SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — The New York State Associated Press Association announced the winners of its awards contest for stories broadcast, printed or posted online in 2018 on Saturday night...
BLOOMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — State Police still haven't closed the case of a 75-year-old northern New York woman who's been missing for nearly two decades.
Mazdzer’s ailing neck a concern for USA Luge at worlds
Chris Mazdzer is giving his neck a bit of a rest, with the hopes of having a medal draped around it at this weekend's luge world championships.
The 2018 Olympic men's singles silver medalist from Saranac Lake, New York, is planning to compete in only doubles and the team relay events at the biggest competition on this season's luge calendar, which begins Friday in Winterberg, Germany. Mazdzer is skipping the singles competition because of a neck injury.
Site central to Adirondack’s role in TB care to be a museum
SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — Plans have been approved to turn a building central to Saranac Lake's historic role in caring for tuberculosis patients into a museum.
The Adirondack Daily Enterprise reports that Historic Saranac Lake's site plan to renovate Dr. E.L. Trudeau's home and office into a museum was approved by the village Development Board on Tuesday night.
Author of new Frederick Douglass biography to give talk
SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — The author of a new biography on the life of abolitionist Frederick Douglass will discuss his book at an event in the Adirondacks.
John Brown Lives!, a Westport, New York-based human rights organization, says author David W. Blight will talk about "Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom" during a book-signing event Saturday night at BluSeed Studios in the village of Saranac Lake.
Norway honors US woman who tended to WWII sailors’ graves
SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — The Norwegian government has awarded an American woman a commemorative medal for her work caring for the graves of Norwegian sailors who died during World War II while in upstate New York.
The Adirondack Daily Enterprise reports Natalie Leduc received the medal at a ceremony at Harrietstown Town Hall Monday evening.
NY state says algal blooms rarer, though possible, in winter
SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — New York environmental officials say they will stop issuing harmful algal bloom notifications for the winter, though they warn that they can still occur in colder weather.
Water contaminated by the blooms can make people sick. The algae, which is actually a type of bacteria, feeds on nitrogen and phosphorus washed in from farms, yards and leaking septic systems.
Bears raid campsites after dry summer makes wild food scarce
SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — A shortage of wild foods after the dry summer has led hungry bears to seek easy meals around campsites in the Adirondacks.
Dave Winchell of the Department of Environmental Conservation's Adirondack office tells the Glens Falls Post-Star that there were 330 reports of bear incidents in the region last week. He says that's higher than usual.
Tops Markets to close 10 New York stores in restructuring
WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Western New York-based grocery chain Tops Markets will close 10 stores across the state as it restructures under bankruptcy protection.
Tops says the stores are underperforming and will close by the end of November.
Chief Executive Frank Curci also said Thursday that the company has received court approval of a pension agreement with the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, which represents most of its workers.
Find an eagle feather? US law says don’t take it. Cuomo did
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — At an event in the Adirondacks last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo recounted a treasured memory of the time his family retrieved an eagle feather from Saranac Lake and kept it after one of the beautiful birds swooped near his canoe.
In telling the story , the New York Democrat was unknowingly confessing a crime.
Central Islip wins $10 million to renovate downtown
ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A community on Long Island is the latest winner of a downtown revitalization contest put on by the state.
Central Islip will receive $10 million in state funding for efforts to make its downtown more attractive to residents, visitors and businesses.
Cuomo visited the community on Wednesday to announce the news.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Saranac Lake has won $10 million to improve its downtown as the latest winner of a state redevelopment contest.
Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo traveled to the Adirondack village on Tuesday to announce the funding, which will support efforts to make the downtown more attractive to residents, business owners and visitors.
A panel of local officials and community leaders will work with professional urban planners to finalize plans for the money.
SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — A former sanitarium from the 19th century that made the Adirondack village of Saranac Lake famous for curing tuberculosis is up for sale.
The Adirondack Daily Enterprise reports that the 64-acre former Trudeau Sanatorium is listed for $6.5 million and will be auctioned on Sept. 25.
SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — An historic preservation group in New York is preparing to purchase a building central to Saranac Lake's role in revolutionizing the care of tuberculosis patients.
SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — An environmental group counting loons on Adirondack lakes and ponds is looking for volunteers to help.
The Wildlife Conservation Society's 18th Annual Adirondack Loon Census will take place on Saturday morning. The census provides information on the breeding loon population in Adirondack Park that is used to help guide wildlife management decisions.
SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a paddler whose kayak capsized in a cold northern New York lake was rescued from a tiny island in it.
