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Politics

Now What? hosting free community lecture series

SARANAC LAKE — Now What? will host the second series of free community lectures given by local educators at 7 p.m. Feb. 22 at North Country Community College's Library Brian O’Connor, library director at NCCC, will present “Fake News,” how to detect it and how to find accurate ...

Stefanik fires back on Facebook

North Country U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik took to Facebook late Tuesday morning to write a 500-plus-word post explaining how she communicates with constituents while also criticizing some she dubbed “small special interests” for disruption and ...

In Glens Falls, 80 people ‘demand’ Stefanik hold town hall meeting

GLENS FALLS — About 80 people demonstrated outside the Glens Falls district office of U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro, on Tuesday to “demand” she meet with constituents in a town hall forum. “What do we want?” Joe Seeman asked, speaking through a bullhorn. “Town hall,” ...

Village seeks consultant for River Walk extension

SARANAC LAKE — The village is again seeking a consultant to help design an extension to the Saranac River Walk. The village Board of Trustees on Monday approved a request for qualifications “to identify firms with the interest, expertise and capacity” to assist with the project. ...

No opposition yet for Placid mayor, trustees, judge

LAKE PLACID — With the deadline for submissions today at 5 p.m., no new candidates have formally come forward to challenge this village’s incumbent mayor, two trustees and the lone village justice. Lake Placid Mayor Craig Randall and trustees Art Devlin and Scott Monroe have all ...

Canada’s Trudeau talks trade with Trump at White House

WASHINGTON — A political odd couple, President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau resolutely played up their similarities at their first meeting Monday, even as obvious differences lurked behind their public smiles. After their White House meeting, the North American ...

State Senate Dems brace for battle in juvenile justice reform

ALBANY — New York lawmakers are gearing up for another clash over state law that treats 16- and 17-year-olds as adults in the justice system. Senate Democrats on Monday called for the state to raise the age of juvenile jurisdiction to 18 next year and to avoid “watered-down” ...

PM Trudeau visits Trump in crucial meeting for Canada, U.S.

OTTAWA, Ontario — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump will participate in a roundtable discussion about women in the work force Monday, an early sign of cooperation as Trudeau seeks to have good relations so Canada is not targeted in trade talks. In his ...

APA approves Lake Flower Resort

RAY BROOK — A proposed resort in Saranac Lake passed its final major government review hurdle Friday. Now all it faces is a lawsuit from another Saranac Lake hotel owner. The state Adirondack Park Agency Board of Commissioners voted to approve a permit for the Lake Flower Resort and ...

APA approves subdivision outside Lake Placid

RAY BROOK — The state Adirondack Park Agency board unanimously approved a planned subdivision outside Lake Placid Friday. The project, which is owned by Barile Family LLC, would build 15 houses on resource management land. It still needs to get local municipal approval. The subdivision ...

APA approves new Lake Champlain Islands Complex

RAY BROOK — The state Adirondack Park Agency board approved a plan for management of six islands in Lake Champlain Friday morning. The state Department of Environmental Conservation developed the Lake Champlain Islands Complex Unit Management Plan to provide guidance on how to manage ...

Tupper Lake town board enters in agreement with Potsdam

TUPPER LAKE — The town board approved an intermunicipal agreement with the village of Potsdam that will allow the town and village of Tupper Lake to receive $60,000 to advance its revitalization strategy. Potsdam applied for grant funding from the state Department of State for projects ...

Locals try to get Rep. Stefanik’s attention outside Lake Placid hotel

LAKE PLACID — About a dozen Tri-Lakes locals protested North Country U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik outside of the Crowne Plaza hotel in Lake Placid during their lunch hour on Thursday. The group consisted of people from Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Keene, Keene Valley, Wilmington and Upper ...

Tupper Lake village gears up to buy fire truck

TUPPER LAKE — The village board is moving forward on buying a new fire truck. At Monday’s special board meeting, Mayor Paul Maroun said he had met with the fire committees and Chief Carl Steffen, and that the group was in consensus that the village should begin the bid process for an ...

DEC reschedules Hammond Pond meeting

NORTH HUDSON — The state Department of Environmental Conservation has rescheduled a public meeting on changes to the Hammond Pond Wild Forest Unit Management Plan. DEC will host the public to gather input on the UMP next Thursday, Feb. 16 at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at the North ...

Randall recounts trip to Kazakhstan for board

LAKE PLACID — The contingent of representatives from this village and the surrounding region who travelled to Almaty, Kazakhstan last week are scheduled to meet today to further discuss what they learned about the possibility of bringing the World University Games here in ...

Big agenda set for APA meeting

RAY BROOK — The state Adirondack Park Agency board will tackle a full agenda this week, including a possible decision on the Lake Flower Resort and staff reports on the Boreas Ponds tract. Starting at 9 a.m. Thursday, the board will meet at agency headquarters in Ray Brook. The first ...

Hammond Pond Wild Forest meeting canceled

NORTH HUDSON — A public meeting on changes to the Hammond Pond Wild Forest unit management plan has been canceled, but the state Department of Environmental Conservation says it will be rescheduled. The meeting, which was scheduled for this evening in North Hudson, was canceled due to ...