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Late-night blaze destroys Keene Valley home

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KEENE VALLEY — Fire destroyed a home here late Sunday night and early Monday morning. The people who were inside at the time were able to escape, and no one was injured, according to Keene Valley Fire Department Chief Stephen “Rusty” Hall. The cause of the fire is under ...

Bringing outdoors education online

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365体育网站 PAUL SMITHS — As COVID-19 has pushed college students to complete their spring semesters from home, Paul Smith’s College’s forestry classes are moving from outdoors to online, and professors and students have had to get creative to replicate the “Paul Smith’s experience” they ...

One-third of Essex County COVID-19 cases are in prison

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365体育网站 RAY BROOK — In Essex County, more than a third of the people who have tested positive for COVID-19 are inmates at the Federal Corrections Institute in Ray Brook. Of the 20 people who have been confirmed positive through testing, eight are inmates, and one has been hospitalized. Essex ...

Coronavirus deaths down in NY, but officials urge vigilance

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NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus death toll in New York dropped again, a sign that Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday means the state is ìon the other side of the plateau” and that ongoing social distancing practices are working to stem the spread o the virus. Cuomo said 507 people died on ...

Lake Placid Marathon donates shoes to health workers

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LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Marathon and Half is helping local health care workers and first responders with an essential piece of their wardrobe during the COVID-19 pandemic: footwear. Greg Borzilleri, owner of the Lake Placid Marathon and Half, recently ordered 142 pairs of ...

Rotary provides books to students

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365体育网站 SARANAC LAKE — This week more than 500 books will be delivered to Saranac Lake students, K-5, a gift from the Rotary Club of Saranac Lake. The Rotary Club puts a book in the hands of every child every year to celebrate Read Across America and fulfill the club’s literacy initiative. ...

Franklin County eyes cuts as revenues are expected to decline

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MALONE — On paper, Franklin County’s finances are in pretty good shape. But the actual situation is far less rosy, county Treasurer Fran Perry told the Board of Legislators on Wednesday, and county Manager Donna Kissane proposed more measures to rein in county spending. The ...

Salt still problem for Mirror Lake, but maybe less so

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LAKE PLACID — The Ausable River Association and Paul Smith’s College’s Adirondack Watershed Institute released their 2019 Water Quality Report for Mirror Lake, which shows that Mirror Lake continued to be negatively affected by road salt last year. However, things seem to be ...

Stec, Davis differ on PAUSE

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365体育网站 Assemblyman Dan Stec and candidate Kimberly Davis, who are running for New York’s 45th State Senate District on the Republican and Democratic lines, respectively, have issued differing opinions on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s decision to extend New York State on PAUSE. This program is the one ...

Antisocial social media

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Recently we had an online reunion with my husband’s family. Our niece is supposed to get married on Halloween. (Don’t even get me started on how excited I am that she chose that date.) We don’t see my husband’s siblings frequently and now the children are older and spread across the ...

Adirondack Health: Federal aid isn’t enough

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SARANAC LAKE — There were many challenges to delivering quality health care services in sparsely populated rural regions before the novel coronavirus. But many North Country hospital administrators now find themselves in a daily balancing act. The stakes are high. The pressure includes ...

Stefanik: North Country can reopen sooner than downstate

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U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, was appointed by President Donald Trump on Thursday to serve on the bipartisan Task Force to Reopen the Economy. The task force includes 32 of the 435 members of the House of Representatives and 65 of the 100 senators. From New York, Reps. John ...

Fire destroys camp in Santa Clara

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SANTA CLARA — A camp in the woods off state Route 458 was leveled in an early afternoon fire on Thursday. The camp, about a mile east of the hamlet of Santa Clara, was fully involved when fire crews arrived on the scene, St. Regis Falls Fire Chief Wilbur Bailey said. The building’s ...

‘LIBERATE!’: Trump pushes states to lift restrictions

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365体育网站 WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump urged supporters to “LIBERATE” three states led by Democratic governors Friday, apparently encouraging protests against stay-at-home restrictions. Some states under Republican leadership edged toward easing up the mandates aimed at stopping the ...

State transfers inmates from Fishkill to Upstate prison

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365体育网站 MALONE — As many as 60 inmates from the Fishkill Correctional Facility in Dutchess County are being transferred to Upstate Correctional Facility in Malone. The move is reportedly necessary because Fishkill is suffering from staffing shortages because of COVID-19, the disease caused by ...

Essex County temporarily halts some recycling

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LAKE PLACID — Some transfer stations in Essex County have temporarily stopped accepting recyclables amid concerns over the spread of the novel coronavirus. Others are continuing to operate with a zero-sort system. Recycling services are required by law in New York state, but ...