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Quiet vs. shared waters

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More photos available for purchase SARANAC LAKE — One peculiarity of the Adirondack Park politics is that sometimes people bring life jackets and fishing poles to the rallies. A protest and counter-protest passed each other peacefully Saturday in Hungry Bay, on the north side of Middle ...

Music on the rocks

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TUPPER LAKE — People in pontoon boats, speedboats and personal watercraft pulled up to a small rock in the middle of Big Tupper Lake and listened to the music. For the next five hours or so, on that overcast Saturday, the musicians belted out songs such as Tom Petty’s “Breakdown,” ...

Saranac homes isolated by double bridge closure

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SARANAC — With the Cold Brook Bridge unsafe and shut down, it’s a 25-minute drive from Jane and Michael Venne’s house to Route 3 via the detour that’s in place. Normally, it’s a short hop of 3 miles to reach that main road. And the detour, they say, is a bone-jarring ride on ...

Ticks in the Adirondacks

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Ticks are spreading into the High Peaks, reaching elevations they never have before and carrying Lyme disease to communities in Wilmington, Malone and Tupper Lake, according to research from Paul Smith’s College and the state Department of Health. Lee Ann Sporn, a professor at Paul ...

Trustee warns of coyotes in Tupper

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TUPPER LAKE — Village Trustee Clint Hollingsworth wants residents and their pets to be wary of the coyote population in the French Village neighborhood. Several of the small dog-sized canines have been seen around the neighborhood this summer, and Hollingsworth personally had a run-in with ...

Tale of two hikes

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BRANT LAKE — On an overcast morning, as my family slept, I snuck away for a quick hike out to Sand Lake, near the town of Speculator. Since we were visiting family in the area, I figured why not take advantage and check out a place I’ve never been to. I pulled up to the trailhead on ...

Revamping old connector routes could thin the crowds

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Following another full week of outstanding weather, the summer season continues to provide visitors and locals alike with an unending list of recreational options. Although the local hiking trails continue to attract a lot of traffic, they have been holding up quite well so far. Of course, ...

Dr. Varga’s retirement ends local autopsies

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Autopsies will no longer be performed in Franklin County following the planned retirement of Adirondack Medical Center’s Dr. C. Francis Varga. Varga has served as the county’s sole pathologist since March, when Dr. Leonardo Dishman left that role at Malone’s Alice Hyde Medical ...

Maurice Kenny on Walk of Fame

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SARANAC LAKE — A crowd gathered at the Saranac Lake Free Library on Thursday during the Art Walk to celebrate the unveiling of the latest plaque in the village’s Walk of Fame, bearing the name of one of its most beloved and prolific artists, Maurice Kenny. Kenny was born in Watertown in ...

How to pick a painting

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SARANAC LAKE — Joseph Gyurcsak walked through the aisles of hundreds of paintings at the Harrietstown Town Hall for two hours, trying to decide which one was best. “I’m looking for paintings that have some honesty in them,” he said, “paintings that feel like the artist just ...

Former FCI Ray Brook corrections officer admits accepting a bribe

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ALBANY— Carlos Ochoa, 32, of Puerto Rico, pleaded guilty on Friday to accepting a bribe in exchange for smuggling a cellphone to an inmate at Federal Correctional Institution Ray Brook, according to U.S. Attorney Grant Jaquith, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Federal Bureau of ...

Tractor Supply is hosting pet adoption, supply drive Aug. 25

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RAY BROOK — Tractor Supply Company is hosting pet adoptions, a pet supplies drive and more on Saturday, Aug. 25 as part of Out Here With Animals, its month-long event for animals of all kinds and the people who care for them. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., community members and their dogs, cats, ...

Medical marijuana sales leap forward

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PLATTSBURGH — As demand continues to grow for medical marijuana here, Curaleaf New York has completed renovations to its Plattsburgh branch and doubled hours of operation. The improvements at 345 Cornelia St., intended to create the feel of a community wellness center, include more open ...

Classic menswear shop sold

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SARANAC LAKE — Tom Finnigan called the Enterprise right after closing the deal Thursday. He had just sold his men’s clothing store and its building to local pub owners Jimmy and Johnny Williams. Finnigan was excited. After all, T.F. Finnigan’s has been in his family for 95 years ...

Universiade is fully official

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LAKE PLACID — The International University Sports Federation (FISU) in Lausanne, Switzerland, completed signing the host city contract Thursday, making Lake Placid the official site for the 2023 Winter Universiade, otherwise known as the Winter World University Games. FISU’s ...

Tupper will fine for dog droppings

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TUPPER LAKE — Mayor Paul Maroun warned village residents on Wednesday: Clean up after your dogs, or face the long arm of the law. Due to a consistent flow of informal complaints to the village offices about dog poop seen “all over” uptown, downtown and in the parks, including ...