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Tupper Laker featured on cover of insurance mag

TUPPER LAKE — Insurance agents nationwide who picked up the latest edition of Independent Agent Magazine this week saw a local familiar face on the cover. Jessica Belleville Whitman, who owns Belleville and Associates Insurance of Tupper Lake, was featured in a story about Generation X ...

Nice day for a swim

A moose swims across the Hitchens Pond section of the Bog River south of Tupper Lake on Oct. 8. Troy Zohner and Heather Slomski of Tupper Lake said they saw it while kayaking, kept quiet and maintained a respectful distance as the moose swam leisurely across the pond, shook the water off ...

Rangers take part in multiple cliff rescues in the past week

RAY BROOK — In addition to the state forest ranger rescue incidents reported in Wednesday’s Enterprise, here are more that rangers responded to this past week in the Adirondacks. These included two rope rescues from cliffs in the Old Forge area, plus a high-angle rope rescue reported ...

Acid rain consensus cloudy

Last week the Adirondack Council issued a statement on acid rain in the Adirondacks, linking increasing pollution from Midwest power plants to a rise in the acidity of clouds here and saying, “It is troubling to see acid rain re-emerge as a threat to the Adirondack Park.” The ...

Keene puts together plan for holiday hiker response

KEENE — A wave of hiker traffic in the High Peaks this past weekend taxed local resources, putting this town on high alert as the holiday weekend approaches. At their town council meeting Tuesday, Keene officials pieced together a plan to accommodate High Peaks visitors during the ...

Cuomo directs DEC to sue IJC over water levels

The state Department of Environmental Conservation will sue the International Joint Commission for what it deems as “mismanagement of Lake Ontario water levels” in the wake of widespread flooding and shoreline damage this year. The commission regulates the shared uses of binational ...

Stefanik raises nearly twice as much money as Cobb in quarter

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik raised nearly twice as much money in the third quarter of 2019 as Democratic challenger Tedra Cobb for her reelection, according to data released Monday by both campaigns. Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, raised more than $450,000 in the period from July 1 through ...

Latest court ruling leaves Cedar River bridge project in limbo

A state Supreme Court judge continued to put the brakes on the state’s plan to build a bridge over the Cedar River, which would connect Indian Lake and Minerva. Judge Robert Muller issued a stay and a preliminary injunction on Tuesday, in the pending case against the state Department of ...

True fish tale gives hope

ALBANY — A reproducing population of brook trout has been discovered in a tiny lake in the Adirondack High Peaks Wilderness for the first time since the lake was declared fishless because of acid rain 32 years ago, New York state officials said. Department of Environmental Conservation ...

Acid rain explained

The Adirondacks have seen less acid rain and snow since the start of the Acid Rain Program in 1995, both in data and physical rejuvenation of waters. - How it happens - Acid rain in the Adirondacks is caused by pollution coming from many states south and west of New York. When ...

Lake Placid judge quits; board again mulls dissolving village court

LAKE PLACID — Village Justice David Chapman has resigned, and the Lake Placid village board is discussing the possibility of bringing court dissolution to voters once again. The board accepted Chapman’s resignation, effective Oct. 31, at its last board meeting Monday. He wrote that ...

Band takes audience to another dimension

UPPER JAY — The North Country is full of folk and bluegrass groups, so a band with the name the Mountain Carol sounds like it might fit right in. However, its sound is anything but traditional. Instead the group offers ethereal synthesizers, songs about other dimensions and a lady in a ...

Hannaford deli cheese recalled

LAKE PLACID — White American cheese has been recalled from Hannaford Supermarkets, including the one here, after it was discovered that the cheese may contain metal fragments. Hannaford stores throughout the Northeast recalled both pre-packaged and freshly sliced cheese bearing the ...

Lake Placid Main Street task force members named

LAKE PLACID — The village has announced the names of 15 people who will serve on a task force responsible for piecing together a comprehensive plan for the future of Main Street. People named to the task force are as follows: ¯ Village Trustee Peter Holderied and North Elba town ...

DOT repaving Route 9 in North Hudson

NORTH HUDSON — U.S. Route 9 in the town of North Hudson will be reduced to a single alternating lane controlled by flaggers between Johnson Pond Road (Essex County Route 78) and Tracy Road (County Route 6) weekdays between 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. through October for road repaving by the ...

Rescues by rope, and by helicopter

Recently in the Adirondacks, state forest rangers joined several other agencies in rescuing a woman and her dog who fell off a cliff on the St. Regis River; plus, rangers helped fly a teenage hiker with a heart condition out of the High Peaks Wilderness. - Town of ...