FEMA money to pay for local storm repairs
The Saranac Lake water project is about 95 percent complete, according to Chris Lawton of Barton & Loguidice, who updated Village Board members about the project Monday, June 11, at their regular meeting.
Public comment sought on popular boat launch
The Adirondack Park Agency Thursday, June 14 is expected to review the Draft Unit Management Plan for the Second Pond Boat Launch near Saranac Lake.
Saranac Lake Village Board members unveiled changes to the local fence law and decided to re-work the law’s language based on comments heard during the May 29 public hearing.
Saranac Lake Village Board members Monday, May 29 decided to prep the skateboard park area next to the police station in case the North Elba Town Board decides to donate its own equipment to the village.
The Tannery Pond Community Center Association this past week hired its first executive director since opening in 2002.
Village Board worried about costs, liability
Saranac Lake Village Board members Monday, May 29 directed the police department to stop answering calls outside village limits because of liability and cost concerns.
While members of the Saranac Lake School Board of Education eagerly awaited the results of the budget vote Tuesday, May 15, they spent some of their regularly scheduled meeting honoring the Top 10 percent of graduating seniors.
Public hearing set for June 4
The Lake Placid Village Board plans to keep the 2012-13 village budget under the state-mandated tax cap, according to preliminary figures presented at their Monday, May 21 meeting.
Saranac Lake attraction opens to large crowd
The Adirondack Carousel in Saranac Lake began its first run Saturday afternoon, May 26, with the help of a banjo and a frog.
Southeast Asia came home to Saranac Lake on Monday, May 28, as guest speaker JR Owens gave a tribute to the men and women who served in the U.S. Armed Forces during the Vietnam War.
Now that the Saratoga and North Creek Railway has established daily runs to the North Creek train station this summer and fall, business leaders and tourism officials are working hard to attract New York City travelers.
Reconstruction of the sidewalks in downtown Saranac Lake continued this past week.
Several events will be held in the region this Memorial Day weekend to honor veterans, including services, parades and concerts in North Creek, Indian Lake, Blue Mounatin Lake and Long Lake.
Friends and family honored retiring Johnsburg Central School coach Tim Leach Monday, May 21 during a home baseball game against the Minerva-Newcomb Mountaineers.
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A wool coat liner donated to the Johnsburg Historical Society in 2011 by Helene Goodman helps tell the story of an Army nurse.
A young team of filmmakers from Boston’s Emerson College began their three-week shooting of the indie film “Approaching Normal” on Monday, May 21 at the Garnet Hill Lodge.
Reconstruction of the sidewalks in downtown Saranac Lake continued this past week.
Finance Committee approved
Village Board members called it a “wayfinding plan” Monday, May 14, when they approved $20,250 to hire Alta Planning & Design to complete the project.
Town hears proposal to build anaerobic digester
North Elba Town Board members are considering a plan to build an anaerobic digester at the transfer station that would turn food scraps and other matter into fertilizer that could help them grow produce.
Appeal denied but exemption no problem
The federal Surface Transportation Board Monday, May 14 announced that it has ruled on the Saratoga-North Creek Railway’s case to operate the Tahawus Line from North Creek to the former mine in the town of Newcomb.
New candidates to join school boards
Voters approved the 2012-13 budgets for the Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake school districts and elected new School Board members Tuesday, May 15.
All budgets pass, DeGroat and Richards win in Johnsburg
School district officials from around the region have reported results from budget votes and school elections that were held Tuesday, May 15.
Tupper Lake Central School District Superintendent Seth McGowan explained some of the teacher restorations in the proposed 2012-13 budget at the budget hearing Monday, May 7 in the L.P. Quinn Elementary School library.
Four people are running for two positions on the Tupper Lake Central School Board this year.
Six people are running for three, three-year positions on the Saranac Lake Central School Board this year.
Marge Donohue was shuffling bags of donuts and bread at the corner of Route 28 and the Barton Mines Road early Saturday morning, May 5 for the North River Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary bake sale.
