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  • Former Assemblywoman Chloe Ann O’Neil, 75, dies in Dickinson car crash November 15, 2018
    pPARISHVILLE — Former State Assemblywoman Chloe Ann O’Neil was killed in a two-vehicle car crash in the town of Dickinson Thursday morning, according to state police./ppMrs. O’Neil, 75, a longtime Parishville Republican, served in the state’s then-112th Assembly District from 1993 until her retirement in 1998. A former Parishville-Hopkinton Central School teacher, Mrs. O’Neil surprised […]
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  • John Lennon’s murderer says he didn’t want the singer to suffer but used hollow-point bullets to make sure the singer died November 15, 2018
    pALBANY — John Lennon’s killer said he used hollow-point bullets to make sure the former Beatle died, but not suffer./pp“I secured those bullets to make sure he would be dead,” Mark David Chapman said, according to a transcript released Thursday of his late August parole hearing. “It was immediately after the crime that I was […]
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  • Canton school lifts ‘hold in’ after police investigate concerns November 15, 2018
    pCANTON — Staff and students at Canton Central School were confined to their classrooms for about 50 minutes this afternoon because elementary students reported they saw individuals on the walking path carrying what appeared to be a gun./ppSchool District Superintendent Ronald P. Burke said the “hold in” was lifted after Canton village police officers investigated […]
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  • Former Clayton mayor’s estate sued over sexual abuse claims November 15, 2018
    pCLAYTON — A LaFargeville man has filed suit against the estate of former Mayor Dale A. Kenyon over sexual abuse claims./ppHunter P. Schafer filed action Wednesday at the Jefferson County clerk’s office against Mr. Kenyon, who died of natural causes Oct. 18 at age 79 at his Riverside Drive home, as well as his estate./ppIt […]
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  • U.S. sanctions 17 Saudis allegedly involved in killing of journalist Khashoggi November 15, 2018
    pWASHINGTON - The Treasury Department has designated 17 Saudi Arabians for involvement in the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, imposing sanctions that freeze any assets under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibit Americans from dealings with them./ppTreasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement that all 17 were “involved in the abhorrent killing” that “targeted and […]
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  • Norway honors Saranac Lake woman who tended to WWII sailors' graves November 14, 2018
    (Nov 14, 2018) The Norwegian government has awarded an Adirondack woman a commemorative medal for her work caring for the graves of Norwegian sailors who died during World War II while in Saranac Lake. [full story]
  • Three new inductees into the Toy Hall of Fame November 13, 2018
    (Nov 13, 2018) Magic 8 Ball, Uno and pinball have made it into the National Toy Hall of Fame at the Strong Museum in Rochester. The three were inducted Thursday in recognition of their staying power and influence. [full story]
  • 25 years after Black Hawk Down, new documentary tells the 10th Mountain Division's story November 8, 2018
    (Nov 8, 2018) Most people know about Black Hawk Down from the 2001 blockbuster movie, which told the story of American special forces whose helicopters were shot down by Somali rebels during the Battle of Mogadishu. But the Hollywood version didn’t tell the whole story. Now, twenty-five years after the battle, a new documentary is […]
  • Books: The Adirondack Guideboat November 7, 2018
    (Nov 7, 2018) It was known as the 19th century work boat for sportsmen and their guides in the Adirondacks. Today it's an icon of the mountains, and a new book tells the history of the Adirondack guideboat and many of the region's builders. The Adirondack Guideboat was the life’s work of Stephen Sulavik, a […]
  • Santanoni camp receives $370,000 federal restoration grant October 1, 2018
    (Oct 1, 2018) An architectural preservation group in the Adirondacks has received $370,000 from the federal government to help protect and restore the Santanoni great camp near Newcomb in Essex County. [full story]