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ORDA board OKs mountain coaster construction

LAKE PLACID — The state Olympic Regional Development Authority’s Board of Directors authorized a more than $1.9 million contract on Monday that will kick-start construction of a new Alpine coaster at the Olympic Sports Complex at Mount Van Hoevenberg. The Alpine coaster is ...

Plattsburgh area has seen wave of business closures

PLATTSBURGH — More and more North Country businesses are closing up shop. North Country Chamber of Commerce President Garry Douglas said the trend hasn’t been unique to upstate New York, though. “Businesses across the country, especially small businesses, have never been through ...

Local couple holds up a mic for minorities

SARANAC LAKE — A local couple is helping with a project to bring minority voices to country music. Sue Bibeau and Jeff Oehler own Beehive Productions. Together they record artists around the globe. They often travel all over the United States and in Canada. They’re based in Saranac ...

Pendragon finalizes ownership of new site

SARANAC LAKE — Pendragon Theatre has started its expansion and move to its new location on 56 Woodruff St. “It’s official! The old A&P/Newman & Holmes building is ours! Be on the lookout for more exciting happenings at both DOWNTOWN PENDRAGON and our beloved Brandy Brook ...

Lake Placid mayor to announce Main Street task force soon

LAKE PLACID — The names of 12 to 15 people chosen to serve on a Main Street reconstruction task force are set to be announced at the next village board meeting on Sept. 3. The announcement will come more than 10 months after Lake Placid Mayor Craig Randall asked trustees to recommend ...

State, environmental group oppose effort to stall Tahawus rail case

The state and Adirondack Council have asked the federal government to reject a request to further delay having the railroad line to Tahawus declared abandoned. New York state wants the stretch of rails between North Creek and the former mines in Tahawus considered abandoned because of a ...

Extending books’ lives

SARANAC LAKE — Books up to hundreds of years old are rejuvenated and having their lifespans doubled in the cozy office in Anastasia Osolin’s home. In the outskirts of the desk lamps above her bench, worn books sit in wait for Osolin — a local artist who makes "assemblages" with old ...

Migrant labor in Gabriels

GABRIELS — At a time when labor, especially manual labor, is hard to come by for North Country employers, some are able to fill their needs with people from other countries on labor visas. For farms, that is the H-2A agricultural visa. At the Childstock Farm fields in Gabriels, H-2A ...

School supply donations may be dropped off at Edward Jones

SARANAC LAKE — Two Edward Jones financial advisors in this village are supporting a school supply donation campaign by using their branch offices as drop-off locations for a school supply drive. Local residents may help support this effort by bringing in items to the Edward Jones branch ...

Tupper Lake Art Show marks 46th year

TUPPER LAKE — Artists and art lovers turned out to the artists’ reception at the opening of the 46th annual Tupper Lake Art Show Wednesday night, chatting about the paintings, photos, sculptures or quilts they had on display, talking with other artists about their work and celebrating ...

Hearing set on short-term rental law

LAKE PLACID — A proposed law that would regulate short-term vacation rentals here is headed for a public hearing. The new law would require those who rent out their properties on sites such as Airbnb, VRBO and HomeAway to apply for and secure a permit, limit the number of visitors who ...

Hotel Saranac installs EV charging station

SARANAC LAKE — The Hotel Saranac wrapped up a four-year energy-saving project by installing electric vehicle charging station. The charging station, located in the hotel’s above-ground parking lot, is free to the public and can accommodate two electric vehicles of any make or ...

Tinman drew largest attendance in years

TUPPER LAKE — The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism released their annual survey results from the Tinman Triathlon, showing almost 200 more athletes participating this year than last — a 39% increase — but also showing a large increase in those who did not stay ...

Judge: Jreck will be sold

WATERTOWN — A federal judge on Friday ordered the sale of the assets of the Jreck Subs franchise, which has more than 30 eateries all over northern and central New York. The ordered sale comes in the wake of the September 2016 conviction of Jreck’s principal, Christopher M. Swartz, ...

$55.4M for rural NY broadband

A multi-million-dollar expenditure authorized by the federal government will help provide broadband internet to almost 2,500 unserved homes and businesses in three North Country counties, as well as thousands more across the state. The Federal Communications Commission granted two ...