Business

Price Chopper’s ‘The Farm Just Got Closer’ places fifth nationwide

SCHENECTADY - Price Chopper and Market 32's freight fleet continues to turn heads and recently placed 5th nationwide in the Successful Concept category in Commercial Carrier Journal's annual "Flashiest Fleets" contest.The series of trailer graphics features colorful close-up images of fresh ...

3,000+ toys distributed as part of annual Price Chopper drive

SCHENECTADY - As part of Price Chopper and Market 32 Supermarkets' annual Holiday Toy Drive and in partnership with The Salvation Army, more than 3,000 toys were collected and distributed in communities throughout the company's six-state footprint, including New York, Connecticut, ...

$153,000+ raised by Price Chopper for St. Jude’s Children’s hospital

SCHENECTADY - Price Chopper has raised more than $153,000 from its month-long pin-up campaign and the sale of more than 8,500 plush primates for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. This celebrates the 14th year the regional supermarket chain has partnered with St. Jude."We're proud to ...

H&R Block celebrates local winners of 1,000 Win $1,000 Daily Sweepstakes

MALONE - The local H&R Block offices recently announced five local winners of this tax season promotion of "1,000 Win $1,000 Daily Sweepstakes."Tanya Brothers of Brasher Falls, Stephen Hadfield of Gouverneur, Zachary Dahl of Lake Placid, Crystal Macey of Plattsburgh and Lisa Fuller of ...

Community Bank receives triple honors

Community Bank N.A. took honors in three categories in the latest MSR Best in Retail Banking Awards.Of the 23 banks in the Northeast region, Community Bank N.A. received top honors in the Ease of Doing Business and Trust categories. Community Bank was also awarded the silver category for the ...

Champlain National Bank receives five-star rating

Champlain National Bank has once again earned the highest rating of five stars from the nation's bank and credit union rating firm BauerFinancial.This rating indicates that BauerFinancial considers Champlain National Bank to be a superior institution and has placed Champlain National Bank on ...

Whiteface Club recognized for wedding excellence

LAKE PLACID - The Whiteface Club and Resort in Lake Placid continues to receive noteworthy praise for its lakeside presentation, together with an unparalleled level of service.The resort's most recent accolade comes from the WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016. This honor, from couples ...

The road to Whiteface

LAKE PLACID - When Josh Suskewicz looks at mountain towns and ski resorts across the country, he sees the "ultimate opportunity" for destinations like Whiteface Mountain.The Brooklyn-based partner at the innovation consulting firm Innosight and frequent skier foresees the evolution of social ...

Saranac Lake lands world snowshoe event

SARANAC LAKE - Amid a weekend full of big local events, one of the biggest pieces of news was announced from thousands of miles away: This village has been selected to host next year's World Snowshoe Championships.Mayor Clyde Rabideau heard the announcement firsthand in Vezza d'Oglio, Italy, ...

Games boost shops during slow winter

LAKE PLACID - "We just want more snow," Mary Fry laughed."It's definitely one of our bigger weekends," added the owner of the Adirondack Popcorn Co. on Main Street. "Empire State Winter Games leads into Presidents Week, and it leads into Winter Carnival in Saranac Lake, and you get all those ...

Kid-friendly Winter Carnival kicks off

SARANAC LAKE - Villains will be running amok through the village over the next 10 days, but have no fear. There will be plenty of superheroes around to keep them from causing too much mayhem.The "Superheroes and Villains"-themed 2016 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival features some new events, plenty ...

Franklin County legislature calls for rails with trails

The Franklin County Board of Legislators added its voice to the rail/trail debate Thursday by unanimously resolving that it supports keeping and upgrading the rail line.The seven-member legislature, which meets in Malone, also called for adding a parallel trail to the state-owned Remsen-Lake ...

Two former Sunmount staffers convicted

Two former employees of Sunmount Developmental Disabilities Services Office have reached plea agreements with the Franklin County district attorney's office for their roles in an assault on a Sunmount resident.In January 2015, state police charged Jimmy J. Beaulieu of Ogdensburg and Robert C. ...

Winter Games boost shops amid slow winter

LAKE PLACID - "We just want more snow," Mary Fry laughed."It's definitely one of our bigger weekends," added the owner of the Adirondack Popcorn Co. on Main Street. "Empire State Winter Games leads into Presidents week, and it leads into Winter Carnival in Saranac Lake, and you get all those ...

Saranac Lake awarded 2017 World Snowshoe Championships (update)

SARANAC LAKE - Amid a weekend full of big local events, one of the biggest pieces of news was announced from thousands of miles away: This village has been selected to host next year's World Snowshoe Championships.Mayor Clyde Rabideau heard the announcement firsthand in Vezza d'Oglio, Italy, ...

Big Tupper won’t open this season

TUPPER LAKE - Despite the best efforts of a dedicated crew of volunteers, Big Tupper Ski Area will not open this season.The all-volunteer-run mountain is operated by Adirondack Residents Intent on Saving their Economy, a local organization that promotes economic growth in the Adirondack Park. ...

Main Street building to get upgrade

SARANAC LAKE - A building in the heart of downtown is getting a facelift.Greg Moore is planning facade renovations to all four sides of 97 Main St., home to his Bear Essentials screen printing and embroidery business, the Saranac Lake Community Store and a top floor apartment. The village ...

President: NCCC will consider wage hike

SARANAC LAKE - A minimum wage hike in the State University of New York system won't automatically apply to community colleges, but North Country Community College's president says school officials will look into giving raises there anyway.Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pushing the state legislature to ...

Franklin County legislature calls for rails with trails

The Franklin County Board of Legislators added its voice to the rail/trail debate Thursday by unanimously resolving that it supports keeping and upgrading the rail line.The seven-member legislature, which meets in Malone, also called for adding a parallel trail to the state-owned Remsen-Lake ...

Lake Flower resort files plan with APA

SARANAC LAKE - Developers of a proposed shoreline resort on Lake Flower have submitted an application to the state Adirondack Park Agency. They've also added a former agency commissioner to their team.Bill Kissel said he's working with fellow Lake Placid lawyer Matthew Norfolk on the project. ...