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The 2017 VIS “Keep Saranac Lake Blooming” award winners are pictured, from left: Dick and Cathy Mose, Kiki Sarko and Eric Munley (t­he Waterhole), Trevor Beaudette and Beth Devaney (Community Bank), Yvonne Parrish, Andrea Hill, Susan Mueller (Adirondack Motel), and Kathy Fadden and Beth Hogle.
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VIS recognizes businesses, homeowners

SARANAC LAKE — The Village Improvement Society of Saranac Lake celebrated its end of season with an open house in the Cantwell Room at the Saranac Lake Free Library on Oct. 18. President Randall Swanson shared highlights of the nonprofit organization’s year. VIS volunteer park managers ...

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The Lake Store, founded in 1946, is now closed and about to be put up for sale.
(Photo provided — Bill Quinlivan)

An Adirondack endangered species?

For generations, they have been nestled along Adirondack lakeshores, next to roadsides, close to hiking, snowmobile and backcountry ski trails. At one point they were so ubiquitous that for many years their continued existence had been taken for granted. They were, and are, the privately held ...

Sue Capone, a long-time Adirondack Lake Survey Corporation employee, takes a water sample at Heart Lake in the High Peaks in mid-October.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Sampling shift

RAY BROOK — A corporation responsible for conducting long-term monitoring of Adirondack lakes, ponds and streams is likely to cease operations at the end of the year, but one state agency is planning to continue the sampling in a reduced capacity. The Adirondack Lake Survey Corporation, ...

Henry Smith, Ned Kanze, Morgan Olsen, Gabe Wilson, Juliona Dechavez, and Chase Newman
(Enterprise photo — Lindsay Munn)

ADE Costume Contest

The Adirondack Daily Enterprise sponsored the 22nd annual Downtown Saranac Lake Trick or Treating event Tuesday and chose the top three costumes of those ages 1 month to 12 years old. First place will receive a $50 gift certificate at goody goody’s, second place will get a $25 gift ...

The Coreys Road bridge over Stoney Creek was built in 2003, but because of its steel and timber construction, it is deemed “functionally obsolete.”
(Enterprise photo — Glynis Hart)

Are local bridges ready for flash floods?

Known for its snow and cold, the North Country may face a new threat as average temperatures rise: heavy downpours and flash flooding that overwhelm infrastructure, battering bridges and washing over roads. Surveys show that both Franklin and Essex counties exceed state and national averages ...