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The village of Saranac Lake has endorsed a $500,000 state grant application from Calli Shelton and Randy Coles, who plan to convert the former Dew Drop Inn into a restaurant and bar seen here. 
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Saranac Lake backs grant applications for Dew Drop, Pendragon, BluSeed

SARANAC LAKE — The village Board of Trustees has thrown its support behind state grant applications for the former Dew Drop Inn, Pendragon Theatre and BluSeed Studios, among several other programs and projects. Applications for the seventh round of the state’s Regional Economic ...

Hotel Saranac General Manager Michael Salyers stands with two of the hotel’s newest hires, Catering Sales Manager Laura Friebel and Food and Beverage Operations Manager Peter Snell. 
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Hotel Saranac delays opening, fills out staff

SARANAC LAKE — A summer opening had been planned for the Hotel Saranac, but the company that owns it now says the renovation will be completed sometime later this year. The hotel has been booking rooms starting in November and trying to book events in October. Meanwhile, the hotel ...

Permits have been issued to construct Pond Road, which would branch off of Lake Simond Road and lead to the Adirondack Club and Resort’s 18 “great camp” building lots in Tupper Lake.
(Enterprise photo — Aaron Cerbone)

Tupper Lake resort receives key permits

TUPPER LAKE — The Adirondack Club and Resort is one step closer to building a road to its 18 “great camp” luxury housing lots. On Friday, the state Department of Environmental Conservation issued two permits and a certification, and the state attorney general’s office issued an ...

Staff of the Lake Placid Pub & Brewery, Big Slide Brewery & Public House and Great Adirondack Brewing Company toast with Symbiosis, their new Brett IPA and the first beer the Lake Placid institutions have collaborated on. Pictured from left are (top row) Kevin Litchfield, Catherine Ericson, Clint Green and Jason Scull, and (bottom row) Chris Ericson, T.J. Myers and Rob Kane.
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Lake Placid breweries team up on a beer for first time

LAKE PLACID — What happens when iconic Lake Placid breweries team up for the first time? A limited-release sour India pale ale in honor of National IPA Day. Brewers at the Lake Placid Pub & Brewery, Big Slide Brewery and Great Adirondack Brewing Company partnered to brew Symbiosis, a ...

Permits have been issued to construct Pond Road, which would branch off of Lake Simond Road and lead to the Adirondack Club and Resort’s 18 “great camp” building lots in Tupper Lake.
(Enterprise photo — Aaron Cerbone)

Tupper resort receives key permits

TUPPER LAKE — The Adirondack Club and Resort is one step closer to building a road to its 18 “great camp” luxury housing lots. On Friday, the state Department of Environmental Conservation issued two permits and a certification, and the state attorney general’s office issued an ...

Tupper Lake village police Sgt. Matthew Dana
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Tupper Lake police mourn the death of young sergeant

TUPPER LAKE — Family, friends and the Tupper Lake Police Department are mourning today after the death of Sgt. Matthew Dana, who was 27 years old. He died Sunday evening at the Tupper Lake home he shared with his girlfriend. An autopsy investigation is still underway as several reports ...

The night's sky is seen above the Adirondack Public Observatory in Tupper Lake.
(Photo provided — Marc Staves)

Adirondack Public Observatory looks to expand

TUPPER LAKE — The Adirondack Public Observatory has its sights set on a large-scale expansion, adding an Astro-Science Center and a research-grade telescope to give everyone from children to astronomers access to some of the darkest skies on the East Coast. Following in the steps of ...

The abandoned buildings at the former Frontier Town are seen in January 2017. 
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

State waits for investors in Frontier Town ‘Gateway’

ALBANY — With interest from investors tepid so far, the state has delayed the deadline to submit redevelopment plans for the former Frontier Town theme park in North Hudson. The Times Union newspaper of Albany reports that the state moved the deadline back from July 28 to Sept. 15 to give ...

