The University of Vermont Health Network plans to begin restoring access this weekend to the Epic electronic health records system beyond the current “read only” status to all inpatient and ambulatory sites at UVM Medical Center. We are also working to restore Epic access to ambulatory sites…

Gouverneur – For nearly a year, the entire world has grappled with the COVID-19 pandemic. Very recently, the global community received some long-awaited good news: Clinical trials have shown two vaccines to be highly effective and safe, and both vaccines will likely be fast-tracked for produ…

The undefeated Brushton High School Junior Varsity basketball team for the 1949-1950 season. According to witnesses at the time, The Junior Varsity Team beat the BHS Varsity and there were some hard feelings, but good memories now.

Please note changed times to Franklin County’s COVID Hotline: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and closed Sundays and holidays. The COVID Hotline can be reached at 518-481-1111.

Applications for Christmas Dinner Baskets will be available at St. André Bessette Parish, Outreach Center at 12 Homestead Park, Malone New York (former Holy Family School) on Tuesday, Dec. 1 and Wednesday, Dec. 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Applications will be accepted for those reside…

Foothills ARTSociety members have been busy preparing for a Holiday Sale which includes virtual sales as well as a temporary gift shop on Main St. For the last month, over 150 items have been accepted, photographed, priced, put online and arranged in the gift shop.

SeaComm recently donated a large supply of hats and gloves to the Malone Central School District. The items will be distributed to students in need through the school district’s “Project Warmth” initiative. This gesture is part of SeaComm’s Pay-It-Forward Program, which has enabled SeaComm s…

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MALONE—Hospice is not a place but is high-quality care that enables patients and families to focus on living as fully as possible despite a life-limiting illness. Palliative care brings this holistic model of care to people earlier in the course of a serious illness. November is National Hos…

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In spite of the cold end to October, the mean temperature for the month was 46.8 degrees, 1.4 degrees above normal. The month’s high temperature was 78 degrees on the 23rd, which broke the old record for the date of 73 degrees in 2017. The month’s low was 20 degrees on the 31st, tying the re…

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MALONE — Longtime Franklin Academy Principal Jack Hinman, who spent 23 years heading the school, following nine years as a teacher, died Nov. 7 at Alice Hyde Medical Center.

The Bangor Community Center is holding the annual Christmas party on Dec. 5 from noon to 3 p.m. for children in Bangor and the surrounding areas and children from newborn to 12 years old. The children will receive a goodie bag and a gift from Santa.

The image of a cat hunting mice is as classic as their love of milk and yarn or their dislike of water and dogs. While we may be familiar with this archetype, in practice, the hunting of rodents can expose our feline friends to harmful diseases and parasites that can even pose risks to their…

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Franklin County Personnel Office announces the following Civil Service examinations:

Through Franklin County Community Services, county residents have an opportunity to voice concerns about mental health during these challenging times. The University at Albany School of Public Health is conducting a virtual Rural New York Listening Tour to learn more about the unique aspects…

Master Sergeant Scott H. McDonald recently retired from a 21 year career serving our country in the U.S. Army. He’s the son of Sue (Wilcox) and Mike McDonald from Brainardsville, NY.He enrolled in the U.S. Army in 1999, fresh from Chateaugay Central School. He completed his basic training at…

Expecting parents are often as busy as they are excited while they’re preparing to welcome a new baby to their family. In this happily hectic time, those who also own pets should consider how their fur babies and their new baby can safely interact when they eventually meet.

PLATTSBURGH –– The University of Vermont Health Network-Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (CVPH) is alerting community members about a potential phone scam aimed at stealing the personal information of patients.

Franklin County Personnel Office announces the following Civil Service examinations:

On two occasions Susan Fuller was reminded of the important positive impact our annual community donations have for our family, friends, and neighbors.

In this unprecedented time, Downtown Artist Cellar is creating initiatives to not only keep our community safe but also engaged and artistically inspired. Those participating are required to comply with all guidelines and ordinances as directed by the Centers for Disease Control and Preventi…

The Regents exams scheduled for January have been canceled statewide due to safety concerns amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

GOUVERNEUR- Kinney Drugs will once again partner with American Greetings to offer a special one-day promotion on Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11, 2020 in support of Honor Flight Network. For every American Greetings card purchased at Kinney Drugs (valued at $1.99 or more) on Veterans Da…

Tammy stopped going to church because she believed her church family could not accept her. She has tattoos from head to toe, a ring in her nose, and dresses like a female biker. Somewhere along the line, she came to believe “church people” dressed a certain way, lived a certain lifestyle, an…

The North Country Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the Malone, Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, Schroon Lake and Ticonderoga chambers and the Whiteface Visitors Bureau, is offering a free virtual health insurance workshop on Monday, Nov. 16, at 10 a.m. The brief webinar will offer up-to-…

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The state Department of Motor Vehicles is warning New Yorkers of a text message phishing scheme. Phishing texts are fraudulent messages designed to obtain data or sensitive personal information to be used to commit identity theft or trick the recipient into installing malicious software onto…

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They’ve been in the headlines since last December: Giant Murder Hornets Arrive in North America; Murder Hornet Nest Found in Washington State; A Sting that Can Kill.

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Did you know that the state fruit of New York is the apple? There are dozens of apple varieties in New York, which all provide a unique flavor.

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Looking for a sweet snack that doubles as a good source of fiber? This pumpkin pudding can fill you up without costing you too many calories. This snack is easy to make and tastes just like a pumpkin pie

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The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee are offering tips to help New Yorkers winterize their vehicles and prepare to drive in more challenging weather conditions. Drivers are also reminded that they can now install snow tires on their vehi…

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ALBANY — School districts previously forced to close within state microclusters may continue in-person learning for students while COVID-19 spikes within a community by meeting specific state testing criteria, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Friday.