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Remains found in woods are missing man, 24

Local News

DIANA (AP) — The family of a man who disappeared in northern New York earlier this year says his remains have been found in a heavily wooded area. Relatives of Kenneth McCall tell WWNY-TV in Watertown that state forest rangers told them that the remains discovered Tuesday in the Lewis ...

Locals and visitors gather at Lake Placid Pub and Brewery during the power outage Monday night to enjoy beer, warmth and entertainment.
(Enterprise photo — Griffin Kelly)

Making the most of the blackout

Local News

LAKE PLACID — Monday night’s scheduled power outage may have seemed like an inconvenience for some, but it was a party for others. While the rest of the village was a dark and quite version of itself, the Lake Placid Pub and Brewery held its Blackout Party full of beer, glow sticks ...

State police personnel work Monday morning to reconstruct a collision between this Toyota Matrix and a pedestrian, who died, on state Route 86 at the intersection of Old Ray Brook Road. (Enterprise photo — Peter Crowley)

Police identify collision victim

Local News

RAY BROOK — A car-pedestrian collision early Monday morning claimed the life of group home resident Robert Tomlinson. State police say a 2010 Toyota Matrix operated by Michael Lynch, 55, of Verdun, Quebec, struck Tomlinson, 59, at the intersection of state Route 86 and Old Ray Brook Road ...

Help for heating bills is out there

Local News

With the winter of 2018 predicted to be colder than last year across the country and energy prices rising, North Country residents can expect to pay more to keep warm this year. But what if you can’t pay? Stephanie Snow, Essex County’s director of eligibility for the federal Home ...

Mysterious boom came from supersonic fighter jet

Local News

SARANAC LAKE — A loud noise that shook windows and vibrated buildings around 10 a.m. Thursday was a sonic boom from a fighter jet. A spokesman for the Vermont National Guard confirmed that the noise came from a supersonic flight check of a F-16 Fighting Falcon by the guard’s 158th ...

Mother given prison time for toddler son’s death

Local News

PLATTSBURGH — An AuSable Forks woman was given prison time Monday for the death of her 2-year-old son. The Press-Republican of Plattsburgh reports that Clinton County Court Judge Keith Bruno sentenced 22-year-old Patricia Giddings to four to 12 years in prison Monday morning. Giddings ...

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, center, smiles with Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro, Monday at King Brothers Dairy Farm in Northumberland, Saratoga County. Michael Bittel, right, led a question-and-answer session.
(Photo provided — Adam Colver, Post-Star)

Agriculture secretary takes milk break in upstate NY

Local News

NORTHUMBERLAND — Farmers talked taxes, trade, minimum wage, hemp and the future of farming on Monday as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue visited King Brothers Dairy Farm in Saratoga County. During a question-and-answer session, Perdue stressed the need for better communication ...

Area All-State Music Festival is in Lake Placid

Weekender A&E

LAKE PLACID — The New York State School Music Association will present the 2017 Area All-State Music Festival at the Olympic Conference Center in Lake Placid at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18. High School students from Clinton, Franklin and Essex counties will be featured in Mixed Chorus ...

DEC closes Prospect Mountain road

Local News

LAKE GEORGE — The state Department of Environmental Conservation announced late last week that it was closing the Prospect Mountain Veterans Memorial Highway for the season. The 5.5-mile road closes for the winter due to ice and snow, but the public can expect it to reopen in the spring. ...

State police personnel work Monday morning to reconstruct a collision between this Toyota Matrix and a pedestrian, who died, on state Route 86 at the intersection of Old Ray Brook Road. (Enterprise photo — Peter Crowley)

Police identify collision victim

Local News

RAY BROOK — A car-pedestrian collision early Monday morning claimed the life of group home resident Robert Tomlinson. State police say a 2010 Toyota Matrix operated by Michael Lynch, 55, of Verdun, Quebec, struck Tomlinson, 59, at the intersection of state Route 86 and Old Ray Brook Road ...

Boom came from supersonic fighter jet

Local News

SARANAC LAKE — A loud noise that shook windows and vibrated buildings around 10 a.m. Thursday was a sonic boom from a fighter jet. A spokesman for the Vermont National Guard confirmed that the noise came from a supersonic flight check of a F-16 Fighting Falcon by the guard's 158th Fighter ...

Harrietstown: Sticker shock over airport paving

Local News

SARANAC LAKE — The Harrietstown town board reluctantly approved a change order for paving work at the airport Thursday night, adding $25,219 to the total bill for services. Town Supervisor Mike Kilroy voted no, expressing his annoyance with the contractor, Passero Associates. ...

Lake Placid village Mayor Craig Randall (Photo provided)

Lake Placid mayor responds to criticism on events

Local News

LAKE PLACID — In a recent letter to the editor, Charles Walsh of Lake Placid voiced concerns with the Adirondack North Country Global Sports Committee’s $300,000 bid to have the 2023 World University Winter Games in Lake Placid. The ANCGSC has also secured Lake Placid as the location ...

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Brighton is first town to endorse forest ranger hiring

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PAUL SMITHS — At its board meeting Thursday, the town of Brighton became the first Adirondack municipality to pass a resolution in favor of increasing the number of forest rangers that patrol the state’s backcountry, most of which is inside the Adirondack Blue Line. Scott Sabo, the ...

Town of Tupper stays under tax cap

Local News

TUPPER LAKE — The Tupper Lake town board voted unanimously Oct. 9 to rescind a proposed local law which would override the tax cap as the final budget will stay under the tax cap. An earlier draft of the town’s budget was approximately $5,600 over the cap according to town supervisor ...

State police personnel work Monday morning to reconstruct a collision between this Toyota Matrix and a pedestrian, who died, on state Route 86 at the intersection of Old Ray Brook Road. (Enterprise photo — Peter Crowley)

Police investigate after car hits, kills pedestrian

Local News

RAY BROOK — State police are investigating a fatal collision in which a car hit and killed a pedestrian early this morning on state Route 86 at the intersection of Old Ray Brook Road. A man driving a Toyota Matrix with Quebec license plates hit a male pedestrian while driving from ...

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Van Nortwicks sent three brothers overseas during WWII

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SARANAC LAKE — Since the Civil War, and possibly before that, the Van Nortwick family of Saranac Lake has been sending its young men to war. Their house, still in the family, stands at what used to be 46 Lake Flower Ave., now 291. In Pine Ridge Cemetery, 21 Van Nortwicks are buried, ...

Hundreds of cars line the sides of state Route 73 outside of Lake Placid during Labor Day weekend last year. The DEC is proposing a 50-car parking area at Mount Van Hoevenberg to alleviate the congestion at Pitchoff and Cascade mountains.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

DEC examines Sentinel Range Wilderness

Outdoors

LAKE PLACID — The state Department of Environmental Conservation released its proposed unit management plan for about 23,000 acres of land in Jay, Wilmington and North Elba this week, and is seeking public input on the UMP until late December. The Sentinel Range Wilderness area outside ...