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School play causes drama in the North Country

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (WCAX) A school play is causing some drama in the North Country. "To Kill a Mockingbird" is an American classic about a fictional town in Alabama during the Great Depression. The book, in part, is about Atticus Finch, a white lawyer who takes a case to defend Tom Robinson, a black

WCAX - 2018-03-24 01:14:00

Youth center has value for village

Saranac Lake Youth Center Director Aleacia Landon stands behind the Saranac Lake Youth Center's pool table, which wobbled and needs resurfacing. Since this picture was taken, Grizle-T's bar donated a new one. (Enterprise photo - Glynis Hart) First off, it's great that after Saranac Lake village May


New quilters on the block

Diane Loeber demonstrates her method of applying binding to the edge of a quilt. She works in Piece By Piece Studio, owned by Ann Weller, on Bloomingdale Avenue, Saranac Lake. (Enterprise photo - Glynis Hart) SARANAC LAKE - Their heads are bowed and their thumbs are moving, but they're not looking


Saranac Lake rescue squad: No one will be turned away

SARANAC LAKE - Julie Harjung, president of Saranac Lake Volunteer Rescue Squad, told the Harrietstown town council Thursday night that ambulance drivers "will never say show us your credit card first." Harjung had been asked to explain the service to the town council, as the town contributes $38,61


Time to pass Tobacco 21 in Essex County

To the editor: In New York, 73,000 New York high schoolers currently smoke, and 10,600 high school students become daily smokers each year. This sets them up for a lifetime of chronic, often fatal diseases. Throughout New York, counties and municipalities are taking the health of their citizens in


Prell case progressing through Clinton County Court

PLATTSBURGH - A court conference has been set in the case of a former Clinton Correctional Facility employee accused of inappropriate behavior with an inmate. Denise Prell, 38, of Schuyler Falls is scheduled to appear in Clinton County Court May 24. She was arraigned Thursday before Judge William

PRESS REPUBLICAN - 2018-03-23 19:43:22

Health officials link norovirus outbreak to S. Burlington restaurant

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) Vermont health officials are warning about a norovirus outbreak linked to the Windjammer Restaurant and Upper Deck Pub in South Burlington. Officials say they have received more than 50 reports of illness and that nine lab tests confirmed the presence of the highly-infec

WCAX - 2018-03-23 22:39:00

The Easter uprising in Daytona Beach

I had a by-lined story in the April 7, 1972 edition of the Adirondack Daily Enterprise about a Saranac Lake senior hitchhiking his way to Daytona Beach, Florida for "Spring Break." If you want a glimpse of what "Spring Break" is like today in Daytona, do yourself a favor and visit the Google site. N


A faraway kingdom with a twist

CHAZY - Let your "freak flag fly" this weekend with "Shrek The Musical," a spring production by the Adirondack Regional Theatre (ART) and Chazy Music Theatre (CMT). The theatrical companies pack a double punch bringing to life a faraway kingdom in need of a swamp draining. A GREEN TALE "We go to Dul

PRESS REPUBLICAN - 2018-03-23 18:06:41

Minimum 2-year wait likely before any Camp Gabriels sale

The front gate of the former Camp Gabriels in the town of Brighton is pictured. In 2014, a potential buyer offered at public auction to pay $166,000 for the 129-acre parcel and use it as a Jewish youth summer camp, but the sale did not go through because, as part of the Adirondack Park, legislative


Racial slurs have a place in education

You could make a strong case against the way "To Kill a Mockingbird" has been held up as a classic American work of art, purporting to show the evil of racial oppression and the good of those who recognize that evil, like Atticus Finch. Personally, I despise the Atticus Finch character and I was t


Tupper police chief requests speed sign study

TUPPER LAKE - Eric Proulx, the chief of this village's police department, requested permission to purchase a new vehicle and begin an engineering study on new speed signs for the village. - Speed signs Proulx said the department received quotes for three new electronic speed signs and got approval


Dog waste laws to be enforced in Saranac Lake

Stations such as this on the Saranac Lake River Walk, seen Feb. 1, contain plastic bags dog walkers can use to clean up their pets' feces, but some village officials say too many people don't use them. (Enterprise photo - Peter Crowley) SARANAC LAKE - Village Trustee Richard Shapiro brought up the


The one and only Dick Feldman

Richard Feldman smiles at the Lake Placid Horse Shows in June 2013. (Enterprise photo - Lou Reuter) Richard Feldman, who led the Lake Placid Horse Shows with a strong hand and a personal touch for 26 years, died March 8 at the age of 83. Although he was only a part-time resident of Lake Placid, he d


Tupper Lake prepares for Bitcoin

TUPPER LAKE - At Wednesday night's village board meeting, superintendent of the Municipal Electric Department, Marc Staves, talked about the growth of the cryptocurrency industry and how Tupper Lake should prepare for possible "mines" in the village. As other municipalities ban the practice, Stave


Saranac Lake welcomes home Olympians

SARANAC LAKE - Once an Olympian, always an Olympian. Preceded by the Saranac Lake High School marching band and throngs of elementary school kids, local athletes from this year's Winter Olympic Games and those of the past enjoyed the cheers of a crowd along a parade route Wednesday evening. "This is

POST-STAR - 2018-03-22 16:00:00

Jekyll and Hyde comes to Baker's

"'The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' is a book of which the oft-repeated statement is literally true, that its perusal is an unbroken spell." That is from one of many first reviews of the famous novella pasted into a scrapbook by the author's mother, Mrs. Margaret Isabella Balfour Stevens


Plattsburgh City Police arrest three in multi-agency drug investigation

PLATTSBURGH, NY - Plattsburgh City Police say three people were arrested Tuesday after an ongoing, multi-agency drug investigation. According to a media release, law enforcement seized heroin and crack cocaine during a vehicle stop, plus during the execution of a search warrant in two separate loca


Snowmobilers and injured hikers rescued

State Department of Environmental Conservation forest rangers rescued snowmobilers in three separate incidents last week, and also helped several lost and injured people in the Adirondacks. Town of Indian Lake Shortly before 3 p.m. on Friday, March 16, forest rangers, along with environmental cons


Gov. Cuomo classifies Boreas Ponds tract

NEWCOMB - Conservation organizations are applauding Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's decision to classify the Boreas Ponds tract and other state lands in the Adirondacks. "With a stroke of his pen, the governor created 25,000 acres of new Wilderness in the Adirondack Park," Protect the Adirondacks Executive D

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2018-03-23 03:20:00