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‘In the Shadow of a Giant’ release party Saturday

Weekender A&E

LAKE PLACID — There will be a special launching of a new book, “In the Shadow of a Giant” at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18 at the Crowne Plaza. The event also commemorates a local business that was part of the community about 50 years ago, Paleface Ski Center and Dude ...

Mark Gillis in March 2012 (Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)

Local businessman pleads guilty to securities fraud

Local News

SARANAC LAKE — Blue Line Brewery owner and former stockbroker Mark Gillis of Saranac Lake pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to securities fraud relating to stock trades he made in 2012. Gillis, who has been cooperating with authorities, will be sentenced in April. Gillis was ...

Dress up for a good cause at one of the area Turkey Trots.
(Photo provided — Diane Chase)

Food Pantries, scholarships and Thanksgiving Day turkey trots

Weekender A&E

It is difficult to imagine not being able to open the fridge and have numerous choices. My pantry is full of food and my children have never known a real day of hunger. Now that the weather is getting cold, neighbors and community members require even more assistance. Food pantries and grocery ...

Whiteface Mountain Ski Center in Wilmington makes snow on Monday.
(Photo provided by ORDA)

Skiing starts Saturday

Local News

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that the state Olympic Regional Development Authority will open the Whiteface and Gore mountain ski centers on Saturday, almost a week ahead of schedule. Crews at Whiteface in Wilmington and Gore in North Creek began making snow on Nov. 7, giving them a ...

(Berggren photo provided from his website, Ellis photo from YouTube "Keeping Tracks" video)

Dueling train songs

Local News

A dispute over train car storage in North Creek has switched from train tracks to music tracks as Adirondack folk songwriter Dan Berggren and Iowa Pacific Holdings CEO Ed Ellis trade songs debating the issue. Equipped with guitars, the melody from “Home on the Range” and biting lyrics on ...

Whiteface Mountain Ski Center in Wilmington makes snow on Monday.
(Photo provided by ORDA)

Skiing starts Saturday

Local News

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that the state Olympic Regional Development Authority will open the Whiteface and Gore mountain ski centers on Saturday, almost a week ahead of schedule. Crews at Whiteface in Wilmington and Gore in North Creek began making snow on Nov. 7, giving ...

Garrett Kopp, the 19-year-old Tupper Laker behind the Birch Boys chaga tea company, holds a large 10-year-old lump of the unusual mushroom in his drying room where chaga is dehydrated before being ground into a powder.
(Enterprise photo — Aaron Cerbone)

Tupper’s Birch Boys chaga tea business expanding

Local News

TUPPER LAKE — Garrett Kopp is motivated by mushrooms. The 19-year-old Tupper Laker has built a tea business around one specific fungi, chaga, and is now crowdfunding to bring his operation from a basement at 123 Park St. to all corners of the nation and the world. Ever since he ...

Mark Gillis in March 2012 (Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)

Local businessman pleads guilty to securities fraud

Local News

SARANAC LAKE — Blue Line Brewery owner and former stockbroker Mark Gillis of Saranac Lake pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to securities fraud relating to stock trades he made in 2012. Gillis, who has been cooperating with authorities, will be sentenced in April. Gillis was ...

Route map for next Cycle Adirondacks, Aug. 18 to 24, 2018

2018 route announced for Cycle Ad’ks

Local News

NORTH CREEK — Speculator, Inlet and North Creek will be featured stops on Cycle Adirondacks’ 2018 tour route, unveiled Tuesday afternoon. The announcement festivities took place at Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek, and the event was also live–streamed on Cycle ...

Last Year’s Patrons’ Pick 
winner: “Fiction” by Steven Dietz.
(Photo provided —
Burdette Parks)

Pendragon lets locals pick the play

Local News

SARANAC LAKE — For the past two years, the show that kicks off the season at the Pendragon Theatre has been selected by popular vote. Anyone who would like to weigh in can drop by the theater at 15 Brandy Brook in Saranac Lake at 7 p.m. this Saturday for the Patrons’ Pick Play Readings ...

Kratom, a Southeast Asian plant in the coffee family, is currently under investigation by the Food and Drug Administration after the Drug Enforcement Agency considered reclassifying it as a Schedule I drug. 	 

(Enterprise photo — Aaron Cerbone)

FDA advises against use of kratom

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The federal Food and Drug Administration issued an advisory Tuesday morning warning consumers about the potential health risks of kratom. This advisory comes in the midst of the administration’s eight-factor analysis of the Southeast Asian plant, which the Drug Enforcement Agency ...

Devinne Meyers is an established singer-
songwriter from Binghamton who will 
perform at 20 Main in AuSable Forks 
Saturday.
(Photo provided by Devinne Meyers)

Devinne Meyers sings of family and silver linings

Local News

There’s a bar called the Poor House Saloon in Jefferson, Louisiana. One of the locals is Hughie, an old guy who drinks nothing but white Russians. After Hughie learned that Devinne Meyers, a 20-something from Binghamton, New York, plays music, he said, “Well I’ve got a guitar. Why ...

Saranac Lake plans to add car charging station

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SARANAC LAKE — The village will add a charging station for electric cars, thanks to a grant from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the village’s past efforts to become a Clean Energy Community. The charging station will provide two outlets for people to ...

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Rangers find lost hunter, hikers

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By the Enterprise staff State Department of Environmental Conservation forest rangers searched last week for a man who was worried about winter conditions in the High Peaks but walked out on his own, as well as locating a missing hunter, a lost and hypothermic teenager, and other ...

Tupper Lake town budget maintains flat tax rate

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TUPPER LAKE — This town’s tentative 2018 budget would basically keep taxes flat. Residents have a chance to review the budget before 5:30 p.m. Thursday, when board members are expected to vote on it at the town hall. If the budget passes, town property owners outside the village of ...

APA hosts monthly meeting Thursday

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Correction --- In the story titled “Ad’k Park Agency to hear about four small projects” on page A3 of Tuesday’s Enterprise, the October agenda for the agency’s Regulatory Programs Committee was accidentally described in place of the committee’s November agenda. The correct ...