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Trump draws far smaller inaugural crowd than Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) — Far fewer people attended President Donald Trump’s inauguration Friday than his predecessor’s swearing-in eight years ago. Photos of the National Mall from President Barack Obama’s inauguration in January 2009 show a teeming crowd stretching from the West Front of ...

Donald Trump is set to become the 45th president of the United States around noon today during the inauguration in Washington, D.C.
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Locals head to Trump’s inauguration, Women’s March in Washington, D.C.

SARANAC LAKE — The Tri-Lakes region is primed for the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump today, whether people are taking overnight coach buses down to Washington, D.C. or if they have planned parties here. This region’s U.S. representative, Republican Elise Stefanik, is ...

Trump set to become 45th president today

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump, the real estate mogul and reality television star who upended American politics and energized voters angry with Washington, will be sworn in today as the 45th president of the United States, putting Republicans in control of the White House for the first time in ...

Franklin County takes over adult center meal programs

SARANAC LAKE — The Franklin County Office for the Aging has taken over management of meal programs at the eight adult centers throughout the county, including Saranac Lake’s and Tupper Lake’s, from the Franklin County Association of Senior Citizens. Earlier this week, county ...

Assemblyman Billy Jones
(Enterprise photo — Antonio Olivero)

Assemblyman Jones announces committee appointments

ALBANY — Newly sworn-in state Assemblyman Billy Jones announced he has been appointed to five standing committees: Aging, Agriculture, Economic Development, Small Business and Tourism. Jones, D-Chateaugay, said in a press release that membership on the Economic Development Committee will ...

New York state to award $2M to fight invasive species

ALBANY (AP) — New York state is making $2 million available to local governments and non-profit groups to help in the fight against invasive species. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration announced the funding on Thursday. The grants will support projects which seek to detect, monitor and ...

Sen. Betty Little

Little introduces plethora of bills that could affect Adirondacks

Owners of leased hunting camps would gain the ability to prevent the state from purchasing land under one of a state senator’s proposed bills. Long-serving Sen. Betty Little, whose district covers much of the Adirondack Park, introduced the Adirondack Sportsmen’s Club Preservation ...

Cuomo: $17M to fix North Country bridges

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that the state will spend $17.3 million to rehabilitate and replace 14 bridges and culverts throughout the North Country. None of those bridges are in the Tri-Lakes area, but some are in other parts of Franklin, Essex and Hamilton counties. The ...

Gov. Cuomo wants $35M more for after school programs

ALBANY (AP) — New York state would spend $35 million more on after school programs for some of the most vulnerable children in the state under a plan from Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Cuomo, a Democrat, included the funding in the $152 billion state budget proposal released Tuesday. The money ...

Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers his 2017-18 Executive Budget to members of the media at the Executive Mansion Jan. 17.
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State budget plan includes free state tuition and tax relief

ALBANY — Free state college tuition for middle-class students, an expanded child care tax credit and $1 billion in new spending on public schools are among the highlights of a state budget proposal unveiled Tuesday by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Big-ticket items in the budget plan ...

The main lodge at the former Frontier Town is seen last week as plans were announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to create a “gateway to the Adirondacks” on this site.
(Enterprise photo — Justin Levine)

North Hudson supervisor giddy about plans for old Frontier Town

A native of Ticonderoga, Ronald Moore remembers riding up U.S. Route 9 as a young child to visit Frontier Town more than a half century ago. He can’t shake the adolescent memory that was the thrill of the amusement park’s stagecoach ride, when masked horsemen would surprise ...

People walk along River Street in Saranac Lake Sunday with the local organizations Voters for Change and Now What? to support saving the Affordable Care Act and strengthening Medicare and Medicaid. 
(Photo provided — Jim Abendroth)

‘Day of Action’ healthcare rallies held in Saranac Lake, Plattsburgh

SARANAC LAKE — More than 160 voters from New York’s Congressional District 21 protested in front of U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik’s office in Plattsburgh on Sunday and signed a petition to voice their concerns about Congress’s vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The rally was a ...

Lake Placid historian recaps 2016 discoveries

LAKE PLACID — Village and town Historian Beverley Pratt Reid has filed her annual report, a list of more than 70 inquires she worked on in 2016 that will be reviewed at tonight’s regularly scheduled village board meeting. One of the more noteworthy items of recent is that she met with ...

The A-frame main lodge of the former Frontier Town theme park, closed since 1998, sits just off of Interstate 87’s Exit 29 in North Hudson.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Nature Conservancy awards Five Towns grants

NORTH HUDSON — The Nature Conservancy has paid for a grant to the Essex County Industrial Development Agency to help develop recreation and eco-tourism-based businesses in the Five Towns area of the Adirondacks. The New York Natural Heritage Trust and the state Department of ...

Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers his 2017-18 Executive Budget to members of the media at the Executive Mansion Jan. 17.
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Governor’s budget plan includes free state tuition and other proposals

ALBANY — Free state college tuition for middle-class students, an expanded child care tax credit and $1 billion in new spending on public schools are among the highlights of a state budget proposal unveiled Tuesday by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Big-ticket items in the budget plan ...

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

Stefanik wants three-year health care repeal and replacement process

The repeal and replacement of President Barack Obama’s health care reform legislation should be a multi-year transparent process that ensures no one is left without coverage, said U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik. “It would be a three-year window. Those who have signed up on Obamacare, we will ...

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

Stefanik wants 3-year health care repeal-replacement process

The repeal and replacement of President Barack Obama’s health care reform legislation should be a multi-year transparent process that ensures no one is left without coverage, said U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik. “It would be a three-year window. Those who have signed up on Obamacare, we ...

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

In early GOP win on health care repeal, Congress OKs budget

WASHINGTON — Ascendant Republicans drove a budget through Congress on Friday that gives them an early but critical victory in their crusade to scrap President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. The vote trains the spotlight on whether they ...

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Cuomo warns of local ramifications if Obamacare repealed

At home in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has given grave warnings this month about how he feels New Yorkers would be affected if the Affordable Care Act is repealed. In Essex County, the governor estimates that, based on current enrollment levels, 3,660 people are at risk of losing ...