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Double-digit premium hikes for health plan

WASHINGTON - Premiums will go up sharply next year under President Barack Obama's health care law, and many consumers will be down to just one insurer, the administration confirmed Monday. That's sure to stoke another "Obamacare" controversy days before a presidential election.Before ...

Congress candidates face off in last debate

PLATTSBURGH - The three candidates for the 21st Congressional District seat stayed firm on their issue positions in their final debate, which produced few, if any fireworks.Incumbent Republican Elise Stefanik continued her support for her party's presidential candidate, Donald Trump, despite ...

Multi-generational center discussed at Beach House

LAKE PLACID - More than 50 members of the greater Lake Placid community gathered at the renovated village Beach House Thursday evening to brainstorm what exactly the new "multi-generational" Beach House Community Center would provide.Mary Dietrich, chairwoman of the board of the Lake ...

Fire damages Lake Placid Lodge guest building

A guest building on the Lake Placid Lodge property was damaged by fire early this morning.The Lake Placid Volunteer Fire Department was called to the lodge's Lakeside Building, which houses six suites for resort guests, at 4:01 a.m. for a reported structure fire. Four trucks, a fire boat and 29 ...

Community Store at 5

SARANAC LAKE - Five years after it launched to much fanfare, business continues to be steady at the Saranac Lake Community Store, although it's not yet turning a profit.Revenue from sales has increased each year, the store has a strong customer base and has maintained a solid retail presence in ...

Tupper village candidates focus on economy

TUPPER LAKE - After sitting down separately with the four candidates for the village Board of Trustees, it is evident that spurring economic growth and creating jobs are at the forefront of each of their minds.Democrats Clint Hollingsworth and Dave McMahon, and Republicans Ray Bigrow and ...

New York restricts Airbnb, with fines of up to $7,500

ALBANY - New York state enacted one of the nation's toughest restrictions on Airbnb on Friday with a new law authorizing fines of up to $7,500 for many short-term rentals.The measure signed into law by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo applies to rentals of fewer than 30 days when the owner or ...

Cyberattacks on key internet firm disrupt services

Withering cyberattacks on server farms of a key internet firm repeatedly disrupted access to major websites and online services including Twitter, Netflix and PayPal across the United States on Friday. The White House called the disruption malicious and a hacker group claimed responsibility, ...

Short named acting Long Lake school superintendent

LONG LAKE - Tupper Lake resident Noelle Short was appointed recently as acting superintendent and principal of the Long Lake Central School District, effective Oct. 1.Long Lake Superintendent Donald K. Carlisle will take a temporary medical leave of absence for the remainder of the school year. ...

Shapiro hosts open rail-trail meeting Tuesday

SARANAC LAKE - Village trustee Rich Shapiro will host a second open meeting Tuesday, Oct. 25 to discuss amenities along the proposed rail-trail. The meeting will only discuss amenities along the 2.3 miles of trail that are within the village limits.The meeting will be from 4 to 6 p.m. at the ...

Workshop offered on hemp-growing pilot program

ALBANY (AP) - A hemp industry trade group is holding a workshop for people interested in New York's hemp-growing pilot program.The state is offering 10 licenses that allow universities to grow hemp or partner with farmers to grow it. A central New York farm paired with Morrisville State College ...

Assembly District 115: Jones, Mulverhill discuss Sunmount, rail trail, tourism

SARANAC LAKE - From Sunmount to a rail-trail debate to outdoor recreation, Adirondack issues were among the questions two Assembly candidates answered in separate interviews at the Enterprise office.Democrat Billy Jones and Republican Kevin Mulverhill are running to succeed Janet Duprey in ...

Uihlein to Elderwood

LAKE PLACID - The company that's taken over operation of Uihlein Living Center plans to spend $5 million on renovations, offer new services and programs, and increase the number of residents at the facility to its full capacity.Buffalo-based Elderwood officially closed Oct. 4 on its acquisition ...

Trump sends shock waves with defiant stance at latest presidential debate

LAS VEGAS - Trailing in the polls, Donald Trump had little to lose in his final debate against Hillary Clinton. He still managed to send shock waves, refusing to say he would accept the results of the 2016 election if he loses.Trump largely steered clear of making personal attacks against ...

School board sets date for public vote on capital project

Residents in the Saranac Lake Central School District are being asked to approve a multi- million-dollar capital project that will give some long-needed attention to aging infrastructure.The $18.7 million referendum, which was scheduled for Jan. 10 in a unanimous vote at Wednesday night's ...

Hotel in the works for Tupper intersection

TUPPER LAKE - Two entrepreneurial women with ties to this community are pressing forward with plans to build a boutique hotel and conference center in the heart of the business district at the junction of Routes 3 and 30."It's time," Betsy Lowe of Lake Placid said Tuesday. She and her friend ...

Assembly District 115: Jones, Mulverhill take on the issues

SARANAC LAKE - With less than a month to go before the Nov. 8 election, the two candidates seeking to represent the North Country's Assembly District 115, Republican Kevin Mulverhill and Democrat Billy Jones, stopped by the Enterprise office over the past week to share their thoughts on myriad ...

Village rail trail meeting draws questions, provides few answers

SARANAC LAKE - Village of Saranac Lake Trustee Rich Shapiro held the first open meeting related to the rail trail on Tuesday night at the town hall. About a dozen people filtered in and out, some leaving with the same number of questions they entered with.Shapiro held the meeting to gather ...

International Paper endows Paul Smith’s College professor

PAUL SMITHS - A Paul Smith's College professor has been named as the institution's first International Paper Endowed Professor in Forestry Economics.Brett McLeod, professor of Natural Resource Management and Policy and 2003 graduate of Paul Smith's, was honored with the distinction Friday, Oct. ...

Number of farm cider makers triples in 2 years

ALBANY (AP) - The number of farm cider makers in New York state has tripled in just two years, reflecting the surge in popularity for the alcoholic beverage.Numbers released Tuesday show the state has 24 licensed farm cideries, up from just eight in 2014.Farm cideries are required to use apples ...