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Saranac Lake to upgrade hydro-electric plant

SARANAC LAKE — Village officials took steps Tuesday night to upgrade the controls at the hydroelectric plant at 3 Main St. The plant, which began supplying electricity to the village in 1894, will be upgraded to increase its output — an efficiency that could pay back the construction ...

North Country Community College student Paige Hart, center, and Paul Smith’s College students Mike Gaulin, rear, and Tim Otis, peel bark off a log that will become part of a new lean-to at the NCCC Saranac Lake campus.
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NCCC, Paul Smith’s partner on outdoor classroom

SARANAC LAKE — Students and faculty from North Country Community College and Paul Smith’s College have finished construction of an outdoor classroom at North Country’s Saranac Lake campus, a project that’s further strengthened the partnership between the two Adirondack ...

Canada geese congregate in June in the Tupper Lake Municipal Park beside Raquette Pond.
(Enterprise photo — Antonio Olivero)

DEC: Mold kills dozens of geese in Malone area

MALONE — The state Department of Environmental Conservation announced this week that three dozen geese recently found dead were killed by a fungal infection likely introduced by moldy bread or grain. The DEC said the Canada geese died from aspergillosis in Rotary Pond in the Malone ...

Couple charged with embezzling $6,000 from St. Regis Falls Boy Scout troop

State police charged a St. Regis Falls couple with grand larceny on Tuesday for misappropriating over $6,000 from a financial account belonging to their local Boy Scout troop. Jessica and Jeffery Clark, both 38, had been registered in scouting since 2016 with a son in troop 8002 in St. ...

DEC offers emerald ash borer workshop for forest owners

CANTON — The state Department of Environmental Conservation will host a workshop for North Country forest owners in light of recent outbreaks of emerald ash borer insects in Franklin and St. Lawrence counties. The DEC, Cornell Cooperative Extension and the state Department of Agriculture ...

Elks host organization’s higher ups

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Elks Lodge was honored Wednesday evening by a visitation from the Grand Exalted Ruler's District Deputy Jo Ann Daigle and New York State Elk's Association State Vice President Jason Witherwax. In an apt partnership with the Saranac Lake Key Club, volunteer ...

A man looks through a telescope in August as thousands flocked to the Adirondack Public Observatory to view the solar eclipse. The observatory has been named one of four local projects that are economic development priorities by the North Country Regional Economic Council, improving their chances for state grants in a contest between New York’s various regions.
(Enterprise photo — Aaron Cerbone)

Four local projects named economic development priorities

Four Tri-Lakes enterprises have been named to a list of “priority projects” by the North Country Regional Economic Council, improving their chances for state grants in a contest between New York’s various regions. These include almost $300,000 toward an Astro-Science Center at Tupper ...

Karen and Chris Harrington stand in front of the store at 38 Broadway where they’ve worked for two decades. Recently, they sold the building to a restaurateur from Plattsburgh. 
(Enterprise photo — Glynis Hart)

K&E newsstand building sold

SARANAC LAKE — A stroll down Broadway is going to be a little different next month, as one business that has been there for decades gives way to another. K&E Enterprises, where locals stop in to pick up their newspapers, has sold the building to a restaurateur who promises to turn the ...

The Adirondack Motel, left, Lake Side Motel, center, and Lake Flower Inn, off camera to the left, sit on the site where developers plan to build the Lake Flower Resort.
(Enterprise photo — Glynis Hart)

Resort manager applies for demolition grant

SARANAC LAKE — A hotel developer hoping to put a 93-room resort on the shore of Lake Flower is applying for state funding to demolish the three motels already on the site. In a meeting of the village of Saranac Lake trustees Tuesday night, project manager Jacob Wright asked them to lend ...

Millions awarded for water upgrades in Lake Placid, Jay and Tupper Lake

As part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s $30 million grants for water improvements in the North Country, the village of Lake Placid was awarded $2.7 million for its drinking water infrastructure, along with $1.9 million to the town of Jay to repair its drinking water infrastructure and $1.65 million ...

Placid locals plan ‘Community Day’ for May

LAKE PLACID — This village, known for its volunteer community and its desire to host events for visitors, wants to throw a celebration in honor of its own hometown faithful who live here year-round. Tentatively planned for May 20, Lake Placid Community Day will combine a day full of ...

Blue Line bump-out allows for communications tower

A new communications tower will be built on a private parcel in the town of Bellmont, allowing Franklin County emergency services to get word out faster. Evolution Tower and Site Services of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, recently purchased the parcel, which touches the Adirondack Park but is ...

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Rangers stay busy as warm fall brings hikers to Adirondacks

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation forest rangers helped with wildfires and prescribed burns in the Capital Region last week as well as rescuing numerous lost and injured people throughout the Adirondack counties. --- Town of Moriah Five forest rangers responded to ...

Owner of last HoJo’s restaurant charged with sexual abuse

LAKE GEORGE (AP) — The owner of the nation's last Howard Johnson restaurant has been charged with sexually abusing or harassing more than a dozen female employees of his upstate New York business. The Warren County Sheriff's Deputy announced Wednesday that 65-year-old Jonathan LaRock ...

Chris Blanchard of the village of Saranac Lake’s Department of Public Works uses a “hydroseeding” machine, borrowed from Essex County, Friday on Keene Street to spray a mix of grass seed, mulch and fertilizer — dyed bright green — on people’s yards beside where the village reconstructed the road and put in curbs.
(Enterprise photo — Peter Crowley)

Saranac Lake DPW juggles road projects

SARANAC LAKE — It was May when this village’s Department of Public Works took apart Keene and Elm streets. Now in October, workers are almost done putting them back together again. It’s been like that with other road jobs around the village, too, such as up on Glenwood Drive, which was ...

North Elba to support rail-trail appeal

LAKE PLACID — The town of North Elba will enlist a University of Albany law school professor to, on the town’s behalf, appeal the decision of a Franklin County judge that the state’s plan to build a 34-mile rail trail from Lake Placid to Tupper Lake was “arbitrary and capricious” and ...