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David Filsinger, right, gets ready to cast his vote for the BOCES capital project Thursday at the Adirondack Educational Center in Saranac Lake. “I’m all about BOCES. They’re going to fix my electric car some day,” Filsinger said. 
(Enterprise photo — Glynis Hart)

BOCES project passes

SARANAC LAKE — Voters overwhelmingly approved the $18.5 million Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES capital project Thursday, casting 556 votes in favor of the project and 135 against. The vote was held the same day BOCES welcomed parents and the public to its open house. Adirondack ...

Wild Center awarded $245K for project with Native American partners

TUPPER LAKE — The Wild Center has been awarded $245,000 from a prestigious federal grant program to fund a collaborative project that will honor indigenous perspective and knowledge and incorporate it into the everyday museum experience. The Institute of Museum and Library Services ...

Justice Center may lack power to prosecute

ALBANY — A New York state agency launched four years ago to protect the disabled from abuse and neglect was staffed with a team of investigators and prosecutors empowered to bring criminal cases against alleged wrongdoers. But it lacked one key thing, according to three recent court rulings: ...

Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Adrienne Relyea has been on the job since Aug. 11. 
(Enterprise photo — Glynis Hart)

Relyea hopes to re-energize Saranac Lake chamber

SARANAC LAKE — Adrienne Relyea has been the new director of the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce for one month, but she’s far from green. Having served as director of membership services for the chamber from 2007 to 2012, she brings years of experience to her new position. “That ...

Northern Lights School teacher Rebecca Ciraulo helps fasten Ruth Jacobsson’s sandals after the young girl played in the sandbox Monday.
(Enterprise photo — Peter Crowley)

Student numbers down in Saranac Lake, Tupper

School enrollment has been shrinking since the 2000s in the Tri-Lakes area, overall, and that trend continues in Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake, where the public school districts started this semester with significantly fewer students than a year ago. Meanwhile, Lake Placid, AuSable Valley ...

Police say they caught pharmacy burglar in the act

SARANAC LAKE — Saranac Lake police charged David A. Phelabaum, 58, of Saranac Lake with third-degree burglary, a felony, and attempted petit larceny, a misdemeanor, at 11:26 p.m. Thursday. Police responded to an alarm activation at the Post Office Pharmacy on Main Street, where they ...

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Adirondack Health welcomes new surgeons, pediatrician

SARANAC LAKE — Three new doctors have joined Adirondack Health’s medical staff. “As our new relationships with these three providers demonstrate, the opportunities for professional advancement and quality of life in the mountains continue to attract top-notch medical professionals to ...

Direct Support Professional Tami Cooke works with James Manning, who likes to help others — whether it’s sharing a smile or holding a door. One of the ways he participates in the community is by volunteering for the Meals On Wheels program through the Malone Adult Center.
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Citizen Advocates applauds work of direct support professionals

MALONE — Citizen Advocates is celebrating National Direct Support Professionals Week in recognition of the vital role these specialized caregivers serve by supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in our community. Direct Support Professional Recognition ...

Stewart’s Shops wins Best Milk in New York

Stewart’s Shops was named Best Milk in New York State by Cornell University’s Department of Food Science on Dairy Day, Aug. 31, at the New York State Fair. The recognition is part of Cornell’s New York State Milk Quality Improvement Program. Cornell University collected samples ...

Leisure Travel Study adds Franklin, Hamilton counties

LAKE PLACID — In addition to showing a return of $63 for every dollar spent on marketing in 2016, the latest Leisure Travel Information Study results provide traveler demographic insight for the Adirondacks’ Essex, Franklin and Hamilton counties. For the 13th year in a row, the ...

Mark Gillis in March 2012 (Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)

Saranac Lake man indicted on stock-trading charges

SARANAC LAKE — A federal grand jury indicted a local businessman this summer on charges of wire fraud and securities fraud, related to stock trades he made in 2012. Mark Gillis and his wife currently own and operate Blue Line Brewery, based in Saranac Lake with a second location in ...

Open house at Adirondack Educational Center Sept. 21

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Educational Center, at 711 state Route 3, invites the public to an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 21. Refreshments will be provided by the Culinary Arts students.

Dean Johnston, CEO of Citizen Advocates, cuts the ribbon at the Open House Ceremony for Citizen Advocates Crisis & Recovery Center in Malone.  With Mr. Johnston were Jolene Munger, AHI; Beth Lawyer, Director of Behavioral Health Services; Martha Dishman, Chair of the Citizen Advocates Board of Directors;  Mr. Johnston, Suzanna LaVigne, Director of Franklin County Community Services; and Stephens Mundy, Interim CEO of UVM Health Network Alice Hyde Medical Center.
(Photo courtesy of Citizen Advocates)

Open house for crisis and recovery center

MALONE — Citizen Advocates Inc. hosted an Open House on Monday, Aug. 28 to highlight its new Crisis & Recovery Center, a transformational approach and first of its kind in the North Country for individuals in need of urgent mental health and addiction treatment services. In ...

Equifax cyberattack gets 8M NYers

ALBANY (AP) — Some 8 million New Yorkers were affected by the massive cyberattack targeting the credit monitoring company Equifax. The figure comes from the office of Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who on Friday launched an investigation into the massive breach. In total, the ...

This home will be the primary boarding facility for outside groups, such as other private and public schools, to stay in while they utilize educational offerings at North Country School’s new Round Lake Campus.
(Enterprise photo — Antonio Olivero)

North Country School opens second campus

LAKE PLACID — North Country School will open a new, nearby lakefront campus this year for other schools and groups to use for short-term boarding, education and activities. The day and boarding school on state Route 73 is referring to this new facility as its Round Lake Campus. Situated ...