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Editorial: A year of vehement democracy

January 15, 2013 Many of the top 10 news stories of 2012, as determined by a vote of our news staff, are about the messy process of democracy: of people clamoring to have their views heard, to influence others and... more »»

1. APA approves unprecedented development project

January 15, 2013 TUPPER LAKE — It’s been the number-one news story in Tupper Lake for many years, but the Adirondack Club and Resort moved up in the world this January when it became the largest development approved... more »»

2. Colin Gillis disappearance remains a mystery

January 15, 2013 TUPPER LAKE — Colin Gillis disappeared after leaving a party in the early morning hours of March 11. more »»

3. State agrees to buy 69,000 acres of Finch land

January 15, 2013 It was a big year for the Adirondack Forest Preserve as the state agreed to buy 69,000 acres of former Finch, Pruyn & Co. timberland from The Nature Conservancy. more »»

4. Incumbents fare well in 2012 election

January 15, 2013 The 2012 presidential election featured a feisty Republican primary and a close general election between incumbent Democrat Barack Obama and Republican nominee and former Massachusetts Gov. more »»

5. ‘A parent’s worst nightmare’ found guilty

January 15, 2013 SARANAC LAKE — One of the most closely followed criminal cases of the past three years was finally resolved in June, when Michael Scaringe Jr. more »»

5. Changes at the top for local schools

January 15, 2013 Big changes in administration made headlines this year in all four of the public school districts the Enterprise covers. Superintendents in Saranac Lake and Keene announced they were retirin. more »»

7. Serial killer confesses to bank robbery

January 15, 2013 TUPPER LAKE — A nearly four-year mystery was solved this December when Tupper Lakers learned that their bank robber was none other than serial killer Israel Keyes. more »»

8. Rail-trail debate carries on

January 15, 2013 The debate over the best use of the Adirondack railroad corridor raged on in 201. more »»

9. Lake Placid school district weathers internal turmoil

January 15, 2013 LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Central School District endured a turbulent 2012, caused in large part by a controversy involving district Superintendent Randy Richards and former middle-high school... more »»

10. Lack of snow hurts area businesses

January 15, 2013 The lack of snowfall during the winter of 2011-12 proved to be the biggest weather-related story of the year, and one that had repercussions long after winter ende. more »»

Other notable stories of 2012

January 15, 2013 Biotechs open for business in Saranac Lake SARANAC LAKE — A year-and-a-half after the village announced that a pair of Lake Placid biotech companies would relocate to Saranac Lake and help form wha... more »»

The Inseide Dope: Reflecting on another year gone by

January 15, 2013 When we hear the phrase, “year in review,” most of us think of a rehash of the previous 365 days’ most significant events and celebrities. more »»

Sports highlights of 2012

January 15, 2013 Red Storm hockey reaches final four SARANAC LAKE — Determination, relentlessness, confidence, a no-quit attitude and a knack for being opportunisti. more »»

Outdoors highlights: Busy year for bears and rangers

January 15, 2013 Some of this past year’s outdoors-related stories were hopeful, like an 82-year-old becoming a 46er, and some were tragic, such as a rafting death on the Indian River in September. more »»

Notable deaths of 2012

January 15, 2013 The Tri-Lakes area bid farewell to several widely beloved community members in 2012. Forrest “Dew Drop” Morgan died on Nov. 1. more »»

ADE slide show: ‘The Year of the Floods’

January 6, 2012 SARANAC LAKE — The Enterprise has produced a slide show featuring images of the two biggest news stories of 2011, as voted on by newsroom staff; you can watch it in the video window on the right sid... more »»

Editorial: It was the year of the floods

December 30, 2011 When our newsroom staff sat down to vote on the top 10 stories of 2011, everyone knew from the get-go that the top two would be the two huge floods that beset the North Country: one in spring, one i... more »»

1. Irene hammers Adirondack communities

December 30, 2011 Irene was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm by the time it hit the North Country, but its force was still powerful enough to devastate communities along the AuSable River system and... more »»

2. Spring waters rise to historic levels

December 30, 2011 While Tropical Storm Irene was a devastating flood that did much of its damage in a matter of hours, the spring flooding that hit several North Country towns didn’t leave for week. more »»



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