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Chairwoman: First meeting without Evans ‘challenging’

SARANAC LAKE — Village Development Board Chairwoman Leslie Karasin said the absence of former Community Development Director Jeremy Evans was palpable at her board’s first meeting without him this week. She also said she hopes the village Board of Trustees finds someone with planning ...

Senate OKs Clinton, Franklin County sales tax extensions

ALBANY — The state Senate on Thursday approved two bills that would authorize Franklin and Clinton counties to continue their current sales tax rates of 4 percent, on top of the state’s 4 percent. Each county’s legislature approved resolutions requesting the state authorization. Sen. ...

Lake Placid, museum dispute eminent domain procedure law

LAKE PLACID — Another divisive development has sprung up as the village board is set to host a special meeting Monday about its plan to use eminent domain to acquire Main Street parcels from the Adirondack Historical Association in order to build a public parking garage. The special ...

Lake Clear biotech has new president

LAKE CLEAR — Dr. Jill Mariano has taken the helm of the local biotechnology business started by her father 26 years ago. Mariano is the new president of Bionique Testing Laboratories, located in the town of Harrietstown’s Airport Business Park. She succeeds her father, Dan Lundin, who ...

Essex Bar Association chimes in on assigned counsel dilemma

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Essex County Bar Association’s input on how the county should tackle the continually escalating costs of its assigned counsel program is in the works after a committee of five ECBA members met last Thursday in Elizabethtown. The association’s president, attorney ...

Fort Ti acquires wartime journals

TICONDEROGA (AP) — Officials at New York’s Fort Ticonderoga say they’ve acquired two rare journals of a Pennsylvania officer who served on the northern frontier during the American Revolution. Museum curators at the historic site and tourist attraction in the southeastern Adirondacks ...

Gagnon joins North Woods Engineering as junior engineer

SARANAC LAKE — North Woods Engineering has announced the addition of Kayla Gagnon as a junior engineer. Kayla holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Clarkson University, and a bachelor’s degree in physics from SUNY Plattsburgh. Her duties at North Woods include civil ...

Ridesharing comes to upstate New York June 29

Ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft will begin to be offered at the end of the month in the Upstate region. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation and announced on Tuesday new regulations have been issued by multiple state agencies to allow ride sharing services to begin June 29, ...

Hotel Saranac named to Historic Hotels of America

SARANAC LAKE — The Hotel Saranac has been added to the Historic Hotels of America. The Main Street hotel, which is scheduled to reopen this summer, is one of 295 hotels now included in the Historic Hotels of America program, an effort by the National Trust for Historic Preservation to ...

Cuomo: State will keep Affordable Care Act protections

ALBANY — New York state is moving to ensure several protections in the Affordable Care Act remain in place regardless of whether the Republican-led Congress votes to repeal it, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday. Cuomo, a Democrat, has directed state regulators to prohibit insurers from ...

Adirondack Medical Center: No ER diversions

SARANAC LAKE — Adirondack Medical Center will not divert ambulances away from its hospital here this week. Last week, hospital officials had announced plans to re-route inbound ambulance traffic to other facilities on Monday and Thursday to facilitate electrical work at AMC-Saranac Lake. ...

Downtown fiber network installation underway

SARANAC LAKE — Nearly two years after village officials agreed to fund a new fiber-optic broadband internet network downtown, work on the project is finally underway. In the last two weeks, crews from Nicholville-based Slic Network Solutions have been installing fiber on existing utility ...

Enterprise staff wins six Associated Press awards

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Adirondack Daily Enterprise won six awards, four of them first place, in the New York State Associated Press Association contest for 2016. The Enterprise competed against other daily newspapers in New York with print circulation of less than 15,000. The awards ...

Village to restructure development-code office

SARANAC LAKE — Village officials plan to separate the duties of the community development director position recently vacated by Jeremy Evans into at least two different jobs. After more than nine years with the village, Evans resigned last week to become the new executive director for ...

Cuomo tells NY: Visit Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — In a press release Friday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo encouraged New Yorkers to visit Lake Placid this summer. Cuomo said the “historic Winter Olympic destination” features “endless” opportunities for summer outdoor recreation. “The North Country is home to world-class ...

Livestock, sidewalk laws up for hearing June 22

LAKE PLACID —This village’s Board of Trustees and the North Elba Town Council will host a public hearing regarding changes to local law at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 22 at the North Elba Town Hall. Anyone is invited to attend and will be given the opportunity to speak. The proposed local ...

Trump withdraws from climate pact; world leaders push back

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's supporters on Friday cast his decision to abandon the world's climate change pact as a "refreshing" stance for the U.S. that would save jobs, unburden industry and save money. International leaders and scientists pushed back, pointing to jobs that ...

Judge says he’ll rule soon in resort v. motel

ELIZABETHTOWN — Lawyers representing Saranac Lake Resort LLC and Lake Side Motel owner David Manning made their arguments Wednesday in an ongoing legal battle over Manning’s decision to terminate his contract with the developers. Resort attorney Matt Norfolk told state Judge Martin ...

Tupper resort makes progress on road permits

Paperwork is beginning to fall into place for developers to build a road to the Adirondack Club and Resort’s “great camp” luxury building lots in Tupper Lake. Pond Road, which would branch off the end of Lake Simond Road, needs permits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the ...