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DEC takes comments on Hammond Pond Wild Forest plan (corrected)

(Editor's note: An earlier version of this article incorrectly said the state Department of Environmental Conservation will take public comments on a viewing area at the intersection of state routes 73 and 9N in Keene. The viewing area has already been approved by the DEC and the state ...

Town of Tupper Lake to assist businesses with digital presence

TUPPER LAKE — The town of Tupper Lake recently announced that it will assist businesses in improving their “digital curb appeal” through website upgrades and digital marketing training. The digital marketing training will come in the form of a free two-part digital marketing ...

N.Y. to keep $170M to expand broadband

ALBANY (AP) — New York state will get to keep $170 million in federal funding for broadband access after all. The money was originally earmarked for New York but was at risk of going to other states after Verizon declined the money. A bipartisan group of state officials had urged ...

Music studio, store seeks to open in Tupper Lake

TUPPER LAKE — The Joint Planning Board held a public hearing on a special review use permit for Faust Junction Music Wednesday night. Tupper Lakers Scott Gravlin, Mike Jones and Ron Jones submitted the application for the permit to establish a used musical instrument store and recording ...

Jones introduces bill to protect correction officers

Assemblyman Billy Jones has introduced his first bill in the Assembly to provide protection for correction officers. Jones, who was recently sworn in to his first term, has proposed the bill to require the commissioner of the state Department of Corrections to ensure adequate staffing at ...

Little: Transfer Camp Santanoni from DEC to Parks

A bill introduced by state Sen. Betty Little would transfer management of Great Camp Santanoni from the state Department of Environmental Conservation to the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. The bill, one of a dozen or so introduced by Little since the new year that ...

Cuomo announces $20M for ‘mountain coaster,’ Whiteface, Gore

LAKE PLACID — In the wake of a warm winter and record financial losses, the state is pledging $20 million worth of upgrades to its winter sports facilities at Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington, Mount Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid and Gore Mountain in North Creek. The plan emphasizes ...

Governor: $20M for Whiteface, Gore, Van Ho ‘mountain coaster’

LAKE PLACID — In the wake of a warm winter and record financial losses, the state is pledging $20 million worth of upgrades to its winter sports facilities at Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington, Mount Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid and Gore Mountain in North Creek. The plan ...

Master plan released for Adirondack ‘Gateway’ in North Hudson

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday released a master plan for a $32 million “Gateway to the Adirondacks” at the former Frontier Town theme park in North Hudson. Local newspapers, including the Enterprise, broke the news on Jan. 12 after the governor’s office released its 2017 State of ...

Tri-Lakers take part in Women’s March on Washington

SARANAC LAKE — From the dark of midnight in this tranquil Adirondack mountain village to the excitement of jam-packed Washington D.C. streets, the inaugural weekend of President Donald Trump was a whirlwind experience for a group of 67 Tri-Lakers who bused more than 1,000 miles ...

APA seeks comment on Moose River Plains amendment

RAY BROOK — The state Adirondack Park Agency is accepting public comment on a proposed amendment to the unit management plan for the Moose River Plains Wild Forest. The Moose River Plains Wild Forest is located in the towns of Webb and Ohio in Herkimer County and the towns of Arietta, ...

Governor seeks $2B to fix some of nation’s oldest pipes

ALBANY — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants $2 billion to address some of the nation’s oldest water and sewer systems — and while that sounds like a lot of money, it’s a drop in the bucket of what the state’s experts say is truly required. They say it would actually cost $80 ...

Lawmakers to begin hearings on state budget plan

ALBANY (AP) — New York lawmakers will soon begin several weeks of hearings on Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s $152 billion state budget proposal. The first hearing Tuesday is likely to focus on Cuomo’s call to make state tuition free for middle class students. The second hearing, on ...

Tri-Lakes residents take in presidential transition

SARANAC LAKE — Korean War veteran Ted Morrow sat at the bar at the Veterans Memorial Association on Broadway shortly after noon Friday, and in between sips of Budweiser he looked up at the new president of the United States, Donald Trump, on television. On a warm and clear January day ...

Trump sworn in

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump quickly assumed the mantle of the White House and began setting up his new administration on Friday, signing a bill that allows retired Gen. James Mattis to serve as his defense secretary, as well as the nomination papers for his other Cabinet ...

Obama: Presidency proved hope wins out

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama exited the presidency on Friday with a message of gratitude to Americans and a plea to his supporters not to be bowed by the inauguration of President Donald Trump. “You proved the power of hope,” Obama said before departing Washington as ...

Trump draws far smaller inaugural crowd than Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) — Far fewer people attended President Donald Trump’s inauguration Friday than his predecessor’s swearing-in eight years ago. Photos of the National Mall from President Barack Obama’s inauguration in January 2009 show a teeming crowd stretching from the West Front of ...

Locals head to Trump’s inauguration, Women’s March in Washington, D.C.

SARANAC LAKE — The Tri-Lakes region is primed for the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump today, whether people are taking overnight coach buses down to Washington, D.C. or if they have planned parties here. This region’s U.S. representative, Republican Elise Stefanik, is ...

Trump set to become 45th president today

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump, the real estate mogul and reality television star who upended American politics and energized voters angry with Washington, will be sworn in today as the 45th president of the United States, putting Republicans in control of the White House for the first time in ...