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People line up to vote early

On Saturday morning, Oct. 24, as a cold front moved over the Franklin County Courthouse in Malone, cars slowly began pulling into the lot outside the Board of Elections office for the first day of early voting in New York. By 9 a.m., when the poll workers finally opened the doors, about a ...

No field trip? No problem

LAKE PLACID — Around this time of year, buses full of local schoolchildren usually arrive at Heart Lake for hands-on lessons about nature and responsible outdoor recreation. Fourth-graders from schools around the region would take in the fall foliage, leaves crunching beneath their ...

Young journalist steps up

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid High School junior Caleb Mihill describes himself as something of an old person. “I don’t know too much about social media,” he said, speaking to the Lake Placid News over teleconferencing app Zoom on Tuesday, Oct. 20. The 16-year-old readily ...

Sixth-generation dairy farmer

UPPER JAY — Just past another bridge over the East Branch of the AuSable River, a nondescript driveway turns into a collection of early-1900s farm buildings that comprise Sugar House Creamery, a little dairy farm owned and operated by Margot Brooks and Alex Eaton. Under the loom of ...

NY SENATE RACE: Stec talks budget, hiking permits

State Senate candidate Dan Stec says the state Legislature will need to make some difficult budget decisions in the coming year, especially due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and he has a list of what he would like to cut and what he would like to save if elected. He is skeptical about the ...

NY SENATE RACE:

Kimberly Davis says she supports taxing the wealthy to fund the state during the COVID-19 pandemic and introducing “day permits” for hiking in the High Peaks. Davis is a Democrat from Plattsburgh and the current Clinton County treasurer. She’s running to replace retiring state Sen. ...