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Rail suit hearing postponed

MALONE -A hearing on the lawsuit filed by the Adirondack Rail Preservation Society against the state Adirondack Park Agency and departments of Environmental Conservation and Transportation has been postponed from Wednesday until Nov. 2 at 10:30 a.m. The hearing will be held at the county court ...

Ownership question delays railroad suit

SARANAC LAKE - The state Department of Transportation may not have proper ownership of at least one parcel of the Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor in this village, and that discovery is delaying a lawsuit about converting the tracks to a trail.In a letter to the court, Assistant Attorney ...

Charter flights open at Lake Clear airport

LAKE CLEAR - The Adirondack Regional Airport has a new charter flight service, based at a new 6,400-square-foot hangar owned by the town of Harrietstown.A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Tuesday for Go Aviation Inc., which is leasing the hangar from the town. The company was recently certified ...

Youth center director plans to step down

SARANAC LAKE - Diane Roberts is stepping down after six years as director of the Saranac Lake Youth Center.Roberts said she and her husband need to spend more time caring for their elderly parents in Florida, "so family comes first.""They're just all alone, and they need us," she said. "We'll ...

Cameras will be installed at Tupper Lake fire station

TUPPER LAKE - The village will install security cameras in the fire station, a move prompted by an alleged report of vandalism to a firetruck by a fire department member. Whether or not the act occurred is now in question.Immediately following the Sept. 21 village board meeting, members ...

Mount Pisgah planning workshop Thursday night

(Editor's note: An earlier version of this article incorrectly said the meeting is tonight; it is Thursday.)-SARANAC LAKE - The village of Saranac Lake Parks and Trails Advisory Board and Community Development Department have announced the ninth public input meeting for creating vision plans ...

McKenna: Saranac Lake needs one brand

SARANAC LAKE - The Adirondacks' Coolest Place. The Capital of the Adirondacks. The All-America City. The Little City in the Adirondacks.This village has had its share of marketing slogans and catchphrases over the years, and now it needs to get behind a single brand.That's what Regional Office ...

Free coffee Thursday at Stewart’s Shops

On Thursday, customers can enjoy free hot or iced coffee from noon to close at Stewart's Shops.This includes any size coffee in any flavor, including French vanilla, hazelnut, richer roast, and their seasonal pumpkin coffee.

Funiciello picks up big labor endorsement

The Green Party candidate to represent the North Country in U.S. congress, Matt Funiciello, scored a big victory Monday, securing the endorsement of SEIU Local 200, an Upstate New York service employees union that serves more than 15,000 public and private sector workers in the ...

Permit pitch finalized for Placid rental regulation

LAKE PLACID - With the continuing boom of vacation rentals in and around this village, the Lake Placid-North Elba Community Development Commission has completed its final proposal to regulate them via a permit system.The CDC's Rental Permit Study Group, made up of representatives from the town ...

Catching up with Aaron Woolf

ELIZABETHTOWN - There are three political campaign signs fixed to the front lawn of the Deer's Head Inn in the heart of this hamlet. But not one is for any of the three primary candidates seeking the U.S. Congressional seat Democrat Aaron Woolf fell short of capturing two years ago.Woolf is the ...

Falling into tourism

LAKE PLACID - Someone in Albany forgot to tell Mother Nature that peak foliage season only happens on the weekends.Although Mother Nature may have other plans for the Adirondack Park - such as orchestrating the color change of deciduous tree leaves to peak during the middle of the week sometime ...

New York fall tourism campaign dates to 1940s

LAKE PLACID - Asked how long New York has been issuing its Fall Foliage Report, Eric Scheffel, the Empire State Development employee who administers the weekly report for the I Love NY campaign, guessed "36 or 37 years," which would make it around the time of the 1980 Olympic Winter Games in ...

Dana promoted to police sergeant

TUPPER LAKE - A police patrolman was promoted to the rank of sergeant Wednesday evening.Matthew Dana, 26, joined the force in 2012 as a part-time officer. His new position, which is provisional, was approved by the village Board of Trustees at its Wednesday meeting. The promotion will become ...

Combine Planning Board, ZBA?

SARANAC LAKE - The village Zoning Board of Appeals and Planning Board would be combined into a single "Development Board" under a draft village land-use code that's been released for public review.The new unified development code would also expand the downtown, Glenwood and Lake Street zoning ...

Hotel Saranac names Bordonaro as sales director

SARANAC LAKE -?Roedel Companies has announced Carolyn Bordonaro as director of sales for the Hotel Saranac.In a press release, Roedel Companies said Bordonaro has "extensive experience" in the hospitality industry, including the Adirondacks. Her most recent position was director of sales for ...

Public meeting Tuesday to talk about Pendragon’s proposed new theatre

SARANAC LAKE - Pendragon Theatre will host a public information session titled "The Once and Future Pendragon" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27 at the theatre, 15 Brandy Brook Ave.The current theatre building and plans for a possible new facility downtown will be presented.Members of Pendragon''s ...

Ridership grows

TUPPER LAKE - Although the train tracks between here and Lake Placid are set to be removed, local rail bike company Rail Explorers expanded its Adirondack operation this summer by adding an 18-mile ride from Lake Clear to Tupper Lake.The six-hour journey winds through lake country, with riders ...

Woman convicted of Sunmount cover-up

TUPPER LAKE - Jessica Rice of Tupper Lake was found guilty this week of attempting to cover up abuse of a Sunmount resident.She was one of five employees arrested on 28 charges for allegedly assaulting a resident of the developmental disabilities center in 2013 and then covering it up.Rice, 29, ...