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Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul visits the Big Slide Brewery in Lake Placid last week while she was in town for the first North Country Regional Economic Development Council meeting of the year.
(Enterprise photo — Antonio Olivero)

Officials critical of Cuomo’s consolidation proposal

LAKE PLACID — As Gov. Andrew Cuomo continues his push for local governments across the state to consolidate services, lawmakers who work side by side in Lake Placid and the town of North Elba wonder how much more they can do. Cuomo’s second-in-command, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, was at ...

School officials weigh vacation dates

SARANAC LAKE — Saranac Lake Central School District officials say they’ll have a hard time making everyone happy when it comes to scheduling their 10 “spring break” vacation days for the next school year. Superintendent Diane Fox and the district’s Board of Education discussed ...

DEC offering ‘trail supporter’ patch

The state Department of Environmental Conservation is offering a newly-designed “trail supporter” patch for sale starting March 1. The patch, which costs $5, is designed to look like a blue DEC trail marker. This is the first of three colors that will be offered. The patches can be ...

Woman released from hospital after head-on collision

SARANAC LAKE — Village police reported a motor vehicle collision on Lake Flower Ave. this weekend at an undisclosed time. Police said Brandon May of Saranac Lake was driving a 2010 Subaru Legacy while travelling in a northerly direction on Lake Flower Ave. when he drifted into the oncoming ...

State Assemblyman Billy Jones, left, presents North Country Community College President Steve Tyrell with a proclamation honoring the college’s 50 years of service to the region during a ceremony Friday in the college Connector in Saranac Lake.
(Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)

Happy Founder’s Day!

SARANAC LAKE — North Country Community College held the first in a series of events Friday to mark its 50th anniversary. The Founder’s Day reception in the college Connector drew 125 people, including current and former students, faculty, board members and administrators, and a long list ...

Paul Smith’s College snowshoe racers Joseph St. Cyr and Chloe Matillio test out the trails at Dewey Mountain Recreation Center in Saranac Lake on Thursday in preparation for the Feb. 25 World Snowshoe Championships.
(Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)

Betting on Mother Nature to show some love

SARANAC LAKE — Organizers of the World Snowshoe Championships say the substantial snowfall the area has seen in recent weeks bodes well for the upcoming competition, although warmer temperatures and the chance of rain are in the forecast next week. The group issued a press release Thursday ...

Lisa Reed of Tupper Lake and her granddaughter Kaitlyn Rabideau, a sophomore at Tupper Lake High School, took this selfie atop the steps of the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. on Jan. 27 during the 44th annual March For Life.
(Photo provided — Lisa Reed)

On a March for Life

Lisa Reed waited years to attend the annual March For Life in Washington, D.C., until her granddaughter had the opportunity to go with her. In Reed’s eyes, this 500-mile pilgrimage by bus to the nation’s capital on Jan. 27 was a full-circle moment for her and her granddaughter ...

Adirondack Wilderness Trip Leader Tyler Socash leads a group of hikers down the icy exposed summit of Wright Peak in the High Peaks on Jan. 7.
(Enterprise photo — Antonio Olivero)

DEC warns of Avalanche risk in High Peaks Wilderness

LAKE PLACID – With days of heavy snowfall leading to soaring temperatures this weekend, the state Department of Environmental Conservation is advising hikers, backcountry downhill skiers and other outdoor enthusiasts that there is an increased risk of avalanches in the High Peaks. DEC ...

Snowmobiler, trooper fall through ice in Long Lake

A snowmobiler and state trooper fell through the ice on Long Lake Friday morning and were rescued, treated and released, according to state police. Around 8:50 a.m., state police based in Tupper Lake and Indian Lake responded to a call for a snowmobiler who fell through the ice at the ...

North Country REDC establishes project review committee

LAKE PLACID — The North Country Regional Economic Development Council is establishing an Upstate Revitalization Initiative (URI) Project Review Committee. The council announced the committee at its first meeting of the year Tuesday at the Lake Placid Conference Center. The Council is ...

