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Suite plan

SARANAC LAKE - The Hotel Saranac's plan to convert a former Paul Smith's College dormitory on Church Street into suite-style rooms is set to come before the village Planning Board next week.The board will also review a series of modifications to the ongoing renovation of the Main Street hotel ...

AMA property for sale

SARANAC LAKE - American Management Association wants to sell its 63-acre campus in the village but says it would "possibly" retain the three buildings where 150 of its employees work.The converse of that statement - the possibility that AMA might not retain the local buildings - has village ...

Opening day crew

WILMINGTON - There's something that happens to the area as ski season approaches. People's step has a little more bounce, the shops are busier, and along with a chill, there's anticipation in the air.That's how it was on Thanksgiving Day when Whiteface Mountain Ski Center opened with limited ...

A huge success — no Bones about it

SARANAC LAKE - On what turned out to be a balmy morning for a Thanksgiving day in Saranac Lake, the inaugural Bitters & Bones Turkey Trot was a huge, if not an overwhelming success as it drew a field of nearly 200 runners and walkers in a benefit event for the Saranac Lake Interfaith ...

Whiteface set to open on Thanksgiving, a day early

Whiteface Mountain Ski Center will open for winter 24 hours ahead of schedule, on Thanksgiving Day, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Olympic Regional Development Authority announced Tuesday afternoon.The state authority's goal most years is to open its state-owned ski centers in the Adirondacks, ...

NSA buyers plan hotel

LAKE PLACID - The buyers of the bankrupt National Sports Academy are planning to turn it in to a small hotel.Jacob Wright, representing a group of yet-to-be-named investors calling themselves Parkside Inn LLC, met with the Lake Placid-North Elba Joint Review Board earlier this month."They're ...

Alcoa to keep plant open after state offers incentives

ALBANY - Alcoa has backed off a plan to eliminate hundreds of jobs at its smelting operations in northern New York after the state agreed to a series of incentives, Gov. Andrew Cuomo told a crowd of cheering workers Tuesday.Under the terms of the agreement, the plant will remain open for at ...

Music store move inspired First Night button art

SARANAC LAKE - This year's First Night Saranac Lake button design is a reworking of a banner Britt (Clark) Sternberg created for the annual New Year's Eve festival in 2012.Every year, First Night Saranac Lake commissions volunteers to design and paint six canvas banners which then adorn the ...

Wall Street Journal features Tupper Lake

TUPPER LAKE - The Wall Street Journal published a story profiling Tupper Lake as an "under-the-radar ski destination" whose slopes and shorelines offer luxury homeowners a less crowded alternative to Lake Placid.A Nov. 19 article by Kerry Close in the Wall Street Journal's real estate section, ...

Municipal Park plan unveiled in Tupper

TUPPER LAKE - If you build it, will they come - "it" being a redesigned Municipal Park?That was the question Tupper Lake Community Revitalization Project Coordinator Melissa McManus rhetorically asked the 25 people that gathered in the basement of the Goff-Nelson Memorial Library Monday night ...

N.Y. bills for costs of care after alleged cases of abuse

ALBANY - Bill Liblick was shocked to learn that his sister, a disabled woman with the mind of a 1-year-old, had repeatedly been sexually assaulted at a state-run group home. Then, after her death, he was astonished again when he received a $1.6 million bill from the state for the cost of her ...

Alcoa to keep Massena plant open after NY offers incentives (update)

ALBANY - Alcoa has backed off a plan to eliminate hundreds of jobs at its smelting operations in northern New York after the state agreed to a series of incentives, Gov. Andrew Cuomo told a crowd of cheering workers Tuesday.Under the terms of the agreement, the plant will remain open for at ...

Whiteface to open on Thanksgiving, a day early

Whiteface Mountain Ski Center will open for winter 24 hours ahead of schedule, on Thanksgiving Day, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Olympic Regional Development Authority announced Tuesday afternoon.The state authority's goal most years is to open its state-owned ski centers in the Adirondacks, ...

Tupper Lake presents Municipal Park master plan today

TUPPER LAKE - The village will present the Draft Municipal Park Master Plan and Beach Feasibility Study at 6 tonight at the Goff-Nelson Memorial Library, 41 Lake St.The Draft Master Plan was developed following extensive outreach to residents and community organizations. Members of the public ...

Wall Street Journal features Tupper Lake

TUPPER LAKE - The Wall Street Journal published a story profiling Tupper Lake as an "under-the-radar ski destination" whose slopes and shorelines offer luxury homeowners a less crowded alternative to Lake Placid.A Nov. 19 article by Kerry Close in the Wall Street Journal's real estate section, ...

Lake Flower hotel reborn

SARANAC LAKE - A new group of investors has taken over a stalled hotel project on Lake Flower and hopes to push it over the goal line.The new developers, who are not identifying themselves, have formed a company called Saranac Lake Resort LLC that recently signed purchase agreements with the ...

New hotel plan prompts both support and concern

SARANAC LAKE - Village officials and local residents who've closely followed the proposal for a shoreline hotel on Lake Flower shared various reactions to a new plan for the property on Friday.Some voiced strong support for it. Others said they still have concerns.A group of unidentified ...

Parking garage has support on the street

LAKE PLACID - Locals are weighing in on whether the village should build a parking garage on Main Street.Most people interviewed Thursday on Main Street would support building a parking garage, but some have concerns.Building a parking garage is far from a done deal. The village would need to ...

Whiteface fires up snow guns

WILMINGTON - People are loving the unusually warm November days, but downhill skiers are loving the cold November nights even more.Crews at the Whiteface Mountain Ski Center, operated by the state Olympic Regional Development Authority, began making snow during the overnight hours of Friday, ...