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Business

Recipe for success

TUPPER LAKE — Tina Merrihew has been making fresh, fried donuts for more than 30 years. It’s a skill she’s had to work to perfect. “It’s not as easy as it looks,” she says. Merrihew is behind the counter of the Washboard Donut Shoppe in Tupper Lake. In her red and black ...

From corporate to creative

LAKE PLACID — Pamela Karaz quit her corporate job 30 years ago to become a wildlife painter. Yesterday, she celebrated the opening of The Curious Otter, her new wildlife photography gallery on Main Street. Karaz, a Lake Placid resident, used to work in marketing for International Business ...

New Lake Placid barbecue restaurant approved

LAKE PLACID — Plans for a new grab-and-go barbecue restaurant have been approved by the Lake Placid-North Elba Review Board, and owners expect to fire up their grills and open up for business on July 1. Jonathan and Meghan Gravatt appeared before the Lake Placid-North Elba Review Board in ...

Hospitality group buys Summit Hotel

LAKE PLACID — The Summit Hotel on Saranac Avenue has closed and changed hands. The new owners hope to open the new, revamped Bluebird Lake Placid hotel by next year’s World University Games. Lark Hotels purchased the hotel on Feb. 3 from its previous owner, Lake Placid Inka LLC, for ...

Early Grand opening

SARANAC LAKE — Saranac Lake’s Tops grocery store is now officially a Grand Union again. The changeover from Tops Markets to Grand Union went quicker than expected due to hard work from the store staff. The freshly-rebranded grocery store was open Thursday, two days earlier than ...

US inflation highest in 40 years, with no letup in sight

WASHINGTON — Inflation soared over the past year at its highest rate in four decades, hammering American consumers, wiping out pay raises and reinforcing the Federal Reserve’s decision to begin raising borrowing rates across the economy. The Labor Department said Thursday that consumer ...