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Trump makes decision in dramatic fashion

WASHINGTON — With President Donald Trump, decisions are often served with a side of drama. From the White House Rose Garden, Trump revealed his plans for the United States to leave the Paris climate change accord, a long-awaited announcement he had put off until after his first ...

Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand visit the Adirondack Regional Airport in Lake Clear in August 2011.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Feds award Adirondack airport $462k

SARANAC LAKE — The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded the Adirondack Regional Airport in Lake Clear a combined $462,000 to pay for the design of airfield light improvements, replacement of snow removal equipment and the purchase of new firefighting gear. U.S. Sens. Charles ...

Quick criticism for withdrawal from climate pact

North Country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik criticized President Donald Trump Thursday for his declaration to pull the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement. "United States innovation and business leadership have been key drivers to lowering our carbon emissions over the last 20 years," ...

New York’s high court hears physician-assisted suicide case

ALBANY — New York state’s highest court took up the contentious and emotional debate over physician-assisted suicide on Tuesday, hearing arguments in a case filed by terminally ill patients who want the right to request life-ending drugs from their physicians. To people who have long ...

N.Y. set to boost after-school program funding

ALBANY (AP) — New York state is setting aside $35 million to expand after-school programs. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the funds on Tuesday. The Democrat says the investment in the youngest New Yorkers is an investment in the state’s “very future” and will help “level the ...

N.Y. college students can apply for free tuition June 7

ALBANY (AP) — New York college students can apply for the state’s free tuition plan beginning June 7. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation Board of Trustees approved Excelsior Scholarship regulations last week. The initiative was a key ...

Lawmakers break before session’s final push

ALBANY — In this week’s New York state government news, lawmakers stretch Memorial Day weekend into a week off, the New York Court of Appeals takes up physician-assisted suicide, and Uber and Lyft prepare to expand upstate. A look ahead in Albany: Session winding down Lawmakers will ...

State seeks proposals for former Frontier Town

Empire State Development is seeking proposals to redevelop the former Frontier Town theme park in North Hudson into a “Gateway to the Adirondacks.” The state Department of Environmental Conservation plans to construct a campground, equestrian center and public day-use areas in the ...

Trump budget plan would kill EDA

MONTPELIER, Vt. — A federally funded economic development organization that has helped bring and save hundreds of jobs in depressed areas of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and upstate New York is slated for elimination under President Donald Trump’s budget. Proponents of the Northern ...

Scandal highlights vast stipend system

ALBANY — Lawmakers in many states get paid extra if they hold leadership posts or oversee important committees. Extra work, the thinking goes, should equal extra pay. But few state legislatures have a bonus system as extensive as the one in New York’s state senate, where nearly all 63 ...

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Trump ‘evolving’ on climate action, pressured by Europeans

TAORMINA, Italy — Forceful face-to-face talks this week with fellow world leaders left President Donald Trump “more knowledgeable” and with “evolving” views about the global climate accord he’s threatened to abandon, a top White House official said Friday. Trump also was ...

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro (Official photo)

Stefanik stands by health vote, backs bills for vets, kids

PLATTSBURGH — A small number of opponents of the proposed American Health Care Act delivered to Rep. Elise Stefanik’s office Thursday more of what they say is proof of a bad plan. Several health-care workers, advocates and activists emphasized in a visit to the congresswoman’s ...

Forested land the Adirondack Club and Resort developers bought from the Oval Wood Dish Corporation Liquidating Trust is seen from Big Tupper Ski Area on Mount Morris, with the village of Tupper Lake in the background.
(Enterprise photo — Mike Lynch)

Big step forward for Tupper Lake resort

TUPPER LAKE — The giant wheels of the Adirondack Club and Resort can finally begin to turn. Thirteen years after entering into an agreement with the Oval Wood Dish Corporation Liquidating Trust back in 2004 to purchase approximately 5,800 acres of land, Preserve Associates, the group ...

State Department of Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon outlines the state’s Excelsior Scholarship program during a round-table discussion Tuesday at the North Country Community College in Saranac Lake. Also pictured are, from left, NCCC Dean of Admissions Chris Tacea, college President Steve Tyrell and Lisa Simpson, director of college services for the state Higher Education Services Corporation.
(Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)

Free tuition plan sparks questions, comments

SARANAC LAKE — The head of the Department of Labor and other state officials took questions and comments from parents, guidance counselors and North Country Community College faculty and staff Tuesday during a round-table discussion on New York’s new Excelsior Scholarship ...

Saranac Lake visitor center to move to town hall

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake visitor center is moving back to the Harrietstown Town Hall. The visitor center is currently located in the North Elba Town House at 193 River St., where the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce has its offices. The chamber moved there, from the town hall, ...

Cuomo says Trump budget would be ‘devastating’

ALBANY (AP) — New York’s Democratic governor says a new federal budget proposal from Republican President Donald Trump would be “devastating” for his state. Gov. Andrew Cuomo told reporters Wednesday the proposed spending plan amounts to “the Niagara Falls of trickle-down ...

The office of the Lake Side Motel, now closed, is seen Friday on Lake Flower Avenue on Saranac Lake. It's one of three motels that would be demolished for a proposed four-story, 90-room resort.
(Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)

Lawyers for Lake Flower resort, Lake Side Motel still negotiating

ELIZABETHTOWN — Lawyers for a proposed Saranac Lake resort and one of the motel properties it needs for the project say they are still talking, despite the pending legal action between them. Matt Norfolk, who represents Saranac Lake Resort LLC, and Jim Brooks, the attorney for Lake Side ...

David Kahn, right, executive director of the Adirondack Experience, attends a grievance hearing with the town of North Elba Board of Assessment Review Tuesday afternoon at the North Elba Town Hall. Seated next to Kahn is North Elba Town Assessor Todd Anthony, and also in attendance at the meeting were Board of Assessment Review members Pat Gallagher and Gary Lawrence.
(Enterprise photo — Antonio Olivero)

Adirondack Museum threatens lawsuit against North Elba over Placid property

LAKE PLACID — The Adirondack Historical Association, which runs the Adirondack Experience museum on Blue Mountain Lake, has threatened to sue the town of North Elba in state Supreme Court. The threat comes as the village of Lake Placid moves forward with its intention to use eminent ...

Paddlers carry canoes through the Marion River Carry during the 90-mile Adirondack Canoe Classic race. (Photo provided — Mike Lynch for Open Space Institute)

State buys Marion River Carry, resolving Township 40 quagmire

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration celebrated the Adirondack Park’s 125th birthday by adding to it. Saturday was the 125th anniversary of when Gov. Roswell Flower signed an act establishing the Adirondack Park’s original Blue Line boundary — now much expanded. On ...

Lake Placid eyes new law to limit private fireworks

LAKE PLACID — This village’s Board of Trustees and the North Elba Town Council are both interested in individually passing ordinances restricting the private parties who can have fireworks within municipal lines. This increased fireworks regulation was originally proposed to be one of ...