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Ax On, Ax Off

PLATTSBURGH — It might be time to bury the hatchet and throw an ax. Plaxeburgh, a recreational ax-throwing stop situated in Plattsburgh Plaza off Cornelia Street, invites patrons in to pay a fee, sign a waiver and chuck an ax at a target. Jason Maggy, who co-owns the business with fianc ...

Smitty reopens Brighton Mini Mart

BRIGHTON — The Brighton Mini Mart is open once again, and one of the new co-owners, Jon Waldrop, said he’s excited to be running the store he shopped at when he was a student at Paul Smith’s College. “It’s interesting, driving by this place so many times going to Paul Smith’s ...

From paints to plastics, chemical shortage ignites prices

In an economy upended by the coronavirus, shortages and price spikes have hit everything from lumber to computer chips. Not even toilet paper escaped. Now, they’re cutting into one of the humblest yet most vital links in the global manufacturing supply chain: The plastic pellets that go ...

Upstate hospital staffing ‘crisis’ feared as vaccination mandate nears

ALBANY — At Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh, administrators are trying to fill 219 vacant jobs, 85% of which are for positions providing direct care to patients. But administrators say the labor shortage could soon become even more challenging to handle due to a looming ...

Lake Placid tourism remains steady, staffing shortages persist

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid businessowners and hoteliers saw a marked improvement in tourism this summer, despite a continued lull in international travelers. Local officials are optimistic that tourism will remain strong heading into the fall. For local proprietors, it’s not the amount of ...