Monthly Archives: November 2012

Registering Your Snowmobiles Online – “Join The Club”

Renewing a snowmobile registration just got easier! New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Commissioner Barbara Fiala says riders can now renew their snowmobile registrations online.  The Commissioner says Online renewal allows riders to renew registrations directly through the DMV Web site, saving a trip to a DMV office or the need to process…

Essex County Weighs and Means Ups Bed Tax by 2%

The Essex County Weighs and Means Committee Met earlier this week. The committee is chaired by Town of North Elba Supervisor Robi Politi.  One of their actions – a Resolution to amend the local law to increase the Occupancy Tax by 1%…  Supervisor Randy Preston moved to change the increase to 2% which would give…

K&J – Interviews Chad McCarthy – Special Ed. in Saranac Lake’s Schools

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA) requires each state to have in place a State Performance Plan (SPP) that evaluates its efforts to implement the requirements and purposes of Part B of IDEA and describes how the state will improve such implementation. The SPP, submitted every six years, includes measurable and rigorous targets…

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T.O.T. Friday 11/30/12

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Peter Kevin Fitzpatrick

SARANAC LAKE – Peter Kevin Fitzpatrick passed away peacefully 11/27/12 after an almost four year battle with cancer. Born October 24, 1949, he was the son of the late Robert and Leola (Russom) Fitzpatrick.  He was a member of the Saratoga Springs High School Class of 1967. In addition to his parents, Pete was predeceased…

8th Annual Christmas in the Forks Tree Lighting is Saturday

The 8th The 8th Annual Christmas in the Forks, an old fashioned Town Yuletide Christmas will include the highlight of the day, the tree lighting ceremony at 6:00pm, Saturday, December 1st, 2012 at the Town of Black Brook Town Clock. Many hands help to make Christmas in the Forks glorious each year. This year, we want…

Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys appearing Live at Blue Stage

Live at BluStage Concert Series presents Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys Saturday, December 1st – 7:30pm 24 Cedar Street, Saranac Lake
 – 518-891-3799 Tickets: $14.00/$12.00 BluSeed Members
 Reservations Recommended For more information visit bluseedstudios.org “Simply mesmerizing. Riveting! Don’t miss the musical force that is Lindsay Lou.” – David Grier, 3 time IBMA guitar player of…

WWII Hero’s Remains head to Arlington

The Secretary of the Army approves the request for burial of local World War II hero, Dr. Rene Joyeuse, in Arlington National Cemetery in Washington. During World War II Joyeuse worked for the United States Office of Strategic Services and parachuted behind German Lines before D-Day with orders to gather crucial intelligence about German military…

Comptroller Audits Town of Jay Books

New York State’s Comptroller’s Office releases the results of an audit of the Town of Jay Finances..  The Purpose of Audit to review the Town’s internal controls over user charges from January 2011 through March 31, 2012. The Town of Jay’s budget appropriations for the 2012 fiscal year are about $2.32 million and the Comptroller…

K&J – St Luke’s Christmas Bazaar

St Luke’s Church Ladies Guild will be holding their annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday December 1st from 10am until 3pm in the Parish Hall at St Luke’s, 136 Main Street, Saranac Lake, NY. The event will feature Hand knitted gifts, handcrafted wooden toys, baked goods and handmade items plus jewelry and a raffle with lunch…

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T.O.T. Thursday 11/29/12

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Saranac Lake Chamber Hires Katy Van Anden as Executive Director

The Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce Hires Katy Van Anden as their new Executive Director.  Katy is a graduate of Saranac Lake High School, and grew up learning the ins and outs of small business managing her parent’s local delicatessen and catering business The Lakeview Deli.   She pursued her college career at the Massachusetts College…

T.O.T. Wednesday 11/28/12

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K&J – Lake Placid’s District Comprehensive Improvement Plan

The Lake Placid School Board Approves a new Middle High School and Elementary District Comprehensive Improvement Plan for District and School Leadership, Curriculum Development and Support, Student Social and Emotional Development, and Family and Community Engagement. The Lake Placid School District recently found itself on a state accountability list. According to Dr Richards it used…

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T.O.T. Tuesday 11/27/12

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Mayor Rabideau Pays Tribute to Saranac Lake High School Athletes

Saranac Lake’s Mayor Clyde Rabideau pays tribute to Elena Beideck for her participation in the New York State Athletic Association Class C Championships four years in a row. Biedeck is only one of three girls in Section Seven who has competed in the State Meet over the last four years. She’s is also a four…

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Skate-Park Committee Says “Poop or Get Off the Pot”

After considering the tennis court at Ampersand Park in Saranac Lake at a recent village board meeting and being met with a roomful of opposition, The Village Board asked the Skate Park Committee to consider other locations and according to Rich Shapiro, it’s time for the board to make up their minds.. Shapiro, in his…

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Saranac Lake’s New Water Plant Revving up to Full Speed

Saranac Lake’s new water infrastructure is fully operational and Operations Manager Kevin Pratt tells us the system had a minor issue with couplings leaking in the system but now everything is sealed properly and holding pressure which means Saranac Lake will be making use of these new wells. AUDIO – WATER INFRASTRUCTURE 112612 Last time…

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VT VA Getting New CBOC

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders announces the selection of a contractor to build a new $2.6 million community-based outpatient clinic for veterans in Burlington which will serve about 4,000 veterans. The Senator is a member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs and at a recent interview, he said the need for health care service has…

L.P.A.S. Christmas Tree Sale Moves to Mill Pond Drive

The Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance Service is again hosting a Christmas tree sale. This year the sale has moved to the Ambulance quarters on Mill Pond Drive due to construction on the Old Military Rd. location. The trees are again coming from a local farm in Northern New York, which means they have a very small carbon…