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Hotel parking garage work continues

SARANAC LAKE - Work on the Hotel Saranac's parking garage has resumed after a couple weeks of inactivity at the site.Mark Armstrong, the on-site project manager for ROK Builders, said last week that site preparation work for the two-level parking garage came to a halt due to some design ...

Big Tupper organizers hope for snow

TUPPER LAKE - There is a chance Big Tupper Ski Area will open this winter if the Farmer's Almanac forecast holds true."If we get a ton of snow early December, we would work very hard at raising the capital needed to open," said Jim LaValley, chairman of the volunteer organization ARISE ...

Agency has no record of required referrals of abuse cases

ALBANY - New York's oversight agency for the disabled has no record of forwarding abuse or neglect reports to the state Medicaid inspector general, a legally required step that's a key part of cracking down on problem facilities.Such reports are vital to protecting the more than 120,000 ...

Champlain National Bank gifts $10K to Adirondack Health Foundation

In a show of support for one of the area's largest hospitals, Champlain National Bank has pledged $10,000 to the Adirondack Health Foundation's Future of Care campaign."Being the local bank in the Tri-Lakes, we feel it is important to support the healthcare system that takes care of our ...

Mirror Lake Inn GM to step down at year’s end

LAKE PLACID - The Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa in Lake Placid has announced that due to illness in his family, General Manager Carl Gronlund has decided to step down at year's end to spend time with his parents.The 27-year employee, who began with the Inn as its executive chef in 1989 before ...

Verzillo named senior vice president of retail banking and operations

Steven Cacchio, president and CEO of Champlain National Bank, recently announced that Lori Verzillo has been hired as the new senior vice president of retail banking and operations.Verzillo has 29 years of banking experience, most recently at NBT Bank where she was senior vice president and ...

Saranac Lake seeks grant to make trail connections

SARANAC LAKE - The village Board of Trustees on Tuesday approved submission of a grant application to the U.S. Department of Transportation to make bicycle and pedestrian improvements in the village, including connections to a proposed trail where a railroad is now.A map provided with the ...

New branding unveiled for Tupper Lake

TUPPER LAKE - A new logo of a hemlock cone is just a part of an overall "rebranding effort" underway in this community.A year in the making, the new branding, or a unique image and message meant to increase awareness, was created to increase tourism and economic development."It's really ...

APA to hear 3 options for Boreas Ponds

RAY BROOK - The state Adirondack Park Agency's State Land Committee will hear about 92 different classification issues this week, but the one people will pay most attention to is the more than 20,000-acre Boreas Ponds tract.The APA has scheduled eight public meetings in November and December ...

Big Tupper would need early snow to open

TUPPER LAKE - There is a chance Big Tupper Ski Area will open this winter if the Farmer's Almanac forecast holds true."If we get a ton of snow early December, we would work very hard at raising the capital needed to open," said Jim LaValley, chairman of the volunteer organization ARISE ...

APA to discuss Boreas at monthly meeting

RAY BROOK - The state Adirondack Park Agency will have its first discussion about classification of the Boreas Ponds tract of land at its regular monthly meeting this week.Thursday morning, the regulatory programs committee will hear about two projects, an extension of an emergency services ...

Digging into the railroad lawsuit

MALONE - A lawsuit filed against the state departments of Environmental Conservation and Transportation, along with the state Adirondack Park Agency, is still waiting to be heard.The lawsuit alleges that the APA, DOT and DEC failed to take into account historic preservation and economic figures ...

First Niagara banks become KeyBank on Tuesday

SARANAC LAKE - The two First Niagara Bank branches in the village closed for good on Friday and will reopen Tuesday as KeyBank locations.Cleveland-based KeyCorp completed its $4.1 billion acquisition of Buffalo-headquartered First Niagara Financial Group in July. As part of the deal, KeyCorp is ...

Rail Explorers to end local operations

SARANAC LAKE - Rail Explorers USA, which operates a rail bike operation between here, Lake Clear and Tupper Lake, announced Thursday it will cease operations in the Adirondacks at the end of this month."Unless the state wants to provide us with some incentive to stay, Rail Explorers is going to ...

Saranac Lake Resort responds to APA

SARANAC LAKE - Developers of the proposed Lake Flower Resort and Spa have made a few changes to their plan that could make it easier for them to get a shoreline variance from the state Adirondack Park Agency.They've also responded to questions and concerns the APA has raised about the project's ...

New Tupper hotel among priority projects

A new hotel in Tupper Lake, upgrades to Cascade Ski Center in Lake Placid, and a new art center at the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake are among the North Country's priority projects for state economic development funding this year.A trio of projects in Saranac Lake, including planned ...