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Local officials stand beneath a rainbow at Heaven Hill Farm in Lake Placid during a reception Wednesday attended by members of the International University Sport Federation, and members of the Lake Placid/Adirondack Global Sport Committee. Those in the photo include two-time Olympic alpine ski medalist Andrew Weibrecht, North Elba Town Councilman Jay Rand, Wilmington Town Supervisor Randy Preston, current and past ROOST board members including Ed Finnerty, Mike Beglin and Jill Cardinale, Nature Conservancy Director of Communications and Community Engagement Connie Prickett, ROOST CEO Jim McKenna, Lake Placid Mayor Craig Randall, Lake Placid Deputy Mayor Art Devlin, Clarkson University Vice President of External Relations Kelly Ogden-Chezum, ORDA Executive Vice President Jeffery Byrne and Athlete Minder CEO Mara Smith, among others.
(Enterprise photo — Antonio Olivero)

World University Games officials rave of Adirondacks as potential host

LAKE PLACID — Visiting officials from the World University Games on Wednesday lauded the Adirondacks’ potential to host its event and also noted that Lake Placid is the only host city they are currently considering for the 2023 games. Milan Augustin, director of the International ...

Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau
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Saranac Lake aims for multi-million dollar curling facility

SARANAC LAKE — This village aims to secure a grant to pay for an $8 to $9 million indoor curling facility that may also double as a multi-sport center where locals and visitors alike can take part in other forms of indoor recreation. “We’re reaching for the stars,” Saranac Lake Mayor ...

A selection of paintings by Helen Macro hangs in the Goff-Nelson Memorial Library in Tupper Lake. 
(Enterprise photo — Ben Gocker)

Goff-Nelson Memorial Library looks to raise money with donated paintings

TUPPER LAKE — There is roughly $7,000 worth of art in the basement of the Goff-Nelson Memorial Library, and it’s all up for grabs. For a price, of course. Helen Macro, a longtime Tupper Laker best known for the dress and fabric shop she ran out of her basement on Seymour Avenue, ...

Radio Park, formerly home to Saranac Lake-based radio stations WNBZ, Y106.3 and Rock 105, looks like it’s been abandoned following owner Ted Morgan’s decision to move the studios to Plattsburgh.
(Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)

The death of local radio?

SARANAC LAKE — Radio Park looks like it’s been deserted. The weeds have grown up around the building that for years was home to Saranac Lake Radio and its stations: WNBZ, Y106.3 and Rock 105. The paint is peeling on its facade, and a bucket of trash is overturned on the front porch, ...

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Cuomo announces five-year contract agreement with CSEA

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Tuesday that his administration has reached a five-year contract agreement with the Civil Service Employees Association. CSEA represents more than 60,000 state government employees. The contract must now be approved and ratified by CSEA membership. Authorizing ...

Legislature OKs bill encouraging savings for first-time homeowners

The state Senate on Monday gave final legislative approval to create a New York State First Home Savings Program. Essex County’s state Sen. Betty Little (R-Queensbury) is the chair of the Housing, Construction and Community Development Committee and said the measure is similar to the ...

Judge rules against motel owner in resort case

SARANAC LAKE — A judge has blocked Lake Side Motel owner David Manning from selling his property while a lawsuit that Saranac Lake Resort filed against him is pending. State Supreme Court Justice Martin Auffredou, in a ruling issued Friday, said there’s a danger of “irreparable ...

Meeting set on grants for businesses

By the Enterprise staff SARANAC LAKE — A public meeting has been scheduled Wednesday on a plan to create a microenterprise grant program for businesses in the village. The Saranac Lake Local Development Corporation, in partnership with the village, Franklin County and the Adirondack ...

DEC app complete for phase 1 of ACR

TUPPER LAKE — Initial Department of Environmental Conservation permit applications for the future development of the Adirondack Club and Resort are complete. On Wednesday the DEC posted notice on their website of Preserve Associates’ completed applications for permits related to the ...

Whiteface Mountain can be seen to the north from the Lake Placid Airport, where planes are parked Friday evening.
(Enterprise photo — Antonio Olivero)

Airport battle brews

LAKE PLACID — The town of North Elba is hurtling toward a possible aviation showdown as its longtime airport operator seeks a lease extension while a new operator insists on using the airport alongside him, citing Federal Aviation Administration Law. At Tuesday’s monthly town council ...

A fundraising sign outside St. Bernard’s School in Saranac Lake shows the school has so far raised $50,000 toward an overall $750,000 goal.
(Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)

St. Bernard’s School starts building campaign

SARANAC LAKE — St. Bernard’s School wants to raise $750,000 by the time it celebrates its centennial to pay for major upgrades to its River Street facility. “We’re hoping to do a lot of construction work on the building,” Principal Ray Dora said Wednesday. “It’s an old ...

Excavation equipment sits idle as workers take a break from clearing a 2-acre parcel of land the Wild Center is turning into a so-called “parking meadow.” It will be decidedly more “parking” and less “meadow” when it first opens, which is expected by July 1.
(Enterprise photo — Ben Gocker)

Wild Center, school agree on ‘parking meadow’

TUPPER LAKE — The Wild Center is expanding its parking options with a new, so-called “parking meadow” to be built on Tupper Lake Central School District land. In a lease agreement for zero dollars, the nature museum will gain an additional 2 acres of land next to its grounds. The ...

Owners Cherie and Daniel Whitten stand before the buffet line and salad bar at the Health Hub with children, from left to right: Paul, Joy, Christa Grace and Abigail.
(Enterprise photo — Ben Gocker)

Relocated Health Hub aims to educate as well as nourish

TUPPER LAKE — With local organic fare on the menu and communal tables in the dining room, the newly relocated Health Hub is looking to change the way Tupper Lakers think about food. Owners Cherie and Daniel Whitten recently moved their natural food store from the old C.J.’s Tavern ...

Village of Lake Placid proposes 1.4% tax levy hike

LAKE PLACID — This village is proposing a 2017-18 budget right at its maximum tax levy of $3,655,390, an increase of 1.4 percent over this fiscal year. The estimated tax rate would be $5.81 per $1,000 of assessed property value, a decrease of nearly 2 cents compared to the 2016-17 ...

Village to auction vacant land

SARANAC LAKE — The village plans to offer up a parcel of land behind a downtown bar for sale to the highest bidder. The village Board of Trustees set the date Monday for an auction of the vacant, land-locked 0.07-acre tract, located roughly behind Bitters & Bones on Broadway and the ...

Adirondack Historical Association Executive Director David Kahn, foreground, listens as Lake Placid Mayor Craig Randall, far left, reads aloud from the village Board of Trustees’ determination and findings to enter into an official eminent domain proceeding to acquire the museum’s Main Street properties to construct a public parking garage.
(Enterprise photo — Antonio Olivero)

Village unanimously OKs acquiring museum land by eminent domain

LAKE PLACID — This village’s Board of Trustees unanimously decided at a special Monday meeting to use eminent domain to acquire Main Street parcels from the Adirondack Historical Association in order to build a 250-space public parking garage. The association runs the Adirondack ...