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March births at Adirondack Medical Center

Pickering: A son, Keegan Darwin, born March 2 at 6:18 a.m., weighing 8 pounds, 15 ounces, to Nicole and Kevin Pickering of Conifer Leon: A son, Finnic Kennedy, born March 4 at 12:29 a.m., weighing 7 pounds, 15 ounces, to Lauren and Jason Leon of Lake Placid Joyner: A daughter, Ruth ...

Two NCCC students selected for SUNY Chancellor’s Award

ALBANY — North Country Community College students Chloe Nott and Victoria Smith have been named recipients of the 2018 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence. Nott, who hails from Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia, and Smith, who is from Massena, traveled to the award ceremony ...

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Settling in with an open mic

The first time I performed at an open mic night was when I was attending Plattsburgh State University. The song I chose was “Elephant Gun” by Beirut, and I was going to play it on ukulele. It was a white Makala brand soprano uke with a little dolphin-shaped bridge. I had practiced the song ...

First winter in Tupper Lake

When I moved to the Adirondacks last July I came for two reasons: a reporting position here at the Enterprise and the chance to enjoy the outdoors like I never had before. I grew up in the suburbs of Henrietta, just outside the city of Rochester in Western New York. Though my family went on ...

Power couple

SARANAC LAKE — Two local people want to apologize in advance if they’ve been short tempered lately. You see, it’s their diet. Trevor Rock and Ashley Pittman are on stricter diets than most people seeking to lose weight due to a pair of appearances they will be making at bodybuilding ...

2016 Year in Review | VIEW ALL

Into the unknown

2016 was a turning point, but we’re not sure what it’s turning to. This year set us up for the unknown like few others have. No. 1 of our top 10 stories of the year is the manic campaign cycle that climaxed with the election of Donald Trump to the White House. Yes, these top 10 are local ...

Top outdoors stories of the year

The Adirondack Park is unlike any other place on Earth, with people living, working and recreating in the largest preserved area in the eastern U.S. And as such, outdoors news can dominate the headlines. 2016 was a year of changes, some contentious, some not. - APA board members In ...

Highs and lows of North Country sports in 2016

Sports is a big deal in the North Country, and 2016 provided another wealth of memorable and significant events. There were many accomplishments, and a few losses too. January brought significant success to members of the United States bobsled and skeleton team as Jaime Greubel Poser, Steven ...

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A half-century of hairdos

SARANAC LAKE — Almost 20 years after she opened Senior Set Hair Care inside Saranac Village at Will Rogers, Donna Buckley is ready to retire. Buckley has been cutting hair for 50 years since she graduated from the Harper Method Beauty School in Rochester. She used to work at Maurice’s in ...

Shhhh! Pat Wiley is retiring

SARANAC LAKE — After 20 years serving at the Saranac Lake Free Library, Pat Wiley is ready to retire. “Her institutional memory is fantastic,” said library director Pete Benson. “When we’re stuck on something, we ask Pat because she’ll probably know the answer.” “Very ...

John Dimon: A competitive edge

SARANAC LAKE — When the U.S. Olympic speedskaters hit the ice in Pyeongchang, John Dimon will be watching their feet. Dimon owned the Dimon Sports Speedskating shop in Lake Placid from 1997 to 2008 and is now the owner of the Human Power Planet Earth bike shop on Main Street in Saranac ...

106 years and counting

TUPPER LAKE — The oldest resident of this village, John Amoriell, turned 106 on the last day of 2017. Amoriell, born in 1911 on Washington Street, lived all across New York and Florida in his more than a century on Earth, but moved back to Tupper Lake, his favorite place on the planet, ...