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Aesthetic prosthetics

LAKE PLACID - In January 2015, Jeff Erenstone approached his friend Dan Kelleher at the Cascade Cross-Country Ski Center. The two were friendly thanks to their time together on the Barkeater Trails Alliance board and had mountain biked and cross-country skied together.But on this day, ...

Tupper road job returns Monday

TUPPER LAKE - A $15.6 million reconstruction of state Routes 3 and 30 in this village will resume Monday, according to the state Department of Transportation."Be on the lookout for construction," DOT Engineer-In-Charge Tom Maroun said.Two construction crews will begin working on sewer laterals ...

Possible deal on NY minimum wage would slow upstate phase-in

ALBANY - A compromise on the minimum wage being discussed by New York state lawmakers today contains a $15 wage for New York City within three years and a significantly longer phase-in for upstate.The proposal, linked to the state budget, would raise the upstate wage from $9 to $12.50 over five ...

APA seeks more info on marina

SARANAC LAKE - The state Adirondack Park Agency wants more information about the proposed expansion of Saranac Lake Marina.The agency issued a Notice of Incomplete Permit Application last week to the company seeking a wetlands permit for the project, LS Marina LLC, led by Mike Damp of Lake ...

Bakery burglarized on Easter

LAKE PLACID - Cake Placid was burglarized early Sunday morning.State police spokesman Trooper Kyle Otis said someone entered through the bakery's window after cutting through a window screen and removed money from one of the store's cash drawers. Otis said the store's surveillance camera ...

Mayor on both sides of spending questions

SARANAC LAKE - Village Mayor Clyde Rabideau was on the offensive and defensive Monday night when it came to how much money the village is spending.Rabideau questioned a decision by village Manager John Sweeney to pay an engineering firm another $237,000 for a series of upcoming projects without ...

Latest rail inspections find defects

ALBANY (AP) - Transportation officials say teams have examined another 341 oil tank cars, 132 miles of track and 69 switches, finding five critical defects needing an immediate fix and 42 others.In the most recent effort to reduce potential dangers from crude oil transports across New York, ...

State officials hope for budget deal this week

ALBANY (AP) - Time is ticking on a budget deal as state lawmakers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo attempt to find compromise on the minimum wage, a paid family leave proposal and other key items in the massive spending blueprint.Lawmakers hope to have a new budget in place by Friday, when the new fiscal ...

Farming livestock, trees together

PAUL SMITHS - A Paul Smith's College professor and his student landed a new peer-reviewed journal article in the international scientific journal Agroforestry Systems.Joseph Orefice, professor of forestry, and Leanne Ketner, a senior majoring in integrative studies, investigated the use of ...

Questions persist as lawmakers, Cuomo aim for budget deal

ALBANY - A long debate over whether New York should enact the highest minimum wage of any state is likely to be settled within days as lawmakers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo hammer out a deal on the state budget.Cuomo's plan to gradually raise the wage from $9-an-hour to $15 is the pivotal issue of ...

Kate Smith royalties stay local

LAKE PLACID - Adirondack Health is holding onto a share of the royalty rights from Kate Smith's recordings, including her famous rendition of "God Bless America," when the hospital group sells Uihlein Living Center to a nursing home company.A 72-page "Asset Purchase Agreement" between Post ...

Maplefields store swap under review

LAKE PLACID - The Ray Brook Sunoco on state Route 86 is expected to get a facelift soon as a new and expanded Maplefields gas station and convenience store.Initial plans for the brand-new building with a completely different look were presented to the Lake Placid-North Elba Joint Review Board ...

Brewer expands for demand, again

TUPPER LAKE - Four years ago, Mark Jessie and Joe Hockey decided to open a brewery. Two years ago, Raquette River Brewing first opened its doors to the public. Three months ago, the brewery upgraded from a two-barrel brewing system to a four-barrel brewing system, allowing it to double its ...

Special dinner to honor Adirondack Health

SARANAC LAKE - Village Mayor Clyde Rabideau and Franklin County Legislator Barbara Rice will host a civic testimonial to honor Adirondack Health Tuesday, April 5.The event will last from 6 to 8 p.m. at Nonna Fina restaurant, 151 River St., and will feature an hors d'oeuvre buffet and cash bar. ...

Uihlein buyers plan to increase residents, renovate building

LAKE PLACID - The company that's taking over operations of the Uihlein Living Center nursing home plans to increase the number of residents at the facility, helping to fill what state officials say is a need for more long-term care for an aging population.Post Acute Partners also plans to spend ...

Sunmount trials delayed

MALONE - Five defendants accused of covering up an assault on a resident of Sunmount Developmental Disabilities Services Office's Tupper Lake facilities saw their days in Franklin County Court delayed Monday.The state Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs announced in ...

Tupper resort gets 11th local extension

TUPPER LAKE - The Joint Planning Board approved another extension of the Adirondack Club and Resort's permit Wednesday night.The meeting marked the 11th time the board granted such an extension since February 2013, when it first gave conditional final approval to Planned Development District 1, ...

Village tax levy would increase, but barely

SARANAC LAKE - The village tax levy would rise slightly under the proposed budget for the next fiscal year.As the budget stands now, the levy would increase 0.14 percent, or $5,112, going from $3,611,646 to $3,616,758. That was the maximum amount the village could raise taxes and still comply ...