Business

Chamber will host After Hours reception at Will Rogers

SARANAC LAKE - The Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce will host its next Business After Hours reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 30 on the new deck at Saranac Village at Will Rogers.Hosts for the reception are SLACC, Will Rogers and new chamber member, the Adirondack Foundation."Will ...

New York announces broadband expansion

POTSDAM - Gov. Andrew Cuomo came here Wednesday to announce a program to expand high-speed internet access to 134,000 homes and businesses in the North Country.The New NY Broadband Initiative will funnel $6.2 million in state grants to regional internet service providers, serving about 30,000 ...

Lawmakers slam Cuomo’s economic development plans

ALBANY - New York lawmakers sharply criticized Gov. Andrew Cuomo's signature jobs programs Wednesday following multiple reports showing lackluster results - prompting a defiant response from the Democrat's top economic development official.Lawmakers from both parties called for changes to ...

Saranac Lake’s big dig

SARANAC LAKE - The excavator's bucket lifted the massive slab of old concrete about 15 feet up in the air, then dropped it.It landed on another large piece of concrete with a loud thud and broke in two. The big machine then scooped up the smaller pieces and hauled them away.A few yards away, a ...

H’town wins appeal over flood repair

SARANAC LAKE - More than five years after the Saranac River surged over its banks and damaged a retaining wall behind the Harrietstown Town Hall, the town will get paid for the full amount of its replacement.The town recently won an appeal with the Federal Emergency Management Agency over the ...

Placid board wants to expand code enforcement

LAKE PLACID - Several members of this village's board expressed interest Monday in expanding enforcement of building codes throughout Lake Placid with the addition of a second "deputy" code enforcement officer.By the end of the meeting, village Mayor Craig Randall said the board planned to ...

Ad’k Health Foundation nears $12M goal

LAKE PLACID - The Adirondack Health Foundation is less than $3 million shy of the overall $12 million goal for its Future of Care campaign.Adirondack Health plans to build a modern surgical services department at its Saranac Lake hospital and a new Health and Medical Fitness building next to ...

New pest control service

LAKE PLACID - Adirondack Health will host a "Meet the CEO" event at 5:30 tonight at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts.The event is open to the community, and light refreshments will be served. It is an informal event to meet Sylvia Getman, Adirondack Health's new president and CEO.

Midnight mob appears for new Potter play

LAKE PLACID - It was like 2007 all over again as 129 people came to the Bookstore Plus at midnight Sunday to be the first to buy a new installment in the saga of wizard Harry Potter, a play called "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two."Some had dressed up as witches and wizards. ...

Midnight mob appears for new Potter play

LAKE PLACID - It was like 2007 all over again as 129 people came to the Bookstore Plus at midnight Sunday to be the first to buy a new installment in the saga of wizard Harry Potter, a play called "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two."Some had dressed up as witches and wizards. ...

Tupper Lake Planning Board OKs St. Joseph’s clinic, Connection Cafe

TUPPER LAKE - The Joint Planning Board gave two new businesses a green light to begin local operations during a special meeting Tuesday.Board members granted special use permits for a St. Joseph's Addiction Treatment and Recovery Centers clinic and the Connection Cafe a day after a public ...

LaLa’s opening Saturday in Tupper Lake

TUPPER LAKE - LaLa's Mexican restaurant will open its doors to customers at 4 p.m. Saturday.The brewpub at 12 Cliff Ave. is affiliated with Big Tupper Brewing and will be open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The full seven-barrel brewing system on the site won't fully open until this ...

Former Dew Drop Inn to change name

SARANAC LAKE - The former Dew Drop Inn will have a new name, and its iconic neon sign will no longer hang over Broadway when it reopens as a new restaurant and bar.Calli Shelton and Randy Coles will call their business 27 Broadway, the address of the downtown building the Houston, Texas, couple ...

Space museum planned in Tupper

TUPPER LAKE - Adirondack Public Observatory officials are developing an astro-science museum near their current facility on Big Wolf Road.In 2015, APO received $70,000 in Smart Growth Grant funding from the Environmental Protection Fund to help create architectural design and fundraising ...

State grants help boost Tupper Lake businesses

TUPPER LAKE - Small businesses here are getting a $200,000 boost from two state grant programs.Town board members discussed the progress of a Smart Growth grant and Community Development Block Grant awarded to the town during a meeting Monday.The CDBG is a microenterprise program that awarded ...

Police: Sunmount resident stabs staffer in eye

TUPPER LAKE - A Sunmount staffer was hospitalized after a resident of a state group home she worked in allegedly stabbed her in the eye with a fork Monday.State police charged John Harvey, 37, with second-degree assault and fourth-degree possession of a weapon after he allegedly assaulted ...

Midnight release party reappears for Potter play

An eighth Harry Potter book will go on sale Sunday - a play this time instead of a novel - and the Bookstore Plus in Lake Placid will once again host a midnight release party.Unlike side volumes in the Harry Potter universe that have been published in the nine years since "Harry Potter and the ...

Assistance for seniors to get produce from farmers markets

SARANAC LAKE - Adirondack Health is partnering with Franklin County Office for the Aging to provide seniors with coupons for fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmers markets.The coupons are available through a program sponsored by New York state, and provides eligible seniors with a ...

Program offers low-income seniors free food at farm stands

ALBANY (AP) - Low-income New Yorkers age 60 and older can get free produce at local farm stands and farmers markets under a new policy of the state Department of Agriculture and Markets.The agency says $2 million in Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program checks are now available for eligible ...