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The main Sunmount facility, a state institution for developmentally disabled, is home to more than 100 residents and is a major economic and social force in Tupper Lake.
(Enterprise photo — Aaron Cerbone)

Sunmount’s watchdog

TUPPER LAKE — The Sunmount facility is an influential and controversial pillar of Tupper Lake’s community. When village Mayor Paul Maroun was recently appointed to lead Sunmount’s Board of Visitors, the Enterprise looked into the importance of the position and the challenges Maroun ...

Tanveer Hussain of Kashmir, India, cracks a smile as he walks past the Essex County Government Center in Elizabethtown next to Rich Shapiro of Saranac Lake after Hussain’s felony arraignment in Essex County Court Friday.
(Enterprise photo — Antonio Olivero)

Lawyers ‘ready for trial’ in Tanveer Hussain child sexual abuse case

ELIZABETHTOWN — Lawyers on both sides say they are ready for trial in a case of an Indian snowshoer accused of felony sexual contact with a local 12-year-old girl, but that trial may not commence as soon as they’d like. The arraignment Friday of Tanveer Hussain, 25, of Kashmir, ...

Katherine Galbraith painted several scenes of Adirondack wilderness for the Adirondack Plein Air Festival, choosing where she would work on the areas which stood out to her most.
(Enterprise photo — Aaron Cerbone)

Artists paint the Adirondacks

SARANAC LAKE — Artists from around the country presented their work depicting this village and the surrounding wilderness on Friday at the Adirondack Plein Air Festival preview party. It was hard to have missed the artists as they lined streets and overlooks with views for the past ...

Woman pleads guilty in death of her 2-year-old son

An AuSable Forks woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to recklessly causing the death of her 2-year-old son. Patricia Giddings, 22, appeared before Judge Keith Bruno in Clinton County Court and pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter, a class C felony, according to the Press-Republican of ...

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 ...

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Special eclipse glasses selling out quickly

SALT LAKE CITY — Eclipse mania is building and so is demand for the glasses that make it safe to view the first total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. in 99 years. Lines are forming, prices are rising and shelves are emptying as people scurry to obtain special eyewear to view the sun ...

Natalie Polito, as Mabel, and Jordan Schreiner, as Frederic, sing of their love in “The Pirates of Penzance.”
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‘Pirates’ sails into local towns this weekend

If you go... 7:30 p.m., Tannery Pond Center, North Creek 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Saranac Lake High School Auditorium 2 p.m. Sunday, Strand Theater, Old Forge --- The famed comic opera “The Pirates of Penzance” landed in Tupper Lake Thursday night and will dock in North Creek, Saranac ...

Lawsuit: Landlord wanted sex for lower rent

WILMINGTON — It is alleged that the owner of the Santa’s Workshop amusement park demanded sex from several Oswego women he was a landlord to in exchange for decreased rent and maintenance work at his Oswego properties. According to a lawsuit obtained by the Enterprise, six women between ...

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 ...

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All 6 Stefanik challengers to meet in Queensbury

All six of the announced candidates vying to challenge the North Country’s U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik [R-Willsboro] in 2018 will attend a “Meet The Candidates” event in Queensbury on August 31. The event, scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m., is hosted by Citizens Acting Together for District 21 ...

‘I Am Not Your Negro’ film coming to Lake Flower Landing

By the Enterprise staff SARANAC LAKE — John Brown Lives! is teaming up with Lake Flower Landing to bring the award-winning documentary “I Am Not Your Negro” to this village. The screening is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 24 at 7 p.m. The documentary, directed by Raoul Peck, is ...

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Downtown revitalization presentation Tuesday

SARANAC LAKE — Throughout rural America, artists, creative businesses, cultural organizations and community leaders are creating economic opportunity by developing a strong cultural sector. This movement and the experiences of regional revitalization experts, including Philip Morris ...

Associate Provost MaryLou D’Allegro and Provost Nicholas Hunt-Bull believe a new psychology program will bring more students to Paul Smith’s College. They are seated with a statue of Paul Smith at the college.
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New psychology program will kick off this fall at Paul Smith’s

PAUL SMITHS — Paul Smith’s College is offering a new psychology program in the fall, blending a study of psychology with the school’s general environmental focus. The bachelor’s degree program will feature 11 new courses, nearly doubling the current number of psychology-centered ...

State says Regis-Applejack isn’t a camp

PAUL SMITHS — If you’re thinking about sending your child to Camp Regis-Applejack, know that state health and safety rules don’t apply there. So few kids go there now that the state doesn’t even consider it a camp. The New York State Department of Health hasn’t given ...

The former Frontier Town as seen in January 2017. 
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Interactive Ad’k ‘Base Camp’ pitched for former Frontier Town site

LAKE PLACID — If a redeveloper and former Wall Street investment banker’s vision becomes reality, the former site of Frontier Town will harken back to the great camps of Adirondack yesteryear while dually featuring interactive elements similar to a “progressive museum.” Jeff Hyman, ...

Ralph Etienne, left, and Mike Kelly, locals who have shopped at the Bloomin’ Market since it opened, pose at the counter with their groceries.
(Enterprise photo — Dana Hatton)

New owner coming to Bloomingdale’s store

BLOOMINGDALE — The Bloomin’ Market, this hamlet’s only general store and gas station, is closing at the end of this month and being bought by the owner of Adirondack Corner Store in Lake Placid, as long as an environmental study on the fuel tanks comes back with no signs of ...

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Stefanik, challengers comment on Charlottesville violence

In the emotionally charged days following last weekend’s deadly Charlottesville, Virginia, rally, North Country congressional candidates shared their thoughts on the clashes between white nationalist groups with counter-protesters. The situation escalated from a protest of the removal of ...

Friday morning power outage

LAKE PLACID — National Grid will go forward with a planned power outage for this village’s electric customers early Friday morning, and it will be extended to customers in Saranac Lake and Ray Brook. National Grid spokeswoman Virginia Limmiatis said that approximately 5,000 total ...

An architect’s rendering shows the design of the proposed community center at Kate Mountain Park in Vermontville.

Franklin voters approve community center

VERMONTVILLE — In a referendum Tuesday, voters in the town of Franklin approved a plan to borrow $700,000 to build a community center in the town’s Kate Mountain Park. The proposal passed by a vote count of 116 to 83, town Supervisor Art Willman said Wednesday. “The turnout was ...