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Lottery winner John Lewis poses with his girlfriend Mary, mother Pat Lewis and an oversized check Tuesday at Tops supermarket on Church Street in Saranac Lake, where he bought his winning ticket.
(Photo provided — Tops Friendly Markets)

Saranac Lake man wins $172,068 a year for life on scratch-off

SARANAC LAKE — Semi-retired restaurant worker John Lewis, 56, of Saranac Lake, has claimed a top prize in Set For Life, a state lottery scratch-off game. Lewis chose to receive his prize in annual payments instead of a $5 million lump sum, netting him $172,068 a year for the rest of his ...

Team USA Olympic Bobsled Driver Nick Cunningham (blue shirt, right of center) poses with friends and those who took part in the Olympic Trivia Night he hosted Monday night at the Taverna restaurant on Saranac Avenue in Lake Placid.
(Enterprise photo — Antonio Olivero)

Olympic bobsledder lures Earnhardt

LAKE PLACID — When NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. made it known on social media earlier this summer that bobsled is one thing he’d like to try after he retires from stock car racing at the end of this season, U.S. Olympic bobsled pilot Nick Cunningham realized this was the opportunity ...

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Tupper man awake, speaking after July tire explosion

TUPPER LAKE — Freddie Exware, a Tupper Lake trucker who was severely injured by an exploding tire in late July, is conscious and talking as of Monday afternoon. While making an adjustment under his logging truck on a four-hour drive, Exware was struck by the full force of a tire blowing ...

Placid holds vehicles as insurance expires

LAKE PLACID – This village’s insurance policy expired at midnight Tuesday without a finalized renewal, resulting in a Tuesday morning and early afternoon when almost all village workers were instructed not to use their village vehicles. Lake Placid Mayor Craig Randall described it as a ...

Placid officials in Taipei to pursue World University Games

LAKE PLACID — A contingent from this village is currently in Taiwan to present to the International University Sports Federation’s (FISU) Executive Committee about a Lake Placid-centric Adirondack bid to host the 2023 World University Winter Games. The contingent is in Taipei City as ...

Relyea named as new Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce director

SARANAC LAKE — Adrienne Relyea has been appointed as the new executive director of the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. “Adrienne is passionate about SLACC’s mission and is committed to growing our membership and providing the best possible services,” said SLACC Board of ...

Gregor Kitzis and Kate Dillingham of the Ouluska Pass Chamber Ensemble play for residents of the Saranac Village at Will Rogers on Monday.
(Enterprise photo — Aaron Cerbone)

Ouluska Pass ensemble returns to Saranac Lake

SARANAC LAKE — The Ouluska Pass Chamber Ensemble is playing here this week for the first time in eight years, with a goal to “demystify” classical musical. The chamber quintet, paintings and a handsaw are all part of the ensemble’s Thursday performance at 7 p.m. at BluSeed Studios, ...

New Saranac Lake region branding effort underway

SARANAC LAKE — The communities that comprise the Saranac Lake region, in conjunction with the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism, are embarking on a process to build a new unified brand and will be seeking input from all stakeholders, residents and visitors in the upcoming months. ...

DEC taking applications for pheasant hunting

RAY BROOK — The state Department of Environmental Conservation is accepting applications for a pheasant hunting program that provides pheasants for organized hunts. The program provides state-reared pheasants to organizers who put together hunts for youth, women, novices, veterans and ...

Tri-Laker residents convened in Riverside Park in Saranac Lake Monday evening to listen to a speaker in the bandshell during a “Stand in Solidarity with Charlottesville” event in the wake of this weekend’s deadly Charlottesville rally, where one person died and many more were injured.
(Enterprise photo — Antonio Olivero)

Saranac Lake hosts peaceful vigil in wake of violence in Charlottesville

SARANAC LAKE — As a spectrum of colored crayons laid spread out, one person after another responded to the simple prompt scribbled in massive letters across this larger-than-life piece of paper. It was draped over a red picnic table, and messages adorned it from one blade of ...

Saranac Lake man wins big bucks on scratch-off ticket

SARANAC LAKE — Semi-retired restaurant worker John Lewis, 56, of Saranac Lake, has claimed a top prize in Set For Life, a state lottery scratch-off game. Lewis chose to receive his prize in annual payments instead of a $5 million lump sum, netting him $172,068 a year for the rest of his ...

Brandon Duchaine was sworn in Friday as the newest member of the Tupper Lake Police Department. He is pictured with Tupper ake village Clerk Mary Casagrain.
(Photo provided — Tupper Lake 
Police Department)

Tupper Lake man joins police force

TUPPER LAKE — A new officer will be on patrol in January. Brandon Duchaine, 23, of Tupper Lake was sworn in Friday to begin service on the force after completing his time in the police academy, which began Monday. Duchaine fills a position left vacant by Sergeant Wesley Hoyt, and he ...

A Boy Scout descends a rappelling wall at Massawepie Scout Camps.
(Enterprise photo — Dana Hatton)

Massawepie camp carries out Boy Scout mission

GALE — Nestled in 4,100 acres of wooded land on the 500-acre Massawepie Lake and eight other bodies of water, the Massawepie Scout Camps are immersed in the Adirondacks’ sense of remoteness. The Boy Scouts of America bought the property in 1951, where the Childwold Park House hotel ...

BluSeed, Saranac Lake, Tupper awarded smart growth grants

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday more than $1.35 million in Smart Growth grants has been awarded to 18 communities and organizations in the North Country and six in the Mid-Hudson Valley. Funding has been awarded to municipalities and nonprofit organizations that responded ...

Placid FD giving away smoke detectors

LAKE PLACID — This village's fire department is giving away free smoke detectors thanks to a program run by the American Red Cross. The program is currently available to any and all residences in the village. Lake Placid First Assistant Chief Mike St. Louis said the department was ...

The Hitch-Up-Matildas, seen here in March 2014, is a set of boardwalks bolted into the side of a cliff that dives in Avalanche Lake in the High Peaks Wilderness Area.
(Enterprise photo — Justin Levine)

Avalanche Lake Trail to close this week

​RAY BROOK — The state Department of Environmental Conservation will close a popular hiking trail in the High Peaks this week so that work can be done on an historic section of the trail. ​The DEC said in its weekly High Peaks bulletin that the Avalanche Lake Trail would be closed for ...