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Bringing a little more Europe to Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — Imagine you’re in Europe, in a country where American staples like hamburgers are hard to come by. “You’re fine for some time,” said Bogdan Polak, owner of Lake Placid’s Redneck Bistro, who runs their businesses with his wife, Anna. “Then you crave.” In ...

Lake Placid expects uptick in tourism for winter break

LAKE PLACID — The outdoors winter recreation industry is gearing up for a busy Presidents Day weekend and week following, amid a year which has seen record numbers of people recreating in the High Peaks during the COVID-19 pandemic. They are preparing for safety on the trail and regarding ...

WE ARE LAKE PLACID: Dani Delaini, Center for Businesses in Transition

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid News Editor Andy Flynn interviewed Dani Delaini, of the Adirondack North Country Association, who coordinates the Center for Businesses in Transition, helping entrepreneurs buy small businesses where the owners are planning to retire. Delaini spoke about the free ...

Surviving the silver tsunami … in small business

SARANAC LAKE — As part of the Baby Boomer aging phenomenon dubbed the “silver tsunami,” thousands of small business owners are ready to retire in the North Country. Regional planners say that could have a devastating effect on the economy. If only someone could match entrepreneurs ...

NY allows stadiums to reopen with restrictions

ALBANY — Large sports arenas and stadiums in New York can soon reopen at 10% of their normal capacity under a plan announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday, Feb. 10. Cuomo said major stadiums and arenas with a capacity of 10,000 people or more can reopen with limited spectators starting ...

Price Chopper, Tops merging

It is unclear how a planned merger between Price Chopper/Market 32 and Tops Markets will affect stores in the North Country region. The companies announced Monday, Feb. 8 that their approximately 300 combined store locations — 135 under the Price Chopper, Market 32 and Market Bistro ...

Price Chopper, Tops merging; effects on local stores unclear

LAKE PLACID — It is unclear how the planned merger between Price Chopper/Market 32 and Tops Markets will affect stores in the region. The companies made the announcement Monday. Tops operates stores in Saranac Lake and AuSable Forks, and Price Chopper operates one in Lake Placid. Asked ...

A new chapter in Adirondack book publishing

LAKE PLACID — It took 56 years for North Country Books to tell its story. Now owner Rob Igoe Jr. is writing its afterword as the business slowly closes. Blame COVID. Blame the internet. They’re both big reasons why North Country Books — a wholesaler, distributor and publisher of ...

Stroll into town this weekend for the holidays

LAKE PLACID — Organizers of the annual Holiday Village Stroll are working hard to make sure residents and visitors don’t have a blue Christmas this year. They haven’t canceled the 11th annual event, but it will be scaled back. The Holiday Village Stroll this weekend — Dec. 11 to 13 ...

County: Tourism has spread virus to region

LAKE PLACID — Tourists traveling to Lake Placid have contributed to the number of COVID-19 cases here, Essex County’s public health director confirmed Tuesday, Dec. 8. Meanwhile, the Lake Placid Central School District switched back to remote learning temporarily due to COVID cases, and ...

Cuomo: If hospitals are overwhelmed, regions will shut down

The state announced new metrics on Monday that could trigger another partial economic shutdown. The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 is expected to rise across the state in the coming weeks as an anticipated post-Thanksgiving wave gives way to another wave of new infections ...

Sanatorium stables are new Hex and Hop brewing location

SARANAC LAKE — The long-vacant horse stables on the Trudeau Sanatorium property are finding new use, as a secondary brewing location for Hex and Hop Brewing in Bloomingdale, filling another building on the historic property with a new business. Ethan Mikesell, owner of Hex and Hop, said ...

Origin Coffee opening Lake Placid location in December

LAKE PLACID — Saranac Lake’s Origin Coffee is poised to launch a second location in Lake Placid. The new coffee shop will replace Bliss & Vinegar on Main Street, across from the Olympic Speedskating Oval. The shop is expected to open in mid-December. Jennifer Jubin, the owner of ...

Negative tests coming in as COVID-19 hits News, Enterprise office

SARANAC LAKE — An Adirondack Daily Enterprise reporter who interviewed voters on Election Day has tested positive for COVID-19, and much of the newspaper’s staff has been placed on quarantine until Nov. 17. Six other staff members who work at the Enterprise and Lake Placid News office in ...

Joint Review Board OKs Hotel North Woods renovation

LAKE PLACID — A public hearing on a slate of exterior renovations to the Hotel North Woods drew just one comment Wednesday, Nov. 4. The comment, before the Lake Placid-North Elba Joint Review Board, came from longtime Lake Placid resident John Huttlinger, who took issue with a part of the ...

COVID hits Lake Placid News, Enterprise office

SARANAC LAKE — An Adirondack Daily Enterprise reporter who interviewed voters on Election Day has tested positive for COVID-19, and much of the newspaper’s staff has been placed on quarantine until Nov. 17. At least six other staff members who work at the Enterprise and Lake Placid News ...

Life in quarantine

LAKE PLACID — Tim Chien had done everything right. The local licensed massage therapist screened all of his clients for risk factors, ensured that his practice either followed or exceeded the state’s public health guidelines, washed his hands frequently and he wore ample personal ...

Public hearing held for Hotel North Woods renovations

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid-North Elba Joint Review Board was set to hear public comments the evening of Wednesday, Nov. 4 on an exterior renovation of the historic Hotel North Woods. The 1920s-era hotel is undergoing renovations intended to bring back its original look, when it was ...