Business

Stewart’s Shops Employee Stock Ownership Plan earns double digit growth

Stewart’s Shops Partners have received their profit sharing statements. Existing ESOP accounts received approximately 13% growth on their existing accounts including over 6% in dividends. This success is from the service our great Partners provide, increased operating profitability, and ...

Both sides hold firm in marina dispute

SARANAC LAKE — Two members of ACME of Saranac LLC, a group fighting expansion of the Lower Saranac Marina, say a compromise on the projected size of the marina’s expansion could end several years of litigation. However, they said no reduction in planned boat slips was offered in ...

Tasting event April 30 to kick off Ad’k Lakes Cuisine Trail season

GABRIELS — The Adirondack Lakes Cuisine Trail will launch its inaugural season with a local food and beverage tasting event at Moody Tree Farm in Gabriels on Tuesday, April 30 from 5 to 8 p.m. The gathering is a preview event for EAT ADK, the Adirondacks’ restaurant week held May 2 to ...

Rail bike company strikes deal to use tracks north of North Creek

JOHNSBURG — The operators of a rail bike company who had been told they could not operate on a rail line north of North Creek this year have reached an agreement to continue to use the line. Revolution Rail Co. and Iowa Pacific Holdings have come to an agreement to stay litigation that ...

DRI project spurs further upgrades at BluSeed Studios

SARANAC LAKE — Interior and exterior improvements are planned at BluSeed Studios to complement its Downtown Revitalization Initiative project for a new elevator. “We thought it was a little further down the road, but this was a great opportunity,” said Kathy Recchia, BluSeed’s ...

Explosive reaction to propane tank proposal in Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — The Hurley Bros Inc. proposal to install a 36,000-gallon propane storage-filling station on Old Military Road has been met with plenty of negative reactions from residents in that neighborhood. About 40 concerned, some furious, locals showed up to the North Elba Joint ...

Retailer cooperative donates to flood relief, cancer research

SARANAC LAKE — Rice Furniture, as a member of Furniture First National Buying Group, has announced two charitable donations are being made in honor of the cooperative’s 25th anniversary: -$5,000 will be donated to the Red Cross designated for Midwest flood relief. -$5,000 will ...

Tree company to teach B’dale students about Arbor Day

BLOOMINGDALE — Niederbuhl Bros. Tree Service has ordered 150 white pine seedlings from the Arbor Day Foundation to be donated to each student at Bloomingdale School on Arbor Day, Friday, April 26, at 1 p.m. The company is starting a program to create awareness of why plant and tree ...

Left Bank Cafe manager recalls living in Paris, times at Notre Dame Cathedral

SARANAC LAKE — Photos of the Notre Dame Cathedral, along with postcards and drawings of the structure’s 12th century construction face Broadway from the Left Bank Cafe’s windows. A gingerbread Notre Dame, and the instructions for how to build it, are adhered to the pastry shop’s ...

Hotel Saranac earns historic register listing

SARANAC LAKE — The Hotel Saranac was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on April 5. “It is an incredible honor to be recognized for our dedication to preserving this historical treasure,” Fred Roedel III, chief financial officer for Roedel Companies wrote in an email. ...

Trade show will bring thousands to Lake Placid April 29-30

LAKE PLACID — Approximately 1,500 restaurant industry professionals are expected to attend the Renzi Food Show at the Conference Center at Lake Placid on Tuesday, April 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The invitation-only annual event is generating overnight bookings at area hotels on Monday, ...

Information session April 23 at NCCC: How to enhance income, career mobility

LAKE PLACID — North Country Community College will host a free information session on how to use a college degree to enhance income and career mobility. Led by NCCC Humanities Department Chairman Bruce Rowe, the session will take place from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 23 at the Lake ...

Room to grow at hydroponic lettuce farm

SARANAC LAKE — Inside a 40-foot cargo container at the old village landfill site near McKenzie Pond Road, Aurora White transplants lettuce into columns under the glow of fuchsia grow lights. Hundreds of lettuce transplants grow vertically inside the container, hanging from dozens of ...

SUNY chancellor visits NCCC to discuss priorities, shifting enrollment

SARANAC LAKE — State lawmakers and the SUNY chancellor met at North Country Community College Thursday to discuss college priorities and get feedback from students, faculty and administration. Chancellor Kristina Johnson started her tour of all 64 state higher education institutions in ...

After 30 years, Warrens may sell Cascade Inn to Experience Outdoors owner

LAKE PLACID — After more than 30 years, The Cascade Inn could switch hands at the end of the summer. Joe Warren is letting Bill Walton operate the motor inn and restaurant at 5023 Cascade Road on a rent-to-own basis. “Joe Warren has been a friend of mine for years,” Walton said in ...

Lower Saranac marina update: Litigation continues, upgrades on hold

SARANAC LAKE — Any improvements to the Lower Saranac Lake marina will continue to remain on hold as ligation continues in the Franklin County Supreme Court. Judge John T. Ellis found the case to be triable, and unless LS Marina LLC’s appeal to reverse the decision is successful, the ...

Tupper’s proposed village budget below tax cap, similar to last year

TUPPER LAKE — The village has released a tentative budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year, with the current iteration staying below the tax cap by $58, raising the tax levy 1.976%, the tax rate 1.78% and including no major purchases. This tax rate increase means there will be a $0.253 ...

New 3D imaging mammography machine now available at AMC

SARANAC LAKE — A new 3D imaging mammography machine at Adirondack Medical Center expands the screening options available at the hospital, keeping more patients local. “The new machine is a GE Pristina 3D mammography unit. It’s the latest and greatest state-of-the-art, mammo-unit out ...