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Police: Autopsy shows death by stabbing
PLATTSBURGH — Michael A. Zindler died of a "stabbing to the left side of the chest," State Police say.Dr. Eric Gorman performed an autopsy on the West Chazy man on Friday at University of Vermont Health Network, Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital.The pathologist ruled the manner of death a homicid
Cumberland Farms evacuated Saturday after drug deal gone wrong
MANCHESTER, NH– A police confrontation with a Weare man Saturday night suspected of buying drugs led to the evacuation of Cumberland Farms on Hanover Stret, after a bag of what police believe was fentanyl tore open, contaminating the officers, the suspect and the store.
Blog: A visit to the 'ocean' of the Adirondacks
I've always been intrigued by the name "Grizzle Ocean," the moniker of a pond in the Pharoah Lake Wilderness Area in southern Essex County.I've yet to figure out why this small pond just south of Putnam Pond State Campground is called an "ocean," or what makes it so grizzled. Looking for a quick hik
Police: Dog attacks 2 people at housing complex
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Police in Burlington say a dog attacked a 12-year-old girl and a woman at a housing complex.Audra GortontellsWCAX-TV she was in her apartment Saturday night when she heard screams. Gorton ran outside to find a Hawa Awyle being mauled by a dog.Gorton says she yelled at the dog
Police search for hit-and-run driver
HUNTINGTON, Vt.Vermont State Police are looking for a car that struck a telephone pole in Huntington late Saturday night.Police said the driver crashed the car on Main Road around midnight and then drove off.The troopers believe the car is an early 2000's Subaru Outback or Legacy.They said it is mis
New York State Police Report Two Extreme DWI Arrests
Also October 10, troopers say they stopped 38 year old Matthew Shimer of Cortlandville at 10:06 a.m. after getting reports of a vehicle that was unable to maintain its lane traveling north on Interstate 81, coming to complete stops on the interstate and then speeding up.
As elections approach, New York’s top education policymakers begin to outline legislative priorities
They’ll also discuss what to prioritize in their overall funding request for education across the state (the board has not yet requested a specific dollar amount). Last year the Board asked for a$1.6 billion increase, which is less than the $1 billion boost that wasultimately approved. But the if th
Dog lost to garage-door tragedy
PHOTO PROVIDEDLukas Gadway holds his pup, Brady. The small dog was killed in September when the electric door on the Gadway family's garage shut on him. Lukas and his mom and dad, Heather and Jamie Gadway, are spreading the word that proper door installation and maintenance is crucial. "That could h
New pay stations ready for drivers
BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX)You'll be seeing some big changes at the three city-owned parking garages in Burlington Monday.The "pay on foot" stations will be ready for drivers to pay without stopping at the garage exits.A newly-launched website will help people manage monthly permits.Staff will be walking
Vermont state representative candidate receives death threat
COLCHESTER, Vt. —Vermont State Police are investigating a death threat made against a candidate for the Vermont House of Representatives.Deserae Morin received a letter on Oct. 12 from someone threatening to rape and kill her.AdvertisementThe letter was made from newspaper clippings and letters cut
Classic hotel is reborn in Saranac Lake
Fall in the Adirondack Mountains is a time of generalized confliction. Coming in search of outdoor tranquility, you might find yourself vying for a piece of the 6 million-acre park that more than 10 million visitors have come to enjoy (roughly 137,000 people live here year-round). Here, cabins, lake
Teen homicide not unknown here
Dilan Clark leaves the Franklin County Courthouse after his arraignment in May 2011. Clark stabbed his mother, Karen Bourdon-Clark, to death in their Constable home that year.P-R File photo
Halloween party set in Port Henry
PORT HENRY | The pumpkins are picked, the scarecrows are lashed to the street posts in Port Henry (they don’t seem to mind the indignity) and the Moriah Chamber of Commerce is ready to host local kids in a Halloween party on Saturday morning, Oct. 20.
Police investigating threat against candidate
COLCHESTER — State police are investigating a threatening letter sent to a candidate for the Vermont House of Representatives.Deserae Morin is running as a Republican for one of the two Chittenden 9-1 district seats in the Nov. 6 election. The Colchester resident faces fellow Republican Clark Sweene
Blog: Sad development for a beloved former Adirondack hockey star
I vividly remember the first Adirondack Red Wing game I ever attended, a game in the fall of 1988 when I was a student at Castleton.The Glens Falls Civic Center was packed and rocking, and a prospect by a name of Joe Murphy stood out that night, scoring a goal and assisting on at least one other. He
Adirondacks affected by warming climate in a number of ways
The Adirondack Park is not the traditional face of global warming.The go-to images that illustrate our planet’s rising temperature are the rising ocean around the Florida Keys, coral reefs fading or glaciers melting into rushing rivers. But the Adirondacks have suffered from our rising thermostat, a
Airport fears losing big-plane capacity
“We are due to repave our main runway,”said Corey Hurwitch, who managers the Lake Clear airport that’s owned and operated by the town of Harrietstown.“Its expected life cycle is 13 to 15 years.”The runway, he said, is more than 12 years old.
Pine Street Bridge reopens — Dec. 2, 1987
I try hard to impress my readers, every so often, by claiming“this was a very big deal.”But how else would you ever know that the reopening of the Pine Street Bridge, just off the intersection of Bloomingdale Avenue, was just that after being closed for two years
Peru ‘Octoberfest’ returns for eighth year
1 of 3Photo providedThe eighth annual Peru Octoberfest Half Marathon, in memory of Robert Hamilton, a beloved businessman who passed away in 2011, returns Oct. 20.
State launches 6 new Cuisine Trails across North Country
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state is launching six new Cuisine Trails aimed at boosting tourism across a three-county area in the North Country.Gov. Andrew Cuomo says six trails featuring more than 80 businesses in Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties will add to the state's growing agritourism sec