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Advocacy group glad for trails plan

Outdoors

ALBANY — Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) Saturday joined Assemblymember Patricia Fahy to praise Governor Andrew Cuomo for signing legislation, directing the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to develop a coordinated plan for linking existing trails with potential ...

SL Voluntary Health informs about lice

Health

SARANAC LAKE — Head lice is not just something to scratch your head over. It’s a common problem in schools and doctors’ offices across the country. Understanding that one in five children will get lice, the Saranac Lake Voluntary Health Association has created an infographic outlining ...

Paul Smith’s pioneers competitive gaming in Adirondacks

Local News

PAUL SMITHS — Stephanie Tyski has a competitive desire that for a long time she could not satiate. She used to play volleyball, but after suffering a serious concussion, sports were a no-go. She spent the rest of her high school career and some of her college years missing that sense of ...

Remembering Pilot Knob

Outdoors

It was a cold, rainy mid-November night 50 years ago, and state Forest Ranger George Stec was talking to three young men who stopped by his house to report seeing a wolf around Queensbury’s Butler Pond when the phone rang. It was around 8:30 p.m. “It was the Sheriff’s Department ...

ORDA board agrees to replace Whiteface gondola

Local News

LAKE PLACID — The Cloudsplitter gondola is getting a facelift. The state Olympic Regional Development Authority’s Board of Directors on Friday authorized a more than $2.4 million contract with Doppelmayr USA to overhaul the system at Whiteface Mountain Ski Center in ...

BOCES hires super from Chateaugay

Local News

SARANAC LAKE — Dale Breault Jr. plans to spend his first several months as superintendent of the Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES listening. “Getting to know the operation and listening and learning,” Breault said at Thursday night’s BOCES board meeting. “I plan to find out about ...

Green presidential hopeful stops in Plattsburgh

Local News

PLATTSBURGH — Howie Hawkins wants to get what he calls life and death issues injected into the 2020 presidential campaign discourse: the climate emergency, the inequality crisis and the nuclear arms race. The Syracuse resident currently seeking the Green Party presidential nomination ...

Bail reform law could reduce Franklin Co. Jail population, costs

Local News

MALONE — In less than two months, the Criminal Justice Reform Act will take effect, bringing with it sweeping changes to the bail reform system. “Now 90% of the criminal offenses, there will not be bail for them,” said Franklin County Judge Derek P. Champagne. Alongside Sheriff ...

Police plan DWI crackdown Thanksgiving week

Local News

MALONE — This Thanksgiving weekend, millions will hit the roads eager to spend time with family and friends. In New York state, police officers will ramp up patrols to crack down on drunk drivers. This holiday is among the busiest travel times of the year. More people on the roadways ...

DMV reminds smowmobilers to renew registration

Local News

ALBANY — New York State Department of Motor Vehicles wants to remind New Yorkers that snowmobile registrations must be renewed annually. The DMV allows snowmobilers to renew registrations online on the DMV website, by mail or in person at a DMV office, according to a press ...

Children and their imaginary friends

Health

Parents of toddlers and preschoolers often ask me if it is all right for their child to be speaking to imaginary friends. I won’t usually answer until Dr. Check-Up, my imaginary pediatrician friend, gives me the advice I need to answer their question. Fortunately, he has, so here are my ...

Trend warfare: More attention and cash flow to NY21 Congress race

Local News

With Fox News appearances and worldwide trending hashtags, each candidate in New York’s 21st Congressional District is now receiving unprecedented amounts of attention and cash. Nationwide fundraising drives are dumping millions of dollars into the campaigns of Rep. Elise Stefanik and ...

Questions, concerns arise at Keene hiker parking meet

Local News

KEENE VALLEY — For the first time in months, the Garden parking lot was empty on Wednesday. Hikers continued to trickle into the hamlet of Keene Valley past Columbus Day, but as the temperature dipped this week, so did the steady stream of tourists to this trailhead pinch point. With ...

Stefanik clarifies on election meddling

Local News

In Thursday’s public impeachment inquiry hearing, U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik addressed witnesses statements that her committee members were sharing “harmful” theories and received sympathy from committee members and witnesses for social media attacks. --- Russian or Ukrainian ...

Trump’s ex-adviser undercuts GOP’s defense

Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former White House official said Thursday that President Donald Trump’s top European envoy was sent on a “domestic political errand” seeking investigations of Democrats, stunning testimony that dismantled a main line of the president’s defense in the ...