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Stefanik quiet on whether she would have voted for AHCA

As President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled their American Health Care Act to repeal “Obamacare” off the House floor Friday, Republicans and Democrats in the North Country and the rest of New York continued to blame each another for the country’s health care ...

Republicans pull health bill

WASHINGTON — In a humiliating failure, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders yanked their bill to repeal “Obamacare” off the House floor Friday when it became clear it would fail badly — after seven years of nonstop railing against the health care law. Democrats said Americans can ...

More syrup with narrower tubes? Study says maybe

LAKE PLACID — Narrower tubes might help maple farmers make more syrup, a Lake Placid study has determined. Michael Farrell, director of the Cornell Uihlein Forest maple research center in Lake Placid, evaluated the production efficiency of two sizes of maple sap tubing in gravity-based ...

No repeal for ‘Obamacare’ — a humiliating defeat for Trump

WASHINGTON — In a humiliating failure, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders pulled their bill to repeal "Obamacare" off the House floor Friday when it became clear it would fail badly — after seven years of nonstop railing against the law. Democrats said Americans can "breathe a sigh ...

Stefanik quiet on whether she would have voted for AHCA

As President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled their American Health Care Act to repeal “Obamacare” off the House floor Friday, Republicans and Democrats in the North Country and the rest of New York continued to blame each another for the country’s health care ...

Tupper Lake seeks principals at both schools

TUPPER LAKE — Both schools here are in the hunt for principals. L.P. Quinn Elementary School Principal Julia Aubrey recently announced her resignation at a Board of Education meeting, and Tupper Lake Middle-High School is looking to remove the “interim” title from its current ...

Events won’t be held at Big Tupper this year

TUPPER LAKE — The Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce was informed that both the Tupper Lake Warrior Run and OkTupperfest would be relocated from their homes at Big Tupper Ski area to new locations. Though no reason was given at the time, Jim LaValley of Adirondack Residents Intent on Saving ...

Questions remain about foundation at former NSA

LAKE PLACID — It’s a wait and see process right now for the owners of the site of the former National Sports Academy building at 821 Mirror Lake Drive as diging into the soil and its effect on the structure and surrounding structures will likely dictate how feasible the Placid Inn project ...

Enterprise will host job fair Wednesday at NCCC

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Daily Enterprise will host the largest Job Fair in the Tri-Lakes area Wednesday. There are more than 200 positions that need to be filled by the attending businesses, agencies, and institutions. There are a large selection from summer jobs to permanent ...

Fantasy camp with 1980 hockey gold medalists starts Sunday

LAKE PLACID — Fourteen of the 19 remaining 1980 USA Hockey team players will be back in Lake Placid Sunday through Wednesday to participate in the third annual Miracle on Ice Fantasy Camp. Fifty-six campers are scheduled to participate in the four-day event at the Lake Placid Olympic ...

Immigration report calls out Franklin, St. Lawrence counties

County sheriffs along New York’s Canadian border are scratching their heads over a federal report on places that refuse to cooperate with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. The Department of Homeland Security’s Declined Detainer Outcome report, released Monday, ...

Stefanik undecided on today’s health plan vote

Rep. Elise Stefanik wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act but isn’t committing to the GOP replacement plan. President Donald Trump, Speaker Paul Ryan and other Republican leaders spent this week on Capitol Hill trying to round up the 216 House votes needed to approve the bill in a ...

Stefanik supports Medicaid change in New York

While Rep. Elise Stefanik remains uncommitted about her vote on the American Health Care Act, she fully supports an amendment that would ease the Medicaid burden on local counties. House Speaker Paul Ryan tried to woo upstate New York Republicans, including Stefanik, R-Willsboro, with an ...

Melting business: Warmer U.S. winter hurts small companies

NEW YORK — The big snowstorm in the U.S. Midwest and East last week was a respite for some small business owners, after a generally mild winter that has nipped into the revenue of many companies and forced them to rethink their cold-weather strategies. Retailers who sell winter clothing or ...

Stefanik hesitating on health-care plan

WASHINGTON — The fate of the Republican health-care plan appears to rest on conservative Republicans like Rep. Lou Barletta of Pennsylvania and centrists like Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York. Barletta, an immigration hard-liner, said he remains opposed to the legislation because it ...

Local RadioShack survives another closure wave

SARANAC LAKE — The only RadioShack in the Tri-Lakes area will remain open despite the chain announcing it will close 552 stores after filing for bankruptcy for the second time in two years. Yes, there is an “Everything must go” sign on the front of the RadioShack in the Saranac Lake ...

Cuomo: Congressional GOP has ‘declared war on New York’

ALBANY — Republicans in Congress have “declared war on New York” with a plan to cut off Medicaid contributions from local counties, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday. The proposal, one of several revisions to the Republican health care bill, was pitched as a way to help local ...

Local RadioShack survives another closure wave

SARANAC LAKE — The only RadioShack in the Tri-Lakes area will remain open despite the chain announcing it will close 552 stores after filing for bankruptcy for the second time in two years. Yes, there is an “Everything must go” sign on the front of the RadioShack in the Saranac Lake ...

Lake Placid appoints interim electric chief

LAKE PLACID — Trustees appointed Kimball Daby as the village’s interim electric superintendent, effective March 31, at Monday night’s board meeting. Daby, who currently is employed by the village as a first-class lineman with the electric department, succeeds Lake Placid’s longtime ...