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DEC Commissioner Martens resigns

July 2, 2015 ALBANY — A day after enacting a promised ban on fracking, New York Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joseph Martens has announced that he'll step down this month. more »»

New security measures, superintendent announced for Clinton prison

July 2, 2015 DANNEMORA — There are new rules, tougher inspections and a new superintendent at Clinton Correctional Facility, the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision announced Wednesday, Jul... more »»

Cleanup complete at former Saranac Lake gas station

July 2, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — The state Department of Environmental Conservation says no additional environmental cleanup work is needed at the former Wilson Farms gas statio. more »»

State suspends Dannemora prison officials, including Racette of Saranac Lake

June 30, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — The state has placed the superintendent of Clinton Correctional Facility, Saranac Lake resident Steve Racette, and two other members of the prison’s executive team on administrative... more »»

Cuomo: Sweat talking to investigators; Inmates had sights on Mexico

June 29, 2015 MALONE — Two convicted murderers who escaped from prison and eluded a massive manhunt for three weeks had initially planned to drive to Mexico but headed toward Canada on foot when their ride backe... more »»

David Sweat shot, in custody (update)

June 28, 2015 MALONE — The second of two convicted murderers who staged a brazen escape three weeks ago from a maximum-security prison in northern New York was shot and captured near the Canadian border on Sunday... more »»

North Country reacts with relief, thanks

June 28, 2015 MALONE — North Country residents breathed a huge sigh of relief following Sunday’s news that convicted killer David Sweat had been captured. more »»

Lone trooper shoots escapee

June 28, 2015 MALONE — The man who fired the shots that took down David Sweat is a veteran state trooper who’s also a firearms instructor. Sgt. more »»

Autopsy on escaped inmate released

June 28, 2015 On Saturday, June 27, an autopsy was conducted on the remains of escaped prisoner Richard Matt at the Albany Medical Center, according to a New York State Police press release. more »»

Tri-Lakes residents react to shooting

June 28, 2015 Cherie Racette said she was overwhelmed with emotion when she first heard the news David Sweat had been captured and that a three-week manhunt was over. more »»

David Sweat still on the run

June 27, 2015 OWLS HEAD - "Keep the person to your left and right in view," a forest ranger shouted out to a group of law enforcement officers before they entered the woods. more »»

One dead; one on the run

June 27, 2015 MALONE — Steve Duprey said he’s resting a little easier now, but the tension and anxiety he’s felt over the last week haven’t completely gone away. “I’m 50 percent relieved,” Duprey said Friday. more »»

Camp Colby will begin Sunday, cautiously

June 27, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — A hunt for an escaped prisoner won’t stop a state-run summer camp from opening Sunday, but it will prompt caution to protect the young campers. more »»

Matt shot dead; Sweat on the run (2nd update)

June 26, 2015 MALONE — One of two escaped inmates was shot and killed today, three weeks after they broke out of Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora. A U.S. more »»

Advisory panel tours Olympic venues

June 26, 2015 LAKE PLACID — Members of the state Olympic Regional Development Authority Community Advisory Panel toured all the ORDA venues in Lake Placid and Wilmington Thursday, June 25 to see what changes have... more »»

GIVING BACK: 46ers celebrate naming of Grace Peak

June 26, 2015 NORTH HUDSON — Grace Hudowalski once said, “Mountains can give you a lot if you can take it. more »»

UP CLOSE: Jill Dulka gets a kick out of life

June 26, 2015 LAKE PLACID — It starts with a jab, then a cross, then a hook. Jill Dulka started kickboxing about five years ago, and she immediately took to the discipline. more »»

NY helps seniors, families with farmers market costs

June 26, 2015 ELIZABETHTOWN — The Essex County Office for the Aging will be distributing up to 760 coupon booklets to eligible seniors for use at local farmers markets to buy fresh produce. more »»

Lake Placid Blues Festival grows in second year

June 26, 2015 LAKE PLACID — The sound of music spilled out of the bars and restaurants and onto the street this past weekend during the Lake Placid Blues and Heritage Festival. more »»

Local schools plan to spend bond act money

June 26, 2015 Local school districts are preparing to purchase things like electrical wiring, laptops, wireless Internet and security cameras as the state’s $2 billion Smart Schools Bond Act nears implementation. more »»



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