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Lake Placid, Keene plan Veterans Day services

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LAKE PLACID - Veterans Day services are planned for this community and the town of Keene on Sunday and Monday.American Legion Post 326 will not hold a parade this year because Veterans Day falls on a Sunday, according to post Commander Stuart Spotts, who said Tuesday the legion members are ...

Woodward carries on the craft of guideboat construction

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SARANAC LAKE - Two guideboats await Christopher Woodward's attention in his near-century-old shop. One was built circa 1910, in for a new gunwale and sheer planks. The other boat is yet only a quarter-built, planks half-covering its curved spruce ribs, built from scratch by Woodward himself."I ...

Cycle Ad’ks will stop in Westport, Wilmington, Ti

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The Cycle Adirondacks bicycle tour group announced Ticonderoga, Wilmington and Westport as overnight communities for its 2019 Ultimate Cycling Vacation from Aug. 17 to 23.This will be the fourth annual week-long road cycling tour. Ticonderoga was featured as an overnight community during the ...

GIVING BACK: Church offers clothing drive

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LAKE PLACID - Amanda Hoops organized a table of men's fleece jackets while Rose VanWormer stocked a circular rack of women's coats. There were nine tables and three racks of winter clothes set up at the Adirondack Community Church - everything from Northface jackets to rubber snow boots to ...

Gothic thriller opens at Pendragon Theatre

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SARANAC LAKE - There's something so intrinsically off about Victorian-era England. It's as if the queen knew it was going to be one of the creepiest times in the country's history.Pendragon Theater will perform Jeffrey Hatcher's adaptation of Henry James' Gothic thriller "The Turn of the ...

UP CLOSE: Meet U.S. Marine Bill Morris

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LAKE PLACID - In the upstairs of American Legion Post 326 there are binders and files of old news clippings memorializing America's Armed Services. Some headlines include "Nazis in Italy told to put up last ditch fight," "Yanks, Brazilians take 2 mountains" and "Ski troopers write home after ...

Wilmington Youth Center hosts haunted house

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WILMINGTON - The Wilmington Youth Center hosted its third annual haunted house on Halloween, Wednesday, Oct. 31.Kids of all ages showed up for the fun. The younger ones came with their parents who seemed as excited as their kids to be there. The teens showed up with friends. And everyone ...

DEC: Harmful algae blooms can still occur in winter

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The state Department of Environmental Conservation will stop issuing harmful algal bloom notifications for the winter, but warns that HABs can still occur even as temperatures fall."HABs may occur on waterbodies throughout the year, although fewer blooms occur as water and air temperatures ...

3-6 inches of snow predicted today, tonight

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The National Weather Service predicts 3 to 6 inches of snow will fall this afternoon and tonight.The nearest Weather Service office in Burlington, Vermont, issued a Winter Weather Advisory this morning covering the Tr-Lakes villages of Tupper Lake, Saranac Lake and Lake Placid as well as the ...

Preview of this week’s Lake Placid News

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LAKE PLACID - In this week's Lake Placid News, sports makes another appearance on the front page with the U.S. bobsled team and the upcoming International Children's Games.Editor Andy Flynn has another installment from North Country Public Radio's North Country at Work Project, recently ...

Rep. Stefanik re-elected to third term

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GLENS FALLS - U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik won re-election on Tuesday to a third term representing New York's 21st Congressional District.With 99 percent of the precincts reporting, Stefanik, R-Willsboro, received 56 percent of the vote, compared with 41 percent for Democrat Tedra Cobb and 1.5 ...

Letitia James makes history as 1st black woman to win NY-wide office

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NEW YORK - Letitia James made history Tuesday night, becoming the first black woman elected to statewide office in New York. The Democrat will also be the state's first black attorney general.James defeated Republican lawyer Keith Wofford, a little-known candidate in a state where Democrats ...

Little re-elected as state Senate turns blue

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GLENS FALLS - State Sen. Betty Little won re-election Tuesday against Democratic challenger Emily Martz as New York's Senate flipped from Republican to Democratic control.Little, R-Queensbury, said this change in the majority party means she may need to work to keep some policies the North ...

Pickerel and Rock ponds make a pretty pair

Outdoors

SARANAC LAKE - Shoulder season in the Adirondacks can be tough, especially when rain in November could easily turn to snow at any time. Hiking, snowshoeing and skiing are all on the table this time of year, so here's a couple of short hikes that can be combined into a longer ski or snowshoe ...

Adirondack Council reveals results of High Peaks hiker surveys

Outdoors

KEENE VALLEY - A recent survey revealed that hikers in and around the High Peaks Wilderness Area overwhelmingly want the state to prioritize its time and money toward protecting the area's wild character and opportunity for solitude - for current and future generations - over accommodating, ...

Gillibrand re-elected to Senate in New York

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ALBANY - U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, considered a potential Democratic candidate for the White House in 2020, defeated Republican challenger Chele Farley Tuesday to win re-election to a second full term in New York.New York's junior senator was the overwhelming favorite over Farley in polls ...

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wins third term

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NEW YORK - Democrat Andrew Cuomo easily defeated Republican challenger Marc Molinaro on Tuesday to win a third term and an opportunity to create a legacy as one of New York's longest-serving and most dominant governors.Cuomo had sought to portray his opponent, the county executive of Dutchess ...