Business

An abandoned Rock 105 van sits at the former Radio Park in Saranac Lake, which will be up for auction Nov. 29.
(Enterprise photo — Glynis Hart)

Over and out: Radio Park will go on auction block in two weeks

SARANAC LAKE — After years of decline and financial losses, Radio Park, home of local radio stations WNBZ, Y106.3 and Rock 105, goes on the auction block in two weeks. The Saranac Lake radio company, first on the air in 1927, marked its 90th year in September but is barely broadcasting. ...

Mark Gillis in March 2012 (Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)

Local businessman pleads guilty to securities fraud

SARANAC LAKE — Blue Line Brewery owner and former stockbroker Mark Gillis of Saranac Lake pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to securities fraud relating to stock trades he made in 2012. Gillis, who has been cooperating with authorities, will be sentenced in April. Gillis was ...

Whiteface Mountain Ski Center in Wilmington makes snow on Monday.
(Photo provided by ORDA)

Skiing starts Saturday

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that the state Olympic Regional Development Authority will open the Whiteface and Gore mountain ski centers on Saturday, almost a week ahead of schedule. Crews at Whiteface in Wilmington and Gore in North Creek began making snow on Nov. 7, giving them a ...

Garrett Kopp, the 19-year-old Tupper Laker behind the Birch Boys chaga tea company, holds a large 10-year-old lump of the unusual mushroom in his drying room where chaga is dehydrated before being ground into a powder.
(Enterprise photo — Aaron Cerbone)

Tupper’s Birch Boys chaga tea business expanding

TUPPER LAKE — Garrett Kopp is motivated by mushrooms. The 19-year-old Tupper Laker has built a tea business around one specific fungi, chaga, and is now crowdfunding to bring his operation from a basement at 123 Park St. to all corners of the nation and the world. Ever since he ...

Mark Gillis in March 2012 (Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)

Local businessman pleads guilty to securities fraud

SARANAC LAKE — Blue Line Brewery owner and former stockbroker Mark Gillis of Saranac Lake pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to securities fraud relating to stock trades he made in 2012. Gillis, who has been cooperating with authorities, will be sentenced in April. Gillis was ...

Tupper Lake town budget maintains flat tax rate

TUPPER LAKE — This town’s tentative 2018 budget would basically keep taxes flat. Residents have a chance to review the budget before 5:30 p.m. Thursday, when board members are expected to vote on it at the town hall. If the budget passes, town property owners outside the village of ...

Locals and visitors gather at Lake Placid Pub and Brewery during the power outage Monday night to enjoy beer, warmth and entertainment.
(Enterprise photo — Griffin Kelly)

Making the most of the blackout

LAKE PLACID — Monday night’s scheduled power outage may have seemed like an inconvenience for some, but it was a party for others. While the rest of the village was a dark and quite version of itself, the Lake Placid Pub and Brewery held its Blackout Party full of beer, glow sticks ...

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, center, smiles with Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro, Monday at King Brothers Dairy Farm in Northumberland, Saratoga County. Michael Bittel, right, led a question-and-answer session.
(Photo provided — Adam Colver, Post-Star)

Agriculture secretary takes milk break in upstate NY

NORTHUMBERLAND — Farmers talked taxes, trade, minimum wage, hemp and the future of farming on Monday as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue visited King Brothers Dairy Farm in Saratoga County. During a question-and-answer session, Perdue stressed the need for better communication ...

Harrietstown: Sticker shock over airport paving

SARANAC LAKE — The Harrietstown town board reluctantly approved a change order for paving work at the airport Thursday night, adding $25,219 to the total bill for services. Town Supervisor Mike Kilroy voted no, expressing his annoyance with the contractor, Passero Associates. ...

New York to boost scheduling protections for hourly workers

ALBANY — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced new regulations Friday that seek to crack down on employers keeping hourly workers “on call,” available to be called in at a moment’s notice. The new labor rules would establish a 14-day advance notice standard for scheduling and require ...

Crescent Bay Marina on Lower Saranac Lake is seen this week as developers 
discovered their purchase of the marina did not include the lake bottom itself, throwing a wrench into future plans.
(Enterprise photo — Glynis Hart)

Deed throws a wrench into Crescent Bay plan

SARANAC LAKE — Plans to expand the Crescent Bay Marina on Lower Saranac Lake hit a snag last week, when developers discovered their purchase of the marina didn’t include a critical piece — the bottom of the lake, where the boat moorings are located. A quit-claim deed, dated Jan. 26, ...

Aurora Wheeler of the Saranac Lake Laboratory Museum poses with a typical cure chair for tuberculosis patients. 
(Enterprise photo — Glynis Hart)

Have porch, will travel

SARANAC LAKE — After several years of preparation, planning and fundraising, Historic Saranac Lake is ready to take it to the porch. That is, the Cure Porch on Wheels, a uniquely interactive exhibit that will bring Saranac Lake’s historic tuberculosis treatment sites to schools, fairs, ...

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Hotel Saranac names manager of Academy and Main store

SARANAC LAKE — Hotel Saranac, Curio Collection by Hilton announced this week that Michelle Hill will be its retail manager of Academy & Main. Academy & Main, a nod to the iconic intersection in the heart of downtown Saranac Lake, is the hotel’s reimagined retail space that ...

Local farmer and artist Stephanie DeJoseph with “Snowflake,” a milk goat at Iron Rooster farm.
(Enterprise photo — Glynis Hart)

Creative farming in Gabriels

GABRIELS — Like farmwives of old, Stephanie DeJoseph of Iron Rooster Farm works all the time, rising at 5:30 every morning to take care of her family and her farm. If she’s not on her feet, she’s working with her hands, making art or seated at one of several sewing machines. She takes ...

Young visitors to Country Dreams Farm in Plattsburgh check out the draft horses. 
(Photo provided by Melissa Monty-Provost)

New law protects agritourism

A new law Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed on Oct. 23 promises to lighten the liability burden on “U-pick” farms, cut-your-own Christmas tree farms, corn mazes and equine businesses. The Agritourism and Equine Businesses Inherent Risk law, co-sponsored by state Sen. Betty Little, resembles ...

Jerry Stewart, rehab technician at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake, stands with donated home medical equipment and supplies bound for Nicaragua.
(Photo provided — Adirondack Health)

Adirondack Health to host medical supply drive Nov. 11

SARANAC LAKE — On Saturday, Nov. 11, Adirondack Medical Center will host a medical supply drive in support of North Country Mission of Hope. Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., volunteers will accept surplus home medical equipment and supplies in Adirondack Medical Center’s lower parking lot, ...

Historic Saranac Lake will implement the Cure Porch on Wheels project in 2018 thanks to major grants it received.
(Image provided)

Grants support tuberculosis porch on wheels project

SARANAC LAKE — Historic Saranac Lake has been awarded major grants to support the implementation of the Cure Porch on Wheels project in 2018. The New York Council on the Arts has approved a $17,000 grant and grants from the Cloudsplitter Foundation and additional private donations boost ...

Historic Saranac Lake awarded preservation grant

SARANAC LAKE — Historic Saranac Lake has been awarded a Museums for America grant through the Institute of Museum and Library Services to plan for the long-term preservation of its collections. The $20,650 award, a portion of $19,189,929 awarded nationally, will fund the creation of a ...