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Bob Rose pilots his 1949 Piper Clipper airplane in the High Peaks Wilderness on Oct. 17.
(Enterprise photo — Antonio Olivero)

To live is to fly

KEENE VALLEY — Jeff Rose would have told his father this was a “CAVU” day. It’s the kind of “clear and visibility unlimited” morning void of clouds that the 71-year-old Bob Rose grew to adore for a half-century as a military and commercial pilot. Bob and I crammed into his ...

The band shell for Flanders Park is planned to sit in the corner of an open patch of grass bordering Raquette Pond and the Little Loggers playground. The shell will face out from the pond with the grassy area providing natural seating.
(Enterprise photo — Aaron Cerbone)

Flanders Park band shell work to begin soon

TUPPER LAKE — This village is preparing to strike up construction on a band shell in Flanders Park after receiving notice from the state Adirondack Park Agency that it does not have jurisdiction over the land. The decision, revealed at the Oct. 18 board meeting, means the project will not ...

John P. Desrocher, U.S. ambassador to Algeria
(Provided photo — U.S. State Department)

Lake Placid native starts new job as U.S. ambassador to Algeria

LAKE PLACID — When the Olympic Winter Games came here in 1980, an impressionable 15-year-old boy was so inspired by the international flavor of the event that he decided to leave his hometown and travel the world. Now he’s the U.S. ambassador to Algeria. “Growing up in a small town ...

SL school board balks at $5K book cases

SARANAC LAKE — Saranac Lake school board members balked at approving a change order for part of the renovations at Petrova school Wednesday, deeming the $103,030 price tag for rebuilding the cabinets in 16 classrooms too expensive. While most of the building project’s first phase (phase ...

First-graders Leighton Tomasewski and Josie Martin show the Saranac Lake school board how they use the SeeSaw app to share their schoolwork with their parents.
(Enterprise photo — Glynis Hart)

App connects Bloomingdale classroom to home

BLOOMINGDALE — Educators in Bloomingdale Elementary School are using a new computer application, SeeSaw, that allows kids to show their parents what they’re doing in school in real time. First-grade teacher Erika Bezio gave a presentation to the Saranac Lake school board Wednesday ...

Lucille and Alton Beideck, married for 75 years, stand in front of the Enterprise Thursday. 
(Enterprise photo — Glynis Hart)

Couple celebrates 75 years together

SARANAC LAKE — Alton and Lucille Beideck have been married for 75 years, but they’ve known each other much longer than that. “He was just a kid up the street,” Lucille said. “And I knew him in school. We lived in a small village where everybody knew everybody else.” In ...

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 ...

Electric rates won’t rise in Tupper Lake after all

TUPPER LAKE — An article in Thursday’s Enterprise incorrectly stated that the village’s electric rates would rise. The village board on Wednesday approved a renewal of a contract with the New York Power Authority to authorize NYPA to purchase more power on the village’s behalf, but ...

Tanya Boone
(Photo provided — Will Schermerhorn)

Granville woman joins crowded Democratic field for Congress

PLATTSBURGH — A former union organizer from Washington County has joined the already crowded Democratic field in the race to become the candidate to take on incumbent U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik. Tanya Boone, 43, of Granville, who announced her candidacy Thursday, owns a small business, ...

Erin Hanczyk, a public participation specialist with the state Department of Environmental Conservation, looks at an oil sheen on the Saranac River Thursday afternoon in downtown Saranac Lake.
(Enterprise photo — Glynis Hart)

DEC handles oil spill in downtown Saranac Lake

SARANAC LAKE — State Department of Environmental Conservation staff worked to contain a mysterious oil spill in the Saranac River Thursday afternoon. The spill, which spread from the Broadway Bridge past the pedestrian bridge behind Left Bank Cafe, smelled like and appeared to be fuel ...

The Goodman Mountain trailhead is seen Thursday. Goodman is one of three Tupper Lake area mountains that are part of the Tupper Triad challenge Saturday that asks hikers to traverse Mount Arab, Goodman and Coney Mountain in one day.
(Enterprise photo — Aaron Cerbone)

Tupper Triad to challenge trekkers Saturday

TUPPER LAKE — Nearly two years after the designation of the Tupper Lake Triad, the three peaks around this village will host their first one-day challenge race Oct. 21. The race, presented by Big Tupper Brewing, will begin at 9 a.m. at the Mount Arab trailhead in the town of Piercefield. ...

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Placid board hopes to appoint judge soon

LAKE PLACID — This village’s court situation continues to evolve a month after its only justice, William Hulshoff, suddenly resigned, leaving an associate justice handling an increased caseload for multiple municipalities without compensation. Lake Placid Mayor Craig Randall said the ...

Downtown Trick or Treats Oct. 31

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Daily Enterprise is having the annual Downtown Trick or Treating event on Tuesday, Oct. 31. There will be a lot going on throughout Saranac Lake. Businesses with the pumpkin sign in their windows will be giving out treats from 3:30 to 5 p.m. For the ...

Nearly 200 report fireball streaking across Northeast

SEA GIRT, N.J. (AP) — Nearly 200 people across the Northeast reported seeing a bright object streak across the sky. The American Meteor Society says the flash of light that was spotted on Wednesday afternoon in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, ...

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 ...

Erin Hanczyk, a public participation specialist with the state Department of Environmental Conservation, looks at an oil sheen on the Saranac River Thursday afternoon in downtown Saranac Lake.
(Enterprise photo — Glynis Hart)

DEC handles oil spill in Saranac River

SARANAC LAKE — State Department of Environmental Conservation staff worked to contain a mysterious oil spill in the Saranac River Thursday afternoon. The spill, which spread from the Broadway Bridge past the pedestrian bridge behind Left Bank Cafe, smelled like and appeared to be fuel ...

Tanya Boone
(Photo provided — Will Schermerhorn)

Granville woman joins crowded Democratic field for Congress

PLATTSBURGH — A former union organizer from Washington County has joined the already crowded Democratic field in the race to become the candidate to take on incumbent U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik. Tanya Boone, 43, of Granville, who announced her candidacy Thursday, owns a small business, works ...

Jed Dukette, left, and Rep. Elise Stefanik look over data at the Adirondack Lake Survey Corporation’s lab behind the state Department of Environmental Conservation headquarters in Ray Brook.
(Photo provided by ALSC)

Water testing may end soon

RAY BROOK — The long-running field operations of the Adirondack Lake Survey Corporation are likely to cease at the end of the year due to a lack of funding. Beginning in the 1980s, ALSC began collecting water quality samples from around the Adirondack Park. Since then, it has conducted ...