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Ralph Etienne, left, and Mike Kelly, locals who have shopped at the Bloomin’ Market since it opened, pose at the counter with their groceries.
(Enterprise photo — Dana Hatton)

New owner coming to Bloomingdale’s store

BLOOMINGDALE — The Bloomin’ Market, this hamlet’s only general store and gas station, is closing at the end of this month and being bought by the owner of Adirondack Corner Store in Lake Placid, as long as an environmental study on the fuel tanks comes back with no signs of ...

Lottery winner John Lewis poses with his girlfriend Mary, mother Pat Lewis and an oversized check Tuesday at Tops supermarket on Church Street in Saranac Lake, where he bought his winning ticket.
(Photo provided — Tops Friendly Markets)

Saranac Lake man wins $172,068 a year for life on scratch-off

SARANAC LAKE — Semi-retired restaurant worker John Lewis, 56, of Saranac Lake, has claimed a top prize in Set For Life, a state lottery scratch-off game. Lewis chose to receive his prize in annual payments instead of a $5 million lump sum, netting him $172,068 a year for the rest of his ...

Relyea named as new Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce director

SARANAC LAKE — Adrienne Relyea has been appointed as the new executive director of the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. “Adrienne is passionate about SLACC’s mission and is committed to growing our membership and providing the best possible services,” said SLACC Board of ...

New Saranac Lake region branding effort underway

SARANAC LAKE — The communities that comprise the Saranac Lake region, in conjunction with the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism, are embarking on a process to build a new unified brand and will be seeking input from all stakeholders, residents and visitors in the upcoming months. ...

Saranac Lake man wins big bucks on scratch-off ticket

SARANAC LAKE — Semi-retired restaurant worker John Lewis, 56, of Saranac Lake, has claimed a top prize in Set For Life, a state lottery scratch-off game. Lewis chose to receive his prize in annual payments instead of a $5 million lump sum, netting him $172,068 a year for the rest of his ...

BluSeed, Saranac Lake, Tupper awarded smart growth grants

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday more than $1.35 million in Smart Growth grants has been awarded to 18 communities and organizations in the North Country and six in the Mid-Hudson Valley. Funding has been awarded to municipalities and nonprofit organizations that responded ...

Campers pose in the wood shop with a wooden horse at Camp Treetops.
(Enterprise photo — Dana Hatton)

Helping hands make light work at Camp Treetops

LAKE PLACID — Camp Treetops puts a lot of hard work and fun into its summer days. Founded in 1921 by progressive educators, the camp is in its 97th year. Resting on 225 acres on Round Lake, It’s off of state Route 73 outside of Lake Placid, associated with North Country ...

Crawling the web

LAKE PLACID — The effort to ensure compliance with Essex County’s occupancy tax law has ratcheted up this summer as a software company that digitally “crawls” the internet to identify vacation rental listings has provided the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism with a detailed ...

Students from Kids R Us Early Learning Center in Saranac Lake stand together hand-in-hand after a hike to the top of Mt. Baker. 
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Kids R Us marks 20 years

SARANAC LAKE — Kids R Us Early Learning Center started a tradition recently where graduating high school seniors who went to pre-kindergarten or were cared for as infants at the center come back for a visit. “They come back on graduation day and meet the preschool students that they ...

Michele Pinard, the new principal of  LP Quinn Elementary School, has worked at schools on three continents, learning from observing the varying and experimental teaching styles.
(Enterprise photo — Aaron Cerbone)

New head of L.P. Quinn brings international experience

TUPPER LAKE — As L.P. Quinn Elementary School is under construction for the summer, it’s new principal Michele Pinard looks to reconstruct the school’s educational structure as well. With teaching experience spanning three continents and a child-centered approach to education, Pinard ...

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 ...