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First DEC head Henry Diamond remembered

March 3, 2016 “At first, we thought, who is Henry Diamond? He’s not a forester or biologist. He’s another lawyer,” Phil Capone said Wednesday afternoon. “That was the feeling. But I think he did a pretty good job. more »»

Railroad makes preservation group’s ‘Seven to Save’ list

March 3, 2016 ALBANY — A rail corridor in the Adirondacks, the upstate homes of black families who migrated north decades ago, and a New York City library designed by a renowned Gilded Age architect were added... more »»

New bill would ease Canada-U.S. crossing by train

March 3, 2016 U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Rep. Elise Stefanik announced Tuesday a bill to more easily let Canadians travel to the U.S. by train. more »»

DEC closes Moose River Plains snowmobile trails

March 3, 2016 Due to a lack of snow, the state Department of Environmental Conservation has closed gates that allow snowmobilers access to the Moose River Plains area of the Adirondacks, near Inlet. more »»

Primary wins embolden Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump

March 2, 2016 MIAMI — Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump, emboldened by commanding victories Tuesday across large swaths of the country, are beginning to focus on each other in the race for the... more »»

Hosting the state

February 29, 2016 LAKE PLACID — Hundreds of public officials from across the state took part in Gov. more »»

Luring tourists from Canada to New York state

February 29, 2016 ALBANY (AP) — The state is launching a cross-border advertising campaign aimed at attracting Canadians to upstate New York’s ski areas and other winter destinations. Go. more »»

Inspectors find defects in rail line

February 29, 2016 ALBANY (AP) — Rail inspectors report examining 215 crude oil tank cars, 190 miles of track and 26 switches, finding four critical defects and 16 others in the latest round of New York inspections. more »»

Winter Challenge Sunday

February 27, 2016 LAKE PLACID — Governor Andrew Cuomo and a bevy of politicians from across the state will descend on the area’s winter sports facilities Sunday for the third annual Adirondack Winter Challenge. more »»

Railway preservation group launches Corridor Protection Fund

February 27, 2016 The Adirondack Railway Preservation Society, a nonprofit organization that operates the Adirondack Scenic Railroad, announced in a blogpost Friday that it is seeking donations for a Corridor... more »»

Railway preservation group launches Corridor Protection Fund

February 26, 2016 The Adirondack Railway Preservation Society, a nonprofit organization that operates the Adirondack Scenic Railroad, announced in a blogpost that it is seeking donations for a Corridor Protection... more »»

Chamber clarifies election stance

February 26, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce isn’t backing any candidates in next month’s village election, although an email sent to members this week appeared to endorse two of its... more »»

DEC proposes changes to fishing regulations

February 26, 2016 The state Department of Environmental Conservation is seeking public input on proposed changes to freshwater fishing regulation from now until March 3. more »»

Husband of Brittany Maynard lobbies for NY right-to-die bill

February 26, 2016 ALBANY — Dan Diaz has lobbied lawmakers across the country and gone on Oprah, all to fulfill a promise to his late wife, Brittany Maynard, who put a face on the debate over allowing terminally ill... more »»

Firefighters’ plea prompts action for building material signage

February 25, 2016 PAUL SMITHS — A law that has been on the books for a little over a year that allows firefighters to better assess the risks of entering a burning building recently picked up some local support from... more »»

APA reviewing backcountry ski public comments

February 25, 2016 RAY BROOK — The state Adirondack Park Agency has begun review on the 113 comments it received regarding its backcountry skiing guidelines. more »»

Plea to do more for hunger in New York

February 25, 2016 ALBANY — New York is failing to address a growing hunger crisis affecting seniors, veterans and children around the state, according to the managers of food banks and pantries that gathered... more »»

Signage sought from village for side street businesses

February 24, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — The Downtown Advisory Board wants to help attract people to businesses that aren’t on the main thoroughfares downtow. more »»

School district seeks input on spring vacation

February 24, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Central School District Board of Education is seeking public input on where it should place its 10 “spring break” vacation days in the 2016-2017 school calenda. more »»

Dove outlines Paul Smith’s College’s strategic plan

February 23, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — Village officials think Paul Smith’s College should have a downtown presence again. more »»



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