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Vermontville area road closed Tuesday

Local News

VERMONTVILLE — The Franklin County Highway Department will close off a 3-mile section of county Route 60 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to replace a road-crossing pipe. The closure will stretch from the intersection of state Route 3 west for around 3 miles, toward Onchiota.

With care, hiking and hunting can mix safely

Outdoors

With hunting right around the corner, many hikers decide to take a bit of time off. The time off is not only to partake in hunting, but in some cases hikers are nervous about being in the woods. Hunting season isn’t a reason to become a couch potato. You still have to get out there to ...

Asking your child questions about school

Health

Parents are frequently testing me with the question of how can they better learn what is happening in school, when the usual response to “How’s school?” is “Fine” or “Nothing happened” to simply end the conversation. So let me try to take on that assignment and offer some ...

As with adults, there’s no easy way to address weight with children

Health

NEW YORK — Red, yellow, green. It’s a system for conveying the healthfulness of foods, and at the center of a debate about how to approach weight loss for children. This month, the company formerly known as Weight Watchers provoked a backlash when it introduced a food tracking app ...

Hikers will be bused to Wilmington

Local News

WILMINGTON — A new shuttle bus system, designed to encourage hikers to explore mountains beyond the state Route 73 corridor, will start service this fall, state and local officials announced Thursday. The free shuttle service will travel between Lake Placid, the Whiteface Mountain Ski ...

Mystery boom resounds throughout North Country

Local News

Some people heard it as a boom, some as a bang, some as a series of explosions. Imagine the noise of a dump truck being dropped from 100 feet in the air onto pavement. It shook buildings. Many people said it sounded like it was coming from inside their building on on their block. But it ...

After several attacks, judge orders dog put down

Local News

TUPPER LAKE — The dog that has attacked several other dogs around town in the past year was ordered to be put down by a town judge Wednesday. Milo, a black male German shepherd owned by Brian Demars, has injured three Tupper Lake dogs since August 2018, been shot by a police officer in ...

Local county clerks join chorus against license plate fees

Local News

Essex County’s Joseph Provoncha, Hamilton County’s Jane Zarecki and Warren County’s Pamela Vogel joined five other county clerks from around the state at a press conference Wednesday in Clifton Park to announce their opposition to a controversial license plate replacement ...

Stuffed toy donations welcome for annual Teddy Bear Picnic

Local News

LAKE PLACID — The Rotary Club of Lake Placid invites people to donate teddy bears for the Teddy Bear Picnic, an annual children’s event will take place Saturday, Sept. 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kiwanis Teddy Bear Park on Elm Street. In July, the Rotary Club began collecting ...

North Country waits for governor to announce DRI funding winner

Local News

The waiting game may continue a few more weeks for North Country communities that are competing for $10 million from the state in this year’s round of Downtown Revitalization Initiative funding. In August, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the winners in four of the state’s 10 economic ...

Photoshop is where Ed Williams expresses his art

Weekender A&E

SARANAC LAKE — Ed Williams' photography will open Friday at the NorthWinds Fine Art Gallery. It starts with taking a photograph for Williams. For many others like him and who've inspired him, this first step is essential and varies little. But for the next step, Williams takes photography ...

Keene committee asks residents: Name our top 5 problems

Local News

KEENE — A local planning committee is compiling a list of the top five issues facing Keene as part of an ongoing effort to update the town’s community master plan. The volunteer committee — which includes two residents and representatives from the town board, planning board and ...

Sinfonietta passes the baton

Local News

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Sinfonietta announced Tuesday that Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra conductor and Music Director Stuart Malina will be the orchestra’s next music director. “It feels very real,” Malina said Wednesday by phone from his home in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. ...

GOP: Absolve clerks who give red light to ‘Green Light’ law

Local News

ALBANY — Though a measure allowing undocumented immigrants to get New York driver’s licenses has already been enacted, the political fight over the issue is far from over, with GOP lawmakers pushing a bill that would protect motor vehicle clerks who refuse to process the ...

Rangers make four rescues this week in Adirondacks

Local News

Forest rangers with the state Department of Environmental Conservation responded to help hikers who were dehydrated, injured, having a medical episode or stranded by a rain-swollen brook this past week in the Adirondacks. - Town of St. Armand - On Aug. 26 at 6:43 p.m., the Lake ...

Brews and tunes to benefit the loons

Weekender A&E

TUPPER LAKE — The Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation will host a fundraiser at the Raquette River Brewery in Tupper Lake Sunday, Sept. 8 from 3 to 6 p.m. to benefit Adirondack loons. Music will be provided by Peter Etka and Company, and the Raquette River Brewery will be serving a ...

Adirondack Film Society honors Russell Banks

Weekender A&E

LAKE PLACID — The Adirondack Film Society will pay tribute to co-founder and world-renowned author Russell Banks at the 2019 Tribute Gala, scheduled for Friday, Oct. 25 at the High Peaks Resort. The Tribute Gala is a highlight of the Lake Placid Film Festival, which runs Oct. 23-27. The ...

Warren County makes deal to open fire tower trail

Local News

The prospect of having a new hiking trail to a historic fire tower trail in northern Warren County appears to have improved. Warren County leaders hope to allow public access to the Swede Mountain fire tower, which is on land that Warren County owns off Route 8 in Hague, just east of the ...