Politics

Cuomo: $8M to upgrade ORDA-run Belleayre

Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants the state to invest an additional $8 million for upgrades at the Belleayre Ski Center in Highmount in the Catskills. The Belleayre investment, which the governor announced Thursday, includes installation of a new, high-speed gondola, multiple lodge expansions and new ...

New York lawmakers propose program for crumbling water pipes

ALBANY (AP) — Small upstate New York communities faced with dilapidated wooden pipes rumored to be more than 100 years old need state money to repair water system infrastructure on the verge of collapse, a group of lawmakers said Thursday. A bipartisan group of lawmakers joined officials ...

An Adirondack Scenic Railroad train travels on Oct. 22 through Saranac Lake’s North Country Community College campus, where the land ownership has been in dispute.
(Enterprise photo — Morgan Ryan)

Judge orders more info from state on railroad title issues

A judge has ordered the state to provide more information on title issues and historic preservation of 34 miles of a travel corridor that the state plans to turn into a multi-use trail. Acting state Supreme Court Justice Robert Main is dealing with a lawsuit the Adirondack Railway ...

Lieutenant Governor Kathleen Hochul speaks Tuesday at the “Women in Science” forum at Paul Smith’s College.
(Enterprise photo — Kelly Carroll)

Lt. Gov. Hochul looks to attract more women into STEM fields

PAUL SMITHS — As women continue to be underrepresented in New York’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields, jobs in those industries continue to grow in the state. The STEM workforce consists of 24 percent women and 76 percent men as of 2014, and ...

An attendee of Saranac Lake’s Winter Carnival parade Saturday holds a sign asking U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik to host a local town hall-style meeting.
(Enterprise photo — Antonio Olivero)

Stefanik fires back on Facebook

North Country U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik took to Facebook late Tuesday morning to write a 500-plus-word post explaining how she communicates with constituents while also criticizing some she dubbed “small special interests” for disruption and harassing her staff. Stefanik was adamant ...

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Lake Placid mayor, trustees, justice unopposed

LAKE PLACID — Tuesday’s 5 p.m. filing deadline for candidates to submit designating petitions came and went without anyone challenging the incumbent mayor, trustees and justice, village Clerk Ellen Clark said Tuesday evening. Lake Placid Mayor Craig Randall, trustees Art Devlin and ...

Lake Placid hires new code enforcement officer

LAKE PLACID — The village and town of North Elba have chosen Michael Orticelle to succeed Jim Morganson as the code enforcement officer serving the joint municipalities. The North Elba Town Council approved a recommendations to accept Orticelle as a “building inspector III trainee” ...

Rodney Johnson of Lake Luzerne leads chants during a rally outside the Glens Falls district office of U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro, on Tuesday to demand Stefanik attend a town hall forum with constituents. The sign on the left of the photograph refers to Stefanik’s vote in favor of rescinding an Obama administration rule prohibiting dumping of mining waste in streams.
(Photo provided — Maury Thompson, The Post-Star)

In Glens Falls, 80 people ‘demand’ Stefanik hold town hall meeting

GLENS FALLS — About 80 people demonstrated outside the Glens Falls district office of U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro, on Tuesday to “demand” she meet with constituents in a town hall forum. “What do we want?” Joe Seeman asked, speaking through a bullhorn. “Town ...

Now What? hosting free community lecture series

SARANAC LAKE — Now What? will host the second series of free community lectures given by local educators at 7 p.m. Feb. 22 at North Country Community College's Library Brian O’Connor, library director at NCCC, will present “Fake News,” how to detect it and how to find accurate ...

An attendee of Saranac Lake’s Winter Carnival parade Saturday holds a sign asking U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik to host a local town hall-style meeting.
(Enterprise photo — Antonio Olivero)

Stefanik fires back on Facebook

North Country U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik took to Facebook late Tuesday morning to write a 500-plus-word post explaining how she communicates with constituents while also criticizing some she dubbed “small special interests” for disruption and ...

Rodney Johnson of Lake Luzerne leads chants during a rally outside the Glens Falls district office of U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro, on Tuesday to demand Stefanik attend a town hall forum with constituents. The sign on the left of the photograph refers to Stefanik’s vote in favor of rescinding an Obama administration rule prohibiting dumping of mining waste in streams. (Photo provided — Post-Star)

In Glens Falls, 80 people ‘demand’ Stefanik hold town hall meeting

GLENS FALLS — About 80 people demonstrated outside the Glens Falls district office of U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro, on Tuesday to “demand” she meet with constituents in a town hall forum. “What do we want?” Joe Seeman asked, speaking through a ...

Village seeks consultant for River Walk extension

SARANAC LAKE — The village is again seeking a consultant to help design an extension to the Saranac River Walk. The village Board of Trustees on Monday approved a request for qualifications “to identify firms with the interest, expertise and capacity” to assist with the project. ...

No opposition yet for Placid mayor, trustees, judge

LAKE PLACID — With the deadline for submissions today at 5 p.m., no new candidates have formally come forward to challenge this village’s incumbent mayor, two trustees and the lone village justice. Lake Placid Mayor Craig Randall and trustees Art Devlin and Scott Monroe have all ...

Canada’s Trudeau talks trade with Trump at White House

WASHINGTON — A political odd couple, President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau resolutely played up their similarities at their first meeting Monday, even as obvious differences lurked behind their public smiles. After their White House meeting, the North American ...

State Senate Dems brace for battle in juvenile justice reform

ALBANY — New York lawmakers are gearing up for another clash over state law that treats 16- and 17-year-olds as adults in the justice system. Senate Democrats on Monday called for the state to raise the age of juvenile jurisdiction to 18 next year and to avoid “watered-down” ...

PM Trudeau visits Trump in crucial meeting for Canada, U.S.

OTTAWA, Ontario — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump will participate in a roundtable discussion about women in the work force Monday, an early sign of cooperation as Trudeau seeks to have good relations so Canada is not targeted in trade talks. In his ...

The proposed Lake Flower Resort in Saranac Lake is seen from the perspective of Lake Flower Avenue in this architectural drawing from the developers.

APA approves Lake Flower Resort

RAY BROOK — A proposed resort in Saranac Lake passed its final major government review hurdle Friday. Now all it faces is a lawsuit from another Saranac Lake hotel owner. The state Adirondack Park Agency Board of Commissioners voted to approve a permit for the Lake Flower Resort and ...

APA approves subdivision outside Lake Placid

RAY BROOK — The state Adirondack Park Agency board unanimously approved a planned subdivision outside Lake Placid Friday. The project, which is owned by Barile Family LLC, would build 15 houses on resource management land. It still needs to get local municipal approval. The subdivision ...

APA approves new Lake Champlain Islands Complex

RAY BROOK — The state Adirondack Park Agency board approved a plan for management of six islands in Lake Champlain Friday morning. The state Department of Environmental Conservation developed the Lake Champlain Islands Complex Unit Management Plan to provide guidance on how to manage ...