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Making the grade: County schools assessed

With the recent release of Pennsylvania School Performance Profile scores, Dr. William Gathers knows most people will compare their school's score to those of their neighbors. "Right, wrong or indifferent, that's what people do," said Gathers, superintendent of Mercer Area School District. The score

THE HERALD - 2017-12-18 09:40:00

Foundation for a better future

FARRELL - Idle hands are the devil's workshop. Spoken regularly by her grandmother, Christal Graham-Jones heard the proverb many times as a child, and it is one that has stuck with her throughout her life. With her grandmother's words in mind, Graham-Jones founded Isaiah 49, an after-school tutoring

THE HERALD - 2017-12-18 09:30:00

Cops treat children to lunch, shopping

The Gazette MONTVILLE TWP. - Nathan Schupp marched in with an armful of toys and gifts Saturday at the Blue Heron Event Center off Sharon Copley Road. The 8-year-old Cloverleaf Elementary School pupil had just finished a shopping spree at a local Walmart. His haul included Fast & Furious cars, Star

MEDINA COUNTY GAZETTE - 2017-12-18 00:58:25

Police searching for man who crashed car in W. Middlesex, ran

WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. (WKBN) - Police are searching for a man near Hubbard Twp. and West Middlesex who they say is possibly armed and dangerous. Police say a car chase started in Hermitage Sunday night and ended with a two-car crash on State Line Rd. in West Middlesex. The man they were chasing then t

27 FIRST NEWS - 2017-12-18 02:14:07

Home away from home: Hamlin says farewell to Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID - Erin Hamlin's farewell tour made one final stop to where it all began. The Remsen native and Olympic bronze medalist signed autographs and shared smiles alongside USA Luge teammates Summer Britcher and Emily Sweeney with adoring children in sub-20 degree weather on Friday outside of th


Angela Ball pleads down from murder to manslaughter

Angela Ball is escorted by a police officer in September 2014 during the murder trial. (Enterprise photo - Chris Knight) SARANAC LAKE - Former Saranac Lake resident Angela Ball, convicting of murdering Ward Wilbur in 2013, pleaded guilty on Friday to a reduced charge of manslaughter in the first de


Lookback: Week of Dec. 18 to Dec. 25

Shirley Hosler embodies the Spirit of Christmas Present, not in a Dickens play but for the people who are most in need this holiday season. The tireless Saranac Lake resident has been searching for people who have nowhere to go on Christmas so she can cook them a big Christmas dinner. The homeless

PRESS REPUBLICAN - 2017-12-18 08:00:00

In defense of victims and the justice system

As someone who practices law here in the Adirondacks, I have made a conscious decision to work on cases and the area of law of my choosing. As a former prosecutor and defense attorney in Essex County, I have seen both sides of our legal process. I can tell you from my experience that the legal syst


'A Very Electric Christmas' Wednesday at LPCA

Performers for Lightwire Theater are seen lighted up for "A Very Electric Christmas," which will be at the LakePlacid Center for the Arts Wednesday. (Photo provided) LAKEPLACID- The Lake Placid Center for the Arts will light up the holidays with a special presentation of Lightwire Theater's "A Very


Cure porch project rolling along

SUSAN TOBIAS/STAFF PHOTO Aurora Wheeler, oral history coordinator for Historic Saranac Lake, holds a 1925 copy of Journal of the Outdoor Life that has photographs of several sanatoriums across the country offering fresh air and sunshine for people with tuberculosis. Famous and not-so-famous patients

PRESS REPUBLICAN - 2017-12-17 09:00:00

SL organization more than a museum

Historic Saranac Lake's work to build a cure porch on wheels to aid in oral history collection isn't the only project they head up. Dr. Edward L. Trudeau, who came to Saranac Lake in 1873 with tuberculosis and found the cold, crisp air advantageous for healing from the disease, eventually built a br

PRESS REPUBLICAN - 2017-12-17 08:30:00

Applications online for 2018 Winter Carnival vendors

SARANAC LAKE - Applications for vendors participating during the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival are now available online at www.saranaclakewintercarnival.com. Applications can also be picked up at the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at 39 Main Street. The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival will take


Driving safety tips for seniors

This story is provided by our sponsor, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Many people consider driving - the ability to come and go as they please - an integral part of their independence. With age, it's only natural to want to maintain that ability, but the reality must not be overlooked: driving skill

LOHUD.COM - 2017-12-18 13:46:01

Snow, ice could create slick roads this morning

Snow and ice could slow this morning's commute in the Lower Hudson Valley. There is a 30 percent chance of snow today, mainly before 8 a.m., according to the National Weather Service. Roads could also be icy as light rain falls in some areas and temperatures hover below the freezing mark through the

LOHUD.COM - 2017-12-18 11:25:17

Golden Eagles post 5-0 record at Sabre Duals

The Golden Eagles had six wreslters post 5-0 records on the day as they defeated runner-up Shaker 57-30, Corinth 54-30, Schalmont 54-28, Lansingburgh 54-12 and Albany 66-24. Joey Scheeren had two pin falls, a decision and collected two forfeits at 106, while Colling Bayer had four pin falls and coll

LEADER-HERALD - 2017-12-18 08:00:00

Hudson Confidential: Newly reopened bridge maintains a Crowell family tradition

When the bridge carrying Bruyn Turnpike over the Wallkill River in the hamlet of Wallkill in Ulster County reopened last Monday, members of the late Stewart Crowell's family were the first ones to drive over it. That continued the family's association with the bridge. When it was first built 100 yea

TIMES HERALD-RECORD - 2017-12-17 22:46:27

Funding cuts threaten Ulster after-school teen tech program

ELLENVILLE - Sir Issac Newton might have frowned at the powerful forces arrayed against budding scientists in Ellenville on Wednesday. Oh, Newton's Law of Gravity and his First Law of Motion were clearly at work. Teens Megan Stone-Wordynski and Nick Moza taped one end of a narrow half-pipe-shaped pi

TIMES HERALD-RECORD - 2017-12-18 02:42:06

Ulster County lawmakers to vote on replacing rails with trail in Midtown Kingston

KINGSTON, N.Y. >> Ulster County lawmakers on Tuesday will consider whether to move forward with the conversion of a second section of the county-owned railroad corridor into a pedestrian trail. The county Legislature will take up a proposal to bond $165,000 for design and engineering work when it me

DAILY FREEMAN - 2017-12-18 05:00:00

East Kingston Fire Company takes heat from NY comptroller for lack of fiscal oversight

The East Kingston Fire Company's station File photo by Tony Adamis EAST KINGSTON, N.Y. >> East Kingston Fire Company President Frank Rittie Sr. said Monday that steps are being taken to address an absence of fiscal oversight cited in a state Comptroller's Office audit. The audit noted a lack of ove

DAILY FREEMAN - 2017-12-18 05:00:00

YOUTH ON THE GO: Saugerties High students participate in Area All-State Choral Festival

Saugerties High School students Rebecca Sauer, Rebecca O'Dell and John Skiff participated in the Area All-State Choral Festival at Tri-Valley Secondary School in Grahamsville in November. They were selected based on their outstanding performances and high scores at the New York State School Music As

DAILY FREEMAN - 2017-12-17 05:00:00