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Snowmobilers and injured hikers rescued

State Department of Environmental Conservation forest rangers rescued snowmobilers in three separate incidents last week, and also helped several lost and injured people in the Adirondacks. Town of Indian Lake Shortly before 3 p.m. on Friday, March 16, forest rangers, along with environmental cons


Police: Busts yield crack cocaine, heroin

PLATTSBURGH - Three people were arrested Tuesday in connection with drug trafficking in the City of Plattsburgh, and police reported seizure of narcotics with an estimated street value of $10,000. Plattsburgh City Police charged Cody J. Grenier, 24, of Dannemora and Eryn Devins, 31, of Ellenburg wi

PRESS REPUBLICAN - 2018-03-21 21:24:23

Jekyll and Hyde comes to Baker's

"'The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' is a book of which the oft-repeated statement is literally true, that its perusal is an unbroken spell." That is from one of many first reviews of the famous novella pasted into a scrapbook by the author's mother, Mrs. Margaret Isabella Balfour Stevens


High schools try to prepare students for world of work

SARANAC LAKE - How ready are graduating seniors for the world of work? At Saranac Lake High School, school counselors Christine Bell and Stephanie Bluestein do their best to help students find out what they want to do. Career counseling is only part of their job. From day to day, they help students

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2018-03-21 12:15:00

Finding eggs and Easter bunnies

Volunteers help with the annual Bloomingdale egg hunt (Image provided) I've been fortunate to be part of an annual egg hunt in my town for the past three years. It takes a village to throw an event. Someone has to get those treats and someone has to put the treats into those eggs. As much as I'd lik


Labor Gap series, part 3: Workers with disabilities get support

Annie Maher works at the Van Heusen clothing store in downtown Lake Placid. She receives career support services from Citizen Advocates' Career Visions program. (Enterprise photo - Glynis Hart) LAKE PLACID - Annie Maher enjoys her independence. Twice a week, she takes public transportation to her j


Boreas Ponds classification wins final OK.

ALBANY - Gov. Andrew Cuomo has approved the Adirondack Park Agency's classification of numerous state lands in the Adirondacks, including the 20,000-acre Boreas Ponds tract. "The Adirondack Park is a national treasure, and the acquisition of the Boreas Ponds tract is a landmark expansion to conserve

PRESS REPUBLICAN - 2018-03-21 18:27:59

Plattsburgh medical-marijuana dispensary changing hands

PLATTSBURGH - A New York City-based company will assume operation of Plattsburgh's medical-marijuana dispensary. Curaleaf New York will take over at 345 Cornelia St. on April 5 from Columbia Care, which set up shop in that location two years ago. Columbia Care will open a new medical marijuana disp

PRESS REPUBLICAN - 2018-03-21 20:41:54

BLOG: DEC investigates snowmobile accidents

This month's snow has been a boon for the region's snowmobilers, as I can attest from my home within earshot of part of the South Warren Snowmobile Club trail system. Things have quieted down since late last week, as the stronger sun melts snow. But a lot of people got back on the trails when they t

POST-STAR - 2018-03-20 18:56:00

Senate approves Lake Placid Ironman bill

ALBANY - As it does every year, the state Senate on Monday approved legislation sponsored by Sen. Betty Little that will allow out-of-state health care professionals to provide services for athletes competing in this year's two Lake Placid Ironman triathlons. The exception, sponsored by Little, ha


Labor Gap series, part 1: Workers are hard to find

Zach Fredenburg, far right, and the students of the Auto Tech class, which will gain space to work on hybrid and electric vehicles if the capital project is approved. Students pictured: Bradley Russ (Saranac Lake), Jeremiah Bell (Tupper Lake), Ray Amell (Saranac Lake), Will Holmlund (Saranac Lake),


Plan doesn't force state to pay taxes on land

Discussions on the proposed payment-in-lieu-of-taxes on state forest lands within the Adirondack Park have missed mentioning one very important detail. Nowhere is it said that the state must budget the necessary funds to pay taxes on its forest lands in the Adirondacks. Adirondack communities can't

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2018-03-20 12:15:00

Fire displaces one in Keeseville

KEESEVILLE - One person was displaced by a fire Tuesday at 46 Grove St. in the hamlet of Keeseville. Carol Baker, the lone resident in Apartment 2, is staying with family members until minor repairs can be made to the residence, Keeseville Volunteer Fire Department First Assistant Chief Grant Brass

PRESS REPUBLICAN - 2018-03-20 22:41:54

Former North Lawrence woman who fled the state gets prison for 2015 drug conviction

CANTON - A former North Lawrence woman who fled the state was sentenced to prison Tuesday in St. Lawrence County Court for her 2015 conviction of drug possession. Brandee J. Arquiett, 38, formerly of 1523 Route 11C, Apt. 204, was sentenced, as a second-felony offender, to four years in prison for he

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2018-03-21 12:15:00

Pep band alumni fill in for Clarkson men's hockey game while women are away

POTSDAM - Attention to Clarkson hockey was split over the weekend with the women's team playing in the Frozen Four NCAA National Championship in Minneapolis and the men in Lake Placid for the finals of the ECAC Championship Tournament. The school's famously raucous student pep band accompanied the

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2018-03-21 12:15:00

Grant to help bring treatment to addicts in the Adirondacks

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (WCAX) St. Joseph's Addiction Treatment and Recovery Center and its 13 locations are pretty well known around the North Country. "We treat the disease in terms of we try and educate and inform and offer information for individuals that are going through recovery and their family me


Many support local filming of ;Escape"

DANNEMORA - Filming of the Showtime series "Escape from Dannemora" has brought excitement to the area but has also disrupted routine. The traffic detours and closures of streets, and sometimes businesses, has prompted some griping. But most people responding, via Facebook and email, to a Press-Repub

PRESS REPUBLICAN - 2018-03-20 18:20:41

Looking into the Labor Gap

We're calling it the Labor Gap. We've seen it ourselves and heard about it from employers all over the Tri-Lakes area, from hotels to sawmills. Employers are competing to hire a smaller pool of workers, sometimes offering higher pay, better benefits, bonuses and a willingness to train. We even hear


Ogdensburg man charged with marijuana possession

TUPPER LAKE - State police charged Dylan F. Reed, 29, of Ogdensburg, with unlawful possession of marijuana at 10:59 p.m. Friday on state Route 3, Tupper Lake. He was released on an appearance ticket. Thousands of readers like you have made Northern New York Newspapers the number one ranked website*


Nori's works to improve, expand

Pictured, from left, are Patrick Murphy, Ashley Tempo, Andy Keal, and Heidi Kretser. (Photo provided) SARANACLAKE- The Saranac Lake Local Development Corporation will continue its efforts to revitalize downtown Saranac Lake with a $50,000 grant from The Cloudsplitter Foundation. The funding was a