Section 402 (1) (b) of Vehicle and Traffic Law has been amended, effective Nov. 1 of this year, to increase fines for knowingly covering or coating license plates with material or substance that conceals, obscures, or distorts the plates by any part of the vehicle, or anything carried thereon.

This letter is to endorse Brian Taylor who is a candidate for reelection to the Town Board of Malone. Brian has learned a tremendous amount as a result of his tenure on the present board.

I am writing this letter in support of June Fisher for Malone Town Justice. June has the experience and commitment to our community that will be a great benefit to our Town by electing her as our Malone Town Justice.

I am writing to support Ricky Yelle for Malone Town Highway Superintendent. I have known Mr. Yelle for a number of years. He recently retired from the Malone Town Highway Department. He was a hard working and dedicated town employee. He knows what is expected and required from a Highway Supe…

It is with a sincere thank you to the following Malone area residents for the donation of their time, and skills that has made it possible for Homeward Bound Adirondacks (HBA) to complete the first phase of their construction goal. The first building to be erected on HBA’s Lake Titus propert…

It has been my honor and privilege to serve the Malone community as Town Supervisor for the past four years, and I look forward to continuing in that capacity for another term. I will do my best to live up to the vote of confidence and trust you have placed with me,

I would like to offer my endorsement of Merrill McKee for Malone Town Council. Merrill and I became fast friends over thirty years ago, and while my life choices have taken me elsewhere, his life choices have always reflected a desire to be a part of Malone’s present and future.

Driving is filled with frustrations every day, but one of the most irritating ones is when you cannot proceed on a green light when other vehicles are blocking the road you must cross because of traffic backup. A similar situation is when you want to turn left onto a street, but you can’t be…

When I think of Merrill McKee, I think of someone that is always willing to walk the walk. He doesn’t sit there and complain about things in our town. He doesn’t sit there and say what others should be doing. He doesn’t just walk by when he sees something that needs to be taken care of. He s…

While many of us have begun to turn our attention to the Governor’s election next year, I would like to take a moment to highlight this year’s election and in particular a local candidate that has been working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week since announcing her run for County Court Judge. Eli…

I am proud to endorse Elizabeth Crawford for Franklin County Court Judge. As the first female prosecutor in Franklin County, Elizabeth dedicated her entire 17-year legal career to gaining the knowledge and experience necessary to become County Court Judge.

I would like to recommend a experienced man for the Highway Superintendent for the town of Churubusco NY. We are losing a great man Steve Matthews who we will sadly miss and I know he has prepared his assistant Mike Perault to do an excellent job for the people’s safety on our roads please v…

I’m writing today in strong support of Elizabeth M. Crawford for Franklin County Court Judge. Having known Elizabeth for over a decade I can tell you that her integrity, impeccable character, and knowledge of the law are second to none.

Warm greetings to Malone Village and Town Voters from Appointed Town Justice Nancy A. Legacy. I am currently one of two Justices presiding over cases in our Justice Court. I was appointed unanimously by the Town of Malone Board to the position effective April 9, 2021, to fill the vacancy tha…

Honesty. Integrity. Transparency. These are traits that we hope our elected leaders embody. These are traits I aim to bring to the Malone Town Council. My name is Merrill McKee and I am asking for your support on November 2nd.

Because of a wide variety of users, traffic control is an ongoing compromise by authorities that control signs, signals, and pavement markings. Think about it! Traffic control would be much simpler if there were only vehicles to consider. But there’s a whole lot more. We must consider all us…

In June, a “Did You Know” article included 15 to 20 Burma-Shave roadside signs which were popular in the middle of the last century, before there were interstates and when everyone drove the old two-lane roads. These signs would be posted all over the countryside in farmers’ fields. They wer…

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My name is Ricky Yelle and I am running for Town of Malone Highway Superintendent. I have 33 and a half years with the Highway Department. Throughout that time I was CSEA unit President where I was head of Negotiations until my appointment of Deputy Highway Superintendent for two years, 2019…

Last week’s article was about horse and buggy crashes in Yates County in the Finger lakes Region south of Rochester. Today’s article will be about possible solutions to reduce vehicle-buggy crashes statewide.

It’s time to be positive about the DOT project in Malone, not negative. As construction of the project continues it is causing some delays along the Main Street corridor, but that’s true with most construction.

Hello, My name is June Fisher and I am running for Malone Town Justice. I am running for office because I believe it is important to give back to my community.

For most people across the United States, driving is a daily necessity. Whether you commute to work on weekdays or need to visit the grocery store, it’s important to practice safe driving techniques that will help keep you and your passengers from harm.

I attended my first Skate Jam at the Saranac Lake Skate Park this past Sunday (Aug. 15/21 ). What I experienced was a Utopia! A blend of improvisation, camaraderie, focused relentless energy and community. My attention was firmly held for over 6 hours, absorbing the sights and sounds and aga…

Hundreds of people are killed and thousands are injured each year in crashes involving stopped or disabled vehicles that may not have stood out enough to alert drivers to the danger they pose, according to a new study commissioned by a company that makes enhanced hazard lighting systems.

These weekly articles normally discuss vehicle and traffic law and traffic safety, but I recently had a request from Saranac Lake to write something on boating safety and applicable laws regarding navigation on Lake Flower and other bodies of water in New York state.

We all speed, almost continuously when we aren’t limited by slower traffic, yet most of us complain about other drivers speeding. Furthermore, it’s pretty common to observe other drivers running red lights immediately after they have changed to red.

The Pedestrian Safety Action Plan is designed to improve pedestrian safety in the village of Malone. The $3.3 million project, along Route 11 from the airport and Walmart on the west to the fairgrounds (Andrus Street) on the east, will create Americans with Disabilities Act compliant sidewal…

As drivers we all seem to be in a hurry most of the time. Demands on our time dictate that we don’t want to waste time driving from A to B, so, we speed — All drivers speed if not most of the time at least sometimes.

Advanced driver assistance features have the potential to improve safety for young, novice drivers, but parents have mixed opinions about how to introduce such technologies to their teenagers, a new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) shows. The dilemma that parents …

In May a couple of these “Did You Know” articles, about positioning your vehicle correctly for right or left turns and traffic laws that are frequently violated, generated more feedback, but mainly about pet peeves.

I’m sure most of you have heard of the expression “couldn’t see the forest through the trees”, meaning it’s sometimes hard to see things that should be obvious. This applies to the task of driving, too. After a crash it is not uncommon for one of the involved drivers to say they never saw th…

Old-time drivers will relate to this article, but if you’re younger than 65 you may not have ever seen the Burma-Shave slogans along the highways in the U.S.

In most of our villages, and in all larger metropolitan areas, some or many intersections are controlled by signal lights with left turn arrows during the phases of the particular signal. In Franklin County, left turn signals are most often encountered on state highways. In most cases, where…

There are a number of vehicle and traffic laws that are violated frequently by both drivers and pedestrians. It may be because of not knowing the laws or it may be some other reason, but in today’s article I would like to point out, in no particular order, some of them that I see daily.

I recently had someone discuss a maneuver that perhaps many drivers perform poorly — namely swinging wide for turns. So, let’s review the proper positioning of your vehicle for turning right or left.