Local News

Politi won’t seek re-election this fall

LAKE PLACID — North Elba town Supervisor Roby Politi will not seek re-election this fall. The announcement came in a letter to the editor in today’s Enterprise. In a phone interview Friday, Politi said he’s served the community for a quarter of a century and that it’s time to let ...

Cuomo re-AIMs budget proposal

After facing criticism for cutting state aid to towns and villages in his proposed 2019-20 budget, Gov. Andrew Cuomo now proposes to have counties pay for it using new revenue from a proposed internet sales tax. The cutting of Aid and Incentives for Municipalities funding was fiercely ...

Essex County looks to regulate coroners

After more than a decade of conversation and multiple Enterprise articles highlighting some faults in the elected Essex County coroner system, the Essex County Board of Supervisors could start regulating the coroners more closely. Some of the new regulations would include documenting all ...

Clear-cutting bill hacked from both sides

A bill introduced in the state Assembly and Senate for the second year in a row would change the way the state Adirondack Park Agency issues permits for clear-cutting, but both loggers and environmental groups say the bill could lead to poor forestry practices unless it addresses some ...

Downtown Revitalization Initiative projects tweaked

SARANAC LAKE — At the Local Planning Committee meeting on Thursday, the final project proposal list to share in grant funding through the Downtown Revitalization Initiative was further finalized and prepared to present to the public. Two projects are off the list and one may be going back ...

Stefanik, senators oppose Trump’s emergency declaration

On Friday, President Donald J. Trump pushed forward with declaring a state of emergency in order to smooth the building of a border wall after Congress reached a bipartisan funding deal that limited funding. The Senate and House on Thursday passed a bipartisan compromise appropriations bill ...

Watertown fire kills father, 4 of 5 daughters

WATERTOWN — A father who died in Thursday’s fatal fire sent the only surviving daughter across the street to call the fire department while he went to help his four other daughters from the home. Aaron Bodah, 38, and his other four daughters never made it out. They lost their lives in ...

Gov. Cuomo plans to close more prisons

Reiterating that “prisons are not a jobs program,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced his intention to close as many as three this year — although he says he hasn’t decided which ones. At his direction, the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision “will ...

Flames scorch Beekman Towers in Plattsburgh

PLATTSBURGH — The Beekman Towers apartment where a woman was severely burned Friday morning was engulfed in flames when Plattsburgh City Fire Department arrived. Two residents from neighboring units in the senior citizens high-rise were also taken to Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital, ...

State Route 9N near Hague to close

HAGUE — A short segment of state Route 9N will be closed starting Monday Feb. 25 until May 23. The state Department of Environmental Conservation will be making repairs to a retaining wall. The road will be closed south of the Hague town beach park and Route 9N’s intersection with Route ...

Deer rescued from the lake

LONG LAKE — A yearling deer stuck out on the ice of Long Lake was rescued on Monday by local logger Branden Tokarz, who carried the young buck off the ice and to shore, where it was reunited with other deer. Tokarz said he was getting home from work when a friend called him to tell him ...

Governor plans to close more prisons

Reiterating that "prisons are not a jobs program," Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced his intention to close as many as three this year -- although he says he hasn't decided which ones. At his direction, the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision "will carefully ...

Huge winter tourism week starts today

LAKE PLACID — Presidents Day may mean a three-day weekend to some, but to folks in this area, it’s a booming week of winter tourism. This coming week is winter break for many schools, and Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism CEO and President Jim McKenna said the holiday business ...

Reducing greenhouse gas with a rotating tube

SARANAC LAKE — A village resident is looking to establishing a food waste co-op here in the village. All Bill Domenico said he needs is space. “What I’m thinking about doing is food waste recycling,” Domenico said. “The set-up is really very simple.” Under Domenico’s ...

Trump will sign border deal, but declare emergency

WASHINGTON — Congress lopsidedly approved a border security compromise that would avert a second painful government shutdown. But a new confrontation has been ignited — this time over President Donald Trump’s plan to bypass lawmakers and declare a national emergency to siphon billions ...

Another cell tower planned for Bloomingdale

BLOOMINGDALE — The St. Armand Town Council approved contract and lease negotiations to proceed with AT&T for a new cellphone tower. The next step will be approval from the state Adirondack Park Agency, which must review any new structure in the park taller than 40 feet. “The ...

Amazon dumps NYC headquarters and its promised 25,000 jobs

NEW YORK — Amazon abruptly dropped plans Thursday for a big new headquarters in New York that would have brought 25,000 jobs to the city, reversing course after politicians and activists objected to the nearly $3 billion in incentives promised to what is already one of the world’s richest, ...

Rochester mayor wants to pitch Amazon again

ROCHESTER (AP) — The mayor of Rochester, New York, says her city wants to “make a second pitch” to Amazon now that the company has dropped plans for a New York City headquarters. The Democrat and Chronicle says Mayor Lovely Warren and the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce both ...