Saranac Lakers gather in the Hotel Saranac’s reopened arcade as soon as the doors open at 4 p.m. today. 
(Enterprise photo — Glynis Hart)

Restored Hotel Saranac reopens

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SARANAC LAKE — At long last, the historic Hotel Saranac reopened at 4 p.m. today, and despite the short notice, plenty of local customers showed up to welcome it back. The hotel last took guests in 2013 and was purchased by the Roedel Companies later that year for $1,475,995. The $35 ...

Dale Ernhardt Jr. (NASCAR photo)

Earnhardt still interested in trip down Lake Placid bobsled track

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Retired NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and bobsledder Nick Cunningham continued their social media conversation about a possible trip down the track at Mount Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid on Tuesday. Earnhardt, a two-time Daytona 500 winner who was named as NASCAR’s most popular ...

A riderless snowmobile is stuck in snow on the Old Mountain Road trail in February 2010.
(Photo provided — Andy Walkow)

Old Mountain Road case back in court

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LAKE PLACID — The long-running Old Mountain Road case went back to court Wednesday in Albany, where lawyers argued whether the state broke the law in claiming this town road as a wilderness trail. This time the town of North Elba is suing the state Department of Environmental Conservation ...

Artwork by Lee Ann Sporn
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‘Catching the Light’ at NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery

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SARANAC LAKE — The NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery will host an opening for “Catching the Light,” featuring the works of Kristina Mueller and Lee Ann Sporn, from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2. The exhibit will be on display during the month of February. It was inspired by the seemingly ...

Legal pot coming soon across two borders

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Colorado and Washington did it in 2012. Massachusetts and Maine did it last year. Canada and Vermont are doing it this summer. What will it mean for New Yorkers when recreational marijuana is legalized across the border, and how likely is it that it will be legalized here? Vermont Gov. ...

Towns see surplus of prepaid property taxes

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Late last month, tax collectors in North Country towns began receiving a flood of prepaid 2018 property taxes. In reaction to the federal tax reform, the governor had allowed taxpayers to deduct 2018 taxes on their 2017 income tax returns. On Dec. 21, 2017, the Franklin County Legislature ...

Two Sunmount cases postponed, one set for dismissal

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TUPPER LAKE — Three Sunmount employees charged with fighting with a resident and cover-up had their trials postponed in Tupper Lake town court Wednesday evening, with one set to be dismissed under certain circumstances. Joshua D. Beitter, 35, and Magnus S. Stalhammar, 44, both of Tupper ...

Tupper Lake to conduct hotel feasibility study

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TUPPER LAKE — This village is preparing to conduct a hotel feasibility study for a “flag hotel” somewhere along Demars Boulevard between the Oval Wood Dish Company buildings and McDonald’s. “Flag hotel” refers to a national chain hotel and Mayor Paul Maroun said there is a ...

Winter salads

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Ah, summer. It is gone – but it will come again, bringing fresh greens and sun-ripened, garden fresh, juicy tomatoes ... I shun store-bought tomatoes that have traveled in refrigerated trucks across the continent. They don’t even come close in flavor to our summer garden gems. Fresh ...


Flash floods, Mt. Marcy snowboard injury require rescues

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State Department of Environmental Conservation forest rangers rescued an injured snowboarder in the High Peaks and used air boats to help people stranded by flood waters from last week’s rain and above-normal temperatures. --- Town of Brasher On Monday, Jan. 8, forest rangers ...

Report lays out N.Y.’s options in wake of federal tax overhaul

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ALBANY — Here’s one way New York could fight back against the new federal tax code: allow people to make fully deductible charitable donations to the state in lieu of their state taxes. That’s one idea from a state report issued Wednesday that examines how New York could respond to ...

Lawmakers vote to ease propane deliveries in severe cold

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ALBANY (AP) — New York state lawmakers have passed legislation that aims to ensure timely propane deliveries during cold weather. The state Assembly voted Wednesday to enact new rules on propane sales that would allow dealers to sell or deliver propane to customers who rent propane tanks ...

10th emergency stockpile open for disaster response

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ALBANY (AP) — State officials say New York’s 10th and final emergency stockpile of disaster response supplies is now operational in western New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that the latest Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services stockpile is located in a ...

A Swiss aerials competitor twists in the early evening light during training Tuesday for this weekend’s freestyle World Cup competition in Lake Placid. The Olympic Ski Jump Complex, where the aerials event takes place on Friday and Saturday, is one of the venues operated by the Olympic Regional Development Authority. It could see upgrades as part of the New York state budget plan Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled Tuesday.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Governor goes big on winter sports venues in state budget plan

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LAKE PLACID — Tucked away in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2018-19 state budget proposal Tuesday is a huge gift for the Lake Placid area — $62.5 million in capital funding for the state Olympic Regional Development Authority. Details are scarce at this point, but state Sen. Betty Little said ...

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, left, greets Assembly Speak Carl Heastie as he delivers his 2018-19 Executive Budget Address at the New York State Museum's Clark Auditorium Tuesday. (Photo provided — Darren McGee, governor's office)

Gov. Cuomo unveils budget plan, calls for tax changes

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ALBANY — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo vowed to fight back against Washington Republicans on Tuesday with a $168 billion state budget proposal that lays out spending on schools and mass transit while also confronting greater uncertainty in federal funding. The Democrat said he’ll urge ...

More than 80 Saranac Lake residents, artists and business owners attended AMS Planning and Research’s meeting to address and make suggestions about the future of arts and culture in the village at the Saranac Lake Free Library Wednesday, Jan. 10.
(Enterprise photo — Griffin Kelly)

Study aims to capitalize on Saranac Lake arts

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SARANAC LAKE — With more than 19 venues for live music, art exhibits and educational workshops, this community has a lot of arts and culture to offer, and consultants say a more combined effort among these venues, local businesses and state organizations could have a successful economic ...

No parking in Dorsey Street lot overnight into Thursday a.m.

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SARANAC LAKE — The village of Saranac Lake Department of Public Works will close the Dorsey Street parking lot Thursday morning from 2 to 7 a.m. to clear the parking lot of snow. Any cars remaining in the parking lot after 2 a.m. will be towed at the owners expense. Cars may ...