Rep. Elise Stefanik

Stefanik pressed on workforce needs

PLATTSBURGH — Providing a ready and capable workforce remains a high priority for the North Country, and area education and development leaders emphasized that point Monday with Congresswoman Elise Stefanik. Stefanik (R-Willsboro) was in Plattsburgh for a roundtable discussion on ...

Players from the FCA National High School team and 3rd National battle for possession during Tuesday’s boys scholastic Gold division game at the Lake Placid Summit Classic lacrosse tournament in Lake Placid.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Is lax at the max?

LAKE PLACID — Shortly after noon on Monday, the first day of the Lake Placid Summit Classic, North Elba Supervisor Roby Politi walked into the administrative offices of Summit Lacrosse Ventures at the rear of the athletic fields his town developed specifically for the annual ...

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., visits Adirondack Regional Airport in Lake Clear Friday.
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Schumer visits, says he’ll fight for small airport subsidies

LAKE CLEAR — U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer visited the Adirondack Regional Airport Friday to say he’s fighting President Donald Trump’s plan to stop helping small airports provide passenger air service. The Trump administration’s 2018 budget would eliminate the ...

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., visits Adirondack Regional Airport in Lake Clear Friday.
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Schumer visits, says don’t cut small airport subsidies

LAKE CLEAR — U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer visited the Adirondack Regional Airport Friday to say he’s fighting President Donald Trump’s plan to stop helping small airports provide passenger air service. The Trump administration’s 2018 budget would eliminate the ...

Lake Clear School to be sold

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Central School District finally has a buyer for the former Lake Clear Elementary School, a year-and-a-half after it put the property on the market. Superintendent Diane Fox wouldn’t reveal who the buyer is but said Thursday that the property is “under ...

North Elba eyes constable to enforce vacation rental complaints

LAKE PLACID — Without its own police force, the town of North Elba plans to hire an officer to enforce noise and parking complaints and other related disturbances that come with vacation rentals outside of village lines. Town Supervisor Roby Politi relayed the town council’s plan to ...

Enterprise Senior Staff Writer Chris Knight, far left, and other reporters ask questions of Gov. Andrew Cuomo in November 2013 at the Conference Center at Lake Placid.
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Enterprise reporter will fill dormant NCCC communications director position

SARANAC LAKE — North Country Community College is hiring a new director of communications, and the Enterprise is losing an award-winning reporter. Chris Knight will leave his Saranac Lake beat, but he won’t leave his notepad and AP Stylebook behind. He will fill the long-dormant ...

Park Street will be the location of the Tupper Lake street festival where residents and tourists will celebrate the road’s new look.
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Tupper Lake festival celebrates street renovation

TUPPER LAKE — As the Tupper Lake Art Show is in full swing on Saturday, Park Street will be closed off for a festival showing off the main road’s new look. The festival will feature the best Tupper Lake and the art show have to offer. Farm-to-market vendors, live music, games, wine and ...

Funiciello

Funiciello to forgo third run for Congress

GLENS FALLS — Local Green Party activist Matt Funiciello, who ran for Congress in 2014 and 2016, announced Tuesday he will not run again in 2018. “I really think that the amount of time that it takes and the amount of money that it takes to be able to do this full time — I know that I ...

The foundation for Adirondack Medical Center’s new surgical services addition to its Saranac Lake hospital is about 50 percent complete, as seen here on Friday.
(Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)

Expansion progresses on new surgical wing at Adirondack Medical Center

SARANAC LAKE — Work continues on the biggest expansion project Adirondack Medical Center has seen in at least 16 years. The foundation for the hospital’s new surgical services wing is 50 percent complete, and structural steel will arrive in the next few weeks. A new stormwater ...

Getman

Hospital CEO worried about Washington ‘uncertainty’

SARANAC LAKE — Adirondack Health CEO Sylvia Getman woke up to what she said was some good news on Friday. Just a few hours earlier, at a late-night session in Washington, Arizona Sen. John McCain cast the deciding vote that killed his party’s narrowly crafted Obamacare repeal ...