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Ed Kane, the founder of Great Adirondack Steak & Seafood Co., and Great Adirondack Brewing Co., is seen here making a toast inside the Main Street establishment he bought 35 years ago.
(Photo provided — The Kane family)

Community mourns Lake Placid businessman Ed Kane

LAKE PLACID — Like many business people who moved to the Olympic Village to pursue their own version of the American Dream, Ed Kane was introduced to the community by News correspondent Laura Viscome in her weekly “Odds and Ends” newspaper column. “The Artist’s Cafe at No. 1 Main ...

Sen. Betty Little

Little introduces plethora of bills that could affect Adirondacks

Owners of leased hunting camps would gain the ability to prevent the state from purchasing land under one of a state senator’s proposed bills. Long-serving Sen. Betty Little, whose district covers much of the Adirondack Park, introduced the Adirondack Sportsmen’s Club Preservation ...

Big Tupper Ski Area’s Chair 2 in Tupper Lake remains dormant this winter as the Adirondack Club and Resort project is still in the process of garnering environmental permits.
(Enterprise photo — Kelly Carroll)

LA Group files lien on nine resort-related land parcels

TUPPER LAKE — The LA Group, a go-to consulting firm for developers, has filed a lien against the corporation behind the Adirondack Club and Resort, citing hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid fees. The Saratoga Springs-based group, the full name of which is Landscape Architecture ...

Champlain National Bank President and CEO Steven Cacchio, left, 
and Community Hospital President John Remillard
(Photo provided)

Champlain National Bank makes major gift to E’town hospital

ELIZABETHTOWN — In a show of support for one of the area’s largest hospitals, Champlain National Bank has gifted $20,000 to Elizabethtown Community Hospital, which is part of the University of Vermont Health Network. “We feel it is important to support the hospital that takes care of ...

Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers his 2017-18 Executive Budget to members of the media at the Executive Mansion Tuesday.
(Photo provided by the governor’s office)

State budget plan includes free state tuition and tax relief

ALBANY — Free state college tuition for middle-class students, an expanded child care tax credit and $1 billion in new spending on public schools are among the highlights of a state budget proposal unveiled Tuesday by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Big-ticket items in the budget plan ...

The main lodge at the former Frontier Town is seen last week as plans were announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to create a “gateway to the Adirondacks” on this site.
(Enterprise photo — Justin Levine)

North Hudson supervisor giddy about plans for old Frontier Town

A native of Ticonderoga, Ronald Moore remembers riding up U.S. Route 9 as a young child to visit Frontier Town more than a half century ago. He can’t shake the adolescent memory that was the thrill of the amusement park’s stagecoach ride, when masked horsemen would surprise ...

Attendees of the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism gather at the Big Slide Brewery and Public House in Lake Placid Monday during ROOST’s Winter Social.
(Enterprise photo — Antonio Olivero)

ROOST announces 2017 Board of Directors at Winter Social

LAKE PLACID — The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism has announced its 2017 Board of Directors. ROOST elected three new board members, reelected five current board members and elected officers at its annual meeting and Winter Social Monday. The new slate was announced at the ...

Wild Center Director of Programs Jen Kretser, center, accepts an Environmental Champion Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in April 2015 in New York City, presented by city Councilman Donovan Richards Jr. and EPA Region 2 Administrator Judith Enck.
(Photo provided)

Youth Climate Summit travels to Sri Lanka

TUPPER LAKE — Adirondackers have traveled across the globe to contribute to Sri Lanka’s first Youth Climate Summit, taking place Friday through Sunday. Wild Center Director of Programs Jen Kretser and Adirondack Youth Climate Program Coordinator Katie Morgan, both of Saranac Lake, ...

The A-frame main lodge of the former Frontier Town theme park, closed since 1998, sits just off of Interstate 87’s Exit 29 in North Hudson.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Nature Conservancy awards Five Towns grants

NORTH HUDSON — The Nature Conservancy has awarded a grant to the Essex County Industrial Development Agency to help develop recreation and eco-tourism-based businesses in the Five Towns area of the Adirondacks. The Microenterprise Grant Program is for entrepreneurs providing visitor ...

Hollis Tyndall, right, and Mike Primeau emerge from the trees onto the open shoulder of Round Mountain during The Mountaineer’s annual Adirondack International Mountaineering Festival in Keene Valley.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Mountaineering festival gets people to opt outdoors

KEENE VALLEY — Popping out of the dense evergreens, almost a dozen people scrambled up a steep, snowy slope to the open summit, where stunning views of the High Peaks stretched out for miles. And the fun part hadn’t even started yet. Eleven people, including the two guides, ...

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

Stefanik wants three-year health care repeal and replacement process

The repeal and replacement of President Barack Obama’s health care reform legislation should be a multi-year transparent process that ensures no one is left without coverage, said U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik. “It would be a three-year window. Those who have signed up on Obamacare, we will ...

Tax filing season in New York begins Monday, Jan. 23

ALBANY (AP) — Tax season is looming in New York. The state Department of Taxation and Finance says the income tax filing season officially begins Monday, Jan. 23. The deadline to file 2016 tax returns will be a few days later this year — on April 18. That’s because the traditional ...

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

Stefanik wants 3-year health care repeal-replacement process

The repeal and replacement of President Barack Obama’s health care reform legislation should be a multi-year transparent process that ensures no one is left without coverage, said U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik. “It would be a three-year window. Those who have signed up on Obamacare, we ...

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

In early GOP win on health care repeal, Congress OKs budget

WASHINGTON — Ascendant Republicans drove a budget through Congress on Friday that gives them an early but critical victory in their crusade to scrap President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. The vote trains the spotlight on whether they ...

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Cuomo warns of local ramifications if Obamacare repealed

At home in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has given grave warnings this month about how he feels New Yorkers would be affected if the Affordable Care Act is repealed. In Essex County, the governor estimates that, based on current enrollment levels, 3,660 people are at risk of losing ...

NCCC set to celebrate 50 years with festivities

SARANAC LAKE — You don’t have to walk far down Main Street to find someone with a connection to North Country Community College. That’s what Diana Fortune, executive director of the North Country Community College Foundation, said she discovered last fall. “I went ...

Tupper Lake lands $602K in Smart Schools funding

Tupper Lake property taxpayers got some good news Friday afternoon. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that he had approved 65 Smart Schools investment plans, and the Tupper Lake Central School District’s $602,000 request was one of them. That means that state taxes rather than local ones will ...

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

Stefanik backs bill on farms’ foreign workers

A new federal bill seeks to improve labor standards for hiring foreign workers at farms across the country. Dubbed the Family Farm Relief Act of 2017, U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro, and Rep. Chris Collins introduced the bill on Wednesday. The measure will move the H-2A Agricultural ...