Health

Coyote that bit woman had rabies

KINGSBURY (AP) — Authorities say a coyote shot by an environmental conservation officer after it attacked a woman on a rural New York trail has tested positive for rabies. The Washington County sheriff’s office says the animal was killed Thursday, one day after a woman was attacked on a ...

Former Sunmount employee pleads guilty

TUPPER LAKE — A former Sunmount employee, accused of abusing a developmentally disabled resident in May, pleaded guilty to a reduced charge on Wednesday. Lukas Matthews, 22, of Tupper Lake, was arrested May 23 based on the accusation that he grabbed a Sunmount resident by the neck and ...

Saranac Lake school board members, with D.J. Fowler and Peg Cantwell of Franklin County Public Health in front, look over maps that identify areas in Franklin County with high lead contamination levels.
(Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)

Search for lead gets stricter

SARANAC LAKE — Franklin County Public Health officials are asking local schools and physicians to do more to prevent lead poisoning in children. The health department’s Peg Cantwell and D.J. Fowler met with the Saranac Lake Central School District Board of Education on Wednesday to ...

Fundraiser event Sunday in SL for Alissa Dorman

SARANAC LAKE — There will be a fundraiser for Alissa Dorman from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday in Riverside Park. Dorman is a 21-year-old, newly married, mother of a 5-month-old daughter. She was recently diagnosed with lung cancer and underwent an operation to remove a large tumor and a part of ...

With an ambulance standing by in the background in case of injury, the Saranac Lake Mountaineers Rugby Club, at left, faces off against the East Side Hyenas Sunday in the Can-Am Rugby Tournament’s social division championship match at North Country Community College in Saranac Lake. The Mountaineers won 36-32 to claim their first social division title in the tournament’s 44-year history.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Rugby player drops lawsuit over injury

SARANAC LAKE — A Long Island man says he is dropping a lawsuit he filed against organizers of the Can-Am Rugby Tournament over a serious head injury he suffered during a match in 2014. Dan Nelson, of Center Moriches, faxed a statement to the Enterprise on Thursday, three years to the day ...

Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance Service EMT Mellissa "Missy" Furnia, center, receives the MVP of the Lake Placid Summit Classic lacrosse tournament Thursday evening from Summit Lacrosse Ventures CEO Ashley Gersuk and George Leveille, co-founder of the Lake Placid Summit Classic. On Wednesday, Furnia saved the life of a lacrosse player who was having a heart attack. (Photo provided — Casey Vock for Summit Lacrosse Ventures)

Lacrosse player’s life saved after mid-game heart attack in Lake Placid

John Sussingham, a lacrosse player for Ohio Wesleyan’s alumni team, suffered a heart attack around 5 p.m. Wednesday during a game in the Lake Placid Summit Classic — but with the help of trainers and emergency medical technicians, he is alive and in stable condition. “I’m feeling ...

The foundation for Adirondack Medical Center’s new surgical services addition to its Saranac Lake hospital is about 50 percent complete, as seen here on Friday.
(Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)

Expansion progresses on new surgical wing at Adirondack Medical Center

SARANAC LAKE — Work continues on the biggest expansion project Adirondack Medical Center has seen in at least 16 years. The foundation for the hospital’s new surgical services wing is 50 percent complete, and structural steel will arrive in the next few weeks. A new stormwater ...

Getman

Hospital CEO worried about Washington ‘uncertainty’

SARANAC LAKE — Adirondack Health CEO Sylvia Getman woke up to what she said was some good news on Friday. Just a few hours earlier, at a late-night session in Washington, Arizona Sen. John McCain cast the deciding vote that killed his party’s narrowly crafted Obamacare repeal ...

Doug Zaph of the Mountaineers Old Boys squad looks up toward a bouncing ball while kicking up a cloud of dust with Jeff Preston of the Old Breed side during Friday’s match in the 44th annual Can-Am Rugby Tournament in Saranac Lake. The MOB, one of three teams hosting the tournament, finished the day with a 0-2 record in the over-50 division.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

As concussion worries rise, scientists at Can-Am are on front lines

SARANAC LAKE — At 5-foot-5 and 130 pounds, 17-year-old Tyler Callahan is the smallest of the hundred-or-so members of the Mountaineers Rugby Club. “Guaranteed,” Cameron Moody, the club’s president, says with a smirk as he looks over at Callahan. This time last year, as a ...

Brooke Dewyea is seen in her Facebook profile photo.

Dinner helps injured woman

TUPPER LAKE — A chicken barbecue dinner to raise funds for a woman who was hit by a camper in late June will be held on July 30 at 3 p.m. It’s is a common example of people from all across the Tupper Lake region, generous with their time and money, banding together to support someone ...

