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Albany OKs early Sunday alcohol sales, plan to fight heroin (2nd update)

June 17, 2016 ALBANY — Boozy Sunday brunches, expanded screening for breast cancer and a plan to confront opioid addiction all came out on top Friday as New York state lawmakers wrapped up the 2016 session. more »»

Phish frontman encourage drug court grads

June 17, 2016 FORT EDWARD (AP) — The frontman for the rock band Phish has returned to a New York drug court to offer encouragement to those afflicted with the same addictions he has battle. more »»

Gov. Cuomo, lawmakers agree on heroin plan, brunch bill

June 15, 2016 ALBANY — New York state may limit opioid prescriptions for acute pain to seven days as part of a broader effort to combat a significant rise in addiction and overdose deaths. more »»

Ticks creeping closer to home

June 10, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — Keene and Keene Valley are often considered epicenters of hiking, biking, skiing and other outdoor pursuits, but the area is becoming known as an epicenter for another, not so... more »»

Coroner, local family give potent warning on opioids

June 8, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — Thirty-nine minutes after he began, Essex County Coroner Frank Whitelaw mentioned a detail that changed the scope of his presentation on opioid drug. more »»

Should graphic opioid talk come to middle school?

June 8, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — Toward the end of Essex County Coroner Frank Whitelaw’s presentation about the Tri-Lakes area’s opioid and heroin epidemic, the conversation turned to whether this kind of... more »»

Hospice struggles

June 7, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — A nonprofit organization that provides end-of-life care is facing some big struggles and tough questions about how well it’s fulfilling its mission here. more »»

Adirondack Health expanding childbirth and maternity services

June 4, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — Adirondack Health is expanding its women’s health services with the addition of an obstetrician and a local, highly regarded certified nurse midwife who has assisted in the delivery... more »»

Adirondack Health focuses on Lyme disease in June series

June 3, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — he culture of the Adirondacks is centered around outdoor recreation, especially in the summer months when hiking, fishing and boating provide views and exercis. more »»

Hospice Radio Day June 7

June 3, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — The 24th annual High Peaks Hospice Radio Day will be Tuesday, June 7. Radio Day will originate live from the Redfield Room at Adirondack Medical Center from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. more »»

Real Foods Summit this weekend

June 3, 2016 LAKE CLEAR — Hohmeyer’s Lake Clear Lodge and Retreat will host the Real Foods Summit Saturday and Sunday with keynote speaker Sally Fallon Morell, author of “Nourishing Traditions” and president of... more »»

Free first aid and CPR training

June 3, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — Adirondack Health, an American Heart Association-authorized training center, is offering community members free first aid and CPR training on Wednesday, June 15 at Adirondack Medical... more »»

Lt. gov.: Opioids now kill more than car crashes

May 27, 2016 LAKE PLACID — Lt. Gov. more »»

Jury clears Sunmount worker of charges

May 21, 2016 TUPPER LAKE — Not guilty. Two simple words that can change a life forever. more »»

Justice Center sent reports of suspicious deaths to abandoned email

May 21, 2016 MINEOLA — There may be a reason a prosecutor’s office says it never received nine reports of suspicious deaths of developmentally disabled people in state care over the past three years: A state... more »»

9 deaths, no charges at homes for disabled

May 20, 2016 MINEOLA — Little more than names and incident numbers appear on a Long Island medical examiner’s list of nine developmentally disabled people who died in state care since 2013, but this much is know... more »»

Adirondack Health’s Mobile Dental Clinic returns

May 19, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Health Mobile Dental Clinic has announced its summer schedule. more »»

Health insurers propose hikes

May 19, 2016 ALBANY — New York health insurers have proposed premium increases averaging 17.3 percent for next year in the market for individuals and 12 percent for small groups. more »»

N.Y. spends $1M to expand addiction treatment services

May 18, 2016 ALBANY (AP) — New York state is expanding treatment for addiction in underserved areas upstate. Go. more »»

Senate GOP unveils plan to fight heroin, opioid abuse

May 18, 2016 ALBANY (AP) — The New York state Senate’s Republican majority has released a list of 35 recommendations for addressing the state’s heroin and opioid epidemic. more »»



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