×

Business

School group tours dental office

SARANAC LAKE — First grade students from Petrova Elementary School joined the staff of Family Smiles Dental Care in Saranac Lake for an office field trip to learn about ways to prevent cavities, the importance of healthy eating and dental procedures. The class was divided into three ...

‘A perfect storm’: Placid ponders changes after 19-hour blackout

LAKE PLACID — Monday was the calm after this unseasonably warm weekend was blitzed by what longtime Lake Placid electric Superintendent Peter Kroha called “a perfect storm.” A day removed from the end of the 19-plus-hour overnight blackout put a dark and cold exclamation point on a ...

Advocates: Homecare worker shortage is a crisis

ALBANY — A worsening shortage of homecare workers in the state is leaving patients in dangerous conditions and the system on the brink of collapse, say advocates for the elderly and the disabled. The Assembly’s health committee heard public testimony Monday about how to confront a lack ...

Pisgah remains closed, could re-open Tuesday

SARANAC LAKE — Mount Pisgah Ski Center has been shut down since Saturday but could reopen by Tuesday. The mountain was closed on Saturday due to warm temperatures and rain, and closed on Sunday due to icy conditions. Manager Garrett Foster said he hopes warmer weather in the forecast ...

Lake Placid weathers 19-plus-hour power outage

LAKE PLACID - Electricity was restored to most of this mountain village at around 10:15 a.m. today, concluding a wet, dark and at times frigid 19-plus-hour stretch without power for residents and visitors. State Route 86 between Saranac Lake and Lake Placid and state Route 73 between Keene ...

A big winter, until this week

SARANAC LAKE — Yes, it’s supposed to rain today. A lot. And yes, the area has seen a string of 50-degree days and no new snow over the past week. Before that, however, local cross-country and downhill ski centers were enjoying a strong season, thanks to snow-filled holiday periods ...

Restaurant Week grows beyond Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — Eat ADK Restaurant Week will expand beyond just the limits of this village this spring. Establishments from Saranac Lake, Wilmington, Keene and Tupper Lake will also take part. The second annual event will take place from April 27 to May 4, a Thursday-to-Thursday span when ...

Cuomo: Alcoholic beverage business continues to expand

ALBANY (AP) — Local producers of beer, wine, cider and liquor have opened 32 new off-site stores in New York state in the past year — evidence the state’s alcohol industry continues to age well. Gov. Andrew Cuomo released the numbers on Thursday. A new state law allows local farm ...

REDC transfers grant to Lake Flower resort developers

SARANAC LAKE — The investors behind the Lake Flower Resort and Spa will be able to use a $1.3 million state grant previously awarded to a different development group. The North Country Regional Economic Development Council has approved the reallocation of the Empire State Development grant ...

Lake Placid approves borrowing $750K for circuit breaker

LAKE PLACID — The village board unanimously approved a resolution to borrow up to $750,000 in serial bonds for what Mayor Craig Randall described as a much-needed 115-kilovolt circuit breaker, a vote that had been tabled at a couple of meetings prior. The money that the village may ...

Maple syrup producers face challenges in warming world

DURHAM, N.H. — New Hampshire’s maple syrup producers say they are feeling the impact of climate change, as winters become warmer and frigid nights so critical to their business become fewer. Producers joined climate experts and Democratic U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire on ...

Lawmakers: Cuomo is moving to cut funds to fight cancer

ALBANY — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing a $25 million reduction to programs that fight cancer, diabetes and other public health challenges — a move intended to eliminate inefficiencies that is being fought by some lawmakers and health advocates who oppose the cuts. Critics ...

Lake Placid takes first step toward parking garage

LAKE PLACID — The village is taking its first step in planning the construction of a downtown parking garage many residents and tourists have desired for quite some time. The village would like for the garage to be at the most commonly referenced site for the parking structure, dubbed the ...

Jones visits Tupper Lake, continues district tour

TUPPER LAKE — State Assemblyman Billy Jones continued a district-wide tour Tuesday with a stop in Tupper Lake. Jones, D-Chateaugay, visited local businesses and met with local officials and residents during his time in the town and village, according to a press release. The day ...

Stefanik details health care laws she supports

PLATTSBURGH — Rep. Elise Stefanik is supporting bills she believes will improve health care as the issue continues to swirl as a point of contention between Republicans and Democrats in Washington. Stefanik, R-Willsboro, is a co-sponsor for H.R. 1101, the Small Business Health Fairness ...

Downtown Saranac Lake projects win state approval

SARANAC LAKE — The state has greenlit five building facade renovation projects downtown, and five more are working through the state approval process. Once they’re approved, the projects are eligible for a share of $300,000 in New York Main Street grant program funds awarded in December ...

New locations for Warrior Run, OkTupperfest in 2017

TUPPER LAKE — The Tupper Lake Warrior Run and OkTupperfest will be held at new locations this year. The Warrior Run obstacle course race, scheduled for July 15, will have its base of operations at Raquette River Brewing at 11 Balsam St. in the Faust neighborhood, according to Tupper Lake ...

Whiteface Mountain revenue soars over President’s Weekend

WILMINGTON — Clear skies, lots of powdery snow and more than 80 open trails resulted in a three-day holiday weekend of revenue for Whiteface Mountain Ski Center. Friday through Sunday, Whiteface nearly doubled its revenue compared to last year and more than doubled the total number of ...

Judge denies motion to dismiss FOIL lawsuit against village

A state judge has rejected the village of Saranac Lake’s attempt to dismiss a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit that involves a confidential memo containing legal advice about the Lake Flower hotel project. In a decision filed Feb. 10, acting state Supreme Court Justice Glen Bruening ...