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Joy to the Children returns Thursday to support LPCA

LAKE PLACID — The Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa will host the 31st annual Joy to the Children benefit to support the Lake Placid Center for the Arts from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Tickets are priced at $125 per person before the event by calling the Lake Placid Center for the Arts at ...

Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Democratic governors say Republican tax bill will damage the economy

ALBANY — The governors of California and New York on Monday mounted a final effort to derail the GOP tax plan, which they say unfairly targets their states and could undermine the national economy. A legal challenge against the measure may be a possibility when and if it is signed into ...

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Pendragon kicks off ‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’ Saturday

If you go... What: “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” play by Barbara Robinson Where: Pendragon Theatre,15 Brandy Brook, Saranac Lake When: Dec. 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 10 and 17 at 2 p.m. How much: Everybody 18 years of age and older: $16, ages 6 - ...

Franklin County OKs animal cruelty task force

The Franklin County Board of Legislators approved the creation of a county-wide animal cruelty task force on Nov. 2, allowing a group of law enforcement, veterinarians and animal shelters to investigate, remedy and prosecute cases of animal abuse and neglect. The county’s previous system ...

This font, called Saranac Hand, was created by Thomas McAuliffe and inspired by Saranac Lake.
(Image provided — Thomas McAuliffe)

New font designed with Saranac Lake in mind

SARANAC LAKE — When Thomas McAuliffe set out to design a new font that emulated Saranac Lake, he used his experience here to create a feeling for the design. The result was Saranac Hand. “I wanted to name the font after the village because, to me, fonts are meant to emulate an ...

Three charged with conspiracy, petit larceny

SARANAC LAKE — State police charged Ryan M. Hart, 21, and two unnamed males, 18 and 16, all of Saranac Lake with conspiracy in the fifth degree and petit larceny, both misdemeanors, among other crimes, stemming from an event reported in North Elba on Nov. 22 at 2:10 p.m. Hart and the 16 year ...

Woman charged with Leandra’s Law after fleeing police with children in car

CHAZY — State police charged Sheena M. Kimbler, 26, of Champlain with Leandra’s Law — aggravated driving while ability impaired by drugs with a passenger younger than 15 in the vehicle — after police said she led them on a chase with two children in the vehicle. After the vehicle ...

A Cape Air employee loads one of the airline’s Cessna passenger planes at the Adirondack Regional Airport in Lake Clear.
(Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)

White Plains flights planned via Cape Air

SARANAC LAKE — Beginning March 1, 2018, passengers boarding planes at the Adirondack Regional Airport will be able to disembark in White Plains. Their tickets will include shuttle service to Midtown Manhattan. A one-way ticket to White Plains will cost around $95, and the flight will ...

At Moody Tree Farm in Gabriels, Matt (last name not given) gets ready for a big weekend. “We can't keep up with the demand,” he said. 
(Enterprise photo — Glynis Hart)

Christmas tree crisis — not

A nationwide shortage may be making Christmas tree shoppers nervous, but in New York the supply is assured. A recent headline in the Tampa Bay Times read, “Nationwide Christmas tree shortage has experts warning: buy early,” while the Wall Street Journal declared, “No Tannenbaum! ...

ROOST solicits ideas for Saranac Lake brand

SARANAC LAKE — The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism wants your input on creating a Saranac Lake brand. Residents of the Saranac Lake region will receive surveys in the mail this month. The answers to the surveys will provide ROOST with guidance on the right brand for Saranac ...

The St. Armand Town Hall towers over Bloomingdale, as seen in September 2015. (Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)

State audit faults St. Armand accounting

BLOOMINGDALE — The state comptroller’s office has released another rogues’ gallery of municipalities with financial accounting problems, and the little town of St. Armand, population 1,550, with a yearly budget of $1.6 million, is among the culprits. “Significant deficiencies ...

The Hotel Saranac ballroom is seen Nov. 28 with new chandeliers, restored oak wall paneling and — revealed underneath the old carpeting — a herringbone-pattern wood floor.
(Enterprise photo — Peter Crowley)

Hotel Saranac to open doors for new year

SARANAC LAKE — The long-awaited reopening of the Hotel Saranac on Main Street will take place on Dec. 28, according to hotel management. The hotel began hiring long ago, but as summer wore into fall, the anticipated opening got farther and farther away. Although the hotel was booking ...

Paul Smith’s sees rise in rape reports

PAUL SMITHS — Paul Smith’s College’s annual crime statistics report shows a large jump in reported rapes over the past year, a fact that college officials believe points toward a rise in reporting rather than a rise in sexual assault. With no on-campus rapes reported in 2014 and 2015, ...

Fire damages nearly two dozen buildings in Cohoes

COHOES (AP) — An inferno that destroyed or damaged nearly two dozen buildings in a city in upstate New York was sparked by an amateur bladesmith who apparently was trying to imitate something he saw on TV, officials said. The blaze broke out Thursday afternoon in downtown Cohoes, just ...

Forest rangers and volunteers conduct a briefing before heading out to search for a missing Fort Drum soldier on St. Regis Mountain in September. The union that represents rangers has been pushing the state to hire more of them in response to the state adding more than a million acres of land to the Adirondack Park in the last few decades.
(Photo provided by NYS DEC)

Rangers seek more staff, but funding issues hold up progress

RangerResolution SARANAC LAKE — State Department of Environmental Conservation forest rangers have taken their message of increased staffing needs to the street, and have so far gotten more than a half-dozen Adirondack towns to support their efforts. New York’s forest ranger force ...

Governor signs bill increasing penalties for illegal deer hunting

Late Wednesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill that would roughly double the fines illegal hunters get. The bill, which amends New York conservation law and is expected to result in a small net gain for the Department of Environmental Conservation, will double the fine for ...