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Yinchun Liu, the deputy secretary general of the People's Government of Beijing, right, speaks Thursday during a visit to the Lake Placid Olympic Training Center by several members of the World Union of Olympic Cities.
(Enterprise photo — Antonio Olivero)

Asian Olympic officials learn from Lake Placid visit

LAKE PLACID — Dozens of people, be it visiting international members of the World Union of Olympic Cities or the entourages that came along with them, shared fawning praise of this village’s embodiment of its Olympic legacy Thursday. Seated in the middle, with reps from Olympic cities ...

Joseph DeFuria of the Harrietstown Highway Department grades new ski trails at Dewey Mountain Recreation Center just outside Saranac Lake.
(Enterprise photo — Glynis Hart)

Dewey Mountain cuts new trails on new land

SARANAC LAKE — For the first time in almost 20 years, completely new ski trails are being added to the Dewey Mountain Recreation Center. Thirty acres, once slated for a housing development near Mulflur Road, is becoming ski and mountain biking terrain. Adirondack Lakes & Trails ...

A sign posted at the Lake Placid village beach Wednesday informed people of a sewer leak and asks them to avoid swimming in the water. A day later, the state Department of Health gave the all-clear after judging Mirror Lake to be clean and safe.
(Enterprise photo — 
Antonio Olivero)

After sewage spill, Health Department gives Mirror Lake thumbs up

LAKE PLACID — A day after this village posted signs discouraging people to avoid swimming in Mirror Lake, its elected leaders gave the all-clear following a state Department of Health thumbs-up. The DOH informed village officials Thursday afternoon that Mirror Lake was clean and safe ...

Rep. Elise Stefanik

Stefanik helps maintain funds for rural health centers

PLATTSBURGH — U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik has played a major role in efforts to maintain federal funding for rural health centers, many of which operate in the North Country. Stefanik, R-Willsboro, was an original co-sponsor of legislation that will extend funding for community health ...

Environmental conservation officer busts bear baiter

On Friday, Sept. 22, three state environmental conservation officers began an investigation into the possible illegal shooting of a black bear in the town of Day, in north Saratoga County in the Adirondacks. ECOs Shaw, Higgins and Kelley interviewed a man who said he had shot the bear in ...


‘Healthy Everyday’ intended to be fun, educational night out

SARANAC LAKE — Adirondack Health invites the community to learn about turning a busy lifestyle into a healthy one at its free Community Health Forum. In previous years, this event was called the Adirondack Health Symposium, but along with a new name, this year’s event will be held at a ...

Copy of Declaration of Independence to be sold

POTSDAM (AP) — A recently discovered early copy of the Declaration of Independence, printed on July 9, 1776, will be auctioned off next month in upstate New York. Manhattan printer John Holt made 500 copies of the document in 1776, and before now only four were known to survive. The New ...

Broadway is packed with people watching the 2016 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Gala Parade.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Carnival adjusts theme to be culturally sensitive

SARANAC LAKE — Organizers of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival have decided to modify next year’s theme after an earlier choice of theme was rejected by some who found it culturally insensitive. Instead of “Adirondack Fiesta,” the theme will be “Adirondack Festival” in February ...

Cascade Mountain is seen from the Mount Van Hoevenberg cross-country ski center, where hikers will access the trails this holiday weekend for Cascade, Porter and Pitchoff mountains.
(Enterprise photo — Andy Flynn)

New trail to Cascade Mountain cuts through private land

LAKE PLACID — Hikers will walk through private as well as public land as they hike to some of the state’s most popular mountains this Columbus Day weekend. To avoid overcrowding of cars and people at the trailhead for Cascade, Porter and Pitchoff mountains on state Route 73, state ...

