Business

New planning board member supports Lake Flower resort

SARANAC LAKE - The size and bulk of the proposed Lake Flower hotel, and whether there's enough parking on the site for its guests and employees, were among the issues the village Planning Board covered during another marathon review session Tuesday night.Its newest member, Donna Difara, wasted ...

Lot remains an issue for resort

SARANAC LAKE - Debate over a Lake Flower hotel resort continues to swirl around a property across the street that is no longer part of the proposed 93-room, four-story hotel.More than a year after the village Board of Trustees created a new zoning district for the project, it will "clarify" its ...

Tupper Lake hop farm in early stages

TUPPER LAKE - Travis Ormsby is now one of many in a collective of farmers and brewers vying to make New York craft beer an authentic product of the state.Ormsby's emergent hop farm on his property off McCarthy Street is a work in progress. His ambition is to take local brewing a step further by ...

Parking is hot topic at Lake Placid budget hearing

LAKE PLACID - Even on a day where this village held a public hearing for its proposed 2016-17 budget, Lake Placid's parking saga once again took center stage at a near-three-hour board meeting Monday.Unlike a May 16 board meeting which more than 20 people attended, only a few were there Monday. ...

Ward Lumber hosts Lyme disease talk Tuesday

JAY - Ward Lumber will host a free presentation, "Lyme Disease In The Adirondacks: Prevalence, Diagnosis and Treatment," at 6 p.m. Tuesday at its store, with Paul Smith's College biology professor Lee Ann Sporn among the speakers.Lyme disease is a growing malady in the Adirondack region. It is ...

New, old-style diner

TUPPER LAKE - Ohana's 1950s Diner is now open and offering a unique touch to the dining circuit on Park Street.The diner, located at 284 Park St., opened as part of Amanda Kelly's longtime dream of owning her own 1950s-style restaurant. After receiving the building from her father, who had ...

Camp Gabriels amendment off the table, for now

A state constitutional amendment that would have eased the sale of the former Camp Gabriels prison failed to get final state legislative approval before lawmakers wrapped up their session Saturday.The Senate unanimously approved bill 8028A on Wednesday, but the legislation never made it to the ...

Back home on business

TUPPER LAKE - For Rachel King, life is a lot like the metal she twists into handmade jewelry. It runs in a fixed line at first glance, but through a series of patient and deliberative bends, it is formed into something beautiful and unique.King is an artisan who has used her one-woman business, ...

Travel mag: Wild Walk is a top global attraction

TUPPER LAKE - The Wild Center nature museum garnered international attention this month after Conde Naste Traveler named it one of the world's 30 best places to visit this summer.The popular travel magazine focused on the Wild Walk attraction the museum opened last year."Wild Walk in Tupper ...

Lawmakers leave Albany without big ethics reforms

ALBANY - Another legislative session is in the books, and another chapter in Albany's long story of backroom horse trading has come to a close - without the reforms voters say are needed to address corruption.The session started in January with some bold proposals to fix the state's porous ...

Craig confirmed to chair APA

The state Senate confirmed Adirondack Park Agency Commissioner Sherman Craig Friday night to chair the agency board and Franklin County Legislator Barb Rice of Saranac Lake to be an APA commissioner.The Senate also approved the appointments of Chad Dawson, a professor emeritus of the SUNY ...

State toughens laws for opioids

ALBANY - Boozy Sunday brunches, expanded screening for breast cancer and a plan to confront opioid addiction all came out on top Friday as New York state lawmakers wrapped up the 2016 session.The Senate and Assembly expected to adjourn late Friday or early this morning after passing scores of ...

Tiny homes come out of the woodwork in Tupper Lake

TUPPER LAKE - A new rustic furniture business on Main Street is veering into the tiny house market.The tiny house movement, as many call it, is a trend of living more simply and efficiently in a downsized dwelling with typically no more than 400 square feet of living space. The movement has ...

State Senate approves Little’s bill to upgrade mobile homes

ALBANY - The state Senate on Wednesday approved a bill sponsored by Sen. Betty Little that would establish a home replacement program for mobile and manufactured homes.The bill was sent to the state Assembly, where Assemblyman Kevin Cahill sponsors companion legislation.Little, R-Queensbury, ...

Open house covers VIC, Rail Explorers, Adirondack food history exhibit

LAKE CLEAR - The Lake Clear Lodge and Retreat invites the public to an open house on several topics on Tuesday, June 28.There will be a 5:30 p.m. reception where people can learn more about the future of the Paul Smith's College Visitors' Interpretive Center, the expansion of the Adirondack ...

Albany OKs early Sunday alcohol sales, plan to fight heroin (2nd update)

ALBANY - Boozy Sunday brunches, expanded screening for breast cancer and a plan to confront opioid addiction all came out on top Friday as New York state lawmakers wrapped up the 2016 session.The Senate and Assembly expected to adjourn late Friday or early Saturday after passing scores of bills ...

Lake Placid intersection to change

LAKE PLACID - With the new Family Dollar store on Farm Ridge Road, a reconfiguration of the street's intersection with state Route 86 (Saranac Avenue) is planned, per the request of the Lake Placid-North Elba Joint Review Board.The planned "total reconfiguration" of the intersection, will ...

Lawmakers hustle to find compromises

ALBANY - Negotiations over New York City schools, ethics reforms and a long list of other issues entered their final round Wednesday as New York lawmakers rushed to finish their work for the year.The Senate and Assembly hope to adjourn today or Friday - but first they must find resolution on ...

Gov. Cuomo, lawmakers agree on heroin plan, brunch bill

ALBANY - New York state may limit opioid prescriptions for acute pain to seven days as part of a broader effort to combat a significant rise in addiction and overdose deaths.The new limit on prescriptions is one of several proposals contained in a deal announced Tuesday by Democratic Gov. ...

Creative cafe on tap in Tupper Lake

TUPPER LAKE - "There isn't enough being done to protect the hearts and minds of creative people in Tupper Lake," said Evan Bujold. "And I'm sick of it. I've been sick of it. Now I've finally decided to do something about it."The high school librarian and board member of the Tupper Lake ...