Business

Behind the scenes, high school graduation is a big production

SARANAC LAKE — The setting was lavish last Friday, with red and white drapes circling the hundreds of seats that faced a stage set with flowers, a podium and a red and white school emblem. Two large screens hanging to the upper left and right of the stage showed live shots of the ...

All Kinney Drugs will stop selling vaping products

To prevent youth access to nicotine products, all Kinney Drugs locations will soon halt sales on electronic cigarettes and vaping products. This decision will be in effect for New York state locations on Aug. 1, while Vermont locations stopped selling these products on Monday. Judith ...

State grants North Country Creamery $50k

KEESEVILLE — North Country Creamery is one of almost 30 farms around New York that were awarded money from the New Farmers Grant Fund, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday. The Keeseville dairy farm produces yogurt, milk and cheese, as well as some meat. The state is giving it $50,000 to ...

New challenge pairs hiking with local beer

LAKE PLACID — The Adirondacks have become the world’s leader in hiking challenges, but the latest one is still sure to bring a smile to plenty of people’s faces. The ADK6Pack requires hikers to scale six different mountains within the Blue Line and then visit a locally owned brewery ...

LoTemplio named editor of the Press-Republican

PLATTSBURGH — Joe LoTemplio, an accomplished senior reporter for the Plattsburgh Press-Republican, has been appointed editor of the newspaper, effective immediately. LoTemplio, 57, succeeds Suzanne Moore, who recently retired. He joined the Press-Republican in November of 1985. As a ...

Linda McClarigan to be honored at Ad’k Health Foundation gala

SARANAC LAKE — This year’s Adirondack Health Foundation gala pays tribute to the health system’s recently retired chief nursing officer, Linda McClarigan. McClarigan, who will serve as Adirondack Health’s chief patient experience officer on a part-time basis through the end of the ...

Spending, tuition up in NCCC budget

SARANAC LAKE — North Country Community College’s proposed budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year includes a spending increase of more than $1.1 million and a 4% increase to student tuition. The college is projected to spend 8.6%, or $1,143,690 more, in the next fiscal year. Approximately ...

Speaker Heastie downs first michigan at P’burgh eatery

PLATTSBURGH — Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie got a taste of the North Country on Tuesday afternoon. The Bronx Democrat paid a visit to the Bombardier Transportation plant in the Town of Plattsburgh and, following a press conference, Assemblyman Billy Jones, D-Chateaugay, suggested he grab ...

Assembly speaker: MTA connects North Country to New York City

PLATTSBURGH — New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie said the MTA is a major economic engine for places like the North Country. Covering 5,000 square miles throughout New York City, Long Island, southeastern New York state and Connecticut, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority ...

Placid, Tupper radio stations merge as ‘Mix’

North Country Radio and Border Media have announced that, starting July 1, 93.3 WSLP-FM and 102.1 WRGR — known as Lake FM — will merge. The stations will be rebranded as “The Mix.” North Country Radio, based in Lake Placid, will take over the day-to-day operations of the Tupper ...

NCCC, St. Joseph’s partner on employee advancement

SARANAC LAKE — Employees of St. Joseph’s Addiction Treatment and Recovery Centers will have the opportunity to grow their career skills and gain college degrees through a new partnership with North Country Community College. This unique educational model will allow St. Joseph’s staff ...

Aerial Adventure Park to open at West Mtn. ski area

QUEENSBURY — Gabriel Goss, 14, was completely confident that the ropes would hold him if he fell on West Mountain’s new Aerial Adventure Park. So he took them to their limits, leaping through the air and taking risks that would have landed him in a heap on the ground if it weren’t ...

Officials react to NY climate change bill, EPA rollbacks

This week, the state Legislature passed a landmark climate change bill while the federal government rolled back regulations on coal-fired power plants. The two starkly different decisions mark the ongoing struggle between the environment and business, and what can be done to curb climate ...

Conservation Fund protects 51,000 acres of timberland

The Conservation Fund, which works to conserve working forests around the country, recently put more than 50,000 acres of Adirondack forests under protection so the land can continue to support local jobs and allow recreational access. The nonprofit purchased about 33,000 acres and ...

Cure Porch on Wheels allows residents to record their stories

SARANAC LAKE — The mobile version of this village’s cure porches will allow people to remember the past while recording the present. Kayt Gochenaur, oral history coordinator for Historic Saranac Lake, said cure porches in the past had been so those sick with tuberculosis could still ...

Exhibit to spotlight TB artists

SARANAC LAKE — The curing of tuberculosis made this village famous, but for some, the cure made them famous. A new exhibit spotlights this. For a year, the new exhibit in the John Black Room at the Saranac Laboratory Museum has been thought out and prepped. Kaytlin Gochenaur, Historic ...

Longtime Cascade Inn owners take it back after deal to sell falls through

LAKE PLACID — The Cascade Inn and Restaurant has reopened. The Warren family, the previous proprietors of Lake Placid’s Cascade Inn and Restaurant, took back the 31-year-old business this month and have slowly begun welcoming customers back. The motel and restaurant was temporarily ...