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Cross country championships make financial impact

PLATTSBURGH — Nearly 1,000 high schoolers will race in the city this weekend and they could be stringing along an estimated $348,000 in county-wide spending. For the first time in a decade, Section VII will host the NYSPHSAA cross country state championships on Saturday, Nov. 16, with ...

ROOST commissions wide-ranging survey on community issues

LAKE PLACID — The Regional Office for Sustainable Tourism has commissioned a community assessment survey on a variety of issues impacting Lake Placid, and the greater High Peaks region, including housing, internet and cellphone connectivity, economic development and workforce turnover. ...

Point Positive hears from entrepreneurs at fall pitch event

SARANAC LAKE — Point Positive, an “angel investor” group based in Saranac Lake, meets with vetted entrepreneurs for pitch sessions twice a year. This October, seven member investors and Point Positive Coordinator Melinda Little met at Workshop in Lake Placid to hear from three ...

Adirondack Life wins awards

JAY — In a ceremony recognizing the best work done by U.S. magazine publishers in 2018, Adirondack Life won best Full Issue among regional magazines in the Northeast at the Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards in New York City on Oct. 30. The winning July/August 2018 issue included a ...

Adirondack Land Trust staff grows by two

KEENE — The Adirondack Land Trust has hired two conservation professionals to fill the new positions of philanthropy assistant and land protection manager. - Kathy Woughter, philanthropy assistant - Kathy Woughter plays a major role in building support for the Adirondack Land ...

Woodruff bakery gets review for site plan

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Development Board approved a site plan review for a bakery on Woodruff Street at Tuesday night’s board meeting. Mark and Susan “Jill” Zagrobelny, who run Early Dawn Confections, said with their property at 28 Woodruff St., they would convert the ...

Drumstick roll … Wing Wars XII is Sunday

LAKE PLACID — Wing Wars XII will take place Sunday, Nov. 10 from 1 to 4 p.m. at High Peak Resort’s ballroom. Fans of chicken wings are invited to come hungry to enjoy some of the best wings in the region while raising funds for North Country Life Flight. Chefs are busy honing their ...

Hurley Bros. withdraws propane proposal

LAKE PLACID — A controversial proposal to install a propane tank refilling station on Old Military Road has been withdrawn from consideration after an opponent of the plan purchased the property where the station was set to be built. K. Jon Runstrom, a resident of the neighboring ...

Stec, Jones want to wean workers off welfare

SARANAC LAKE — Assemblymen Billy Jones and Dan Stec are members of opposing political parties, but they agree on a solution to the North Country’s labor gap problem: putting state welfare benefits on a sliding scale to incentivize people to reenter the workforce. Employers are ...

Another hearing on Hurley Bros. propane tank

LAKE PLACID — The North Elba-Lake Placid Joint Review Board will host a second public hearing Wednesday on a proposed tank-filling station on Old Military Road. Hurley Bros. Inc. is seeking approval to build a 53-by-11-foot, 30,000-gallon fuel storage tank at 132 Old Military Road. ...

Have your say on River Walk options Nov. 7

SARANAC LAKE — This village is getting ready to redesign part of its River Walk, and it wants your input. The village will hold an open house workshop Thursday, Nov. 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Saranac Lake Free Library’s Cantwell Room to collect feedback on draft designs that have ...

ANCA launches local farm grants

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack North Country Association has launched a new grant program to fund projects designed to strengthen local farms and food businesses. Farmers, food entrepreneurs, food hubs and cooperatives within ANCA’s 14-county service area are encouraged to submit grant ...

Norfolk Law is up and running in Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — Attorney Matthew D. Norfolk opened a new law firm, Norfolk Law PLLC, earlier this month. The new office is located in the Outpost Plaza at 1936 Saranac Ave., Suite 106. Norfolk was previously teamed with Ronald Briggs in the Briggs Norfolk LLP firm at 2296 Saranac ...

Getting beer gets harder

If you’ve gone to your local watering hole recently and noticed they’re out of your favorite beer, here’s why. Barbara “Doobie” Foley, who owns the Shamrock in Gabriels, and longtime Shamrock bartender Mina Clark said ordering and receiving beer from their distributor has gone ...

A peek inside ‘the San’

SARANAC LAKE — It’s a hard habit to break, but we ought to stop calling the property “AMA.” Better to go back to what people called it up until 1957 — the Trudeau Sanatorium, or “San” for short. The American Management Association has sold the 64-acre campus and is now a ...

Tupper Lake funeral home enters new era of ownership

TUPPER LAKE — Shawn Stuart, the owner and operator of the only funeral home in town, recently passed on the business to Ryan Frary, a 27-year-old licensed funeral director owner who owns funeral homes in Ogdensburg and Harrisville. The funeral home changed hands at the end of summer, ...