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Freezing rain makes North Country roads treacherous

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From roads to bushes to jackets, northern New York was covered in a slick layer of ice Wednesday evening after temperatures fell from above freezing into the lower 20s. Numerous people reported being scared while driving and having their vehicles slide sideways, off the road or into ...

Warm-up closes Ice Palace

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SARANAC LAKE — The Ice Palace closed Monday, with hopes of reopening Friday, due to rain, wind and warm temperatures that have made the site unsafe. Down by Pontiac Bay, Ice Palace Worker volunteers have struggled to keep onlookers out of the site, even with caution tape and orange ...

Rollercoaster temperatures

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Ice buildup is expected anywhere there is standing water as the weather around the North Country is forecast to drop 40 degrees heading into the weekend. Temperatures rose from below freezing to the mid 40s on Monday and Tuesday, causing snow and ice to melt before single-digit ...

DEC spots nearly 100 moose in 4 days

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In its fifth straight year of aerial surveying for moose in the Adirondack Park, the state Department of Environmental Conservation said nearly 100 healthy moose were spotted over a four-day period. The annual survey is part of a collaboration between the DEC, Cornell University and the ...

Stefanik: Iowa Rep. King should resign

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North Country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has publicly called for the resignation of fellow Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa, due to his comments that were widely seen as racist. The statement came the same week Stefanik, who represents New York's 21st Congressional District, called on ...

State forests keep sustainable certification

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The state Department of Environmental Conservation announced last week that its state forest management programs had won national sustainable certification for the 11th year in a row. The DEC manages more than three-quarters of a million acres of forests outside of the Catskill and ...

Lake Placid appoints new village court clerk

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LAKE PLACID — This village hired a new court clerk. The Village Board of Trustees appointed Victoria Duffy as the new court clerk at Monday night’s public board meeting. Duffy will replace Mirra Bickford, who recently resigned from the position and took a job at the Essex County ...

Expect Lake Placid parking changes Thursday, Friday

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LAKE PLACID — The parking spaces on Parkside Drive between the post office and Mirror Lake Drive will be unavailable from 2 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday. The closed parking will allow Verizon workers to remove overhead utility lines. Then on Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., parking fees ...

Citizen Advocates supports ski patrols with locker donations

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MALONE — Upgrades to the boot and ski room for the Whiteface Volunteer Ski Patrol and Titus Mountain received a lift from Citizen Advocates in Malone in the form of much need locker space. The ski patrol for Whiteface Mountain Ski Area has been modernizing the boot and ski room, which ...

Warm-up closes Ice Palace

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SARANAC LAKE — The Ice Palace closed Monday, with hopes of reopening Friday, due to rain, wind and warm temperatures that have made the site unsafe. Down by Pontiac Bay, Ice Palace Worker volunteers have struggled to keep onlookers out of the site, even with caution tape and orange ...

Holmes, Shumway repeat as Fun Run champs

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SARANAC LAKE — Eric Holmes and Jessica Shumway repeated as champions Saturday at the annual Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Fun Run. Holmes was the overall winner of the race, completing the 4-mile course in 28 minutes, 11 seconds. He won the race last year in 27:05. Jared Whalen, who ...

Paul Smiths Boy Scouts add troop for girls

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PAUL SMITHS — Girls can now join Scouts BSA in an identical co-ed program under the Boy Scouts of America. It’s part of an initiative to make the organization more inclusive — and now there’s a local troop looking to found a troop for girls. Troop 12, based out of Paul Smiths, will ...

Green groups sue over snowmobile bridge plan

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Two Adirondack environmental groups have sued the state Department of Environmental Conservation over a planned snowmobile bridge in the central Adirondacks. Protect the Adirondacks and Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve, sued the state in January over a 12-foot-wide ...

White Stag Ski Races

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Saranac Lake Ski Club’s White Stag Sunday at Mount Pisgah, Saranac Lake Female 6-7 1st Run 2nd Run Comb. Norfolk, Cecilia 41.89 41.04 1:22.93 Clark, Madelyn 44.97 45.46 1:30.43 Kramer, Lily 47.24 47.22 1:34.46 Gravatt, Sunshine 47.97 47.59 1:35.56 Wilson, ...

Green Mountain transfer plan

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PAUL SMITHS — Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vermont, will be closing in May. Paul Smith’s College, along with eight other colleges and universities, will be vying for the remaining undergraduate class as a way to combat its already dropping student enrollment. Green Mountain ...

Open elected seats in Franklin, Essex counties

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Election season for local offices will come early this year as election reforms passed by the state take effect, and Franklin and Essex counties both have a slew of positions to run for. An election reform bill signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in January combines the federal primary ...

DEC announces increased access in Grass River area

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A trio of parcels in St. Lawrence County — including state land and two conservation easements — have new access and recreation plans, the state Department of Environmental Conservation announced last week. The DEC has approved the three plans, which include an expansion of recreational ...

Stefanik calls on Va. gov. to resign amid yearbook controversy

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U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, called on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam to resign after a photo in his 1984 medical school yearbook surfaced of a person wearing blackface and another in a Ku Klux Klan robe. Northam at first said he was in the photo and then denied it, but said he ...