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Business

Tupper tuxedo trade-off

TUPPER LAKE — This town’s supplier of tuxedos for the past two decades, Darcy Clark, recently handed off her business to Anne Hoag, owner of Cabin Fever on Park Street. Clark has two more weddings to suit up, one for her nephew, and Hoag booked her first wedding last week. “It’s ...

Enterprise wins awards

ALBANY — The Enterprise took home four plaques in the New York News Publishers Association’s annual awards banquet. The NYNPA is for daily newspapers in New York, and its banquet was held Wednesday evening at the Hearst Media Center, in the Times Union newspaper headquarters. The ...

Farm stops announced for Bike the Barns on Sept. 29

GABRIELS — Farming in this part of the Adirondacks has never been an easy endeavor. Just ask the Tucker family, potato growers whose family has been farming in Gabriels for over 150 years. High elevations, rocky soils, frigid winters and a short growing season are just a few of the ...

New scratch-off lucky numbers are 3, 6, 9, 46

SARANAC LAKE — A pair of local women have started a new business to help scratch that hiking itch. Lynne Murphy and Jennifer Moore, co-owners of peak quest (spelled with lower-case letters), have begun printing scratch-off cards so hikers can commemorate their accomplishments. ...

Appeals court decides marina owns contested underwater land

SARANAC LAKE — Development at the Saranac Lake Marina could soon be underway as a court decision from earlier this year was overturned — but that decision could be reanalyzed one final time. The decision frees the marina to build larger, covered docks, which a group of neighbors ...

From soft serve to beef and beer in Lake Clear

LAKE CLEAR — Where you once bought ice cream, you can now buy steak and beer. The 1892 Bar & Grille on state Route 30 opened last Friday. It is run by the third generation of a family who has had businesses on the property for over 50 years. Tyler Ellithorpe, born and raised in ...

Task force wants Jay to be housing hub

A local task force believes the town of Jay might have a more thriving economy if it becomes more of a bedroom community. The 15-member group, called the Jay Task Force, released a survey to business owners throughout the region this week to gauge how housing may be affecting their ...

Lussis’ Boat House Restaurant approved to be luxury rentals

LAKE PLACID — The state Adirondack Park Agency has approved a plan to subdivide the former Lake Placid Club Boat House Restaurant on Mirror Lake Drive into three luxury rental units. The 200-seat restaurant closed its doors earlier this year after the owners — the Lussi family, ...

APA approves permits, map change

RAY BROOK — The state Adirondack Park Agency approved a trio of permits and a map amendment at its regularly monthly meeting in Ray Brook on Thursday. Meanwhile, an updated version of the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan should be released within a month. APA staff said during the ...

Charter/Spectrum, NY reach deal over broadband vows

ALBANY (AP) — New York regulators have approved a settlement with Charter Communications resolving a dispute over rural broadband. The state’s Public Service Commission endorsed the deal Thursday. Under the terms, Charter must follow through on promises to provide broadband to ...

One step closer to international cuisine trail

PAUL SMITHS — Two plus two plus two equals the Canadian American Exchange international cuisine trail, a new collaborative project between two provinces and states and the nations they lie within. “Two states, two provinces, two nations,” was the repeated phrase in a work session ...

Ti taxi company owners plead guilty in federal cases

Two brothers who operated taxi companies in Essex County that defrauded the state of millions of dollars in Medicaid funds pleaded guilty this week to federal felony charges, charges that could result in 10 years of federal prison time. Qaiser “Kaz” Gondal, 47, of Watervliet, pleaded ...

Update coming on Tupper Lake Crossroads Hotel

TUPPER LAKE — Developers of the Tupper Lake Crossroads Hotel planned at the corner of Park and Mill streets (state routes 3 and 30) will hold a public informational meeting at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 23 at the Tupper Lake Adult Center to update the community on the status of the hotel and ...

Tourism fireworks

This year’s Independence Day and the subsequent weekend saw an uptick in visitors in the Tri-Lakes area, according to many local businesses. - Saranac Lake - Bustling down Main Street and Broadway this past weekend were clumps of tourists scanning the shops and eateries in the ...

APA board to consider Lussis’ waterfront restaurant conversion

RAY BROOK — A project to convert a Lake Placid boathouse-turned-restaurant into waterfront lodging is one of several private permit requests the state Adirondack Park Agency board will consider at its regular monthly meeting Thursday at APA headquarters in Ray Brook. The meeting begins at ...

Think globally, power locally

WALKILL — Eat locally. Shop locally. Generate locally? Some electricity customers in New York’s Hudson Valley support hydropower harnessed from running water close to home. The idea is similar to farm-to-table, except for electricity instead of food: green-minded customers ...

Hydro plants serve neighbors around New York state

WALKILL — Eat locally. Shop locally. Generate locally? Some electricity customers in New York’s Hudson Valley support hydropower harnessed from running water close to home. The idea is similar to farm-to-table, except for electricity instead of food: green-minded customers ...

Here’s the deal on NY fireworks laws

It’s an annual occurrence marking the Fourth of July. Fireworks stands start popping up on roadsides, selling colorful ground explosives, spark shooters and other pyrotechnic goodies. Friday was the last day they were allowed to operate, and tents in the Tri-Lakes were liquidating ...

Behind the scenes, high school graduation is a big production

SARANAC LAKE — The setting was lavish last Friday, with red and white drapes circling the hundreds of seats that faced a stage set with flowers, a podium and a red and white school emblem. Two large screens hanging to the upper left and right of the stage showed live shots of the ...