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COVID-19 by the numbers

Local News

--- Essex County --- 7 — Confirmed cases, two new 34 — People in mandatory or precautionary quarantine, up from 19 on Sunday 85 — People who have been tested and received results, four more than Monday --- Franklin County --- 8 — Confirmed cases, none new 67 ...

Hand sanitizer being produced by power company

Local News

Local renewable energy company Northern Power & Light, Inc. has partnered with Mountain Spirit Distilling to produce hand sanitizer from locally-made high-purity ethanol. “First and foremost, we want to reassure customers that there is no anticipated interruption in electricity ...

Adirondack forest ranger tests positive for COVID-19

Local News

A state Department of Environmental Conservation forest ranger based in the Adirondack Park has tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The forest ranger was deployed downstate to help with the state’s coronavirus response when he was exposed to the ...

Lake Flower boat launch bathroom construction suspended

Local News

SARANAC LAKE — The state Department of Environmental Conservation has temporarily postponed construction of a new bathroom at the Lake Flower Boat Launch. “Due to the current COVID-19 public health crisis, DEC has temporarily ceased work on construction projects deemed ...

Economic impact payments: What you need to know

Local News

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service on Monday announced that distribution of economic impact payments will begin in the next three weeks and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people. However, some seniors and others ...

NCPR’s Brian Mann will join NPR full-time

Local News

WESTPORT — After 21 years of work as North Country Public Radio’s first Adirondack bureau chief, Brian Mann has been recruited to a new position at NPR. He’ll work first to help the network cover the COVID-19 crisis and will then serve as the network’s first full-time correspondent ...

Ex-wildlife chief: Trump rule could kill billions of birds

Outdoors

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — At a former open pit copper mine filled with billions of gallons of toxic water, sirens and loud pops from propane cannons echo off the granite walls to scare away birds so they don’t land. After several thousand migrating snow geese perished in the Berkeley Pit’s ...

Gray hair, don’t care: Cuts and color lead to home travails

Business

NEW YORK — Sister love playing out in a living-room hair trim. A botched home dye job with a silver lining. Stylists shipping out kits of personalized color with promises to talk their regulars through the process via FaceTime. As the spread of the coronavirus sends more people into ...

Help heads to NYC as experts predict over 100,000 US deaths

Health

NEW YORK — The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus climbed past 3,600 Tuesday, eclipsing China’s official count, as hard-hit New York City rushed to bring in more medical professionals and ambulances and parked refrigerated morgue trucks on the streets to collect the dead. The crisis ...

Prison virus precautions widely described as too little, too late

Local News

Coronavirus is spreading through North Country prisons, and though their governing state and federal organizations made several policy changes last week to slow the spread, corrections officers, union representatives, inmate advocates and politicians say these changes are coming too late, ...

Adirondack forest ranger tests positive for COVID-19

Local News

A state Department of Environmental Conservation forest ranger based in the Adirondack Park has tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The forest ranger was deployed downstate to help with the state’s coronavirus response when he was exposed to the ...

Franklin County COVID-19 cases jump to 8

Local News

SARANAC LAKE — Despite restrictions on coronavirus testing, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Franklin County rose to eight on Monday, up from five cases the day before. Franklin County Public Health is working on contact tracing and evaluating the risk of exposure to others ...

‘Staggering’ death toll: Cuomo begs for help

Health

NEW YORK — New York’s governor issued an urgent appeal for medical volunteers Monday amid a “staggering” number of deaths from the coronavirus, as he and health officials warned that the crisis unfolding in New York City is just a preview of what other communities across the U.S. ...

COVID-19 by the numbers

Local News

--- Essex County --- ¯ 5 — Confirmed cases, none new ¯ N/A — People in mandatory or precautionary quarantine, 19 as of Sunday ¯ 81 — People who have been tested and received results, 20 more than Friday --- Franklin County --- ¯ 8 — Confirmed cases, 3 more than ...

Some ORDA construction projects to be put on hold

Local News

LAKE PLACID — Parts of multi-million dollar improvement projects at Lake Placid’s Olympic sites are expected to come to a halt. An executive order signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo more than a week ago, and revised recently, directs construction companies to stop all “non-essential” ...

No longer 3-way house race as French will not be on the ballot

Local News

Jeff French, who had filed with the state Board of Elections to run as a candidate for New York’s 21st Congressional District seat on the Serve America Movement Party, will not be on the November ballot, due to a missed date to accept the SAM Party’s authorization of his ...