Former MSNBC host Ratigan runs for Congress in NY
SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — Former cable host Dylan Ratigan has joined a crowded field of Democratic candidates hoping to win a Republican-held congressional seat in northern New York.
The former MSNBC and CNBC personality and businessman announced his bid Wednesday to represent New York's largely rural 21st Congressional District.
Historic Adirondack hotel reopens after 4-year restoration
SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — A landmark 90-year-old hotel in the Adirondacks has reopened after a four-year, $35 million restoration.
The Hotel Saranac in the village of Saranac Lake began accepting guests earlier this week after being closed since 2013. The property was purchased by the Wilton, New Hampshire-based Roedel Companies for about $1.5 million and is affiliated with Hilton's Curio Collection of hotels.
Saranac Lake to host snowshoe festival
SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — The Adirondack Mountain village of Saranac Lake got a taste of snowshoe racing early this year and now has created its own event.
The Adirondack Snowshoe Fest (https://www.facebook.com/AdirondackSnowshoeFest/ ) is set for late February as the area tries to promote its brand to boost local tourism a year after it hosted the 2017 World Snowshoe Championships.
Stockbroker admits stealing nearly $400,000 from customers
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York stockbroker has pleaded guilty to fraud in a scheme to steal nearly $400,000 from his customers.
The U.S. Attorney's Office says 47-year-old Mark Gillis was co-owner of Hudson Valley Capital Management with offices in Saranac Lake and Croton-on-Hudson. Prosecutors say Gillis admitted he bought shares of a stock in 2012 and transferred them to three customers at an improper 280 percent markup, resulting in $380,000 in illegal gains.
New York state seeks public input on Adirondack bike trails
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state regulators are seeking public input on plans to expand the mountain biking trail system in the Adirondacks.
A trail network has been established in Wilmington, Lake Placid and Saranac Lake. A management plan proposed for the Saranac Lakes Wild Forest calls for building 35 additional miles of bike trails in the region.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Four airports in upstate New York are getting a financial boost from the federal government.
The Federal Aviation Administration is providing just over $820,000. It will be used for runway work at Chase Field Airport in Cortland, Finger Lakes Regional Airport in Seneca County and Adirondack Regional Airport in Saranac Lake.
SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — A 97-year-old man believed to be the last of hundreds of World War II-era Norwegian sailors sent to New York's Adirondacks to be cured of tuberculosis has died.
The Adirondack Daily Enterprise reports (http://bit.ly/2v99vRC ) Knute Grytebust (KUH'-noot GRYT'-uh-buhst) died in December and was buried Tuesday in Malone in northern New York.
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The town of Saranac Lake is cleaning up the mess left from flooding damage.
Several buildings downtown were flooded as the water levels rose over the weekend. For some, the rain's created headaches and for others it's hurt their bottom line.
Adirondack loon count seeks volunteers
SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — Researchers keeping track of loon populations in the Adirondacks are looking for help from volunteers.
The Wildlife Conservation Society's Adirondack Program is looking for loon counters for Saturday, July 15. Volunteers head to an Adirondack lake and report on the number of adult and young loons they see.
Participants choose which Adirondack lake they want to survey when they sign up for the 17th Annual Adirondack Loon Census.
World University Games staff touring Adirondacks
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — New York's Lake Placid is vying to host the winter version of the World University Games.
Representatives from the International University Sport Federation are visiting the Adirondack Mountain region this week to tour venues, lodging properties and other facilities in Lake Placid, Saranac Lake and Wilmington.
SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — An Adirondack school district has launched a million-dollar cleanup after bits of vermiculite insulation were found in some classrooms.
20-year-old woman drowns in Lake Placid
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — State police are investigating the early-morning drowning death of a 20-year-old Lake Placid woman.
Saige Borden was one of three people in a canoe when it capsized along the eastern shore of Lake Placid shortly before 6 a.m. Friday. Troopers say she was rushed to Adirondack Medical Center in nearby Saranac Lake and pronounced dead just before noon.
SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — Sunita Halasz has tips for "driving electric" along lonely roads in New York's Adirondack Mountains: know the locations of charging stations, bring activities for the kids during three-hour recharges, turn on the energy-hogging window defroster in just 10-second bursts.
Group aims to make Adirondacks more diverse
SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — A group dedicated to increasing cultural diversity in the Adirondacks is becoming more active.
The newly renamed Adirondack Diversity Initiative aims to bring change to the park through projects in training and education, arts and culture, marketing and economic development.
Members of the old diversity council decided a more formal organization with a budget and professional staff was needed. The group has already begun fundraising.
