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Historic Saranac Lake to unveil new exhibit

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SARANAC LAKE — Historic Saranac Lake will present a new John Black Room exhibit, “The Art of the Cure.” Members of Historic Saranac Lake will be invited to an opening reception on Tuesday, June 25 and the exhibit will open to the public on Wednesday, June 26. The exhibit will be ...

H’town Republicans run Milne, Meagher, McLaughlin

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SARANAC LAKE — The Harrietstown Republican Committee held its caucus for the Nov. 5 election Wednesday night, with no contests from within the party. According to committee head Joe Spadero, Patty Meagher and Ashley Milne were chosen to run for town council and Ken McLaughlin for town ...

NCCC, Craigardan partner on summer pottery classes

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SARANAC LAKE — North Country Community College is partnering with Craigardan, a nonprofit arts, agriculture and academic center in Keene, to host a pair of four-week pottery classes this summer at the college’s Saranac Lake campus. The first class, “Wheel Throwing,” will be taught ...

Pendragon kicks off 40th season with ‘Native Gardens’

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SARANAC LAKE — Pendragon Theatre is kicking off its 40th season with the comedy “Native Gardens,” by Karen Zacarias, a play that DC Metro calls “a bloomin’ hysterical comedy” and that asks us just how much we love our neighbors. “Native Gardens,” opening this Friday, ...

Motorcyclist suffers internal injuries from Route 3 crash

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TUPPER LAKE — State Police have identified a motorcyclist who crashed Tuesday afternoon on state Route 3 near the Panther Mountain trailhead. State Police Public Information Officer Jennifer Fleishman wrote in an email that the operator, Kevin A. Trombley, 59, of Lyme, in Jefferson ...

Bouchard named artistic director at Pendragon Theatre

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SARANAC LAKE — Kimberley A. Bouchard, professor of theater and dance at SUNY Potsdam and long-time friend, board member and director at Pendragon, has officially stepped into the role of Pendragon Theatre’s artistic director. Karen Lordi-Kirkham, who has served as the executive ...

DEC opens new trail, lean-to in North Hudson

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NORTH HUDSON — The state Department of Environmental Conservation announced the opening of a new trail and lean-to in the Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest in North Hudson. The trail is 2.3 miles long and goes from the Boreas River/Wolf Pond parking area on the Blue Ridge Road near ...

Artist donates historic art Tahawus Cultural Center

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AuSABLE FORKS — Tahawus Center will host an open house Friday, June 21 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for the Ausable community. Announcements of summer programs and community activities will be available. The center is located at 14234 state Route 9N in Au Sable Forks. A highlight of ...

Solid Sound Festival combines music, art and more

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Solid Sound is not your typical music festival. Started in 2010, Solid Sound is a music festival held at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA). The concept began with the Indie-rock band Wilco, where each year, they handpick musical guests and oversee the overall theme and ...

Lawmakers OK emission cuts, drop legal pot

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ALBANY — New York would adopt the nation’s most aggressive carbon emission reduction goals and give new rights to farmworkers under proposals moving through the state Legislature Wednesday. With the session scheduled to end Wednesday, lawmakers planned to work through the night to ...

Amid urgent climate warnings, EPA gives coal a reprieve

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WASHINGTON — Amid scientists’ increasingly urgent warnings, the Trump administration ordered a sweeping about-face Wednesday on Obama-era efforts to fight climate change, easing restrictions on coal-fired power plants in a move it predicted would revitalize America’s sagging coal ...

Legal pot hopes go up in smoke at NY Capitol

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ALBANY — Despite statewide polling showing increased public support for legalized marijuana, a measure that would allow the sale and possession of recreational cannabis has hit a stone wall at the statehouse, people on both sides of the debate said Wednesday. One of the prime sponsors of ...

College dropout to college president

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SARANAC LAKE — It was just over 30 years ago that North Country Community College President Joe Keegan graduated from this same school. He started his new position as president Monday, and his journey has been a scenic-route version of what one might expect. Keegan grew up in Syracuse ...

Ski jumps hit cost bump

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LAKE PLACID — The ongoing state-funded upgrades to the Olympic Jumping Complex have hit a speed bump. The Olympic Regional Development Authority received just one response to a request for proposals to regrade the landing hills at the 90- and 120-meter ski jumps, in order for them to ...

Van Ho price tag goes up

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LAKE PLACID — Site work and preparations for the construction of a new base lodge at Mount Van Hoevenberg are progressing on schedule. But they’re expected to cost $10-20 million more than previously thought, and at least one local official feels he was left out of the loop. Michael ...

Students get canoe lessons

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SARANAC LAKE — As Celebrate Paddling — the month-long ode to kayaking, canoeing and stand-up paddleboarding — continues, local third-graders are getting lessons both in and out of the classroom. Third-graders spent the last week learning about watersports and being outside. For ...

AuSable Forks bridge to be renamed for pharmacist

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AuSABLE FORKS — A bridge that connects the towns of Black Brook and Jay is being renamed in honor of a pharmacist who served the community for nearly half a century. The state Assembly and Senate each passed bills designating the AuSable Forks Bridge in honor of Steve Godlewski, a ...