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Study suggests ginger as profitable North Country crop

Ginger produced in the North Country can sell for four times the price of "conventional" ginger and therefore could be a high-value crop, according to recent field trials conducted by the farmer-driven Northern New York Agricultural Development Program.The recent field trials included budgeting ...

Hotelier sues village over rival

SARANAC LAKE - In a stunning move, the owner of the still-under-renovation Hotel Saranac is suing the village for approving a hotel on Lake Flower that would compete with his.Fred Roedel III of New Hampshire-based Roedel Companies filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Essex County state Supreme Court in ...

Poll: Mirror Lake Inn is 3rd best U.S. waterfront resort

LAKE PLACID - The Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa was tabbed by USA Today travel editors and poll takers as the third best waterfront resort in the country.The resort on the northwest end of Mirror Lake was selected in July by the paper's travel editors as one of the 20 best waterfront ...

High Peaks Resort leaders earn company honors

LAKE PLACID - Two High Peaks Resort employees received high honors this spring from the hotel's owner, Spire Hospitality.Matthew Wheeler was named the company's 2015 General Manager of the Year, and Darcie McCulley was named 2015 Associate of the Year this April at Spire's Annual Leadership ...

Roedel sues over approval of competing hotel

SARANAC LAKE - In a stunning move, the owner of the still-under-renovation Hotel Saranac is suing the village and its Planning Board for approving a hotel on Lake Flower that will compete with his.Fred Roedel III of New Hampshire-based Roedel Companies field the lawsuit Tuesday in Essex County ...

NCCC Start-up plan still not OK’d

ALBANY - New York regulators have approved health insurance rates for 2017, hiking premiums about 8 percent for small group plans and almost 17 percent for individual plans.The Department of Financial Services said rising health care costs and the federal reinsurance program's termination are ...

New director, new direction for Trudeau

SARANAC LAKE - Trudeau Institute has a new president and director.Atsuo Kuki has a background in biotechnology entrepreneurship, the pharmaceutical industry and government-backed research, and he promises to lead Trudeau's transformation into a hub for applied research of infectious diseases. ...

NCCC budget: Rice quizzes leaders over tuition hike

MALONE - Franklin County Legislator Barbara Rice put North Country Community College officials in the hot seat Thursday over their plan to slash the college's budget and raise tuition and fees for students.Rice, whose mother Gail Rogers Rice is a former president of the college, and other ...

Chamber will host After Hours reception at Will Rogers

SARANAC LAKE - The Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce will host its next Business After Hours reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 30 on the new deck at Saranac Village at Will Rogers.Hosts for the reception are SLACC, Will Rogers and new chamber member, the Adirondack Foundation."Will ...

New York announces broadband expansion

POTSDAM - Gov. Andrew Cuomo came here Wednesday to announce a program to expand high-speed internet access to 134,000 homes and businesses in the North Country.The New NY Broadband Initiative will funnel $6.2 million in state grants to regional internet service providers, serving about 30,000 ...

Lawmakers slam Cuomo’s economic development plans

ALBANY - New York lawmakers sharply criticized Gov. Andrew Cuomo's signature jobs programs Wednesday following multiple reports showing lackluster results - prompting a defiant response from the Democrat's top economic development official.Lawmakers from both parties called for changes to ...

Saranac Lake’s big dig

SARANAC LAKE - The excavator's bucket lifted the massive slab of old concrete about 15 feet up in the air, then dropped it.It landed on another large piece of concrete with a loud thud and broke in two. The big machine then scooped up the smaller pieces and hauled them away.A few yards away, a ...

H’town wins appeal over flood repair

SARANAC LAKE - More than five years after the Saranac River surged over its banks and damaged a retaining wall behind the Harrietstown Town Hall, the town will get paid for the full amount of its replacement.The town recently won an appeal with the Federal Emergency Management Agency over the ...

Placid board wants to expand code enforcement

LAKE PLACID - Several members of this village's board expressed interest Monday in expanding enforcement of building codes throughout Lake Placid with the addition of a second "deputy" code enforcement officer.By the end of the meeting, village Mayor Craig Randall said the board planned to ...

Ad’k Health Foundation nears $12M goal

LAKE PLACID - The Adirondack Health Foundation is less than $3 million shy of the overall $12 million goal for its Future of Care campaign.Adirondack Health plans to build a modern surgical services department at its Saranac Lake hospital and a new Health and Medical Fitness building next to ...

New pest control service

LAKE PLACID - Adirondack Health will host a "Meet the CEO" event at 5:30 tonight at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts.The event is open to the community, and light refreshments will be served. It is an informal event to meet Sylvia Getman, Adirondack Health's new president and CEO.

Midnight mob appears for new Potter play

LAKE PLACID - It was like 2007 all over again as 129 people came to the Bookstore Plus at midnight Sunday to be the first to buy a new installment in the saga of wizard Harry Potter, a play called "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two."Some had dressed up as witches and wizards. ...

Midnight mob appears for new Potter play

LAKE PLACID - It was like 2007 all over again as 129 people came to the Bookstore Plus at midnight Sunday to be the first to buy a new installment in the saga of wizard Harry Potter, a play called "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two."Some had dressed up as witches and wizards. ...

Tupper Lake Planning Board OKs St. Joseph’s clinic, Connection Cafe

TUPPER LAKE - The Joint Planning Board gave two new businesses a green light to begin local operations during a special meeting Tuesday.Board members granted special use permits for a St. Joseph's Addiction Treatment and Recovery Centers clinic and the Connection Cafe a day after a public ...

LaLa’s opening Saturday in Tupper Lake

TUPPER LAKE - LaLa's Mexican restaurant will open its doors to customers at 4 p.m. Saturday.The brewpub at 12 Cliff Ave. is affiliated with Big Tupper Brewing and will be open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The full seven-barrel brewing system on the site won't fully open until this ...