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Celebs recall fave Halloween costumes

NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to Halloween, you’re either a hardcore fan or not so much. You can go ahead and count Dua Lipa in, along with other celebrities who shared their favorite memories of the dress-up holiday. “Me and my band have actually planned to do our show in Stockholm in ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I met my boyfriend, “Tyler,” almost six years ago. For the past two years, I’ve been wondering whether he truly loves me. There is very little physical contact between us. We’re intimate maybe once a year. If I try to touch him at night, he pulls away, even if my foot just ...

Your Horoscope

ARIES (March 21-April 19). The one who owns the problem is in the best position — a position to fix it, change things, move the plot forward. The one who passes the blame is powerless to do any of that. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). There are things you do because you want to, but today those ...

Dear Teacher

By MARGE EBERTS and PEGGY GISLER Question: My son has a college admissions interview scheduled. What are some questions he should anticipate answering? — Be Prepared Answer: No matter how personable your son is, it is quite important that he think about questions that the interviewer ...

Ask Heloise

Dear Readers: Today’s Sound Off is about airfares offered in an ad, and what it really takes to get those fares: — Heloise “Dear Heloise: I’ve lost all patience with travel websites that advertise round-trip airfares at significant savings. The problem: You never can actually find ...

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 ...