‘Reflections of a Country Doctor’ Wednesday at Will Rogers

SARANAC LAKE — As part of the Saranac Village at Will Rogers’ Road to Retirement Series, Dr. Daniel Way, Adirondack writer, photographer and physician, will speak about his life as a country doctor from his books “All in a Day’s Work” and “Never a Dull Moment” at 2 p.m. ...

Fire driver Charlie Duprey stands beside a truck as the Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department responds to smoke coming from an overheating air conditioning unit inside Adirondack Medical Center early Wednesday afternoon.
(Enterprise photo — Antonio Olivero)

Smoldering A/C unit contained at hospital

SARANAC LAKE — Smoke from a malfunctioning air conditioning unit was contained and ejected from an office at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake early Wednesday afternoon. There were neither open flames nor injuries. Fire Chief Brendan Keough said the source of the smoke was an ...

Fire driver Charlie Duprey stands beside a truck as the Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department responds to smoke coming from an overheating air conditioning unit inside Adirondack Medical Center early Wednesday afternoon.
(Enterprise photo — Antonio Olivero)

Smoldering A/C unit contained at Saranac Lake hospital

SARANAC LAKE — Smoke from a malfunctioning air conditioning unit was contained and ejected from an office at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake early Wednesday afternoon. There were neither open flames nor injuries. Fire Chief Brendan Keough said the source of the smoke was an ...

The old water treatment plant will not be used for village water anymore when Tupper Lake switches to well water, saving money on treatment and requiring less chemicals.
(Enterprise photo — Aaron Cerbone)

Work will start soon to switch Tupper to well water

TUPPER LAKE — The village is well on its way to having a cheaper and less chemical-dependent source for water, a well. While the water currently pulled from Big Tupper Lake and Little Simond Pond is treated with a handful of chemicals, well water only requires chlorine to be added. ...

Matt Bogert (right) the captain of the Ironman Lake Placid volunteer scuba rescue team, takes a short break with several members of his crew during the middle of the 140.6-mile swim, bike, run event’s swim portion.
(Enterprise photo — Antonio Olivero)

Scuba team is key to preventing Ironman swim accidents

LAKE PLACID — Gazing into Mirror Lake from the beach dock at 7:15 a.m., not a trout is in sight as thousands of green and pink-capped Ironmen and Ironwomen encircle the pier. As music wails through speakers and throngs of caffeine-charged loved ones howl from the beach, the surface of ...

W. Scott McGraw, far left, receives the Dr. Edward L. Trudeau Award at the Black and White Bow Tie Gala, hosted by the Adirondack Health Foundation. Pictured from left are McGraw; Sylvia Getman, president & CEO of Adirondack Health; Kevin Brady Adirondack Health Foundation board of trustees chair; and Philip Glotzbach, president of Skidmore College.
(Photo provided — Adirondack Health)

McGraw awarded Dr. Edward L. Trudeau Award

SARANAC LAKE — At the Adirondack Health Foundation’s Black and White Bow Tie Gala, W. Scott McGraw accepted the Dr. Edward L. Trudeau Award, which recognizes those who demonstrate the qualities of courage, compassion and generosity in their service to Adirondack Health. McGraw was honored ...

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik gestures as she answers a question from a member of the audience during a “Coffee with Your Congresswoman” April 24 at the Shirley J. Luck Senior Citizens Center in Johnstown.
(Photo — Bill Trojan, The Leader-Herald)

Stefanik again votes to keep clean air rules

The U.S. House of Representatives voted Tuesday to delay the implementation of Obama-era reductions in smog-causing air pollutants, but North Country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik was one of only two New York Republicans who voted against the legislation. Stefanik, R-Willsboro, was one of ...

State Assemblyman Billy Jones speaks during a press conference on a federal law being pushed by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand at Paul Smith's College Monday afternoon.
(Enterprise photo - Justin A. Levine)

Researchers, officials push for federal support of new tick law

PAUL SMITHS — U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand was scheduled to speak in support of one of her bills Monday afternoon at Paul Smith’s College, but when weather kept her away, state Assemblyman Billy Jones was on hand. The bill requires the federal government to establish a “tick-borne ...

Scott Stiles, the new CEO of the Adirondack Arc will focus on its finances by fund raising at the Rock the Arc rock show Aug. 12.
(Enterprise photo — Aaron Cerbone)

Rock the Arc raises funds under new leadership

TUPPER LAKE — The Adirondack Arc will hold its annual Rock the Arc fundraiser Aug. 12, bringing bands to the Tupper Lake Municipal Park while raising funds to keep its operations going. The nonprofit organization is funded 95 percent through Medicaid and uses the event to cover shortfalls ...