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Franklin County quarantines spike

Local News

The number of people in quarantine in Franklin County spiked on Monday, one day after an employee of Mercy Living Center in Tupper Lake tested positive for COVID-19. On Monday, the number of people in isolation or quarantine countywide increased from nine to 70, according to data ...

Pop-up drive-in movies expand to other communities

Local News

LAKE PLACID — Eric Wilson of Good Guy Productions is riding the coattails of success after the May 21 pop-up drive-in movie showing of “Back to the Future” at Tucker Farms in Gabriels, and he is planning more drive-in movies around the North Country. Good Guy Productions will be ...

Enterprise wins 10 awards in 2 contests

Local News

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Daily Enterprise has won a total of 10 awards in two different statewide contests for its journalism in 2019, ranging from arts coverage to column writing. Seven of the awards were from the New York News Publishers Association’s annual contest, the most ...

Runabout Rendezvous pushed to next summer

Coronavirus

SARANAC LAKE — The annual Runabout Rendezvous, a wooden boat show sponsored by Spencer Boatworks and Woodward Boat Shop, has been postponed until July 10, 2021. Due to the ongoing pandemic and the closure of the boat launch for construction, organizers Chris Woodward and Jay Annis have ...

Kiwanis cleanup

Local News

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Kiwanis and the Aktion Club got together recently for highway cleanup on state Route 3 from Lake Street to the Second Pond boat launch — the western gateway to Saranac Lake. Aside from one good life preserver and a 9/16 wrench, it was the usual ...

Florida woman discovers gators fighting by her home

Outdoors

The Associated Press FORT MYERS, Fla. — A woman in route to get her morning coffee was jolted awake with pounding on her front door she later discovered to be two alligators fighting in front of her home in Florida. The video of the surprising encounter in Fort Myers was posted on ...

NYC extends curfew; mayor says no to National Guard

Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City extended an 8 p.m. curfew all week and said it would prohibit many types of nighttime traffic in Manhattan as officials struggled Tuesday to stanch destruction and growing complaints that the nation’s biggest city was reeling out of control night by ...

State eyes reforming statute that seals police records from public

Local News

As widespread protests continue over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in handcuffs as a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes, state lawmakers in Albany are talking about possible police reforms in this state. State legislators are discussing the ...

The traces we leave

Outdoors

If you live in the Adirondacks, or anywhere with nearby wilderness, hopefully you’ve heard of “Leave No Trace.” If you haven’t, the term refers to the set of 7 Principles created by the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics. In their language, these “provide an easily understood ...

Four run for two seats on Saranac Lake school board

Local News

SARANAC LAKE — The school board election this year will be conducted by mail-in ballot, and residents within the Saranac Lake Central School District should have their copies already. Saranac Lake has the Tri-Lakes’ only contested school board race, with four candidates vying for two ...

Mercy employee has tested positive for COVID-19

Local News

TUPPER LAKE — An employee at Mercy Living Center tested positive for COVID-19 Sunday. Matt Scollin, spokesman for Adirondack Health which owns and runs the Tupper Lake nursing home, wrote in a press release that all Mercy Living Center staff have been tested twice per week since May 10, ...

Saranac Lake demonstration today to protest Floyd death

Local News

SARANAC LAKE — A rally to demand justice for George Floyd, a black man who died in handcuffs as a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes, is planned for 5 to 7 p.m. today in Riverside Park. The protest is being organized by the High Peaks chapter of the ...

Trump declares he’s a law & order president amid Floyd protests

Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid racial unrest across the nation, President Donald Trump on Monday declared himself “the president of law and order” and threatened to deploy the United States military to American cities to quell a rise of violent protests. As Trump spoke, an incredible TV split ...

Essex Co. cuts from 4 coroners down to 2

Local News

Essex County may soon have two fewer coroner positions. The county Board of Supervisors on Monday voted unanimously to decrease the number of elected county coroner positions from four to two. The change — which could be subject to public referendum if a petition is filed demanding one ...

Chateaugay barber retiring after 65 years

Local News

CHATEAUGAY — Haircuts weren’t the only thing provided at Gabe Lopardo’s Barbershop on Main Street in Chateaugay. There was “no lack of advice they will give you,” Assemblyman D. Billy Jones, D-Plattsburgh, said of Lopardo and his legion of regulars who made the barbershop a ...