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Special eclipse glasses selling out quickly

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 ...

Lawsuit: Landlord wanted sex for lower rent

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

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 ...

Philip Morris

Downtown revitalization presentation Tuesday

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.
(Enterprise photo — Aaron Cerbone)

New psychology program will kick off this fall at Paul Smith’s

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 ...

State says Regis-Applejack isn’t a camp

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 ...

The former Frontier Town as seen in January 2017. 
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Interactive Ad’k ‘Base Camp’ pitched for former Frontier Town site

LAKE PLACID — If a redeveloper and former Wall Street investment banker’s vision becomes reality, the former site of Frontier Town will harken back to the great camps of Adirondack yesteryear while dually featuring interactive elements similar to a “progressive museum.” Jeff Hyman, ...

Ralph Etienne, left, and Mike Kelly, locals who have shopped at the Bloomin’ Market since it opened, pose at the counter with their groceries.
(Enterprise photo — Dana Hatton)

New owner coming to Bloomingdale’s store

BLOOMINGDALE — The Bloomin’ Market, this hamlet’s only general store and gas station, is closing at the end of this month and being bought by the owner of Adirondack Corner Store in Lake Placid, as long as an environmental study on the fuel tanks comes back with no signs of ...

Lottery winner John Lewis poses with his girlfriend Mary, mother Pat Lewis and an oversized check Tuesday at Tops supermarket on Church Street in Saranac Lake, where he bought his winning ticket.
(Photo provided — Tops Friendly Markets)

Saranac Lake man wins $172,068 a year for life on scratch-off

SARANAC LAKE — Semi-retired restaurant worker John Lewis, 56, of Saranac Lake, has claimed a top prize in Set For Life, a state lottery scratch-off game. Lewis chose to receive his prize in annual payments instead of a $5 million lump sum, netting him $172,068 a year for the rest of his ...

Relyea named as new Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce director

SARANAC LAKE — Adrienne Relyea has been appointed as the new executive director of the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. “Adrienne is passionate about SLACC’s mission and is committed to growing our membership and providing the best possible services,” said SLACC Board of ...

New Saranac Lake region branding effort underway

SARANAC LAKE — The communities that comprise the Saranac Lake region, in conjunction with the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism, are embarking on a process to build a new unified brand and will be seeking input from all stakeholders, residents and visitors in the upcoming months. ...

Saranac Lake man wins big bucks on scratch-off ticket

SARANAC LAKE — Semi-retired restaurant worker John Lewis, 56, of Saranac Lake, has claimed a top prize in Set For Life, a state lottery scratch-off game. Lewis chose to receive his prize in annual payments instead of a $5 million lump sum, netting him $172,068 a year for the rest of his ...

BluSeed, Saranac Lake, Tupper awarded smart growth grants

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday more than $1.35 million in Smart Growth grants has been awarded to 18 communities and organizations in the North Country and six in the Mid-Hudson Valley. Funding has been awarded to municipalities and nonprofit organizations that responded ...

Campers pose in the wood shop with a wooden horse at Camp Treetops.
(Enterprise photo — Dana Hatton)

Helping hands make light work at Camp Treetops

LAKE PLACID — Camp Treetops puts a lot of hard work and fun into its summer days. Founded in 1921 by progressive educators, the camp is in its 97th year. Resting on 225 acres on Round Lake, It’s off of state Route 73 outside of Lake Placid, associated with North Country ...

Crawling the web

LAKE PLACID — The effort to ensure compliance with Essex County’s occupancy tax law has ratcheted up this summer as a software company that digitally “crawls” the internet to identify vacation rental listings has provided the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism with a detailed ...

Students from Kids R Us Early Learning Center in Saranac Lake stand together hand-in-hand after a hike to the top of Mt. Baker. 
(Photo provided)

Kids R Us marks 20 years

SARANAC LAKE — Kids R Us Early Learning Center started a tradition recently where graduating high school seniors who went to pre-kindergarten or were cared for as infants at the center come back for a visit. “They come back on graduation day and meet the preschool students that they ...

Michele Pinard, the new principal of  LP Quinn Elementary School, has worked at schools on three continents, learning from observing the varying and experimental teaching styles.
(Enterprise photo — Aaron Cerbone)

New head of L.P. Quinn brings international experience

TUPPER LAKE — As L.P. Quinn Elementary School is under construction for the summer, it’s new principal Michele Pinard looks to reconstruct the school’s educational structure as well. With teaching experience spanning three continents and a child-centered approach to education, Pinard ...

The village of Saranac Lake has endorsed a $500,000 state grant application from Calli Shelton and Randy Coles, who plan to convert the former Dew Drop Inn into a restaurant and bar seen here. 
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Saranac Lake backs grant applications for Dew Drop, Pendragon, BluSeed

SARANAC LAKE — The village Board of Trustees has thrown its support behind state grant applications for the former Dew Drop Inn, Pendragon Theatre and BluSeed Studios, among several other programs and projects. Applications for the seventh round of the state’s Regional Economic ...