Business

Restaurants at station corner ready for post-train era

LAKE PLACID - The salutations for the Adirondack Scenic Railroad's Timber Train departing this village Wednesday morning were quite different from the greetings it received in Saranac Lake.Leaving Lake Placid, one mother of children on board honked and waved as the train departed Station ...

APA, with new board, reviews Ray Brook gas station

RAY BROOK - The state Adirondack Park Agency will have its first regular meeting since three new commissioners and a new chairman were approved by the state Senate.Sherman Craig will sit in the chairman's seat, while John Ernst, Chad Dawson and Saranac Lake resident Barb Rice join him at the ...

Ryan Davis buys Borracho Taco

SARANAC LAKE - Ryan Davis is the new owner of Borracho Taco downtown, having bought the business Monday from Adam Harris.Davis attended Paul Smith's College and graduated with a hybrid degree in culinary arts and business. He met his fiancee while at college, and they both decided they loved ...

Waldo search in Lake Placid shops

LAKE PLACID - Where's Waldo? Somewhere in Lake Placid.The famous children's book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting 25 local businesses throughout the community this July. Find Waldo Local is a summer activity for residents and visitors, and a way to support local ...

Free canning workshop offered at Ward Lumber in Jay

JAY - Ward Lumber will host a free "Canning 101" workshop at its Jay store at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 26."Canning 101" will cover all aspects of learning how to can, the benefits of canning, the different ways to use different items and the health value that canning has.The presenter is Karen ...

Police investigate safe break-in at High Falls Gorge

Someone broke into the office at Wilmington's High Falls Gorge early Sunday morning, "mangled" open a 760-pound steel and concrete safe, and stole cash and papers inside, owner Kathryn Reiss said Wednesday.State police are investigating and asking people to help them track down the burglar.They ...

Saranac Lake doesn’t get $10 million for downtown

SARANAC LAKE - The village's downtown wasn't picked this week for a $10 million economic development prize.Instead, Gov. Andrew Cuomo traveled to Plattsburgh Wednesday to announce that city as the North Country's winner of his Downtown Revitalization Initiative. The funds will be used to build ...

Resort approved

SARANAC LAKE - West End Blend, a 10-piece pop, soul and hip-hop band, was well into its second set at the Waterhole's Party on the Patio around 10:20 p.m. Thursday as the village Planning Board cast a historic vote across the street at the Harrietstown Town Hall.The band's cover of Stevie ...

Farmers market returns to the Wild Center

TUPPER LAKE - If you took time to stop by one of the Adirondack Farmers' Market Cooperative's eight regional markets, you may notice the North Country produces some ingenuitive crafters. We took a tour of their Tupper Lake branch, held at the Wild Center every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to ...

Meet the new CEO

SARANAC LAKE - Adirondack Health's new president and CEO says she didn't come here by accident.Sylvia Getman touted her experience working in rural health care, her desire to live in a small town and her love of the outdoors during her first sit-down with the area's news media Wednesday at ...

Planned $5M facility is ‘as big as it gets’ for USA Luge

LAKE PLACID - USA Luge officials hope to complete an unprecedented renovation and expansion of their facilities here in fewer than two years. If they get their way, the facility will physically connect with the U.S. Olympic Training Center."It's creating a state of the art complex for USA ...

Hertz car rental back at airport

LAKE CLEAR - Hertz Rent-A-Car will once again serve customers of the Adirondack Regional Airport.The company has been recruited to provide services at the airport again, after a year's absence, by a coalition that includes the Harrietstown town board, airport officials, some of the area's ...

Plattsburgh wins $10M for downtown upgrades

PLATTSBURGH (AP) - Plattsburgh, Middletown and Geneva will each receive $10 million to rejuvenate their downtowns.The three localities were the first winners announced in the contest created by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to spur downtown redevelopment in communities around New York.The Democratic ...

Community Bank N.A. promotes Brenda Darrah to district manager

Community Bank N.A. has announced that Brenda Darrah has been promoted to district manager, overseeing seven branches in the Adirondack region.In her new role, Darrah will be responsible for the administration and operation of managing full-service branches within her district, including ...