Business

Tax auction scheduled

MALONE - The Franklin County legislature has set the date for an auction of tax-delinquent properties it has acquired.The auction is scheduled for 9 a.m. Oct. 5 in the Adirondack Room of Mo's Pub and Grill, 3357 state Route 11 in Malone.NYS Auctions, formerly Haroff Auction and Realty and ...

State: Placid must fix water backflow violation

LAKE PLACID - This village's water system was found to be operating properly by the state Department of Health last month, but the DOH said violations remain with programs in place to prevent anything other than potable water from mixing with what people drink.In its Aug. 2 annual inspection, ...

Grants available for Tupper Lake microenterprises

TUPPER LAKE - Microenterprises - businesses with five or fewer employees, including the owner - located in the Town of Tupper Lake are invited to apply for up to $35,000 in grant funds to start or to jumpstart their business.The town recently received notice that it has received a $200,000 ...

Shapiro ousted from chamber board

SARANAC LAKE - A village trustee and local bike company owner says he was ousted from the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce's board of directors because he reported alleged safety violations by Rail Explorers.New chamber President Bob Bayruns didn't deny that's why Rich Shapiro, the ...

Bayruns appointed new president of chamber

SARANAC LAKE - The Saranac Lake Area Chamber Of Commerce announced Wednesday the appointment of Bob Bayruns as its new board of directors president.Bayruns is a retired U.S. Air Force master sergeant and current store manager at Coakley High Peaks Ace Hardware.This is Bob's first time as ...

Schumer: More than 4,000 cellphone dead zones upstate

ALBANY (AP) - Sen. Charles Schumer says a survey by his office has identified more than 4,000 cellphone dead zones in upstate New York.The Democrat said Wednesday that the number shows the need for cellphone service providers to upgrade their network reliability and speed. He says dead zones ...

New law allows Sunday morning drink sales in N.Y.

ALBANY (AP) - You'll now be able to order a Sunday mimosa, bloody mary or pint of beer two hours earlier in New York state.Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday signed legislation allowing bars and restaurants to begin serving alcohol at 10 a.m. on Sunday. The previous time had been noon. ...

Receiver reaches $13.3 million settlement with Citibank

MONTPELIER, Vt. - A receiver overseeing two ski resorts at the center of a fraud investigation says a $13.3 million settlement with Citibank will subsidize operations at one of the resorts and a newly opened hotel at the other and pay contractors and vendors.A federal judge in Florida must ...

Thew Associates opens Tupper Lake office

TUPPER LAKE - Thew Associates PE-LS, PLLC, a land surveying firm headquartered in Canton, announced this week a new office location in Tupper Lake to accommodate the growing need for professional land surveying services in the area.The addition of a Tupper Lake office will allow Thew Associates ...

Blue Line Gin earns Double Gold medal at Watkins Glen tasting

LAKE PLACID - Blue Line Gin earned a Double Gold medal at the August 10th New York State Wine and Grape Foundation annual tasting event in Watkins Glen.The 31st New York State Wine & Food Classic featured over 900 entries from across New York state."A Double Gold medal awards denotes ...

Placid taxpayers may be asked for $21M in school renovations

LAKE PLACID - A long list of renovations and reconstruction of Lake Placid Central School District buildings were presented to the Board of Education Tuesday night and may go to voters, with a preliminary total cost running upward of $21 million.John Jojo of Mosaic Associates and Scott Swenson ...

Saranac Lake armory to close

SARANAC LAKE - The New York Army National Guard is pulling its troops out of the state armory on Route 3.The facility is being vacated and will close at the end of the month, Col. Richard Goldenberg, spokesman for the state Division of Military and Naval Affairs, said in an interview ...

DEC forms rail trail stakeholder group

RAY BROOK - In the face of a lawsuit, the state Department of Environmental Conservation has formed a stakeholder group to determine the design and use of a 34-mile section of railroad that will be turned into a recreational trail.In a press release Tuesday, the DEC said rail removal and ...

Start-up pulls out of START-UP NY

Adirondack Operations, a business consulting firm near Watertown, was a staunch supporter of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's highly touted START-UP NY program.At the state fair last summer, employees from the small company staffed a START-UP NY booth and helped tout the state's plan to create jobs through ...

Bayruns appointed as new chamber president

SARANAC LAKE - The Saranac Lake Area Chamber Of Commerce announced today the appointment of Bob Bayruns as its new board of directors president.Bayruns is a retired U.S. Air Force master sergeant and current store manager at Coakley High Peaks Ace Hardware.This is Bob's first time as ...

Craft brewer ages stout in nuclear missile silo

LAKE PLACID (AP) - A craft brewery in New York's Adirondack Park has a novel gimmick to distinguish its new stout: It's aged in a decommissioned Cold War missile silo.Big Slide Brewery in Lake Placid featured the Russian Imperial stout at its grand opening party in August. Named "To Russia, ...

State wants more locally grown food in school lunches

ALBANY (AP) - New York state is looking to put locally grown foods on the menu in school cafeterias.Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration announced Thursday that the state plans to award $500,000 in grants to help schools increase the amount and variety of locally grown fruits, ...

County OKs NCCC upgrades

MALONE - North Country Community College plans to use chargeback revenue and state funds to pay for $429,000 in critical maintenance and infrastructure work on its Saranac Lake campus.Franklin County legislators signed off on the plan at their meeting Thursday in Malone, approving a resolution ...

Tent company seeks new site in Saranac Lake

SARANAC LAKE - An Ireland-based tent company won't locate at Lake Flower Landing, but it still plans to make the village its North American headquarters.Crua Outdoors had planned to set up a distribution center and small retail store at a former taxidermy shop on Lake Flower Avenue that's ...