No Parking on Route 73 Near Popular Trailheads

(TUPPER LAKE, NY) – No parking signs are now up along Route seventy three in the town of Keene where several popular trailheads are located. No parking now along a 4-mile stretch of Route 73 between the Rooster Comb trailhead in the hamlet of Keene Valley and the Chapel Pond trailheads to the southeast, toward I-87.

Governor Cuomo Says He Will Run Again

(New York, NY) — Governor Cuomo says he’s planning to run for a fourth term in 2022. The 61-year-old, who easily won reelection last year, said yesterday he’d like to continue to serve the Empire State. He’s had an aggressive agenda as Governor, signing a same-sex marriage bill, getting through a fifteen dollar an hour minimum wage, and passing some of the strictest gun laws in the country.

State Lawmakers Return to Albany

(Albany, NY) — The halls of the State Capitol will be busy again today as the Legislature gets back to work. Governor Cuomo says the legalization of recreational marijuana should be a major focus of state lawmakers. Supporters amended their proposal last week to lower the amount of pot a person could legally have and raise taxes on marijuana. The governor made marijuana legalization part of his state budget, but it wasn’t included in the final agreement. This year’s legislative session ends June 19th.

New Details in Deadly Limo Crash

(Schoharie, NY) — Court documents are revealing new information about the Schoharie limo tragedy. According to an expert, the October accident was caused by catastrophic brake failure. Officials say there were no skid marks near the crash scene. Twenty people ended up losing their lives.

State Lawmakers Return to Albany This Week

(ALBANY, NY) The state Legislature will be back in session tomorrow and time is running out to pass key pieces of legislation. The major issues likely to be addressed include prevailing wage, workplace sexual harassment, sports betting and whether to allow illegal immigrants to have driver’s licenses. It’s already been a busy year with 185 bills passed in the Senate and Assembly. The end of the legislative session is scheduled for June 19th.

Tupper Lake Party on Park Street

(TUPPER LAKE, NY) – The resurgence of downtown Tupper Lake is being celebrated with a party on Park Street tomorrow. Everyone is invited to attend the celebration on Saturday. The block party will be up and running from Cliff Street to Mill Street.

Carry the Load on Sunday to Honor the Fallen

(LAKE PLACID, NY) – Carry the Load will continue its now annual Memorial Day weekend presence in Lake Placid this year. On Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The mission of Carry the Load is to walk, bike or paddle around Mirror Lake in honor of the fallen to restore the true meaning of Memorial Day.

State Troopers Up Patrols for Memorial Day

(ALBANY, NY) – New York State Police are set to increase patrols throughout the Memorial Day weekend. Governor Cuomo says drivers can expect to see sobriety checkpoints and increased patrols Friday through Monday by officers in both marked and unmarked vehicles. They’ll also be checking for motorists who are texting on their phones.

Voters Approve Local School Ballot Measures

(TUPPER LAKE, NY) – Voters in Keene narrowly approve a school budget that needed a 60% supermajority to pass — the only one in the greater Tri-Lakes area that exceeded the state tax cap — and they also pass a capital construction project. Long Lake voters also approved a capital project at their small K-12 school, by a margin of 23 votes. All the other local school budgets and ballot measures passed with wide margins of voter approval Tuesday, which was school district election day statewide.

SCHUMER JOINS PRO ABORTION SUPPORTERS IN WASHINGTON

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is speaking out against the recent abortion restrictions passed by several states. Schumer joined pro-choice supporters during a rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday. He slammed the state legislatures that passed new restrictions on abortion, and called out Republicans who he says are working to overturn Roe V Wade. Schumer said the conservative states are waging a war to unravel women’s fundamental rights. The abortion rights demonstration comes after Alabama passed one of the strictest abortion laws in the nation, making performing an abortion a felony in nearly all cases unless necessary for the mother’s health.