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The Joan Weill Adirondack Library at Paul Smith’s College is seen Monday.
(Enterprise photo — 
Aaron Cerbone)

Paul Smith’s leaders freeze their wages

PAUL SMITHS — As Paul Smith’s College faces low enrollment this school year, several members of the college’s administration have frozen their wages and, in a few cases, taken pay cuts. They also eliminated two staff positions, according to Chief Marketing Officer Shannon Oborne. She ...

Cape Air holds a community open house event on Saturday, bringing interested members of the Saranac Lake community up in one of their small planes for a flyover. From left are Chantal Munoz, Esteban Munoz, Joshua Reap, Kelly Reap, Peter Hagner, Carolyn Bordonaro, Mike Barillari and Saranac Lake village Mayor Clyde Rabideau.
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Residents take to the sky at Cape Air open house

SARANAC LAKE — Air carrier Cape Air hosted an open house and flyover at the Adirondack Regional Airport Saturday, inviting members of the community to go up in a Cessna 402 for a short flight over the village and its environs. “Because the planes are so small, you can take in the view, ...

Rangers help battle wildfires out west

The state Department of Environmental Conservation is sending 20 employees and volunteers to California to help battle wildfires that are raging out of control. The crew includes at least two Tri-Lakes forest rangers. The DEC regularly sends rangers and others trained in wild land fire ...

‘Healthy Everyday’ meant to be a fun, educational night out

SARANAC LAKE — Adirondack Health invites the community to learn about turning a busy lifestyle into a healthy one at our free community health forum. In previous years, this event was called the Adirondack Health Symposium, but along with a new name, this year’s event will be held at a ...

Jordan Hosmer and Stephen Cerbone stare into the fog as they sit on the top of Haystack Mountain after knocking the Saranac 6er peak off the list of mountains needed to complete the 6er Relay.
(Enterprise photo — Aaron Cerbone)

6er Relay: Trials, ‘goats’ and pies

One-hundred-and-fourteen people gathered in Berkeley Green on a chilly Saturday morning, waiting for the signal to spread out and conquer the mountains surrounding this village. The first ever Saranac 6er Relay race drew hikers from British Colombia, Canada, Elmira and around the North ...

Measure would cut red tape on ‘forever wild’ land

PISECO LAKE — This tiny mountain town in New York’s Adirondack Mountains wants to add a bike lane to a narrow lakeside road, but it would need the permission of voters from Brooklyn to Buffalo to do it. That’s because of a provision in New York’s constitution protecting state-owned ...

A forest tent caterpillar
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Caterpillars bite into syrup production

LAKE PLACID — A native caterpillar is wreaking havoc on sugar maple trees across northern New York, and one local expert said it could have a big impact on maple syrup production next year. The forest tent caterpillar is a native species that normally spends its days quietly munching ...

NCCC instructor Tyler Meriam teaches, from left, Tarah Schlueter, Julie Landry, Henry Uzdavinis, Aaron Rosati, Mike Woolheater, Garett Winters and Mike Brewer the anatomy of a tandem canoe in Blue Mountain Lake.
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Learning, Adirondack style

SARANAC LAKE — When people think of college education, thoughts of crushing debt, library study sessions and raucous parties may come to mind. But one local college turns those ideas on their heads by throwing students into the wild for a 30-day stretch twice a year. Students at North ...

(Enterprise photos — Aaron Cerbone)

Tupper town supervisor candidates share passion

TUPPER LAKE — With Election Day approaching on Nov. 7, two town supervisor candidates for this town of nearly 6,000 are going door-to-door, meeting, talking with and asking for the votes of taxpayers. Both are focused on job and economic growth centered around several key ...

Bob Ross, CEO of St. Joseph’s Addiction Treatment and Recovery Centers, smiles in September in the organization’s headquarters in Saranac Lake. 
(Enterprise photo — Glynis Hart)

Help after rehab

SARANAC LAKE — The veterans housing unit at St. Joseph’s Addiction Treatment and Recovery Centers doesn’t look like an institution. The walls are painted in warm, saturated browns and reds; the carpets are deep and real; and the art on the walls comes straight from people in the ...

Zohar Gitlis of the Adirondack Farm to School Initiative holds up butter churned by Saranac Lake students Thursday.
(Enterprise photo — Glynis Hart)

Class without walls

SARANAC LAKE — Kindergarten teacher Temnit Muldowney wanted to bring her class outdoors. Not just for recess or physical education, but for class time. There are things kids can learn outside of class, and adults in the community who have knowledge to share. Why not have an outdoor ...

Paddlers await the start of the annual Poker Paddle on Lake Abanakee in Indian Lake. The number of participants has doubled in each of the event’s three years, supporting the popularity of canoeing and kayaking reported in a recent Leisure Travel Study.
(Photo provided — Bill Quinlivan)

Hamilton County business people chime in on tourism data

INDIAN LAKE — For the most part, Hamilton County business people interviewed for this story say they are happy to have the Lake Placid-based Regional Office Of Sustainable Tourism’s marketing efforts. They found some of a ROOST survey’s demographic information interesting and ...

State opens new bridges in Lake Placid, AuSable Forks

New York state on Friday officially announced that two new bridges over the West Branch of the AuSable River were opened last week: one on state Route 73 beside Lake Placid’s 1980 Olympic ski jumps, and the other on state Route 9N in downtown AuSable Forks. The new Lake Placid bridge ...

HSL awarded Museums for America grant

SARANAC LAKE — Historic Saranac Lake has announced that it has been awarded a Museums for America grant through the Institute of Museum and Library Services to plan for the long-term preservation of its collections. The $20,650 award will fund the creation of a long-range Collections ...

Hearing set for Pisgah development moratorium

SARANAC LAKE — There will be a public hearing on a six-month moratorium on development projects near Old Military Road and Park Avenue at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23. The moratorium would halt the issuance of new building permits until village officials rethink the zoning on the steep ...

Cobb campaign at Carousel today

SARANAC LAKE — Democrat Tedra Cobb’s 2018 congressional campaign invites people to come to the Adirondack Carousel today between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. A discussion about issues in New York’s 21st Congressional District will follow. Children are invited.

Raquette River Brewery co-owner Mark Jessie stands in front of the bar and restaurant’s iconic pavilion which will be enclosed by the winter months. A utility building built where the food truck now stands will heat the pavilion’s floors while the truck will be moved to the opposite side of the property.
(Enterprise photo — Aaron Cerbone)

Another expansion on tap at Raquette River Brewing

TUPPER LAKE — Three years after Raquette River Brewing cracked into the craft beer industry, the bar and eatery is expanding once again to accommodate a growing clientele base with more beer, more food and a warmer area to enjoy both. Co-owners Mark Jessie and Joe Hockey are now working ...

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro (Official photo)

Stefanik treads lightly on coal

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, whose northern New York district includes the Adirondack Park, has a nuanced response to the Trump administration canceling the Clean Power Plan, which would have reduced emissions from coal-fired power plants. The Republican from Willsboro never supported the Clean ...

North Elba looks inward for biodigester coordinator

LAKE PLACID — The town of North Elba is moving ahead with its plans to bring a biodigester here, hiring a budget coordinator in the process. The local school teacher who conceived the idea to bring the organic food waste machine here is no longer involved. At their Tuesday meeting, town ...

Flea market aims to support nonprofits

SARANAC LAKE — Faced with downsizing her family’s home, Beth Gallagher of Piece By Piece Quilt Shop found herself with more stuff than she could handle. Her father, former Harrietstown Councilman and Supervisor Bill Gallagher, passed away in 2010. For her mother, Thomasina, the house ...