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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 ...

New co-working space pops up in Saranac Lake

SARANAC LAKE — Cheap office space, connections and resources for entrepreneurs are being offered by The Carry, a co-working space on 8 Academy St. In a small green building across from the Hotel Saranac lie the two rooms that will house a conference room and an office space. They will ...

Concierge service takes time to take off

TUPPER LAKE — A new cleaning service run by a local entrepreneur couple is offering a range of concierge amenities, but they are still waiting for large numbers of second-home owners to take them up on it. When ADK Concierge co-owners Mike Vaillancourt and Barbara Denis started the ...

Cornell Cooperative Extension has new director here

It took five months to find him and hire him, and now, Sean Connin is the new director of the Franklin and Essex chapters of Cornell Cooperative Extension. Connin started on June 1 but said he’s still excited two months later. He is not new to the area. He grew up in the Finger Lakes ...

Saranac Lake businesses happy to see rugby rush in

SARANAC LAKE — Today marks the beginning of crushing tackles, scoring tries and big numbers for restaurants, shops and hotels. The Can-Am Rugby Tournament will bring in folks from around North America, many either watching or actively participating on more than 100 teams. Saranac Lake ...

Library circulation drops as economy strengthens

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Free Library has seen a rise and fall in circulation the past 12 years, and this year might be the lowest in that time frame. Since 2007, the yearly circulation has fluctuated by a few thousand around 63,000, up until 2016 when it broke below 60,000 to ...