Business

Enterprise hosts annual trick-or-treating event

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Daily Enterprise is sponsoring its 23rd annual Downtown Trick or Treating event on Wednesday, Oct. 31. Come dressed in your costume and receive treats from the participating businesses that have a sign of a pumpkin in their window. Signs available at the ...

Sears files for Chapter 11 amid massive debt, plunging sales

NEW YORK — Sears filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday, buckling under its massive debt load and staggering losses. The question now is whether a smaller version of the company that once dominated the American retail landscape can remain viable or whether the iconic brand will ...

Lake FM, from across the pond

TUPPER LAKE — The new operators of WRGR — rebranded as Lake FM — made international history in August when the Federal Communications Commission accepted their purchase of the station, making them the first European citizens to be 100 percent owners of an American radio station ...

Holderied mulls new enterprise for former Schulte’s lodge

LAKE PLACID — Multiple buildings at the former Schulte’s Family Lodge property on Cascade Road have been demolished. In August, Birgit Schulte, a native of Hamburg, Germany, who’s owned the lodge since the 1970s, sold the property to hotelier Peter Holderied. Holderied also owns ...

Deadline for DRI proposals Nov. 2

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Local Planning Committee will accept project proposals to share in a $10 million state Downtown Revitalization Initiative grant until 5 p.m on Nov. 2. This deadline is the end of an open call that has been ongoing since February 2018. The LPC, along with ...

Watertown hosts recreational marijuana listening session

WATERTOWN — Community members offered thoughts about the state’s possible legalization of recreational marijuana during the Watertown “listening session” Thursday night at Jefferson Community College’s Sturtz Theater. The goal of these sessions — based on Gov. Andrew ...

Woodward carries on the craft of guideboat construction

SARANAC LAKE — Two guideboats await Christopher Woodward’s attention in his near-century-old shop on Tuesday afternoon. One was built circa 1910, in for a new gunwale and sheer planks. The other boat is yet only a quarter-built, planks half-covering its curved spruce ribs, built from ...

Brewpub amendment passes, again

SARANAC LAKE — The village board passed a zoning amendment for a brewpub classification Tuesday night, voting to remove a local sales quota as well. The board voted unanimously to remove a rule that would’ve mandated that 40 percent of beer produced at a brewpub must be sold on site. ...

Citizen Advocates names Reid Anthony as new CEO

MALONE — A Franklin County company that provides developmental disability and behavioral health supports and services has hired a new CEO. Citizen Advocates Inc., which has four administrative offices in Malone where it is based and two in Saranac Lake, has hired Reid Anthony as its new ...

Former businessman headed to prison

QUEENSBURY — The former local car dealer who has faced a host of fraud-related charges in recent years is headed to state prison for up to 6 years after admitting he violated his felony probation when arrested three times in recent months. Michael J. Vittengl, 61, of Lake George, agreed ...

Adirondack Arc receives $15K grant

TUPPER LAKE — The Adirondack Arc, the Franklin-Hamilton Chapter of NYSARC Inc., has been awarded $15,000 in grants from the Trustee Management Board of NYSARC Trust Services to provide recreational opportunities for people receiving services from The Adirondack Arc. Last year the ...

Tupper Lake has become an electric car charging hub

TUPPER LAKE — This town has more electric car charging stations than almost any other town in the Adirondacks after the village electric department installed three stations last month, bringing the total count to five. (Correction: An earlier version of this article said Tupper Lake has ...

Limo company owner was a controversial FBI informant

NEW YORK — The owner of a limousine company in the crash that killed 20 people was someone already familiar to law enforcement, but not in the way you might think. The company is owned by Pakistani immigrant Shahed Hussain, according to federal transportation records. Before the tragedy, ...

State launches 6 cuisine trails in the Adirondacks

GABRIELS — The rain finally stopped long enough for the Tucker family to finish doing two things later this week: harvest potatoes and help launch six New York state cuisine trails. The sun came out Friday, shining on the colorful fall foliage and Great Adirondack Corn Maze in the back ...

A new brand for the Community Store

SARANAC LAKE — The Community Store will be renamed as part of a larger re-branding effort, accompanied by an e-commerce site to market the store’s local goods, likely to launch in late November. Melinda Little, founding board member and president of the Saranac Lake Community Store, ...

Murphy named new Saranac Lake chamber executive director

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has appointed Patrick Murphy as its new executive director. “The board’s decision to appoint Patrick Murphy comes with the fullest confidence that he will provide operational leadership within the chamber and ...

VICs awarded state funding

PAUL SMITHS — The Paul Smith’s College Visitor Interpretive Center, which was built by the state but turned over to the school in 2010, has been given $180,000 while the VIC in Newcomb was also given $120,000. The two VICs were built by the state in the late 1980s, with the PSC VIC ...

Gateway to the Adirondacks phase one unveiling today

The state Department of Environmental Conservation and the state Office of General Services is expected to make an announcement at “Gateway to the Adirondacks” tourism hub in North Hudson at 11 a.m. today DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos and OGS Commissioner RoAnn Destito will be joined by ...

NY Times writes glowing review of Hotel Saranac

SARANAC LAKE — The New York Times published an article praising the Hotel Saranac as a secluded travel and vacation destination on Monday, and the hotel management apparently weren’t aware. The article, by Kenneth Rosen, writer for the NYT since 2014, featured in florid detail the ...