Business

Lake Placid, North Elba boards to meet again on vacation rentals

LAKE PLACID — Short-term rental regulations are the topic of another joint meeting of this community’s two municipal boards. The Lake Placid Village Board of Trustees and North Elba Town Council will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the first-floor board room of the North Elba Town Hall, 2693 ...

Construction to begin at Northwood’s Main St. location

LAKE PLACID —Construction will begin this month on the Northwood School’s 12,000-plus-square-foot facility in downtown Lake Placid at the former With Pipe & Book. The flexible, open classroom and event space will be a center for real-world application, creative thinking and ...

AG: Spectrum giving credits to customers

NEW YORK — Charter Communications has started to issue credits to customers of its Spectrum service — formerly Time Warner Cable — for failing to deliver reliable and fast Internet service as promised, the state attorney general’s office announced on Tuesday. This stems from a Dec. ...

Assembly budget provides $2.85M for Career Pathways

Assemblyman Billy Jones announced that the Assembly’s 2019-20 state budget proposal, which passed Wednesday, would restore $2.85 million for Career Pathways programs, which help train young adults for careers in high-growth sectors. “The North Country faces a shortage of skilled workers ...

NCCC launching adult learning program

SARANAC LAKE — North Country Community College is launching two new online learning programs for adults to get associate degrees at their own pace. “One is in business administration, and one is in liberal arts,” said Alex Parnia, interim vice president of enrollment management at ...

On the horizon, Early Dawn Confections

SARANAC LAKE — Jill Zagrobelny has been selling her baked goods at farmers markets on and off since 2011. Soon, she and her husband Mark will open a permanent location downtown. Planned to open sometime in late 2019, Early Dawn Confections will sell baked goods out of 28 Woodruff St., ...

Schumer calls on Alcoa, NYPA to reach new deal to keep jobs in Massena

MASSENA — With hundreds of jobs on the line and less than three weeks left until a contract expires, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on Alcoa and the New York Power Authority to finalize an agreement that would keep Alcoa here. With March 31 and the expiration of a ...

Squirrels are damaging some maple syrup operations

DANVILLE, Vt. — Maple syrup producers have more than the weather to worry about. Frenetic squirrels are chomping on equipment, crimping the flow of sap at some operations. Damage from wildlife — deer, bear woodpeckers, and squirrels — is not unusual for maple producers, but this year ...

Grant may be available to potential Dew Drop buyers

SARANAC LAKE — One of the grants declined by Chicota Inc. for the renovation and restoration of the former Dew Drop Inn may be available for use by the property’s next owner, if a sale happens soon. Chicota declined $638,000 in grant money it was awarded in a letter to the state on ...

Maple industry in New York state grows to 2nd in nation

The frigid mid-winter months have ushered maple farmers back to the woods and sugarhouses for another season of syrup making. Towering trees deliver gallons of clear sap from taps to pipes and buckets as temperatures rise above and fall below freezing. Producers collect the sap in the long ...

Facebook, Instagram both suffer outages Wednesday

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook says it is aware of outages on its platforms including Facebook, Messenger and Instagram and is working to resolve the issue. According to Facebook’s status page , the outages started around 11 a.m. EDT on Wednesday. That page, which calls the problem a ...

Cuomo doubles down on permanent property tax cap in state budget

ALBANY — The Democrat-controlled New York Legislature passed its spending plans for the next fiscal year on Wednesday, while Gov. Andrew Cuomo doubled down on his vow to refuse to sign a state budget that doesn’t make the 2 percent property tax permanent. The Democrat told an audience ...

Warren County sues former railroad operator

QUEENSBURY — Warren County has sued the company that formerly ran a railroad on the county-owned rail line for unpaid revenue, a lawsuit that also names the town of Corinth as a defendant. The county filed sued in state Supreme Court last week, naming Saratoga & North Creek Railway; ...

Dew Drop up for sale

SARANAC LAKE — The former Dew Drop Inn is up for sale. The property at 27 Broadway is listed for sale by its owner, Chicota Inc., for $750,000. It has an assessed full market value of $137,000 in 2018, according to Franklin County records. The company bought the property for $225,000 from ...

Grant money available for renovations

SARANAC LAKE — There’s half a million dollars in grant money available to downtown building owners in Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake. Through the Franklin County Local Development Corporation, $442,000 is available for interior and exterior renovations deemed “transformative” by the ...

Light in Dew Drop darkness

SARANAC LAKE — Over the last month progress has been made regarding an aquatic property line dispute for the former Dew Drop Inn at 27 Broadway. In January, one of the location’s owners, Calli Shelton, said she’d hired a contractor and that work was set to begin later that month. ...

St. Joe’s wins seventh best companies award

SARANAC LAKE — St. Joseph’s Addiction Treatment & Recovery Centers was recognized by the Society for Human Resources Management as one of the best companies to work for in the state for 2019. At Monday’s village Board of Trustees meeting, Mayor Clyde Rabideau presented St. ...

Audit: Bad billing system costs Glens Falls Hospital $38M

GLENS FALLS — A new billing system at Glens Falls Hospital malfunctioned in 2017, costing the hospital $38 million, according to an audit. As the hospital’s financial condition worsened during the year, officials reduced operating costs and laid off employees. But nothing could make up ...