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Coming and goings

It’s been more than a month since our news editor, Brittany Proulx, left to go work at Adirondack Health. Many readers knew Brittany well: partly because she grew up in Tupper Lake, partly because she worked in the Enterprise newsroom for roughly 15 years, and partly because she was the main contact point for press releases, calendar items, obituaries and other submitted news in the last 11-and-a-half years. She was one of the most efficient and friendly co-workers we’ve ever had, and we think the hospital is lucky to have her.

Our new news editor, Steve Miller, started work Monday. We are training him on all the idiosyncratic ways we do things, but he has a lot to teach us, too. He’s been at this career for roughly 40 years, including editing and page design stints at some of the biggest newspapers in the country — including the New York Daily News, Miami Herald and Los Angeles Times — plus leadership roles at national internet and television media such as Fox Sports, CBS SportsLine and ESPN. Yet he and his wife Susan really wanted to be here in the Adirondacks, and they were willing to make some sacrifices to do it. He especially wanted to help coach young reporters again, and that is something we have.

By the way, one of them, Kevin Shea, is moving on to focus more on fiction writing. Tuesday is his last day. But the reporter stepping in to take his place is familiar to many people here: Griffin Kelly, who covered Lake Placid for a year-and-a-half until May, is set to start back with us Wednesday, covering Saranac Lake. He will also be back on the arts and entertainment beat, a particular love of his.

Also, Corey Trombley recently moved from our mailroom to work full-time as an ad setter in the production department. He’s a quick study on the technical aspects of the job and a great guy to have around the office.

That about does it for our recent housekeeping notes. Please join us in wishing our outgoing people well, and please welcome or new arrivals when you see them. One of the greatest joys of working at the Enterprise has been getting to know all these wonderful people over the years. Some last longer than others, but even the short-timers we remember fondly. The Enterprise seems to attract our kind of people.

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