Business

Big zip line shuts down in Queensbury

QUEENSBURY — The Adirondack Eagle Flyer zip line at Wild West Ranch and Western Town is not opening this season. A message on its Facebook page says: “Please be advised that the ADK Eagle Flyer is closed until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please check back ...

New brews on tap in Ray Brook

RAY BROOK — The Ray Brook Brewhouse held a soft opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday afternoon to celebrate Thursday’s grand opening of the brewery and restaurant. Owner Paul Tatro, surrounded by the brewhouse staff, cut a ribbon held by brewmaster Clinton Green and chef John ...

Waterhole renovates patio known for free concerts

SARANAC LAKE — The patio of the Waterhole’s weekly Party on the Patio is getting redone this week as its bricks have been worn down and cracked by countless dancing feet over the years it’s hosted the summer concert series. Waterhole co-owner Eric Munley said the patio and fence ...

Police: Two arrested as couple fights, woman stabs man at their business

TUPPER LAKE -- Police say a woman stabbed her boyfriend as they fought at their business Saturday and falsely reported the incident to authorities. On Sunday, police said Kimberly L. Watson, 34, of Long Lake, drove to the Tupper Lake Police Department to report that unknown assailants had ...

Enterprise wins top Associated Press award

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Adirondack Daily Enterprise has been honored as the Newspaper of Distinction among New York’s small newspapers for 2018 by the Associated Press. That announcement came after the Enterprise had already won five other awards — four first place and one second — ...

Not just dabbling in distillation

PLATTSBURGH — Mountain Spirit Distilling is giving whey a new life. That watery substance is what’s left after milk is curdled and strained to make cheese. But upstate liquor craftsmen Dan Paquin, 43, and John Whiteman, 25, have found a use for that dairy byproduct. The owners ...

Warning: Check for ticks to prevent disease

As the weather becomes warmer and time outside increases, local and state agencies are reminding residents the importance of protecting against ticks and tick-borne illnesses. Though tick exposure can occur year-round, ticks are most active during warmer months. In turn, it s easier to ...

Police presence at new cafe in Tupper Lake

TUPPER LAKE — Yellow police tape surrounded the building at the new Doubleneck Cafe at 2594 state Route 3 Sunday. State police public information officer Jennifer Fleishman did not immediately respond Sunday evening but troopers remained on scene. This is an ongoing story and will be ...

Oregon-based drink uses Adirondack maple, chaga

An Oregon-based company which turns maple sap into a carbonated maple drink is using Adirondack sap and chaga mushrooms, and it hit the shelves of several stores in the Tri-Lakes this week. MapleAqua creator Stephen Ferruzza said he has wanted to sell a maple-sap-based beverage for a ...

Celebrate Paddling: packed schedule, new race

SARANAC LAKE — The fourth annual Celebrate Paddling month will begin on Saturday as organizers release an almost daily schedule of canoe, kayak, stand-up paddleboard and guideboat-related events. The events are coordinated by the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, MAC’s Canoe Livery, ...

Experts talk up Adirondack tourism

QUEENSBURY — Tourism is responsible for one out of every 10 jobs in New York and generated $8.5 billion in state and local tax revenues in 2017, according to Ross Levi, executive director of tourism for Empire State Development. “Every household would be paying $1,100 more in taxes ...

Warren County left with one potential railroad operator

Warren County is down to one suitor to use its rail line after one of two finalists withdrew its proposal in recent days, a development that also means a potential sale of a connected rail line in the heart of the Adirondacks is off the table. County supervisors decided Thursday to ...

LPCA welcomes Erin Walkow as its new director of development

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Center for the Arts welcomes Erin Walkow, director of development, who will join the staff at the end of the summer. Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Walkow comes to the LPCA after 19 years with the Adirondack Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. ...

Pendragon Theatre hires business manager

SARANAC LAKE — Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake announced the hiring of Jill Serrano Michalsky as the theatre’s new business manager this week. Michalsky hails from Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, where she began her life in arts and music at young age. She has a Bachelor of ...

Dino Roar Valley opens in Lake George to children’s awe

LAKE GEORGE — The sounds of 65 million years ago are echoing through Dino Roar Valley. Paleontologists don’t actually know what dinosaurs sounded like or even what color they were, but that has not stopped the designers of Lake George Expedition Park, which includes the new dinosaur ...

Court rules farmworkers can unionize

Farmworkers have the right to organize and bargain collectively, a new court ruling says. The decision by the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division, Third Department in the case of Crispin Hernandez v. the State of New York and the New York Farm Bureau ruled the exclusion of farmworkers ...