MOUNTAIN - We're relieved that a U.S. Veterans Administration clinic in Saranac Lake will finally open on July 19, giving veterans easier access to resources than having to travel to Elizabethtown in inclement weather. Many thanks are due to Frank Karl of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3357 in Saranac Lake; his coordination and communication with political decision-makers helped locate it here. Congratulations are also due to Dan Reilly of HomEnergy for his perseverance in developing the commercial building that will host the clinic. His plan for economic development will definitely shift traffic to the Union Depot area when all is done. With the VA clinic, the Carousel and much more potential, that part of the village will experience a welcomed renewal.