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Horse camp owner accused of fraud

SARANAC LAKE — The co-owner of a popular horse camp, horse rescue and sleigh riding business in Lake Clear has been charged with felony grand larceny for allegedly defrauding a customer of more than $10,000 in August. State police arrested Natalia DeValinger of Adirondack Wild Horse ...

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro (Official photo)

Congresswoman, in Quebec, calls to strengthen, modernize NAFTA

VAUDREUIL-DORION, Quebec — Do no harm. Congresswoman Elise Stefanik said that should be the starting point in renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. She offered her thoughts as guest speaker at the first in the series NAFTA Major Meetings: Leaders’ Perspectives, ...

More than 60 people gather Monday afternoon in the Conference Center at Lake Placid to gain knowledge and ask questions the Adirondack North Country Global Sports Committee's bid to the International University Sports Federation to host the 2023 Winter World University Games.
(Enterprise photo — Griffin Kelly)

Questions aired on University Games

LAKE PLACID — The Adirondack North Country Global Sports Committee held an open meeting Monday to explain and answer questions about its plans to submit a bid to the International University Sports Federation (FISU) to have the 2023 Winter World University Games here. More than 60 people ...

First-place winners for the Enterprise’s annual Design-An-Ad Contest were Grace Carlson (left), in grade 7 at Lake Placid Middle School, Joy Cooper (right), grade 9 at Keene Central School, and Anita Hulshoff, grade 5 at Lake Placid Elementary School, who was unavailable for a photo as she has moved away. Each student picked a business or organization and designed an advertisement for it. They had to include art, text and the business logo and contact information. There were three age categories: first through fifth grade, sixth through eighth grade, and ninth through 12th grade. 
(Enterprise photos — Catherine Moore)

Three winners, dozens of student participants in Design-An-Ad

All students' ad designs can be seen in the Design-An-Ad special section published inside the Enterprise Friday, Nov. 17. - PARTICIPANTS - Keene Central School Teacher: Mrs. MacFadden Lucas Brown Casey Coffin Joy Cooper Linnae D'auria Mia Deyo Shervon Dick Emrys Ellis Kaitlyn ...

ROOST to host Lake Placid regional destination marketing review

LAKE PLACID — The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism invites all interested Lake Placid area municipal leaders, businesses, organizations and individuals to attend a brief regional destination marketing review, followed by a reception. The event will take place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. ...

Alex Whiston, left, and Mackenzie Wollert have been skiing, snowboarding and making friends at Whiteface Mountain for the past couple of years. They returned over the weekend for the mountain’s opening.
(Enterprise photo — Griffin Kelly)

Snowy conditions help make Whiteface Mountain’s opening a success

WILMINGTON — Whiteface Mountain opened its slopes this Saturday to much success. “We had 900 guests,” General Manager Aaron Kellett said, “which is 300 more people than last year’s opening day.” Whiteface is also in the middle of some extensive renovations for the Base ...

An abandoned Rock 105 van sits at the former Radio Park in Saranac Lake, which will be up for auction Nov. 29.
(Enterprise photo — Glynis Hart)

Over and out: Radio Park will go on auction block in two weeks

SARANAC LAKE — After years of decline and financial losses, Radio Park, home of local radio stations WNBZ, Y106.3 and Rock 105, goes on the auction block in two weeks. The Saranac Lake radio company, first on the air in 1927, marked its 90th year in September but is barely broadcasting. ...

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

Local businessman pleads guilty to securities fraud

SARANAC LAKE — Blue Line Brewery owner and former stockbroker Mark Gillis of Saranac Lake pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to securities fraud relating to stock trades he made in 2012. Gillis, who has been cooperating with authorities, will be sentenced in April. Gillis was ...

Whiteface Mountain Ski Center in Wilmington makes snow on Monday.
(Photo provided by ORDA)

Skiing starts Saturday

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that the state Olympic Regional Development Authority will open the Whiteface and Gore mountain ski centers on Saturday, almost a week ahead of schedule. Crews at Whiteface in Wilmington and Gore in North Creek began making snow on Nov. 7, giving them a ...

Garrett Kopp, the 19-year-old Tupper Laker behind the Birch Boys chaga tea company, holds a large 10-year-old lump of the unusual mushroom in his drying room where chaga is dehydrated before being ground into a powder.
(Enterprise photo — Aaron Cerbone)

Tupper’s Birch Boys chaga tea business expanding

TUPPER LAKE — Garrett Kopp is motivated by mushrooms. The 19-year-old Tupper Laker has built a tea business around one specific fungi, chaga, and is now crowdfunding to bring his operation from a basement at 123 Park St. to all corners of the nation and the world. Ever since he ...

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

Local businessman pleads guilty to securities fraud

SARANAC LAKE — Blue Line Brewery owner and former stockbroker Mark Gillis of Saranac Lake pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to securities fraud relating to stock trades he made in 2012. Gillis, who has been cooperating with authorities, will be sentenced in April. Gillis was ...

Tupper Lake town budget maintains flat tax rate

TUPPER LAKE — This town’s tentative 2018 budget would basically keep taxes flat. Residents have a chance to review the budget before 5:30 p.m. Thursday, when board members are expected to vote on it at the town hall. If the budget passes, town property owners outside the village of ...

Locals and visitors gather at Lake Placid Pub and Brewery during the power outage Monday night to enjoy beer, warmth and entertainment.
(Enterprise photo — Griffin Kelly)

Making the most of the blackout

LAKE PLACID — Monday night’s scheduled power outage may have seemed like an inconvenience for some, but it was a party for others. While the rest of the village was a dark and quite version of itself, the Lake Placid Pub and Brewery held its Blackout Party full of beer, glow sticks ...

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, center, smiles with Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro, Monday at King Brothers Dairy Farm in Northumberland, Saratoga County. Michael Bittel, right, led a question-and-answer session.
(Photo provided — Adam Colver, Post-Star)

Agriculture secretary takes milk break in upstate NY

NORTHUMBERLAND — Farmers talked taxes, trade, minimum wage, hemp and the future of farming on Monday as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue visited King Brothers Dairy Farm in Saratoga County. During a question-and-answer session, Perdue stressed the need for better communication ...

Harrietstown: Sticker shock over airport paving

SARANAC LAKE — The Harrietstown town board reluctantly approved a change order for paving work at the airport Thursday night, adding $25,219 to the total bill for services. Town Supervisor Mike Kilroy voted no, expressing his annoyance with the contractor, Passero Associates. ...

New York to boost scheduling protections for hourly workers

ALBANY — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced new regulations Friday that seek to crack down on employers keeping hourly workers “on call,” available to be called in at a moment’s notice. The new labor rules would establish a 14-day advance notice standard for scheduling and require ...