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Monroe “Moe” Gladd stands beside his car in the parking lot of the Catholic Church of the Assumption in Gabriels Thursday. While filling in as director, Gladd moved the St. Paul’s/Assumption Food Pantry from the church to a private barn, which prompted the food pantry’s closure.
(Enterprise photo — Ben Gocker)

Gabriels food pantry shuttered

GABRIELS — The St. Paul’s/Assumption Food Pantry in this community has been shut down. Colleen Bryar, agency service manager for the Albany-based Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York, which oversees the pantry’s operations, said the pantry no longer meets criteria to remain an ...

Barbara Kent delivers LDH, Saranac Lake Fire Chief Brendan Keough’s long-lost puppet to him at the department’s annual banquet last week.
(Photo provided — Eva Stinson)

Saranac Lake fire chief gets his puppet back

SARANAC LAKE — After a long and comical journey, Saranac Lake Fire Chief Brendan Keough finally got his puppet back. The puppet was returned to Keough at the fire department’s annual banquet last week after it made multiple cross-country trips and surprise appearances over the last two ...

Village picks consultant for arts plan

SARANAC LAKE — The village has picked a consultant to help assemble its Arts and Culture Master Plan. AMS Planning and Research, based in Southport, Connecticut, will be paid with a $49,500 grant the village was awarded in December as part of the state’s regional economic development ...

Rangers rescue injured and lost people

State Department of Environmental Conservation forest rangers assisted numerous people in the backcountry who were lost or suffering from injuries, as well as coordinating a search that led to the discovery of a missing volunteer. --- Town of Bolton A 40-year-old man called Warren ...

Council to retire carbon credits

An Adirondack environmental group has won its bid to purchase carbon credits, all with the plan to retire the credits so fewer emissions get put into the atmosphere. The Adirondack Council purchased the credits from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. The initiative sells credits, ...

Jim Cornick takes a selfie with his son as they make their way through the streets of Washington D.C. during the 2016 Marine Corps Marathon.
(Provided photo — Jim Cornick)

Son will pull/push dad with MS through triathlon

TUPPER LAKE — Jim and Jeff Cornick had a typical and ideal father-son relationship years ago. Jeff, the son, loved being involved in sports with his father Jim. Playing basketball and riding mountain bikes were just two of many activities they enjoyed together when Jeff was growing up in ...

Local officials stand beneath a rainbow at Heaven Hill Farm in Lake Placid during a reception Wednesday attended by members of the International University Sport Federation, and members of the Lake Placid/Adirondack Global Sport Committee. Those in the photo include two-time Olympic alpine ski medalist Andrew Weibrecht, North Elba Town Councilman Jay Rand, Wilmington Town Supervisor Randy Preston, current and past ROOST board members including Ed Finnerty, Mike Beglin and Jill Cardinale, Nature Conservancy Director of Communications and Community Engagement Connie Prickett, ROOST CEO Jim McKenna, Lake Placid Mayor Craig Randall, Lake Placid Deputy Mayor Art Devlin, Clarkson University Vice President of External Relations Kelly Ogden-Chezum, ORDA Executive Vice President Jeffery Byrne and Athlete Minder CEO Mara Smith, among others.
(Enterprise photo — Antonio Olivero)

World University Games officials rave about Adirondacks as potential host

LAKE PLACID — Visiting officials from the World University Games on Wednesday lauded the Adirondacks’ potential to host its event and also noted that Lake Placid is the only host city they are currently considering for the 2023 games. Milan Augustin, director of the International ...

Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau
(Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)

Saranac Lake aims for multi-million dollar curling facility

SARANAC LAKE — This village aims to secure a grant to pay for an $8 to $9 million indoor curling facility that may also double as a multi-sport center where locals and visitors alike can take part in other forms of indoor recreation. “We’re reaching for the stars,” Saranac Lake Mayor ...

A selection of paintings by Helen Macro hangs in the Goff-Nelson Memorial Library in Tupper Lake. 
(Enterprise photo — Ben Gocker)

Goff-Nelson Memorial Library looks to raise money with donated paintings

TUPPER LAKE — There is roughly $7,000 worth of art in the basement of the Goff-Nelson Memorial Library, and it’s all up for grabs. For a price, of course. Helen Macro, a longtime Tupper Laker best known for the dress and fabric shop she ran out of her basement on Seymour Avenue, ...

DEC plans new hiking, snowmobile and ski trails

SARANAC LAKE — The state Department of Environmental Conservation’s program for the Saranac Lakes Wild Forest is a behemoth of a plan, one that entails changes to numerous existing trails around the area as well as the creation of several new paths for a wide variety of ...

APA passes resolution supporting N.Y. climate policy

RAY BROOK — At its June Adirondack Park Agency meeting, board members discussed the critical impacts of climate change on the public health, environment and economy of the Adirondack Park and passed a resolution in support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s commitment to combat climate change. ...

Broadway sidewalk work starts Monday

SARANAC LAKE — The village Department of Public Works will remove and replace a section of Broadway sidewalk next week. Crews will replace the sidewalk on the Berkeley Green side of the road from the Berkeley parking lot to Woodruff Street from Mon., June 26 through Thursday, June 29. ...

Dying mother gets wish to see daughter graduate at hospital

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A mother dying of breast cancer got her wish to see her daughter graduate from school when officials worked to bring the ceremony to her hospital room. Patricia Parrotte, of Saranac, New York, hoped to make it to Tuesday’s graduation for Samantha, but her ...

Radio Park, formerly home to Saranac Lake-based radio stations WNBZ, Y106.3 and Rock 105, looks like it’s been abandoned following owner Ted Morgan’s decision to move the studios to Plattsburgh.
(Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)

The death of local radio?

SARANAC LAKE — Radio Park looks like it’s been deserted. The weeds have grown up around the building that for years was home to Saranac Lake Radio and its stations: WNBZ, Y106.3 and Rock 105. The paint is peeling on its facade, and a bucket of trash is overturned on the front porch, ...

The Hoel Pond cartop boat launch, seen here Sunday, would see major changes if the DEC’s plan for the area goes through as envisioned. One change would be to add a wooden slide to make it easier to launch canoes and kayaks.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

DEC to upgrade parking, boat launches as part of wild forest plan

SARANAC LAKE — From trailheads to boat launches, campsites to fishing spots, the state Department of Environmental Conservation plans to make major upgrades to many of the places people access the Saranac Lakes Wild Forest. The DEC’s recently released unit management plan for much of ...

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Cuomo announces five-year contract agreement with CSEA

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Tuesday that his administration has reached a five-year contract agreement with the Civil Service Employees Association. CSEA represents more than 60,000 state government employees. The contract must now be approved and ratified by CSEA membership. Authorizing ...