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Power pleads to violation in ORDA theft

LAKE PLACID — A former financial officer for the state Olympic Regional Development Authority has accepted a plea agreement in Essex County Court to resolve allegations that he stole thousands of dollars from ORDA.


Ex-ORDA official takes plea deal, continues lawsuit against ORDA

LAKE PLACID — A former financial officer for the state Olympic Regional Development Authority recently took a plea deal in Essex County Court and agreed to pay the authority $8,026 and work 150 hours of community services to resolve allegations that he stole thousands of dollars from ORDA.


What Spectrum's deal with New York State means for consumers

Charter Communications will begin offering high-speed internet to more rural customers following a preliminary deal announced Friday between the company and New York State regulators. The deal, if granted final approval by the state Public Service Commission, would settle allegations that Charter —


Explosive reaction to propane tank proposal in Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — The Hurley Bros Inc. proposal to install a 36,000-gallon propane storage-filling station on Old Military Road has been met with plenty of negative reactions from residents in that neighborhood.


North Country sees rivers flowing fast, road closures

Au Sable Forks, N.Y. Kelley Tucker, a river scientist with the AuSable River Association says in the last 24 hours, there was a half inch of rainfall. That overnight rainfall causing rivers to roar and to rise in Essex and Clinton Counties.


Andrew Cuomo arrives at the New York International Auto Show in style

Even the governor has given up on the subways. Gov. Cuomo rolled up to the annual New York International Auto Show Saturday morning in a Roush Mustang, flanked by comic actor Tracy Morgan.


Diversity in the North Country

Every New Yorker funds the protection and maintenance of the Adirondack Park, but not all New Yorkers enjoy it, particularly people of color. Two black authors who have written about their experiences growing up in the North Country tell different stories of inclusion, community and racism, providin


Flooding closes 2 Saranac roads; rivers under watch

ELLENBURG DEPOT — With just six months living on Canaan Road here, Jeremy Brunton doesn't know what the North Branch of the Great Chazy River might do. But he does know it rose high enough in 1999 to flood the home where he now lives. Could it happen again?


Underwood Estates in Plattsburgh not concered about Saranac River flooding

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. - In January of last year, an ice jam in the Saranac River caused a berm at the Underwood Estates mobile home park to fail. With flooding risk in the forecast for the weekend, people living in the mobile home park who spoke with us Friday say they’re not concerned about anything si


Report: NY state agencies overtime pay highest in a decade

NEW YORK (AP) - New York state agencies paid nearly $787 million in overtime for more than 18 million extra hours worked by state employees in 2018, according to a new report released Thursday by state comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.


ON THE SCENE: Villa Vespa Act III: Secret’s in the sauce

Back in the 1980s, Honda began walloping U.S. auto manufacturers. Business consultants wanted to know their secret, so one asked Honda and a leading U.S. car manufacturer, I believe Chrysler, what was the focus of their business. The U.S. rep's response was, "We make cars." Honda's was, "We make eng


HIRING 716: Governor Cuomo creates task force to train for jobs in auto industry

Hiring 716 is WKBW's new initiative committed to highlighting job opportunities, challenges and success stories in Western New York. Learn more at Hiring716.com. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday the creation of the Excelsior Automotive Technician Task Force, which will develop progr


Lake Placid Community Day set for June 2

LAKE PLACID - This village may only have about 2,500 year-round residents, but the greater Lake Placid community is much larger, and celebrating this community has become a top priority for local leaders.


Weeklong slate of Earth Day events planned in New York state

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A weeklong schedule of activities including hiking, fishing and tree-planting is planned to commemorate the 49th anniversary of Earth Day in New York state.


Left Bank Cafe manager recalls Paris, times at Notre Dame

SARANAC LAKE — Photos of the Notre Dame Cathedral, along with postcards and drawings of the structure’s 12th-century construction face Broadway from the Left Bank Cafe’s windows.


The Fray: Cuomo expands scholarship program for military families after Dems block bill

Gov. Andrew Cuomo bypassed a partisan clash in the Legislature by ordering last week that the state expand eligibility for an existing scholarship program that allows the families of military service members who are killed or disabled in combat or combat training to attend any SUNY or CUNY college f


Informational meeting for YMCA children’s programs

SARANAC LAKE – Representatives from Plattsburgh/Malone YMCA will be at Petrova Elementary School from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 24 to answer questions about their upcoming enrichment program for children in grades K-5. “The Plattsburgh/Malone Y is excited to share this wonderful opportunity wi


‘Round the Mountain canoe race set

SARANAC LAKE — The annual ‘Round the Mountain canoe race has been scheduled for Saturday, May 11 this year. The 10.5-mile race starts at Ampersand Bay on Lower Saranac Lake and finishes at the Lake Flower boat launch. Racers go from Lower Saranac Lake into the Saranac River, carry around the Lower L


DRI project spurs further upgrades at BluSeed Studios

SARANAC LAKE — Interior and exterior improvements are planned at BluSeed Studios to complement its Downtown Revitalization Initiative project for a new elevator. “We thought it was a little further down the road, but this was a great opportunity,” said Kathy Recchia, BluSeed’s operations director an