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How Tri-Lakes dogs and cats are sheltering in place

SARANAC LAKE — Inside the dog kennel at the back of the building that houses the Tri-Lakes Humane Society, the barking was deafening. But it was only one dog, a boisterous mutt named Buddy with an impressive vertical leap. “He’s an Adirondack mix,” said Brooke Gallo as she fed ...

Assemblyman Billy Jones honors retiring Enterprise publisher Cathy Moore

SARANAC LAKE — “You get the truth out to people, and in this day and age, that’s sorely needed,” said State Assemblyman Billy Jones on Thursday, as he pre- sented outgoing publisher Catherine Moore with a framed citation from the New York State Assembly. Moore retires today after ...

Absentee ballots OK’d for Saranac Lake Sept. election

SARANAC LAKE — On Thursday, Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabineau called a special Zoom meeting of the Village Board of Trustees to authorize absentee balloting for the upcoming election. Rescheduled from March due to the pandemic, the Sept. 15 election will fill two empty seats on the Board ...

Ray Brook Post Office to resume operations Aug. 17

RAY BROOK — Just when you thought things were never going to get any better, here’s some good news about something returning to the new version of normal. Operations will resume at the Ray Brook Post Office on Monday, Aug. 17. There are a few things to note as residents ...

Cathy, we’ll miss you

SARANAC LAKE — Former colleagues and a variety of others hailed Catherine Moore, longtime publisher of the Adirondack Daily Enterprise and Lake Placid News, as she retires after 47 years of working for the newspapers. Moore has held the top job at the Enterprise since 1989, tying the ...

Keene Central School unveils plan to reopen

KEENE VALLEY — Keene Central School District officials this week unveiled their reopening plan for students, which includes a mix of in-person and remote learning for grades 7 through 12 and all in-person learning for the lower grades. The plan was the result of work by the KCS ...

Brother, can you spare a dime? Or a nickel, a quarter, a penny …

SARANAC LAKE — You may have seen signs lately at the local banks and credit unions, even the Walgreen’s and Hannaford’s, warning of coin shortages and asking for surplus coins like a kid with an empty piggy bank. Banks and some grocery stores and drug stores are so low on the stuff ...

Rhinebeck restaurant takes down ‘insanely racist’ imagery

RHINEBECK — Foster’s Coach House Tavern has removed depictions of caricatures of Black people with exaggerated features, hours after acclaimed author and podcaster Toure tweeted a photo of what he called “an insanely racist” carved wood wall hanging to his 216,400 Twitter ...

Three debates scheduled between Stefanik and Cobb in October

Three televised debates have been scheduled this fall between U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, and Democratic challenger Tedra Cobb. The debates will take place on Oct. 19 at WWNY studios in Watertown; on Oct. 21 at WPTZ studios in Plattsburgh; and at Spectrum News studios in ...

NY’s true nursing home death toll cloaked in secrecy

NEW YORK—Riverdale Nursing Home in the Bronx appears, on paper, to have escaped the worst of the coronavirus pandemic, with an official state count of just four deaths in its 146-bed facility. The truth, according to the home, is far worse: 21 dead, most transported to hospitals before ...

New state law to require backseat seatbelt use for all ages

ALBANY — Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Tuesday requiring all passengers in motor vehicles over the age of 16 to wear a seat belt, according to a press release from his office. Currently, passengers aged 16 and older are only required to wear a seat belt in the front ...

New ORDA Board members introduced

LAKE PLACID — The five new members of the state Olympic Regional Development Authority Board of Directors were introduced Friday, Aug. 7 during their monthly meeting, which was streamed live on YouTube. Newly appointed Chairperson Kelly Cummings made the introductions. She and four ...

From lounge to food pantry

SARANAC LAKE — If you head up from the Saranac Lake High School parking lot, past a greenhouse and a patch of tall sunflowers, under a sign marking #17, you’ll find yourself in what was once a senior lounge. Now the space is stocked with canned goods, sacks of rice, boxes of breakfast ...

Bear munches away top of apple tree in Saranac Lake

SARANAC LAKE — “‘The bear is in the apple tree!’” Andy Kelly was tending to the chickens he and his wife Chessie Monks-Kelly own Tueday morning when he saw a black bear up in an apple tree, using its powerful jaws and paws to rip out branches and eat the fruit. Chessie ...

Stefanik supports Trump executive orders

GLENS FALLS — U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, said Monday she supports President Donald Trump’s executive orders signed over the weekend to provide COVID-19 relief. Trump signed orders to allow unemployed workers to receive an additional $400 weekly supplemental ...

Whose jet is it anyway?

TUPPER LAKE — A northern New York airspace manager says he saw an aircraft traveling in the Tupper Lake area around the time when a loud boom shook houses and buildings in the western Tri-Lakes shortly after 10 a.m. Thursday. Lieutenant Colonel Brian Fulmer, the airspace manager for the ...

Zelda Newman appointed to vacant Trustee position in Saranac Lake

SARANAC LAKE — At Monday night’s meeting of the Saranac Lake Village Board of Trustees, Mayor Clyde Rabineau appointed Zelda Newman of Saranac Lake as a new trustee. Newman fills the vacancy left by Patrick Murphy, who recently resigned to devote more time to his position as executive ...