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Plattsburgh man arrested for hate crime following Sunday incident

Local News

PLATTSBURGH — What was supposed to just be a fishing trip turned into an incident of racial harassment this past Sunday. Plattsburgh resident Athina Mitchell, 22, was driving to a fishing spot that she and her partner, Charles Wilkinson, had heard about at the end of Brown Road in the ...

Stefanik given ‘Spirit of Enterprise’ Award by U.S. Chamber

Local News

WASHINGTON — On Tuesday the U.S. Chamber of Commerce presented northern New York’s congressional representative Elise Stefanik with its annual “Spirit of Enterprise” award. The “Spirit of Enterprise” award is given in recognition of members of Congress who support a pro-growth ...

Diversity leader moving out of Saranac Lake

Local News

SARANAC LAKE — The director of the Adirondack Diversity Initiative is packing her belongings and moving out of this village, saying she hasn’t felt safe living here as a Black person since racist graffiti was found spray-painted on a railroad bridge a week-and-a-half ago. The other ...

Lake Placid board adopts budget with flat tax levy

Local News

LAKE PLACID — The village Board of Trustees adopted a budget for 2020-21 last week that carries a slight tax decrease. The village initially proposed a preliminary budget that carried a slight tax increase, with the municipality planning to levy, or collect, $3,923,351 from village ...

Rangers have a busy work week, rescuing hikers

Outdoors

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers respond to search and rescue incidents statewide. Among the calls answered in the past week were the following: --- Town of Keene --- Wilderness Rescue: On June 30 at 7:48 p.m., DEC’s Ray Brook Dispatch ...

Police are investigating Keene farmstand robbery

Local News

KEENE — A Keene farm was robbed on Sunday. New York State Police are investigating and no one has yet been charged in connection with the case. Police say a man entered the Black Rooster Maple farmstand on state Route 73 Sunday morning and made off with $250 in cash and a bottle of ...

NY requires visitors from 3 more states to quarantine 14 days

Local News

ALBANY (AP) — New York is now requiring people from three additional states to quarantine for 14 days as more individuals are testing positive for COVID-19 nationwide. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a Tuesday press release that Delaware, Kansas and Oklahoma now join a total of 19 states that ...

Stefanik, fellow reps call for plan to reopen the border

Local News

WASHINGTON — North Country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, and fellow representatives are pushing for the United States and Canada to develop guidance for a phased reopening of the border. “We are asking that the United States and Canada immediately craft a ...

Cuomo admin report defends nursing home rules for the pandemic

Local News

ALBANY — The Cuomo administration concluded in a report issued Monday that while more than 300 nursing homes statewide took in coronavirus-positive patients during the pandemic, the employees of the facilities were the main conduit for the virus into the homes. Gov. Andrew Cuomo ...

Firework accident leads to Mooers house fire on July 4

Local News

MOOERS — A Fourth of July fireworks mishap here led to a house fire on Independence Day and ended in a total loss. “One of the fireworks tipped over and blew into the garage,” Second Assistant Fire Chief Ben Lapham told the Press-Republican. “That’s where it started. “It ...

When it comes to COVID-19, Hanks takes it day by day

Weekender A&E

NEW YORK (AP) — Since contracting COVID-19 in March, Tom Hanks has been, by most measures, busy. He and his wife, Rita Wilson, flew home after recuperating in Australia, where he had been shooting Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley film. He hosted a from-home episode of “Saturday Night ...

Mary Trump’s book offers scathing portrayal of president

Politics

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump’s niece offers a scathing portrayal of her uncle in a new book obtained by The Associated Press Tuesday that blames a toxic family for raising a narcissistic, damaged man who poses an immediate danger to the public. Mary L. Trump, a psychologist, ...

Frederick Douglass speech read at John Brown Farm

Local News

LAKE PLACID — The words of Frederick Douglass’ speech, “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?” echoed off the walls of Corinthian Hall in Rochester on July 5, 1852. On Sunday they echoed amid the Adirondack High Peaks at the farm and grave of another famous ...

DEC: Bear euthanized after repeated ‘aggressive behavior’

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LAKE PLACID — State Department of Environmental Conservation staff killed a black bear on Monday following what the department described as “a documented escalation of the bear’s aggressive behavior since 2018.” Campsites and lean-tos in the Lake Colden area of the High Peaks ...