A sign posted at the Lake Placid village beach Wednesday informs people of a sewer leak and asks them to avoid swimming in the water.
(Enterprise photo — Antonio Olivero)

Hole in old sewer line leads to leak into Mirror Lake

LAKE PLACID — A sewage leak into Mirror Lake occurred recently due to a hole in an old, unused pipe within the more than century-old sewer line infrastructure underneath this village’s Main Street. The village’s Department of Public Works has since repaired the hole, effectively ...

Placid awards Main Street work that will wait until spring

LAKE PLACID — The village board of trustees has awarded a bid to complete much-needed sanitary sewer improvements, but that work will now wait until spring. Officials had hoped it would commence this fall. W.M. Schultz Construction of Ballston Spa has been hired as the contractor for the ...


Ex-Dannemora prison worker faces sex abuse charges

DANNEMORA (AP) — Authorities say a woman who worked at the New York prison where another female employee aided the escape of two killers has been charged with having sex with an inmate. State police say the charges against former Clinton Correctional Facility employee Denise Prell include ...

From left, state Assemblyman Billy Jones, Paul Smith’s College President Cathy Dove, North Country Community College President Steve Tyrell and Michelle Snyder of Clinton Community College talk Tuesday at an education roundtable held at CCC in Plattsburgh. 
(Enterprise photo — Glynis Hart)

Brainstorming for higher education

PLATTSBURGH — Higher education leaders from northeastern New York gathered Tuesday to brainstorm strategies for increasing enrollment. State Assemblyman Billy Jones, D-Chateaugay, and Clinton Community College sponsored the roundtable, which included administrators of North Country ...

Citizen Advocates’ counselor Shanzy Carter-Martinez is available to meet with North Country Community College students at her office in Hodson Hall on the college’s Saranac Lake campus.
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NCCC, Citizen Advocates open counseling office at college

SARANAC LAKE — North Country Community College and Citizen Advocates have formed a unique partnership to provide students mental health and substance abuse counseling on the college’s Saranac Lake campus. The new counseling service is an extension of Citizen Advocates’ outpatient ...

Watertown tapped to receive $10M for downtown revitalization

WATERTOWN — Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday inside the Masonic Temple that the city will receive $10 million from the Downtown Revitalization Initiative. The governor gave his announcement speech to a large crowd of local officials and stakeholders packed inside the temple’s ...

Sen. Rubio: Remove communist U.S. soldier from officer ranks

FORT DRUM (AP) — U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is calling for an apparent pro-communist U.S. soldier to lose his commission as an officer. In a letter to Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy, the Florida Republican says the Pentagon should remove 2nd Lt. Spenser Rapone from officer ranks while pursuing ...

New England thrush species will not be listed as endangered

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services says a migratory songbird that summers in the northeastern United States does not warrant listing under the Endangered Species Act. The service was considering the possibility of a listing for the Bicknell’s thrush, which also ...

A flooded area of southeast Texas is seen from a drone piloted by New York state Forest Ranger Bruce Lomnitzer of Indian Lake during his work last month assisting people and locations damaged by Hurricane Harvey. The state Department of Environmental Conservation has also deployed rangers and drones to help with efforts in Puerto Rico after it was ravaged by Hurricane Maria.
(Photo provided by DEC)

Drones will transform what DEC can do

KEENE — Six years after Tropical Storm Irene stalled above the Adirondack High Peaks region and deluged the area with rain — to the point where numerous bridges buckled and communities flooded — the potential of another devastating flooding event of this magnitude is on the minds of ...

Probate researcher Brice Routier, left, shares documents with Shirley Hosler, who turned 81 Tuesday, while a cameraman from TVF1 films the proceedings at the Adirondack Daily Enterprise.
(Enterprise photo — Glynis Hart)

French TV crew visits good Samaritan Shirley Hosler

SARANAC LAKE — Almost everybody in this village knows Shirley Hosler. Now people in France might learn of her, too. The former manager of the St. Bernard’s thrift shop and queen of the annual Winter Carnival in 1994, Shirley, as she’s known, can be found most days soliciting funds for ...