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Business

Combine Planning Board, ZBA?

SARANAC LAKE - The village Zoning Board of Appeals and Planning Board would be combined into a single "Development Board" under a draft village land-use code that's been released for public review.The new unified development code would also expand the downtown, Glenwood and Lake Street zoning ...

Hotel Saranac names Bordonaro as sales director

SARANAC LAKE -?Roedel Companies has announced Carolyn Bordonaro as director of sales for the Hotel Saranac.In a press release, Roedel Companies said Bordonaro has "extensive experience" in the hospitality industry, including the Adirondacks. Her most recent position was director of sales for ...

Public meeting Tuesday to talk about Pendragon’s proposed new theatre

SARANAC LAKE - Pendragon Theatre will host a public information session titled "The Once and Future Pendragon" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27 at the theatre, 15 Brandy Brook Ave.The current theatre building and plans for a possible new facility downtown will be presented.Members of Pendragon''s ...

Ridership grows

TUPPER LAKE - Although the train tracks between here and Lake Placid are set to be removed, local rail bike company Rail Explorers expanded its Adirondack operation this summer by adding an 18-mile ride from Lake Clear to Tupper Lake.The six-hour journey winds through lake country, with riders ...

Woman convicted of Sunmount cover-up

TUPPER LAKE - Jessica Rice of Tupper Lake was found guilty this week of attempting to cover up abuse of a Sunmount resident.She was one of five employees arrested on 28 charges for allegedly assaulting a resident of the developmental disabilities center in 2013 and then covering it up.Rice, 29, ...

Medical building OK’d

LAKE PLACID - Work could begin as soon as next month on Adirondack Health's proposed medical fitness center on Old Military Road.The project received final approval Wednesday from the Lake Placid-North Elba Joint Review Board, six months after it was first presented."It feels very good to reach ...

Blasting lawsuit settled before court

SARANAC LAKE - An out-of-court settlement has been reached in a lawsuit filed by a retired couple whose house was damaged by flooding, triggered by blasting work for a village water project.Lawyers representing the village's insurance company and a pair of contractors settled the case last week ...

NY governor’s ex-top aide among 8 charged in bribery case

NEW YORK - A former top adviser who Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, once likened to a brother, was among eight men arrested today in a bribery and fraud case that threatens to tarnish Cuomo's efforts to spur the upstate economy and darken a reputation that until now has been spared from a federal ...

Justice Center to refer disabled abuse cases to DA

ALBANY - The state agency responsible for protecting disabled New Yorkers told county prosecutors last fall that it would begin sending them referrals of abuse cases, more than two years after the agency was created to fill a chronic gap in enforcement.The Justice Center, whose suburban Albany ...

Marketing to millennials: an Adirondack primer

TUPPER LAKE - They're 80 million strong, addicted to technology and don't consider themselves to be particularly "outdoorsy."Yet the millennial generation, about one-quarter of the U.S. population, is settling into careers, gaining more disposable income and planning vacations."We knew we ...

Village board pushes DOT on Lake Flower Ave. stoplights

SARANAC LAKE - If village leaders want any traffic lights or pedestrian crossings on Lake Flower Avenue, they'll have to prove to the state Department of Transportation that they are needed.At its last two meetings, the village Board of Trustees discussed ways to slow down traffic on the busy ...

Bike the Barns is next Saturday

KEESEVILLE - Fall foliage and farm prodice are expected to be on display during Bike the Barns on Saturday, Sept. 24.The one-day farm-by-bike experience, presented by the Adirondack North Country Association, takes cyclists on rural roads through the rich agricultural landscapes of the ...

DEC will turn hikers away from Adirondak Loj

LAKE PLACID - The state Department of Environmental Conservation announced yesterday that when the parking lot at Adirondak Loj fills up over the Columbus Day weekend, forest rangers will turn hikers away from the area.Rangers will be posted on Adirondak Loj Road at South Meadow Road.The DEC ...

Local firm helps tell stories of Paralympians

SARANAC LAKE - The inspiring stories of U.S. Paralympians, and their successes at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janiero, are being told in their hometown newspapers across the country thanks in part to the efforts of a local communications and public relations company.GreatRange, based in ...

Lake Placid presents biggest challenge of career for treasurer

LAKE PLACID - With a Main Street rebuild on the horizon, Paul Ellis was presented with a tough situation when he moved from treasurer for the village of Saranac Lake to the same position in Lake Placid last summer.With his first year in Lake Placid now in the rearview mirror, Ellis describes it ...

Mercy Care launches Caregiver Advocate Program

LAKE PLACID - Mercy Care for the Adirondacks has developed and launced a new Caregiver Advocate Program.In March 2014, the Caregiving Working Group of Essex and Franklin counties, facilitated by Mercy Care for the Adirondacks, developed and released "Giving and Receiving Care in the ...

Price Chopper, Salvation Army partner on school supplies for children

The Salvation Army of Plattsburgh and the Price Chopper stores in Champlain, Plattsburgh, Malone and Lake Placid are partnering to help children start the school year prepared to succeed.Each Price Chopper store will have an in-store display to encourage shoppers to purchase school items while ...

Paul Smith’s College awards degrees in August

PAUL SMITHS - Paul Smith's College awarded the following students degrees in August:---Culinary arts and service management**Herbert Johnson, SyracuseBryce Ness, Trumansburg---Hotel, resort and tourism management+ Willy Bertsch, Syracuse+Greer Gibian, Lake PlacidNicholas Goewey, ...

Medical simulation center proposed

LAKE PLACID - A team of seasoned paramedics and a business owner threw their first pitch for a medical simulation center at the planned Global Center for Sports Excellence, at the current site of Adirondack Medical Center at Lake Placid.The basic facility concept would adapt the hospital's ...