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Cuomo seeks ‘balance’ on short-term rentals

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SARANAC LAKE — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state is still trying to “find the right balance” when it comes to short-term vacation rentals in New York. “The Airbnbs, and how to handle the Airbnb market, is something that the entire country is trying to deal with,” he said. ...

Cuomo: Hiker traffic is good, but state is working to manage it

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SARANAC LAKE — Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday described an influx of hiker traffic to the Adirondack Park as good for the economy — but said the state is “making sure that the tourism that comes in is well-managed.” Reiterating comments he made this past November about encouraging ...

Women’s equality, women’s history and more in Congress

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U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, voted against a resolution that would have eliminated the deadline for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. The ERA is back in the news after Virginia on Jan. 27 became the 38th state to ratify the amendment, which would prohibit ...

Some worry if New York’s plastic bag ban is enough

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ALBANY — New York retailers have begun giving up single-use plastic bags as the state prepares for the March 1 implementation of a ban aimed at reducing pollution, but many of those who support a move away from plastic are worried the new law doesn’t go far enough. The law bars ...

Siena College taps former Rep. Chris Gibson as president

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ALBANY — Former U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson will be the 12th president of Siena College, returning to his alma mater as the first non-friar to lead the school. The Loudonville college announced Gibson’s appointment Friday in the Sarazen Student Union. “I believe at this time in our ...

Gov. Cuomo visits SL to announce free snowmobiling day

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SARANAC LAKE -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo stopped by the Hotel Saranac to promote tourism and congratulate 45th District Sen. Betty Little in her last year of service with the state Legislature. Afterward, he went snowmobiling with his daughters and a few of their friends in ...

Cuomo: On Airbnbs, state is ‘trying to find the right balance’

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SARANAC LAKE -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state is still trying to "find the right balance" when it comes to short-term vacation rentals in New York. "The Airbnbs, and how to handle the Airbnb market, is something that the entire country is trying to deal with," he said. "It's something ...

Scott Hamilton shares memories of ’80 Games

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LAKE PLACID — When Scott Hamilton landed in Lake Placid for the first time, he had no inkling that he’d one day return here as a member of the U.S. Olympic figure skating team. He was a kid, not yet very far into his skating career, here for a youth competition. At the time, Hamilton ...

Security is under scrutiny at H’town Town Hall

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SARANAC LAKE — Things got somewhat heated over security measures at the Harrietstown Town Hall during Thursday night’s town council meeting. After the state Unified Court System conducted a security inspection at the town hall, town Justice Ken McLaughlin recommended buying updated ...

Mink mauls mallard, Lussi intervenes

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Art Lussi detailed a near-deadly encounter of a mink and a mallard that he witnessed this winter in a pond near downtown Lake Placid at Friday’s Adirondack Park Agency board meeting. The APA board member said he likes sharing his personal experiences with nature at the meetings and ...

SL school district considers selling Lake Colby School

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SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Central School District Board of Education might sell its Lake Colby location, but it’s looking for public input before making any decisions. The school board held a public hearing at its meeting Wednesday night. “The plan wasn’t to make a decision ...

Panel to discuss what put them on the Olympic path

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LAKE PLACID — Multiple generations of Olympians, and young athletes striving to become Olympians, will speak in a panel discussion Monday at the Lake Placid Center of the Arts. The panel will feature Buzz Schneider, a 1980 hockey gold medalist; Gordy Sheer, a 1992 luge silver medalist; ...

CATs buys Essex Quarry to create nature park

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WESTPORT — Champlain Area Trails has purchased the 35-acre Essex Quarry property in the town of Essex, a historic and ecologically significant site a half-mile south of the ferry landing. The acquisition is the first step in CATS’s creation of the Essex Quarry Nature Park that will ...

Unrepentant Trump ignores Barr’s plea to back off tweeting

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Unbowed by a public rebuke from his attorney general, President Donald Trump on Friday declared he has the “legal right” to intervene in criminal cases and sidestep the Justice Department’s historic independence. At the same time, it was revealed federal prosecutors ...

Cobb: Stefanik keeps sexual harasser’s money

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A new ad from the Tedra Cobb campaign for New York’s 21st Congressional District questions why incumbent U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik has accepted money from disgraced casino mogul and accused sexual assaulter Steve Wynn. Stefanik’s campaign says that Cobb, whose campaign brought in ...

SL wants retired troopers as part-time officers

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SARANAC LAKE — The village Board of Trustees supported a bill that would allow retired state troopers to work as part-time officers in the village police department at Monday night’s meeting. Sen. Betty Little introduced to the most recent version of the bill to the state Senate in ...

Jones pushes for end to double-bunking

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PLATTSBURGH — State Assemblyman Billy Jones, D-Plattsburgh, continues to push for an end to double-bunking in medium-security state correctional facility dormitories. The 20-year former correction officer recently put forth a bill he has introduced in previous sessions that would end the ...