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APIPP intern Mitchell Jones treats some Phragmites, an invasive species of grass that APIPP recently published a report about.
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Mixed news on invasive species front

Outdoors

KEENE VALLEY — Despite the discouraging discovery of an invasive species near Lake George, the Adirondacks have also seen some recent bright spots in the fight against invasive species. Hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) was discovered by a scientist on the slopes of Prospect Mountain in ...

The main Sunmount facility, a state institution for developmentally disabled, is home to more than 100 residents and is a major economic and social force in Tupper Lake.
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Sunmount’s watchdog

Local News

TUPPER LAKE — The Sunmount facility is an influential and controversial pillar of Tupper Lake’s community. When village Mayor Paul Maroun was recently appointed to lead Sunmount’s Board of Visitors, the Enterprise looked into the importance of the position and the challenges Maroun ...

Singer/actress Joanne Shenandoah enjoys a moment with a young Mohawk actor while working on a documentary filmed on location at Elk Lake in North Hudson.
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Making men out of boys and boys out of men

Outdoors

Over the course of my 40-plus year career as an Adirondack guide, I have served in a wide variety of roles — ranging from outdoor educator, counselor, cook, companion, navigator, caretaker, backwoods contractor and as a pack mule/porter. Naturally, every one of the roles also included ...

Katherine Galbraith painted several scenes of Adirondack wilderness for the Adirondack Plein Air Festival, choosing where she would work on the areas which stood out to her most.
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Artists paint the Adirondacks

Local News

SARANAC LAKE — Artists from around the country presented their work depicting this village and the surrounding wilderness on Friday at the Adirondack Plein Air Festival preview party. It was hard to have missed the artists as they lined streets and overlooks with views for the past ...

Woman pleads guilty in death of her 2-year-old son

Local News

An AuSable Forks woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to recklessly causing the death of her 2-year-old son. Patricia Giddings, 22, appeared before Judge Keith Bruno in Clinton County Court and pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter, a class C felony, according to the Press-Republican of ...

Coyote that bit woman had rabies

Local News

KINGSBURY (AP) — Authorities say a coyote shot by an environmental conservation officer after it attacked a woman on a rural New York trail has tested positive for rabies. The Washington County sheriff’s office says the animal was killed Thursday, one day after a woman was attacked on a ...

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Special eclipse glasses selling out quickly

Local News

SALT LAKE CITY — Eclipse mania is building and so is demand for the glasses that make it safe to view the first total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. in 99 years. Lines are forming, prices are rising and shelves are emptying as people scurry to obtain special eyewear to view the sun ...

Natalie Polito, as Mabel, and Jordan Schreiner, as Frederic, sing of their love in “The Pirates of Penzance.”
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‘Pirates’ sails into local towns this weekend

Local News

If you go... 7:30 p.m., Tannery Pond Center, North Creek 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Saranac Lake High School Auditorium 2 p.m. Sunday, Strand Theater, Old Forge --- The famed comic opera “The Pirates of Penzance” landed in Tupper Lake Thursday night and will dock in North Creek, Saranac ...

Lawsuit: Landlord wanted sex for lower rent

Local News

WILMINGTON — It is alleged that the owner of the Santa’s Workshop amusement park demanded sex from several Oswego women he was a landlord to in exchange for decreased rent and maintenance work at his Oswego properties. According to a lawsuit obtained by the Enterprise, six women between ...

Former Sunmount employee pleads guilty

Local News

TUPPER LAKE — A former Sunmount employee, accused of abusing a developmentally disabled resident in May, pleaded guilty to a reduced charge on Wednesday. Lukas Matthews, 22, of Tupper Lake, was arrested May 23 based on the accusation that he grabbed a Sunmount resident by the neck and ...

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All 6 Stefanik challengers to meet in Queensbury

Local News

All six of the announced candidates vying to challenge the North Country’s U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik [R-Willsboro] in 2018 will attend a “Meet The Candidates” event in Queensbury on August 31. The event, scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m., is hosted by Citizens Acting Together for District 21 ...

‘I Am Not Your Negro’ film coming to Lake Flower Landing

Local News

By the Enterprise staff SARANAC LAKE — John Brown Lives! is teaming up with Lake Flower Landing to bring the award-winning documentary “I Am Not Your Negro” to this village. The screening is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 24 at 7 p.m. The documentary, directed by Raoul Peck, is ...

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Downtown revitalization presentation Tuesday

Local News

SARANAC LAKE — Throughout rural America, artists, creative businesses, cultural organizations and community leaders are creating economic opportunity by developing a strong cultural sector. This movement and the experiences of regional revitalization experts, including Philip Morris ...

Associate Provost MaryLou D’Allegro and Provost Nicholas Hunt-Bull believe a new psychology program will bring more students to Paul Smith’s College. They are seated with a statue of Paul Smith at the college.
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New psychology program will kick off this fall at Paul Smith’s

Local News

PAUL SMITHS — Paul Smith’s College is offering a new psychology program in the fall, blending a study of psychology with the school’s general environmental focus. The bachelor’s degree program will feature 11 new courses, nearly doubling the current number of psychology-centered ...

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Monkey Junk, Mikey Junior at Delta Blue

Weekender A&E

LAKE PLACID — Monkey Junk will take the stage at Delta Blue Thursday, Aug. 17, with Mikey Junior performing Friday and Saturday, Aug. 18 and 19 All shows will be held from 9 p.m. to midnight. In their relatively short 8 year existence, Ottawa, Canada-based MonkeyJunk has ...

State says Regis-Applejack isn’t a camp

Local News

PAUL SMITHS — If you’re thinking about sending your child to Camp Regis-Applejack, know that state health and safety rules don’t apply there. So few kids go there now that the state doesn’t even consider it a camp. The New York State Department of Health hasn’t given ...

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Saranac Lake Third Thursday Art Walk tonight

Weekender A&E

SARANAC LAKE — The Third Thursday Art Walk will return tonight from 5 to 7:30 p.m. with offerings in the area of Broadway and Main Street. The Adirondack Artist Guild is featuring “My Impressions,” a collection of new watercolors and acrylics by master painter Ken ...