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Saranac Lake’s Bionique bought by Japanese company

SARANAC LAKE — Bionique, a Saranac Lake-based testing laboratory with a specialty in keeping medicines safe from bacteria, was acquired on Wednesday by Asahi Kasei, a Japanese chemical company. Bionique CEO Gladis Zamparo hopes the acquisition will help her company expand locally and increase ...

Building community brick by brick

SARANAC LAKE — Daniel Drake grew up building armies, cities and space stations. Now, he’s building a community of fellow Lego enthusiasts and a place for people of all ages to experiment with the stacking bricks creatively. Inside his Broadway storefront, Adirondack Brick, Drake has ...

US businesses advertised near-record 11 million open jobs in October

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers posted 11 million open jobs in October, nearly matching a record high reached in July and a sign that companies were confident enough in the economy to expand. The government report Wednesday also showed that the number of people quitting their jobs dropped ...

Fed’s Powell: Pandemic recession has particularly hurt women

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell expressed concern Monday that the pandemic recession has had an unusually harmful economic effect on women, who have been forced to shoulder additional responsibilities for childcare, forcing many of them to leave work. “As schools ...

Ax On, Ax Off

PLATTSBURGH — It might be time to bury the hatchet and throw an ax. Plaxeburgh, a recreational ax-throwing stop situated in Plattsburgh Plaza off Cornelia Street, invites patrons in to pay a fee, sign a waiver and chuck an ax at a target. Jason Maggy, who co-owns the business with fianc ...

Smitty reopens Brighton Mini Mart

BRIGHTON — The Brighton Mini Mart is open once again, and one of the new co-owners, Jon Waldrop, said he’s excited to be running the store he shopped at when he was a student at Paul Smith’s College. “It’s interesting, driving by this place so many times going to Paul Smith’s ...