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Essex County offers workshops on living with chronic conditions

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Essex County Office for the Aging will host a six-week workshop that focuses on living healthy with chronic conditions. The workshops will be done by telephone with a trained facilitator. Workshops will be held each Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m., starting May 18. The ...

What kind of senator does Stec want to be?

SARANAC LAKE — Stopping into the Enterprise offices on Monday, state Sen. Dan Stec shared his thoughts on the type of senator he’d like to be, the recently passed state budget and COVID-19 vaccinations. After eight years in the state Assembly, the Republican from Queensbury moved to the ...

North Elba council mixed on marijuana

LAKE PLACID — North Elba Town Council members are mixed on whether to opt out of allowing marijuana sales. “My personal opinion on marijuana and drugs is I’d do anything to keep it out,” town Supervisor Jay Rand told the Lake Placid News on Monday. Rand said he’s against the ...

North Elba spreads bed tax wealth to local projects

LAKE PLACID — The first-ever round of funding from the town of North Elba’s new Local Enhancement and Advancement Fund (LEAF) is going to 17 local organizations hoping to either improve residents’ quality of life, protect the environment, preserve the town’s history or provide relief ...

Tough budget year for Tupper Lake village

TUPPER LAKE — A public hearing on the village’s preliminary budget will be held today at 5 p.m. The village board has been working on a slim budget for the upcoming year, and more changes may be made before the budget is voted on. Village Mayor Paul Maroun said the current tax levy and ...

Stec visits Debar Lodge to hear appeals to save it

DUANE — A state senator and officials from the town of Duane paid a visit to Debar Lodge Monday afternoon as the state Legislature mulls a constitutional amendment that could save the building. Sen. Dan Stec, R-Queensbury, visited the Duane fire station before proceeding to the lodge with ...

Wilmington board discusses river, parking, housing

WILMINGTON — Around two dozen people attended Tuesday’s Wilmington Town Council meeting, the first meeting open to the public since November. Among them were Stephanie Gates, Michelle Preston and Tina Preston, who are seeking election to the council in November. Gates is a former ...

AG: ‘We represent all New Yorkers’

PLATTSBURGH — Like North Country Chamber of Commerce President Garry Douglas, state Attorney General Letitia James does not like needles. But, also like Douglas, she rolled up her sleeve and got the COVID-19 vaccine because she wants a return to normalcy. That will take 85% of the ...

Stefanik doesn’t want women to keep paying more for military uniforms

A recent Government Accountability Office report found that women in the military have to spend much more of their own money on their uniforms than men do, and Rep. Elise Stefanik wants to do something about it. According to a GAO report released in February, both enlisted women and ...

Stefanik raises $1.2 million in first quarter

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, has raised $1.2 million in the first quarter of 2021, the campaign announced on Wednesday. Elise for Congress has over $2.5 million on hand, according to a news release. There were more than 30,000 total donors and 10,000 of them were new. The ...

Big Tupper foreclosure challenged in court

TUPPER LAKE — An attempt by Franklin County to foreclose on the Big Tupper Ski Area property has stalled in court as property owners and lien holders attempt to get the foreclosure thrown out. The Tupper Lake Business Group has asked the town if it could lease the property from its ...

Local woman collecting supplies for her home island

SARANAC LAKE — A local woman from the Caribbean island of St. Vincent is collecting essential supplies to be sent down to her home community after a volcano eruption has put the island and its population of 100,000 in danger. The series of eruptions started on Friday, and the largest on ...

Essex County sheriff submits ethics policy

ELIZABETHTOWN — Essex County has officially adopted and submitted to the state a new county sheriff’s department policy that sets a Law Enforcement Code of Ethics and specifies when deadly force may be used. Called “The Reform and Reinvention of Policing,” the 33-page plan was ...

Loon center raffles unique Hornbeck canoe

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation is raffling off a one-of-a-kind Hornbeck canoe. Peter Hornbeck invited his fellow members of the League of Extraordinary Adirondack Gentlemen (LEAG) to build this special boat in August 2020 when, due to COVID-19 limitations, ...

NY to follow federal recommendation, pause Johnson & Johnson vaccinations

NEW YORK — New York state health officials will follow federal recommendations and pause the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker announced Tuesday. After federal health agencies recommended halting the Johnson & Johnson shots so officials ...

Board of Regents asks all NY schools to focus on diversity

The Board of Regents is calling on all school districts across the state to develop policies focused on diversity, equity and inclusion as part of a new statewide initiative. Chancellor Lester Young, who presides over the board in charge of state education policy, on Monday outlined a draft ...

Lost, injured hikers rescued

Forest rangers with the state Department of Environmental Conservation helped a lost hiker near OK Slip Falls and an injured hiker on the Cascade Mountain trail this past week in the Adirondacks. - Lost near OK Slip Falls - On Friday, April 9 at 2:30 p.m., DEC’s Ray Brook dispatch ...

Stefanik isn’t ruling out a run for governor

Since last fall, when controversy first began to grow around Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo for his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Elise Stefanik has regularly posted on social media calling the three-term incumbent “the WORST governor in America.” Could the Republican congresswoman want ...