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Some Saranac Lakers gravitate to the bar in the Great Hall as the Hotel Saranac reopens Thursday afternoon. 
(Enterprise photo — Glynis Hart)

Hotel Saranac reborn, open to public

SARANAC LAKE — At long last, the historic Hotel Saranac reopened at 4 p.m. Thursday, and despite the short notice, plenty of local customers showed up to welcome it back. The hotel last took guests in 2013 and was purchased by the Roedel Companies later that year for $1,475,995. The $35 ...

Saranac Lakers gather in the Hotel Saranac’s reopened arcade as soon as the doors open at 4 p.m. today. 
(Enterprise photo — Glynis Hart)

Restored Hotel Saranac reopens

SARANAC LAKE — At long last, the historic Hotel Saranac reopened at 4 p.m. today, and despite the short notice, plenty of local customers showed up to welcome it back. The hotel last took guests in 2013 and was purchased by the Roedel Companies later that year for $1,475,995. The $35 ...

Towns see surplus of prepaid property taxes

Late last month, tax collectors in North Country towns began receiving a flood of prepaid 2018 property taxes. In reaction to the federal tax reform, the governor had allowed taxpayers to deduct 2018 taxes on their 2017 income tax returns. On Dec. 21, 2017, the Franklin County Legislature ...

Tupper Lake to conduct hotel feasibility study

TUPPER LAKE — This village is preparing to conduct a hotel feasibility study for a “flag hotel” somewhere along Demars Boulevard between the Oval Wood Dish Company buildings and McDonald’s. “Flag hotel” refers to a national chain hotel and Mayor Paul Maroun said there is a ...

Report lays out N.Y.’s options in wake of federal tax overhaul

ALBANY — Here’s one way New York could fight back against the new federal tax code: allow people to make fully deductible charitable donations to the state in lieu of their state taxes. That’s one idea from a state report issued Wednesday that examines how New York could respond to ...

The Lake Clear transfer station, operated  by the Franklin County Solid Waste Authority.
(Enterprise photo — Bill Chaisson)

Mud flies at solid waste board meeting

MALONE — A meeting of the Franklin County Solid Waste Authority board heard members’ concerns about conflicts of interest on the board, and Director George Eades defended the established practice of charging lower rates for out-of-county customers. The first meeting of 2018 was also ...

The abandoned buildings at the former Frontier Town are seen in January 2017. 
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

APA approves state plan to redevelop Frontier Town

RAY BROOK — At its first meeting of the new year, the state Adirondack Park Agency board unanimously approved a state plan for a former theme park, as well as agreeing to send out an invasive species plan for public comment. The Frontier Town plan, submitted by the state Department of ...

Although the surface close to the terminal looks like a skating rink, airport personnel said Wednesday the runway was much better and they hoped to have it completely clear by Thursday. 
(Enterprise photo — Glynis Hart)

Lake Clear airport runway thaws, freeing flights after 18 days

LAKE CLEAR — After a “perfect storm” of misfortune closed the runway at Adirondack Regional Airport 18 days ago, on Dec. 23, Cape Air finally resumed flights Wednesday afternoon. Airport personnel said that on Dec. 23, freezing rain followed by subzero temperatures, a critical ...

The Lake Clear transfer station, operated  by the Franklin County Solid Waste Authority.
(Enterprise photo — Bill Chaisson)

Auditor cites Franklin County Solid Waste

MALONE — Something stinks in Franklin County. According to a report released Dec. 29 by state comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s office, the Franklin County Solid Waste Management Authority’s receipts don’t add up 20 percent of the time. The solid waste authority operates transfer ...

Although the surface close to the terminal looks like a skating rink, airport personnel said Wednesday the runway was much better and they hoped to have it completely clear by Thursday. 
(Enterprise photo — Glynis Hart)

Runway thaws, freeing flights after 18 days

LAKE CLEAR — After a “perfect storm” of misfortune closed the runway at Adirondack Regional Airport 18 days ago, on Dec. 23, Cape Air finally resumed flights Wednesday afternoon. Airport personnel said that on Dec. 23, freezing rain followed by subzero temperatures, a critical ...

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is interviewed on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014.  (AP photo — Richard Drew)

State launches probe into possible propane price gouging

ALBANY — An investigation is underway into whether some propane companies engaged in price-gouging during the recent cold spell while others left customers freezing in their homes because of shoddy delivery service, New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman told The Associated Press ...

Wild Center free Monday

TUPPER LAKE — In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, The Wild Center will be open on Monday, Jan. 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to The Wild Center will be free that day.

Adult students practice strikes at Northeast Taekwondo in Saranac Lake. Pictured from left, are Tim Fink, Tisha Siddell, and Lori Moore. 
(Enterprise photo — Glynis Hart)

Korean martial art flourishes in Saranac Lake

SARANAC LAKE — When Jon O’Kelly and his wife Lidia opened Northeast Taekwondo in Saranac Lake two years ago, they did the construction work on the studio themselves. It took a few months to lay the wooden floors, paint the walls, prepare changing rooms and a handicap-access bathroom, ...

The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism developed Tupper Lake's current logo and slogan.

Tupper renews with ROOST

TUPPER LAKE — This town and village, along with the town of Piercefield, are renewing their contract with the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism through 2020, continuing their nearly four-year partnership with the marketing and tourism organization. In the first year of the ...

SL arts-culture plan meeting is Wednesday

SARANAC LAKE — The public will have a chance to hear the preliminary recommendations from the Saranac Lake Arts and Culture Master Plan at a public meeting Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Cantwell Room of the Saranac Lake Free Library. AMS Planning and Research’s presentation will analyze ...

Great Adirondack Steak and Seafood General Manager Robert Kane hopes to get the restaurant back open by Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend after pipes froze and burst in the early hours of New Year’s Day.
(Enterprise photo — Griffin Kelly)

Deep freeze bursts pipes throughout Tri-Lakes

Subzero temperatures are freezing and breaking pipes all across the Tri-Lakes area. --- Tupper Lake A water main break in this village brought the water department to Stetson Road for hours after breaking ground in minus-11-degree temperatures. Department Superintendent Mark ...

State of the State doesn’t focus much on upstate this year

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address Wednesday afternoon included few mentions of upstate New York, instead focusing on criticism of the federal government and tackling what is expected to be a difficult budget year. The Adirondack Park, which has been named more in past State ...