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Harrietstown to renegotiate its broadband contract

SARANAC LAKE — The town of Harrietstown’s contract with Charter Communications is set to expire on Aug. 27, and the town will renegotiate a deal with the company. Charter Communications offers services under the brand name Spectrum. According to Harrietstown town Supervisor Michael ...

Great Escape seeing customer boom

QUEENSBURY — Great Escape’s expanded water park has drawn in record numbers of people this summer, forcing the company to park hundreds of cars in a series of meadows near its rides. That means traffic to Great Escape may have finally reached levels that require it to install a traffic ...

Moeller named Community Bank N.A. branch manager

TUPPER LAKE — Community Bank N.A. announced Monday that Mark Moeller has joined its team as branch manager in Tupper Lake. He brings to the position nearly 20 years of experience in the financial industry. In his new role, Moeller will lead the branch team and oversee daily operations, ...

Former restaurant gets facelift

SARANAC LAKE — Construction workers are replacing the face of a former restaurant on Broadway as they finish renovating the building. Three apartments upstairs have already been renovated, and now it’s time for the former Eat ‘n’ Meet and Foote Rest Cafe on the street level. Wood ...

Getting buzzed: Hex and Hop combines bees and beer in B’dale

BLOOMINGDALE — Hex and Hop was hopping this weekend as it held its “Grand Pouring” to celebrate the opening of Bloomingdale’s first brewery. Owners Ethan Mikesell and Nick Delaini have combined their skills of beer brewing and beekeeping, respectively, to open a brew house in the ...

Big Tupper developers have big debts

TUPPER LAKE — The developers behind the Adirondack Club and Resort and Big Tupper Ski Area projects have over $10 million in debts to Franklin County, golfer Greg Norman and two law firms. The county is preparing to foreclose on the key ACR properties unless developers can pull together the ...

Big Tupper in limbo, again

TUPPER LAKE — Mount Morris is an ever-present force here. The trails of the Big Tupper Ski Area on its north face are visible from most places in town, tracing veins down the mountain, veins that used to flow with skiers. It’s been four years since skiers and snowboarders have been ...

Chamber, college offer customer service training

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is collaborating with North Country Community College to offer customer service training for area businesses. With help from a Community College Workforce Development grant, the chamber is providing the low-cost training ...

Top 10 for Saranac Lake funding

SARANAC LAKE — Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday announced which proposals would be funded as part of Saranac Lake’s $9.7 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative award. State officials picked 10 projects from 19 submitted by the Local Planning Committee in March. They include the ...

Tupper hotel project outlined; Developers need to raise $150,000 in 45 days

TUPPER LAKE — The developers of the Tupper Lake Crossroads Hotel hosted a public meeting Tuesday to inform people of the progress of the long-discussed project and to ask for funding to meet a 45-day deadline. The proposed location for the hotel is on the corner of Park and Mill Streets ...

Saranac Lake gym expands as hair salon closes

SARANAC LAKE — The last hairs will be cut Thursday at Main Street Salon before the space is transformed into a lounge for the expanding fitness center upstairs. The downtown salon at 69 Main St. is closing, and its stylists are going to work for other local establishments. Owner Renee ...

NY leads nation in nonprofit jobs, wages

ALBANY (AP) — New York state leads the nation in nonprofit jobs and the wages they support. According to a report released Tuesday by Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, New York had more than 1.4 million nonprofit jobs paying more than $78 billion in 2017. Nonprofit organizations employ ...

Lt. gov. bringing DRI news

SARANAC LAKE — Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul will come here Thursday morning to make an announcement about the state Downtown Revitalization Initiative. Village Community Development Director Jamie Konkoski said she expects Hochul will say which projects made the final cut for DRI grants. That ...

Saranac Lake fuel firms combine

SARANAC LAKE — Hyde Fuel and Big D Fuel announced this week that they will combine. The two companies have long histories in the region, providing heating oil, propane and equipment services. “In managing Big D Fuel for 35 years, I have developed a great sense of appreciation and ...

Ubu tapped for award

LAKE PLACID — FX Matt Brewing was awarded a silver medal in the Strong/Imperial Ale category at the 2019 U.S. Open Beer Championship last week for Lake Placid Ubu Ale, a local beer that the company is contracted to mass-brew and bottle. Lake Placid Ubu Ale was chosen from more than 7,000 ...

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 ...