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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 ...

Rich New Yorkers ask state to raise their taxes

ALBANY — Some of the wealthiest New Yorkers are asking the state to raise their taxes. Eighty people including George Soros, Steven Rockefeller and Abigail Disney wrote to lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo saying they and other top earners should pay more to support schools, ...

Company pitches robotic garage as alternative for Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — In the wake of last week’s 65-minute public hearing about this village’s use of eminent domain to obtain Adirondack Museum property for a municipal parking garage at the site of the NBT Bank lot, an out-of-state company has reached out recommending an alternative. All ...

Little, Jones highlight state budget proposals

State Sen. Betty Little says her chamber’s budget plan calls for an increase in school aid, tax relief and workers compensation reform to help small businesses. It would also set aside billions of dollars for clean water and sewer projects throughout the state. Assemblyman Billy Jones, ...

Home health aides: Minimum-wage hikes could deepen shortage

WEST CHAZY — Only 17 snowy miles from the Canadian border, Katie Bushey’s most basic needs are met by traveling health aides who come into her home to change her diapers, track her seizures, spoon-feed her fettucine Alfredo and load her wheelchair into the shower. But that’s only ...

Capitol Watch: Budget, Uber and college tuition

ALBANY — Talks over the state budget are heating up, with decisions on college tuition assistance and Uber’s upstate expansion looming. The Republican-led Senate and the Democrat-controlled Assembly are in broad agreement with many of Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s key proposals this ...

Maple Weekends begin Saturday

New York state will host Maple Weekend Saturday and Sunday as well as on March 25-26 at various sugarhouses throughout the area. Here is a list of the local participants and their offerings: - Wild Center, 45 Museum Drive, Tupper Lake On Saturdays, March 18 and 25 from 8:30 to ...

Stefanik opposes Trump’s budget proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Thursday, Rep. Elise Stefanik, who represents the 21st Congressional District, said she does not support President Donald Trump’s budget proposal. “While there are savings to be found in every federal agency, I do not support the President’s initial budget ...

How Trump’s budget could affect northern New York

Increases: ¯ Military, which may include the Army base at Fort Drum ¯ Homeland Security, which includes staff at the U.S.-Canada border ¯ Veterans Affairs, which could increase VA medical offerings --- Cuts — Trump’s budget proposal would eliminate or severely reduce these ...

Proposed Saranac Lake village budget under the tax cap

SARANAC LAKE — The tax levy would rise slightly under a tentative village budget that will be the subject of a public hearing Monday. The amount of the budget to be raised by taxes would increase 1.65 percent, or $59,951, going from $3,6111,646 in the current fiscal year to $3,671,597 in ...

States find closed prisons can be a tough sell

ALBANY — Perched atop an Adirondack mountain, the 325-acre site for sale seems to have everything a developer could want: spectacular views, a man-made lake, close proximity to the tourist destination of Saratoga Springs and, oh, former President Ulysses S. Grant lived out his final days in ...

How Trump’s budget could affect northern New York

Some ways Trump’s budget could affect New York's North Country - Increases: ¯ Military, which may include the Army base at Fort Drum ¯ Homeland Security, which includes staff at the U.S.-Canada border ¯ Veterans Affairs, which could increase VA medical offerings - Cuts — ...

Lake Placid will vote once again on fate of village court

LAKE PLACID — Just nine months removed from the same choice, village voters will again decide on whether or not they want to keep their village court. The proposition will be on the ballot for this village’s regularly scheduled election on Tuesday March 21 at the North Elba Town ...

Digging it? Adirondacks get up to 40″ of snow

LAKE PLACID — The people of the Tri-Lakes are digging out from under more than 3 feet of snow this morning as Winter Storm Stella forced Essex and Franklin counties to declare states of emergency, schools to close and officials to mandate drivers to stay off the roads. The Lake Placid ...

No home delivery of today’s newspaper

SARANAC LAKE — Today’s Adirondack Daily Enterprise print edition will be late and will not be home-delivered, since a blizzard that dumped roughly 3 feet of snow on the Tri-Lakes area has made driving unsafe. Today’s print edition will be available at the Enterprise office at 54 ...

Northeast facing icy mess

NEW YORK — Plunging temperatures ushered in by the storm that plastered the Northeast turned the snow and sleet into rock-solid ice, leaving roads and sidewalks treacherous today and making shoveling seem like hard labor. Tuesday’s powerful nor’easter paralyzed much of the ...

Saranac Lake seeks grant for rail trail connection

SARANAC LAKE — The village is seeking more grant money to make a connection to the state’s proposed rail trail. Meanwhile, the state is holding off on seeking contractors to remove the railroad tracks between Tupper Lake and Lake Placid because of a court-issued stay. - Funds for ...

Lake Placid residents, business owners sound off on parking garage

LAKE PLACID — More than 20 local residents, business owners and elected officials spoke up at Monday’s public hearing about the village’s plans to use eminent domain to acquire property owned by the Adirondack Museum to build a municipal parking garage. The hearing lasted 65 ...