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Long Lake telecom project, Webb home on APA agenda this week

RAY BROOK — The state Adirondack Park Agency will hold its monthly meeting at its headquarters in Ray Brook this Thursday and Friday. The board will convene at 1 a.m. Thursday to consider approval for a proposed variance to expand a preexisting single-family dwelling located on Third ...

Spectrum services restored after outage

Many Spectrum customers Saturday in northern New York were experiencing service issues with their internet and TV. As of 5 p.m. Saturday, the services were restored, according to Charter Communications’ Lara Pritchard, senior director, communications NE. The company became aware of ...

Spectrum service restored after going down throughout Northeast

Many Spectrum customers Saturday in northern New York were experiencing service issues with their internet and TV. As of 5 p.m. Saturday, the services were restored, according to Charter Communications’ Lara Pritchard, senior director, communications NE. The company became aware of the ...

Saranac Lake prepares for 5G

SARANAC LAKE — Though 5G might not be here just yet, village officials are already planning how best to handle the forthcoming wave of wireless internet service. At Tuesday night’s village Development Board meeting, Code Administrator Paul Blaine presented research and a draft code ...

‘Dack Shack, Ere’s Pizza seek additional outdoor seating

LAKE PLACID — Two local businesses are looking to expand their outdoor dining areas. The owners of Ere’s Pizza on Main Street, and the Simply Gourmet/’Dack Shack restaurants on Saranac Avenue, are seeking approval from the North Elba-Lake Placid Joint Review Board to expand the ...

Months-long winter attraction may choose Lake Placid over Lake George

LAKE GEORGE — A “winter wonderland” attraction may not be coming to the Charles R. Wood Park Festival Commons after all because of concerns that the weather may be too warm. Village Mayor Robert Blais had shared news in December of the attraction that was interested in renting the ...

Adirondack Daily Enterprise announces 5th annual Job Fair

SARANAC LAKE — A Tri-Lakes job fair, with benefits for both job seekers and employers, is planned for Wednesday, March 4. The Adirondack Daily Enterprise Job Fair will take place from noon to 4 p.m. in North County Community College Sparks Athletic Complex. The Enterprise is partnering ...

Bank kicks off February canned food drive for local pantries

PLATTSBURGH — Community Bank N.A. branches across New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont have joined together to host a canned food drive throughout February. The 125 participating branches aim to collect 5,000 items for local food pantries and food banks. This is the third consecutive year ...

Short-staffing keeps YMCA program from expanding to meet demand

(Editor’s note: This is a continuation of the Enterprise’s coverage of a shortage of workers to fill positions in the area. This “Labor Gap” reporting began with a series in March 2018; the economic trend continues.) - SARANAC LAKE — The YMCA program at Petrova Elementary ...

Warren Co. holds off on abandonment request for North Creek railroad

The U.S. Surface Transportation Board has advised Warren County supervisors to hold off beginning proceedings to have the county’s rail line declared “abandoned.” The county Board of Supervisors voted in December to begin the process to abandon the railroad, which would allow ...

Large solar project to switch on soon

SARANAC LAKE — This village is expected to be the home of the first community solar project in the Adirondack Park. Solar power companies Sunvestment Energy Group and RER Energy of Rochester and Reading, Pennsylvania, respectively, are teaming up to build and operate a community solar ...

Third time around for short-term rental rules in Lake Placid-N. Elba

LAKE PLACID — The latest version of a local law designed to regulate short-term vacation rentals has been drafted. The law, jointly proposed by the North Elba Town Council and the Lake Placid Village Board of Trustees, would require those who rent out their properties on sites such as ...

New parking meters need your plate number

LAKE PLACID — The village has installed new parking meters along Main Street that offer more payment options and require drivers to enter their license plate numbers. The new meters, which were installed in January, offer drivers the option of using a cellphone app to pay for parking ...

No room at Tupper inns

TUPPER LAKE — Anglers are packing this town’s hotels like sardines as the organizers of the Tupper Lake Sports Club’s annual Northern Challenge Fishing Derby expect record numbers of competitors for Saturday’s event. With people traveling from as far as Texas to drop lines into ...

Old sanatorium’s Auditorium opens to screen Ice Palace film

SARANAC LAKE — Cure Cottage Development is plugging away with renovations at the former Trudeau Sanatorium. The latest update is a refurbished Auditorium, and for its first event, the venue will host two screenings of “Ice Palace, A Love Letter.” “It’s great to emphasize the fact ...

Trump signs new trade deal with Canada, Mexico

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed into law a major rewrite of the rules of trade with Canada and Mexico that he said replaces the “nightmare” of a Clinton-era agreement and will keep jobs, wealth and growth in America. Trump made renegotiating the North ...

Northeast governors are slow to embrace regional climate pact

CONCORD, N.H. — Supporters of a regional pact that would tackle transportation emissions are struggling to win over several New England governors concerned that the climate change initiative will increase gas prices. After the Transportation and Climate Initiative was announced last ...

The millennial side hustle

SARANAC LAKE — In the North Country, the hustle is real. In the gig economy, side hustles and part-time jobs are great ways for people to make money quickly to pay their bills, gas up their cars or go out to eat. If you’re a student, school is your main focus, but you might drive an ...

40 Lake Placid business owners, residents call for state intervention

LAKE PLACID — More than 40 business owners and residents have signed a letter calling for the state Department of Transportation to initiate a “public review” of the village’s Main Street project. The village’s projected $8 million overhaul of Main Street would reshape the ...

Consultants: Lake Placid has a housing ‘affordability gap’

LAKE PLACID — Consultants stood before a crowd of locals Wednesday and outlined what three months of research had made clear to them: Lake Placid is facing a workforce housing crisis. Representatives of Camoin 310, a Saratoga-based consulting firm contracted by the Lake Placid-North Elba ...