Business

Gunther, Lawyer join Adirondack Premier Properties as new agents

LAKE PLACID - Adirondack Premier Properties announces the addition of two new agents to its office.Broker/Owner Margie Philo welcomed Jodi Gunther and Lisa Lawyer as New York State Real Estate Agents at Adirondack Premier Properties.Philo also congratulated Susan Bentz on her new position as ...

New campground planned near Sevey Corners

A proposed 200-site campground near the intersection of state Routes 3 and 56 is moving to state review after passing the St. Lawrence County legislature.Salvatore DiCiaccio, president of a Rochester investment firm, is the developer behind the project. He says the campground is the next step ...

Lake Flower Resort has 2 owners, not 3

SARANAC LAKE - After naming the owners of the Lake Flower Resort and Spa Friday evening, a lawyer for them cleared some things up Saturday morning."Jacob Wright is not an investor in the project," Matt Norfolk of Lake Placid wrote in an email. "He is just the manager that works for the project ...

More details emerge about Lake Flower Resort

SARANAC LAKE - After naming the owners of the Lake Flower Resort and Spa Friday evening, a lawyer for them cleared some things up Saturday morning."Jacob Wright is not an investor in the project," Matt Norfolk of Lake Placid wrote in an email. "He is just the manager that works for the project ...

Lake Flower Resort owners unveil themselves

SARANAC LAKE - After more than seven months of anonymity, three men trying to build a large, controversial hotel on Lake Flower revealed their identities Friday evening.Leland C. "Lee" Pillsbury and Mark Pacala own the project, according to a press release emailed by their lawyer. (Editor's ...

LP restaurants eager for Cuomo to sign Sunday Brunch Bill

LAKE PLACID - The Breakfast Club, Etc. owners Susan Berkowitz and Heather LePere are counting down the days and refreshing their inboxes, eagerly awaiting the moment Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs what's come to be known as "The Brunch Bill" - the new law that lets restaurants serve alcohol at 10 a.m. ...

Linking with Hilton

SARANAC LAKE - The Hotel Saranac is linking up with Hilton Worldwide, joining a gigantic international network without having to give up its own brand.Fred Roedel III, whose family business owns the six-story hotel under renovation in the heart of downtown, seemed to be bursting with pride on ...

Rail Explorers plan new route, and exit strategy

LAKE CLEAR - By announcing plans to open a new route from Lake Clear to Tupper Lake, Rail Explorers displayed faith in a lawsuit to preserve the railroad running from Tupper Lake to Lake Placid.This announcement came during an Adirondack lake region expo about tourism in the Paul Smiths, St. ...

Tupper ready to extend water to resort

TUPPER LAKE - The village and town of Tupper Lake, with help from the Development Authority for the North Country, recently applied for more grant money to extend water infrastructure to support the Adirondack Club and Resort property development.The most recent grant application, directed at ...

Lake Flower Resort owners unveil themselves

SARANAC LAKE - After more than seven months of anonymity, three men trying to build a large, controversial hotel on Lake Flower revealed their identities Friday evening.Leland C. "Lee" Pillsbury, Mark Pacala and Managing Partner Jacob Wright own the project, according to a press release emailed ...

This winter was worst on record for Whiteface

LAKE PLACID - The winter that wasn't wreaked havoc on the state Olympic Regional Development Authority's revenues. Even a great summer last year wasn't enough to lift Whiteface Mountain Ski Center's yearly financials.After last summer was its greatest to date, Whiteface Mountain's winter season ...

Park St. roadwork will shift to grading, drainage

TUPPER LAKE - This week's work on Park Street will concentrate on grading and installation for drainage and curbing in the state's Department of Transportation's reconstruction of this part of Route 3.This news came as part of a progress update from Tom Maroun, the engineer leading the ...

Rail bikes en route to Tupper

LAKE CLEAR - Rail Explorers announced it will extend its rail bike rides from Lake Clear to Tupper Lake, among other regional tourism initiatives shared during an expo at the Lake Clear Lodge Tuesday.The new route would stretch 18 miles through the scenic Adirondack lake country and take ...

Mayor, lawyer: Lot isn’t tied to resort

SARANAC LAKE - It makes no difference whether a resort hotel planned for Lake Flower uses a River Street lot for overflow parking, the village board and a lawyer for the developers said Monday.The piece of property at 203 River St. is part of a Planned Unit Development District the village ...

Quick recovery from flash flood

SARANAC LAKE - On Tuesday evening, the Hotel Saranac's former parking lot looked like a gigantic muddy swimming pool and Academy Street resembled a river, but traces of the flash flooding were gone by midday Wednesday.Crews had dug out the hotel lot, and water no longer filled the hole at ...

Observatory removes sign due to scenic byway rules

TUPPER LAKE - The Adirondack Public Observatory has removed signage on state Route 3 to avoid fines issued by the state Department of Transportation.The sign for the astronomy facility on Big Wolf Road violated the Olympic Scenic Byway Corridor Management Plan, prepared by the Adirondack North ...

New bike event lets people tour local farms

Imagine biking from farm to farm, getting samples of food raised right there where you stop to take a break, cows lingering in the pasture as you glide by on your bike.That is the idea of a new event designed to let individuals and families ride their bikes on loops that will visit a handful of ...

Record maple syrup numbers

ALBANY (AP) - New York reports its maple syrup production has increased 18 percent this year, breaking last year's record by more than 100,000 gallons.Agriculture officials say the state's maple farmers have produced more than 700,000 gallons of syrup in 2016. They attribute the increase to ...

Saranac Lake native welcomed to Adirondack Health staff

SARANAC LAKE - Adirondack Health has welcomed a new member to its Associate Medical Staff, a Saranac Lake native who returned to provide primary care in the region she calls home.Kristeen Colby, a certified physician assistant, is caring for patients at Adirondack Health's community health ...

Park Street business pulse slows for construction

TUPPER LAKE - It's been a bittersweet start to summer for businesses on Park Street.The state Department of Transportation's reconstruction of Routes 3 and 30 will upgrade walkways and make the village's major business district more attractive. These perks, however, come at the cost of ...