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$315,000 in grants awarded

SARANAC LAKE - The Saranac Lake Local Development Corporation has awarded $315,000 in grants for a string of downtown building facade upgrades.The funds were divided among 15 downtown building and business owners and will be used toward more than $750,000 in revitalization work, the LDC ...

Railroad group’s facts aren’t always on track

Shortly after Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Tuesday that the state is going through with a plan that would remove train tracks between Lake Placid and Tupper Lake, the Adirondack Rail Preservation Society released a statement announcing that it had filed a lawsuit in April against the state ...

Great Adirondack Garage Sale expands this year

More than 200 miles of merchandise will be open for business Memorial Day weekend with the Great Adirondack Garage Sale.The event will consist of more than 115 individual garage sales across 18 towns, villages and hamlets in five counties of the Adirondacks. It runs from Friday, May 27 through ...

ROOST to hold public meeting on Tupper Lake brand study

TUPPER LAKE - The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism will hold a public meeting on its ongoing brand study for Tupper Lake.The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. June 6 in the community room of the Goff-Nelson Memorial Library at 41 Lake St. in Tupper Lake.The meeting will consist of a brief ...

Former Camp Gabriels prison: ‘Forever wild’ exempt?

MALONE - Franklin County legislators want to amend the state constitution to ease the sale of the former Camp Gabriels prison.Legislators approved a resolution Thursday calling for a statewide referendum that, if approved, would exempt the 92-acre prison property in the town of Brighton from ...

Mountain View Inn sold to neighboring Holderieds

LAKE PLACID - After more than four decades of ownership, Vic and Carol Kraus have sold the Mountain View Inn to the Holderieds, the family that owns the neighboring Golden Arrow Resort on Main Street.Vic Kraus said the sale closed on May 9, completing discussions between the families that began ...

The Point claws out of foreclosure

SARANAC LAKE - The end of a long foreclosure process is in sight for one of the Adirondacks' most luxurious and exclusive resorts.The Point on Upper Saranac Lake, a former Rockefeller family retreat, is scheduled to go up for sale at a public auction next month, more than three years after its ...

Health insurers propose hikes

ALBANY - New York health insurers have proposed premium increases averaging 17.3 percent for next year in the market for individuals and 12 percent for small groups.The Department of Financial Services often reduces proposed increases before approving them. Approved rates are expected in early ...

Say goodbye to Time Warner Cable: Sale leads to name change

NEW YORK - Time Warner Cable is going away, and that means you might have a new cable company to hate. But you might find one you like better instead.Time Warner, the largest cable provider in New York and Los Angeles, among other markets, was just bought by Charter Communications Inc., which ...

Cuomo: Allow liquor sales in state before noon on Sundays

ALBANY (AP) - Expanded brunch hours may be coming to New York state.Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday said he will propose legislation to allow restaurants to serve alcohol before noon on Sundays. It's just one of several changes Cuomo says are needed to modernize state alcohol laws that in many ...

Adirondack Health’s Mobile Dental Clinic returns

SARANAC LAKE - The Adirondack Health Mobile Dental Clinic has announced its summer schedule.The Mobile Dental Clinic will serve the communities of AuSable Forks and Tupper Lake on Thursdays from now through October.The "dental clinic on wheels" accommodates residents ages three and older in ...

Governor green-lights rail-trail plan

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced $23 million in funding for a plan to split the state-owned Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor into one section for trains and another for a trail.Tracks are to be removed and replaced with a multi-use trail on the 34 miles between Lake Placid and Tupper ...

Parking fee fury

LAKE PLACID - Local residents and workers lashed back at the village Board of Trustees Monday in response to parking hikes passed earlier this month.One trustee said it was the largest turnout at a board meeting in half a decade. Attendance ballooned to more than two dozen people, with several ...

Time Warner Cable name will vanish

NEW YORK (AP) - Charter Communications is closing on its $67 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. The deals make Charter the second-largest home Internet provider and third-largest video provider in the U.S.Charter, which is based in Stamford, Connecticut, says it ...

Governor green-lights rail-trail plan

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced $23 million in funding for a plan to split the state-owned Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor into one section for trains and another for a trail.As planned, tracks would be removed on the 34 miles between Lake Placid and Tupper Lake, and tracks would be ...

Angry people respond to Lake Placid parking fee hikes

LAKE PLACID - Local residents and workers lashed back at the village Board of Trustees Monday in response to parking hikes passed earlier this month.One trustee said it was the largest turnout at a board meeting in half a decade. Attendance ballooned to more than two dozen people, with several ...

USA Luge HQ staying in Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID - The USA Luge Board of Directors Saturday unanimously decided to keep their organization's headquarters in New York state for at least five more years, CEO and Executive Director Jim Leahy said by phone shortly after the board's decision in Park City, Utah."There was a lot of ...

Restaurant Week kicks off to praise

LAKE PLACID - The inaugural EAT ADK Restaurant Week kicked off Friday night with a cocktail party at Saratoga Olive Oil Company on Main Street with more than 60 people in attendance.The event began an opening weekend that restaurateurs and local officials around town described as successful."I ...

School board elections are Tuesday

On Tuesday, voters will take to the polls to vote on their school district budgets for the 2016-17 academic year, choose their school board representatives and approve or disapprove of local propositions.---Saranac LakeIn the Saranac Lake Central School District, the Board of Education's ...