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Local officials stand beneath a rainbow at Heaven Hill Farm in Lake Placid during a reception Wednesday attended by members of the International University Sport Federation, and members of the Lake Placid/Adirondack Global Sport Committee. Those in the photo include two-time Olympic alpine ski medalist Andrew Weibrecht, North Elba Town Councilman Jay Rand, Wilmington Town Supervisor Randy Preston, current and past ROOST board members including Ed Finnerty, Mike Beglin and Jill Cardinale, Nature Conservancy Director of Communications and Community Engagement Connie Prickett, ROOST CEO Jim McKenna, Lake Placid Mayor Craig Randall, Lake Placid Deputy Mayor Art Devlin, Clarkson University Vice President of External Relations Kelly Ogden-Chezum, ORDA Executive Vice President Jeffery Byrne and Athlete Minder CEO Mara Smith, among others.
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World University Games officials rave of Adirondacks as potential host

LAKE PLACID — Visiting officials from the World University Games on Wednesday lauded the Adirondacks’ potential to host its event and also noted that Lake Placid is the only host city they are currently considering for the 2023 games. Milan Augustin, director of the International ...

Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau
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Saranac Lake aims for multi-million dollar curling facility

SARANAC LAKE — This village aims to secure a grant to pay for an $8 to $9 million indoor curling facility that may also double as a multi-sport center where locals and visitors alike can take part in other forms of indoor recreation. “We’re reaching for the stars,” Saranac Lake Mayor ...

A selection of paintings by Helen Macro hangs in the Goff-Nelson Memorial Library in Tupper Lake. 
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Goff-Nelson Memorial Library looks to raise money with donated paintings

TUPPER LAKE — There is roughly $7,000 worth of art in the basement of the Goff-Nelson Memorial Library, and it’s all up for grabs. For a price, of course. Helen Macro, a longtime Tupper Laker best known for the dress and fabric shop she ran out of her basement on Seymour Avenue, ...

DEC plans new hiking, snowmobile and ski trails

SARANAC LAKE — The state Department of Environmental Conservation’s program for the Saranac Lakes Wild Forest is a behemoth of a plan, one that entails changes to numerous existing trails around the area as well as the creation of several new paths for a wide variety of ...

APA passes resolution supporting N.Y. climate policy

RAY BROOK — At its June Adirondack Park Agency meeting, board members discussed the critical impacts of climate change on the public health, environment and economy of the Adirondack Park and passed a resolution in support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s commitment to combat climate change. ...

Broadway sidewalk work starts Monday

SARANAC LAKE — The village Department of Public Works will remove and replace a section of Broadway sidewalk next week. Crews will replace the sidewalk on the Berkeley Green side of the road from the Berkeley parking lot to Woodruff Street from Mon., June 26 through Thursday, June 29. ...

Radio Park, formerly home to Saranac Lake-based radio stations WNBZ, Y106.3 and Rock 105, looks like it’s been abandoned following owner Ted Morgan’s decision to move the studios to Plattsburgh.
(Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)

The death of local radio?

SARANAC LAKE — Radio Park looks like it’s been deserted. The weeds have grown up around the building that for years was home to Saranac Lake Radio and its stations: WNBZ, Y106.3 and Rock 105. The paint is peeling on its facade, and a bucket of trash is overturned on the front porch, ...

The Hoel Pond cartop boat launch, seen here Sunday, would see major changes if the DEC’s plan for the area goes through as envisioned. One change would be to add a wooden slide to make it easier to launch canoes and kayaks.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

DEC to upgrade parking, boat launches as part of wild forest plan

SARANAC LAKE — From trailheads to boat launches, campsites to fishing spots, the state Department of Environmental Conservation plans to make major upgrades to many of the places people access the Saranac Lakes Wild Forest. The DEC’s recently released unit management plan for much of ...

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Cuomo announces five-year contract agreement with CSEA

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Tuesday that his administration has reached a five-year contract agreement with the Civil Service Employees Association. CSEA represents more than 60,000 state government employees. The contract must now be approved and ratified by CSEA membership. Authorizing ...

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Indian Lake offers options in new hiking challenge

INDIAN LAKE — The Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce is encouraging people to enjoy the plethora of hiking options available in Hamilton County. The 4-3-2-1 Hiking Challenge requires hikers to complete four easy hikes, three intermediate ones, two difficult hikes and then either Snowy or ...

Legislature OKs bill encouraging savings for first-time homeowners

The state Senate on Monday gave final legislative approval to create a New York State First Home Savings Program. Essex County’s state Sen. Betty Little (R-Queensbury) is the chair of the Housing, Construction and Community Development Committee and said the measure is similar to the ...

Forum on Health Care Legislation June 29

SARANAC LAKE — Representatives from several regional health care organizations will discuss changes to health care policy that are currently being proposed in Congress. The panel discussion will be followed by a question and answer session. The presentation will take place from 7 to ...

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Longtime Newcomb supervisor George Canon dies at 78

As Steven Engelhart led a public tour of the Camp Santanoni Historic Area in Newcomb on Monday, one man was on his mind: George Canon. It was fewer than 48 hours since Canon, the longtime Newcomb town supervisor, died early Sunday morning at Glens Falls Hospital at the age of 78. And though ...

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John Collins, 79, leading Adirondack voice, dies

John Collins was no lightweight when it came to Adirondack issues. He was at least a fourth-generation Adirondacker and was involved in some of the most defining matters of Adirondack Park politics of the last 50 years. Collins died of cancer at his home in Blue Mountain Lake on Friday, and ...

The state Department of Environmental Conservation is proposing numerous changes to the Saranac Lake Islands Campground, located just outside of Saranac Lake. In one form or another, the state has regulated camping on Middle and Lower Saranac lakes, as well as on Weller Pond and First and Second ponds, for just over a century.
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DEC would change islands camping

SARANAC LAKE — Little more than a century after camping first opened on Lower and Middle Saranac lakes, the state Department of Environmental Conservation is proposing changes to both the regulations governing the campground and the locations of some of its sites. Officially sanctioned ...

Judge rules against motel owner in resort case

SARANAC LAKE — A judge has blocked Lake Side Motel owner David Manning from selling his property while a lawsuit that Saranac Lake Resort filed against him is pending. State Supreme Court Justice Martin Auffredou, in a ruling issued Friday, said there’s a danger of “irreparable ...

Motorcyclist injured in River Road crash

BLOOMINGALE — A New Hampshire man was taken to the hospital Saturday after he crashed while riding on River Road in the town of St. Armand. James E. Allard, 47, of Manchester, suffered minor shoulder and rib injuries when he lost control of his 2003 Honda while rounding a curve and laid ...