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Lake Placid High School rearranges schedule

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid High School students returned from spring break Monday to a new, more structured phase of its remote teaching program. Lake Placid Central School District Superintendent Roger Catania said high school Principal Tammy Casey “has been on the front lines of ...

Stefanik breaks with Trump on virus testing

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik on Friday said she believes the federal government should play a role in increasing COVID-19 testing capabilities nationwide, a departure from fellow Republican President Donald Trump’s insistence that states bear the responsibility for purchasing those ...

Essex County COVID-19 total hits 38

SARANAC LAKE — After a five-day lull last week when Essex County saw no new test-confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19, the number of test-confirmed cases rose to 24 on Monday, putting the total number of known or probable COVID-19 cases at 38 countywide. Essex County’s no-new-case ...

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BLOOMINGDALE — Books and food — both are free for the giving and taking in this hamlet, thanks in part to a local 17-year-old. Dellice Chase, a junior at Saranac Lake High School, reached out to Ollie Burgess, the owner of Specialty Wood Products who built and donated the ...

Trump slams Dems

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump accused Democrats on Monday of playing “a very dangerous political game” by insisting there is a shortage of tests for the coronavirus. But Democratic Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly, expressing the frustration of many state leaders, said the federal ...

State to announce plan for reopening elective surgeries

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced that a plan to gradually reinstate elective surgeries at hospitals across the state is forthcoming. During his daily press briefing in Albany, Cuomo acknowledged the financial hardship upstate hospitals are facing as a result of state guidance on ...

NYC nixes June events, including 3 major parades

365体育网站 NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is barring its famous summer street celebrations for the month of June, and the state is exploring new ways to expand coronavirus testing. Amid hopeful trends in virus-related deaths and hospitalizations, officials in New York City and the state are trying to ...

Lives Lost: New Jersey mom, son together in life and death

For almost 30 years, they were inseparable — the devoted mom and the son whose world revolved around her. Death, it turned out, would be no different. Carolyn Martins-Reitz died of the coronavirus last month, and just over a week later, so did Thomas Martins. “I find some peace ...

Mercy isn’t admitting COVID patients . . . or anyone else

TUPPER LAKE — Residents of Mercy Living Center do not have to worry about the nursing home accepting transfers of people who tested positive for COVID-19, an Adirondack Health spokesman said. Although the state told nursing homes two weeks ago they could not reject transfers of people ...

Massachusetts becomes new hot spot as cases surge

Massachusetts has become a hot spot of coronavirus infections, drawing the concern of federal officials and promises of aid from hard-hit New York as the state's death toll prepares to double in less than a week. Deaths from COVID-19 are expected to surpass 2,000 this week in ...

4/20 uncertainty: Marijuana industry tested in virus crisis

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The unofficial holiday celebrating all things cannabis arrived Monday as the nation’s emerging legal marijuana market braces for an economic blow from the coronavirus crisis, with many consumers reducing spending or going underground for deals. It was supposed to be a ...

Young climate activists slowed by pandemic, but not defeated

Jamie Margolin had not expected to be sitting in her bedroom right now. The high school senior had prom and graduation coming up, but so much more: A multi-state bus campaign with fellow climate activists. A tour for her new book. Attendance at one of the massive marches that had been ...

Extensions of border restrictions called ‘unwelcome’ but ‘expected’

The North Country Chamber of Commerce President Garry Douglas said reports that the U.S. and Canada have agreed to extend existing border restrictions for 30 days “certainly unwelcome news but then again, generally expected at this point.” Restrictions on personal border crossings in ...

Lake Placid brewer joins virtual beer tasting

LAKE PLACID — A virtual beer tasting? How would that work? Well, you pay in advance, a craft brewery ships the beer to your home, and then at a scheduled time you join an online videoconference, crack open the goods, drink up and talk about it with a group of other people. The New York ...

Bringing outdoors education online

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

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

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

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 ...

Franklin County eyes cuts as revenues are expected to decline

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 ...