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New Boquet Valley school holds first commencement

Local News

WESTPORT — Boquet Valley Central School, the new district which combined Elizabethtown/Lewis and Westport Central Schools, held its inaugural commencement Saturday with the backdrop of Lake Champlain at Westport’s Ballard Park. The ceremony featured co-valedictorians Aiden DeMuro and ...

NY adds states to quarantine list, sends monitors to NYC

Local News

ALBANY — New York is urging travelers from eight additional states to self-quarantine for 14 days as it awaits a decision on the reopening of indoor dining in New York City. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office announced Tuesday that California, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, ...

Cobb says Stefanik silent on US soldier bounties

Local News

Democratic congressional candidate Tedra Cobb says incumbent Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik has been “silent” on recent reports that Russia offered the Taliban bounties on the lives of American soldiers in Afghanistan. Stefanik did not respond to interview requests for this story, ...

20 additional sex abuse lawsuits filed against Catholic diocese

Local News

OGDENSBURG — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Ogdensburg has been named in 20 additional child sexual abuse complaints under the New York Child Victims Act. The law firms of Jeff Anderson & Associates and LaFave Wein & Frament announced the lawsuits Tuesday. “I cannot comment ...

Sunbelt states rush to line up hospital beds, not barstools

Coronavirus

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Florida and other states across the Sunbelt are thinning out the deck chairs, turning over the barstools and rushing to line up more hospital beds as they head into the height of the summer season amid a startling surge in confirmed cases of the coronavirus. With ...

Firm to offer balloon rides from Alaska to the edge of space

Outdoors

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A company wants to use an advanced balloon to fly customers from Earth’s surface in Alaska to the highest reaches of the planet’s atmosphere. Florida-based startup firm Space Perspective plans to use the Pacific Spaceport Complex in Kodiak to serve as one of ...

Review: Revolutionary ‘Hamilton’ arrives at an uneasy time

Weekender A&E

The revolution is finally being televised, thank goodness. The long-awaited live-capture of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s shake-the-rafters musical “Hamilton” comes out Friday on Disney+, a chance to celebrate America’s independence with some of its Founding Fathers. The timing seems ...

NY adds 8 more states to quarantine list

Local News

ALBANY — New York is urging travelers from eight additional states to self-quarantine for 14 days as it awaits a decision on the reopening of indoor dining in New York City. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a Tuesday television interview that he plans to send state police and health and liquor ...

Valedictorian’s speech about racism sparks discussion

Local News

SARANAC LAKE — There has been a flood of reaction, mostly positive, to the Saranac Lake High School valedictorian’s speech about anti-Asian racism she endured. Francine “Frannie” Newman’s blunt speech came as a surprise to many. “Talking about race has never been something ...

Stefanik, Cobb take opposite sides on police reform bills

Local News

The two candidates for New York’s 21st Congressional District seat — incumbent Republican Elise Stefanik and returning Democratic contender Tedra Cobb — support two different police reform bills passed by the House, but despite increased pressure to pass police reform legislation ...