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Maple syrup, honey labels to be spared ‘added sugar’ label

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says new guidance about added sugars that exempts pure maple syrup and honey products will be released early next year. The agency announced months ago that it was considering requiring pure maple syrup and honey to be labeled ...

With eminent domain shot down, village works to buy museum lots

LAKE PLACID — This village is negotiating the purchase of two parcels of land on Main Street from the Adirondack Historical Association, which will lead to more parking spaces. The two parcels are located across from the NBT Bank and next to a municipal parking lot. Currently, the land is ...

NAFTA negotiations with Canada mean a lot to the North Country

Wednesday marked a renewal of the negotiations between the United States and Canada on the North American Free Trade Agreement — negotiations that will be particularly relevant for the North Country economy. “The U.S.-Canada economic partnership is the single greatest driving force in ...

Team flower power

SARANAC LAKE — They fill the downtown streets with vibrant life, hanging off of buildings, sitting on the corners, on sidewalks and in parks. Flowers — you can’t go anywhere in the village without running into them. Filling the streets with flowers is no small feat, and it takes a ...

Essex Co. raises tobacco buying age

ELIZABETHTOWN — You’ll have to be 21 to buy tobacco products in Essex County now. The Essex County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution Tuesday, making it illegal to purchase tobacco products under the age of 21. The succeeding local law only concerns purchase, not consumption. ...

Aldi will soon close for 7-plus weeks as it moves into new store

SARANAC LAKE — The Aldi supermarket on Lake Flower Avenue will close Sept. 23, and the new building will open on Nov. 15. This information was confirmed by the store manager there named Zach, who preferred not to give his last name. The Enterprise reached out the Aldi U.S. corporate ...

State, SLIC listen to broadband build-out comments

ELIZABETHTOWN — Residents and town supervisors from Thurman to Keeseville told representatives from the state broadband office at a public hearing on Friday how frustrated they are with the current state of broadband on the eastern side of the North Country, and asked representatives from ...

Tops will drop 1 of 2 Saranac Lake stores

SARANAC LAKE — Tops Markets announced Thursday that it will close 10 stores, including the one on Lake Flower Avenue — one of the two Tops in this village — in its efforts to get out of bankruptcy through financial restructuring. In 2017 the supermarket company filed for Chapter 11 ...

Magazine lists most beautiful Adirondack hotels

SARANAC LAKE — An article from Architectural Digest named what it calls “The 7 Most Beautiful Hotels in the Adirondacks,” including several from the Tri-Lakes. Hotels are a staple of the Adirondacks. Since the days of Paul Smith’s Hotel, founded in 1859, they have provided a window ...

Great Escape water park getting new rides, new name, renovation

QUEENSBURY — Six Flags Great Escape will add two water-themed attractions to the park, rename Splashwater Kingdom to Hurricane Harbor and renovate it, the company announced Thursday. The “water play area” will be expanded by 14,000 square feet and add two attractions: Bucket Blasters ...

Tops will drop 1 of 2 Saranac Lake supermarkets

SARANAC LAKE — Tops Markets announced Thursday that it will close 10 stores, including the one on Lake Flower Avenue — one of the two Tops in this village — in its efforts to get out of bankruptcy through financial restructuring. In 2017 the supermarket company filed for Chaper 11 ...

Renovation celebration

SARANAC LAKE — State and local officials gathered across from the S. Curtis Hayes building on the corner of Woodruff Street and Broadway Wednesday to cut a ribbon on the renovated building and its seven low-income housing units. The building at 20-22 Broadway was one of three Saranac Lake ...

Newsprint tariffs will soon be history

U.S. tariffs on Canadian newsprint are on their way out. A determination from the U.S. International Trade Commission found that American newsprint companies are not injured or threatened with injury by imports from Canada, and no anti-dumping or countervailing orders will be issued on the ...

Blair, Bailey, Patnode for Hall of Fame

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Hall of Fame Committee named three inductees for 2018: Olympic biathlete and musician Lowell Bailey, local librarian Linda Blair and former Executive Director of the Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce Luke Patnode. The 35th annual Induction Banquet will be ...

Sister city summer

SARANAC LAKE — At the Left Bank Cafe, two J-1 visa workers from France are wrapping up their time in the United States, where they have lived, worked and learned for the past couple of months. Colin Chartreux and Joachim Grandin, both 19, cleared tables and served drinks Tuesday ...

Patenaude named sales agent at Berkshire Hathaway

LAKE PLACID — Berkshire Hathaway Adirondack Premier Properties broker-owner Margie Philo has announced the addition of Danielle Patenaude as a new licensed real estate sales agent. Patenaude was born and raised in a small town bordering the Canadian border in northern New York. She ...

Essex County committee opposes rail abandonment

ELIZABETHTOWN — A key committee of the Essex County Board of Supervisors on Monday opposed state plans to have a rail line in parts of Essex and Warren counties deemed “abandoned.” The board’s Ways and Means Committee unanimously opposed the resolution in opposition to the state ...

Lake Clear Lodge hosts event to view lighting of St. Regis fire tower

LAKE CLEAR — The New York State Chapter of the Forest Fire Lookout Association is conducting its fifth annual Lighting of the Fire Towers event Saturday, Sept. 1. The goal is to “showcase the history of the fire towers around the state.” To celebrate, the Lake Clear Lodge is hosting, ...