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Workers try to find and repair a water line break while using a Vac-Con truck to suck water out of a hole dug in state Route 30 in Tupper Lake Friday afternoon.
(Enterprise photo — Ben Gocker)

Gusher threatens Rt. 30

TUPPER LAKE — Crews from this village’s water-sewer department worked late into the night Friday, repairing a major water line break beneath state Route 30 near Lake Simond Road. Workers from Kubricky Construction Corp. of Wilton were on hand to assist the village with repairs, ...

Rep. Elise Stefanik
(Enterprise photo — Peter Crowley)

Stefanik quiet on whether she would have voted for AHCA

As President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled their American Health Care Act to repeal “Obamacare” off the House floor Friday, Republicans and Democrats in the North Country and the rest of New York continued to blame each another for the country’s health care ...

President Donald Trump (Official portrait)

Republicans pull health bill

WASHINGTON — In a humiliating failure, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders yanked their bill to repeal “Obamacare” off the House floor Friday when it became clear it would fail badly — after seven years of nonstop railing against the health care law. Democrats said Americans can ...

Performers on stage at Tupper Lake Middle-High School’s auditorium await the judge’s results for Tupper Lake’s Got Talent. From left are members of the Rhythm Jax, Matthew Varden (taller, left-center), members of the Kool Kids (front row) and in back, left from Varden, Kendall Davison, Mitch Jensen and Ben Jones.
(Enterprise photo — Ben Gocker)

Tupper Lakers show off talent

TUPPER LAKE — Performers on Thursday night at Tupper Lake Middle-High School worked again and again to prove the declaration printed on a banner just above their heads: “Tupper Lake’s Got Talent!” In the fourth iteration of the school talent show, students and faculty presented a ...

A new flashing LED light has been installed on the blade of each Harrietstown plow truck so oncoming drivers can see how close the plow edge is to them. This one is seen inside the town highway garage Thursday morning.
(Enterprise photo — Peter Crowley)

Some highway crews light up plow edges for safety

SARANAC LAKE — In response to an Enterprise editorial, one town’s highway department has added an inexpensive flashing light to each snowplow truck’s blade so oncoming drivers can see how close it is to them. Meanwhile, the state Department of Transportation plow crew for Franklin ...

Fake IRS scam targets more locals

SARANAC LAKE — With the income tax filing deadline three weeks away, village police warn of a phone scam in which IRS impersonators try to steal people’s money. Police Chief Chuck Potthast said his department has received three reports of the same scam targeting villagers. Each time, ...

Candidates join capital project, budget on Lake Placid ballot

LAKE PLACID — The Board of Education here will have three seats up for grabs for the May 16 election, and two of the incumbents will not seek re-election. Jeffrey Brownell will seek a second term, but Patricia Stanton and Camelia Sheridan will not as they will step down after three years ...

2 troopers hurt in crash while chasing suspect in Schroon Lake

SCHROON LAKE (AP) — Authorities say two New York state troopers have been injured in a multi-vehicle collision while chasing a suspect on an Adirondack road. State police tell The Post-Star of Glens Falls that troopers were chasing a vehicle that had been reported stolen when they crashed ...

Census: More people leaving New York state

ALBANY (AP) — The population of New York state continues to shrink as more people move out than in. New estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau show the state had a net migration loss of nearly 73,000 New Yorkers between July 2015 and July 2016. Some of the largest percentage population ...

Maple sap tubing trials were conducted in sugar bushes in five northern New York counties.
(Photo provided — Michael Farrell)

More syrup with narrower tubes? Study says maybe

LAKE PLACID — Narrower tubes might help maple farmers make more syrup, a Lake Placid study has determined. Michael Farrell, director of the Cornell Uihlein Forest maple research center in Lake Placid, evaluated the production efficiency of two sizes of maple sap tubing in gravity-based ...

Vivian Smith poses next to the MAC’s Safe Ride Continued van.
(Enterprise photo — Ben Gocker)

Volunteer of the Year: Vivian Smith

TUPPER LAKE — The first thing a visitor to Vivian Smith’s office in Tupper Lake might notice is the collection of wasps’ nests and beehives decorating her walls. It’s perhaps a not unusual choice of rustic decor for a native of the North Country like Smith, but these abandoned insect ...

Workers try to find and repair a water line break while using a Vac-Con truck to suck water out of a hole dug in state Route 30 in Tupper Lake Friday afternoon.
(Enterprise photo — Ben Gocker)

Water break threatens Route 30 in Tupper Lake

TUPPER LAKE — Crews from this village’s water-sewer department worked late into the night Friday, repairing a major water line break beneath state Route 30 near Lake Simond Road. Workers from Kubricky Construction Corp. of Wilton were on hand to assist the village with repairs, ...

President Donald Trump (Official portrait)

No repeal for ‘Obamacare’ — a humiliating defeat for Trump

WASHINGTON — In a humiliating failure, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders pulled their bill to repeal "Obamacare" off the House floor Friday when it became clear it would fail badly — after seven years of nonstop railing against the law. Democrats said Americans can "breathe a sigh ...

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro
(Photo provided by Rep. Elise Stefanik)

Stefanik quiet on whether she would have voted for AHCA

As President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled their American Health Care Act to repeal “Obamacare” off the House floor Friday, Republicans and Democrats in the North Country and the rest of New York continued to blame each another for the country’s health care ...

Saranac Lake Interfaith Food Pantry coordinator Anne Cooney gives high-fives to Petrova Elementary School students after they dropped off donations to the pantry.
(Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)

Interfaith Food Pantry continues to support those in need

SARANAC LAKE — Time and again, the community comes through for the Saranac Lake Interfaith Food Pantry. The pantry’s shelves stay stocked in large part by donations of food from local churches, civic organizations, grocery stores and many generous people throughout the area. The ...

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Tupper Lake seeks principals at both schools

TUPPER LAKE — Both schools here are in the hunt for principals. L.P. Quinn Elementary School Principal Julia Aubrey recently announced her resignation at a Board of Education meeting, and Tupper Lake Middle-High School is looking to remove the “interim” title from its current ...