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Lake Placid Middle-High School
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Lake Placid High School student had loaded gun, knife in school

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LAKE PLACID — A 15-year-old student at this village’s high school has been charged with a felony after having a loaded revolver and a knife inside the school Monday morning. Lake Placid High School Principal Dana Wood said Tuesday afternoon that he was alerted to the situation when ...

Northern Lights School teacher Rebecca Ciraulo helps fasten Ruth Jacobsson’s sandals after the young girl played in the sandbox Monday.
(Enterprise photo — Peter Crowley)

Student numbers down in Saranac Lake, Tupper

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School enrollment has been shrinking since the 2000s in the Tri-Lakes area, overall, and that trend continues in Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake, where the public school districts started this semester with significantly fewer students than a year ago. Meanwhile, Lake Placid, AuSable Valley ...

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NHL’s New York Rangers to practice in Lake Placid Oct. 2

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LAKE PLACID — The NHL's New York Rangers are coming to Lake Placid for a teambuilding get-away Monday, Oct. 2 and the public is welcome to watch them for free from 10 a.m. to noon at the Olympic Center's USA Rink. Space is limited. The Rangers kick off their season, Thursday, Oct. 5, ...

Bruce Kennedy and Yvon Ranger (boat 187) came from Plattsburgh and Ontario to participate in the Adirondack Canoe Classic. Boat 93, Kathleen McNamee and Dan Havens, came from Virginia.
(Enterprise photo — Glynis Hart)

Adirondack Canoe Classic Full Results

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Adirondack Canoe Classic “90-Miler” Friday, Sept. 8 to Sunday, Sept. 10 Results OPEN TOURING Name (hometown) DAY 1 DAY 2 DAY 3 TOTAL George Bellerose (Weybridge VT) 7:03:06 5:26:55 3:53:22 16:23:23 Robert Hayes (Albany) DNF DNS DNS —— Willie Janeway ...

Darcy Burman’s cosmetology classroom that will be expanded if the capital project gets voter approval. From left to right: Rose Burns, Kayley LaPierre, Morgan Streeter, Madison Vachon, Alyssa Whitney, Marissa Durham, and Kaylee Adams.
(Enterprise photo — Glynis Hart)

BOCES capital project goes to voters

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SARANAC LAKE — Enrollment at Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES (Board of Cooperative Educational Services) has grown, but the building on Route 3 in Saranac Lake that houses its classes, the Adirondack Educational Center, has not. For the first time since the building opened in 1975, FEH-BOCES ...

Justice William Hulshoff
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 Antonio Olivero)

Lake Placid judge shocks board by resigning

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LAKE PLACID — Judge William Hulshoff verbally submitted his resignation as village justice at the start of the Lake Placid Board of Trustees meeting Monday afternoon, surprising the village’s mayor, attorney and each trustee in attendance. Hulshoff was short with his words, merely ...

At the heart of the State “Great” Range trail in the High Peaks Wilderness, the changing autumn colors of Gothics’ northwest and southwest faces blends in with the changing colors as seen from the summit of neighboring Saddleback Mountain.
(Enterprise photo — Antonio Olivero)

High Peaks hues

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Cornell University professor Karl Niklas predicts bright 2017 fall foliage in New York state, based on the season’s adequate rainfall and amicable temperatures. Niklas’s research focuses on plant biology and the relationship between plants and the physical environment. “Based on ...

Newly appointed Lake Placid village Clerk Anita Estling, right, poses for a photo with retiring Clerk Ellen Clark after Estling was formally appointed to the position at the village’s Board of Trustees meeting Monday evening.
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Lake Placid appoints new village clerk

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LAKE PLACID — This village’s Board of Trustees appointed Anita Estling, currently the part-time administrative assistant to Mayor Craig Randall, to be its next village clerk. Estling will begin her new role on Sept. 30. Clark announced her retirement from the position in a resignation ...

2016 Teddy Bear Picnic parade
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Lake Placid Kiwanis Club hosts Teddy Bear Picnic Sunday

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LAKE PLACID — Kiwanis Club of Lake Placid members are inviting families to enjoy a day at the Hillcrest Avenue park during their annual Teddy Bear Picnic, starting at 11:30 a.m. Sunday. “If you have bears, gently used, you can bring them to the NBT [Bank] branches prior to Friday, ...

