Business

Grand opening of Art and Antiques today in the Forks

AuSABLE FORKS — The grand opening of a new multi-faceted business, Art & Antiques, 2493 state Route 9N, will take place Friday, May 24, from noon until 6 p.m. The event will be co-hosted by owner-artist Susan Cassavaugh and antique dealer Julie Robinson Robards. Cassavaugh is well ...

Vermont ski resort leaders, businessman indicted on fraud charges

BURLINGTON, Vt — The former owner and former president of a Vermont ski resort accused in a multimillion-dollar fraud case were indicted on federal charges unsealed Wednesday over a failed plan to build a biotechnology plant using foreign investors’ money. The charges are against Jay ...

Green Market Saturday on the Oval

LAKE PLACID — The Green Market is a community environmental awareness event, hosted by Lake Placid High School students, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday on the Olympic Speedskating Oval. This family-friendly day offers a farmers market and craft fair, live music, a farm-to-school lunch ...

Woodworkers celebrated

TUPPER LAKE — Wood, it is well known, is plentiful in Tupper Lake, which makes it a popular medium for artists and craftspeople to build, sculpt and experiment with. On Saturday, the creations of 25 Adirondack wood artists will be on display at the Tupper Arts center. The dressers, ...

In Gabriels, local store reopens with a busy first weekend

GABRIELS — The Adirondack Market and Deli opened for business Saturday, and co-owner Dan Bain said the store was busier over the weekend than his Lake Placid location, the Adirondack Corner Store, which he has owned for 11 years. The inside of the former Brighton Market (and before ...

Party to celebrate Park Street comeback

TUPPER LAKE — There are five days, 18 hours, 48 minutes and 11 seconds until the Party on Park Street. That’s according to the timer Birch Boys founder and event coordinator Garrett Kopp put on the event’s website. The Party on Park is a street fair on Saturday celebrating the ...

SADD support spreads to 2nd billboard

TUPPER LAKE — Members of Tupper Lake’s Chapter of Student’s Against Destructive Decisions recently reached out to community businesses that do not sell or promote substance use and asked them to contribute to a campaign that resulted in commissioning two billboards on Park ...

China’s ban on scrap imports helps US recycling plants

ALBANY — The halt on China’s imports of wastepaper and plastic that has disrupted U.S. recycling programs has also spurred investment in American plants that process recyclables. U.S. paper mills are expanding capacity to take advantage of a glut of cheap scrap. Some facilities that ...

‘Help wanted, J-1 students only’ sign irks some locals

LAKE PLACID — A “help wanted” sign posted at the front door of a downtown clothing store this past week has sparked controversy for being what some perceive as discriminatory against local residents. The sign, posted by business owner Tom Dalton on the door of his store ADK ...

Saranac Lake chamber seeks Citizen of the Year nominations

SARANAC LAKE — In planning for its 98th Annual Dinner, the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is requesting nominations from its members and the community for the Don Duso Citizen of the Year. The award, which will be presented at the Annual Dinner on June 19, will go to a community ...

Railroad switches director

UTICA — Jack Roberson has resigned as executive director of the Adirondack Railway Preservation Society, a nonprofit organization that oversees the Adirondack Scenic Railroad, and Justin Gonyo, former general manager of the Saratoga & North Creek Railway, has been appointed interim ...

Water work reroutes traffic

LAKE PLACID — Part of one lane of Main Street downtown was closed to traffic Wednesday as a construction crew prepared to install a new water line. The water line is being installed at 2423 Main St., outside of Pure Placid and Ben & Jerry’s. Work on the project began Monday and is ...

Former Sears gets new tenant

SARANAC LAKE — Construction started Monday on the storefront space in a large vacant downtown building next to the municipal parking lot. The financial advisors at Edward Jones Investments, which will move its offices a short distance into that space in the next two months, said they ...

Great Escape opens today, but new rides not till May 25

QUEENSBURY — This weekend, some rides will be in new locations at Great Escape in preparation for an expanded water park. Great Escape opens for the season at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. But its new rides this year will be in the water park, which won’t open until May 25. So the main ...

Ad’k Health Foundation hopes to raise $450,000 for Women’s Health Center

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Health Foundation is nearly halfway to its fundraising goal to expand services at the Women’s Health Center with new machines. The foundation ran a capital campaign through 2018 raising $18 million for the new surgical wing at the Adirondack Medical Center ...

Essex County opposes bill banning gun raffles

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Essex County Board of Supervisors on Monday approved a resolution opposing a state Assembly bill that would prohibit guns from being raffled off or awarded as prizes in games of chance. The legislation, proposed by Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon, D-Brooklyn, seeks to ban ...

ANCA awards mini grants to local food projects

SARANAC LAKE — In an effort to address food insecurity in the North Country region, the Adirondack North Country Association is awarding five grants as part of its 2019 FarmShare Fund Mini Grant Program. Grant awards ranging from $675 to $1,500 will fund local food access projects led ...