

Tempers flare over trailhead parking

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At the popular Roaring Brook Falls trailhead in St. Huberts, the parking lot was already packed shortly after 7 a.m. Saturday. It was a warm day with good hiking conditions, and word of the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s new roadside parking ban along Route 73 had started ...

Stefanik votes not to condemn Trump tweets as racist

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U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik voted against a House resolution that condemned President Donald Trump’s recent tweets and statements as racist attacks on four progressive congresswomen of color. The House majority of 235 Democrats passed the resolution with 240 votes, four of which came from ...