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Man convicted of manslaughter in ATV crash

PROVIDENCE (AP) - A Saratoga County jury has convicted a 34-year-old man of vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated for an all-terrain vehicle crash that killed his passenger.Edward Wager of Caroga Lake was found guilty Friday of offenses related to the June 2015 ATV crash that ...

Remillard to oversee hospitals in Elizabethtown, Ti

John Remillard has been named president of Elizabethtown Community Hospital along with Inter-Lakes Health in Ticonderoga.The University of Vermont Health Network-Elizabethtown Community Hospital's board of directors, along with the University of Vermont Health Network Adirondack Region and ...

Big screen dream

SARANAC LAKE - Peter Wilson has so far been a one-man army in his effort to build a new movie theater downtown.Now the former owner of Major Plowshares Army-Navy says he needs more troops, and a lot of ammunition, to make his dream come true.Wilson held a public meeting Thursday on his Cinema ...

New York repeals sales tax on tampons

ALBANY - New York state has repealed its tax on tampons and other feminine hygiene products, a move expected to save women $10 million a year.Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the measure into law Thursday, calling it "a matter of social and economic justice." The repeal passed the ...

En-tree-preneur

TUPPER LAKE - It wasn't until Garrett Kopp found a strange-looking fungus in the woods that he really began to see the forest for the trees ... and dollar signs.The young entrepreneur and avid outdoorsman from Tupper Lake has found several ways to monetize the wilderness. His current venture is ...

Slow rise from ashes

LAKE PLACID - One year after a fire ravaged the nearly century-old Fortunes of Time building on the eve of the annual Ironman Lake Placid triathlon, hundreds of triathletes and their loved ones will return to the village for the first time for this weekend's race.Down at 2519 Main St., the ...

Enterprise wins 4 awards from publishers association

ALBANY - The Adirondack Daily Enterprise received four journalism awards for 2015 from the New York News Publishers Association.The NYNPA gives only first-place awards. The Enterprise competed in the under-10,000 circulation class. The awards were given out Monday at a banquet at the State Room ...

Family Dollar is open in Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID - The new 8,320-square-foot Family Dollar store at 50 Fawn Ridge Road held its official grand opening, complete with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, on Saturday after initially opening on July 7.The store opened despite ongoing reconfiguration of Fawn Ridge Road's intersection with ...

Court halts snowmobile trail work in Newcomb

NEWCOMB - Protect the Adirondacks won a temporary court injunction against the state Department of Environmental Conservation when a judge halted work on a snowmobile trail near here last week.The green group had filed for an injunction against the DEC's tree cutting for the "community ...

Chamber hosts meet-and-greet on Lake Flower Resort

SARANAC LAKE - The Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce invites people to a Business After Hours event featuring a meet-and-greet with Jacob Wright, lead consultant for the Lake Flower Resort and Spa.Coakley High Peaks Ace Hardware, Tops supermarket and Verizon Wireless Zone of the Saranac ...

Hochul’s Wild Walk

TUPPER LAKE - Lt. Gov. Kathleen Hochul toured the Wild Center Monday as part of the state's effort to highlight a record-high economic impact in tourism.Hochul met with the natural history museum's original board of directors, examined indoor exhibits and toured the Wild Walk with local ...

Movie theater meeting set for Thursday

SARANAC LAKE - A public meeting is set for Thursday on a plan to bring a new, multi-screen movie theater in downtown Saranac Lake.Cinema Saranac Lake, led by Peter Wilson, will host a "community interest information and discussion" meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Saranac Lake Free Library's ...

What’s behind that wall?

SARANAC LAKE - The former Adirondack National Bank at 75 Main St., currently a First Niagara branch, will once again have a different sign on its imposing, flat brick facade. It's a facade that some local leaders and historic preservation advocates say sticks out like a sore thumb among ...

Zip line coming to Lake Placid in August

LAKE PLACID - For all the years Jen Jubin has spent at her family's Cascade Cross Country Ski Center, she's never been up in one of the ground's trees.Traversing the center's 20 kilometers of cross-country trails, there was hardly a reason to scale the maples, tamaracks and spruces. For Jubin, ...

Leadership change at Blue Mountain arts center

The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts begins its busiest season with fresh direction from an experienced businesswoman and an accomplished opera singer.Christine Pouch of Indian Lake has taken over as the nonprofit's executive director, with support from George Cordes of Tupper Lake, the ...

Broadway head shop shuts down

SARANAC LAKE - A downtown head shop that was targeted by the state Attorney General's Office has apparently shut down.A "For Rent" sign is posted on the door of what used to be The Grateful Toad, and the Broadway storefront has been cleared out.A message left with a phone number posted on the ...

St. Joe’s plans addiction clinic in Tupper Lake

TUPPER LAKE - St. Joseph's Addiction Treatment and Recovery Centers, based in Saranac Lake, plans to open a new outpatient clinic here.St. Joe's would convert a former cat shelter at 190 Main St. to better serve people dealing with addiction in the Tupper Lake region. The Pet House, as it was ...

Police investigate break-in of safe at High Falls Gorge

Someone broke into the office at Wilmington's High Falls Gorge early Sunday morning, "mangled" open a 760-pound steel and concrete safe, and stole cash and papers inside, owner Kathryn Reiss said Wednesday.State police are investigating and asking people to help them track down the burglar.They ...