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A loon on Henderson Lake with Wallface Mountain in the background.
(Provided photo — Joe Hackett)

Lost hikers, Teddy Roosevelt and more

Outdoors

Last week’s column focused on the search and eventual rescue of a soldier from Fort Drum who had become lost on St. Regis Mountain while hiking. The missing soldier, a member of the famed 10th Mountain Division, was eventually located on the second day of search efforts. He had managed to ...

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Barrett takes on Politi

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LAKE PLACID — A Lake Placid lawyer will challenge longtime elected official Roby Politi for his position as North Elba town supervisor. Brian Barrett will be on the ballot as a Democrat come Nov. 7 to take on Politi, a Lake Placid native who has served as town supervisor for the past ...

Alex Stevens, 28, of Hopewell, New Jersey
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Rangers set up wilderness base camp to continue Stevens search

Local News

A 28-year-old New Jersey man still had not been found as of late Friday afternoon, and forest rangers have set up a backcountry base camp from which to continue the search over the weekend if necessary. Deep in the High Peaks Wilderness, forest rangers from the state Department of ...

Police say they caught pharmacy burglar in the act

Local News

SARANAC LAKE — Saranac Lake police charged David A. Phelabaum, 58, of Saranac Lake with third-degree burglary, a felony, and attempted petit larceny, a misdemeanor, at 11:26 p.m. Thursday. Police responded to an alarm activation at the Post Office Pharmacy on Main Street, where they ...

Assemblyman Billy Jones
(Enterprise photo — Antonio Olivero)

Jones opens district office in Malone

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MALONE — State Assemblyman Billy Jones held an open house at his new district office here Friday. The Democratic legislator’s new office is located in the Franklin County Courthouse building at 353 West Main St., Suite 252, Malone. It will function much like his Plattsburgh office, ...

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Adirondack Health welcomes new surgeons, pediatrician

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SARANAC LAKE — Three new doctors have joined Adirondack Health’s medical staff. “As our new relationships with these three providers demonstrate, the opportunities for professional advancement and quality of life in the mountains continue to attract top-notch medical professionals to ...

Direct Support Professional Tami Cooke works with James Manning, who likes to help others — whether it’s sharing a smile or holding a door. One of the ways he participates in the community is by volunteering for the Meals On Wheels program through the Malone Adult Center.
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Citizen Advocates applauds work of direct support professionals

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MALONE — Citizen Advocates is celebrating National Direct Support Professionals Week in recognition of the vital role these specialized caregivers serve by supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in our community. Direct Support Professional Recognition ...

Alex Stevens, 28, of Hopewell, New Jersey
(Photo provided by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation)

Rangers set up wilderness base camp to continue Stevens search

Local News

A 28-year-old New Jersey man still had not been found as of late Friday afternoon, and forest rangers have set up a backcountry base camp from which to continue the search over the weekend if necessary. Deep in the High Peaks Wilderness, forest rangers from the state Department of ...

Rachel and Jason Fletcher pose in fair weather. Their home in Key West, Florida, has sustained some roof damage from 
Hurricane Irma.
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Native Saranac Lakers flee Irma

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SARANAC LAKE — Jason and Rachel Fletcher, both originally from Saranac Lake, live in Key West, Florida, although for the time being they’re hunkered down at Rachel’s parents’ place in Gulfport, Mississippi, due to the destruction brought by Hurricane Irma. “We traded the ...

Man dies after falling beside Lake Placid bridge

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LAKE PLACID — A 70-year-old visitor fell to his death while checking out the fly-fishing possibilities below a bridge near River Road, according to an Essex County coroner. It was around 5 p.m. on Tuesday when Mark Hatlee of Troy got out of his vehicle beside the one-lane, steel-deck ...

Alex Stevens, 28, of Hopewell, New Jersey
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No new signs of Stevens as search continues

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NEWCOMB — Alex Stevens still had not been found, nor any new signs of his presence, as evening approached on Thursday, the fifth day of a backcountry search for him. Today marked 13 days since Stevens, 28, of Hopewell, New Jersey, was last reported seen, on Sept. 2 deep in the High Peaks ...

Blood drive Tuesday, Sept. 19 in Tupper Lake

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TUPPER LAKE — The Red Cross will host a blood drive from 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 36 High St. Walk-ins are welcome or people can make an appointment at ww.redcrossblood.org or through the Red Cross app for iPhone and Android. Because of weather ...

Tupper Lake lineman Ben Lanthier talks to team trainer Lisa Brown on the sidelines during the Lumberjacks’ home football game Friday night against St. Lawrence Central. Lanthier, who suffered a thumb injury, is one of eight Lumberjacks who were hurt in the matchup and aren’t eligible to play in Saturday’s upcoming game against Massena, which was canceled.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Eight injuries force Lumberjacks to forfeit Saturday’s game

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TUPPER LAKE — For the first time at least in recent memory, and maybe ever, the Tupper Lake football team will forfeit a game this weekend. State rules require that a minimum of 16 players must be dressed on the sideline, and the Lumberjacks only have 15 eligible heading into Saturday’s ...

Man falls to death in Lake Placid

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LAKE PLACID — A 70-year-old visitor fell to his death while checking out the fly-fishing possibilities below a bridge near River Road, according to an Essex County coroner. It was around 5 p.m. on Tuesday when Mark Hatlee of Troy got out of his vehicle beside the one-lane, steel-deck ...

Alex Stevens, 28, of Hopewell, New Jersey
(Photo provided by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation)

No new signs of Alex Stevens as search continues near Wallface

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NEWCOMB — Alex Stevens still had not been found, nor any new signs of his presence, as evening approached on Thursday, the fifth day of a backcountry search for him. Today marked 12 days since Stevens, 28, of Hopewell, New Jersey, was last reported seen, on Sept. 2 deep in the High Peaks ...