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Trees overhang railroad tracks next to the crossing at Cedar Street, Saranac Lake, part of the disputed Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor.
(Enterprise photo — Peter Crowley)

Saranac Lake village board now supports rail trail

SARANAC LAKE — Despite having voted down a similar resolution two months ago, the trustees of the village of Saranac Lake passed a resolution Monday night supporting the Lake Placid-Remsen Corridor rail trail. Passionate supporters of the rail trail and of another option, keeping the ...

Superintendent Diane Fox

School officials look to make changes to meet challenges

SARANAC LAKE — Enrollment at Saranac Lake Central Schools is declining, and given population and economic trends, it’s going to keep going down. The high school, built for 700 pupils, now houses around 350, and students are having to travel farther to get to Petrova and Bloomingdale ...

ROOST review shows growth in Tupper Lake

TUPPER LAKE — The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism held a regional destination marketing review for the town of Tupper Lake Thursday to show what the marketing organization has done over the past year, take public comment from residents and discuss plans for the future. With around ...

DEC says Corey’s Road to remain open

TUPPER LAKE — In its weekly High Peaks conditions report, the state Department of Environmental Conservation announced that Corey’s Road, outside of Tupper Lake, will remain open for the winter season. The road is typically closed for the winter, meaning that hikers, snowshoers and ...

Pistol owners reminded to recertify

RAY BROOK — Holders of pistol permits issued before January 2013 are reminded they must recertify before the end of January 2018. To recertify, pistol owners can use the online forms available through the state police website, or pick up a paper form from the county clerk’s office. For ...

Trump says Gillibrand ‘would do anything’ for money

WASHINGTON — Fending off the renewed focus on sexual harassment allegations against him, President Donald Trump lashed out at Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Tuesday, declaring the New York Democrat and frequent presidential critic had come to his office “begging” for campaign contributions ...

Gov. Andrew Cuomo

N.Y. to announce economic development awards

ALBANY (AP) — New York state officials are poised to announce the winners of hundreds of millions of dollars of state economic development funding. The awards to be announced Wednesday in Albany are part of Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s efforts to spur the state’s economy by ...

A Swift tractor-trailer is crashed into the roadside along state Route 30 near Blue Jay Campsite outside of Tupper Lake this morning. Tupper Lake Volunteer Fire Department members remain on scene this morning. 
(Photo provided by the Tupper Lake Volunteer Fire Department)

Tractor-trailer crashes off Route 30 outside Tupper Lake

TUPPER LAKE — A Swift tractor trailer driver lost control of the vehicle and left the road near Blue Jay campsite on state Route 30 just before 1 a.m. today. Tupper Lake Volunteer Fire Department Chief Royce Cole said volunteers were on scene throughout the early morning hours as ...

Village Trustee and member of the band shell committee Clint Hollingsworth stands at the site on the edge of Raquette Pond where the structure will showcase musicians, actors and other artists against the backdrop of sunsets over the pond.
(Enterprise photo — Aaron Cerbone)

Tupper Lake awards bids for band shell

TUPPER LAKE — The village of Tupper Lake awarded bids for the construction of a band shell at Flanders Park Dec. 1, putting the project slightly under its initial budget with an estimated completion date before the first concert, planned for the 4th of July. Initial cost estimates for the ...

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Rangers help injured hiker in Keene

State Department of Environmental Conservation forest rangers located a lost hunter near Syracuse and helped a group of hikers who became lost downstate this week in addition to a conducting a local rescue last week. Town of Keene At 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9, DEC dispatch got a call ...

From left, Jerry Krug, Aubrey Trudeau, Ava Krug, Laurie Krug and Hadley Trudeau pose with Santa at the Mirror Lake Inn during the Holiday Village Stroll in Lake Placid.
(Enterprise photo — Glynis Hart)

Strolling in success

LAKE PLACID — This past weekend, Lake Placid hosted its annual Holiday Village Stroll, a three-day event celebrating the holiday season with activities for families and businesses. Three prominent festivities Sunday were the breakfast with Santa at the Mirror Lake Inn, horse drawn ...

Blast rocks NYC subway

NEW YORK — A pipe bomb that was strapped to a man went off in the New York City subway near the Times Square area of Manhattan today, injuring the suspect and another person on the platform at the height of the morning rush hour, law enforcement officials said. The person on the platform ...

Winter Storm Watch tonight, Tuesday

A winter storm watch is in effect from late tonight through late Tuesday night. The National Weather Service reports that heavy snow is possible. People should plan on difficult travel conditions including during the morning commute on Tuesday. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches ...

Rep. Elise Stefanik
(Photo — Watertown Daily Times)

Stefanik votes to reform Congress’ harassment response

As a wave of sexual harassment accusations and legislation has passed through Congress, the North Country representative Elise Stefanik has joined many other women in Congressional politics to support and vote for reform of a system that has, for years, turned a blind eye to harassment. In a ...

APA will not meet this month

RAY BROOK — The state Adirondack Park Agency will forgo its regularly scheduled monthly board meeting this week. The APA board was slated to meet Thursday and Friday, but changed its website last week to indicate there would be no meeting. The APA will enter the new year with a full plate ...

Jack Sweeney, who served 37 years in the Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department, crawled through the smoke-filled church to retrieve the Host. He is holding the ciborium, which holds the consecrated wafers. 
(Enterprise photo — Glynis Hart)

Fire, smoke and stone

SARANAC LAKE — On Dec. 5, 1967, a dusting of snow was on the ground and the temperature was below freezing. A few minutes after 6 o’clock, Viola Rascoe had just finished her shift at Deissler’s bakery when she made her usual stop at St. Bernard’s Church to light a votive candle. ...

Amanda Dagley and Bill Dickerson are the new owners of the WNBZ-FM radio station. Both formerly worked for WIRY in Plattsburgh.
(Enterprise photo — Glynis Hart)

Dialing in a dream

SARANAC LAKE — Business partners Amanda Dagley and Bill Dickerson have announced they are purchasing WNBZ 106.3 FM, a radio station that was for many years a hometown frequency for Saranac Lake. “The FCC license is in the process of being transferred,” said Dickerson. They hope ...