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Franklin County Sheriff Kevin Mulverhill
(Enterprise photo — Tom Salitsky)

Immigration report calls out Franklin, St. Lawrence counties

County sheriffs along New York’s Canadian border are scratching their heads over a federal report on places that refuse to cooperate with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. The Department of Homeland Security’s Declined Detainer Outcome report, released Monday, ...

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro
(Photo provided by Rep. Elise Stefanik)

Stefanik undecided on today’s health plan vote

Rep. Elise Stefanik wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act but isn’t committing to the GOP replacement plan. President Donald Trump, Speaker Paul Ryan and other Republican leaders spent this week on Capitol Hill trying to round up the 216 House votes needed to approve the bill in a ...

Stefanik supports Medicaid change in New York

While Rep. Elise Stefanik remains uncommitted about her vote on the American Health Care Act, she fully supports an amendment that would ease the Medicaid burden on local counties. House Speaker Paul Ryan tried to woo upstate New York Republicans, including Stefanik, R-Willsboro, with an ...

Melting business: Warmer U.S. winter hurts small companies

NEW YORK — The big snowstorm in the U.S. Midwest and East last week was a respite for some small business owners, after a generally mild winter that has nipped into the revenue of many companies and forced them to rethink their cold-weather strategies. Retailers who sell winter clothing or ...

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro
(Photo provided by Rep. Elise Stefanik)

Stefanik hesitating on health-care plan

WASHINGTON — The fate of the Republican health-care plan appears to rest on conservative Republicans like Rep. Lou Barletta of Pennsylvania and centrists like Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York. Barletta, an immigration hard-liner, said he remains opposed to the legislation because it ...

Local RadioShack survives another closure wave

SARANAC LAKE — The only RadioShack in the Tri-Lakes area will remain open despite the chain announcing it will close 552 stores after filing for bankruptcy for the second time in two years. Yes, there is an “Everything must go” sign on the front of the RadioShack in the Saranac Lake ...

Cuomo: Congressional GOP has ‘declared war on New York’

ALBANY — Republicans in Congress have “declared war on New York” with a plan to cut off Medicaid contributions from local counties, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday. The proposal, one of several revisions to the Republican health care bill, was pitched as a way to help local ...

Local RadioShack survives another closure wave

SARANAC LAKE — The only RadioShack in the Tri-Lakes area will remain open despite the chain announcing it will close 552 stores after filing for bankruptcy for the second time in two years. Yes, there is an “Everything must go” sign on the front of the RadioShack in the Saranac Lake ...

Lake Placid appoints interim electric chief

LAKE PLACID — Trustees appointed Kimball Daby as the village’s interim electric superintendent, effective March 31, at Monday night’s board meeting. Daby, who currently is employed by the village as a first-class lineman with the electric department, succeeds Lake Placid’s longtime ...

Rich New Yorkers ask state to raise their taxes

ALBANY — Some of the wealthiest New Yorkers are asking the state to raise their taxes. Eighty people including George Soros, Steven Rockefeller and Abigail Disney wrote to lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo saying they and other top earners should pay more to support schools, ...

Company pitches robotic garage as alternative for Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — In the wake of last week’s 65-minute public hearing about this village’s use of eminent domain to obtain Adirondack Museum property for a municipal parking garage at the site of the NBT Bank lot, an out-of-state company has reached out recommending an alternative. All ...

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Little, Jones highlight state budget proposals

State Sen. Betty Little says her chamber’s budget plan calls for an increase in school aid, tax relief and workers compensation reform to help small businesses. It would also set aside billions of dollars for clean water and sewer projects throughout the state. Assemblyman Billy Jones, ...

Home health aides: Minimum-wage hikes could deepen shortage

WEST CHAZY — Only 17 snowy miles from the Canadian border, Katie Bushey’s most basic needs are met by traveling health aides who come into her home to change her diapers, track her seizures, spoon-feed her fettucine Alfredo and load her wheelchair into the shower. But that’s only ...

Capitol Watch: Budget, Uber and college tuition

ALBANY — Talks over the state budget are heating up, with decisions on college tuition assistance and Uber’s upstate expansion looming. The Republican-led Senate and the Democrat-controlled Assembly are in broad agreement with many of Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s key proposals this ...

Michael Farrell, head of Cornell University’s Uihlein Forest Sugarhouse in Lake Placid, tests the sugar content of a batch maple syrup there in March 2016.
(Enterprise photo — Andy Flynn)

Maple Weekends begin Saturday

New York state will host Maple Weekend Saturday and Sunday as well as on March 25-26 at various sugarhouses throughout the area. Here is a list of the local participants and their offerings: - Wild Center, 45 Museum Drive, Tupper Lake On Saturdays, March 18 and 25 from 8:30 to ...

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro (Photo provided)

Stefanik opposes Trump’s budget proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Thursday, Rep. Elise Stefanik, who represents the 21st Congressional District, said she does not support President Donald Trump’s budget proposal. “While there are savings to be found in every federal agency, I do not support the President’s initial budget ...

How Trump’s budget could affect northern New York

Increases: ¯ Military, which may include the Army base at Fort Drum ¯ Homeland Security, which includes staff at the U.S.-Canada border ¯ Veterans Affairs, which could increase VA medical offerings --- Cuts — Trump’s budget proposal would eliminate or severely reduce these ...

Proposed Saranac Lake village budget under the tax cap

SARANAC LAKE — The tax levy would rise slightly under a tentative village budget that will be the subject of a public hearing Monday. The amount of the budget to be raised by taxes would increase 1.65 percent, or $59,951, going from $3,6111,646 in the current fiscal year to $3,671,597 in ...

States find closed prisons can be a tough sell

ALBANY — Perched atop an Adirondack mountain, the 325-acre site for sale seems to have everything a developer could want: spectacular views, a man-made lake, close proximity to the tourist destination of Saratoga Springs and, oh, former President Ulysses S. Grant lived out his final days in ...