Saranac Lake: A village that works

Brothers Roger, left, and Tim Pratt install drainage pipe behind the Community Bank on Broadway. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)
Adirondack Carousel Director Jen Hunt enjoys her time at work on a busy Wednesday morning. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)
Pharmacist Jim Bevilacqua and the Post Office Pharmacy on Main Street have been mainstays in the Saranac Lake business community. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)
Jewels Taylor-Wilde bags products for David Pittman at Nori’s Village Market. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)
Seargent James Joyce of the Saranac Lake Police Department works his shift on Tuesday. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)
Frank Donnelly mans the deli counter at Tops Market on Church Street. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)
Kean Riley keeps the sidewalk tidy in front of the Twin Crystal Rock Shop on Main Street. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)
Jess Bennett checks out items for Dan King of Tupper Lake on Tuesday afternoon at Nori’s Village Market. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

SARANAC LAKE — In the North Country, the Labor Day holiday and the long weekend that accompanies it has traditionally signified that the summer tourist season is quickly coming to an end.

But the actual holiday on Monday is really a celebration of and a tribute to all those who work in our country. On a regional level, people working in all types of jobs imaginable that yield greatly varying levels of pay, are in one way or another the backbone of our communities.

Every job, every profession, every career and the people who carry them out are significant. They are all part of the neighborhood in which we live.

The following pictures taken earlier this week are of our Saranac Lake neighbors doing their every day jobs as part of the local workforce.


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