Business

Blair, Bailey, Patnode for Hall of Fame

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Hall of Fame Committee named three inductees for 2018: Olympic biathlete and musician Lowell Bailey, local librarian Linda Blair and former Executive Director of the Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce Luke Patnode. The 35th annual Induction Banquet will be ...

Sister city summer

SARANAC LAKE — At the Left Bank Cafe, two J-1 visa workers from France are wrapping up their time in the United States, where they have lived, worked and learned for the past couple of months. Colin Chartreux and Joachim Grandin, both 19, cleared tables and served drinks Tuesday ...

Patenaude named sales agent at Berkshire Hathaway

LAKE PLACID — Berkshire Hathaway Adirondack Premier Properties broker-owner Margie Philo has announced the addition of Danielle Patenaude as a new licensed real estate sales agent. Patenaude was born and raised in a small town bordering the Canadian border in northern New York. She ...

Essex County committee opposes rail abandonment

ELIZABETHTOWN — A key committee of the Essex County Board of Supervisors on Monday opposed state plans to have a rail line in parts of Essex and Warren counties deemed “abandoned.” The board’s Ways and Means Committee unanimously opposed the resolution in opposition to the state ...

Lake Clear Lodge hosts event to view lighting of St. Regis fire tower

LAKE CLEAR — The New York State Chapter of the Forest Fire Lookout Association is conducting its fifth annual Lighting of the Fire Towers event Saturday, Sept. 1. The goal is to “showcase the history of the fire towers around the state.” To celebrate, the Lake Clear Lodge is hosting, ...

Chamber of commerce board answers some questions

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce has an budget outlined for this fiscal year and plans to meet in the fall, according to President Keith Braun. Braun emailed the Enterprise Thursday morning with answers to questions asked for an article published Thursday, but ...

LABOR GAP: Employers struggle to hire in western North Country

(Editor’s note: The Enterprise “Labor Gap” series has already chronicled Tri-Lakes employers’ struggles to fill positions. This article focuses on the western half of northern New York.) --- Watertown developer Brian Murray is struggling to find qualified workers to fill vacancies ...

Warren County sees occupancy tax surge, tourism increase

A funny thing happened when the Warren County Treasurer’s Office began sending out letters in recent months to hotel and motel owners and others in the county who rent out rooms about a new audit policy. Tax payments rose, sharply. Coupled with what most are seeing as a big summer ...

Sears in Queensbury to close this fall

QUEENSBURY — The parent company of Sears announced late Wednesday that the Aviation Mall store will be shuttered as part of the latest round of the chain’s store closures. The store is expected to close by the end of September, according to a list released by Sears Holdings. The ...

Silver medal for Mirror Lake Inn in USA Today’s 10Best

LAKE PLACID — Earlier this summer, the Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa in Lake Placid was notified by travel editors from USA Today that it is one of the 20 best waterfront properties in the country. From the initial editor’s list, a reader’s poll would determine the USA Today 10Best ...

Town board seeks chamber budget, plans

SARANAC LAKE — This town board spoke at its last meeting about its disconnected relationship with the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, revealing that it has received neither a budget for the year nor an explanation for the resignation of its former executive director, Adrienne ...

Ad’k Health surpasses $12 million capital campaign goal

SARANAC LAKE — After two years, the Adirondack Health Foundation has surpassed its $12 million community goal established for the Future of Care Campaign, which supports Adirondack Health’s $45.8 million capital improvement project. The project includes the construction of a new health ...

Washington, D.C. flights take off from Plattsburgh

PLATTSBURGH — A Plattsburgh International Airport crew guided the first direct flight from Washington-Dulles International Airport onto the Plattsburgh runway Wednesday afternoon. Plattsburgh International Airport Fire Department, led by Fire Chief Richard Stickle, performed a ...

Regional job fair Wednesday in Malone

MALONE — The Franklin County Office of Economic Development, in partnership with Assemblyman Billy Jones, will host a regional job fair from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Malone Middle School, 42 Webster St. More than 120 employers will be represented at the event. Job seekers are ...

Tractor Supply is hosting pet adoption, supply drive Aug. 25

RAY BROOK — Tractor Supply Company is hosting pet adoptions, a pet supplies drive and more on Saturday, Aug. 25 as part of Out Here With Animals, its month-long event for animals of all kinds and the people who care for them. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., community members and their dogs, cats, ...

Classic menswear shop sold

SARANAC LAKE — Tom Finnigan called the Enterprise right after closing the deal Thursday. He had just sold his men’s clothing store and its building to local pub owners Jimmy and Johnny Williams. Finnigan was excited. After all, T.F. Finnigan’s has been in his family for 95 years ...

Walk of Fame plaque for Kenny unveiled at Art Walk

SARANAC LAKE — This village’s Third Thursday Art Walk takes place Thursday from 5 to 7:30 p.m., and amid a wide variety of offerings, a Walk of Fame plaque will be unveiled for Mohawk poet Maurice Kenny. The plaque will be uveiled at 6 p.m. at the Saranac Lake Free Library, 109 Main ...

Village says it’s waiting on contractor for Woodruff project

SARANAC LAKE — The Woodruff Street siphon project remains in limbo as the village awaits word from a construction company on an updated schedule of completion. Meanwhile, local businesses and residents are looking for answers as to when the project will be completed. Don Schmidt, owner ...