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NY to sue US over its ouster from trusted traveler programs

Politics

ALBANY — New York state will file a lawsuit challenging the Department of Homeland Security's decision to block New Yorkers from participating in "trusted traveler programs" in retribution for a new state law that could hinder federal immigration enforcement, officials said Friday. "It's ...

Toothbrushing: something to smile about

Health

Parents often ask me a mouthful of questions on how can they get their young children to brush their teeth on a daily basis. Let me try to shed light or should I say shed some white on the topic of tooth brushing. - Why brush in the first place? - It’s important for parents to ...

Coronavirus riles China

Health

BEIJING — China’s ruling Communist Party faced public anger and recrimination Friday over the death of a doctor who was threatened by the authorities after trying to sound the alarm about the new coronavirus back in December. The death toll, meanwhile, rose to nearly 640, and the number ...

New virus has infected more than 31,400 people

Health

The latest figures reported by global health authorities as of Friday in Beijing: ¯ China: 636 deaths and 31,161 confirmed cases on the mainland. In addition, Hong Kong has had 25 cases, including one death. Macao has had 10 cases. Most of the deaths have been in China’s central Hubei ...

Experts scramble, but new vaccine may not come in time

Health

WASHINGTON — The flu-like virus that exploded from China has researchers worldwide once again scrambling to find a vaccine against a surprise health threat, with no guarantee one will arrive in time. Just days after Chinese scientists shared the genetic map of the culprit coronavirus, ...

Economic impact of virus widens

Health

BEIJING — More than a month after the outbreak of China’s deadly virus, the economic damage is being felt by more businesses and is threatening the outlook for the global economy. In a report Friday, the Federal Reserve warned that the virus represents an international risk. “The ...

Doctor’s death highlights danger on front lines of outbreak

Health

LONDON — The death of a doctor who issued an early warning about the new virus in China represents a grim reminder that the first health care workers to recognize new outbreaks are sometimes among their earliest victims. Dr. Li Wenliang’s death underlined the dangers health workers ...

Snow won’t slow Winter Carnival parade

Local News

SARANAC LAKE -- This village may have just experienced its biggest dumping of snow all winter, but folks aren't scared it will have any effect on Saturday's Winter Carnival Gala Parade. Village Department of Public Works Superintendent Dustin Martin said the snowstorm will not cancel or ...

DEC warns of avalanche risk on Adirondack slopes

Local News

Heavy snow can be exciting for skiers, snowboarders and winter mountaineers, but for those thinking of heading into the steep Adirondack backcountry, the state Department of Environmental Conservation issued a warning Friday: Be careful of avalanches. DEC said snow was 3 to 5 feet by ...

Townie to townie

Winter Carnival

Although I’ve never been asked to show my credentials as a Saranac Lake townie, if I did, I’d pass with flying colors. I’m a 100% local, a native even, having been born here in the old hospital (now the North Country Community College admin building). I went to local schools, ...

Heavy snow expected today

Local News

The National Weather Service is predicting a total of 10 to 20 inches of snowfall between Thursday and Friday throughout northern New York and Vermont. In a Winter Storm Warning issued early Thursday morning, the NWS office in Burlington, Vermont, predicted the heaviest snow to be today, ...

Legends in History: Lydia Martin Smith

Local News

(This year’s Winter Carnival theme “Myths and Legends” brings to mind many legendary men and women in local history, from wilderness guides to sports legends to heroes in healthcare. Historic Saranac Lake is providing a series of articles celebrating some of the mythical and marvelous ...

‘Green light’ leads to red light

Local News

WASHINGTON — New York residents will be cut off from “trusted traveler” programs that speed their re-entry into the country, a senior Homeland Security official said Thursday, blaming a new state law that prohibits immigration agents from accessing motor vehicle records. Tens of ...

Stefanik: NY earned federal consequence of Green Light law

Local News

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is barring New Yorkers from participating in its “trusted traveler” programs in response to the recently passed Green Light Law, which lets undocumented immigrants be issued driver’s licenses, potentially safeguarding them from ...

Trump thanks Stefanik for her words of support

Local News

“I’ll always be your friend,” President Donald Trump told U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik at his post-impeachment trial speech and celebration Thursday. Speaking at the White House, Trump spoke about being acquitted on two counts of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress by a ...

Trump unleashes impeachment fury in acquittal ‘celebration’

Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Exulting in his impeachment acquittal, a defiant President Donald Trump took a scorched-earth victory lap Thursday, unleashing his fury against those who tried to remove him from office and pointing ahead to his reelection campaign. Triumphantly waving newspaper front ...

‘Dack Shack, Ere’s Pizza seek additional outdoor seating

Local News

LAKE PLACID — Two local businesses are looking to expand their outdoor dining areas. The owners of Ere’s Pizza on Main Street, and the Simply Gourmet/’Dack Shack restaurants on Saranac Avenue, are seeking approval from the North Elba-Lake Placid Joint Review Board to expand the ...