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Rep. Elise Stefanik’s take on the health care bill

With a House vote planned today on the Republican health care bill, Rep. Elise Stefanik’s spokesman Tom Flanagin says Stefanik is ready to help implement a new system to replace Obamacare. “Obamacare is broken. Constituents in our district continue to see double-digit premium ...

Raquette River Brewery expansion needs APA approval, village utilities

TUPPER LAKE — For now, Raquette River Brewing will have to wait. The brewery plans to build a production facility and parking lot on land behind its current location, but it first needs approval from the state Adirondack Park Agency and the village to extend Balsam Street and utilities ...

Subway moving to Nicola’s building

LAKE PLACID — A local franchisee of one of the nation’s most well-known fast food restaurant chains is moving to a prime location in this village’s downtown. After 25 years at its current location at 6163 Sentinel Road, the Subway owned by Mike and Lisa Ames will move to a ...

Stefanik wants to eliminate Congress health exemption

PLATTSBURGH — Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has co-sponsored legislation that would subject Congress members to the same requirements as the states if the American Health Care Act becomes law. According to a news release from Stefanik’s office, due to a drafting requirement, the ...

Series of rail trail meetings underway

SARANAC LAKE — About 30 people gathered at the Saranac Lake Free Library Monday evening for the first in a series of public information sessions on the proposed rail trail that would connect the villages of Lake Placid, Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake. Saranac Lake village Trustee Rich ...

Lake Placid village board rejects fire department officers

LAKE PLACID — After a nearly hour-long executive session, the village Board of Trustees voted to disapprove of the officers the village fire department elected for 2017-18. Trustee Scott Monroe moved a draft read by village Clerk Ellen Clark, which said the board disapproves of the ...

Casual end to a casual cafe

TUPPER LAKE — Kricki’s, a casual cafe here in the village, closed its doors for good on Friday. Krit Lamere and Vicki Pickering opened the restaurant in 2014 after years of working together at the Wawbeek Quick Stop. The eatery was located right across the street from the lumberjack ...

Taco shop wins SUV; owner gives it to employee

SARANAC LAKE — Devon LaPointe’s decision to put off buying a car for years has finally paid off. LaPointe, who works at Borracho Taco on Broadway, was recently given a 2017 Jeep Patriot that the Mexican restaurant won at a food show in Lake Placid earlier this month. “This is my ...

Enterprise, Lake Placid News hire new circulation manager

SARANAC LAKE — A new person is now in charge of getting the Adirondack Daily Enterprise and Lake Placid News into the hands of readers. Twenty-two-year-old Tawnia (pronounced “TAHN-ya”) Provost officially started work Thursday as the newspapers’ new circulation sales manager. She ...

Progress on Hotel Saranac construction, but still more to be done

SARANAC LAKE — Add mattresses, towels and bottles of shampoo, and the sixth-floor guest rooms of the Hotel Saranac look like they could welcome guests today. On the first and second floors, however, there’s still a lot of work to be done. Renovations to the iconic Main Street ...

Trump tax plan: Relief for his voters but lots of unknowns

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s plan to overhaul the nation’s tax code could provide significant tax cuts for the working-class voters who elected him, but the unknowns could end up hurting many of these core supporters of the president. A look at how Trump’s tax plan could ...

Fellow Republican disagrees with Stefanik over water level policy

U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins, R-Lancaster, is throwing shade at Plan 2014 as high water levels damage properties on Lake Ontario’s southern shores. Plan 2014, an international plan to return the St. Lawrence River to more naturally flowing patterns, went into effect in January. The plan ...

Eat ADK Week kicks off today with local restaurants

LAKE PLACID — If you like a particular food sample at the supermarket, you may buy that brand more often. That’s the concept behind EAT ADK Restaurant Week, a regional celebration of food that starts today and ends a week later. “You want to get them hooked,” said EAT ADK Committee ...

Belevedere, Main Street restaurants facing foreclosure for unpaid taxes

Foreclosure proceedings are underway on two well-known local restaurants. In a legal notice published in this newspaper on April 12, the Belvedere Restaurant at 102 Bloomingdale Ave., Saranac Lake, and the Main Street Restaurant at 79 Main St., Tupper Lake, are named among dozens of ...

Trump says US won’t leave NAFTA — for now

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said he has told the leaders of Mexico and Canada that he will not pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement at this time, but could still withdraw if he concludes a renegotiated pact is not "a fair deal for all." Trump tweeted early ...

Troopers search for 2 suspects in store shooting

HAGUE (AP) — State police say they’re looking for a man and woman suspected of robbing a general store and shooting the proprietor, who’s hospitalized with non-life-threatening wounds. Police say the 63-year-old owner of the Hague Market was shot multiple times with a handgun around ...