Politics

Lake Placid will vote once again on fate of village court

LAKE PLACID — Just nine months removed from the same choice, village voters will again decide on whether or not they want to keep their village court. The proposition will be on the ballot for this village’s regularly scheduled election on Tuesday March 21 at the North Elba Town ...

Budget talks to heat up after Assembly, Senate plans

ALBANY (AP) — Help may be coming for students at New York’s public universities after lawmakers in Albany backed plans to increase tuition assistance. The Republican-led Senate and the Democratic Assembly endorsed competing budget proposals Wednesday that increase tuition assistance for ...

Adirondack Museum Board of Trustees member Nancy Keet speaks at the public hearing Monday night at the North Elba Town Hall regarding the village of Lake Placid acquiring the museum's property at 2476-2478 Main St. through an eminent domain procedure.
(Enterprise photo — Antonio Olivero)

Lake Placid residents, business owners sound off on parking garage

LAKE PLACID — More than 20 local residents, business owners and elected officials spoke up at Monday’s public hearing about the village’s plans to use eminent domain to acquire property owned by the Adirondack Museum to build a municipal parking garage. The hearing lasted 65 ...

Nelson opposes employee wellness bill

GLENS FALLS — Democratic congressional candidate Patrick Nelson said he “absolutely opposes” legislation U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro, recently co-sponsored to clarify non-discrimination rules for workplace wellness programs. “Their argument is that it will reduce ...

Preet Bharara (Official photo)

Prosecutor fired by Trump administration leaves to applause

NEW YORK — A fired federal prosecutor returned to his office on Monday to say his goodbyes and tell the staff of one of the highest-profile groups of prosecutors in the nation to keep up their good work. Preet Bharara’s return came two days after he was fired after refusing to submit ...

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Feds: Franklin County DA’s office mishandled seized assets

The Franklin County district attorney’s office mishandled more than $450,000 in asset forfeiture funding it was awarded over a five-year period by the U.S. Department of Justice, according to a federal audit released Thursday. Among other things, auditors found the DA’s office did the ...

A little girl tests the water at Little Wolf Beach in Tupper Lake. Designers from landscape architecture firm, Terrain, unveiled what would amount to a roughly $1 million overhaul of the beach at Thursday night’s Tupper Lake town board meeting.
(Enterprise photo — Jessica Collier)

Master plan proposed for Tupper’s Little Wolf, Simon Pond redesign

TUPPER LAKE — In a presentation of draft master plans at Thursday night’s town board meeting in Tupper Lake, two New York City-based designers from landscape architecture firm, Terrain, unveiled what would amount to a roughly $1.6 million overhaul of both Little Wolf beach and a portion of ...

The former With Pipe and Book store at 2495 Main St. is seen Friday with renderings hung behind storefront windows of Northwood School’s plans to convert the space into an educational hub after planned demolition.
(Enterprise photo — Antonio Olivero)

Northwood explains decision to demolish Main Street building

LAKE PLACID — Northwood Assistant Head of School Thomas Broderick shared more information Friday about why the private school decided it will demolish the historic century-old With Pipe and Book building at the heart of Main Street. Broderick said the school came to the decision after ...

New York lawmaker calls for hearing on disability agency

ALBANY (AP) — A New York lawmaker is calling for a legislative oversight hearing on a state agency that investigates the mistreatment of disabled people. Republican Assemblyman Michael Montesano’s request comes after the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs ...

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro (Photo provided)

Stefanik sees step forward on health

PLATTSBURGH — North Country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik sees the latest movement to replace the controversial Affordable Care Act as a step in the right direction. “I believe we are moving in a positive direction toward a better health-care system that will lower costs and increase the ...

Patrick Nelson (Photo provided)

Nelson opposes Obamacare replacement

STILLWATER — Congressional candidate Patrick Nelson says the Republican legislation that would repeal and replace Obamacare is “basically a worse version of the Affordable Care Act.” Nelson, from Stillwater in Saratoga County, called the bill an attack on Planned Parenthood, women and ...

Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers a State of the State speeches in January. (Photo provided by the governor's office)

Gov. Cuomo: GOP health bill bad for NY

ALBANY (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is no fan of the health care overhaul proposed by Republicans in the U.S. House. The Democrat said Thursday that an analysis by state health officials shows the legislation would be devastating for the state, placing more than 1 million New Yorkers ...

Eminent domain hearing held for parking garage

LAKE PLACID — This village will host a public hearing Monday at 7 p.m. at the North Elba Town Hall about its plans to use eminent domain to acquire property owned by the Adirondack Museum to build a municipal parking garage. The museum’s property is located at 2476-2478 Main St., next ...

Lake Placid power outage cost the village $16,000 in overtime

LAKE PLACID — The numbers are in for overtime costs incurred by village employees due to the Feb. 25-26 power outage that lasted 19-plus hours in this mountain village. Village Treasurer Paul Ellis said Tuesday the payroll and electric department staffs were able to determine the overtime ...

Health care overhaul scores early triumph despite opposition

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans scored a pre-dawn triumph Thursday in their effort to scuttle former President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, but it masked deeper problems as hospitals, doctors and consumer groups mounted intensifying opposition to the GOP health care ...

APA won’t make decision on Boreas this week

RAY BROOK — As the Adirondack Park Agency holds its monthly meeting this week, one conspicuous absence from the agenda is a decision on Boreas Ponds. The APA board meets monthly, and at the February meeting, the 11-member board heard almost a full day of presentations about the more than ...

Audit: Agency for the disabled stonewalled

ALBANY — The state agency in New York that investigates abuse and neglect of disabled people in institutional care refused to hand over thousands of records to auditors, the state comptroller's office said Monday, complicating efforts to determine whether the agency is fulfilling its ...

Members of the Adirondack Youth Climate Project hold “I Am Pro Snow, 100% Committed” signs at Whiteface Mountain Ski Center in Wilmington.
(Photo provided by The Wild Center)

State ski areas to go renewable by 2030

WILMINGTON — New York’s state-owned ski resorts, such as Whiteface Mountain Ski Center in this mountain town, will use 100-percent renewable energy by 2030, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday. Along with Whiteface, other ski resorts operated by the state Olympic Regional Development ...

Sergia Coffey, left, and Dr. George Jolly were among a group of 10 people who met with U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik Friday at her Glens Falls office to talk about health care.
(Photo provided — Michael Goot, The Post-Star)

Groups talk health care with Stefanik in Glens Falls

GLENS FALLS — A group of people concerned about changes to health care are glad that U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik agreed to meet with them at her Glens Falls office Friday and was receptive to keeping provisions of the Affordable Care Act, including guaranteeing people with pre-existing ...

Trump, hitting back, accuses Schumer of Putin ties

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump, his administration under siege for contacts with Russian officials, is calling for “an immediate investigation” into Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer’s own ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Trump’s evidence? A 14-year-old photo ...