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5. Common Core raises bar, lowers scores for students

December 27, 2013 Local schools joined others across the state in a huge shift in how students learn this year, which met with protest from some local teachers and parents. more »»

6. Classification of new state land hailed as compromise

December 27, 2013 There was no bigger Adirondack Park-wide issue in 2013 than the classification of former Finch, Pruyn and Co. more »»

7. Placidians fight plan to downgrade ER

December 27, 2013 LAKE PLACID — Residents, officials and hospital workers here expressed deep concern when Adirondack Health threatened to downgrade the emergency room attached to its Lake Placid hospital. more »»

8. Tupper Lake’s still waiting on the ACR

December 27, 2013 TUPPER LAKE — Few issues here are talked about as much as the Adirondack Club and Resort, yet there was relatively little news to talk about this year. more »»

9 (tie). Roundup exposes hard-drug dealers

December 27, 2013 SARANAC LAKE — A multi-agency roundup of suspected drug dealers netted 18 arrests in Saranac Lake and one of the largest seizures of heroin village police have seen in years. more »»

9 (tie). Trudeau Institute, Clarkson partner on biotech

December 27, 2013 SARANAC LAKE — Trudeau Institute got a much-needed shot in the arm in November when Gov. more »»

More stories of the year, in brief

December 27, 2013 Local cinemas make dramatic switch to digital - Independent movie theaters across the North Country struggled this year to convert their film projectors to digital ones as the movie industry... more »»

SPORTS: Firsts and repeats of ’13

December 27, 2013 There were historic firsts as long as repeat feats as sports again played a big role in area communities during 201. more »»

OUTDOORS: Hiking, biking, paddling — and stabbing bears

December 27, 2013 This past year’s outdoor-related stories included a wide array of events. The biggest ones included Gov. more »»

A year of vehement democracy

January 15, 2013 Many of the top 10 news stories of 2012, as determined by a vote of our news staff, are about the messy process of democracy: of people clamoring to have their views heard, to influence others and... more »»

1. APA approves unprecedented development project

January 15, 2013 TUPPER LAKE — It’s been the number-one news story in Tupper Lake for many years, but the Adirondack Club and Resort moved up in the world this January when it became the largest development approved... more »»

2. Colin Gillis disappearance remains a mystery

January 15, 2013 TUPPER LAKE — Colin Gillis disappeared after leaving a party in the early morning hours of March 11. more »»

3. State agrees to buy 69,000 acres of Finch land

January 15, 2013 It was a big year for the Adirondack Forest Preserve as the state agreed to buy 69,000 acres of former Finch, Pruyn & Co. timberland from The Nature Conservancy. more »»

4. Incumbents fare well in 2012 election

January 15, 2013 The 2012 presidential election featured a feisty Republican primary and a close general election between incumbent Democrat Barack Obama and Republican nominee and former Massachusetts Gov. more »»

5. ‘A parent’s worst nightmare’ found guilty

January 15, 2013 SARANAC LAKE — One of the most closely followed criminal cases of the past three years was finally resolved in June, when Michael Scaringe Jr. more »»

5. Changes at the top for local schools

January 15, 2013 Big changes in administration made headlines this year in all four of the public school districts the Enterprise covers. Superintendents in Saranac Lake and Keene announced they were retirin. more »»

7. Serial killer confesses to bank robbery

January 15, 2013 TUPPER LAKE — A nearly four-year mystery was solved this December when Tupper Lakers learned that their bank robber was none other than serial killer Israel Keyes. more »»

8. Rail-trail debate carries on

January 15, 2013 The debate over the best use of the Adirondack railroad corridor raged on in 201. more »»

9. Lake Placid school district weathers internal turmoil

January 15, 2013 LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Central School District endured a turbulent 2012, caused in large part by a controversy involving district Superintendent Randy Richards and former middle-high school... more »»

10. Lack of snow hurts area businesses

January 15, 2013 The lack of snowfall during the winter of 2011-12 proved to be the biggest weather-related story of the year, and one that had repercussions long after winter ende. more »»



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