Four people are running for two positions on the Johnsburg Central School Board this year.
While Johnsburg Central School Superintendent Mike Markwica concedes that taxpayers have a right to voice their negative opinions about public officials, he says one critic has printed some factual errors in his recent News Enterprise advertisements.
Tax rates to decrease due to assessment reval
Tupper Lake Village Board members May 1 unanimously adopted their 2012-13 budget, exceeding the state’s mandated tax levy increase, but the tax rate is much lower due a revaluation of the town’s assessment roll.
Through traffic detoured through Wilmington for two weekends
Work began Tuesday, May 8 to stabilize the slope along the south side of Route 73 near Stagecoach Rock in the town of North Elba, according to the New York State Department of Transportation.
The Third Thursday Art Walks will begin May 17 with an assortment of artists holding receptions from 5 to 7 p.m. at businesses throughout the community.
Business community wants equal representation for Gore facility
With two downstate board members slated to join the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) Board to look after the interests of the Belleayre Mountain ski center, the business community in North Creek wants to add one more ORDA board member to look after the interests of the Gore Mountain ski center.
Daffest heads into second weekend
This was no video game. Kids of all ages drove their soap box derby cars down the LaPan Highway Saturday, April 28, trying not to bump into their competitors, or worse, the crowds hovering around the hay bales lining the course.
Now that ski season is over, North Creek residents and visitors are ready for warm weather, and the 3rd Annual Adirondack Adventure Festival this weekend will help people get outside and enjoy the great outdoors.
Those looking to have fun and help families in need can do both at the first-ever Spring Run Off Party Friday, May 4 at the Copperfield Inn.
Volunteers step up to finish construction
More than a decade after the project began, the Adirondack Carousel is finally set to open on Memorial Day weekend.
The second annual daffodil festival — Daffest — will begin on Friday, April 27 and continue for three weeks until Mother’s Day.
As Saranac Lake Village Board members unanimously approved their 2012-13 budget April 23 — staying within the state-mandated 2 percent tax cap — they began planning for next year’s budget with the proposed creation of a village Finance Committee.
Only three players return to the nine-member Johnsburg Central School varsity tennis team this year under the guidance of coach Heather Flanagan.
With Mother Nature blessing the Hudson River with much-needed rain this week, organizers of the 55th Annual White Water Derby on May 5-6 are expecting a larger crowd than last year.
Tax levy increase stays within state limit
Members of the Saranac Lake Central School Board of Education adopted their proposed 2012-13 spending plan Aug. 17.
When Heather Osowiecki graduated from the Johnsburg Central School in 2007, she was glad to have a scholarship to study at the Crane School of Music in Potsdam.
Only one school district in the News Enterprise readership will have a contested race for the school board elections on May 15.
During their April 10 meeting, Jim Morganson asked North Elba Town Board members whether they had received any feedback or information regarding bike lanes on Route 86 or Old Military Road.
Trustees face initial tax levy increase of 28 percent
Tupper Lake Village Board members began the process of crafting a 2012-13 budget this past week with the expectation of adopting a spending plan by May 1.
Offered to village, may be headed to Saranac Lake
The town of North Elba will be giving away its equipment at the local skateboard park, but the question remains: Will it stay in Lake Placid or be shipped to Saranac Lake?
Saranac Lake Village Board members continue to work on their proposed 2012-13 spending plan and will hold their annual budget hearing at 5 p.m. Friday, April 20 at the village offices at 39 Main St.
The unusually warm weather prevented Tupper Lake students from skiing at the Big Tupper Ski Area as often as they would have liked, and they were forced to travel to ski centers in the region that offered snowmaking.
The removal of several state campsites along the North Woods Club Road grabbed the attention of Minerva Town Board members during their April 5 meeting.
New York state’s newly adopted 2012-13 spending plan spelled good news for the Tupper Lake Central School District, as officials plan to present a budget to voters in May well within the state’s mandated tax cap.