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Dewey Mountain recreation center gains more acreage

SARANAC LAKE — Dewey Mountain Recreation Center is gaining more acreage. Dewey Mountain Friends has negotiated a deal to acquire, using funds it raised, a 13-acre parcel of land on the eastern border of the country ski, snowshoe and mountain bike center. The town of Harrietstown will take ...

67-year-old Stephen Sattler and 64-year-old Edward Sattler, who died when their snowmobiles went through the ice over the weekend on Raquette Pond  in Tupper Lake.
(Photo provided)

Families in shock after brothers are killed in snowmobile accident

BLASDELL — Family members of two Blasdell men are still in shock after the brothers died in a snowmobiling accident in Tupper Lake. The bodies of 67-year-old Stephen Sattler and 64-year-old Edward Sattler were found around 10:30 a.m. Monday in Raquette Pond. Family members knew ...

Autopsy reveals drowning killed snowmobilers

Two brothers from western New York died of drowning after their snowmobiles went through the ice on Raquette Pond in Tupper Lake over the weekend, according to autopsy results released Tuesday by state police. Franklin County Coroner Shaun Stuart rules the deaths accidental. Dr. C. Francis ...

Keith Kathan, right, and Aiden Martell of Northville show off a 2.2-pound northern pike they caught during the annual Northern Challenge Ice Fishing Derby on Lake Simon Saturday in Tupper Lake.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Northern Challenge tourney draws more than 1,300 fishermen

TUPPER LAKE — Under cloudy skies with hints of blue here and there, a veritable city popped up on the ice of Lake Simon Saturday. Organizers said more than 1,300 people registered to fish, and that doesn’t include the non-fishing family and friends. As snowmobiles and ...

Public meeting Tuesday for World University Games delegation

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid/Adirondacks World University Games delegation will discuss their impressions of the 2017 games from 8 to 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14 at the Conference Center at Lake Placid, 2608 Main St. The group returned on Sunday, Feb. 5, following a four-day, fact-finding ...

Autopsy: Snowmobilers died from drowning

Two brothers from western New York died of drowning after their snowmobiles went through the ice on Raquette Pond in Tupper Lake over the weekend, according to autopsy results released Tuesday by state police. Franklin County Coroner Shaun Stuart rules the deaths accidental. Dr. C. Francis ...

Shannon Bresett
(Photo provided by New York State Police)

Police: Saranac Lake woman embezzled from search-rescue group

A Saranac Lake woman was arrested Tuesday for allegedly stealing $20,000 from a nonprofit search-and-rescue organization she co-founded. Shannon C. Bresett, 42, was charged with third-degree grand larceny, a class D felony. State police said the charge dates to Aug. 30, 2016, when ...

DEC reschedules Hammond Pond meeting

NORTH HUDSON — The state Department of Environmental Conservation has rescheduled a public meeting on changes to the Hammond Pond Wild Forest Unit Management Plan. DEC will host the public to gather input on the UMP next Thursday, Feb. 16 at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at the North ...

A state police helicopter and a rescue air boat prepare to pull a body from frozen Raquette Pond Monday in Tupper Lake.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Brothers’ bodies pulled from water of Raquette Pond

TUPPER LAKE — Two brothers from the Buffalo area died when their snowmobiles fell through the ice of Raquette Pond. State police identified the two men as Stephen Sattler, 67, and Edward Sattler, 64, brothers from Blasdell, in Erie County. State police Sgt. John Neeley said the men had ...

Big agenda set for APA meeting

RAY BROOK — The state Adirondack Park Agency board will tackle a full agenda this week, including a possible decision on the Lake Flower Resort and staff reports on the Boreas Ponds tract. Starting at 9 a.m. Thursday, the board will meet at agency headquarters in Ray Brook. The first ...

Rangers rescue hikers lost on Algonquin Peak

State Department of Environmental Conservation forest rangers rescued two women who encountered white-out conditions on Algonquin Peak last week, among other rescues. Town of Fort Ann On Tuesday, Jan. 31, a 16-year-old male was reported missing after getting separated from his hiking ...

A state police helicopter and a rescue air boat prepare to pull a body from frozen Raquette Pond Monday in Tupper Lake.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Brothers’ bodies pulled from water of Raquette Pond

TUPPER LAKE — Two brothers from the Buffalo area died when their snowmobiles fell through the ice of Raquette Pond. State police identified the two men as Stephen Sattler, 67, and Edward Sattler, 63, brothers from Blasdell, in Erie County. State police Sgt. John ...

Woman rescued from ice near Oseetah Lake

SARANAC LAKE — Saranac Lake firefighters rescued a woman who spent more than an hour partially submerged and clinging to her four-wheeler after it crashed through the ice near Oseetah Lake late Saturday night. Shelly Hough of Saranac Lake was treated for hypothermia and released from ...

Wayne LaPierre, in SCUBA gear, swims in the frigid water of the Raquette River in Tupper Lake Saturday to try to hook one of two machines that had gone through the ice earlier that morning.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Men fall through ice Saturday in Tupper Lake; all OK

TUPPER LAKE — Three men on their way to the Northern Challenge Ice Fishing Derby fell through the ice on the Raquette River early Saturday morning but managed to escape serious harm, according to the wife of one of the men. Rob Wolbert was driving a four-wheeler across the frozen ...

When contractors net or tranquilize a moose, they secure its legs and cover its eyes to keep the animal calm and protect the researchers.
(Photo by David Rivers, Native Range Capture Services)

DEC continues its moose research

The state Department of Environmental Conservation continued its study of moose in the Adirondacks last month, collaring several of the animals in late January. For the last few years, the DEC has hired a contractor to use aerial surveys to locate moose. Once the contractor finds ...