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Salt and the cost of driving 55 mph in snow and ice

February 8, 2019 SARANAC LAKE — New York salts its roads more than any other state — not only in higher amounts, but also at the highest rate. more »»

AuSable Valley schools could get more from Medicaid

February 8, 2019 The AuSable Valley Central School District could’ve been reimbursed for a total $56,510 in Medicaid claims over the past seven years, according to an audit by the state comptroller’s office. more »»

A tour of Adirondack Medical Center’s new surgical wing

February 8, 2019 SARANAC LAKE — A group made up mostly of village board members gathered around a medical-grade dumbwaiter in “bunny suits” — white coveralls, puffy blue caps and blue booties. more »»

13 injured in NY hunting accidents in 2018

February 8, 2019 Hunters across New York had just 13 shooting-related incidents last year, tying a low set in 2016 and halving the number of shootings from a decade ago. more »»

Election reform means changes for politicians in Essex County

February 8, 2019 Election season for local offices will come early this year as election reforms passed by the state take effect, and Essex County has a slew of positions to run for. more »»

Adirondack green groups sue over snowmobile bridge plan

February 8, 2019 Two Adirondack environmental groups have sued the state Department of Environmental Conservation over a planned snowmobile bridge in the central Adirondacks. more »»

Preview of this week's Lake Placid News

February 7, 2019 LAKE PLACID — In this week’s Lake Placid News, we say goodbye to Denny Allen, former general manager of the Olympic Center who died unexpectedly Friday, Feb. 1 at the age of 64. more »»

Some schools closed, some delayed today

February 7, 2019 SARANAC LAKE — Icy road conditions have caused some school districts to close for the day and the rest to delay classes for two hours in the greater Tri-Lakes region. more »»

Seggos to remain DEC commissioner

February 7, 2019 State Department of Environmental Conservation commissioner Basil Seggos has announced that he will stay on as head of the department, reversing a previous decision to leave. Shortly after Gov. more »»

Crews work to dismantle ice jam in town of Jay

February 7, 2019 UPPER JAY — Essex County workers used excavators and a bulldozer to remove a mile-long ice jam from the East Branch of the AuSable River in Upper Jay Thursday. At 2 p.m. more »»

Town of Jay declares state of emergency

February 7, 2019 The town of Jay declared a state of emergency at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6 due to unexpected and severe flooding of the AuSable River in the town and its hamlets of AuSable Forks, Jay and Upper Jay. more »»

Freezing rain makes North Country roads treacherous

February 6, 2019 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. more »»

Warm-up closes Ice Palace

February 5, 2019 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. more »»

Completing the circuit

February 1, 2019 LAKE PLACID — Residents of the Olympic Region don’t have many choices to recycle single-use alkaline batteries — such as those used in remote controls, radios and flashlights — so the village of Lak... more »»

Will vacation rental regulations be changed after packed hearing?

February 1, 2019 LAKE PLACID — “We probably should’ve done this five years ago, 10 years ago, but I don’t think that any of us realized how this industry was going to take off,” town of North Elba Supervisor Roby... more »»

Public offers opinions on proposed short-term rental law at hearing

February 1, 2019 LAKE PLACID — Roughly 150 people showed up for the public hearing on short-term vacation rental regulations Thursday night, Jan. 24, at the Lake Placid Conference Center. more »»

UPCLOSE: Kathy Ford retires after 40 years at Adworkshop

February 1, 2019 LAKE PLACID — After 40 years of design work, Kathy Ford retired from the Adworkshop marketing agency Thursday, Jan. 31. more »»

Propane delivery driver dies after being pinned under truck

February 1, 2019 KEENE — A propane truck driver died Friday, Jan. 25 after his truck rolled while making a delivery in Keene and he became pinned underneath a wheel. State Police reported Monday that Daniel O. more »»

Local NY reps object to gun bills

February 1, 2019 The state Senate and Assembly passed the largest gun bill package in New York since the SAFE Act Tuesday, Jan. 29, despite local representatives voting against the majority of i. more »»

From book to Broadway

February 1, 2019 LAKE PLACID — As junior and senior students funneled into the library Thursday morning, Jan. 17, history teacher Keith Clark hit play on his laptop. more »»



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