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Last June, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an Executive Order that required all local governments and stakeholders to review their police departments and develop a plan to improve operations.  The plan must be adopted by April 1st and filed with the state. The village of Saranac Lake is holding public hearings on its proposed Police Reform Plan as it prepares to finalize the document.

Dbury 50
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For fifty years, the iconic, irreverent, and incomparable Doonesbury has kept readers entertained––and informed––through Pulitzer Prize-winning Garry Trudeau’s depiction of our cultural zeitgeist. His acclaimed satire has been prescient, provocative, and unerringly precise.

To mark the fifty-year milestone, Trudeau’s entire Doonesbury output has now been collected in a celebratory package: Dbury@50: The Complete Digital Doonesbury. The set includes a flash drive with a searchable archive of every comic strip published and a 224-page User Manual, which takes readers through each year of the strip, providing historical context and featuring key storylines.

In addition to cartooning, Trudeau has worked in theater, film, and television. He also has been a contributing columnist for the New York Times op-ed page and later an essayist for Time magazine.

Garry Trudeau will talk with David Stanford of Oblong Books in a virtual event tonight at 7 p.m.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is directing the State Police Hate Crimes Task Force to help investigate a slew of racist graffiti spray-painted on a railroad bridge in Saranac Lake. The move comes after the head of the state’s Adirondack Diversity Initiative announced she is moving out of the village, saying she feels unsafe living in the area as a black person. 

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The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival begins this weekend in the Adirondack village.  The two-week celebration of the cold is a tradition that goes back over 100 years.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was in Saranac Lake today to announce that the Adirondack village is the latest community to receive state Downtown Redevelopment Initiative funds.

In 1968, Fran and Jay Yardley, as a young couple, moved to a remote corner of the Adirondacks to revive the long-abandoned but historic Bartlett Carry Club, with its one thousand acres and thirty-seven buildings.

The Saranac Lake-area property had been in Jay's family for generations, and his dream was to restore this summer resort to support himself and, eventually, a growing family. Fran chronicles their journey and, along the way, unearths the history of those who came before, from the 1800s to the present.

Fran Yardley is an author, actor and storyteller and her book is "Finding True North: The History of One Small Corner of The Adirondacks." 

She has an event at the Northshire Bookstore tonight at 6PM in Saratoga Springs, New York. 

Saranac Lake welcome sign
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Two festivals in our region have announced they are ending: Saranac Lake’s spring Daffest and Burlington’s First Night.  Both indicate weather is a key factor.

Saranac Lake welcome sign
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Saranac Lake and the regional tourism office are working to create a unique marketing brand for the village in the center of the Adirondacks.  A meeting is planned this evening to update residents on the effort.

Olympic silver medalist Chris Mazdzer rang the New York Stock Exchange opening bell Thursday 2/22/18
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The closing ceremonies of the 2018 winter Olympics are Sunday and the athletes will return home with medals and memories. Communities in our region are planning to celebrate the local athletes who competed in a number of sports.

The Adirondack village of Saranac Lake is preparing to host the World Snowshoe Championships. The competition, which is being held in the United States for the first time, begins Friday.

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An upstate New York Mayor is blaming President Trump’s ban on travel from seven Middle Eastern countries for preventing athletes from India traveling to the Adirondacks.

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A controversial hotel development project can take the next step forward after Saranac Lake officials approved a new zoning law.

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State health officials say an Adirondack village's drinking water has too much lead.

Mark Kurtz / Saranac Lake Winter Carnival

The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival concludes this weekend with a parade through the village and fireworks above an ice palace. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley looks at the importance of annual event to the village and surrounding Adirondack communities.

A state supreme court judge says a canoeist had the right to paddle down an Adirondack stream crossing private land, and has ordered the landowner to stop posting signs denying paddlers access to the waterway.