Champlain National Bank gives back to communities this Christmas

Employees at Champlain National Bank are spearheading projects throughout Essex and Clinton counties to help make the holidays a little brighter for local families. The Project We Care program at Champlain National Bank partners with local agencies throughout the region to help them collect ...

Chris Dewyea, general manager of Tupper Lake Hardwoods, inspects logs delivered to the sawmill, which produces around five million feet of board annually. Dewyea said though many believe timber is a dwindling industry, the demand for hardwoods is growing with global and U.S. housing markets.
(Enterprise photo — Aaron Cerbone)

A cut above: Tupper Lake sawmill expanding

TUPPER LAKE — This village would not exist without sawmills, and today, though the mills lining the shore of Raquette Pond are long gone, the “lumberjack” occupation carries on. The logging industry brought families, railroads and business to Tupper Lake in the 1890s, sprouting a ...

North Country Community College Director of Library Services Brian O’Connor, right, and Senior Library Clerk Brooke McCormick are ready to help local residents who’d like to use the Saranac Lake campus library.
(Photo provided by NCCC)

NCCC to public: Come use our library

SARANAC LAKE — North Country Community College wants local residents to know that its Saranac Lake campus library is open for use by the community, in addition to students. Residents of Essex and Franklin counties have book-borrowing privileges to the library’s collection of more than ...

Employee news from Coldwell Banker Real Estate

Area broker named among of 30 Under 30 --- PLATTSBURGH — Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC has announced that Lindsay Boulerice, an Associate Real Estate Broker from Coldwell Banker Whitbeck Associates was named to the Coldwell Banker 30 Under 30. Boulerice, 26, was honored for her ...

A Cape Air employee loads one of the airline’s Cessna passenger planes at the Adirondack Regional Airport in Lake Clear.
(Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)

White Plains flights planned via Cape Air

SARANAC LAKE — Beginning March 1, 2018, passengers boarding planes at the Adirondack Regional Airport will be able to disembark in White Plains. Their tickets will include shuttle service to Midtown Manhattan. A one-way ticket to White Plains will cost around $95, and the flight will ...

At Moody Tree Farm in Gabriels, Matt (last name not given) gets ready for a big weekend. “We can't keep up with the demand,” he said. 
(Enterprise photo — Glynis Hart)

Christmas tree crisis — not

A nationwide shortage may be making Christmas tree shoppers nervous, but in New York the supply is assured. A recent headline in the Tampa Bay Times read, “Nationwide Christmas tree shortage has experts warning: buy early,” while the Wall Street Journal declared, “No Tannenbaum! ...

ROOST solicits ideas for Saranac Lake brand

SARANAC LAKE — The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism wants your input on creating a Saranac Lake brand. Residents of the Saranac Lake region will receive surveys in the mail this month. The answers to the surveys will provide ROOST with guidance on the right brand for Saranac ...

The Hotel Saranac ballroom is seen Tuesday with new chandeliers, restored oak wall paneling and — revealed underneath the old carpeting — a herringbone-pattern wood floor.
(Enterprise photo — Peter Crowley)

Hotel Saranac to open doors for new year

SARANAC LAKE — The long-awaited reopening of the Hotel Saranac on Main Street will take place on Dec. 28, according to hotel management. The hotel began hiring long ago, but as summer wore into fall, the anticipated opening got farther and farther away. Although the hotel was booking ...

N.Y. forecast to meet electricity demands this winter

ALBANY (AP) — The operators of New York state’s power grid expect to have enough electricity to meet demand this winter. The New York Independent System Operator bases its forecast on supply and expected average winter weather conditions. NYISO expects a peak demand of more than 24,000 ...

Radio Park, the former home of Saranac Lake’s radio stations, sits vacant earlier this month. Unseen behind this building and the trees is North Country Community College’s Sparks Athletic Complex.
(Enterprise photo — Glynis Hart)

NCCC may take radio station property

SARANAC LAKE — North Country Community College may absorb “Radio Park,” which is why Essex County recently removed that property from its tax auction. Until recently, the two parcels at 159 and 160 Santanoni Ave. were the headquarters of Saranac Lake’s radio stations. Mountain ...

ROOST to host Tupper Lake Regional Destination Marketing Review

TUPPER LAKE — The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism has invited all Tupper Lake area municipal leaders, businesses, organizations and individuals to attend a brief regional destination marketing review, followed by a reception, at Big Tupper Brewing on Thursday, Dec. 7 from 5 to ...

Tupper Lake Civic Center director Jonn Kopp feels the blade of a skate freshly sharpened on the center’s new machine which was bought through the school district’s capital improvement project.
(Enterprise photo — Aaron Cerbone)

Finishing touches on Tupper Lake Civic Center renovations

TUPPER LAKE — As the finishing touches are being put on the Tupper Lake Civic Center’s skating rink, an increasing number of skates are carving up the slick ice surface. The $440,360 renovations were part of the school district’s $8.3 million capital improvement project, bringing a ...

The Radio Park property on Santanoni Drive in Saranac Lake has been removed from the tax auction list.
(Enterprise photo — Glynis Hart)
-- (Correction: An earlier version of this caption incorrectly said the Radio Park property was sold to the owners of a Lake Placid radio station for $6,000. The Enterprise regrets the error.)

WNBZ may return

SARANAC LAKE — Local radio station WNBZ, 1240-AM, has been sold to the owners of a Lake Placid radio station for $6,000, according to the Federal Communications Commission. In a concurrent development, “Radio Park,” two adjacent properties on Santanoni Avenue associated with WNBZ, has ...

Cory Hanf points to the Hollywood Theater’s marquee in downtown AuSable Forks. The Hollywood was one of the North Country theaters saved through the “Go Digital or Go Dark” campaign, developed by the Adirondack North Country Association, the Adirondack Film Society and Sierra Hanf, Cory’s wife.
(Enterprise photo — Aaron Cerbone)

Cinemas survive

(Editor's note: This business-angle story follows Saturday's feature on the people who own and run the movie theaters in Lake Placid, Tupper Lake and AuSable Forks.) --- The cinema is a tough business. An oligopoly of companies runs the film scene, and internet streaming sap revenue ...

North Country Broadband Installer Technician Jacob Burk fusion-splices distribution fiber-optic cable inside an aerial enclosure for the company’s 10 Gigabyte network in Massena. 
(Photo provided by Mohawk Networks LLC)

North Country broadband is a patchwork quilt

Only 102 years ago, on Jan. 25, 1915, the first transcontinental telephone call took place between Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Watson. In 2017, connecting everyone to the latest communication technology is going to be a bit different. The days of Ma Bell are over. No megalithic ...

For brick-and-mortar stores in Lake Placid such as High Peaks Cyclery, Black Friday isn’t so much the biggest day of the year as a starting point to the winter and holiday seasons. Small Business Saturday is the day many local business owners look forward to. 
(Enterprise photo — Griffin Kelly)

Black Friday not a big deal for some local business owners

LAKE PLACID — Black Friday is a day when big-name retail stores put pretty much everything on sale. Businesses like Target and Best Buy will sell flat screen TVs and Xbox Ones for nearly half the price they would originally. The deals are crazy and the crowds are even crazier, but Black ...

NY officials promote local Christmas trees

ALBANY (AP) — New York officials are asking state residents to think locally when choosing a Christmas tree. State agricultural officials say there are 875 farms in upstate New York that sell more than 300,000 trees a year. The Christmas Tree Farmers Association of New York website ...