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Cuomo: NY gyms, fitness centers can begin reopening Aug. 24

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo Monday, Aug. 17 announced that gyms and fitness centers can reopen in New York starting Aug. 24. Facilities that reopen will be subject to rigorous health and safety standards and all gyms and fitness centers will be able to open by Sept. 2. “As New York ...

Bowling alleys allowed to reopen as of Monday

SARANAC LAKE — Businesses of all kinds in New York have been slowly reopening ever since the number of positive coronavirus cases have been steadily dropping across the state. But some have been left in limbo as to when they can reopen, and one group forced to wait the longest has been ...

Stocks rise on Wall Street; S&P 500 within 1% of record

U.S. stock indexes closed mostly higher Monday, nudging the S&P 500 within striking distance of its all-time high set in February. The S&P 500 rose 0.3% after wavering between small gains and losses in the early going. The benchmark index is now within 1% of its last record ...

Kodak pharma deal leaves some in the industry scratching their heads

As Kodak remains quiet on many of the details of its plan to launch a pharmaceutical division funded in large part by a federal government loan of more than $700 million, hospital pharmacy chiefs and industry analysts are divided on how sensible the idea is. The deal isn’t final yet, ...

New local cider house rules

If you bellied up to the bar at the Bloomingdale brewery Hex and Hop last Thursday, the fizzy, straw-colored brew in your glass would likely not have been a honey double IPA but hard cider made on site from local apples. Erin Cass launched Wildcat Cider, a one woman cider house that’s ...

Locals pan developer’s request for law exemption

LAKE PLACID — A developer has requested an exemption from the town of North Elba’s affordable housing regulations as he seeks to build a new housing complex at the former W. Alton Jones Cell Science Center, but multiple Lake Placid residents panned the idea during a public hearing on ...

Trump targets Canada, re-imposing tariffs on aluminum

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Thursday that the United States is reinstating a 10% import tax on Canadian aluminum, raising tensions with an American ally just weeks after his trade pact with Canada and Mexico took effect. Some prominent figures in northern New York disagreed ...

Trump bans dealings with Chinese owners of TikTok, WeChat

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump has ordered a sweeping but vague ban on dealings with the Chinese owners of popular social media apps TikTok and WeChat on security grounds, a move China's government criticized as "political manipulation." The twin executive orders Thursday — one for ...

Crua launches tent rental program

SARANAC LAKE — Crua Outdoors, an Irish tent company with its U.S. headquarters in Saranac Lake, has announced the launch of Crua Rentals, the company’s first-ever tent rental program. Crua Rentals is available in the United States and European Union. As a precaution amid the COVID-19 ...

Longtime publisher retires

SARANAC LAKE — Catherine Moore is retiring next week as publisher of the Adirondack Daily Enterprise and Lake Placid News. She has held the papers’ top job for the last 31 years and has worked at the Enterprise for 47 years. Her last day of work will be next Friday, Aug. 14. She said ...

Amid pandemic, bikes are wheely tough to find

In the basement shop of Saranac Lake’s Human Power Planet Earth, Mike Campbell is the only mechanic working on a room so filled with bicycles that it looks more like a storage locker than a repair shop. The showroom on Main Street is closed for a few days so owner John Dimon can get ...

Milk giveaway in Tupper Lake this Saturday

TUPPER LAKE — Milk will be flowing at the Municipal Park this Saturday as another milk giveaway event — similar to ones held in Saranac Lake, Malone and Vermontville — has been organized by local companies, politicians and volunteers. Four hundred boxes of dairy products, 400 boxes ...

Public hearing today on short-term rental rule, Cell Science Center

LAKE PLACID — A public hearing on two different issues, a proposed revision of a short-term vacation rental rule and the reclassification of a property where a new housing complex is proposed, is slated for tonight at 5 p.m. The public hearing before the North Elba Town Council and the ...

Leadership changes at Watertown Daily Times

WATERTOWN — The Watertown Daily Times has a new leadership team. Brian J. Kelly, a veteran reporter and editor for the Daily Times, has been promoted from city editor to managing editor. Kelly will oversee the reporting staff with beats spanning from Oswego to Massena. Sydney D. ...

Building it out: Contractors struggle to hire, get materials

Some construction companies in the greater Cortland area have been moving right along, trying to hire employees to keep up with work; others are juggling with a delay in getting materials. As New York slowly reopens during the coronavirus pandemic, work is backing up for contractors. Some ...

Work resumes on Greek Orthodox church destroyed on 9/11

NEW YORK (AP) — After a three year halt due to financial problems, work resumed Monday on a Greek Orthodox church being built to replace one destroyed in the attack on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Archbishop Elpidophoros, the leader of the Greek Orthodox church in America, ...

Free online entrepreneur workshops are offered

SARANAC LAKE — Local “angel investor” company Point Positive Inc. and the North Country Innovation Hotspot Program at Clarkson’s Shipley Center will offer a series of free virtual workshops for entrepreneurs on four Wednesdays starting Aug. 12. The weekly one-hour sessions, from ...

Boat shops booming

As many small businesses across the state and the country shutter, some permanently, in the wake of the ongoing pandemic, a thankful group of local boat shop owners is not only surviving but thriving. Traffic may be down on the roads and in the skies, but the water is ...

Price Chopper pulls plastic bags from checkout

SCHENECTADY — Beginning Saturday, all New York Price Chopper, Market Bistro and Market 32 stores — including the Price Chopper in Lake Placid — will once again ban thin film plastic bags, in compliance with the environmentally conscious New York state law that was implemented shortly ...

Price Chopper will again stop giving plastic bags on Saturday

SCHENECTADY — Beginning Saturday, all New York Price Chopper, Market Bistro and Market 32 stores — including the Price Chopper in Lake Placid — will once again ban thin film plastic bags, in compliance with the environmentally conscious New York state law that was implemented shortly ...