Old Forge, NY

Suspect sought in Constableville armed robbery

CONSTABLEVILLE, New York (WWNY) - A Constableville shop owner was shot in the leg during an armed robbery Friday morning and the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for help finding the suspect. Deputies say the owner of Constableville Petroleum was shot while opening the store between 5:15...
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Constableville store owner shot during robbery, police looking for suspect

CONSTABLEVILLE, NY – Police in Lewis County are searching for a suspect after a convenience store owner was shot during a robbery early Friday morning. Around 5:30 a.m. a man entered the Constableville Petroleum store on Route 26 wearing a mask. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office says the suspect shot the store owner in the leg and got away with some cash.
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Lewis County home health aid charged for stealing over $35K from elderly couple

PORT LEYDEN, N.Y. (WWTI) — The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office has concluded a year-long investigation that led to the arrest of a local woman. According to the Sheriff’s Office, Port Leyden resident Stacey Dixon, 35, was arrested on Wednesday afternoon. This was after an investigation began in October 2020, looking into potential fraud.

Lewis County man charged for allegedly making terroristic threat: Troopers

LOWVILLE- A North Country man is accused of a felony charge for apparently making a terroristic threat, police say. It was shortly after 4:15 p.m. Thursday when the New York State Police in Lowville arrested and charged Verne L. Harris, 24, of Lowville, NY with one felony count of making a terroristic threat, according to information retrieved from the daily blotter.

Dreams Do Come True! Boonville’s Broadway Baker Opens Cafe and Bakery

Broadway has come to Boonville. The Broadway Cafe and Bakery is finally open. Dreams of opening a bakery have finally come true for Jonathan Kornmeyer. With some help from his parents Kevin and Lisa, they have transformed the former Fynmore Studio on Main Street in Boonville into a café/bakery. "Our little village lost 5 businesses in the devastating fire on Main Street," said Lisa. "Some businesses reopened but not all. Our village needed a social gathering place."

Machine fire takes toll on Lowville brewery

LOWVILLE, New York (WWNY) - After a machine caught fire, a Lowville brewery is expected to be out of production for at least 2 months. “The first thing I noticed was all the electronic smelling smoke when I walked in, and I saw a pile of ashes on the floor from the machine,” said Ryan Chaif, owner, Skewed Brewing.

Skewed Brewing halts production following warehouse fire

LOWVILLE, New York (WWNY) - A local brewery has to stop production temporarily due to a structure fire in its warehouse. Skewed Brewing owner Ryan Chaif says there was a fire Wednesday night at the Lowville building. He says it started when a new piece of equipment ignited, causing everything...

Water Safari closes doors for the summer

OLD FORGE, N.Y. -- Enchanted Forest Water Safari closed their doors for the summer on Sunday. The closing of the park unofficially marks the end of summer and the start of the school year. After missing the whole season last year due to the pandemic, the owners were excited the...
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Pistol helps tell story of legendary Adirondack guide

BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE — It was the golden age of Adirondack sport. The lakes were full of trout, the woods full of deer. The carnage of the Civil War was over. Urban men (and a few women), many of whom barely knew one end of a rifle from the other, set out for the spectacular lakes of the central plateau. They hunted and fished, and they lounged around the fire in front of a bark lean-to. They required a guide, a local man who could lead his clients to hot spots for fish and game, could supply and carry a guideboat, and could generally keep his clients healthy and well fed before sending them back to the metropolis. Some of these guides became legendary: Alvah Dunning of Raquette Lake and Harvey Moody of Saranac Lake, for example. But none achieved quite the reputation of Mitchell Sabattis of Long Lake.
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Outdoors: Ride improves on road less traveled

Poet Robert Frost took the road less traveled and, as we have so many times before, we recently decided to do the same. We found it made all the difference. From the bike shop in Inlet in the western Adirondacks, two friends and I hopped on the TOBIE Trail a few weeks ago and rode out of town toward Eagle Bay. The trail runs for 14 miles through a handful of Adirondack communities — T for Thendara, O for Old Forge, B for Big Moose, I for Inlet and E for Eagle Bay. Parts of it run alongside Route 28 like a glorified sidewalk, but other parts dip into the woods or onto smaller side roads.