Business

The Sagamore resort sued over tip collection policy

BOLTON — The Sagamore resort’s parent companies have been sued in state Supreme Court for allegedly withholding tips from workers after patrons paid a “service charge,” and counsel in the case is seeking to make it a class action on behalf of the business’ employees. The lawsuit ...

New Schuyler Falls detox center ‘a beacon of light’

SCHUYLER FALLS — The region’s first inpatient detox facility is being hailed as a beacon of hope for those taking their first steps on the road to addiction recovery. With a growing heroin and opioid epidemic devastating families across the North Country, officials hope the new 18-bed ...

Big effort gives rebirth to business assistance organization

PLATTSBURGH — The local Small Business Development Center has risen from the ashes with the help of two colleges working together. The center, once located on U.S. Oval, has moved to a Clinton Community College cottage at 100 Clinton Point Drive and will be funded by SUNY Canton. SUNY ...

Unemployment rates in the region shrink

PLATTSBURGH — The unemployment rate in the North Country has dropped this year. The New York State Labor Department released its preliminary numbers for September 2018, and a look back at last year’s figures shows rates in Clinton County have decreased from 4.8 to 3.6 percent. The ...

Locals take tasting tour in Quebec, Ontario

Walking into the lobby of the Fromagerie Fritz Kaiser, a newcomer might wonder what that odd smell is and where it’s coming from. After scanning around the room, they’d realize it’s not an odd smell at all; it’s just the cheese. A contingent of about 40 people — half from ...

Motel demolished for resort

SARANAC LAKE — Demolition has begun in earnest at the future site of the Lake Flower Resort and Spa. The Lakeside Motel, acquired by Saranac Lake Resort Owners LCC in May, was at least partly knocked down this week. Matthew Norfolk, attorney for Saranac Lake Resort Owners, could not be ...

Tops now offers home delivery, but not in Saranac Lake

PERU — A new service can bring groceries right to your door. Tops Friendly Markets at 50 Main St. in Peru began operating Instacart on Oct. 11. Instacart, a U.S. company, partners with grocery chains, allowing customers to collect goods in a virtual cart and select a delivery time. ...

State grant wish list released, includes new Tupper hotel

In the North Country Regional Economic Development Council’s 2018 progress report, the group highlighted 17 priority projects for which it would like state funding. In the greater Tri-Lakes area, the priority projects are a new hotel in Tupper Lake, a new home for Pendragon Theatre in ...

Man who robbed Tupper Lake liquor store sentenced to 20 years

TUPPER LAKE — A Massena man who robbed Ray’s Discount Liquor & Wine store in June has been sentenced by the Franklin County Court to 20 years in state prison with five years of post-release supervision. Jason Smith, 40, had entered Ray’s at 9:45 a.m. June 29 and held 90-year-old ...

Saranac brewery in Saranac Lake?

SARANAC LAKE — Though brief, village Mayor Clyde Rabideau mentioned the idea of the Saranac beer brand, based in Utica, setting up shop in Saranac Lake, during an economic development meeting Tuesday. The North Country Regional Economic Development Council presented a proposal and ...

A collaborative link: Trudeau, Upstate Med

SARANAC LAKE — The Trudeau Institute and SUNY Upstate Medical University’s strong relationship, demonstrated by co-organizing global health summit in early October, has evolved through collaborative research. “I’d contend that Trudeau and Upstate are in a great place,” said Dr. ...

Trudeau Institute hosts global health summit

SARANAC LAKE — The Trudeau Research Network at the Trudeau Institute recently hosted nearly 40 representatives and experts from industry, academia, medical research and health care for a summit to discuss what’s needed to fight the spread of infectious diseases on a global scale. The ...

Two upstate hospitals forging stronger partnership

GLENS FALLS (AP) — One of the largest hospitals in upstate New York is forging a stronger partnership with another hospital to improve medical care for residents of the state’s eastern areas. Officials from Glens Falls Hospital and Albany Medical Center held a news conference Wednesday ...

Police: Ice cream truck driver stalked young girls

GLENS FALLS (AP) — Police have arrested a New York ice cream truck driver who they say was stalking young girls. The South Glens Falls Police Department says 57-year-old Charles Ross, of Whitehall, was charged Tuesday with felony stalking and endangering the welfare of a child. The ...

Enterprise hosts annual trick-or-treating event

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Daily Enterprise is sponsoring its 23rd annual Downtown Trick or Treating event on Wednesday, Oct. 31. Come dressed in your costume and receive treats from the participating businesses that have a sign of a pumpkin in their window. Signs available at the ...

Sears files for Chapter 11 amid massive debt, plunging sales

NEW YORK — Sears filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday, buckling under its massive debt load and staggering losses. The question now is whether a smaller version of the company that once dominated the American retail landscape can remain viable or whether the iconic brand will ...

Lake FM, from across the pond

TUPPER LAKE — The new operators of WRGR — rebranded as Lake FM — made international history in August when the Federal Communications Commission accepted their purchase of the station, making them the first European citizens to be 100 percent owners of an American radio station ...

Holderied mulls new enterprise for former Schulte’s lodge

LAKE PLACID — Multiple buildings at the former Schulte’s Family Lodge property on Cascade Road have been demolished. In August, Birgit Schulte, a native of Hamburg, Germany, who’s owned the lodge since the 1970s, sold the property to hotelier Peter Holderied. Holderied also owns ...

Deadline for DRI proposals Nov. 2

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Local Planning Committee will accept project proposals to share in a $10 million state Downtown Revitalization Initiative grant until 5 p.m on Nov. 2. This deadline is the end of an open call that has been ongoing since February 2018. The LPC, along with ...