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SL Police Review Committee holds online hearing Thursday

Local News

SARANAC LAKE — The newly formed village Police Review Committee will host a virtual public hearing at 5:30 p.m. Thursday via both Zoom and Facebook Live. To attend the meeting, go to saranaclakeny.gov and find the meeting under the Calendar section, or go to Saranac Lake’s Facebook ...

Fall NCCC series to focus on Indigenous voices

Local News

SARANAC LAKE — Following a series of summer sessions focused on wellness, personal finance and Adirondack history, North Country Community College will shine light this fall on the voices of Indigenous peoples. Through a trio of online programs in October, North Country Live: Fall Series ...

St. Luke’s plans Blessing of the Animals Oct. 3

Local News

SARANAC LAKE — In honor of the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, the Episcopal Church of St. Luke the Beloved Physician will hold a Blessing of the Animals service on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 11 a.m. Animals of all stripe and color, live or plush, are welcome at the service for a blessing ...

Judge stops Potsdam from flushing toilet gardens

Local News

POTSDAM — The toilet gardens will stay, at least for now, a judge ruled Monday. A federal court has ordered that the village may not remove Frederick “Hank” Robar’s “toilet gardens” until his lawsuit is settled. Senior U.S. District Court Judge Lawrence Kahn, of Albany, ...

AuSable Club tries to help manage overuse

Outdoors

In the beginning of September, the news that the AuSable Club will pilot access restrictions to Adirondack Mountain Reserve land this coming Columbus Day weekend evoked some frustration in the wilderness recreation community. This action will see yet-unspecified restrictions to hiker traffic ...

US death toll from coronavirus hits 200,000

Health

The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000 Tuesday, a figure unimaginable eight months ago when the scourge first reached the world’s richest nation with its state-of-the-art laboratories, top-flight scientists and stockpiles of medicines and emergency supplies. “It is ...

View from the summit

Local News

LAKE PLACID — Her daily commute finds her scaling a mountain. Syracuse native Kayla White is in her seventh year as a summit steward for the Adirondack Mountain Club. It’s a job that brings her to high heights — literally. But it’s also a position that has become increasingly ...

Church will toll bell for 200,000th COVID death

Local News

KEENE VALLEY — National health experts predict that the official U.S. death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic will reach 200,000 on or about today. To mark this tragic milestone in this nation’s history, the Keene Valley Congregational Church will ring its bell 200 times, once for each ...

Ray Brook trailer has street food from all over

Local News

RAY BROOK — On the side of Route 86, next to Wiley’s Flies fly fishing shop, an enormous “open” sign flies from a red garbage can emblazoned with a “street tacos” banner. A few feet down a gravel road, a forest green trailer is parked next to two picnic tables. And inside the ...

Advocates try to unfreeze road salt bill

Local News

ALBANY — Adirondack environmental groups are asking Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign the Randy Preston Road Salt Reduction Act, which passed the state Legislature two months ago and awaits the governor’s signature before it can become law. The bill is named in honor of the late Randy ...

Black art discussed in LPCA course

Local News

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Center for the Arts is hosting an online class called “Black Narratives” every Tuesday in October. The four-class series will be held over Zoom from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27. Registration costs $62 and can be completed by calling ...

Judge: Postal Service must process election mail on time

Politics

NEW YORK — For the second time in a week, a federal judge said a nationwide order is necessary to ensure mail for November’s election is delivered on time, and he is threatening to demand weekly updates on efforts by the U.S. Postal Service to process election mail. On Monday, U.S. ...

NY halts commercial evictions; groups demand aid for renters

Coronavirus

ALBANY — New York commercial tenants are protected from evictions and foreclosures through Oct. 20 under a new executive order announced Monday. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the executive order helps commercial tenants and mortgagors hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and economic restrictions to ...

For most NYC students, back to school but not the classroom

Coronavirus

NEW YORK — Monday’s return to New York City schools wasn’t the one anyone planned for. For most, it wasn’t a return at all. Only pre-kindergarten and some special education students ended a six-month absence from school buildings after a last-minute decision to postpone, for the ...

‘I miss mommy’: Families shattered by COVID forge new paths

Coronavirus

Just four months had passed since Ramon Ramirez buried his wife and now, here he was, hospitalized himself with COVID-19. The prognosis was dire, and the fate of his younger children consumed him. Before ending his final video call with his oldest, a 29-year-old single mother of two, he had ...

Forum tonight on University Games progress

Local News

LAKE PLACID — The Adirondack Sports Council will host a virtual town hall today at 7 p.m. The focus of the meeting will be on the progress being made toward the Lake Placid 2023 FISU Winter World University Games, which Lake Placid and the Adirondack region will host Jan. 12-22, ...