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Citizen Advocates’ counselor Shanzy Carter-Martinez is available to meet with North Country Community College students at her office in Hodson Hall on the college’s Saranac Lake campus.
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NCCC, Citizen Advocates open counseling office at college

SARANAC LAKE — North Country Community College and Citizen Advocates have formed a unique partnership to provide students mental health and substance abuse counseling on the college’s Saranac Lake campus. The new counseling service is an extension of Citizen Advocates’ outpatient ...

Watertown tapped to receive $10M for downtown revitalization

WATERTOWN — Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday inside the Masonic Temple that the city will receive $10 million from the Downtown Revitalization Initiative. The governor gave his announcement speech to a large crowd of local officials and stakeholders packed inside the temple’s ...

The Justice Center, which investigates and prosecutes abuse allegations for state facilities like Sunmount, pictured, has been brought into question. The center asserts its prosecutorial power is constitutional.
(Enterprise photo — Aaron Cerbone)

Supreme Court judges jammed on Justice Center

State Supreme Court judges are locked in a conflict over whether the state agency that investigates abuse allegations for facilities like Sunmount has the power to prosecute. Albany County judges have dismissed three cases since March of this year on the grounds that the Justice Center for ...

NCCC Transfer Fair Thursday

SARANAC LAKE — Nearly 70 colleges and universities will be represented when North Country Community College hosts its annual Transfer Fair from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 5 at the Sparks Athletic Complex Gymnasium. Admissions officials from both public and private, and in-state and ...

Tupper Triad Challenge on Oct. 21

TUPPER LAKE — Big Tupper Brewing has announced the first Triad Challenge to be held on Saturday, Oct. 21, beginning at 9 a.m. This timed event will require participants to run, walk, or crawl up the three mountains that make up the Tupper Lake Triad. Starting at 9 a.m. at the trailhead ...

Saratoga’s oldest hotel opens after $24M facelift

SARATOGA SPRINGS, (AP) — A 140-year-old Victorian-era hotel in a popular upstate New York tourist destination has reopened after a four-year, $24 million restoration. The 32-room Adelphi Hotel on Broadway in downtown Saratoga Springs opened Sunday to visitors for the first time since it ...

The Adirondack Scenic Railroad makes its way along the tracks near Saranac Lake in October 2016.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

State mum on what next after judge shot down rail-trail plan

SARANAC LAKE — Last week, an acting state Supreme Court justice put an end to years of debate over what would happen with a 34-mile stretch of train tracks when he sided with an upstate railroad in its lawsuit against New York state. Judge Robert Main, Jr. ruled that the state acted ...

Dollar General to open in two weeks

SARANAC LAKE — The empty Family Dollar store on Broadway has been bustling with construction and marked off with yellow signs. On Friday, a tent was set out at the edge of the parking lot with a banner flying: Now Hiring. Dollar General, a discount retail store with over 13,000 stores, will ...

NCCC, SUNY Potsdam plan partnership

SARANAC LAKE — Officials at North Country Community College and SUNY Potsdam are planning a new program, in which students could begin their college career as matriculated NCCC students, but live on the SUNY Potsdam campus and transition to the four-year program when they’re ready. If all ...

The Adirondack Scenic Railroad makes its way along the tracks near Saranac Lake in October 2016.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Judge rules tracks must stay

MALONE — A judge ruled Wednesday that the state’s plan to build a 34-mile rail trail was “arbitrary and capricious” and failed to follow numerous state laws. “The 2016 UMP [unit management plan] is annulled and vacated, in its entirety, and in each and every part,” acting ...

Saranac Lake Central School Food Service Director Ruth Pino, left, Farm to School Coordinator Zohar Gitlis, center, and Shannon Bartholomew pose with locally harvested vegetables for the school. 
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Eating for the economy

SARANAC LAKE — On the brink of making the Farm to School initiative a community economic force, a group of educators, farmers and nutritionists are looking for a way to keep the momentum going. The program teaches local kids where their food comes from, while encouraging healthy eating ...

Report cards proposed for institutions for the disabled

ALBANY — A New York lawmaker on Tuesday proposed requiring state institutions for the disabled to publish report cards on the number of cases of abuse and neglect after a disabled man was infested with maggots in a state group home last year. Republican state Sen. Robert Ortt said that ...

The 1932 Olympic Arena portion of the Lake Placid Olympic Center is lit up in sunset colors to celebrate Los Angeles being awarded the 2028 Summer Olympics earlier this month. (Photo provided by the state Olympic Regional Development Authority)

Chair to ORDA: ‘We’ve got to run a business’

LAKE PLACID — The state Olympic Regional Development Authority’s board of directors didn’t mince words last week when relaying how it views the Lake Placid-based state agency’s current financial situation and the board’s desire to secure ORDA’s debt moving forward. J. Patrick ...

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Benson appointed Saranac Lake treasurer

SARANAC LAKE — The village of Saranac Lake’s Board of Trustees voted Monday night to approve the mayoral appointment of Beth Benson as the new Village Treasurer. Mayor Clyde Rabideau formally presented the appointment to the village board, lauding Benson for her commitment to the ...

Lake Placid village Mayor Craig Randall (Photo provided)

Placid mayor: Rails in way of electric improvements

LAKE PLACID — A new variable has entered the enduring rail-trail debate as this village’s mayor says the lingering rails and ties on the right of way through which this village’s electric supply feeds are in the way of electric improvements and fixes. Lake Placid Mayor Craig Randall ...

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 ...