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Outgoing town councilor named LP village justice

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LAKE PLACID — The village has appointed a new justice, but the decision wasn’t unanimous. At the board’s meeting Monday, two trustees voted to affirm Mayor Craig Randall’s appointment of North Elba town Councilman Bob Miller to fill the village justice vacancy left by David ...

Keene preliminary budget is under cap

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KEENE — If approved, Keene’s preliminary budget would be under the state tax cap, according to town Supervisor Joe Pete Wilson Jr. The town has proposed a $1,255,455 general fund spending plan for 2020 — which includes employee pay and benefits, debt payments and money for things like ...

Stefanik differs with Trump on Paris climate accord

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On Monday the U.S. officially withdrew from the Paris climate accord, an international agreement between the world’s leading nations aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions and slowing the tide of climate change. Under President Donald Trump’s direction, Secretary of State Mike ...

Woodruff bakery gets review for site plan

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SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Development Board approved a site plan review for a bakery on Woodruff Street at Tuesday night’s board meeting. Mark and Susan “Jill” Zagrobelny, who run Early Dawn Confections, said with their property at 28 Woodruff St., they would convert the ...

Amythyst Kiah sparkles on the Americana scene

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SARANAC LAKE — Amythyst Kiah wants to make music for everyone. She sees how genres and the history of music recording have separated people, and she wants to help change that. “It’s best when you take what’s bothering you and put it into music so that the listener can feel like ...

Four Republicans win Supreme Court seats

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Though one last election district and the absentee ballots for the Supreme Court Fourth District election have still not all been counted, the breakdown of 638,192 votes definitively shows the four Republican candidates winning the seats on the bench. Jim Walsh, Rebecca Slezak, Michael ...

Why I love those little plastic rectangles

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What’s my favorite way to listen to music? Streaming opens up whole new worlds of sonic discovery, and records have exquisite sound quality, but in all honesty, I prefer cassette tapes. You know, those things teenagers in ’80s movies would make for each other as a sign of ...

Stec opposes de Blasio inmate gift plan

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Assemblyman Dan Stec, R-Queensbury, voiced his opposition of a plan announced this week by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to release roughly 900 inmates early, ahead of bail reform changes that will take effect Jan. 1. De Blasio announced that in an effort to entice the newly-released ...

Thank you, electrical line crew

Weekender A&E

A few years ago, the frost line went so deep that water pipes in homes across the Adirondacks were freezing in the middle of winter. Thankfully my house was without water for only a few days. As soon as our water came back on, we had neighbors showering at our house and taking buckets of water ...

Root Shock returns to The Waterhole

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SARANAC LAKE — Root Shock returns to The Waterhole Saturday. Conscious, soulful, uplifting, even healing—that’s how many fans have described the band’s infectious sound and energy. With a reputation like that, it’s unsurprising that this group is indebted to reggae, a class ...

Review: ‘Finding Chika’ is bittersweet memoir of family

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“Finding Chika: a little girl, an earthquake, and the making of a family” (Harper), by Mitch Albom The author of “Tuesdays with Morrie” has a new memoir in which he again shares lessons learned from someone dear to him who dies. This time, though, instead of an old professor, ...

Leeks: the subtle onion

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The trees are bare and snowflakes are blowing in the wind. Winter is on the way. One of the few things left to be harvested before the ground freezes are leeks. These alliums add their distinctive, delicate flavor to all types of culinary delights — soups, stir-fries, salads, and egg ...

Syrian refugee turns to food to rebuild his life in U.S.

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NEW YORK — When he came to the United States as a refugee from Syria during that country’s bloody civil war, there was a lot Diaa Alhanoun didn’t know, starting with English. There was one thing he was fairly certain of, though — whatever else the future held in store for him and ...

The Kingdom Choir to perform at LPCA Friday

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(Editor's note: This has been changed to reflect that the concert has been moved from St. Bernard's Church in Saranac Lake to the Lake Placid Center for the Arts in Lake Placid.) -- LAKE PLACID — In these challenging times, we could all stand to put a little extra joy in our ...

Rand picked to lead North Elba

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LAKE PLACID — Jay Rand appears to have clinched the North Elba town supervisor position, and candidates Emily Kilburn-Politi and Richard Cummings appear to have secured seats on the town council. Unofficial results from the Essex County Board of Elections show Rand secured 940 in-person ...

Ellis will remain on Franklin County board

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SARANAC LAKE — Franklin County reelected Democratic District 7 Legislator Melinda “Lindy” Ellis over Cliff Donaldson of the Common Sense Party Tuesday. The unofficial results shortly after the polls closed at 9 p.m. were Ellis with 959 votes and Donaldson with 560. “I’m very ...

Newcomer will join Harrietstown board

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SARANAC LAKE — Harrietstown will keep one town council person and gain a new one. According to unofficial votes announced at the Harrietstown Town Hall Tuesday night, newcomer Ashley Milne received 866 votes while current council members Howard Riley and Patricia Meagher got 708 and ...

Stefanik objects to Twitter banning political ads

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On Monday U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik said she opposes Twitter’s decision to ban all political advertising on its social media platform. She said the move limits free speech for candidates and campaigns. On Oct. 30 Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced that the company will stop all political ...