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Business

Early Grand opening

SARANAC LAKE — Saranac Lake’s Tops grocery store is now officially a Grand Union again. The changeover from Tops Markets to Grand Union went quicker than expected due to hard work from the store staff. The freshly-rebranded grocery store was open Thursday, two days earlier than ...

US inflation highest in 40 years, with no letup in sight

WASHINGTON — Inflation soared over the past year at its highest rate in four decades, hammering American consumers, wiping out pay raises and reinforcing the Federal Reserve’s decision to begin raising borrowing rates across the economy. The Labor Department said Thursday that consumer ...

Local chefs cook up Lake Placid BBQ restaurant proposal

LAKE PLACID — Two local chefs want to bring their Southern roots to Lake Placid with a new barbecue restaurant at the corner of Whiteface Inn Lane and Saranac Avenue. Jonathan and Meghan Gravatt appeared before the Lake Placid-North Elba Review Board last week to begin the review process ...

New Tupper Lake DRI group announced

TUPPER LAKE — A new committee of local and regional representatives has been created to vet and select projects to recommend for state funding through Tupper Lake’s $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative grant. Its first meeting will be held virtually next Wednesday and the public ...

Franklin County Economic Development expects 2022 tourism growth

MALONE — The Franklin County Economic Development Corp. discussed anticipated plans for this year with the county Board of Legislators Thursday. Jeremy Evans, CEO of the county Industrial Development Agency, said the corporation’s goals for the year are to grow the local economy, while ...

Supply shortages and emboldened workers: A changed economy

Employees at a fast-food restaurant in Sacramento, California, exasperated over working in stifling heat for low wages, demanded more pay and a new air conditioner — and got both. Customer orders poured in to an Italian auto supplier, which struggled to get hold of enough supplies of ...