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Adirondack Health Lake Placid construction is on schedule

LAKE PLACID — A new Adirondack Health building located in Lake Placid has just about reached the one-year mark in terms of construction, and CEO Sylvia Getman said it’s on schedule. “It’s actually been pretty close,” she said. “You know, we’ve always estimated for this ...

Lake Placid proposes changes for sandwich board signs

LAKE PLACID — After some consideration and two well-attended public hearings, the village Board of Trustees has proposed an amendment to current code regulations regarding sandwich board A-frame signs in the Village Center and Gateway Corridor zoning districts. The Village Center is ...

Canadian shoppers still come, despite trade disagreement

OGDENSBURG — Despite the recent disagreement between President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over international trade, there appeared to be no shortage of Canadian shoppers in Ogdensburg on Tuesday. A dozen cars sporting Canadian license plates could be seen ...

State Senate passes forestry stewardship bill

ALBANY — Legislation to create a state tax credit to encourage forestry stewardship and habitat conservation on private property passed the state Senate this week. The bill was sponsored by Sen. Betty Little, R-Queensbury, who represents northeastern New York. “Undeveloped privately ...

New health insurance option comes north

PLATTSBURGH — Capital District Physicians Health Plan Inc. is expanding into Clinton, Essex, Franklin and Warren counties. The company made its announcement Monday at University of Vermont Health Network, Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh. Capital District ...

Downtown Lake Placid’s Gallery 46 comes into its own

LAKE PLACID — Gallery 46 on Main Street started out as a satellite location for the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. It was an extra place to sell tickets and hang pieces of art. While still technically a satellite by definition, many local aesthetes say Gallery 46 has come into its own ...

13 years after selling, Grimones open a new hunting-fishing store

SARANAC LAKE — Sam Grimone says he missed the people, and that’s why, 13 years after selling the Blue Line Sport Shop, he and his wife Nancy opened a new hunting, fishing and camping store called Woods and Waters. He spent his last 12 years working for the American Management ...

Effort to require cameras in facilities for disabled stalls

ALBANY — A proposal to require video cameras in common areas of residential facilities for the disabled has stalled in Albany, with supporters saying it would uncover abuse and neglect and opponents raising privacy concerns. The bill requiring video cameras isn’t expected to get a vote ...

Gabriels diner offers post-bariatric surgery menu

GABRIELS — Eating your vegetables after bariatric surgery isn’t that easy. “Some people think it’s a quick fix,” said Connie Martelle, who had a form of bariatric surgery 12 years ago. The surgery alters the size and shape of the stomach and/or the digestive tract, and can be a ...

Iconic Northwoods Cabin sign is back in lights in Tupper Lake

TUPPER LAKE — A neon glow once again greets drivers traveling into this town from its eastern end. The iconic Northwood Cabins sign was refurbished last spring but covered up with plywood boards for the past nine months, causing some to think the motel was out of business. “My little ...

NCCC renews President Steve Tyrell’s contract

SARANAC LAKE — North Country Community College’s board of trustees unanimously voted to renew embattled college president Steve Tyrell’s contract for one year, with his salary of $149K to remain unchanged. Tyrell has been the target of a vote of “no confidence” passed by the ...

Somethin’s brewin’ at Bloomin’ Market

BLOOMINGDALE — Although co-owner Nicholas Delaney of Hex & Hops Brewing cautioned “no decisions have been made yet,” there may be a craft brewery coming soon to the old Bloomin’ Market. Issues about the waste generated by the brewery have been addressed since the idea was ...

Reassessment pushback delays Lake Placid village budget

LAKE PLACID — The village board is waiting until property assessments are finished before it can propose a final budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year. Right now, the budget is tentative, meaning it can still be reworked. The village’s tax cap this year is 2 percent, and the proposed ...

Ray Brook brewery on tap … maybe more

RAY BROOK — Craft beer lovers have one more reason to raise a glass — and more reasons may be in the hopper. On Monday, a truckload of shiny stainless steel brewing equipment was delivered to a glass-fronted building that used to house the Ray Brook Frog, a rustic furniture store. ...

‘New York State Grown’ grants available

North Country farmers hoping to become “New York State Grown and Certified” will now have access to special grants, thanks to a partnership between DANC, Cornell Cooperative Extension, and county and state agencies. The Development Authority of the North Country received a $500,000 ...

LABOR GAP: Medical recruiting

SARANAC LAKE — A health care association and advocacy group for health care practitioners brought a group of newly graduated and soon-to-graduate nurse practitioners (NPs) to Adirondack Medical Center to encourage them to apply for work here. According to Joanne Johnson, director of ...

Many say Canada trade skirmish is mostly bad for North Country

Last week, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced that tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum from the European Union, Canada and Mexico would go into effect. The backlash was swift. Mexico and the EU announced retaliatory tariffs on everything from lamps to ...

Trump barrels into G-7, ready to fight US allies

LA MALBAIE, Quebec — Bruising for a fight, President Donald Trump barreled into the Group of Seven summit Friday, confronting longtime U.S. allies over a burgeoning trade dispute and insisting Russia should be brought back into the fold. Trump joined the leaders of major industrialized ...

Stefanik seeks debate on immigration

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik is supporting efforts to get Congress to debate bills addressing border security and the fate of the children of undocumented immigrants. Stefanik, R-Willsboro, is one of 215 signers on a so-called “discharge petition” to force a floor debate on different ...