Essex County sees over 3x more COVID cases over New Year’s weekend

ESSEX COUNTY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Last Wednesday, Dec. 29, Andrea Whitmarsh sent out Essex County’s final COVID-19 case update of 2021. That update reported a total of 153 new coronavirus cases over the span of five days, from Dec. 24-28. The next update came on Monday, Jan. 3. It chronicled another five days – Dec. … Read more

The first New Year’s Eve celebrations in Times Square didn’t include a ball drop, but something more dangerous

(NEXSTAR) – Of all the ways we could be celebrating the coming New Year, a significant percentage of Americans will be looking to the sky over New York City — either in person, or via their TVs — to watch a great big ball descend from one seemingly arbitrary spot above Times Square to another … Read more

Get a jump on your NYE resolution with these top picks

BestReviews is reader-supported and may earn an affiliate commission. Details. As New Year’s Eve approaches with 2022 in its wake, you might already be thinking about your New Year’s resolutions. Start your new year off right by spending some time picking out a meaningful resolution. There’s no need to wait for January 1 to start your … Read more

Inflatable sleds are blowing up right now (literally and figuratively) — here are 8 top models for you and your family

BestReviews is reader-supported and may earn an affiliate commission. Details. How to find the right snow tube for you Winter is coming, and with it comes thick snowfall in many parts of the country. And nothing says “wintertime fun” like racing down steep, snowy hills at (reasonably) high speeds. While there are several types of sleds to choose … Read more

Jolly good fun: 7 in 10 plan to get frisky in their childhood bedroom during the holidays

NEW YORK (StudyFinds.org) – The holidays are heating up — in some very unusual places, a new study finds. Almost seven in 10 adults plan to get intimate in their childhood home or parents’ house as they return for the holiday season. In a poll of 2,000 sexually active adults, two-thirds agree that, because holiday travel makes it … Read more

Schroon Lake church holds 1st Christmas since devastating fire

SCHROON LAKE, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The Schroon Lake Community Church was engulfed in flames on Jan. 2, 2019. The church was under construction when investigators think an electrical issue sparked the fire, torching an important cultural and community gathering spot for locals. Church destroyed by massive fire set to rise from the ashes The good … Read more

North Country Weekend Calendar: Happy holidays, North Country

GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Chances are, you’ve got some stuff going on this weekend, but there could be room for one more thing. Christmas Day is Saturday, Dec. 25, and the village of Lake George has lights on for the holidays. It’s also opening day Friday at West Mountain, for anyone who wants to … Read more

Interactive map shows your risk of getting COVID at holiday gatherings

(NEXSTAR) — As many Americans prepare to gather with friends and family for the holidays, COVID cases continue to rise. With numbers on the rise, you may be wondering how safe is your holiday gathering. Beware these 5 early omicron symptoms, study says The CDC reports cases and hospitalizations have increased in recent weeks, largely … Read more

Yule, Saturnalia, and how the solstice shaped modern Christmas traditions

(KTAL/KMSS) – Christmas trees, holly, mistletoe, and cider are staples of the holidays but these traditional parts of our holiday celebrations predate Christmas by several hundred years. Tuesday is the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year and the official start of the winter season. Many solstice celebrations became incorporated into Christmas celebrations over … Read more

Santa Claus pays early visit to Glens Falls nursing home

GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A jolly red-robed fellow bearing bags of gifts made his way to Glens Falls on Thursday morning. No, it’s not Christmas Day quite yet; but for the residents of the Glens Falls Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, the day was every bit as special. Warren County distributing KN-95 masks to … Read more