Business

Are There Too Many Unapproved Signs in Saranac Lake?

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Saranac Lake’s Sign Law could be getting some needed adjustments in the coming months.. That’s the result of a request by Village Trustee Allie Pelletere to look into how so many political signs can be placed for so long prior to an election.. “There are people who should be told politely to take them down unless…

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Trudeau Institute Appoints Robert Curtis Executive Chairman

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Trudeau Institute’s Board Chairwoman Patricia Y. Tsien has announced the appointment of Robert A. Curtis, Pharm.D., to the position of Executive Chairman of the Trudeau Institute. The position was created to complement that of Ronald H. Goldfarb, Ph.D., President, Director and Chief Executive Officer as the institute moves towards aligning more closely with Clarkson University…

K&J – The Public Discusses the Lake Flower Lodging Project

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Developers of the Lake Flower Lodging Project in Saranac Lake are asking the Village’s Planning Board for a favorable opinion to be sent to the Village Board as the community contemplates allowing for a new zoning district to be created in the form of a Planned Unit Development Designation or P U D D…    In…

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Ground Preparations Begin on Fairfield / Marriott Project

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The Ground work has been laid and activity is beginning on the construction site of the New Fairfield Inn by Marriott in Plattsburgh… Town Supervisor Bernie Bassett says the new facility will be good for the community.. and he says there were a few issues with the Fairfield Marriott plans.. but they were able to straighten…

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Gillibrand Introduces New Cyber-Security Laws

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A New Cyber Information Sharing Tax Credit Would Incentivize Critical Infrastructure Businesses to Join Information-Sharing Organizations to Strengthen Their Cyber Security On the tenth anniversary of the release of the 9/11 Report last week, the report’s authors outlined current threats to our national security in a document called “Reflections on the Tenth Anniversary of The 9/11 Commission Report.” The authors – members of the original 9/11 Commission – concluded that…

Investigating the “IRONMAN Experience

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As IRONMAN weekend approaches, we focus today on The Ironman Experience Committee.. under the umbrella of the Lake Placid Business Association, which has been working to enhance the event experience for attendees and locals by raising awareness of the benefits this event brings to the region. “The economic impact of this event does not end…

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New Funding for Boarder Law Enforcement

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Congressman Bill Owens announces new funding allocations for local law enforcement agencies through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Operation Stonegarden (OPSG) state and local preparedness grant program for Fiscal Year 2014. OPSG provides funding to support operational preparedness along the northern and southern U.S. borders and to improve coordination among Federal, state, territorial and local…

K&J – LeRoy’s Turns 50

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LeRoy Pickering started in business in 1964.. Next Friday, the first of August, LeRoys will be celebrating 50 years in business with a special party, prizes, and an open bar from 7 to 9 at the VFW in Tupper Lake.. We took an opportunity to speak with LeRoy and his partner Bucky Clark about the automotive…

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City Helps Catherine Gardens Move to Phase Two

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Catherine Gardens is getting a boost from the City of Plattsburgh.. Maria Alexander is the executive Director of the Senior Citizen’s Council.. “We’re in phase two of the project and we’re putting 12 more units on our property and thanks to the bridge loan from the city, we’ll be able to do it sooner rather…

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Schumer, Gillibrand Call to Reclassify Broadband as a Utility

Advocates And Businesses Join Lawmakers In Support Of Letter Sent To FCC’s Wheeler As the comment period comes to a close for the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) proposed rulemaking on its Open Internet order, Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, along with eleven Senate Democrats, are calling on the Commission to reclassify the transmission component…

“Financial Practices Need to Improve” at ORDA

STATE AUDIT FINDS ORDA NEEDS TO IMPROVE FINANCIAL PRACTICES” The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) relies on loans and outside contributions to cover cash shortages and in recent years has used a line of credit to cover its basic operating costs, including payroll, according to an audit released today by New York…

WLPW Transmitter Succumbs to Weather

For those of you used to hearing us on WLPW in Lake Placid – at 105.5 FM.. Our Transmitter over the weekend along with the station’s tower and it’s antenna experienced a fairly severe lightning strike and that.. followed by the immense rainfall caused several major components to fail, including, we think, the antenna itself,…

“Protect” Loses Article 78 / Tupper Transformation Begins

Tupper Lake – 07/03/14 – The Article 78 Lawsuit filed by the environmental group PROTECT the Adirondacks in association with the Sierra club and several seasonal camp owners in Tupper Lake has been rejected by the court in a 5 to nothing vote.. The lengthy battle the Adirondack Club and Resort Project has faced went…

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Owens applauds Ikea decision to raise employee wages

Company will use regional cost of living to determine new wage floor at each U.S. store WASHINGTON—Congressman Bill Owens responded today to an announcement that Ikea will raise the average hourly minimum wage of its workers to $10.76 an hour at its 38 U.S. stores. The new average minimum wage represents a 17 percent increase…

30th Four Diamond Award for Mirror Lake Inn

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At a presentation Thursday afternoon (June 19), AAA Northway President and CEO James Phelps presented Ed and Lisa Weibrecht, owners of Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa, with the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award for the 30th year in a row. The time-honored property dates back to the 1920s. It is the second longest running…

Tristan Glanville Accepts CFO Post at AMC

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Adirondack Health welcomes another experienced professional to serve as its new Chief Financial Officer. Tristan Glanville began work as a member of Adirondack Health’s executive leadership team recently, and has settled into the community. His most recent position was as Chief Financial Officer at Inter-Lakes Health in Ticonderoga. Tristan has 30 years of progressive leadership responsibility…

K&J – Enterprise Website Adds Digital Reproduction of Newsstand Paper

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Today if you’re a regular user of the Adirondack Daily Enterprise Online you’ll find something’s a little different.. Or actually, until you choose to read further into a story, it will look about the same but when you click to read more, the enterprise is now asking readers to sign up for a digital subscription…

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S.L. Chamber Recognizes Business, Volunteer & Citizen of the Year

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The Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce recognized their business of the year, Cape Air, citizen of the year, Melinda Little, and volunteer of the year, Cherrie Sayles. They were honored at the chamber’s 93rd annual dinner on Monday, June 9th. Dinner.  Business of the Year: Cape Air In the recent years Cape Air has made it…

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Local Development Corporation Writing New Main Street Grant

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If you own commercial rental property in the village you may have another way to market your space…  That’s because The Saranac Lake Local Development Corporation is reaching out to local residents with a survey which they hope to include in the mailing of the water bills before July 1st..  Village Trustee Paul VanCott is…

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Small Business Week

In recognition of National Small Business Week this week, Congressman Owens is highlighting the economic importance of small businesses and entrepreneurs. This year marks the 51st annual National Small Business Week honoring the vital role of small businesses and the passion of U.S. entrepreneurs. “Small businesses are critical for U.S. economic growth and job creation,…