'Help wanted' signs abound in Adirondack communities By Jamie Organski As summer marches on, one would be hard-pressed to find a retail shop, restaurant, bar or other establishment that isn’t desperate for additional workers to help businesses … [Read more...] about Businesses struggle with limited, overworked staff; influx of summer visitors
By James M. OdatoA large lodge and conference center in Schroon Lake is scheduled to be sold and reopened as a resort, an executive for the current owners, Word of Life Fellowship Inc., said Thursday. Located on the northwest end of the … [Read more...] about Lodge at Word of Life in Schroon Lake set to be sold
While towns consider whether to opt out, some say the park is perfect for marijuana tourism By Janet Reynolds Cannabis advocates may have done a happy dance March 31 when New York State became the 16th state to legalize adult recreational … [Read more...] about Cannabis in the Adirondacks: A natural economic high?
A year of evolving tourism trends impacted the Adirondack guiding industry in a range of ways By Holly Riddle It’s no secret the Adirondack Park saw a surge of visitors in 2020. The increase in visitation impacted just about every industry in … [Read more...] about Adirondack guides gear up for return to ‘normal’
An uncertain visa program squeezes summer employers By Mike De Socio In any given year, about one fifth of the summer staff at Enchanted Forest Water Safari in Old Forge is made up of international students. This year, there’s a chance that … [Read more...] about Seasonal businesses scramble to find workers
In Saranac Lake and around the Adirondacks, rise of short-term rentals mean fewer choices for residents By Mike De Socio Open up the popular house-hunting site Zillow and search for rentals in Saranac Lake. You might, as I did on a recent … [Read more...] about Shut out: Adirondack communities face shortage of affordable rentals