Brad Batty, of Redford, paddles along Turtle Pond last Saturday as Long Pond Mountain rises behind him.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Paddle to a one-of-a-kind hike


I honestly thought we would be all alone at the top of Long Pond Mountain, so to say I was surprised to see three other canoes at the trailhead would be an understatement. My uncle Brad and I set out early on Saturday morning, after a breakfast of fresh eggs and bacon. We drove down to ...

Saranac Lake High School seniors Andrea Boon, left, Josh Howland, third from left, and Brooke Smith, right, join instructor Clarence Brockway inside a tiny home their class built.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Tiny house, big lesson

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SARANAC LAKE — Tiny homes have gained in popularity in recent years, not only as fun little nooks and treehouses in a family’s backyard, but as homes. Local businesses build them, and so do students at the local trade school. Businesses such as Adirondack White Pine Cabins ...

Hatcheries are the lifeblood of sport fishing industry


The Seth Green State Hatchery located on Spring Brook in Caledonia County, New York, is the oldest fish hatchery in the country Established in 1864, the hatchery continues to provide brook, brown and rainbow trout as it has for more than a century. There are currently dozens of other ...


State land bank lingers in Albany

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Though the state legislative session ended Wednesday, the North Country’s Sen. Betty Little and Assemblyman Billy Jones say they anticipate lawmakers will return to Albany and might pass a land bank for the Adirondack and Catskill Forest Preserves. The Senate and Assembly almost ...

Saranac Lake High School Class of 2017 members, from left,  Logan Purner, Aaron Hesseltine, Iris Glinski and David Tracy gather for a photo following Friday’s commencement ceremony.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

SL grads described as ‘hard working, compassionate’

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SARANAC LAKE — In front of a packed house of family, friends, teachers and other members of the community, members of Saranac Lake’s Class of 2017 joyfully completed their final two hours as high schoolers. The largest senior class the high school will see in years to come, 111 ...

Senior class President Logan Savage, who delivered the evening’s salutatorian address, hugs his father Chris Savage at the close of Tupper Lake High School’s commencement ceremony Friday.
(Enterprise photo — Ben Gocker)

Tupper grads say goodbye

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TUPPER LAKE — As if in a piece of stagecraft, 47 chairs with 47 bouquets of roses beneath them sat empty in the center of the Tupper Lake Middle/High School gym before this year’s commencement ceremony began, foreshadowing the absence soon to be felt by the community with the departure ...


Lake Placid graduation speaker: Stay attentive

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LAKE PLACID — As he took the podium at the Conference Center, Bill Beaney brought with him a tall, rolled-up cylinder of white posterboard. Moments later, the retired Middlebury College hockey coach unfurled a nine-square tic-tac-toe board. As he held it up, the 1969 Lake Placid graduate ...

Craig Zeldow (Photo provided)

Family members still seek missing man

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SARANAC LAKE — Family members of Craig Zeldow haven’t given up their search for him, more than eight months after he disappeared and was last seen in this village. His sister-in-law Janice Akins plans to travel here next month from her home in southern California to post ...

Placid pairs with county on workers’ comp

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LAKE PLACID — This village will join the Essex County self-insurance plan to provide workers’ compensation benefits through a new provider, Public Employer Risk Management Association. Lake Placid Treasurer Paul Ellis said the village would save approximately $96,000 by joining the ...

DEC looks for input on plan for state land in St. Lawrence Co.

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The state Department of Environmental Conservation is seeking public input on a plan for more than 16,000 acres of state land in central St. Lawrence County. DEC released the St. Lawrence Foothills Unit Management Plan last week. It calls for new trails, parking areas and lean-tos on lands ...

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 ...

John Nicholson and Leslie Dame perform in Pendragon Theatre’s “Fiction.”
(Photo provided — Burdette Parks)

‘Fiction’ continues tonight, Friday, Sunday at Pendragon

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SARANAC LAKE — Last summer, Pendragon collected play titles suggested by audience members. Pendragon’s Executive Artistic Director Karen Kirkham reviewed those titles and chose six of them to be presented in November 2016 on Tuesday and Thursday evenings as readings. Audiences then ...

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

Saranac Lake aims for multi-million dollar curling facility

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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 ...

Kat Wright
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Soul Night kicks off Songs at Mirror Lake music series Tuesday

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LAKE PLACID — Songs at Mirror Lake will kick off its seven-week series Tuesday, June 27 with Soul Night with Kat Wright. Wright has been described as “a young Bonnie Raitt meets Amy Winehouse." The Pines Inn Songs at Mirror Lake Music Series presented by Adirondack “By Owner” is ...