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Cobb releases reform agenda, outlines goals

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Tedra Cobb, who’s running for Congress in New York’s 21st District, released a reform agenda Tuesday that focuses on taking power away from corporations and their influence in politics. In two digital ads and just over a page-long agenda, Cobb counter-strikes her opponent, Rep. Elise ...

Two mountain rescues for lost, injured hikers last week

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Forest rangers with the state Department of Environmental Conservation made two mountain rescues last week in the Adirondacks: a pair of lost hikers on Whiteface Mountain and an injured hiker in the Dix range. --- Lost hikers on Whiteface --- It was 8:19 Monday morning, Jan. 13, ...

Special election, candidate deadline coming in March

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LAKE PLACID — A special election to fill a Lake Placid village justice seat is set for March 18. The seat was left vacant by David Chapman, who stepped down this past October. Former North Elba town Councilman Bob Miller was initially appointed to fill the seat, but later withdrew, ...

Police charge man accused of damaging Cascade ski trails

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LAKE PLACID — New York State Police have charged a Hempstead man with damaging cross-country ski trails at the Cascade Ski Center this past summer. Ryan T. Prezioso, 35, was charged with trespassing and fourth-degree criminal mischief, a misdemeanor, for allegedly driving his Toyota ...

NCCC approved to offer military spouse scholarships

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SARANAC LAKE — Spouses of active-duty service members can receive scholarships to attend North Country Community College under a special U.S. Department of Defense program. The college received notification in December that it has been approved as a provider of the My Career Advancement ...

Dorsey St. lot closed Friday morning

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SARANAC LAKE — The village parking lot accessible off Dorsey Street will be closed Friday for snow and ice removal. Village Superintendent of Public Works Dustin Martin said the work crews should be finished by about 9 a.m. that day. All vehicles must be out of the parking lot by ...

Boating-while-intoxicated bill floated in Assembly

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Boating while intoxicated could impact driving on roads if legislation reintroduced recently in the state Assembly is approved this year. Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner, D-Saratoga Springs, recently introduced A.9068 to amend the state’s Navigation Law to revoke a person’s driver’s ...

AuSable Forks library obtains grant money for automatic doors

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AuSABLE FORKS — The AuSable Forks Free Library received a $15,114 grant from the Charles R. Wood Foundation, which made it possible for the library to install automatic doors. The award contributes to a major construction grant from New York state for interior improvements scheduled ...

Stec seeks to protect first responders’ contact info

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State Assemblyman Dan Stec, R-Queensbury, has sponsored a bill to prevent the contact information for emergency first responders from being disclosed to defendants as part of the state’s new changes to the bail and discovery process. The new discovery process requires law enforcement ...

Lake Placid keeps Mirror Lake clear for ice skating

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This is a year for ice and with that comes an automatic stop at the Lake Placid ice track on Mirror Lake. Though there are plenty of skating opportunities around the Adirondacks, one reassuring aspect of skating on Mirror Lake is that the North Elba Park District graciously keeps it clear of ...

Call for artists at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts

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BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE — The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts is seeking artists to exhibit in the 2020 season. Exhibits are located in one of their three galleries and run for four to six weeks from June to December (dates subject to change). Each exhibit has an artist reception open to the ...

North Country Jr. Iron Chef registration deadline is Jan. 31

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POTSDAM — Registration for the seventh North Country Jr. Iron Chef competition is now open through Jan. 31. This regional event is a competition for teams of middle and high school age youth from Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties. Teams develop ...

Governor’s budget offers giant leap for ORDA funding

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LAKE PLACID — Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in his budget address Tuesday, proposed $147 million in new capital funding for the state Olympic Regional Development Authority to keep upgrading winter sports venues. The proposed investment came as part of his 2020-21 Executive Budget proposal. If ...

License revoked for wildlife rehab

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WILMINGTON — A co-owner of the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge has had her state wildlife rehabilitation license revoked, forcing the organization to relocate some of its animals. The state Department of Environmental Conservation revoked the wildlife rehabilitation license for Wendy Hall, ...

Cobb joins Stefanik in calling Iran general Soleimani a terrorist

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U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik has been quick to call Iranian General Qasem Soleimani, who was killed in a U.S. air strike on Jan. 2, a terrorist. Her Democratic challenger Tedra Cobb says he was a terrorist, too, but she refrained from using that word — at least publicly — until Jan ...

Cuomo would give DEC a $145 million raise

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed a $145 million spending boost in the state Department of Environmental Conservation budget. As part of his 2020-21 Executive Budget proposal, released Tuesday, Cuomo has proposed a 10% bump in DEC spending, from $1.44 billion this year to $1.58 billion ...

COs, Jones oppose Cuomo’s plan to close more prisons

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budget proposal to close prisons in New York on Tuesday is opposed by corrections officers unions and Assemblyman Billy Jones, a former corrections officer. Neither Cuomo’s speech nor the budget book went into greater detail than just the general idea of closing ...

Region’s reps concerned about Cuomo’s budget

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Elected officials are expressing concern about Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal for counties to cap Medicaid spending at a 3% growth rate and for his call to redo the education funding formula. Cuomo outlined the plan as part of the presentation of his $178 billion budget proposal on ...