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Stewart’s helps launch Sky Center in Tupper Lake

TUPPER LAKE — In the Adirondack Sky Center and Observatory’s quest to become a destination for the stars, it has gotten some help from a terrestrial company, Stewart’s Shops.


Adirondack villages seek power savings

Officials in the Adirondack villages of Lake Placid and Tupper Lake are looking at reducing power costs through a technique called peak shaving. Researchers from Clarkson University will study how the two villages could use battery storage to reduce power consumption during periods of high electrici


New York State Police Investigate Brewster Stabbing

BREWSTER, NY — New York State police from the Brewster barracks are investigating a stabbing that occurred during the early hours Monday at the El Pueblo Bar on Main Street in Brewster.


Adirondack Sky Center Awarded $125k Grant

The Adirondack Sky Center & Observatory (formerly the Adirondack Public Observatory) has been awarded a grant of $125,000 by Stewart’s Shops/Dake Family Foundation to support the Campaign for the AstroScience Center museum and planetarium.


Wegmans to Drop Plastic Bags Before New York State Ban

New York Wegmans stores will eliminate the use of plastic grocery bags ahead of the state's deadline for the move. The Rochester-based company Monday announced it plans to drop plastic bags by the end of this year.


Gasoline prices rise in Mid-Hudson Valley, New York state

Gasoline prices rose last week in the Mid-Hudson Valley and New York state. The statewide average Monday was $2.86 per gallon, up 4.5 cents from a week earlier, according to GasBuddy.com.


2 injured in Tupper Lake wreck

TUPPER LAKE — A portion of Main Street in downtown Tupper Lake was still closed at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday as police investigated a collision between a motor vehicle and a motorcycle.


A.M. Roundup: Cuomo increases police patrols following deadly Sri Lanka attacks

More than 200 people were killed on Easter Sunday following nine bombings of churches, hotels and other sites in Sri Lanka. Gov. Andrew Cuomo responded to the terrorist attacks by increasing state police patrols outside churches and other houses of worship. (AP/TU)


New York state passes food-diversion law; anaerobic digesters on the way

On the grounds of the 72-acre A. Holly Patterson Extended Care Facility in Uniondale is a small, white-tiled warehouse, with a handful of garage bays, operated by the nonprofit food-recovery organization Island Harvest.


Woodstock 50 ticket sales delayed for unknown reason

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (WETM) - Woodstock 50 ticket sales have been pushed back without an official reason. Amanda Pelman, one of the coordinators for the festival, said they are waiting on an official press statement from Woodstock 50 in regards to ticket pricing and sale dates.


As N.Y. measles cases climb health department recommends that parents vaccinate earlier

Outbreaks in New York state continue to drive up the number of U.S. measles cases, which are approaching levels not seen in 25 years. Health officials say 71 more cases were reported last week, with 68 of them from New York. That brings this year's total to 626.


Stephentown, N.Y.: Firefighters plan roast beef dinner

The Stephentown Volunteer Fire Department will hold its roast beef dinner fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 27, in the Fire Hall, 35 Grange Road. Adult, all-you-can-eat dinners cost $15, children ages 6-10 cost $7 and youth ages 5 and under eat free. Takeout dinners cost $15.


NY state DOT workers to pick up roadside trash for Earth Day

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Employees of the state Department of Transportation will be picking up trash along roads across New York to mark Earth Day. April 22 is celebrated as Earth Day. DOT officials say on Monday the agency’s workers from every region of New York will be volunteering their time to colle


How AOC’s ‘Green New Deal’ compares to Cuomo’s

Both would achieve 100% clean energy, while one has a better chance of advancing. With the rise of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the “Green New Deal” has become part of nearly everyone’s vernacular. Although the Green Party first formulated a Green New Deal in 2006, the term did not go mainstream u


Local Christians greet Easter morn with joy

Easter Sunday dawned with the sun spilling over the mountains. Bob and Marion Dedrick stopped to watch it as they left a sunrise service in Saranac Lake’s Riverside Park, hosted by the First United Methodist Church. As the local senior couple leaned on the railing of the Main Street bridge, Bob put


SL’s Kilroy swims to 3 state titles

SARANAC LAKE — Tom Kilroy of Saranac Lake swam to three titles in five disciplines at the New York State Masters Swimming Championships held at Binghamton University April 5-7. Competing in the men’s 75-79 age group, Kilroy took first place in the 50-yard breaststroke and in the 200- and 500-yard fr


Piping hot: Protesters demand Cuomo reject pipeline off Coney Island coast

Hundreds of protesters marched across the Brooklyn Bridge April 19 to demand that Gov. Andrew Cuomo reject a plan to build a massive oil pipeline off the Coney Island coast — which would transport hydrofracked gas 23 miles through New York Harbor, from New Jersey to the Rockaways.


Adirondack Lakes Cuisine Trail Opening Event at Moody Farm

The Adirondack Lakes Cuisine Trail is set to launch its inaugural season with a local food and beverage tasting event at Moody Tree Farm in Saranac Lake on Tuesday, April 30 from 5 to 8 pm.


Lawyers want media barred from Weinstein court appearance

NEW YORK (AP) -- Both sides in Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault case want the media and the public barred from the disgraced movie mogul's next court appearance. News organizations including Thee Associated Press are fighting to keep the hearing open plan to file a petition Monday with the court.


Watch: How Deirdre Loftus found her flock

Deirdre Loftus made some memorable connections while birding. Hint, it wasn’t with the birds. She told her story live on stage at The Howl Grand Slam, December 1, 2018 at Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake, NY. The theme of the evening was "a fish out of water."