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$750,000 in grants to North Country communities

On Wednesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced $750,000 in economic development grants to communities in the central Adirondacks region. The funding is intended to help communities capitalize on the economic and recreational opportunities in the recently protected Boreas Ponds tract and ...

May 1 deadline doesn’t worry Hotel Saranac developers

SARANAC LAKE — A fast-approaching May 1 deadline to get the Hotel Saranac reopened looks like it will come and go, but it doesn’t seem to be causing any panic for the company behind the $35 million renovation of the Main Street landmark. New Hampshire-based Roedel Companies announced ...

N.Y. to make state college tuition free for middle class

ALBANY — New York will be the first state to make tuition at public colleges and universities free for middle-class students under a state budget approved by lawmakers Sunday. The plan crafted by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo will apply to any New York student whose family has an annual ...

Enterprise wins 11 awards in NYPA contest

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Adirondack Daily Enterprise won 11 awards, including three first-place plaques, in the New York Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest for 2016. The honors were announced at NYPA’s annual conference Spring Conference and Trade Show Friday and Saturday at ...

Lake Placid News luge campaign wins Community Leadership award

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid News took home three awards this past weekend from the New York Press Association’s 2016 Better Newspaper Contest at the organization’s annual conference in Saratoga Springs, including first place for the Sharon R. Fulmer Award for Community ...

Enterprise wins 11 awards in NYPA contest

SARATOGA SPRINGS -- The Adirondack Daily Enterprise won 11 awards, including three first-place plaques, in the New York Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest for 2016. The honors were announced at NYPA’s annual conference Spring Conference and Trade Show Friday and Saturday at ...

Lake Placid News luge campaign wins Community Leadership award

LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid News took home three awards this past weekend from the New York Press Association's 2016 Better Newspaper Contest at the organization's annual conference in Saratoga Springs, including first place for the Sharon R. Fulmer Award for Community Leadership. ...

Saranac Lake RadioShack will close after all

SARANAC LAKE — Another local retail store is closing its doors, even after it said last month it would remain open. RadioShack, located in the Saranac Lake Shopping Center plaza on Lake Flower Avenue, will shut down by the end of the month, store Manager Nora Donnelly confirmed ...

Capital project fuels proposed tax levy hike for Saranac Lake school district

SARANAC LAKE — Fueled in part by spending associated with a voter-approved capital project, the proposed tax levy increase for Saranac Lake Central School District residents is bigger than in recent years, but it’s still within the state’s property tax cap. The levy would rise 3.21 ...

Saranac Lake Family Dollar store to close

SARANAC LAKE — The Family Dollar store on upper Broadway is closing its doors, but its parent company is trying to sell the chain to another discount retailer. On Thursday, village Mayor Clyde Rabideau posted on Facebook a March 30 letter he received from Dollar Express, which acquired ...

Planning board approves ACR subdivision map

TUPPER LAKE — The Joint Planning Board approved a final “plat,” or map, of Section 1 of the Adirondack Club and Resort project at a special meeting Wednesday night. A plat is a to-scale map outlining the boundaries of saleable lots within a subdivision — in this case Section 1 of ...

Possible deal on state budget emerges

ALBANY — The speaker of the New York state Assembly floated a deal Thursday that he said could end the ongoing state budget stalemate, though it remains to be seen whether it will be accepted by the Senate. Bronx Democrat Carl Heastie said the potential compromise involves a deal on ...

Lake Placid may repeal income-based housing provision

LAKE PLACID — This village’s board and the North Elba Town Council will meet to discuss potentially repealing the village and town’s income-based housing provision. The proposal is one of several amendments to local laws that the village board and town council discussed at their ...

Projects get green light under budget extender

Though North Country lawmakers have been frustrated with a 2017-18 state budget process that was nearly a week late and not finished as of this morning, several major Adirondack projects have been officially given the green light thanks to the passage of a $40 billion budget extender. The ...

New York state budget talks collapse Wednesday

ALBANY — New York state budget talks collapsed Wednesday night after members of the Senate left the Capitol, with lawmakers from both parties blaming Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo for scuttling negotiations over the spending plan, now several days late. Members of the Senate and Assembly ...

Hyde to add second car wash

SARANAC LAKE — Hyde Fuel plans to add another car wash to its Nice ’N’ Easy gas station and convenience store on Lake Flower Avenue. The project was conditionally approved Tuesday by the village Development Board. It involves construction of a second bay onto the back of the existing ...

Board OKs St. Joe’s clinic site

SARANAC LAKE — St. Joseph’s Addiction Treatment and Recovery Centers expects to open its outpatient clinic in a new site on Broadway sometime next month. The village Development Board voted 4-0 Tuesday to approve a site plan application for the project, allowing St. Joseph’s to move ...

New York lawmakers poised to pass budget

ALBANY — Upstate Uber, increased tuition assistance and more money for schools are just a few of the items in the new state budget poised for passage in the New York Legislature. The state Senate began debate over the $152 billion spending plan late Tuesday night after lawmakers and ...

Lake Placid school board sends $18.7M budget to voters

LAKE PLACID — A day after the state government finalized a two-month extension of this year’s budget, the Lake Placid school board agreed to offer voters a $18,723,883 budget for 2017-18. That’s a spending increase of 1.86 percent over this year, with a tax levy increase of 1.58 ...