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Joint Review Board takes no action on Quality Inn rebuild

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid-North Elba Joint Review Board took no action last week on a proposed rebuild of the Saranac Avenue Quality Inn. The rebuild, proposed by Dual Development LLC, would see the existing hotel demolished and rebuilt on the same footprint. The company plans to ...

Copperfield Inn in North Creek sold for $1 million

NORTH CREEK — The Copperfield Inn Resort, a mainstay of the North Country, has been sold for $1 million to a New York City catering hall and restaurant owner. Diana Espalza purchased the 2.33-acre property at 307 Main St. Mitch Muroff, of Muroff Daigle Hospitality Group, handled the ...

SL Development Board approves three projects

SARANAC LAKE — The village development board approved a subdivision that is the next step in the construction of the Play ADK Adirondack Center for Play on Depot Street. HES Ventures owns the lot at 33 Depot St. They requested a subdivision that would cut their 2.5-acre parcel down the ...

Wine bar to fill Broadway empty storefront

SARANAC LAKE — The village development board approved a site plan review for a wine bar on Broadway at Tuesday night’s board meeting. Crystal Medley and Troy James are looking to set up a wine bar called Lady Rose at 13 Broadway, the currently empty storefront next to the Adirondack ...

Pining for the Pontiac

SARANAC LAKE — Village Mayor Clyde Rabideau knows the idea of having a movie theater here has been long-standing, but the thought reignited recently when his wife took their granddaughter to see “Frozen 2” at the Adirondack State Theater in Tupper Lake. On Sunday, he posted on ...

Washington County man closes deal to buy 177-year-old newspaper

GREENWICH — It’s been Darren Johnson’s dream to buy a second historic print newspaper after his previous success with the 100-year-old Sag Harbor Express on Long Island. “We modernized it and it became one of best newspapers in the state, winning New York Press Association paper ...

Fewer campers, longer stays at Adirondack campgrounds

State campgrounds in the Adirondack Park saw fewer overnight visitors this year, but more camping nights overall. New data released by the state Department of Environmental Conservation show 2,776 fewer visitors chose to stay overnight this year at the 44 Adirondack campgrounds managed ...

Mayor and development board chair comment on Fox Run subdivision

SARANAC LAKE — In May, village Mayor Clyde Rabideau received permission from the village Development Board to subdivide on a lot on Fox Run Road for the purpose of building two single-family homes. Many folks in that neighborhood took issue with his developments. Three months later, ...

Keir Weimer joins real estate firm of Engel & Volkers

LAKE PLACID — The Saratoga Springs-based real estate agency Keir Weimer Team has joined the brokerage of Lake Placid’s Engel & Volkers. Weimer and his team come to Engel & Volkers from Sotheby’s International Realty, where they worked with both buyers and sellers, specializing ...

Locals weigh in on Lake Placid housing crunch

LAKE PLACID — Between 50 and 70 locals turned out Tuesday for an informal meeting gathering input on Lake Placid’s housing crunch. The general consensus: More housing and short-term rental regulations are needed, and residential neighborhoods should be preserved. The meeting was ...

Task force to meet about overhauling Lake Placid’s Main Street

LAKE PLACID — A task force on Main Street upgrades is set to meet Thursday. The 16-member task force’s Appearance Committee will meet at 11 a.m. in the North Elba Town Hall to discuss possible changes to the Main Street streetscape as they work toward formulating a comprehensive ...

ANCA wraps up two clean energy programs this year

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack North Country Association recently wrapped up two clean energy programs for municipalities. Since 2015, the ANCA Clean Energy Program has worked with municipalities and residents to help implement two New York State Energy Research and Development Authority ...

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 ...