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Multi-year milfoil removal underway in Adirondacks

By JUSTIN A. LEVINE The Adirondack Daily Enterprise SARANAC INN — The Upper Saranac Lake Foundation, which has been in a more than decade-long battle against invasive milfoil, is back in the business of harvesting tons of the devastating aquatic plant. This time at the source. The group ...

DEC rangers searches and rescues

RAYBROOK — New York State Department of Environmental Conservation forest rangers helped with wildfires and prescribed burns in the Capital Region last week as well as rescuing numerous lost and injured people throughout the Adirondack counties. Town of Moriah Five forest rangers ...

Dozens of geese killed by infection

MALONE — The state Department of Environmental Conservation announced this week that three dozen geese recently found dead were killed by a fungal infection likely introduced by moldy bread or grain. The DEC said the Canada geese died from aspergillosis in Rotary Pond in the Malone ...

Family: British climber injured at Yosemite is recovering

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — A British climber who was injured last week by falling rock in Yosemite National Park that killed her husband is recovering, her family said Thursday. Lucy Foster will return home to the United Kingdom once the hospital’s trauma team clears her, the ...

Hawaii to block travel ban

By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER The Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) — Lawyers representing Hawaii asked a judge Tuesday to stop the Trump administration from enforcing the latest version of its travel ban. The updated ban — set to take effect next week — is a continuation of President ...

Southwest, to Hawaii in 2018

HONOLULU (AP) — Southwest Airlines is planning to offer flights between Hawaii and the mainland and expects tickets to go on sale next year, airline officials said. The Dallas-based airline made the announcement Wednesday in a joint address by Southwest President Tom Nealon and Hawaii Gov. ...

Saratoga railway to host ‘The Train to Christmas Town’

STONY CREEK (AP) — Saratoga & North Creek Railway introduces The Train to Christmas Town departing from Stony Creek for 2017. The on-board theatrical event is based on the children’s book, The Train to Christmas Town, which follows the story of a young girl named Janice and her ...

Creeped-out, spooky carnival themes

By KIM COOK The Associated Press Films , TV shows and stories, including the current hits “It” and “American Horror Story,” have long imagined a dark side to circuses and side shows. No surprise then that they’re a theme for Halloween decorations. Vintage imagery of clowns, ...

‘The Florida Project’

TORONTO (AP) — Sean Baker’s “The Florida Project” takes place in a blindingly purple low-budget motel named the Magic Castle, just down Route 192 from Disney’s Magic Kingdom. For the children of single parents who live there, the Kissimmee, Fla., motel is a playground — even if ...

Local pantry in need of donations

GLOVERSVILLE — The food pantry at the Senior Citizen Service Center of Gloversville & Fulton County currently is almost empty and is in need to donations. Ellie DiScioscia, the director of the center at 53 Church St., thinks the food pantry at the senior center is becoming empty ...

Students spend summer building apps

FONDA — Fonda-Fultonville students Trevor Cline and Jacob Sisco spent part of their summer preparing for a mission to Mars—developing health apps for future Martians, coding robots and designing space helmets and a base for operations, according to a news release. They participated in ...

Showing the Way

AMSTERDAM — People ask Rachelle Cotugno, who is blind, why she has photos of her guide dogs on her walls when she can’t see them. “They’re my family,” she tells them. “I’m not sure people who are sighted realize the deep relationship between the guide dog and its handler,” ...

Taking care of babies

JOHNSTOWN — “Alice has always loved babies,” said her mom. When Nancy Ackerbauer asked her 7-year-old daughter, Alice Tomchik, to add diapers on her birthday wishlist for 68 invited guests, Alice said she readily agreed “because they would help a lot of babies.” “Alice has so ...

Keeping Earth clean

JOHNSTOWN—When you’re grown up, you supposed to be responsible. But one little girl is getting a head start. Justin Taback of 183 Steele Ave. got tired of seeing people throwing trash into wooded areas along his street. So he and his fiancee, Jasmine Adams, enlisted the help of their 3 ...

Personal Contribution

NORTHVILLE — Northville Central School students and Girl Scouts Brynn  Thomarie (Daisy) and Leanora  Fitzgerald  (Brownie ) recently  joined Shannon Thomarie, Daisy Troop No. 2003 leader and Northville Spanish teacher, in donating their hair for the second time to the nonprofit ...

Cultural Revival

WELLS — In this hamlet, “revival” has a double meaning. When Pam and Len Broiles bought the dilapidated former Wells Baptist Church, they aimed to restore a historic building and also put new life into it. The 1845 church had its share of old-time revival meetings. It saw its last ...

Risky Mission

GLOVERSVILLE — Disasters don’t always happen in easily accessible and comfortable places. On April 24, former city resident Erik Blom and six other members of the 103rd Squadron of the Air National Guard had to parachute from a C130 cargo plane into the 63-degree mid-Atlantic with 10-foot ...

Equine Competitor

WELLS — Nineteen-year-old Gabrielle Tebo never had formal training in horsemanship. “I did my own thing,” said Tebo, who got her first pony at 12 and now has two horses. “I always liked horses since I was a little kid,” she said. Still, with her as a team member, a Cazenovia ...

’20s hotel exhibit roars in at Saranac Laboratory Museum

SARANAC LAKE — You can ring the bell for service at the front desk, dance the Charleston in the ballroom, pose for a mugshot with gangster “Legs” Diamond in the speakeasy and peek at vintage underwear in the bedroom. You can also test your knowledge of Jazz Age slang and put stylish ...