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New York State May Not Be Done With Amazon

There could be another chapter in the Amazon story for New York, even if the setting isn’t Queens or even any other borough but rather somewhere else in the state, Newsday reports.


Governor signs Essex County mortgage tax bill on last day

Warren and Essex counties will have to wait to resume collecting their mortgage tax until April 1 after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill Friday that will allow the tax to be reinstated, an action that came at the last minute and had local officials scrambling.


Upstate NY lawmakers rally public to save state prisons

A group of Upstate NY lawmakers has started a petition to rally the public against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan for shutting down up to three state prisons by Labor Day. North Country Sen. Patty Ritchie is leading the online petition drive with Assemblymen Ken Blankenbush, of Carthage, and Mark Walczyk,


New York State STAR program reimbursement by county

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - The New York Department of Taxation released the latest data on the number of School Tax Relief (STAR) reimbursements by county. The latest data shows the number and amount of rebates for 2017. Hover over each county to see the number of basic exemptions, amount of basic reim


Bad Company, Dropkick Murphys to Play New York State Fair

Live music acts are getting announced for the 2019 New York State Fair!. So far, you can already count on being able to see Bad Company and the Dropkick Murphys during the Fair. Bad Company will be kicking off the even on opening day, at 8 pm. As for Dropkick Murphys, you'll be able to catch them a


UP CLOSE: Olympic Sports Complex manager retiring soon

By GRIFFIN KELLY - Staff Writer (gkelly@adirondackdailyenterprise.com) , Lake Placid News. It was a sunny, clear day at Mount Van Hoevenberg. Tony Carlino stood at the top. From up there, you can see almost everything - the Olympic ski jumps, village of Lake Placid, Cascade Mountain. Carlino may hav


Contractor headed to prison in theft case

QUEENSBURY -- A contractor from Essex County who pleaded guilty to a felony for stealing more than $3,000 from a customer has been sentenced to up to 3 years in state prison. Jason J. Lamotte, 42, of Elizabethtown, pleaded guilty last year to third-degree grand larceny, a felony, for taking money to


Hockey semifinals set for today

PLATTSBURGH | The Town of Plattsburgh will be hosting a pair of Section VII semifinal hockey games today as the top seeded Plattsburgh High Hornets will host sixth seed Lake Placid and second seed Beekmantown will welcome fourth seed Saranac Lake.


Doty will run for North Elba supervisor, too

LAKE PLACID — North Elba Councilman Derek Doty has announced his candidacy for town supervisor, setting up at least a two-way race in November to succeed current Supervisor Roby Politi, who is not seeking re-election.


Pop band Why Don’t We to perform at Chevy Court during NY State Fair

SYRACUSE, NY — Pop quintet Why Don’t We brings its harmonies and hits to a debut performance at Chevy Court during the 2019 Great New York State Fair’s Chevrolet Music Festival at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 29. All performances on Chevy Court are free with Fair admission.


Ellis seeks re-election to Franklin County board

SARANAC LAKE — Franklin County Legislator Lindy Ellis announced Tuesday that she will seek re-election, running in the Nov. 5 election for a three-year term. No opponent has yet been announced, but Ellis said that doesn’t change her door-to-door method of meeting her constituents.


Saints cruise past Word of Life

SARANAC LAKE — The North Country Community College women’s basketball team built a 50-16 lead at the half en route to a 90-33 win over Word of Life in a non-league game Thursday.


ROOST proposes bed tax increase, ‘Community Enhancement Fund’

ELIZABETHTOWN | A proposal to increase the county’s tax on hotel rooms by 2 percent and direct that new revenue to fund local capital projects was put forward by the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) Monday.


North Elba candidates jockey for position

LAKE PLACID — North Elba Councilman Derek Doty has announced his candidacy for town supervisor, setting up at least a two-way race in November to succeed current Supervisor Roby Politi, who is not seeking re-election.


Massachusetts man dies in snowmobile crash

WINHALL, Vt. — A Massachusetts man has died in a snowmobile crash in Bennington County. Winhall police said Steven Jenks, 48, of Shelburne, Massachusetts, was traveling with a group of snowmobilers Tuesday evening when he lost control of his snowmobile, went off the trail and hit a tree.


Proper gear for a hike up Cobble Hill

— Diane Chase is the author of the “Adirondack Family Activities” guidebook series, “Adirondack Family Time: Your Four-Season Guide to Over 300 Activities.” For more family-friendly activities go to www.adirondackfamilytime.com.


Red Storm roll into semifinals

SARANAC LAKE — It’s been a long time since the Saranac Lake girls won a playoff basketball game. In fact, signs point to a stretch dating back a dozen years when the Red Storm toppled Plattsburgh in two overtimes in an opening-round contest in 2007.


Douglas, Patriots edge Knights

CLINTONVILLE — Eli Douglas poured in 15 points and grabbed 10 boards to help No. 4 AuSable Valley top No. 5 Seton Catholic, 46-40, in a Section VII Class C boys basketball first-round game Thursday.


Police: Road closed due to pedestrian accident

SHELBURNE, Vt. — A road is closed after an accident involving a motor vehicle and a pedestrian, police said. Vermont Route 7 in the area of Longmeadow Drive through Webster Road in Shelburne, Vermont, is closed in the northbound lane.


Vergennes Police Log for Feb. 21

VERGENNES — In an otherwise mostly calm week between Feb. 11 and 17, Vergennes police continued to operate a number of directed patrols designed to control speeding and enhance traffic safety within city limits.