Cuomo Promises Quick Action on Gun Control

(Albany, NY) — Governor Cuomo is promising to take quick action on gun control measures once the legislature returns in January. The governor announced the plan in the aftermath of a shooting in California that left several people dead. He says the Senate and Assembly, soon to be controlled by Democrats, will focus on strengthening New York’s already tough gun laws. Among the ideas: raising the firearm purchase age from 18 to 21 and extending the waiting period for gun purchases. That action would only happen if red flags are raised during a federal background check.

Two Tupper Lake Residents Busted with Drugs in Potsdam

(TUPPER LAKE) – Two Tupper Lake residents were recently caught with drugs during a traffic stop in Potsdam. Nineteen year old Michael Denue and thirty one year old Chase Vaillancourt face charges. Denue hit with a DWI for driving under the influence of marijuana..

Project to Revitalize Downtown Saranac Lake Move Forward

(SARANAC LAKE) – Members of the Downtown Saranac Lake Revitalization Committee met on Thursday. Saranac Lake was recently awarded ten million dollars in state money to revitalize and spruce up downtown. Members have identified three specific areas they want to concentrate on.The first round of public engagement activities is coming up next Thursday and Friday.

Hikers Want to Protect Trails

A survey says that hikers in and around the High Peaks Wilderness Area overwhelmingly want the state to prioritize its time and money toward protecting the area’s wild character and opportunity for solitude – for current and future generations – the High Peaks Wilderness Area is a more than 275,000-acre, motor-free forest containing most of the state’s tallest mountains and wildest rivers, as well as rare wildlife