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A life in the woods

RAY BROOK — It was a Wednesday, June 24, 2015. The sun was out, and two escaped inmates from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora were on the run. Day 19 of the search, and there was still no sign of Richard Matt and David Sweat. State Department of Environmental Conservation ...

St. Agnes Church warns of possible COVID exposure

LAKE PLACID — This village’s Catholic church is warning residents of a possible COVID-19 exposure. A person who attended three Masses at St. Agnes Church in Lake Placid last week has tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Essex County Health Department. Those who attended the ...

Negative tests coming in as COVID-19 hits News, Enterprise office

SARANAC LAKE — An Adirondack Daily Enterprise reporter who interviewed voters on Election Day has tested positive for COVID-19, and much of the newspaper’s staff has been placed on quarantine until Nov. 17. Six other staff members who work at the Enterprise and Lake Placid News office in ...

Veterans’ families moved by Lake Placid flag ceremonies

LAKE PLACID — Under cloudy and at times rainy skies beginning at 9:30 a.m., flags were raised on Veterans Day for Richard Smart, Harry Allan Jacobs Jr., and Henry Michael Cooney Jr. at the Adirondack Community Church, Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid nursing home, and the new Lake Placid ...

Harmful algal bloom found on Mirror Lake

LAKE PLACID — A harmful algal bloom has been discovered on Mirror Lake for the first time, and it has the potential to sicken people or pets who swim in this waterbody at the heart of this village. The bloom was found on Monday, Nov. 9 at the south end of the lake, where the public beach ...

Outerwear drive serves 100+ local families

LAKE PLACID — Organizers for the Winter Outerwear Handout on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 6-7, at the Adirondack Community Church were preparing for an increase in families needing winter clothing this year due to the economic situation in the region, according to co-organizer Zach ...

Joint Review Board OKs Hotel North Woods renovation

LAKE PLACID — A public hearing on a slate of exterior renovations to the Hotel North Woods drew just one comment Wednesday, Nov. 4. The comment, before the Lake Placid-North Elba Joint Review Board, came from longtime Lake Placid resident John Huttlinger, who took issue with a part of the ...

‘Jeopardy’ contestant knew Adirondacks, but not how to say it

The Adirondacks were featured during an episode of the television game show “Jeopardy” that aired Thursday evening, Nov. 5. “Become a 46er by hiking Whiteface, Haystack and 44 other peaks in this range of upstate New York,” the answer read. “Jeopardy” is a long-running quiz ...

Wilmington board discusses election, ROOST, etc.

WILMINGTON — While the national mood remained tense and unsettled on Thursday evening, Nov. 5, Wilmington’s monthly town council meeting — attended by five town officeholders, two town employees, and six members of the public — provided a starkly different portrait of the democratic ...

Main Street overhaul plans to be revealed on Nov. 17

A public meeting on an upcoming Main Street revitalization project is slated for Tuesday, Nov. 17. The meeting, which will largely be held virtually, will be the first public session at which residents can see detailed plans for Lake Placid’s $10 million Main Street overhaul and pose ...

Vets’ clubs face uncertain future as membership dwindles

Local veterans organizations could face a possible staffing shortage in the future, organizers say, as older veterans are dying and there are few younger veterans to fill their boots. Veterans organizations such as the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion can help men and women ...

Trudeau fellow leads vaccine clinical trial

SARANAC LAKE — A Trudeau Institute collaborator is leading a clinical trial for a COVID-19 vaccine that is so far showing 90% effectiveness. Stephen Thomas, one of two fellows for the Saranac Lake-based biomedical research facility, has been named lead principal investigator for a ...

COVID hits Lake Placid News, Enterprise office

SARANAC LAKE — An Adirondack Daily Enterprise reporter who interviewed voters on Election Day has tested positive for COVID-19, and much of the newspaper’s staff has been placed on quarantine until Nov. 17. At least six other staff members who work at the Enterprise and Lake Placid News ...

Franklin County schools will go full remote through Jan. 4

All schools in Franklin County are shifting to remote learning until at least Jan. 4. The huge news was announced by the Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES on Monday evening. The shift came at the recommendation of county health officials in light of the recent rise of COVID-19 cases in this ...

Harmful algal bloom found on Mirror Lake

LAKE PLACID — A harmful algal bloom has been discovered on Mirror Lake for the first time, and it has the potential to sicken people or pets who swim in this waterbody at the heart of this village. The bloom was found on Monday at the south end of the lake, where the public beach is ...

Biden defeats Trump for White House, says ‘time to heal’

WASHINGTON — Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Saturday, positioning himself to lead a nation gripped by a historic pandemic and a confluence of economic and social turmoil. His victory came after more than three days of ...

Winter outerwear drive braces for uptick in demand

LAKE PLACID -- A Winter Outerwear Handout is slated for Friday and Saturday, Nov. 6-7, at the Adirondack Community Church. Organizers are preparing for an increase in families needing winter clothing this year due to economic strain in the region, according to co-organizer Zach Clark. "We ...

Life in quarantine

LAKE PLACID — Tim Chien had done everything right. The local licensed massage therapist screened all of his clients for risk factors, ensured that his practice either followed or exceeded the state’s public health guidelines, washed his hands frequently and he wore ample personal ...

Republicans sweep regional races Tuesday

LAKE PLACID — The majority of voters in Essex County backed the Republican winners of three regional races on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3 — two for the state Legislature and one for the U.S. House of Representatives. Meanwhile, all four towns in the Olympic Region backed Democratic ...