×

Business

Franklin County offers tourism grants

MALONE — The Franklin County Economic Development Corp., in conjunction with Franklin County and the Tourism Advisory Committee, has announced a third round of funding for the Destination Development and Marketing Program. This competitive program awards funding to tourism-related ...

Ruttan joins Merrill L. Thomas real estate team

LAKE PLACID — Merrill L. Thomas Inc. recently hired Stuart Ruttan II to its real estate sales division. Ruttan grew up in a small farming community outside of Watertown. After attending SUNY Potsdam for drama and acting, he joined Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake for its summer repertory ...

Lake Placid’s Main Street overhaul will start next month

LAKE PLACID — An infrastructure overhaul on Main Street is set to begin next month, and local officials used a virtual meeting Thursday to say what residents, business owners and tourists can expect on a day-to-day basis as this $10 million, nearly three-year project unfolds. A crew ...

Casella gives Paul Smith’s College $100k for sports and sustainability

PAUL SMITHS — Casella Waste Systems Inc. announced Thursday a $100,000 gift to Paul Smith’s College, its Center for Sustainability and athletic programs. Casella representatives joined a dozen Paul Smith’s students and staff for a lunch and press conference to discuss their ...

Lake Placid’s Main Street overhaul will start next month

LAKE PLACID — An infrastructure overhaul on Main Street is set to begin next month, and local officials used a virtual meeting Thursday to say what residents, business owners and tourists can expect on a day-to-day basis as this $10 million, nearly three-year project upgrade unfolds. A ...

Lake Placid’s big summer events are on, organizers say

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid’s large-scale sporting events are expected to move forward this year despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, organizers said during a conference call hosted by the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism on Thursday. The Ironman triathlon, the Lake Placid ...

Border will be closed another month

The U.S.-Canada border closure has been extended for a 13th month as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security made it official Thursday morning on Twitter: “To prevent the further spread of COVID-19, and in coordination with our partners in Canada and ...

Sen. Gillibrand addresses regional business priorities

PLATTSBURGH — U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., highlighted provisions of the recently signed American Rescue Plan that seek to address regional business priorities during a virtual conversation hosted by the North Country Chamber of Commerce Wednesday. Chamber President Garry ...

Lake Placid’s big summer events are on, organizers say

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid’s large-scale sporting events are expected to move forward this year despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, organizers said during a conference call hosted by the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism on Thursday. The Ironman triathlon, the Lake Placid ...

US-Canada border will be closed at least another month

The U.S.-Canada border closure has been extended for a 13th month as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security made it official Thursday morning on Twitter: “To prevent the further spread of COVID-19, and in coordination with our partners in Canada and ...

De Blasio blasts Cuomo on changing pandemic rules

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio got his COVID-19 shot on Thursday, then ripped the state’s embattled governor, Andrew Cuomo, accusing the fellow Democrat of letting his personal political crisis influence important decisions on pandemic restrictions. The mayor’s ...

Former Lake Clear Catholic church being sold

LAKE CLEAR — St. Bernard’s Catholic Parish is under contract to sell the St. John in the Wilderness oratory this spring. The church, built in 1916 and dedicated in 1917, today also includes a gathering hall and rectory. The Rev. Martin Cline, pastor of St. Bernard’s, said in recent ...

Common Ground Alliance opens Winter Meeting registration

LAKE PLACID — The Common Ground Alliance and Northern Forest Center’s free, virtual, one-hour winter meeting will be held Thursday, March 25 at 12:30 p.m. over Zoom. Advance registration is required at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2ucnk9vdQe66hbT_xINi6A. Attendees will be ...

Deb Lennon joins Engel & Volkers Lake Placid Real Estate

LAKE PLACID — Debra “Deb” Lennon has joined the sales team of Engel & Volkers Lake Placid Real Estate as a real estate advisor. Lennon comes to Engel & Volkers from BHHS Adirondack Premier Properties. She is a longtime resident of the village of Saranac Lake and former owner ...

Bill requiring state to review broadband access passes Legislature

Legislation requiring the state agency that regulates utilities to review high-speed broadband access has been included as part of state budget negotiations, according to state Sen. Dan Stec. The Comprehensive Broadband Connectivity Act would require the state Public Service Commission ...

APA approves major lakeshore subdivision

The state Adirondack Park Agency board voted 9-0 with one abstension Friday to approve a permit for a major, 1,170-acre housing subdivision involving Woodward Lake in the towns of Mayfield and Northampton. Most of the comments backing the decision came during a Regulatory Programs ...

With no Broadway stage income for a year, actors and crew get creative

NEW YORK — A year ago, Max Kumangai was dazzling crowds with a jolt of live Broadway excitement. Now he’s doing it with his bread. The triple threat from the musical “Jagged Little Pill” has leaned into a fourth skill as the pandemic marches on: baking and selling his own ...

Biden played ‘sheriff’ on ’09 stimulus, now salesman on COVID aid

WASHINGTON — In 2009, then-Vice President Joe Biden was “Sheriff Joe,” the enforcer making sure federal dollars from a massive economic aid package were getting to the right places and quickly. This time, President Biden’s role is different: He’s lead salesman for the $1.9 ...

St. Armand residents give their two cents on dollar store plan

BLOOMINGDALE — Town of St. Armand residents commented on a plan to build a Dollar General in town at a meeting Thursday. Some welcomed it, neighbors were concerned about certain design elements, and some questioned if the store will be successful. The property where the store is planned ...