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Another dream comes true in Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — Eight-year-old Tiago Cusano of Miami, Florida, has never seen snow, but the native Floridian developed a fascination for bobsledding while watching the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics during an extended hospitalization for cancer treatment.


Politi won’t seek re-election this fall

LAKE PLACID — North Elba town Supervisor Roby Politi will not seek re-election this fall. The announcement came in a letter to the editor in today’s Enterprise. In a phone interview Friday, Politi said he’s served the community for a quarter of a century and that it’s time to let others give it a tr


Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to shut down up to 3 NY state prisons

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday he wants to shut down up to three state prisons by Labor Day, citing record declines in the state’s prison population and crime rate. Cuomo said he wants the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision to recommend which of the state’s 54 correctional f


Lake Placid news — Feb. 29, 1968

Lake Placid landed on the big map after hosting the 1932 Olympic Winter Games, the first held in North America; then Lake Placid was vaulted into world-wide winter sports prominence as host to the 1980 Olympic Winter Games.


Giroux, Boule power PHS over Lake Placid

PLATTSBURGH — Plattsburgh High scored five times in the first stanza and rolled to an 8-2 victory against Lake Placid in a Champlain Valley Athletic Conference boys basketball game Friday.


Blue Bombers sweep sectional titles

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid boys and girls Nordic ski teams took narrow victories over Saranac Lake during the Section VII championships Thursday at Mount Van Hoevenberg. On Monday, the two teams faced off in the team relay at Dewey Mountain, followed by Thursday’s individual classic technique rac


State millions to bring Olympic venues to peak shape

LAKE PLACID — The state's Olympic Regional Development Authority plans to start upgrading multiple winter sports venues this summer. In the past two years, ORDA has received $80 million in state money for capital improvements to winter sports venues it runs.


It’s been a great run, with great people

To the people of Lake Placid and North Elba … I want to say thank you for your confidence. It has truly been a privilege and a pleasure to represent you for the last 25 years.


Essex County looks to regulate coroners

After more than a decade of conversation and multiple Enterprise articles highlighting some faults in the elected Essex County coroner system, the Essex County Board of Supervisors could start regulating the coroners more closely.


Volunteers Needed for 2019 New York State Seed to Supper course

HELP WANTED! Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County and The Town of Southeast Cultural Arts Coalition are excited to announce the launch of their 2019 New York State Seed to Supper course. Throughout this 5-week class, new gardeners will learn the ins and outs of vegetable gardening—on a bud


Huge winter tourism week starts today

LAKE PLACID — Presidents Day may mean a three-day weekend to some, but to folks in this area, it’s a booming week of winter tourism. This coming week is winter break for many schools, and Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism CEO and President Jim McKenna said the holiday business traffic lasts all


Governor plans to close more prisons

– North Country prisons. Cuomo pointed out with pride that he has shuttered more correctional facilities than any governor ever has “and at the same time proved that New York can remain the safest large state in the nation.


Vacation rentals pushing me out

It has been with great interest reading articles in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise about the hearing on short-term vacation rental regulations in Lake Placid. Affordable housing has been talked about and reported on for years, yet few concrete steps have been taken to resolve concerns. It’s hard to


Typo mistakenly puts NY woman's home up for auction

KEESEVILLE, NY - A North Country woman is demanding action after a home she owns was mistakenly put up for auction because of a typo. The auction has been canceled but the homeowner says, she’s still living with the effects.


Jason Bruce case headed to trial

PLATTSBURGH — Jason Bruce, the man accused of assaulting a Schuyler Falls woman and leaving her partially paralyzed, has rejected a plea agreement. The Wilmington man, charged with second-degree assault, a felony, appeared recently in Clinton County Court for a pretrial conference.


Essex County weighing land bank

ELIZABETHTOWN | Essex County is considering creating a land bank to address problem properties and reduce blight. Land banks are typically used by localities for neighborhood improvements. That could include tearing down unsafe structures or acquiring properties for redevelopment and repair.


Preview of this week's Lake Placid News

LAKE PLACID - In this week's Lake Placid News, we preview a proposal to tear down the Quality Inn at 2125 Saranac Ave. and replace it with Tru-Homewood Suites from Hilton. The hotel would add nearly 20 feet of vertical space and contain 192 rooms. The current hotel has 92 rooms. The North Elba and L


Franklin County Democratic commissioner retires after 20 years

MALONE — Wednesday was Franklin County Democratic Election Commissioner Kelly Cox’s last day in her office, and Saturday is her last day living in the North Country. The longtime member of the county Democrats got involved with the party in 2001, started working with the county Board of Elections in


When to call the veterinarian

WILLSBORO — Owen and Heather Martin wondered, naturally, if they should have had their beagle Scout examined sooner after noticing he had eaten scraps of carpeting. But Dr. Sue Russell of Adirondack Veterinary Hospital said pet owners shouldn’t go through “a million tons of anxiety because their dog


Two plead guilty in case of widespread medical taxi fraud

Defendants arrested as part of a criminal probe into Medicaid fraud appear at Northern District of New York United States District Court in Plattsburgh in May 2018. Two men implicated in an alleged scheme to defraud the state out of millions of dollars in Medicaid funds have pleaded guilty.