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Local NY reps object to gun bills

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The state Senate and Assembly passed the largest gun bill package in New York since the SAFE Act Tuesday, Jan. 29, despite local representatives voting against the majority of it.Altogether, six of the eight proposed bills passed.On Saturday, Jan. 26, state Sen. Betty Little, R-Queensbury, ...

From book to Broadway

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LAKE PLACID - As junior and senior students funneled into the library Thursday morning, Jan. 17, history teacher Keith Clark hit play on his laptop. "Guns and Ships" from the hit Broadway musical "Hamilton" boomed out of the external speakers. He said it helps the kids wake up.Clark looked over ...

Empire State Winter Games welcome video gamers

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LAKE PLACID - This year's Empire State Winter Games will add a new event that doesn't require skis, skates or a snowboard, but rather a TV, a DualShock controller and a copy of EA's "Madden NFL '19."Esports (electronic sports) is the newest addition to the ESWG, a multi-sport event from Jan. 31 ...

Preview of this week’s Lake Placid News

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LAKE PLACID - In this week's Lake Placid News, we report on the proposed short-term vacation rental regulations that are being drawn up by the village of Lake Placid and town of North Elba.Staff Writer Griffin Kelly gives us two stories. He was at the public hearing for the proposed regulations ...

Breaking down the B’dale Bog Trail

Outdoors

SARANAC LAKE - The Bloomingdale Bog Trail is a snowmobile trail that is also popular with cross-country skiers, fat tire bikers and walkers during the winter, when snowmobile grooming keeps the trail in good shape.Stretching 8.25 miles from its start near Saranac Lake to its end in ...

The good ol’ days of snowball hooliganism 

Outdoors

My ears are still ringing, and I can't stop chuckling after engaging in some of the long, lost fun I enjoyed as a kid. Admittedly, I was somewhat of a delinquent, but not in the classic sense. We may have thought we were really bad apples at the time, but in comparison with the havoc others ...

Propane delivery driver dies after being pinned under truck in Keene

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KEENE - A propane truck driver died Friday after his truck rolled while making a delivery in Keene and he became pinned underneath a wheel.State Police reported Monday that Daniel O. Mitchell, 62, was delivering for Suburban Propane to 95 Hulls Falls Road in Keene. He parked the truck and got ...

Recycling reality

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A common thought is that if you put a recyclable item in a recycling bin it gets recycled. However, that's not always the case.It only gets recycled if someone buys the material to use it for something else. If not, it gets dumped in a landfill with the rest of the planet's trash.For decades, ...

Bill McKibben: Now is the time to combat climate change

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PLATTSBURGH - Author and environmental activist Bill McKibben's core message to the packed Plattsburgh United Methodist Church on Monday evening, Jan. 14, was that the time is now to launch an all-out effort to tackle climate change.He said older people should not think of it as a problem for ...

ARTIST PROFILE: A quilter’s life with Bethany Krawiec

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LAKE PLACID-What does it take to make one develop a passion for the intricate and, some may say, tedious art of making quilts?In Bethany Krawiec's case, an early interest in knitting, sewing and crocheting helped, but the kicker involved a close involvement with the Mennonite community where ...

Residents gather to support keeping NCCC pool open

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SARANAC LAKE - People concerned with the possible closure of North Country Community College's pool gathered in the Cantwell Room of the Saranac Lake Free Library to discuss the issue and organize Monday night, Jan. 21.In December, the college announced that the decision was being weighed by ...

Wind chill on Whiteface summit hits minus 77

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WILMINGTON - The temperature atop the state's fifth highest peak hit 31 degrees below zero Fahrenheit early Monday morning, Jan. 21, and with a steady breeze, the wind chill reached 77.9 degrees below zero.The University at Albany's Atmospheric Research Center measures conditions at the top of ...

Keene’s Dan Plumley to leave Adirondack Wild group

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Dan Plumley, one of the founding members of the green group Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve, announced last week that he will leave the group to form a new consultancy firm with an eye on more international conservation work."Dan Plumley has been a tireless advocate for ...

Pendragon Theatre on its way to moving to new Saranac Lake location

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SARANAC LAKE - Now coming up on its 40th season, Pendragon Theatre has signed an option to purchase a new space downtown and was recently awarded a $500,000 grant from the state - bringing the theater about halfway to its goal, according to Associate Artistic Director Kim Bouchard."Our most ...

Whiteout leads to 4 North Country crashes

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TUPPER LAKE - Whiteout conditions Friday caused crashes and traffic diversions as well as dangerous conditions for first responders, according to Mark Picerno of the Tupper Lake Volunteer Fire Department."There's two car accidents. It's whiteout conditions. Demars Boulevard is closed down. Dogs ...

Preview of this week’s Lake Placid News

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LAKE PLACID - In this week's Lake Placid News, the war on plastic comes home to the Olympic Region as we explore two stories on the topic.Staff Writer Griffin Kelly spent some time researching Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposed ban on single-use plastic bags at stores and speaks to some local ...