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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 ...

Art Walks have new organizers

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SARANAC LAKE — The Art Walks begin this Thursday, with new organizers this year. The Art Walks were started 21 years ago by local artist Tim Fortune, an organizer of many events around the village. After two decades of building the program, he said he’s ready to pass it on. He’s ...

Addiction treatment fundraiser keeps running past goal

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SARANAC LAKE — Andrea Hudak, who started a project to hike and run 2,019 miles to raise $2,019 to help pay for addiction treatment, is starting a color run that will take place later in the summer. Her original project, Miles for Recovery, has surpassed its goal. Her goal was to raise ...

Local BOCES school graduates 63

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SARANAC LAKE — Graduations often consist of long, planned speeches that draw out the anticipation of students waiting to graduate and parents holding back tears, but Adirondack Educational Center Principal Rick Swanston mentioned a thought that had just then popped into his and a ...

Keegan talks on day 1 as NCCC president

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SARANAC LAKE — Summer was in full force Monday on Joe Keegan’s first day as North Country Community College’s new president as he discussed himself and the college. Asked what his presidential legacy might be, he though a while before answering, “that we laid the groundwork ...

Stefanik rebuts Trump on accepting foreign ‘dirt’

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U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik on Thursday criticized President Donald Trump’s comments that his campaign would be open to accepting a foreign power’s help in his 2020 re-election bid. “I strongly believe that if any candidate for public office receives information from a foreign entity, ...

APA plants trees for a respected critic

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RAY BROOK — The state Adirondack Park Agency has more than a dozen trees dedicated to former employees, commissioners and people who have had an impact on the Adirondack Park. And last Thursday, a longtime critic of the agency got not one but two trees in his honor. George Canon is a ...

The official way to dispose of Old Glory

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TUPPER LAKE — Saturday, the day after Flag Day, this town held its annual flag burning ceremony, disposing of worn-out United States flags in the official, proper way. The event, held behind the Veterans of Foreign Wars building on Park Street, saw the disposal of more than 1,000 flags ...