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Maps featured in exhibit on Adirondack and Catskill origins

ALBANY (AP) — A new exhibit honoring the creation of the Adirondack and Catskill parks is opening in Albany. The state Department of Environmental Conservation is unveiling today a display of maps, survey equipment, notebooks and photographs that illustrate the origins of the two ...

Soldiers in forestry program gain after-service job skills

Sally Gorrill’s career as an engineer in the U.S. Army has taken her to such places as Panama and the Dominican Republic, where she’s built medical clinics. Now, she’s interested in applying her skills toward a new field: forestry. Gorrill, 30, a captain who’s spent seven years in ...

North Elba town Supervisor Roby Politi speaks to the dozens of people in attendance at a public hearing Monday evening at the North Elba Town Hall regarding the town’s airport operation agreement with Steve Short and Adirondack Flying Services.
(Enterprise photo — Antonio Olivero)

Support for Short, concerns about helicopters at airport hearing

LAKE PLACID — About 50 people packed a public hearing Monday evening about the town park district’s new five-year fixed-base operation agreement with Steve Short and his Adirondack Flying Service, a family business that has worked out of the airport since 1968. The vast majority of the ...

Lake Placid’s Elizabeth Izzo pedals her bike Saturday in the Tinman. She finished second in her age group and sixth overall in the women’s field.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Triathletes tackle Tupper Tinman

TUPPER LAKE — After taking place in 90-degree heat a year ago, the Tupper Lake Tinman Triathlon couldn’t have been held under much more pleasant temperatures this time around. On Saturday, more than 600 triathletes competing in five different races swam, biked and ran in comfortable ...

Woman, 20, jogging in Piercefield hit by camper

PIERCEFIELD — A local woman out for a jog suffered a head injury Saturday after she crossed the road into the path of a camper being pulled behind a car. Brooke M. Dewyea, 20, of Piercefield, was airlifted by North Country Life Flight to University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington ...

Teen OK after fall from Great Escape gondola

NEW YORK — Matthew Howard Sr. was just leaving a New York amusement park Saturday evening with his family when he heard someone screaming for help. He looked up to see a young girl dangling about 25 feet off the ground from a slow-moving gondola ride as the sun was setting. Her little ...

Adirondack 46ers trailhead stewards Ron Konowitz, center, Joe Ryan and Brian Hoody, talk with some hikers at the Cascade Mountain trailhead outside of Lake Placid Saturday morning. The trio of stewards saw nearly 500 hikers pass by their tent during an eight-hour shift.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

46ers launch trailhead steward program

LAKE PLACID — Somewhere in the neighborhood of 500 hikers began the trek up Cascade Mountain on Saturday, and each one of them was greeted by a team of 46ers who were handing out trash bags, telling people about Leave No Trace principals and offering suggestions to those hikers who were ...

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Village to hire Konkoski as new community development director

SARANAC LAKE — The village Board of Trustees will consider hiring Jamie Konkoski as its new community development director at its meeting tonight. A resolution on the board’s agenda says Konkoski has met the necessary civil service requirements and authorizes village Manager John ...

For N.Y. lawmakers, a year of stalemate and missed chances

ALBANY — Upstate Uber. Landmark juvenile justice reforms. A big college affordability program that comes with a big catch. Those were the major accomplishments in a New York legislative session that ended Wednesday with a whimper and lots of unfinished business. Democratic Gov. Andrew ...

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Labatt Blue sponsors canoe trail, sports Adirondack cans

Labatt Blue, the Canadian beer giant, has announced its sponsorship of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, which begins in the Adirondacks and extends through Vermont, New Hampshire, into Canada and finishes in Maine. The sponsorship includes special beer cans, which show images of Whiteface ...

Saranac Lake High School seniors Andrea Boon, left, Josh Howland, third from left, and Brooke Smith, right, join instructor Clarence Brockway inside a tiny home their class built.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Tiny house, big lesson

SARANAC LAKE — Tiny homes have gained in popularity in recent years, not only as fun little nooks and treehouses in a family’s backyard, but as homes. Local businesses build them, and so do students at the local trade school. Businesses such as Adirondack White Pine Cabins ...

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State land bank lingers in Albany

Though the state legislative session ended Wednesday, the North Country’s Sen. Betty Little and Assemblyman Billy Jones say they anticipate lawmakers will return to Albany and might pass a land bank for the Adirondack and Catskill Forest Preserves. The Senate and Assembly almost ...

Saranac Lake High School Class of 2017 members, from left,  Logan Purner, Aaron Hesseltine, Iris Glinski and David Tracy gather for a photo following Friday’s commencement ceremony.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

SL grads described as ‘hard working, compassionate’

SARANAC LAKE — In front of a packed house of family, friends, teachers and other members of the community, members of Saranac Lake’s Class of 2017 joyfully completed their final two hours as high schoolers. The largest senior class the high school will see in years to come, 111 ...

Senior class President Logan Savage, who delivered the evening’s salutatorian address, hugs his father Chris Savage at the close of Tupper Lake High School’s commencement ceremony Friday.
(Enterprise photo — Ben Gocker)

Tupper grads say goodbye

TUPPER LAKE — As if in a piece of stagecraft, 47 chairs with 47 bouquets of roses beneath them sat empty in the center of the Tupper Lake Middle/High School gym before this year’s commencement ceremony began, foreshadowing the absence soon to be felt by the community with the departure ...

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Lake Placid graduation speaker: Stay attentive

LAKE PLACID — As he took the podium at the Conference Center, Bill Beaney brought with him a tall, rolled-up cylinder of white posterboard. Moments later, the retired Middlebury College hockey coach unfurled a nine-square tic-tac-toe board. As he held it up, the 1969 Lake Placid graduate ...

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Family members still seek missing man

SARANAC LAKE — Family members of Craig Zeldow haven’t given up their search for him, more than eight months after he disappeared and was last seen in this village. His sister-in-law Janice Akins plans to travel here next month from her home in southern California to post ...

Placid pairs with county on workers’ comp

LAKE PLACID — This village will join the Essex County self-insurance plan to provide workers’ compensation benefits through a new provider, Public Employer Risk Management Association. Lake Placid Treasurer Paul Ellis said the village would save approximately $96,000 by joining the ...

DEC looks for input on plan for state land in St. Lawrence Co.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation is seeking public input on a plan for more than 16,000 acres of state land in central St. Lawrence County. DEC released the St. Lawrence Foothills Unit Management Plan last week. It calls for new trails, parking areas and lean-tos on lands ...