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Stewart’s Shops wins Best Milk in New York

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Stewart’s Shops was named Best Milk in New York State by Cornell University’s Department of Food Science on Dairy Day, Aug. 31, at the New York State Fair. The recognition is part of Cornell’s New York State Milk Quality Improvement Program. Cornell University collected samples ...

Kratom debate reaches new level

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TUPPER LAKE — The release of a coroner’s report on the death of Tupper Lake police Sgt. Matthew Dana has been met with controversy surrounding kratom, the plant cited as the cause of death. Kratom, known scientifically as Mitragyna speciosa, is a southeast Asian plant traditionally used ...

Election inspectors Lorraine Vincent and Dean Melville look at the results from the polling center at Amos and Julia Ward Theater at 12 Parkside Road in Jay shortly after polls closed at 9 p.m. Tuesday.
(Enterprise photo — Antonio Olivero)

Segall, Mongulla win Jay Town Council Dem primary

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AuSABLE FORKS — Democrats in the town of Jay selected the two members of their party who will take on two Republican incumbents for town council seats come Election Day. Robert Segall and Kate Comegys Mongulla were the top two vote getters at the polls Tuesday, collecting 65 and 35 votes, ...

Franklin Republican caucus picks Hamm, Bartiss, DeMars

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VERMONTVILLE — Republicans in the town of Franklin had a high turnout at their caucus Monday night as they chose Don Hamm and Tom Bartiss for two town council seats, along with Jacques DeMars for highway superintendent. About 65 people squeezed into the Franklin Town Hall in Vermontville, ...

Brian Dubay of the state Department of Environmental Conservation forest rangers says he remains optimistic in a search for Alex Stevens of New Jersey.
(Enterprise photo — Glynis Hart)

Search continues for hiker missing near Wallface Mountain

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NEWCOMB — Although searchers are on their fourth day following a cold trail for a hiker who appears to have been inadequately prepared for the three days he planned to spend in the mountains, Forest Ranger Brian Dubay said Tuesday he’s always optimistic. Dubay addressed a press ...

Leisure Travel Study adds Franklin, Hamilton counties

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LAKE PLACID — In addition to showing a return of $63 for every dollar spent on marketing in 2016, the latest Leisure Travel Information Study results provide traveler demographic insight for the Adirondacks’ Essex, Franklin and Hamilton counties. For the 13th year in a row, the ...

Mercy Care Friendship Volunteer training program scheduled

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LAKE PLACID — Mercy Care for the Adirondacks is recruiting new volunteers and has scheduled a Friendship Volunteer training program in Saranac Lake on the mornings of Oct. 4 and 11. Both mornings are required to complete the training. The training sessions will be held from 9 a.m to 12:30 ...

Tupper Lake village police Sgt. Matthew Dana
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Coroner: Police sergeant died from high concentration of kratom

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TUPPER LAKE — After a month-long investigation, the coroner’s official cause of death for Tupper Lake police Sgt. Matthew Dana has been ruled as an overdose of kratom. Toxicology reports, received Friday, took longer than usual due to how uncommon it is to test for the plant from ...

Brian Dubay of the state Department of Environmental Conservation forest rangers says he remains optimistic in a search for Alex Stevens of New Jersey.
(Enterprise photo — Glynis Hart)

Searchers hope to find missing hiker

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NEWCOMB — Although searchers are following a cold trail for a hiker who appears to have been inadequately prepared for the three days he planned to spend in the mountains, Forest Ranger Brian Dubay said he’s always optimistic. Dubay addressed a press conference at noon Tuesday at the ...

Primary day in Essex County

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Democrats in Jay and Republicans in Keene and St. Armand have choices Tuesday at the ballot box. Four Democrats will challenge two Republican incumbents for their Jay Town Council seats come Election Day on Nov. 7. Polls in each town are open from noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday for ...

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

Saranac Lake man indicted on stock-trading charges

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SARANAC LAKE — A federal grand jury indicted a local businessman this summer on charges of wire fraud and securities fraud, related to stock trades he made in 2012. Mark Gillis and his wife currently own and operate Blue Line Brewery, based in Saranac Lake with a second location in ...

Placid police charge pair with robbery

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LAKE PLACID — A pair of Essex County residents face felony robbery and conspiracy charges after they allegedly robbed and attempted to assault a man they knew. Village police arrested Joshua A. Stone, 31, of Elizabethtown and Stephanie M. Colby, 32, of Westport on Thursday afternoon at a ...

Joyce Mitchell, wearing striped jail inmate's clothing, exits the Clinton County  courthouse in Plattsburgh after a sentencing hearing in September 2015. (Photo provided — Jason Cerone)

Parole denied for prison tailor who helped 2 killers escape

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ALBANY — Parole has been denied to prison tailor Joyce Mitchell, who was sweet-talked into providing hacksaw blades, chisels and other tools that two killers used in a prison break that’s the subject of a Showtime miniseries being filmed in the region where it happened. Mitchell will ...

N.Y. tweaks, renames Common Core

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ALBANY (AP) — New York education leaders have tweaked and renamed the Common Core learning standards in response to criticism over the way they were written and implemented. A Board of Regents committee on Monday approved the reworked Next Generation Learning Standards for English and ...

N.Y. submits education plan to submit for federal OK

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ALBANY (AP) — New York state’s education policy-making body has approved the plan it will submit to the U.S. Department of Education to comply with the new federal education law. The Board of Regents voted on New York’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan Monday in advance of a ...

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Former Minerva clerk imprisoned

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ELIZABETHTOWN — Jordan Green, the former clerk to the supervisor for the town of Minerva, was sentenced Monday in Essex County Court to one-and-a-third to four years in state prison and ordered to pay restitution, state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli announced. Green pleaded guilty last ...

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Winter Carnival seeks volunteers

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SARANAC LAKE — Members of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee seek volunteers to help them plan and facilitate the next 10-day festival, set for Feb. 2-11, 2018. There are many areas that people can help either in the planning before or during the carnival. Volunteers are ...