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Morgan Miller (Photo provided by New York State Police)

Police: Former Whiteface Lodge employee embezzled $134K

LAKE PLACID — A former employee of the Whiteface Lodge, who is the current operations and finance manager for the Adirondack North Country Association, allegedly stole over $134,000 from the resort over a two-year span. State police on Tuesday charged Morgan B. Miller, 36, of Lake Placid ...

Woolly pigs, a Hungarian breed known as Mangalitsas, root in the ground at Kate Mountain Farm in Vermontville. 
(Enterprise photo — Glynis Hart)

Woolly pigs shrug off the snow

VERMONTVILLE — Once nearly extinct, a woolly pig that originated in Hungary is thriving on a small farm in the Adirondack Park. The Mangalitsa pig, which stands out for its curly white hair, was developed in the mid-19th century for its hardiness and rapid growth, but with the rise of ...

Morgan Miller (Photo provided by New York State Police)

Police: Woman embezzled $134K while working at Whiteface Lodge

LAKE PLACID — A former employee of the Whiteface Lodge, who is the current operations and finance manager for the Adirondack North Country Association, allegedly stole over $134,000 from the resort over a two-year span. State police on Tuesday charged Morgan B. Miller, 36, of Lake Placid ...

Paul Smith’s College earns high marks among northern colleges

PAUL SMITHS — Paul Smith’s College earned the No. 7 ranking for 2018 “Best Value Schools” in the U.S. News and World Report’s regional colleges north category, as well as No. 15 for “Best Colleges for Veterans” and No. 22 (tie) for “Best Regional Colleges.” The “Best ...

ROOST will host Saranac Lake Regional Destination marketing review Oct. 26

SARANAC LAKE — The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism invites all interested Saranac Lake area municipal leaders, businesses, organizations, and individuals to attend a short regional destination marketing review, followed by a reception, at the Saranac Lake ROOST office, 193 River St., ...

Cape Air holds a community open house event on Saturday, bringing interested members of the Saranac Lake community up in one of their small planes for a flyover. From left are Chantal Munoz, Esteban Munoz, Joshua Reap, Kelly Reap, Peter Hagner, Carolyn Bordonaro, Mike Barillari and Saranac Lake village Mayor Clyde Rabideau.
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Residents take to the sky at Cape Air open house

SARANAC LAKE — Air carrier Cape Air hosted an open house and flyover at the Adirondack Regional Airport Saturday, inviting members of the community to go up in a Cessna 402 for a short flight over the village and its environs. “Because the planes are so small, you can take in the view, ...

‘Healthy Everyday’ meant to be a fun, educational night out

SARANAC LAKE — Adirondack Health invites the community to learn about turning a busy lifestyle into a healthy one at our free community health forum. In previous years, this event was called the Adirondack Health Symposium, but along with a new name, this year’s event will be held at a ...

A forest tent caterpillar
(Photo provided via Wikimedia Commons)

Caterpillars bite into syrup production

LAKE PLACID — A native caterpillar is wreaking havoc on sugar maple trees across northern New York, and one local expert said it could have a big impact on maple syrup production next year. The forest tent caterpillar is a native species that normally spends its days quietly munching ...

Paddlers await the start of the annual Poker Paddle on Lake Abanakee in Indian Lake. The number of participants has doubled in each of the event’s three years, supporting the popularity of canoeing and kayaking reported in a recent Leisure Travel Study.
(Photo provided — Bill Quinlivan)

Hamilton County business people chime in on tourism data

INDIAN LAKE — For the most part, Hamilton County business people interviewed for this story say they are happy to have the Lake Placid-based Regional Office Of Sustainable Tourism’s marketing efforts. They found some of a ROOST survey’s demographic information interesting and ...

Hearing set for Pisgah development moratorium

SARANAC LAKE — There will be a public hearing on a six-month moratorium on development projects near Old Military Road and Park Avenue at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23. The moratorium would halt the issuance of new building permits until village officials rethink the zoning on the steep ...

Raquette River Brewery co-owner Mark Jessie stands in front of the bar and restaurant’s iconic pavilion which will be enclosed by the winter months. A utility building built where the food truck now stands will heat the pavilion’s floors while the truck will be moved to the opposite side of the property.
(Enterprise photo — Aaron Cerbone)

Another expansion on tap at Raquette River Brewing

TUPPER LAKE — Three years after Raquette River Brewing cracked into the craft beer industry, the bar and eatery is expanding once again to accommodate a growing clientele base with more beer, more food and a warmer area to enjoy both. Co-owners Mark Jessie and Joe Hockey are now working ...

A man looks through a telescope in August as thousands flocked to the Adirondack Public Observatory to view the solar eclipse. The observatory has been named one of four local projects that are economic development priorities by the North Country Regional Economic Council, improving their chances for state grants in a contest between New York’s various regions.
(Enterprise photo — Aaron Cerbone)

Four local projects named economic development priorities

Four Tri-Lakes enterprises have been named to a list of “priority projects” by the North Country Regional Economic Council, improving their chances for state grants in a contest between New York’s various regions. These include almost $300,000 toward an Astro-Science Center at Tupper ...

Karen and Chris Harrington stand in front of the store at 38 Broadway where they’ve worked for two decades. Recently, they sold the building to a restaurateur from Plattsburgh. 
(Enterprise photo — Glynis Hart)

K&E newsstand building sold

SARANAC LAKE — A stroll down Broadway is going to be a little different next month, as one business that has been there for decades gives way to another. K&E Enterprises, where locals stop in to pick up their newspapers, has sold the building to a restaurateur who promises to turn the ...

The Adirondack Motel, left, Lake Side Motel, center, and Lake Flower Inn, off camera to the left, sit on the site where developers plan to build the Lake Flower Resort.
(Enterprise photo — Glynis Hart)

Resort manager applies for demolition grant

SARANAC LAKE — A hotel developer hoping to put a 93-room resort on the shore of Lake Flower is applying for state funding to demolish the three motels already on the site. In a meeting of the village of Saranac Lake trustees Tuesday night, project manager Jacob Wright asked them to lend ...

Owner of last HoJo’s restaurant charged with sexual abuse

LAKE GEORGE (AP) — The owner of the nation's last Howard Johnson restaurant has been charged with sexually abusing or harassing more than a dozen female employees of his upstate New York business. The Warren County Sheriff's Deputy announced Wednesday that 65-year-old Jonathan LaRock ...

The renovated Tupper Lake Memorial Civic Center is seen Monday.
(Enterprise photo — Aaron Cerbone)

Renovated Tupper Lake civic center will be iced this week

TUPPER LAKE — The village’s Memorial Civic Center is almost ready for hockey and skating season after receiving a $440,360 renovation over the summer, in conjunction with the school district’s $8.3 million capital improvement project. Furnished with a new, enclosed mezzanine ...

APA permits let Tupper resort sell lots

Adirondack Club and Resort developers received their first two permits from the state Adirondack Park Agency on Sept. 29, allowing them to close on sales of luxury housing lots and begin construction of a road connecting the lots to Lake Simond Road in Tupper Lake. The project has been in ...

David Manning gives a tour of a room in his Lake Side Motel in Saranac Lake this week.
(Enterprise photo — Glynis Hart)

Motel-resort fight digs in

SARANAC LAKE — Another legal action has been filed around the Lake Flower Resort and Spa, and a frustrated motel owner on the site is converting part of his business to apartments. The 93-room hotel, restaurant and conference center planned for the shore of Lake Flower doesn’t exist ...