Harrietstown Opts Out Of PFAS Settlement With DuPont

Harrietstown has passed up on a settlement with the DuPont chemical company in its lawsuit to recuperate millions of dollars in expenses incurred by the town as it investigates and cleans up PFAS “forever chemicals” at the town-owned Adirondack Regional Airport in Lake Clear. The Adirondack Daily Enterprise reports council opted out of a settlement … Read more

Saranac Lake Woman Charged After Lake Placid Traffic Stop

A Saranac Lake woman is now behind bars following a routine traffic stop that led to the roadside discovery of methamphetamine, crack cocaine and cocaine. Lake Placid Village Police pulled 46 year old Nancy G. Nixon over on Main Street at about 5:15 a.m. Nov. 30 when she was allegedly found with approximately 33 grams … Read more

Essex County Proposed Budget Released

Essex County’s manager recently presented the 2024 tentative county budget, which has total appropriations of $129,561,609, which is 2.8 percent higher than last year’s budget. The county’s total revenue is projected to be $102,056,447, which is 1.86 percent higher than last year’s budget. Last year’s tax rate was $2.99 per thousand of assessed value. The … Read more

NCCC Hosting UpNCoding Sessions

North Country Community College and UpNCoding will host a pair of online information sessions for students interested in careers in software engineering, computer science and information technology. The info sessions, set for Dec. 12 and 14 at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom, will provide more details on UpNCoding’s latest 12-week software engineering bootcamp. To register, visit … Read more

Search Continues In Adirondacks For Missing RIT Student

The nationwide search for missing Rochester Institute of Technology student Matthew Grant continued Sunday as the Adirondacks remain a focal point of the ongoing investigation. On Friday, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said it was following every possible lead in the case as they urged residents across the state and the Adirondacks to report any … Read more

Area Roads Impacted By Extreme Weather Getting State Funds

Governor Kathy Hochul announced Nov. 27 that $100 million in funding has been released to support the renewal of state roadways impacted by extreme weather. Among the local projects: $881,488 to resurface Route 30 from Rock Island Bay to Moody in the Town of Tupper Lake and $394,329 to resurface Route 11 from Raymond Street … Read more

First Stretch Of Adirondack Rail Trail Open

The 10-mile stretch of the Adirondack Rail Trail between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake is officially open to the public, just in time for the snowmobile and cross-country skiing season. According to the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, on Friday, a contingent of state officials, employees, trail advocates, snowmobilers and media met at Fowler’s Crossing, where the … Read more

Long Lake Man Arrested In Connection With Brother’s Death

A Long Lake man has been charged for allegedly shooting and killing his brother following a verbal altercation on Saturday. According to the Adirondack Daily Enteprise, 65 year old Patrick B. Skerrett is charged with second-degree murder after police investigated the death of 64 year old Terrance J. Skerrett of Lewis, who died early Saturday … Read more

PSC Striders Hosting Jingle Bell 5K Snowshoe Race

The Paul Smith’s College Striders will host the 29th annual Jingle Bell 5K Snowshoe Race at 1 p.m. this Saturday. According to the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, the event will be held at the Paul Smith’s Visitor Interpretive Center as a snowshoe race if the conditions allow. If there isn’t enough snow, the race will become … Read more

AdkAction Receives $238K Grant

AdkAction will receive $238,000 to continue offering its Fair Share program, which provides free seasonal farm shares to low-income families across the Adirondacks. According to the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, the grant was awarded through New York Food for New York Families. For qualifying households, Fair Share fully funds a 20 to 24 week Community Supported … Read more