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Little rain, low water

SARANAC LAKE — There has been no lack of sunshine so far this summer, and with a little bit of rain on Tuesday this week, the forecast is back to clear skies for the foreseeable future. But while lawns turn brown and shorelines are exposed, one paddling business in the Tri-Lakes says the ...

DEC, on heels of wildfire, encourages fire caution

SARANAC LAKE — According to the state Department of Environmental Conservation, the entire state of New York is under a moderate fire danger rating. But with a more than 500-acre fire burning in Altona and almost weekly reports of forest rangers responding to wildfires around the state, the ...

Saranac Lake man critical after Cadyville crash

CADYVILLE — A Saranac Lake man is in critical condition after his vehicle veered off the road, crashed into an earth embankment, flew through the air and then struck a tree. Richard A. Trudeau, 85, was driving a 2017 Chevrolet SUV northeast on Route 3 around 10:52 a.m. Wednesday when the ...

Maj. Pitkin takes over Troop B

RAY BROOK — The new state police Troop B commander has spent two weeks on the job now and is learning the ins and outs of his new position and his New Jersey-sized troop. Maj. Darrin Pitkin spent the last 14-and-a-half years as a zone commander for the Watertown zone of Troop D, covering ...

Open house at the Enterprise tonight during the Art Walks

SARANAC LAKE — The arts will be celebrated throughout Saranac Lake tonight with the Third Thursday Art Walk, which is celebrating its 20-year anniversary. Meanwhile, the Adirondack Daily Enterprise will host an open house from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Other groups celebrating anniversaries this ...

Verizon to expand broadband

An agreement between the state Public Service Commission and Verizon is set to expand broadband service to 20,500 customers in the North Country, Hudson Valley and Long Island regions of the state, the commission announced on Thursday. The $217 million project requires Verizon to bring high ...

Enterprise wins six more journalism awards

ALBANY — The Adirondack Daily Enterprise added six journalism awards to its collection Wednesday night. The prizes, for work published in 2017, came through an annual statewide newspaper contest hosted the New York News Publishers Association. Unlike other media contests, the NYNPA’s ...

Vehicle plunges into Saranac River

CADYVILLE — An 86-year-old man was trapped in his vehicle after it rolled over into the Saranac River. Clinton County Dispatch put out a call to the Cadyville and Saranac fire departments around 10:51 today, shortly after the vehicle rolled into the water near the intersection of Route 3 ...

Cobb clarifies gun stance

Tedra Cobb, Canton, has clarified her position on supporting an assault weapons ban. Over the past week Cobb and representatives of her campaign have refused to say whether she would vote for an assault weapons ban if one were introduced to Congress after a video surfaced last week of Cobb ...

Altona fire, critical to jack pine survival, snuffed out

ALTONA — Firefighters fully contained the Flat Rock wildland fire Tuesday night after it burned 547 acres of the jack pine forest. But that’s a good thing, said Kristopher Alberga, a regional forester with the State Department of Environmental Conservation. “On this pine barrens in ...

Science in motion: Rebecca Kelly Ballet returns to LPCA Thursday

LAKE PLACID — Over the winter, choreographer Rebecca Kelly was talking to her nephew, whom she described a “science-y guy.” He asked her if she knew what “quantum entanglement” was. “I didn’t,” she said, “but I really liked the word.” Quantum entanglement is the ...

Stefanik criticizes Trump; Cobb criticizes Stefanik

The candidates for New York’s 21st Congressional District have all taken to Twitter with criticism of President Donald Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik was harder on Trump directly — continuing her assertion that Russia is not a U.S. friend ...

Former Senate leader Skelos, son convicted of extortion, bribery

NEW YORK — A former New York state Senate leader and his son were convicted on Tuesday of extortion, wire fraud and bribery charges of pressuring businesses to give the son no-show jobs or else risk losing the powerful Republican’s political support. A jury in federal court in Manhattan ...

Heritage Museum looking for new home due to building safety issues

TUPPER LAKE — This town will be putting the former Junction Fire Hall up for sale later this summer, removing an insurance liability and displacing the Tupper Lake Heritage Museum, which is housed in the building. The Heritage Museum is a free, donation-funded collection of Tupper Lake ...

DEC-led firefighters make headway in forest fire

ALTONA — As of Tuesday, crews had surrounded the Flat Rock forest fire and had it 75 percent contained. The state Department of Environmental Conservation-led firefighters are now trying to improve the fire lines they’ve already cut and get control of the blaze, which has burned 531 ...

Lake Clear Association celebrates Wild Forest changes

SARANAC INN — The members of the Lake Clear Association were pleased with several changes to how state land around the lake will be used, but salt levels in the lake and in homeowners’ wells remain a concern. About 60 members of the association met for their annual meeting at the Santa ...

Patagonia and the Mountaineer give to Summit Stewards

Patagonia and The Mountaineer, an outdoor gear store in Keene Valley, recently teamed up to support educational and research efforts atop Adirondack peaks. The $4,000 grant to the Adirondack High Peaks Summit Stewardship Program will enable Summit Stewards to educate hikers about the ...

Rangers’ busy season continues

State Department of Environmental Conservation forest rangers – along with hundreds of others – have been battling a large wildfire in northern New York, while also helping an injured Boy Scout and a couple of people who fell ill in the backcountry. --- Town of Schroon At about 5:30 ...

DEC to offer free boating course July 28-29

RAY BROOK — The state Department of Environmental Conservation is offering a free two-day safe boating course at its Ray Brook office later this month. On Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29, the course — which is required for anyone who operates a boat and was born after May 1, ...