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ESWG light it up this weekend

LAKE PLACID — More than 2,000 athletes of all ages are predicted to descend on the region this weekend. They will compete in 20 different sports at the Empire State Winter Games, an annual event that local municipalities, organizations and business sponsors have run since the state ...

North Country officials praise USMCA signing

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville: “This is a significant victory for the North Country. I am thrilled that the USMCA has been signed into law by President Trump. This agreement will expand our markets for American-made goods with two vital trading partners, boosting our North ...

Concerns swirl over Cuomo’s plan for $3B environmental bond act

ALBANY — The Cuomo administration is pinning its environmental policy hopes on a $3 billion “Mother Nature” bond act to counter global climate change — but it remains unclear exactly how much money would go to individual programs. The measure, should it get the green light from ...

Vehicle found in AuSable River with no one inside

WILMINGTON — A car was found in the West Branch of the AuSable River Wednesday. No one was inside it. The car was found at approximately 7:30 a.m., according to New York State Police Troop B Public Information Officer Jennifer Fleishman. She said no one was injured. That part of state ...

Glens Falls man hits it big with $2.5 million scratch-off ticket

GLENS FALLS — Jody Stimpson found riches — both romantic and monetary — at the Cumberland Farms on Bay Street. He met his girlfriend, Tanya Scoville, because her daughter used to work at the convenience store, and now he is $1.57 million richer after buying a lucky scratch-off ...

Trump signs new trade deal with Canada, Mexico

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed into law a major rewrite of the rules of trade with Canada and Mexico that he said replaces the “nightmare” of a Clinton-era agreement and will keep jobs, wealth and growth in America. Trump made renegotiating the North ...

Seggos: Adirondack trail work is ‘top priority’

State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos called Adirondack trail work a “top priority” during a public hearing on environmental conservation funding Monday. Environmental Conservation Committee Chair Sen. Todd Kaminsky, D-Long Beach, asked Seggos if he ...

Little presses for funding of Keene hiker center

In her last year in Albany, state Sen. Betty Little, R-Queensbury, is pushing for state funding to support the construction of a hiker information center in Keene Valley. During a more than eight-hour joint legislative hearing on environmental conservation funding Monday, Little used ...

Rink evacuation was scary, parents say

TUPPER LAKE — Parents at a hockey game that was evacuated for high carbon monoxide levels at the Tupper Lake Civic Center Saturday said things at the rink were not as calm as an initial report in the Enterprise may have made it seem. Two parents of players on the Star Lake-Clifton-Fine ...

Stefanik will stump for Trump in Iowa

North Country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik and several fellow House members will join dozens of surrogates to campaign for President Donald Trump in Iowa during the state’s caucuses Feb. 3. Stefanik spokeswoman Madison Anderson confirmed her plans Monday. - “District ...

Injured ice climber rescued at Chapel Pond

Forest rangers with the state Department of Environmental Conservation made one rescue in the Adirondacks last week after receiving a call about an injured climber in the town of Keene. The DEC’s Ray Brook dispatch received a call transferred from Essex County’s 911 dispatch at 4:29 ...

Senate candidate Davis secures all 6 county endorsements

PLATTSBURGH — Clinton County Treasurer Kimberly Davis has secured endorsements from all six of the 45th State Senate District’s county Democratic committees. “I am ecstatic to receive the official endorsement to be the Democratic candidate to represent the North Country in the 45th ...

Saranac Lake native Aaron Gladd won’t run for Senate rematch

Aaron Gladd, the Democratic candidate for the state’s 43rd Senate District seat in the 2018 election, announced on Facebook last week that he would not seek a rematch with Sen. Daphne Jordan, R-Halfmoon, this November. Gladd grew up in Saranac Lake. “I have spent a lifetime of ...

‘Second Amendment Sanctuary’ proposed for Lewis County

LOWVILLE — A trend in pro-Second Amendment activism nationwide that exists to varying degrees in 19 states has made its way to Lewis County, where a group of people organized through social media are moving fast to have their interests served. Since Jan. 4, a Facebook page called ...

Police investigate man’s injuries in Indian Lake

State Police are investigating how an Indian Lake man who was found unconscious on state Route 30 one morning last week came to be seriously hurt. Steven M. Schechter, 32, was listed in fair condition at Albany Medical Center with two broken legs and internal injuries that police believe ...

Cuomo: Revert Ray Brook prison to adults

RAY BROOK — Less than two years after transitioning from adult male inmates to adolescent offenders, the Adirondack prison in Ray Brook could turn back into an adult facility. Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed the idea in his Executive Budget, released last week. The section labeled ...

Carbon monoxide scare clears rink

TUPPER LAKE — Young hockey players, parents and coaches evacuated the Tupper Lake Civic Center in the second period of a game between Tupper Lake and Star Lake Saturday, due to elevated carbon monoxide levels on the ice. The rink’s backup Zamboni later proved to be the culprit. The ...

Stefanik going to Iowa to campaign for Trump

North Country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik and several fellow House members will join dozens of surrogates to campaign for President Donald Trump in Iowa during the state's caucuses Feb. 3. Stefanik spokeswoman Madison Anderson confirmed her plans Monday. "District supports" In a ...