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Hand sanitizer makers hit with ‘surprise’ fee, later reversed

CLAYTON — The Clayton Distillery was recently notified that it would have to pay nearly $24,000 in fees for making hand sanitizer, most of which was donated to first responders and front-line workers. It was also reported that the owner of Dark Island Spirits in Alexandria Bay was hit ...

Lake FM switches frequency

LAKE PLACID — North Country Radio, the local owner and operator of WSLP, WLPW, WVSL and WRGR, announces that for technical and engineering reasons, Classic Hits Lake FM has moved up the dial from 93.3 to 100.7 FM. People can also listen online at www.lakefmradio.com or with the free ...

Tupper hotel seeks tax break; town feels sidelined by process through IDA

TUPPER LAKE — The town board is drafting two letters about the proposed Crossroads Hotel in the uptown business district, one to the state Adirondack Park Agency supporting the project and another to the Franklin County Industrial Development Agency expressing displeasure that board ...

Minority-owned companies waited months for loans, data shows

NEW YORK — Thousands of minority-owned small businesses were at the end of the line in the government’s coronavirus relief program as many struggled to find banks that would accept their applications or were disadvantaged by the terms of the program. Data from the Paycheck Protection ...

Nonprofits share new Main Street storefront

SARANAC LAKE — There’s a new storefront on Main Street, with multiple businesses behind it. The space, located at 84 Main St., will showcase the nonprofit Northern Forest Canoe Trail, Play ADK and local artists. Tell Media, owned by Chris Morris, is leasing the storefront from Adam ...

Developer asks for tax break, North Elba says no

LAKE PLACID — Representatives of a development company planning to revamp the Saranac Avenue Quality Inn asked the North Elba Town Council for a tax break last week. The town council denied the request. Representatives of Dual Development LLC, the company behind a planned rebranding and ...

Canadian border closure extended

The closure of the United States-Canada land border has been extended for a 10th month. The border will now remain closed to non-essential travel until at least Jan. 21, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad Wolf announced Friday. “We are working closely with Mexico ...

IP Ticonderoga mill part of new spinoff company

TICONDEROGA — International Paper’s Ticonderoga Mill is part of the recently announced spinoff into a new, stand-alone company. The Printing Papers Division the mill is in will be owned by the new SpinCo and the move is expected to be finalized sometime in the third quarter of ...

Tourism has spread virus to Lake Placid, county health director says

LAKE PLACID — Tourists traveling to Lake Placid have contributed to the number of COVID-19 cases here, Essex County’s public health director confirmed Tuesday. The town of North Elba — which includes the village of Lake Placid, the hamlet of Ray Brook and part of the village of ...

Champlain National Bank invests in giving

WILLSBORO — Champlain National Bank employees and customers are helping make the holidays a little brighter for families in Essex, Clinton and Franklin counties. The Project We Care program partners with local agencies to help them collect toys, food and other items, which are provided to ...

If hospitals are overwhelmed, regions will shut down

The state announced new metrics on Monday that could trigger another partial economic shutdown. The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 is expected to rise across the state in the coming weeks as an anticipated post-Thanksgiving wave gives way to another wave of new infections ...

Cuomo: If hospitals are overwhelmed, regions will shut down

The state announced new metrics on Monday that could trigger another partial economic shutdown. The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 is expected to rise across the state in the coming weeks as an anticipated post-Thanksgiving wave gives way to another wave of new infections ...

Newspapers offer free press release writing workshops via Zoom

SARANAC LAKE — The Lake Placid News and Adirondack Daily Enterprise will offer a free workshop to help community groups and small businesses in the Tri-Lakes region learn how to effectively write and distribute press releases. Two dates are scheduled for December. The workshop, “Press ...

Adirondack chamber to hold virtual meeting with Stefanik

GLENS FALLS — The Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce will host a virtual conversation with U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik on Wednesday, Dec. 9. The event will take place at 9 a.m. on Zoom. Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, will provide updates on issues affecting the business community. ...

From horses to hops

SARANAC LAKE — The long-vacant horse stables on the Trudeau Sanatorium property are finding new use, as a secondary brewing location for Hex and Hop Brewing in Bloomingdale, filling another building on the historic property with a new business. Ethan Mikesell, owner of Hex and Hop, said ...

Whiteface Lodge hosts another food giveaway Thursday

LAKE PLACID — The Whiteface Lodge and Urgo Hotels are again partnering with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to bring fresh dairy, produce, meat and dried good foods to households in the Lake Placid area. On Thursday, Dec. 3, pre-packaged boxes of food will be distributed to the ...