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Business

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 ...