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Gas pump skimmer found in Keeseville

Wayne Taylor was doing his regular gas pump inspection at a Mobil gas station in Keeseville. The last part involved looking over the electrical work on each pump for suspicious activity. When he opened pump No. 3, he quickly found a skimmer, a device that steals credit card information. ...

Sewer project disrupts Woodruff Street businesses

SARANAC LAKE — In spite of the dump trucks, the excavator, the orange traffic barrels strung together with blaze-orange ribbons surrounding the construction site on Woodruff Street, Riverside Pet Supply is still open for business. Store co-owner Don Schmidt came out into the rain to ...

NCCC’s SUNY Potsdam partnership is popular

SARANAC LAKE — A new program at North Country Community College won’t have any problem filling slots. Path to Potsdam, which begins in the fall 2018 semester, allows students to take NCCC courses on the SUNY Potsdam campus with NCCC instructors. Upon completion of the two-year ...

$10 million wish list for Saranac Lake

SARANAC LAKE — Local officials have assembled a wish list of projects for a $10 million Downtown Revitalization grant application and are looking for public input on the projects. The public comments are an important part of the grant application’s appeal, said Jamie Konkoski, the ...

Gas pump skimmer found in Keeseville

Wayne Taylor was doing his regular gas pump inspection at a Mobil gas station in Keeseville. The last part involved looking over the electrical work on each pump for suspicious activity. When he opened pump No. 3, he quickly found a skimmer, a device that steals credit card information. ...

Lake Placid’s sign code could need more time

LAKE PLACID — This village and the town of North Elba held public hearings earlier this month pertaining to flags and sandwich board A-frames along Main Street and Saranac Avenue. Though village Mayor Craig Randall said the hearings were a success, he and the rest of the board saw the ...

Star Lake steel mill to be demolished

STAR LAKE — An Albany firm has been hired to clear out asbestos and tear down the remaining buildings at the former Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp. site. During a special board meeting Monday night, St. Lawrence County legislators authorized signing a $1,162,000 contract with Aktor ...

Railroad moves out of Adirondacks

Saratoga & North Creek Railway has moved out of all but one station on the Warren County-owned rail line, and plans to be out of the last station this week. Railway General Manager Justin Gonyo told Warren County leaders that the railroad has moved out of the North Creek, Thurman and ...

Chamber extends Welcome Center hours

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has approved plans for the expansion of Welcome Center hours this summer in Saranac Lake. The Welcome Center, located in the Harrietstown Town Hall at 39 Main Street, Saranac Lake, serves visitors, business ...

Nominations sought for Business, Citizen of the Year

SARANAC LAKE — In planning for its annual dinner, the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is requesting nominations from its members for the Business of the Year and Citizen of the Year. The awards, which will be presented at the June 14 dinner, will go to a chamber business member ...

Shop thrives as fair-trade wholesaler

SARANAC LAKE — Once upon a time, White Pine Designs sold polar fleece hats, scarves, and jackets. Now it sells alpaca wool blankets, ponchos and sweaters, and the little store on Broadway, long ago renamed Eco-Living, is the hub of a wholesale enterprise that just added its 200th retail ...

Farm Bill killed from the right; Stefanik still hopeful

After a surprise defection by the Republican Freedom Caucus in the House, the five-year Farm Bill failed to pass on Friday. U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro, remained hopeful. “We’re working towards passing a Farm Bill,” she said. “I’m optimistic.” The sweeping ...

Brandon Loomis named editor of the Adirondack Explorer

SARANAC LAKE — Brandon Loomis, a senior environmental reporter at the Arizona Republic since 2012, has been named editor of the Adirondack Explorer. He will start in July, succeeding Editor Phil Brown, who announced his retirement earlier this year. Loomis began his career at a ...

NCCC takes next steps on trade school

SARANAC LAKE — After a month of dialogue and discussions with faculty and other members of the college community, North Country Community College will proceed with issuing a request for proposals on a School of Applied Technology. The proposal calls for the establishment of a ...

New sign, same service at Coakley

SARANAC LAKE — Thirteen years ago, when the big-box stores of Lowe’s and Home Depot moved into Canton, Bill Coakley thought his family’s hardware store there “had probably grown as much as it could.” Coakley, one of the third generation of Coakleys in the century-old business, had ...

Gillibrand requests $300M in relief for dairy farmers

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is urging Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to help dairy farmers withstand an ongoing financial crisis by issuing emergency funds as soon as possible. “This is a crisis right in our own backyard, and we need to solve it now,” Gillibrand, D-N.Y., said ...

Jones says selling Camp Gabriels is a priority

GABRIELS — State Assemblyman Billy Jones met with a few local leaders Friday morning to discuss, among other things, the future of Camp Gabriels, a former state prison. Sitting in the Packbasket Diner, a quarter-mile from the abandoned facility, Jones (D-Chateaugay) said he is working ...

L.P. Quinn to host High Peaks Hospice Radio Day June 5

TUPPER LAKE — Each year, when the students of Tupper Lake return to school from Spring Break, they begin fundraising to support High Peaks Hospice. They collect pennies, sell raffle tickets, hold bake sales, dances, and even bring in loose change from home. Since 2005, the students ...

ORDA venues gearing up for summer season

LAKE PLACID — Three Olympic venues open this weekend as the New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority ramps up a full slate of family fun and activities throughout the summer and fall seasons. The Whiteface Mountain Veterans Memorial Highway in Wilmington kicks off the ...

Adirondack Health receives 5-star CMS rating for patient experience

SARANAC LAKE — Adirondack Health is in the top 6 percent of hospitals nationwide when it comes to guiding a patient’s experience, according to ranking from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. CMS uses summary star ratings — one to five stars, with five being the ...