Lowell Bailey celebrates after winning the gold medal in the 20-kilometer individual gold medal Thursday at the biathlon world championships in Hochfilzen, Austria.
(Photo — NordicFocus/US Biathlon)

Lowell Bailey ends US drought with gold medal

  Lake Placid resident Lowell Bailey put an emphatic end to the United States medal drought at the IBU World Championships on Thursday by winning the grueling 20-kilometer race in Hochfilzen, Austria. The 35-year-old Bailey, a three-time Olympian on his way to a fourth ...

Lowell, left, and George Bailey, both musicians, perform in the George Bailey Trio at the Mountain Music Meltdown festival on June 30, 2007, in Saranac Lake.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Lowell Bailey’s father credits hard work, Adirondacks for win

Lowell Bailey’s father George says only those closest to his son know the depth of his commitment to biathlon training, especially after he decided not to retire last year. “There’s probably only a handful of people who know how hard he’s worked to come to this moment,” George ...

A teenaged Lowell Bailey of Lake Placid, left, and Tim Burke of Paul Smiths smile at their first international biathlon race in the mid 1990s in Torsby, Sweden. Their coach at the time, Kris Cheney-Seymour, keeps this photo on the wall of his office at the Mount Vane Hoevenberg Cross-Country Ski Center outside Lake Placid.
(Photo provided — Kris Cheney-Seymour)

Former coach overwhelmed by Lowell Bailey’s victory

People in and around Lowell Bailey’s hometown of Lake Placid have seen him come close to being the best in the world over and over again in more than 20 years of international biathlon competition. To see him have a “perfect race,” as a former coach put it, and win a World Championship ...

Urgent need for foster homes in the Adirondacks

There is an urgent need for foster homes throughout the Adirondack region, particularly in Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties, as a crisis of heroin and other opioid drugs has added to the growing number of children who require foster placements. The number of children in need currently ...

Paul Smith’s College snowshoe racers stand with their friends from India’s Kashmir region just before the World Championship race in Vezza d’Oglio, Italy, in February 2016. From left are Umer Nabi, Tyler Dezago, Rob Calamia, Tanveer Husain and Matty “Ice” Leichty.
(Photo provided — Davide Ripamonti)

Indian snowshoers will get visas for next week

SARANAC LAKE — Two Indian snowshoers will be able to travel here next week to compete in the World Snowshoe Championships. U.S. immigration officials reportedly approved visas for Abid Khan and Tanveer Hussain today, just over two weeks after they initially rejected their visa ...

Cuomo: $8M to upgrade ORDA-run Belleayre

Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants the state to invest an additional $8 million for upgrades at the Belleayre Ski Center in Highmount in the Catskills. The Belleayre investment, which the governor announced Thursday, includes installation of a new, high-speed gondola, multiple lodge expansions and new ...

The Tri-Lakes Job Fair, in its second year, will return to the North Country Community College gymnasium in Saranac Lake on March 29.
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Enterprise’s Tri-Lakes Job Fair March 29 at NCCC

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Daily Enterprise has announced its Tri-Lakes Job Fair will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29 at the gym at North Country Community College. There will be representation from businesses and agencies offering hundreds of positions from ...

Police divers find body of 2nd Vermont snowmobiler in lake

PUTNAM (AP) — Authorities say they’ve recovered the body of the second of two Vermont men believed to have fallen through the ice on Lake Champlain while snowmobiling last week. New York State Police say police divers on Thursday found the body of 32-year-old Jonathan Ryan, of Shoreham, ...

ECOs say they caught hunters jacking deer

State Department of Environmental Conservation officers (ECOs) caught a trio of illegal hunters in Herkimer County at the beginning of the month. Two ECOs, Darryl Lucas and Lt. Matthew Jacoby, were investigating complaints of illegal deer jacking in the town of Danube, near Utica, on ...

New York lawmakers propose program for crumbling water pipes

ALBANY (AP) — Small upstate New York communities faced with dilapidated wooden pipes rumored to be more than 100 years old need state money to repair water system infrastructure on the verge of collapse, a group of lawmakers said Thursday. A bipartisan group of lawmakers joined officials ...