Indian snowshoe racer to fight sex abuse charge
BLOOMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — A snowshoe racer from India accused of sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl has rejected a plea deal that would have allowed him to return home.
Tanveer Hussain, who competed at the World Snowshoe Championships in the Adirondack Mountain village of Saranac Lake, tells the Adirondack Daily Enterprise he will stay and contest the allegations.
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A competitive snowshoe racer from India faces sex abuse charges in Northern New York.
Police say Tanveer Hussain, 24, of Kashmir, India, sexually abused a young girl in Saranac Lake Monday. He's charged with sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child. Police say the girl is under the age of 13. She and her parents reported the alleged abuse to police.
SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — A snowshoe racer from India who competed last weekend at the World Snowshoe Championships in New York after initially struggling to obtain a visa is accused of sexually abusing a local girl.
Police say 24-year-old Tanveer Hussain, of Kashmir, also is charged with endangering the welfare of a child.
Despite weather, Snowshoe Championships held in Saranac Lake
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Hundreds of athletes from across the globe turned out to Saranac Lake, New York Saturday for the World Snowshoe Championships.
The last time Nacho Hernando competed in the World Championship snowshoe race, it was in Quebec. This year the Spain native made it his goal to compete again.
World Snowshoe Championships are Saturday in Saranac Lake
SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — Organizers are as set as they can be for Saturday's World Snowshoe Championships in Saranac Lake.
Because of the sudden spate of warm weather, the race course has been moved entirely to Dewey Mountain on the western edge of town. Crews moved tons of snow to the venue on Friday in a last-minute effort to make sure there's enough to cover the course for the races.
The forecast for race day is calling for rain and temperatures in the mid-50s.
Saranac Lake hosting 1st World Snowshoe Championships in US
SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — A snowy first three weeks of February is good news for the Adirondack hosts of the World Snowshoe Championships, being held in the United States for the first time later this week.
Organizers say they're expecting more than 300 athletes to compete Saturday in the event being held in the village of Saranac Lake. Previous world championships have been held in Japan, Canada and several European nations.
Saranac Lake to host World Snowshoe Championships
SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — The World Snowshoe Championships are coming to the Adirondack Mountains.
Saranac Lake will become the first site in the United States to host the event, which began in 2006. Festivities get underway Friday, Feb. 24, with registration and an athletes' parade. Race day is Saturday and will include a five-kilometer world championship race and a five-kilometer walk/run.
Currently, some 150 snowshoe racers have registered from the U.S. and abroad, including 15 from India.
‘Doonesbury’ creator designs poster for New York event
SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — "Doonesbury" cartoonist Garry Trudeau (troo-DOH') has once again designed the poster for the annual winter carnival in his childhood hometown in New York.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of such characters as Mike Doonesbury, Zonker and Uncle Duke has designed the poster for the 2017 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival , which runs from Feb. 3 through Feb. 12.
After snowy Thursday, brutal cold grips upstate New York
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Temperatures have plunged below zero across parts of upstate New York a day after lake-effect storms dumped 1 to 2 feet of snow on parts of the region.
The National Weather Service says it's 16 below zero Friday morning in Saranac Lake in the Adirondacks, while other parts of the state are in the teens or single digits.
Seventh-grader killed in Adirondacks snowmobile accident
LAKE CLEAR, N.Y. (AP) — A 12-year-old girl has died from injuries suffered in a snowmobile accident at her family's home in the Adirondack Mountains.
State police say Harlie Rascoe, a seventh-grader at Saranac Lake Middle School, was operating a snowmobile in the driveway of her family home in Lake Clear on Saturday with a passenger, 12-year-old Christina Harvey, when the snowmobile struck a pickup truck and caromed into a tree.
Hiker’s death ruled natural; man was CEO of western NY plant
NORTH ELBA, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a 43-year-old man who died last week after collapsing while hiking a remote Adirondack trail suffered a medical condition.
The Press-Republican of Plattsburgh reports that Essex County officials say a doctor who conducted an autopsy on Michael Sawyer's body at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake has ruled the manner of death as natural.
Canadian rugby player dies in Adirondack tournament
SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — A Canadian rugby player has collapsed and died of an apparent heart attack at a tournament in the Adirondack Mountains.
Officials tell the Adirondack Daily Enterprise (http://bit.ly/2an4VYC ) that Gerhard Veit collapsed late Friday morning during a match at the 43rd annual Can-Am Rugby Tournament in Saranac Lake.
A group of players gave him CPR until paramedics arrived with a defibrillator and tried to...