Business

Part-time Placidian is an unexpected figure in Mississippi news

NEW YORK — Born and raised in Manhattan and a national news executive for much of his career, Andrew Lack would seem an unlikely figure behind an attempt to revive the ailing local news industry in Mississippi. NBC’s news chairman also owns a lakefront camp on Lake Placid’s ...

Adirondack Education Center to host Arbor Day open house

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Education Center, which trains local high schoolers in several trades including natural resources and culinary arts, will host an Arbor Day event on Tuesday that is free and open to the public. The school, located on state Route 3 outside of the village, ...

More restaurants join Eat ADK

During Eat ADK, a week-long celebration of culinary exploration, participating restaurants, pubs and bistros will offer multiple-course menus at fixed prices, offering deals intended to attract local residents during a slow time of the year for tourism. Eat ADK is also full of food- and ...

Snirt fills hotels, restaurants in western North Country

BARNES CORNERS — The 16th annual Polaris Snirt Poker Run had another successful year, bringing in business for many counties beyond Lewis with somewhat less controversy than previous years. According to event sponsor the Barnes Corners Sno-Pals President Scott Mageson, there were 4,800 ...

Stewart’s Shops Employee Stock Ownership Plan earns double digit growth

Stewart’s Shops Partners have received their profit sharing statements. Existing ESOP accounts received approximately 13% growth on their existing accounts including over 6% in dividends. This success is from the service our great Partners provide, increased operating profitability, and ...

Both sides hold firm in marina dispute

SARANAC LAKE — Two members of ACME of Saranac LLC, a group fighting expansion of the Lower Saranac Marina, say a compromise on the projected size of the marina’s expansion could end several years of litigation. However, they said no reduction in planned boat slips was offered in ...

Tasting event April 30 to kick off Ad’k Lakes Cuisine Trail season

GABRIELS — The Adirondack Lakes Cuisine Trail will launch its inaugural season with a local food and beverage tasting event at Moody Tree Farm in Gabriels on Tuesday, April 30 from 5 to 8 p.m. The gathering is a preview event for EAT ADK, the Adirondacks’ restaurant week held May 2 to ...

Rail bike company strikes deal to use tracks north of North Creek

JOHNSBURG — The operators of a rail bike company who had been told they could not operate on a rail line north of North Creek this year have reached an agreement to continue to use the line. Revolution Rail Co. and Iowa Pacific Holdings have come to an agreement to stay litigation that ...

DRI project spurs further upgrades at BluSeed Studios

SARANAC LAKE — Interior and exterior improvements are planned at BluSeed Studios to complement its Downtown Revitalization Initiative project for a new elevator. “We thought it was a little further down the road, but this was a great opportunity,” said Kathy Recchia, BluSeed’s ...

Explosive reaction to propane tank proposal in Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — The Hurley Bros Inc. proposal to install a 36,000-gallon propane storage-filling station on Old Military Road has been met with plenty of negative reactions from residents in that neighborhood. About 40 concerned, some furious, locals showed up to the North Elba Joint ...

Retailer cooperative donates to flood relief, cancer research

SARANAC LAKE — Rice Furniture, as a member of Furniture First National Buying Group, has announced two charitable donations are being made in honor of the cooperative’s 25th anniversary: -$5,000 will be donated to the Red Cross designated for Midwest flood relief. -$5,000 will ...

Tree company to teach B’dale students about Arbor Day

BLOOMINGDALE — Niederbuhl Bros. Tree Service has ordered 150 white pine seedlings from the Arbor Day Foundation to be donated to each student at Bloomingdale School on Arbor Day, Friday, April 26, at 1 p.m. The company is starting a program to create awareness of why plant and tree ...

Left Bank Cafe manager recalls living in Paris, times at Notre Dame Cathedral

SARANAC LAKE — Photos of the Notre Dame Cathedral, along with postcards and drawings of the structure’s 12th century construction face Broadway from the Left Bank Cafe’s windows. A gingerbread Notre Dame, and the instructions for how to build it, are adhered to the pastry shop’s ...

Hotel Saranac earns historic register listing

SARANAC LAKE — The Hotel Saranac was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on April 5. “It is an incredible honor to be recognized for our dedication to preserving this historical treasure,” Fred Roedel III, chief financial officer for Roedel Companies wrote in an email. ...

Trade show will bring thousands to Lake Placid April 29-30

LAKE PLACID — Approximately 1,500 restaurant industry professionals are expected to attend the Renzi Food Show at the Conference Center at Lake Placid on Tuesday, April 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The invitation-only annual event is generating overnight bookings at area hotels on Monday, ...