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White-nose syndrome still threatens New York bats

Outdoors

The state Department of Environmental Conservation is reminding the public to stay out of caves and mines where bats are spending the winter as a disease continues to threaten already decimated bat populations. Bats in New York, especially the Indiana and northern long-eared bat, have been ...

Adirondacks warming faster than the global average, study shows

Outdoors

HAGUE — The Adirondacks have warmed more than two times the global average, according to scientific studies done by SUNY Plattsburgh. The Adirondacks and North Country have warmed about 3 degrees Fahrenheit since 1900, and that increase is expected to double by 2050 if carbon emissions ...

Sheriff candidate interviews

Local News

SARANAC LAKE — Franklin County voters will choose their next sheriff on Tuesday, deciding between the incumbent Republican Kevin Mulverhill, and challenger Democrat Jordanna Mallach. Mulverhill, of Malone, is running for his third four-year term as sheriff, an office he took after ...

ADE Costume Contest

Local News

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Daily Enterprise sponsored the 23rd annual Downtown Saranac Lake Trick or Treating event Wednesday and chose the top three costumes of those ages 1 month to 12 years old. First place will receive a $50 gift certificate from goody goody’s, second place will ...

A surreal look at music and movement

Local News

LAKE PLACID — In a pair of pink heels, Cassandra Trenary stood on top of the black wall. She must have been at least 10 feet high. The scene called for her to jump off the wall to her death. She could jump straight down feet first, but is that how people commit suicide? Perhaps a belly ...

NCCC gets grant to make campuses tobacco-free

Local News

SARANAC LAKE — North Country Community College will use an $18,800 grant to help go tobacco-free on all three of its campuses — Malone, Saranac Lake and Ticonderoga — by 2020. The grant was awarded by the Truth Initiative, a nonprofit public health organization dedicated to making ...

DEC warns of winter conditions

Local News

The state Department of Environmental Conservation is reminding hikers that winter conditions have already begun in the High Peaks and that hikers should be prepared to meet hunters on the trail. In its weekly Outdoor Recreation Bulletin, the DEC says that hikers and others venturing into ...

H’town preliminary budget would increase tax levy 2.9%

Local News

SARANAC LAKE — The town of Harrietstown has released its preliminary budget for 2019, which would raise 2.9 percent more in taxes than this year but increase total town spending by less than a percent. Town Supervisor Mike Kilroy drafted the preliminary budget. The town council still ...

Cycle Adirondacks will stop in Wilmington, Westport, Ti

Local News

The Cycle Adirondacks bicycle tour group announced Ticonderoga, Wilmington and Westport as overnight communities for its 2019 Ultimate Cycling Vacation from Aug. 17 to 23. This will be the fourth annual week-long road cycling tour. Ticonderoga was featured as an overnight community ...

Mink may be dying from PCB contamination

Local News

Many mink appear to be missing along the Hudson River. A new study, published this summer in Nature’s Scientific Reports research journal, says the mink population is about 40 percent smaller along the Hudson than it is along the Mohawk River. The multiyear study was commissioned by ...

Overcoming to lead

Local News

TROY — Aaron Gladd attributes his run for New York’s 43rd state Senate District seat this November to what he learned growing up in Saranac Lake. The Democratic candidate overcame childhood poverty to attend the Nelson Rockefeller College of Public Affairs, spent four years in the Army ...

Gothic thriller opens at Pendragon

Local News

SARANAC LAKE — There’s something so intrinsically off about Victorian-era England. It’s as if the queen knew it was going to be one of the creepiest times in the country’s history. Pendragon Theater will perform Jeffrey Hatcher’s adaptation of Henry James’ Gothic thriller “The ...

Two men hurt in fatal helicopter crash released from hospital

Local News

BEEKMANTOWN (AP) — Two New York men who were injured in a helicopter crash that killed the two other men on board have been released from an upstate hospital. Local media outlets report that 30-year-old Benjamin McAllister, of Hopkinton in St. Lawrence County, and 34-year-old co-pilot ...

DEC: Harmful algae blooms can still occur in winter

Local News

The state Department of Environmental Conservation will stop issuing harmful algal bloom notifications for the winter, but warns that HABs can still occur even as temperatures fall. “HABs may occur on waterbodies throughout the year, although fewer blooms occur as water and air ...

SLHS’ ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’ opens tonight

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SARANAC LAKE — Marshmallows, hockey jerseys and scooters — must be Shakespeare. Saranac Lake High School students will perform Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost” tonight, Friday and Saturday. The comedy follows a group of noblemen and ladies as they pursue romantic ...