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Members of the village Lake Placid Board of Trustees and the North Elba Town Council discuss amendments to the village and town’s joint land-use code at Thursday’s special meeting at the North Elba Town Hall.
(Enterprise photo — Antonio Olivero)

Placid won’t repeal income-based housing provision

LAKE PLACID — The village Board of Trustees and the North Elba Town Council will not repeal the village and town’s income-based housing provision, though it seems the discussion about creating affordable housing is just beginning. The proposal was one of 13 amendments to local laws that ...

North Elba, Lake Placid law would limit livestock

LAKE PLACID — This village’s Board of Trustees and the North Elba Town Council are proposing a local law amendment to prevent people from keeping chickens or other farm animals if they do not reside in the planning district known as “Rural Countryside.” Village and town residents ...

Calli Shelton outlines the latest plans for renovation of the former Dew Drop Inn at 27 Broadway in Saranac Lake during a village Development Board meeting Tuesday.
(Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)

Back of former Dew Drop Inn to be razed

SARANAC LAKE — The back portion of the former Dew Drop Inn will be demolished and its third floor extended as part of the plan to turn the building into a new restaurant and bar with upper level apartments. “The project has changed substantially since we last came to the board,” ...

Northwood Cabins co-owner Brian Burns, left, and John Vella, owner of Utica Sign and Graphics, stand in front of the motel’s newly refurbished neon sign Tuesday.
(Enterprise photo — Ben Gocker)

Signs of life at Tupper’s Northwood Cabins

TUPPER LAKE — With its bright red, keystone-shaped neon sign freshly refurbished and reinstalled, Northwood Cabins on state Route 30 is one step closer to opening for business. Owners Brian and Renee Burns, who bought the property last year and ran it on a limited basis, plan to open on ...

Well Dressed Food will run new cafe at Adirondack Experience

TUPPER LAKE — In addition to the new name and a new permanent exhibition, the Adirondack Experience, formerly Adirondack Museum, will also unveil a new cafe when it opens for the season on May 26. Tupper Lake’s Well Dressed Food will be the force behind the cafe, offering a menu ...

Fred Roedel, co-owner of Roedel Companies that owns the Hotel Saranac, chats with Amy Catania, executive director of Historic Saranac Lake, Thursday evening at the Mount Pisgah ski lodge at a reception to introduce the hotel’s management team.
(Enterprise photo — Peter Crowley)

Hotel Saranac introduces managers at reception

SARANAC LAKE — With drywall being hung on its first floor, the Hotel Saranac isn’t renovated enough yet to host a reception. Therefore, dozens of people packed the lodge at Mount Pisgah Ski Center Thursday evening to meet and greet the hotel’s new management team. Nineteen members ...

Verizon to install micro-cell antenna on Main Street

SARANAC LAKE — Verizon Wireless hopes to improve its coverage in a downtown “hot spot” by installing a small antenna on top of a Main Street building. The village Development Board on Tuesday approved the company’s plan to locate a 2-foot-tall micro-cell antenna on the roof of the ...

Write-in named to Lake Placid school board

LAKE PLACID — One incumbent and two new members were elected to the Lake Placid Central School District Board of Education Tuesday as three candidates sought three open seats. The lone incumbent candidate, Jeffery Brownell, received 331 votes. The lone challenger listed with Brownell on ...

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro (Official photo)

Stefanik trades blows with critics

PLATTSBURGH — The heat remains on North Country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik since her vote in favor of the American Health Care Act two weeks ago, and she is responding. But not everyone is buying her explanations. “I’m not comfortable with it because there are so many different ...

Development Board OKs resort PUDD amendments

SARANAC LAKE — The village Development Board has signed off on proposed amendments to the zoning district for the Lake Flower Resort and Spa project. The changes would remove 203 River St. from the Lake Flower Planned Unit Development District and amend its boundaries to include submerged ...

High Peaks Hospice Radio Day set for June 6

The 25th annual High Peaks Hospice Radio Day will be held on Tuesday, June 6. Radio Day will originate from the Redfield Room at Adirondack Medical Center from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., with Mountain Communications news anchor Ted Morgan, hosting. Each year, local businesses show their support as a ...

Senate votes to accelerate start of upstate Uber, Lyft

ALBANY — Uber and Lyft may be coming to upstate New York in time for the Fourth of July. The New York Senate voted 60-0 Wednesday to allow the two ride-hailing apps to begin service in cities like Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Albany on June 29, 10 days earlier than they can start ...

Jeremy Evans

Jeremy Evans to leave village for county position

SARANAC LAKE — After more than nine years as village community development director, Jeremy Evans is moving on to a new opportunity. Evans was hired Monday as the new director of the Franklin County Industrial Development Agency, filling a position that’s been vacant since John Tubbs ...

Bloomingdale Elementary School Principal Patricia Kenyon, right, ushers students from Petrova Elementary School in Saranac Lake into her school Monday morning. Two grades of Petrova students are now taking classes at Bloomingdale after the discovery of vermiculite in the Petrova/Middle School building last week.
(Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)

Schools adapt in wake of vermiculite finding

BLOOMINGDALE — Teachers and staff armed with building maps and big smiles were waiting outside Bloomingdale Elementary School Monday morning to greet busloads of arriving fourth- and fifth-graders from Petrova Elementary School in Saranac Lake. Bloomingdale school counselor Jen Tissot ...

Two new state troopers, Chris Markwica, left, and Joseph Lapointe, reported for their first day of work on Monday at the Troop B headquarters in Ray Brook. 
(Enterprise photo — Ben Gocker)

New troopers report for duty

RAY BROOK — The 192 New York state troopers who graduated from police academy on May 9 are already reporting for duty. At the Troop B headquarters in Ray Brook, a crop of 35 new recruits have begun filing through the doors to begin their 10-week field training operations. (CORRECTION: An ...

Lake Placid, North Elba to discuss amendments

LAKE PLACID — This village board and North Elba Town Council will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday at the North Elba Town Hall to discuss amendments to local laws, including potentially repealing the village and town’s income-based housing provision. Last month, the two boards considered ...

Women’s discussion postponed

TUPPER LAKE — The discussion on women’s wellness originally scheduled for tonight has been postponed. The discussion, part of Adirondack Health’s Community Discussion Series, will now be held Tuesday, June 6, at 6:30 p.m. at The Wild Center, 45 Museum Drive in Tupper Lake. The event ...

Senate GOP defends extra pay to senators in vice chair roles

ALBANY — New York Senate Republicans contend that doling out thousands of dollars in leadership stipends to state lawmakers who don’t hold the top positions is legal amid criticism from Democrats and good government groups. Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan said Monday everything the ...