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Snow covers McClelland Street in Saranac Lake around 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25.
(Enterprise photo — Andy Flynn)

Tri-Lakes residents dealing with heavy snow, winds, power outages

Local News

Tri-Lakes residents were enjoying summer-like temperatures early Saturday, but by late afternoon they were dealing with thunderstorms, heavy snow, wind and power outages amid a flood warning in the AuSable River watershed. By the evening, Essex County Emergency Services had issued two road ...

Neilson Snye of Tupper Lake skis past the site of a historic barn that burned down in 2004 at the Camp Santanoni Historic Area in Newcomb on Presidents Day.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Touring historic Santanoni as winter lulls

Outdoors

NEWCOMB — After two straight days of sunshine and above-freezing temperatures, my friend and I decided we better get out skiing again before the snow is completely gone. So on Monday, we drove down to Newcomb and donned our cross-country skis for the 10-mile round-trip out to the ...

Cross-country skiers kick and glide in fresh snow on the Jackrabbit Trail on their way to Lake Placid from Cascade Cross Country Center on Jan. 29.
(Photo provided — Josh Wilson, Barkeater Trails Alliance)

A big winter, until this week

Local News

SARANAC LAKE — Yes, it’s supposed to rain today. A lot. And yes, the area has seen a string of 50-degree days and no new snow over the past week. Before that, however, local cross-country and downhill ski centers were enjoying a strong season, thanks to snow-filled holiday periods ...

Ragna Debats of the Netherlands carries her nation’s flag into the Harrietstown Town Hall auditorium during the opening ceremonies for Friday’s World Snowshoe Championships in Saranac Lake.
(Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)

Parade kicks off World Snowshoe weekend

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SARANAC LAKE — The village welcomed athletes from around the world in true Saranac Lake fashion on Friday. The first festivities of the World Snowshoe Championships included an athletes’ parade down Main Street and Broadway, and a opening ceremony in the Harrietstown Town Hall ...

Although snow cover is meager, many of the mountain streams and brooks have retained ice.
(Photo — Joe Hackett)

Land-use debates pervasive across the country

Outdoors

Last year, organizers of the annual Outdoor Retailer Expo, which is likely the largest outdoor equipment trade show in the world, threatened to pull the plug on their popular trade show. The popular event has long been the anchor of Salt Lake City’s convention-based economy. The Outdoor ...

Indian snowshoe racer Tanveer Hussain, center, sits with Saranac Lake Middle School students Friday to watch a video presentation on winter recreation in the mountains of Kashmir, where he comes from.
(Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)

Indian snowshoers get ‘rock star’ welcome

Local News

SARANAC LAKE — The smiles never seemed to leave the faces of Abid Khan and Tanveer Hussain as they toured around the village Friday. The two men from Kashmir, India, spent the day checking out the World Snowshoe Championships course at Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, meeting with ...

Restaurant Week grows beyond Lake Placid

Local News

LAKE PLACID — Eat ADK Restaurant Week will expand beyond just the limits of this village this spring. Establishments from Saranac Lake, Wilmington, Keene and Tupper Lake will also take part. The second annual event will take place from April 27 to May 4, a Thursday-to-Thursday span when ...

Dewey Mountain Recreation Center manager Jason Smith, center, directs shoveling volunteers near Dewey’s base lodge Friday morning before they head out to help cover trails with snow for Saturday’s World Snowshoe Championships in Saranac Lake.
(Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)

Massive snow-moving effort helps save races

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SARANAC LAKE — Tons of snow was moved to and around Dewey Mountain Recreation Center Friday in a last-minute effort to ensure there’s enough to cover the race course for Saturday’s World Snowshoe Championships. Using dump trucks and loaders, village Department of Public Works crews ...

Tri-Lakers rally at Trinity Park in Plattsburgh Friday afternoon, before some of them met with North Country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik at her Plattsburgh office Friday.
(Photo provided — Patricia Martz)

Local protesters meet with Stefanik staffer (update)

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(Editor's note: This article has been updated with a comment from Tom Flanagin, spokesman for Rep. Elise Stefanik.) - Tri-Lakes progressives are keeping up their full-court press on North Country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik and several small groups met with a liaison of the Republican ...

‘Splendors of New Zealand’ presentation at Will Rogers

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SARANAC LAKE — As part of the Saranac Village at Will Rogers’ Road to Retirement Series, naturalist, author and Adirondack guide Ed Kanze will present a slide program titled “Splendors of New Zealand” at 2 p.m. Wednesday. This pictorial tour will celebrate the landscapes, flora, ...

Hunter pleads guilty to hurting En-Con officer

Outdoors

HUDSON (AP) — A 55-year-old New York man has pleaded guilty to assault in connection with the wounding of an environmental conservation officer last fall. Alan Blanchard, of Gallatin, pleaded guilty Friday to a Class D felony in Columbia County Court. Troopers say 39-year-old Officer ...

Vulnerable Dems lay low as town hall angst rages

Politics

NEW YORK — From Montana to West Virginia, the nation’s most vulnerable Senate Democrats are avoiding town hall meetings as their Republican counterparts get pummeled by an energized electorate frustrated with President Donald Trump’s early agenda. Some Democrats prefer to connect with ...

NYC mayor meets with campaign corruption probe investigators

Politics

NEW YORK — New York City’s mayor met for several hours Friday with federal authorities looking into allegations that donors to his mayoral campaign were promised favors. Mayor Bill de Blasio met about four hours with authorities as part of his administration’s continued cooperation ...

A village of Saranac Lake employee uses a mini loader Friday to move and pack down snow next to the Saranac Lake Armory on state Route 3, the start and finish area for Saturday’s World Snowshoe Championships.
(Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)

Massive snow-moving effort to save Snowshoe Championships

Local News

SARANAC LAKE — Tons of snow was moved to and around Dewey Mountain Recreation Center Friday in a last-minute effort to ensure there’s enough to cover the race course for Saturday’s World Snowshoe Championships. Using dump trucks and loaders, village Department of Public Works crews ...

Hikers walk alongside Route 73 in Keene Valley Monday morning, Noonmark Mountain in view.
(Enterprise photo — Antonio Olivero)

1,000 hike ADK Loj, Cascade during Presidents weekend

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LAKE PLACID — Sunny weather atop snowcapped High Peaks this Presidents Day weekend resulted in nearly 1,000 hikers and other backcountry recreationists signing into the area’s two most popular trailheads over a four-day stretch. From Friday to Monday, 667 people signed in at New York ...

Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau outlines the World Snowshoe Championships course with defending snowshoe champion Stephane Ricard of France, right, and Julien Lachance of Canada.
(Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)

World Snowshoe Championships moved entirely to Dewey Mountain

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SARANAC LAKE — The race course for the World Snowshoe Championships has been moved entirely to Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, organizers announced late Thursday morning. Temperatures are expected to approach 60 degrees Saturday with rain in the forecast. The base of snow for the course ...

Which fish lived in Mirror Lake ages ago?

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LAKE PLACID — Paul Smith’s College students will be out on Mirror Lake late Saturday morning collecting a sediment core from the village’s central body of water. The group of students are part of Curt Stager’s Paleoecology class and will be joined by Brendan Wiltse, Science and ...