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A state trooper with a rifle stands on Saranac Lake’s Forest Hill Avenue Saturday afternoon as police look to apprehend suspects from an alleged armed robbery in Plattsburgh.
(Enterprise photo — Peter Crowley)

Two armed robbery suspects arrested

SARANAC LAKE — Police on Sunday arrested the second of two suspects from an armed robbery in Plattsburgh, a day after a major police mobilization took over a Saranac Lake neighborhood. Plattsburgh city police identified the second suspect as Sabbath McGregor, 20, of Chase Mills, St. ...

Two motorcycle crashes with one fatality

Two motorcycle crashes on Sunday afternoon — one of them fatal — shut down state Route 3 down near Sevey Corners and then near the Dump Road in Piercefield for several hours. The St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department responded to a crash less than a mile east of the Sevey Road ...

St. Armand highway superintendent dies

BLOOMINGDALE — St. Armand Highway Superintendent Roger Oliver died Saturday, and the town’s employees feel “devastated,” according to town Clerk Barbara Darrah. The death also shakes up the town highway department and the Nov. 7 election. Oliver was running for re-election and on ...

Caed Bowden, 2, of Saranac Lake, sits in the pilot’s seat of the New York State Police Aviation Unit helicopter during the agency’s 100th anniversary celebration in Ray Brook on Saturday.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

State police celebrate 100th anniversary, reach out

RAY BROOK — The New York State Police celebrated its centennial anniversary on Saturday, showing off its array of specialty tactics, skills and equipment to an eager public. But according to a police spokeswoman, the display wasn’t a just a show of force. “Of course we wanted to ...

The 1932 Olympic Arena portion of the Lake Placid Olympic Center is lit up in sunset colors to celebrate Los Angeles being awarded the 2028 Summer Olympics earlier this month. (Photo provided by the state Olympic Regional Development Authority)

ORDA improves roof, Whiteface elevator, ski jumps

LAKE PLACID — Work on three major projects for the state Olympic Regional Development Authority has progressed this winter, as the state agency is replacing the Olympic Center roof and elevator at Whiteface Mountain and refrigerating the in-run at the Olympic Ski Jumps ...

Two motorcycle fatal collision Sunday afternoon in North Hudson

The Essex County Coroner’s Office and state police are investigating a two motorcycle fatal collision, which occurred in the town of North Hudson at about 2 p.m. Sunday. The investigation indicates Paul Boivin of Addison, Vermont, was eastbound on Tracy Road when he failed to negotiate a ...

Michael Johnson of Saranac Lake, left, and Sabbath McGregor of Chase Mills (Photos provided by Plattsburgh Police Department)

Police arrest 2nd armed robbery suspect along with Saranac Laker

SARANAC LAKE - Police on Sunday arrested the second of two suspects from an armed robbery in Plattsburgh, a day after a major police mobilization took over a Saranac Lake neighborhood. Plattsburgh city police identified the second suspect as Sabbath McGregor, 20, of Chase Mills, St. Lawrence ...

A state trooper with a rifle stands on Saranac Lake’s Forest Hill Avenue Saturday afternoon as police look to apprehend suspects from an alleged armed robbery in Plattsburgh.
(Enterprise photo — Peter Crowley)

Police arrest 1 armed robbery suspect, search for 2nd in Saranac Lake

SARANAC LAKE — Police say they traced two suspects from a Plattsburgh armed robbery to a house in this village and caught one of them, although they were still searching for one other this evening. Plattsburgh city police Lt. Brad Kiroy identified the apprehended suspect as Michael ...

Skip Baker stands atop an unknown mountaintop.
(Provided photo — Justin Baker)

Fond memories of Skip Baker

LAKE PLACID — Skip Baker assured David Gomlak and Terri Maxymillian that he could give “the nickel tour.” After all, Skip had heard Gomlak’s customary dialogue delivered dozens of times while seated in his token spot at the couple’s Route 73 hostel, TMax-n-Topo’s. While Gomlak ...

North Country Community College nursing student Matthew Andrews plays the part of a patient for fellow student Aubrey MacIntosh during a lesson on bed bath instruction Thursday on the college’s Saranac Lake campus.
(Photo provided by North Country Community College)

Enrollment’s down at NCCC, but numbers are better than expected

SARANAC LAKE — Enrollment at North Country Community College continues to decline, in keeping with a downward trend across the nation. Nevertheless, college officials said the numbers are better than they had hoped for, and given the general climate for higher education, they consider it ...

Lake Placid village Mayor Craig Randall (Photo provided)

Placid mayor: Rails in way of electric improvements

LAKE PLACID — A new variable has entered the enduring rail-trail debate as this village’s mayor says the lingering rails and ties on the right of way through which this village’s electric supply feeds are in the way of electric improvements and fixes. Lake Placid Mayor Craig Randall ...

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Federman pens book about food writer

SARANAC LAKE — Saranac Lake native Adam Federman has stepped up to the plate, literally, with the release of his book “Fasting and Feasting: the life of visionary food writer Patience Gray,” published by Chelsea Green in June. This biography of the author of “Honey from a ...

Plattsburgh man sentenced to 7 years for 2016 Saranac Lake drug bust

A Plattsburgh man has been sentenced to seven years in state prison after he was found guilty to two counts of third degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class B felony. With the sentence, Marvin C. Bombard, 51, of Plattsburgh is a second felony offender as he was ...

David Filsinger, right, gets ready to cast his vote for the BOCES capital project Thursday at the Adirondack Educational Center in Saranac Lake. “I’m all about BOCES. They’re going to fix my electric car some day,” Filsinger said. 
(Enterprise photo — Glynis Hart)

BOCES project passes

SARANAC LAKE — Voters overwhelmingly approved the $18.5 million Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES capital project Thursday, casting 556 votes in favor of the project and 135 against. The vote was held the same day BOCES welcomed parents and the public to its open house. Adirondack ...

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Police: Man injures officer during domestic violence arrest

SARANAC LAKE — Village police said a 34-year-old man injured one of their officers as they arrested him around 10:45 p.m. Wednesday after responding to reports of a domestic dispute on Olive Street. During the incident, Trever Stanton of Saranac Lake was alleged to have choked a ...

A design presented by Tetra Tech to the Saranac Lake school board Wednesday night would expand the bus circle so a total of 13 buses could fit head-to-tail in the bus circle. 
(Enterprise photo — Glynis Hart)

Solutions presented for school drop-off

SARANAC LAKE — Saranac Lake Central School board members disagreed Wednesday night on how to fix the congestion at the Petrova school’s drop-off zone, where hurried parents, cars and buses create a dangerous situation for kids. “Twice this year I’ve seen a school bus slam on their ...