Tupper Lake Intros Biz Videos

Tupper Lake is announcing two new videos meant to encourage businesses to set up shop in Tupper Lake. One of the videos highlights local business owners and their quality of life while running a business in the Adirondacks, while the second video shows many of the same owners describing what a pleasant place Tupper Lake is to do business.
The videos were produced by Paul Frederick Productions and ROOST under a grant from the New York Department of State and are the first in a series of 10 videos, two of which were to focus on economic development.

Ice Palace Construction Starts In Saranac Lake Monday

Construction of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Ice Palace is scheduled to begin on January 20. Construction involves harvesting ice from Lake Flower, transporting it to the shore and assembling it according to a blueprint. Construction on the palace will likely continue until the start of the carnival on January 31. The Ice Palace is built by volunteers, organized by a group informally known as the Ice Palace Workers 101 (IPW 101). The public is welcome to volunteer and roles are assigned based on comfort level, skill and ability.

Trudeau Releases Button Design For The 2020 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival

Doonesbury” cartoonist Garry Trudeau has released his button design for the 2020 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. Using the Winter Carnival’s designated theme “Myths and Legends,” Trudeau’s illustration shows “Doonesbury” character Zonker as a knight riding a winged Unicorn and gazing at a sword. Trudeau, who was raised in Saranac Lake, has created the Winter Carnival button design since 1981 to benefit the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. The button costs $5 and is available at many merchants in Saranac Lake.

Stefanik Announces HUD Funding To Combat Homelessness

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has announced Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding totaling $2,473,080 to be awarded to various projects to combat homelessness across Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis, Saratoga, and Warren counties. Some of these projects include homeless veterans housing, domestic violence crisis services, and community housing centers. HUD’s Continuum of Care grants provide critically needed support to local programs, serving individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

January 22nd Is Release Date For Housing Needs Assessment Results

The Town of North Elba and Village of Lake Placid are set to unveil the results of a Joint Community Housing Needs Assessment. A public presentation of the findings will be held on Wednesday January 22nd at 6 p.m. in the Lake Placid High School Auditorium. The study includes information regarding identified critical community housing issues, the estimated additional housing needed in the community, and recommendations for addressing those issues and needs. A Community Open House was held in November and an online survey was distributed in December to collect public input for the assessment. Those results will also be presented.

ROOST Honoring Sen. Betty Little

The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) announces that long-serving state Senator Betty Little will be honored and celebrated at the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism’s Annual Meeting and Winter Social on Thursday, January 23.
Senator Little will be recognized for all her work in championing the North County during her 25-year tenure in the New York state legislature, which includes serving in both the Assembly and Senate. It happens at the Hotel Saranac, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 23.

Revamp Being Considered For Saranac Lake Intersection

The intersection at River Street, Lake Flower Avenue and Brandy Brook Avenue could have a new look down the road. Work being talked about there includes new crosswalks, signage, bike lanes and maybe a traffic circle. The Saranac Lake Development Board was presented with a traffic study and blueprints by a consulting firm this week for consideration moving forward.

Parking Study For Lake Placid

A parking study is reportedly in the works for Lake Placid. According to the Adirondack Daily Journal, Mayor Craig Randall says members of the Main Street task force, are being asked to provide input on the village’s projected $8 million streetscape and infrastructure overhaul to determine how much downtown parking is needed and what can be reasonbly developed.

Wild Center Marks Ice Shanty Season

January 11th in Tupper Lake, you can help celebrate the inaugural ice shanty season with all day ice fishing, including outdoor and indoor activities for the whole family at the Wild Center at 45 Museum Drive. Participants will learn more about the fish that live beneath the ice and how this traditional winter pastime is part of Adirondack culture. Make sure to dress for winter weather.

Stefanik Cosponsoring The Veteran Suicide Prevention Act

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik is cosponsoring the Veteran Suicide Prevention Act. In September 2019, the VA released an alarming report showing that at least 60,000 veterans died by suicide between 2008 and 2017. On average, that is nearly 20 veterans per day who took their own life. This legislation, led by Congressman Pete King (D-NY), directs the VA to compile a publicly available review of suicides by veterans in the last five years. The review will include, but will not be limited to, total number of veteran suicides, demographic information, information on VA diagnoses and medication prescriptions, number of veterans with combat experience or trauma, and recommendations to improve the safety and well-being of veterans across the country.