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New York delays presidential primary

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体育比分网NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo postponed New York’s presidential primary from April to June to keep people from gathering — even to vote — amid of the state’s coronavirus outbreak. With cases expected to mushroom toward a mid-to-late-April peak, nurses made anguished pleas Saturday ...

Newspaper chain helps local businesses

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Tri-Lakes area businesses can now apply for grants to help them recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Ogden Newspapers Inc., the parent company of the Adirondack Daily Enterprise and Lake Placid News, has established a $1 million fund to help local businesses get back to ...

With Maple Weekends canceled, here’s a sugarhouse tour

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LAKE PLACID — Since the New York State Maple Producers’ Association canceled the Maple Weekends — March 21-22 and March 28-29 — and the state government has issued public assembly restrictions and social-distancing guidelines due to the coronavirus pandemic, residents and tourists ...

Vacation rental law now in effect

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LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid’s long-debated short-term vacation rental law is now in effect. Property owners who intend to rent out rooms or entire homes to visitors are now required to apply for a permit with the North Elba Building & Planning Department — as well as register ...

Paul Smith’s president will retire in September

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PAUL SMITHS — Cathy Dove, president of Paul Smith’s College, announced on Friday that she will retire on Sept. 30. Dove first joined the college in 2014. She plans to move closer to her family after she retires. Mark Dzwonczyk, chair of the college’s board of trustees, said the ...

NCCC will be remote all semester, including graduation

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SARANAC LAKE — North Country Community College employees will continue to work remotely through the end of the semester, and classes will resume online March 30 as planned. In an email message to faculty, staff and students on Friday, college President Joe Keegan outlined the ...

COVID-19 by the numbers

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Essex County 5 — Confirmed cases, none new Friday 30 — People in mandatory or precautionary quarantine, 3 fewer than Thursday 61 — People who have been tested and received results, 7 more than Thursday - Franklin County 3 — Confirmed cases, 1 new Friday 23 — ...

Common COVID-19 questions answered

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SARANAC LAKE — Public health officials answered a range of questions about the coronavirus during a virtual panel in Saranac Lake on Friday. The panelists included Patrick Murphy, director of the Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce, which hosted the event, as well as Adirondack Health ...

Schools closed 2 more weeks

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Schools statewide will stay closed for an additional two weeks — until April 15 — Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday during his daily coronavirus press briefing, but local schools were already planning to be closed through April 20. This extension essentially allows schools to continue to ...

Trump signs $2.2T stimulus after swift congressional votes

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package into law Friday, after swift and near-unanimous action by Congress to support businesses, rush resources to overburdened health care providers and help struggling families during the ...

As virus toll mounts in New York, more hospitals sought

Health

NEW YORK — New York’s battle to keep its hospitals from being overwhelmed by the coronavirus outbreak is entering a critical phase, as officials race to get hospitals built and supplies in place before medical centers become completely overwhelmed. Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered schools ...

3 Malone police officers in quarantine

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MALONE — A third case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Franklin County, and three Malone police officers are in quarantine because one was in direct contact with one of the infected individuals. Franklin County Public Health Director Kathleen Strack was notified Thursday that a person ...

OneWorkSource helping remotely

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PLATTSBURGH — After state-imposed restrictions on travel and gatherings were put in place last week due to the COVID-19 pandemic, hundreds of local businesses shut their doors and thousands of workers in the North Country have been laid off. The North Country’s OneWorkSource Centers ...

Local radio stations join #GiftCardChallenge

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LAKE PLACID — North Country Radio, based in Lake Placid, rolled out a national public service announcement campaign on Thursday. The Gift Card Challenge was created to encourage individuals to buy gift cards from local shops and restaurants to show their support. “We’ve been hearing ...

Verizon, AT&T help customers amid outbreak

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体育比分网 Verizon and AT&T have made changes for customers facing hardships as the result of mass layoffs and health concerns as the novel coronavirus continues to spread. Verizon sent a push notification to customers Friday announcing that it had added 15 gigabytes of data to each ...