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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

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 ...

Restaurant Week grows beyond Lake Placid

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 ...

Cuomo: Alcoholic beverage business continues to expand

ALBANY (AP) — Local producers of beer, wine, cider and liquor have opened 32 new off-site stores in New York state in the past year — evidence the state’s alcohol industry continues to age well. Gov. Andrew Cuomo released the numbers on Thursday. A new state law allows local farm ...

REDC transfers grant to Lake Flower resort developers

SARANAC LAKE — The investors behind the Lake Flower Resort and Spa will be able to use a $1.3 million state grant previously awarded to a different development group. The North Country Regional Economic Development Council has approved the reallocation of the Empire State Development grant ...

Lake Placid approves borrowing $750K for circuit breaker

LAKE PLACID — The village board unanimously approved a resolution to borrow up to $750,000 in serial bonds for what Mayor Craig Randall described as a much-needed 115-kilovolt circuit breaker, a vote that had been tabled at a couple of meetings prior. The money that the village may ...

Maple syrup producers face challenges in warming world

DURHAM, N.H. — New Hampshire’s maple syrup producers say they are feeling the impact of climate change, as winters become warmer and frigid nights so critical to their business become fewer. Producers joined climate experts and Democratic U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire on ...

Gov. Andrew Cuomo
(Photo provided by the governor's office)

Lawmakers: Cuomo is moving to cut funds to fight cancer

ALBANY — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing a $25 million reduction to programs that fight cancer, diabetes and other public health challenges — a move intended to eliminate inefficiencies that is being fought by some lawmakers and health advocates who oppose the cuts. Critics ...

Lake Placid takes first step toward parking garage

LAKE PLACID — The village is taking its first step in planning the construction of a downtown parking garage many residents and tourists have desired for quite some time. The village would like for the garage to be at the most commonly referenced site for the parking structure, dubbed the ...

State Assemblyman Billy Jones, second from right, talks with Tupper Lake officials and residents during a tour of the village on Tuesday. Standing with him on Park Street are, from left, Dean Lefebvre, Donna Sabin and village Mayor and Franklin County Legislator Paul Maroun.
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Jones visits Tupper Lake, continues district tour

TUPPER LAKE — State Assemblyman Billy Jones continued a district-wide tour Tuesday with a stop in Tupper Lake. Jones, D-Chateaugay, visited local businesses and met with local officials and residents during his time in the town and village, according to a press release. The day ...

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

Stefanik details health care laws she supports

PLATTSBURGH — Rep. Elise Stefanik is supporting bills she believes will improve health care as the issue continues to swirl as a point of contention between Republicans and Democrats in Washington. Stefanik, R-Willsboro, is a co-sponsor for H.R. 1101, the Small Business Health Fairness ...

Downtown Saranac Lake projects win state approval

SARANAC LAKE — The state has greenlit five building facade renovation projects downtown, and five more are working through the state approval process. Once they’re approved, the projects are eligible for a share of $300,000 in New York Main Street grant program funds awarded in December ...

A Warrior Run athlete makes her way across one of the obstacles at Big Tupper Ski Area in Tupper Lake in July 2016. This year, the Warrior Run will move to a course inside the village.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

New locations for Warrior Run, OkTupperfest in 2017

TUPPER LAKE — The Tupper Lake Warrior Run and OkTupperfest will be held at new locations this year. The Warrior Run obstacle course race, scheduled for July 15, will have its base of operations at Raquette River Brewing at 11 Balsam St. in the Faust neighborhood, according to Tupper Lake ...

Liam Stoddard, 6, of Saranac Lake, skis along the Fox trail at Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington.
(Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)

Whiteface Mountain revenue soars over President’s Weekend

WILMINGTON — Clear skies, lots of powdery snow and more than 80 open trails resulted in a three-day holiday weekend of revenue for Whiteface Mountain Ski Center. Friday through Sunday, Whiteface nearly doubled its revenue compared to last year and more than doubled the total number of ...

Judge denies motion to dismiss FOIL lawsuit against village

A state judge has rejected the village of Saranac Lake’s attempt to dismiss a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit that involves a confidential memo containing legal advice about the Lake Flower hotel project. In a decision filed Feb. 10, acting state Supreme Court Justice Glen Bruening ...

Cuomo: $8M to upgrade ORDA-run Belleayre

Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants the state to invest an additional $8 million for upgrades at the Belleayre Ski Center in Highmount in the Catskills. The Belleayre investment, which the governor announced Thursday, includes installation of a new, high-speed gondola, multiple lodge expansions and new ...

The Tri-Lakes Job Fair, in its second year, will return to the North Country Community College gymnasium in Saranac Lake on March 29.
(Photo provided)

Enterprise’s Tri-Lakes Job Fair March 29 at NCCC

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Daily Enterprise has announced its Tri-Lakes Job Fair will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29 at the gym at North Country Community College. There will be representation from businesses and agencies offering hundreds of positions from ...

An Adirondack Scenic Railroad train travels on Oct. 22 through Saranac Lake’s North Country Community College campus, where the land ownership has been in dispute.
(Enterprise photo — Morgan Ryan)

Judge orders more info from state on railroad title issues

A judge has ordered the state to provide more information on title issues and historic preservation of 34 miles of a travel corridor that the state plans to turn into a multi-use trail. Acting state Supreme Court Justice Robert Main is dealing with a lawsuit the Adirondack Railway ...

BOCES

BOCES upgrades, cost outlined to SL school board

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Central School District would have to pay more than $235,000 a year out of its budget over the next 15 years to cover the cost of upgrades to BOCES facilities in Saranac Lake and Malone. The Franklin-Essex-Hamilton Board of Cooperative Educational Services ...

Ad’k North Country Association welcomes new board members

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack North Country Association has announced the addition of two new members to its board of directors:  Steven Cacchio, President and CEO of Champlain National Bank and Jennifer Potter Hayes, former Executive Director of View in Old Forge.   “ANCA has ...

Lieutenant Governor Kathleen Hochul speaks Tuesday at the “Women in Science” forum at Paul Smith’s College.
(Enterprise photo — Kelly Carroll)

Lt. Gov. Hochul looks to attract more women into STEM fields

PAUL SMITHS — As women continue to be underrepresented in New York’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields, jobs in those industries continue to grow in the state. The STEM workforce consists of 24 percent women and 76 percent men as of 2014, and ...