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Malone’s Winter Carnival parade won’t return this year

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MALONE — The Malone Winter Carnival parade — which was resurrected in 2012 after a decade-long absence, went on hiatus in 2018 and returned in 2019 — will not take place this year, or in the foreseeable future. Frigid temperatures and the lack of participation appear to have doomed ...

Brushton mayor returns from jail

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BRUSHTON — For village Mayor Kevin Pentalow, it was back to business as usual Thursday — his first village board meeting since his release from the Franklin County Jail. On Thursday night, no mention was made of his time away from the board. Instead, the board’s discussion centered ...

Early voting tweaks proposed in legislature

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There were several lessons from New York’s first round of early voting in 2019 that could lead to changes ahead of the presidential election this year. The state Senate on Thursday approved a package of election-related bills, including six measures that seek to improve early ...

Child Victims Act extension proposed

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A Manhattan Democrat wants to give child sex abuse victims another year to file previously time-barred claims in court. State Sen. Brad Hoylman, D-Manhattan, recently introduced S.7082 to extend the statute of limitations for the state’s Child Victims Act, which was passed in 2019 and ...

NY senator moves to end daylight saving time statewide

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KINGSTON — State Sen. James Skoufis says he thinks people would like to view evening sunsets after work all year long. The freshman Democrat from Cornwall has introduced a bill to end daylight saving time in New York state and move the state to Atlantic Standard Time. That would push ...

It could’ve been a lot worse

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Other than some ice on roads and a few power outages, the ice and rainstorms over the weekend passed through the Tri-Lakes with little effect. However, it was the opposite for the Glens Falls area. “It was not as bad as expected,” said Ricky Provost, Franklin County emergency ...

Tupper broadband survey results still being calculated

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TUPPER LAKE — The results of the Tupper Lake broadband study are still being calculated and the committee is determining if the desire is there for local businesses to get their internet via fiber optics. The numbers are still being crunched, but town Councilman John Quinn said if there ...

Earthquake rumbles across North Country

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Did you feel that? An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.3 on the Richter scale sent a few shock waves throughout the North Country this morning. The earthquake hit at 5:37 a.m., and the epicenter was just across the U.S.-Canadian border about 8 miles south of Ormstown, Quebec, ...

Trump and Pelosi square off ahead of Senate trial

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and Speaker Nancy Pelosi squared off Sunday ahead of his impeachment trial, as she said senators will “pay a price” for blocking new witnesses and he quickly retorted that she and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff should both ...

‘You should see our hearts’

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PERU — Crystal O’Jida-Blair loves to stand behind the kitchen counter that looks out onto her daughters’ play area in their Peru home. “Last night, we’re having a dance party and, you know, we have a karaoke machine, so the two little ones are singing and the oldest is doing ...

Students’ mural to provide vibrant welcome to Glens Falls region

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GLENS FALLS — It’s the culmination of nearly three years of planning, shaping and day-long painting parties. It’s a blast of vibrant greens and yellows, of muted grays and splashes of lime, orange and Prussian blue. And in its 60-foot expanse, it is a story of a group of high ...

Defense secretary: No hard evidence U.S. embassies were threatened

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WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Mark Esper explicitly said Sunday that he had seen no hard evidence that four American embassies had been under possible threat when President Donald Trump authorized the targeting of Iran’s top commander, raising questions about the scale of the threat ...

Road patrol at heart of sheriff-legislature feud

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In a feud about staffing and road patrols, communication between Franklin County legislators and Sheriff Kevin Mulverhill has been poor, according to both parties. Legislators accuse Mulverhill of running an unofficial road patrol, and he accuses the board of micromanaging his department ...

Flooding, power outage possible this weekend

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With heavy freezing rain, significant icing and plenty of rainfall in the mix of possibilities, the National Weather Service has issued both an ice storm warning and a flood watch for much of northern New York this weekend. People should be ready for fluctuating above- and below-freezing ...

State offers trucks to Franklin Highway Dept.

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VERMONTVILLE — The state offered surplus equipment to the town of Franklin Highway Department for temporary use after a fire destroyed the town garage and all of its plow trucks in December. The state Department of Transportation sent multiple heavy machines to Franklin, including a ...

Stefanik opposes War Powers Resolution that passed House

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PLATTSBURGH — North Country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, came out in opposition to the War Powers Resolution approved by the House Thursday evening. The resolution, put forth by Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich., would terminate “the use of United States Armed Forces to ...

School bus involved in collision; no students hurt

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GABRIELS — A Saranac Lake Central School District bus was involved in a three-car collision Wednesday afternoon. No students were injured, and the bus sustained only minor damage, the district superintendent said. It wasn’t clear whether anyone in the other vehicles was hurt. The ...

Heastie urges patience on bail reform

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ALBANY — An intensified debate over New York’s bail law continued at the State Capitol on Thursday, with the top Democrat in the State Assembly saying he wants to let the reforms play out without changes. State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie urged people to have patience with the ...

Progressives urge NY leaders not to roll back bail reform

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ALBANY — Progressive groups are ramping up the pressure on Democratic state lawmakers to maintain their support for New York’s decision to scrap cash bail for scores of crimes after Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the controversial measure may need changes. The progressives argue the new law ...