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Saranac Lake hires code enforcement officer

SARANAC LAKE — The village has filled the two positions it created to handle former Community Development Director Jeremy Evans’ responsibilities. “It’s been a relatively quick turnaround,” village Manager John Sweeney said Tuesday. After Evans announced his departure in mid ...

APA to decide fate of campground plans

RAY BROOK — The state Adirondack Park Agency will decide if proposed changes to some state-run campgrounds align with the State Land Master Plan at its usual monthly meeting on Thursday. The unit management plans for Buck Pond campground in Onchiota and Caroga Lake campground in the ...

Marketing firm expands to Placid

LAKE PLACID — RMB Marketing, which helps small businesses through creative and targeted marketing strategies, has expanded into the Lake Placid region. RMB Marketing provides lead generation, data acquisition, creative, social media, print, email campaigns, short message service ...

This vacation rental property on Church Street in Lake Placid is currently listed online.
(Enterprise photo — Andy Flynn)

Getting tough with taxes

LAKE PLACID — Essex County, and in turn this village and the town of North Elba, are considering paying for a software program to help locate online vacation rental listings to secure compliance with the county’s occupancy tax and local rental safety regulations. The county, town and ...

Tom Lawson, one of the developers behind The Adirondack Club, speaks Monday afternoon at the Wild Center in Tupper Lake during a ceremony recognizing the club's donation of 34 acres of land to the natural history museum.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Wild Center celebrates donation of iconic Oxbow from resort

TUPPER LAKE — The Wild Center Museum in Tupper Lake is celebrating the donation of 34 acres of land, which covers most of the iconic Oxbow on the Raquette River. The Adirondack Club donated the land after recently completing the purchase of more than 5,000 acres of the former Oval Wood ...

Village of Lake Placid OKs 2017-18 budget

LAKE PLACID — This village’s board of trustees approved all of its 2017-18 budgets at a special meeting Friday, including a water rate increase much less steep than initially proposed earlier this month. Along with voting unanimously to approve its general fund, sewer and electric budgets, ...

Two weeks ago at the Greenwich Public Library, about 12 constituents attended Rep. Elise Stefanik’s mobile office event to express their concerns about serious issues. Stefanik staffer Stacie Dina, left, regional director out of the Glens Falls office, explained to Greenwich Mayor Pam Fuller why the congresswoman was not present.
(Photo provided — Kathleen Phalen-Tomaselli, The Post-Star)

Constituents yearn to speak to, hear from Stefanik

GREENWICH — It was a sunny June afternoon. A blue-and-white cumulus-dotted sky painted the historic village in shades of nostalgia, and there was no sign of previously threatened storms. Turning into this quaint community after about a mile and a half on state Route 29, the Greenwich ...

The Wild Center Museum in Tupper Lake is celebrating the donation of 34 acres of land, which covers most of the iconic Oxbow on the Raquette River.
(Photo provided — Mitch Harriman)

Wild Center celebrates donation of iconic Oxbow from resort

TUPPER LAKE — The Wild Center Museum in Tupper Lake is celebrating the donation of 34 acres of land, which covers most of the iconic Oxbow on the Raquette River. The Adirondack Club donated the land after recently completing the purchase of more than 5,000 acres of the former Oval Wood ...

North Country Regional Economic Development Council Co-Chair Garry Douglas, Adirondack Health CEO Sylvia Getman, chair of the hospital's “Future of Care Campaign” Scott McGraw, Adirondack Health Foundation Board Chair Kevin Brady, Adirondack Health Board Chair Jeannie Cross and Dr. Bill Smith brave the torrential rain for the symbolic groundbreaking of Adirondack Health's Lake Placid Health and Medical Fitness Center Thursday afternoon off of Old Military Road.
(Enterprise photo — Antonio Olivero)

Board chair: Lake Placid facility is one of only two of its kind in nation

LAKE PLACID — Many years after it was first a vision of Rick Preston, and after more than a decade of planning, Adirondack Health officials dug shovels into the saturated soil off Old Military Road Thursday for its $13.7 million Lake Placid Health and Medical Fitness Center. More than ...

State Olympic Regional Development Authority CEO Mike Pratt (far right), seated to the left of ORDA Board Chair CEO J. Pat Barrett, issues his President’s Report at the authority’s board meeting held Tuesday afternoon at the Conference Center at Lake Placid.
(Enterprise photo — Antonio Olivero)

ORDA issued positive audit

LAKE PLACID — The state Olympic Regional Development Authority was given a positive “unmodified opinion,” by auditors at its board meeting Tuesday, CPA Alan Walther of the Bonadio Group said, relaying the “highest level of assurance” the group gives on financial ...

Protect to honor Booth

LAKE PLACID — Protect the Adirondacks announced that it will honor a former state Adirondack Park Agency board member at its annual meeting in July. Dick Booth, who served on the APA board from 2007 to 2016, will be presented with the Howard Zahniser Adirondack Award at the green group's ...

Half of Placid Main Street loses power for almost an hour

LAKE PLACID — Approximately half of this village’s Main street, the northern portion, was without power during dinner time last night for a period between a half hour and hour, firefighters said this morning. Lake Placid Mayor Craig Randall said he and the village’s new Electric ...

James “Bone” Bayse was announced as the new general manager at Gore Mountain Ski Center in North Creek at Tuesday’s State Olympic Regional Development Authority Board of Directors meeting at the Conference Center at Lake Placid.
(Enterprise photo — Antonio Olivero)

Bayse selected as Gore Mountain general manager

LAKE PLACID — James “Bone” Bayse, former New York Ski Educational Foundation Program Director at the Gore Mountain Ski Center in North Creek, is the mountain’s new general manager. State Olympic Regional Development Authority CEO Mike Pratt announced Bayse’s promotion at ...

Need a ride? Uber, Lyft apps now running throughout upstate New York

BUFFALO — The Uber and Lyft ride-sharing services are up and running in upstate New York and on Long Island. The ride-hailing apps became available for those regions as of 12:01 a.m. Thursday under legislation approved by state lawmakers and signed into law by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo ...

The Lake Placid Horse Show kicked off Tuesday with riders and trainers getting their horses warmed up at the North Elba Show Grounds. Shown here is an unidentified rider on Calau (from Newbury Farm), which Katie Hession will ride in competition this week. The horse show will continue through Sunday and will be followed next week by the I Love New York Horse Show from July 4 to 9.
(Enterprise photo — Andy Flynn)

Lake Placid set to host largest horse show in a decade

LAKE PLACID — On the first day of the Lake Placid Horse Shows, Lori Martin and her team of family, friends and colleagues work within the beehive that is the primary administrative building at the Lake Placid Horse Show Grounds. Seated at her desk behind an organized maze of meticulously ...

Konkoski

Village doesn’t want to overload new community development director

SARANAC LAKE — Village officials want to shield their new community development director from getting “overloaded” with too much work. Jamie Konkoski was hired Monday to replace Jeremy Evans, who left the village last month to lead the Franklin County Industrial Development Agency. ...