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Dogsled operators, board talk safety

LAKE PLACID — The operators of Mirror Lake’s two dogsled tours discussed the safety of dog sledding atop the lake for more than 30 minutes at Monday’s village board meeting. The operators, John Houghton of Thunder Mountain Dogsleds of Vermontville and ...

OPWDD worker alleges retaliation after claim

Jeremy Willett has worked for the state Office of People with Developmental Disabilities since November 2011, and up until this year he said he had not experienced any problems with his position. That changed when Willett, a direct support assistant at a group home in Lake Luzerne, ...

Mayors ask Cuomo for help with N.Y.’s aging pipes

ALBANY (AP) — Mayors and other local officials from New York’s capital region are urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo to remember the state’s aging water pipes as he puts together his budget proposal. The group includes the mayors of Albany, Troy and other communities, along with county leaders ...

ORDA still aches from last winter

LAKE PLACID — Last year’s fiancial woes due to warm weather have carried into this year, but state Olympic Regional Development Authority officials hope early snowfall will result in a bounce-back season. “As we’ve beaten to death, the winter weather of 2015-16 hurt the ...

Yarn shop asks people to knit for domestic violence victims

LAKE PLACID — Adirondack Yarns is partnering with the Stop Domestic Violence department within Children and Family Services in Plattsburgh to provide handmade items to women and children in Franklin, Essex and Clinton counties. The local business is also reaching out to community members ...

Hyde Fuel collecting food for pantries

Hyde Fuel Company is collecting non-perishable items for the local food pantries throughout this holiday season. Donation boxes are set up at their main office at 196 Broadway in Saranac Lake and also at their three Nice ‘N’ Easy convenience stores in the area. The collection boxes ...

Whiteface Mountain hosts annual media day

WILMINGTON — More than three dozen reporters, photographers and cameramen enjoyed a day of free skiing and food at Whiteface Mountain Wednesday, during the mountain’s annual media day event. About 40 people, representing websites, newspapers and television stations were given a ...

Adirondack Foundation announces 2017 grant cycle

LAKE PLACID — Adirondack Foundation will make grants from the Generous Acts Fund for the third year in 2017 thanks to donors from across the region. The Foundation has made a commitment to increasing the fund over time. Applications are now being accepted at www.adirondackfoundation.org. ...

ORDA leases ‘Snow Factory’

LAKE PLACID — The Snow Factory snowmaking machine that began operating this month at the Olympic Sports Complex cross-country ski center at Mount Van Hoevenberg is a lease with an option to buy agreement, state Olympic Regional Development Authority President Ted Blazer said at Tuesday’s ...

State to increase Tupper Lake electric bills

TUPPER LAKE — Village residents will have their electric bills slightly increase as part of obligations placed on electric utilities by the New York Power Authority, directed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The increase comes from two requirements, a zero emissions credit and a renewable energy ...

Tupper Lake to request parking use permit

TUPPER LAKE — Village officials will attend a joint planning board meeting at 7 p.m. Dec. 28 to discuss a parking use permit the village filed for 56 Park St. Mayor Paul Maroun said at Monday’s board meeting the village has drawn up a design, which will allow 11 parking spots on the ...

Saranac Lake school holds capital project meeting

SARANAC LAKE — The school district held its first building tour and informational meeting for its $18.8 million capital project at the Saranac Lake High School Tuesday night. The meeting focused on the high school improvements, which will include replacing original 1969 windows, doors and ...

Historic Saranac Lake to receive $20,000 grant

SARANAC LAKE — The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded an Art Works grant of $20,000 to Historic Saranac Lake for design of the Traveling Cure Porch, a mobile exhibition space that will host community-based history and arts programs. National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane ...

New professional business in Placid

LAKE PLACID — Agency Accelerate, a business management, operations and marketing consulting business, has opened in Lake Placid. The firm offers custom solutions for businesses and agencies to extend their operation and meet the changes and challenges of businesses today. Agency ...

Water main break hits some Saranac Lake residents

SARANAC LAKE — A water main break has left some local residents, and the local hospital, without running water. The break on Keene Street was detected around 12:30 this morning by a passing state Department of Transportation plow driver, according to village Department of Public Works ...

Tupper Laker returns home to run restaurant at golf club

TUPPER LAKE — James C. Ellis will take over the restaurant of the Tupper Lake Golf Club on Country Club Road in the town as Burgundy Steakhouse. Ellis was living in Wisconsin but is moving back to Tupper Lake, where he grew up. He has recently graduated from culinary school and is ...

$2M for Tupper hotel

A proposed hotel in downtown Tupper Lake, new wastewater disinfection systems in Saranac Lake and Bloomingdale, and restoration of a historic former Girl Scout camp on Upper Saranac Lake are among the projects awarded funding Thursday in the sixth annual round of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s ...

Lonely Planet: Adirondacks are a top-10 destination

The Adirondacks were named one of the top 10 places to travel to in the United States in 2017 by the travel media company Lonely Planet. Lonely Planet’s “Best in the U.S.” is a list of cities, regions and states worth traveling to in the year ahead, selected and ranked by Lonely ...

Evans recommends Planning Board members for new board

SARANAC LAKE — Village Community Development Director Jeremy Evans recommends that the current members of the Planning Board be appointed as the first members of the new Development Board. Under the new land-use code adopted by the village board last week, the village is combining the ...