Paving will begin on Route 73 in Keene this week

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Motorists are advised to watch for single alternating lanes controlled by flaggers on three separate stretches of state Route 73 in the town of Keene later this week as paving work gets underway by the state Department of Transportation. The alternating-lane segments — each roughly one ...

Hydrant flushing in Tupper Lake

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TUPPER LAKE — The water department will be flushing hydrants around the village through Sept. 29. During this time, people may experience low water pressure and/or dirty and cloudy water. If this happens, it is advised that people let their water run for several minutes until it ...

Maj. John Tibbits, front, commander of New York State Police Troop B, and Eric Lahr, division director of the state forest ranger program, speak Monday afternoon in Newcomb about finding the body of Alex Stevens, 28, in the High Peaks Wilderness.
(Photo provided — Brian Mann, North Country Public Radio)

Body of missing hiker found near Wallface Mountain

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Forest rangers on Monday located the body of Alex Stevens, the 28-year-old hiker who has been missing since Sept. 2, on a scree field near Wallface Pond, in the vicinity of Wallface Mountain. The Hopewell, New Jersey, resident had set out for a three-day hike in the High Peaks Wilderness ...

A search map shows where Alex Stevens was found, marked with a red X, as well as colored circles with "c"s marking "clues" he left behind, as seen Monday at a press conference in Newcomb. Search officials did not talk about these clues.
(Photo provided — Brian Mann, North Country Public Radio)

Body of missing hiker found near Wallface Mountain (update)

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Forest rangers on Monday located the body of Alex Stevens, the 28-year-old hiker who has been missing since Sept. 2, on a scree field near Wallface Pond, in the vicinity of Wallface Mountain. The Hopewell, New Jersey, resident had set out for a three-day hike in the High Peaks Wilderness ...

A Danko Construction worker walks over the foundation of the well’s future pump house, which will bring water 3 miles down Kildare Road to connect with the existing water system in Tupper Lake.
(Enterprise photo — Aaron Cerbone)

Well water construction moves forward in Tupper

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TUPPER LAKE — Construction of the new $6 million well water system is flowing swiftly as pipe connecting the well to the village’s water lines is laid and two pump station buildings are being built. North Country Contractors has laid around 5,000 of the 15,000 feet of pipe needed to ...

DEC to host trout stream meeting

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PLATTSBURGH — The state Department of Environmental Conservation is hosting a public meeting on trout stream management on Tuesday, Sept. 26. The meeting is part of a series the DEC is putting on around the state this year. Starting at 7 p.m., DEC staff will give a presentation on current ...

DEC proposes new access road

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The state Department of Environmental Conservation is proposing a new road in St. Lawrence County to connect two conservation easements. The proposed 1.25-mile road would connect the Kildare and Five Mile easement lands in the town of Hopkinton. The road would provide access to miles of ...

N.Y. gets an ‘F’ for budget practices

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ALBANY (AP) — A new report from a fiscal watchdog group is slamming New York state’s financial practices. The Chicago-based group Truth in Reporting gives the state a grade of “F’’ in its new 50-state analysis of government spending and budgeting. Specifically, the report’s ...

Adirondack Correctional Facility in Ray Brook, seen from Haystack Mountain, looks remarkably unchanged from its origin as a state tuberculosis hospital. The state will convert the medium-security men’s prison to a juvenile detention center to accommodate a new law that raises the age of criminal responsibility from 16 to 18.
(Photo provided — Marc Wanner, Historic Saranac Lake)

NY will convert Ray Brook prison for teen offenders

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RAY BROOK — The Adirondack Correctional Facility will become a prison for 16- and 17-year-old offenders by October 2018, losing its adult male population while keeping the 150 people it employs. The change correlates with New York state’s Raise the Age legislation, which was included in ...

The High Peaks can be seen from the fire tower cabin on Belfry Mountain, which is one of four hikes that make up the Moriah Challenge.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Four hikes of the Moriah Challenge

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MORIAH – Earlier this summer, the Moriah Chamber of Commerce announced a new hiking challenge, ala the 46ers and Saranac Lake 6er programs. The challenge requires hikers to take on four different walks around Moriah. There are a few mountains and a scenic pond in the mix, and these ...