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Report: Allegiant forced to make 77 unexpected landings

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A newspaper investigation has found that Allegiant Air’s planes are four times as likely to break down in flight as those operated by other major U.S. airlines. Plattsburgh, New York, is one of the dozens of cities to which Allegiant flies, along with ...

Saranac Lake school board weighs borrowing plan for capital project

SARANAC LAKE — Saranac Lake Central School District officials are weighing several options for spreading out the cost of a proposed $18.7 million upgrade to school buildings. The district’s board of education met Wednesday with representatives of the financial consulting firm Bernard P. ...

North Elba 2017 budget meets tax cap

LAKE PLACID — The town of North Elba passed its budget Tuesday night, meeting the state-mandated tax cap. The tax levy for 2017 is set at $4,248,704, a 0.85 percent increase ($36,230) over the 2016 tax levy. The town raised its tax levy by 1.3 percent last year and 2.3 percent the year ...

Citizen Advocates welcomes new communications director

MALONE — Citizen Advocates, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Joe Riccio as the organization’s new director of communications and government affairs. In the newly created position,  Riccio is responsible for the development and implementation of strategic communications in ...

ORDA Job Fair for Winter Season Wednesday

LAKE PLACID — The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority and Centerplate Food Service will host a job fair at the Whiteface Mountain Base Lodge from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday. Both full-time and part-time positions are available for the upcoming 2016-17 winter season at ...

Enterprise launches revamped website

Faster. A cleaner design that’s easier to navigate. Mobile-friendly. And some new features thrown in, too. That’s the premise behind the Adirondack Daily Enterprise’s redesigned website, which launched Thursday. The site can be found online at ...

Springsteen’s drummer buys Lake Placid lot

LAKE PLACID - The drummer for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band broke an Adirondack price record as he bought a building lot on Lake Placid where the sellers were forced to tear down an unpermitted boathouse last year. The Grimditch family, doing business as Happy Hill LLC, sold the vacant ...

State gave 911 services a broadband boost

A $2.8 million project to upgrade broadband service for emergency call centers throughout the North Country, Capital Region and Mohawk Valley is complete, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Tuesday.Essex and Franklin were among the 13 counties that benefitted from the Round II Regional Economic ...

N.Y adopts stricter emissions on building generators

ALBANY (AP) - New York state now has tougher emission limits for diesel generators and natural gas-fired engines commonly used to supply back-up power in large buildings like hospitals and offices.Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration says Tuesday that the new air quality standards are ...

Assembly District 115: State parties fuel big spending by candidates

State Republican and Democratic party leaders are pumping tens of thousands of dollars into the race for the 115th Assembly District seat held now by Janet Duprey.As of this morning, Democrat Billy Jones and Republican Kevin Mulverhill have received a combined $491,663 in contributions, most of ...

Reasons for closed door rail-trail meetings

RAY BROOK - A stakeholder group says it wants the public to see its consensus rails-to-trails decisions and not be distracted by its members' disagreements along the way.That's one reason why it's reinforcing its decision to keep its meetings closed to the public and press, according to notes ...

Springsteen’s drummer buys land on Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID - The drummer for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band broke an Adirondack price record as he bought a building lot on Lake Placid where the sellers were forced to tear down an unpermitted boathouse last year.The Grimditch family, doing business as Happy Hill LLC, sold the vacant ...

Adirondack Youth Climate Summit Thursday, Friday at Wild Center

TUPPER LAKE - Called one of the best educational events in the region, the eighth Adirondack Youth Climate Summit is right around the corner Thursday and Friday at The Wild Center.More than 25,000 students are represented by the 250 participants from 30 high schools, colleges and universities ...

5K Run/Trot Auction for Charity Nov. 24 at Bitters and Bones

SARANAC LAKE - The 5K Run/Trot Auction for Charity will be held at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 24 at Bitters and Bones, 65 Broadway.All the funds raised will benefit the Interfaith Food Pantry and the Saranac Lake Student Needs Fund.For more information and to register, visit adkturkeytrot.org.

End of the line?

SARANAC LAKE - A handful of men stood in the cold along the railroad tracks outside Union Depot Wednesday morning. Some took pictures and some shed tears as "Rosie," an Adirondack Scenic Railroad engine, slowly pulled out of the station, potentially for the last time ever, bound for its ...

Notes give view into private rail trail meetings

RAY BROOK - If a rail trail between Lake Placid and Tupper Lake is completed as it's now being planned, it may look similar to a plan previously put forward by Adirondack Recreational Trail Advocates.State Department of Environmental Conservation officials were hesitant about using resources ...

Candidates offer various views on the economy

The 21st Congressional District race has become synonymous with three letters: TPP.Democratic candidate William "Mike" Derrick has used TPP, the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement among 12 Pacific Rim nations, as a primary point of attack against U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro, ...

Weatherization program seeks applications

ELIZABETHTOWN - The Adirondack Community Action Program Inc. Weatherization Assistance Program of Essex County is seeking applicants for the 2016-17 program year.The program provides free services to income-eligible families and individuals by reducing their heating-cooling cost and improving ...

New sponsor, 2 new sports for Empire State Winter Games

CANTON (AP) - The Empire State Winter Games has landed a sponsor, and organizers are adding two new sports for the upcoming competition in February.Community Bank will be the title sponsor for 2017. Company president and CEO Mark Tryniski made the announcement on Wednesday.The 37th edition of ...