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Police investigate as woman is found dead at AuSable Chasm

Local News

A woman was found dead in AuSable Chasm Sunday morning, according to State Police. On Sunday morning, after reports that the woman was missing, State Police were allowed on the AuSable Chasm premises by staff. Police later found the woman dead, according to a case report read by Sgt. ...

MudRat dives deep into Panther Gorge

Outdoors

SARANAC LAKE — Kevin “MudRat” MacKenzie spends much of his free time photographing, hiking and climbing on both ice and rock within the High Peaks. But one place in particular piqued his interest, and after a couple of years of research and writing, MacKenzie is out with his first ...

Leaves are starting to change, and peepers are coming

Local News

Leaf peeper season is here. The state released its first Fall Foliage Report of the year this week: Roughly 10% of fall foliage throughout the Adirondacks is expected to change by this weekend. Local watchers in Saranac Lake are predicting that people will see “touches of red leaves ...

Options on the Kettle Trail

Outdoors

The Kettle Trail is a lovely trail located in the Debar Mountain Wild Forest. The trail is best used as an out-and-back hike but with a second car and an added road walk along McColloms Road on the north end, it could be a one-way. McColloms Road is not drivable with most vehicles and ...

APA opens public comment period on Sentinel Range Wilderness plan

Local News

RAY BROOK — The state Adirondack Park Agency board on Friday unanimously approved a public comment period for the Sentinel Range Wilderness Area outside of Lake Placid, but there was some debate over the review process. The state Department of Environmental Conservation recently ...

APA approves campsite guidance, with changes

Local News

RAY BROOK — On Friday, the state Adirondack Park Agency approved a guidance document that will help determine how primitive campsites in backcountry locations should be designed, monitored and managed. The guidance — created by the state Department of Environmental Conservation — is ...

Rail trail plan filed with Park Agency

Local News

RAY BROOK — Adirondack Park Agency staff said Friday that a state plan for a rail trail between Lake Placid and Tupper Lake could come before the board next month. APA staff said they have received a draft unit management plan for the Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor, and said it was ...

Town council candidate has many questions for board

Local News

TUPPER LAKE — A candidate running for a town council seat in the November election aired out a long list of his questions, complaints and grievances at a town board meeting Thursday night. Daniel “Boonie” Carmichael spoke during the public comment portion of the meeting, asking ...

Ti man pleads guilty to murder

Local News

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Ticonderoga man who shot and killed a friend in December pleaded guilty to a murder charge late Thursday, and the two men who assisted him in getting rid of the victim’s body pleaded guilty to felony charges as well. Michael E. LaRock, 39, pleaded guilty to ...

More Asian clam sites found in Lake George

Local News

The annual effort to determine whether invasive Asian clams have spread in Lake George led to the discovery of three new sites with clams earlier this month, bringing the total number of infested areas to 27. The small clams, which can cause water quality problems, were found at Fort Ann ...

Small game seasons to start

Local News

RAY BROOK — The state Department of Environmental Conservation has announced that numerous small game hunting seasons will begin on Oct. 1. Turkey, rabbit, hare and pheasant hunting all begin in the Northern Zone, which includes the North Country, on Tuesday, Oct. 1. Squirrel season ...

Blues at Timbuctoo moved indoors due to weather forecast

Local News

LAKE PLACID — The location of today’s Blues at Timbuctoo music festival has been moved due to weather concern. The event is being moved from the John Brown Farm State Historic Site, which is outdoors, to to an indoor venue nearby, the recently rebuilt base lodge at the nearby Olympic ...

102 Club invites public to dinner

Local News

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack 102 Club invites the public to its fifth annual dinner Thursday, Sept. 19 at the Hotel Saranac. This “club” is a loosely organized group of those who have been following the book of well-known Adirondack author Marty Podskoch, “Adirondack 102 Club.” ...

Congress advances $25M grant bill

Local News

A bill that provides $25 million for a commission that supports economic development projects in northern New England and New York is a step closer to approval. Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, said the panel on Friday advanced ...

Heading off concussion concerns

Health

Parents of children playing contact sports have been heading me off at the pass asking me if they need to worry after their child has had a concussion. - What is a concussion? - A concussion is a temporary loss of brain function due to a direct injury to the head and a shifting of the ...

Saranac Lake Voluntary Health Association elects new officers

Health

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Voluntary Health Association welcomes Wayne Newman as president and Peg Wiltberger as vice president with Craig Stevens renewing his term as treasurer and Sue Patterson returning as the not-for-profit group’s secretary. Newman has been a member of the ...

Journal publishes Trudeau Institute’s summary of summit it hosted

Health

SARANAC LAKE — Almost a year after Trudeau Institute hosted a Global Health Summit, it and the State University of New York Upstate Medical University wrote a summary of the summit that was published in Vaccine, a peer-reviewed journal, on Sept. 9. The summit, on responding to the ...