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Borracho Taco owner Ryan Davis, center, and employee  Devon LaPointe hold a giant key alongside Renzi Foodservice employees at a Renzi show in Lake Placid earlier this month. Borracho won a 2017 Jeep Patriot, which Davis ceded to the previously carless LaPointe.
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Taco shop wins SUV; owner gives it to employee

SARANAC LAKE — Devon LaPointe’s decision to put off buying a car for years has finally paid off. LaPointe, who works at Borracho Taco on Broadway, was recently given a 2017 Jeep Patriot that the Mexican restaurant won at a food show in Lake Placid earlier this month. “This is my ...

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(Enterprise photo — Peter Crowley)

Enterprise, Lake Placid News hire new circulation manager

SARANAC LAKE — A new person is now in charge of getting the Adirondack Daily Enterprise and Lake Placid News into the hands of readers. Twenty-two-year-old Tawnia (pronounced “TAHN-ya”) Provost officially started work Thursday as the newspapers’ new circulation sales manager. She ...

Hotel Saranac renovation project manager Tad Schrantz points to work being done on the ceiling of the ballroom during a tour of the site Thursday morning. The ballroom has also been serving as a woodshop during construction. 
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Progress on Hotel Saranac construction, but still more to be done

SARANAC LAKE — Add mattresses, towels and bottles of shampoo, and the sixth-floor guest rooms of the Hotel Saranac look like they could welcome guests today. On the first and second floors, however, there’s still a lot of work to be done. Renovations to the iconic Main Street ...

Trump tax plan: Relief for his voters but lots of unknowns

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s plan to overhaul the nation’s tax code could provide significant tax cuts for the working-class voters who elected him, but the unknowns could end up hurting many of these core supporters of the president. A look at how Trump’s tax plan could ...

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Fellow Republican disagrees with Stefanik over water level policy

U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins, R-Lancaster, is throwing shade at Plan 2014 as high water levels damage properties on Lake Ontario’s southern shores. Plan 2014, an international plan to return the St. Lawrence River to more naturally flowing patterns, went into effect in January. The plan ...

EAT ADK Restaurant Week Committee Chairwoman Kelsey Torrance-Cassidy speaks at Wednesday evening’s launch event at Saratoga Olive Oil Company in Lake Placid for the second annual restaurant week event, which spans today through next Thursday and includes 37 restaurants across five Tri-Lakes communities. 
(Enterprise photo — Antonio Olivero)

Eat ADK Week kicks off today with local restaurants

LAKE PLACID — If you like a particular food sample at the supermarket, you may buy that brand more often. That’s the concept behind EAT ADK Restaurant Week, a regional celebration of food that starts today and ends a week later. “You want to get them hooked,” said EAT ADK Committee ...

Members of the Saranac Lake High School Class of 1969 celebrate their 40-year reunion at the Belvedere bar in 2009. Franklin County has notified the owners of “the Bel,” as it’s known, that the county will take the property by foreclosure if they don’t start paying nearly $83,700 in back taxes.
(Enterprise photo — Catherine Moore)

Belevedere, Main Street restaurants facing foreclosure for unpaid taxes

Foreclosure proceedings are underway on two well-known local restaurants. In a legal notice published in this newspaper on April 12, the Belvedere Restaurant at 102 Bloomingdale Ave., Saranac Lake, and the Main Street Restaurant at 79 Main St., Tupper Lake, are named among dozens of ...

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Trump says US won’t leave NAFTA — for now

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said he has told the leaders of Mexico and Canada that he will not pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement at this time, but could still withdraw if he concludes a renegotiated pact is not "a fair deal for all." Trump tweeted early ...

Troopers search for 2 suspects in store shooting

HAGUE (AP) — State police say they’re looking for a man and woman suspected of robbing a general store and shooting the proprietor, who’s hospitalized with non-life-threatening wounds. Police say the 63-year-old owner of the Hague Market was shot multiple times with a handgun around ...

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik listens as Liz Russo of Johnstown asks a question during “Coffee with Your Congresswoman” Monday at the Shirley J. Luck Senior Citizens Center in Johnstown. Stefanik was in town for the Fulton County Republican Chairman’s Club dinner. 
(Photo — Bill Trojan, The Leader-Herald)

Public grills Stefanik at Johnstown event

JOHNSTOWN — U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik on Monday faced tough questions at a “Coffee with Your Congresswoman” event held at the Shirley J. Luck Senior Citizens Center. Approximately 100 people packed into the senior center to ask Stefanik, R-Willsboro, questions about the federal ...

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Bartlett stays on as Tupper Lake Middle-High School principal

TUPPER LAKE — Before heading out for spring break last week, the Board of Education here announced it would remove the interim tag from Russ Bartlett’s title, making him the new full-time, permanent principal of Tupper Lake Middle/High School. An 11-member committee comprised of ...

Police describe suspects in shooting of Hague store owner (update)

HAGUE (AP) — State police say they're looking for a man and woman suspected of robbing a general store and shooting the proprietor, who's hospitalized with non-life-threatening wounds. Police say the 63-year-old owner of the Hague Market was shot multiple times with a handgun around 4:30 ...

Veteran resources exist here for those who need it

Select veteran resources --- Veterans Crisis Line, 1-800-273-8255, www.veteranscrisisline.net Give an Hour, www.giveanhour.org Millitary One Source, 1-800-342-9647, www.militaryonesource.mil Soldier On, www.wesoldieron.org Homeward Bound Adirondacks, 518-891-4151, ...

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Ad’k Premier Properties welcomes Huwiler as new agent

Adirondack Premier Properties has announced the addition of a new agent to its office. Broker/Owner Margie Philo welcomes Macie Huwiler as a New York State Real Estate Agent at Adirondack Premier Properties. After more than 30 years living in Chicago, Huwiler said she is thrilled to ...

Lake Placid schools finalize capital project price

LAKE PLACID — The final numbers are in for the Lake Placid Central School District’s capital project proposal that will go to voters next month. The May 16 vote will be a $19.16 million capital project referendum, down from the $21 million in renovations the district initially ...

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Canadian leader responds to lumber tariffs imposed by U.S.

TORONTO — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned Tuesday that Canada and the U.S. could suffer a “thickening” border as the Trump administration imposes new tariffs on softwood lumber and trade tensions between the two countries escalate. Trudeau commented a day after the announcement ...

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (Photo from Creative Commons)

Canadian leader responds to lumber tariffs imposed by the U.S.

TORONTO — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned Tuesday that Canada and the U.S. could suffer a “thickening” border as the Trump administration imposes new tariffs on softwood lumber and trade tensions between the two countries escalate. Trudeau commented a day after the announcement of ...