QUEENSBURY — Despite its size and popularity, the Adirondack Balloon Festival remains an all-volunteer, community-supported event, and the number of volunteers grows every year.

QUEENSBURY — When Joan Grishkot says the weather for the Adirondack Balloon Festival was "perfect," then there's little argument the 45th annual event was the best of the lot.

MOREAU — With just three months left in the year, the Town Board still has not billed for a new sewer fee — and is still refusing to explain.

EASTON — The name was different, but the Adirondack Wool & Arts Festival this weekend continued the Southern Adirondack Fiber Festival’s tradition of celebrating everything to do with animal fiber — with the addition of more non-fiber related crafts and craft beverages.

FORT EDWARD — Washington County supervisors have cut almost nothing from the 2018 budget after a week of meetings intended to find $2.5 million in cuts.

QUEENSBURY — For the second night in a row, the Adirondack Balloon Festival enjoyed sunny skies and warm temperatures.

My Friday morning started like most days with the alarm clock ringing, but many hours earlier than normal as darkness filled the sky.

BOLTON — Retired Lt. Gen. Stephen G. Olmstead said war should not be glamorized or romanticized, but the sacrifices of those who served should be honored.

Some business-savvy Boy Scouts set up shop across the street as a large crowd descended upon Crandall Park for the kickoff event of the Adirondack Balloon Festival on Thursday.

WHITEHALL — A boil-water order issued Wednesday for parts of the village was lifted effective Friday morning, according to village Water Department officials.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — After all the planning is done and the pre-event donations are tallied up for the Walk for Rita, Laura Marks of the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention takes a deep breath and looks at the weather.

SEOUL, South Korea — Famous for using bombastic, derogatory and often-awkward English slams against enemies, North Korean state media sent people scrambling for dictionaries Friday with a dispatch that quotes leader Kim Jong Un calling President Donald Trump "the mentally deranged U.S. dotard."

MEXICO CITY — Hour after excruciating hour, Mexicans were transfixed by dramatic efforts to reach a young girl thought buried in the rubble of a school destroyed by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake. She reportedly wiggled her fingers, told rescuers her name and said there were others trapped near …

Despite multiple postings and advisories to Adirondack Balloon Festival spectators many ignored the warnings bringing their dogs and drones in tow to the kickoff launch at Crandall Park.