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Local student earns scholarship

SARANAC LAKE — A local student was awarded a scholarship from the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and St. Joseph’s Addiction Treatment and Recovery Centers last month. The Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce partners with St. Joseph’s Addiction Treatment and Recovery Centers each ...

Local students graduate from University at Buffalo

BUFFALO — The following local students graduated from the University at Buffalo this year. ¯ Kat Zimmerman of Keeseville graduated cum laude from the University at Buffalo with a bachelor’s degree in speech and hearing science from the College of Arts and Sciences. Zimmerman’s ...

NCCC announces spring 2024 honor students

SARANAC LAKE — North Country Community College has named its President’s List and Vice President’s List honors students for the spring 2024 semester. Two types of academic honors are awarded each semester to matriculated students having completed 12 or more credits per semester in ...

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Local news deemed ‘essential’ but strained amid outbreak

Jennifer Zahn, a Saranac Laker and Enterprise subscriber, has a morning ritual. She wakes up at 6 a.m. every day, goes downstairs and grabs her copy of the newspaper. She said she likes to know what’s going on in town and feels that she would be out of the loop without the newspaper. She ...

With Maple Weekends canceled, here’s a sugarhouse tour

LAKE PLACID — Since the New York State Maple Producers’ Association canceled the Maple Weekends — March 21-22 and March 28-29 — and the state government has issued public assembly restrictions and social-distancing guidelines due to the coronavirus pandemic, residents and tourists have ...

The shows might go on …

Teachers Brenden Gotham and Taylor Prosper painted sets for Lake Placid High School’s production of “Cinderella” Saturday night. They dipped brushes and created a fairy tale world. A feeling in the pit of their stomachs filled them with uncertainty, but they kept painting anyway. “I ...

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Slap-happy volunteer

SARANAC LAKE — Liam Lawless gets a rush out of slapping slush. Lawless, 6, was possibly the youngest member of the Ice Palace Workers Local 101 this year. On Jan. 23, after his birthday earlier that week and after months of hounding his dad, Ken, to join the volunteers, he was finally ...

Volunteers of the Year: Rich and Debby Harrison

The Enterprise’s volunteer of the year this year is actually two volunteers — Debby and Rich Harrison of Rainbow Lake. “You can’t have one without the other,” Janice Fitzgerald wrote in her letter nominating the couple for the distinction. “They are a team who put service above ...

Library Ladies

KEENE VALLEY — Keene’s two libraries, traditionally separate entities, have been operating as one since the beginning of this past November. Keene Public Library Director Aaron Miller, library staff, as well as the computer system and part of the book collection, have moved temporarily to ...

Making masks by the thousands

SARANAC LAKE — A year into the pandemic, it’s sometimes hard to remember that masks were once a scarce commodity. Long before they came in every style, pattern and color imaginable, a group of local volunteer artists and seamstresses banded together to make them from scratch. After her ...

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95 years on the keys and counting

SARANAC LAKE — Tomi Gallagher ran her fingers over the keys of a baby grand piano inside the great room of the Saranac Village at Will Rogers retirement community. The light and cheery notes of her “warm-up song” rang out, slow, then fast and rich with atmosphere — the result of 95 ...

From the Adirondacks to the Senate

In November, like many recent college graduates, Charlotte Ward returned home for Thanksgiving. Unlike most college graduates, she came back with her new boss, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, in tow. Ward is a native of Jay and a correspondence assistant in Schumer’s office. On the ...

New York City theater manager got his start in Saranac Lake

Though he is now a seasoned theater veteran, Saranac Lake native Peter Dean’s first role was small but mighty: A puny pickpocket in a 1980 production of “Oliver!” at the Harrietstown Town Hall. “It’s a time-honored tradition: The role of the youngest pickpocket, that is ultimately ...

The (robot) doctor is in

SARANAC LAKE — When Tri-Lakes resident Matt Cook has dialysis patients to see in Plattsburgh, Elizabethtown and Malone, it would usually take at least a one-hour drive between each clinic. But with new technology the Plattsburgh-based kidney disease clinic he works at has adopted in recent ...