Monthly Archives: October 2013

Prison Inmates are Taking $561,000 in Inappropriate Payments

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An audit of five counties by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli’s office found that hundreds of county jail inmates received inappropriate payments totaling more than $236,000 from various social welfare programs and almost $325,000 in state unemployment insurance (UI). The inappropriate benefits were caused by deficiencies in how four of the five counties monitored the eligibility of…

Podcast 7am Friday 10/4/13

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Birthday Club Friday 10/4/13

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Talk of the Town Friday 10/04/13

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Bringing Suicide Prevention “Out of the Darkness”

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Every Fall, family members, friends and colleagues walk together in hundreds of communities across the nation to raise awareness and end the stigma surrounding depression and other mental disorders which could lead to suicide…  On Sunday,  The Out of The Darkness Community Walk comes to Lake Placid for a stroll around Mirror Lake,  The event…

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Cuomo Helps with Funds for Lake Placid’s Palace Theatre

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The Palace Theatre in Lake Placid could become the next beneficiary of a new grant program for small movie theatres designed to help them go digital.. The palace Theatre, owned by Reg Clark and his family has been raising funds to upgrade their facility from projection of film to digital projection as a deadline approaches…

Paul Leahy Retiring from Saranac Lake School District

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The Saranac Lake School Board will be saying goodbye to Former Assistant Principle Paul Leahy who has recently taken the reigns on Special Education in the District… Leahy Formally Announced his resignation in a letter to Superintendent Diane Fox prior to Wednesday’s Meeting of the School Board… During the Meeting, Fox said Leahy will be…

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Taking Aktion at Dewey Mountain

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Five members of the Adirondack Aktion Club (in bright T-shirts) recently presented a check to members of Dewey Mountain Friends and the Harrietstown Town Board at Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, in Saranac Lake. The Aktion Club, part of Kiwanis International, staged community dances to raise funds toward the effort to replace the dilapidated base lodge…

School Board Welcomes Student Representation

Middle School Principal Bruce VanWeelden presents the 2013 Peace Picture to the School Board

The Saranac Lake School Board has two new members as of Wednesday Evening’s Regular   Meeting.. That’s because they’ll be joined regularly now by two student representatives from the High School.. Bailey Hendricks and Elexis will rotate their participation on the Board and will provide their input from the students perspective..  One of the issues that comes…

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Spanish Club Heads to Ecuador

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The Saranac Lake High School Spanish Department takes students on a trip to Ecuador every other year… This year it looks like 13 students are interested and following the board’s approval Wednesday evening, plans will move forward on heading out for Spring Break..Some of the students will participate in fundraising efforts leading up to Spring…

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Podcast 7am Thursday 10/03/13

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Birthday Club Thursday 10/03/13

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Talk of the Town Thursday 10/03/13

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Mt Van Hovenberg Combined Bobsled Luge Skeleton Track Opens

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The views in Lake Placid are beautiful, especially from the top of Mount Van Hoevenberg, site of the combined bobsled, luge and skeleton track. The course is now open for the 2013-2014 season. The national teams in those sports are on the refrigerated ice, as they begin to select athletes for the Sochi, Russia Winter Olympics…

K&J – Cape Air Considers Flight to White Plains

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Representatives from Cape Air met with The Harrietstown Board Wednesday afternoon at the Adirondack Regiona lAirport. Andrew Bonney is Vice President of Planning for Cape Air which has been providing Essential Air Service for 6 years in Saranac Lake. He says the relationship has been a good one and they’re planning on re-submitting the RFP…

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Absentee Ballots Now Available in Jay

Absentee Ballots are now available in the Town of Jay for the October 16th  Special Election as to the question of eliminating one Town Justice Position. All permanent absentee voters; military, disabled and those already registered as “one time” absentee voters for the November 5th General Election, were mailed their ballots yesterday and any Town…

AMC Expands Pain Management

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Expanded pain management services are now available to residents and visitors of the Adirondacks and northern New York. Board certified and fellowship trained anesthesiologist Dr. Byung Ho Lee now offers procedure oriented pain management services three days a week at Adirondack Medical  Center in Saranac Lake.  Dr. Lee cares for patients who have chronic and acute…

K&J – Touring St Joseph’s Addiction Treatment and Recovery Center

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A Tour of St Joseph’s Addiction Treatment and Recovery Center in Saranac Lake.. There are several Outpatient facilities throughout the region, but we’re focusing on the the 63 Bed Inpatient facility, and we start with a little history of the original building from Communications Director Jim Grant..  One of the important locations in the facility…

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Finch Pruyn Lands Now Available for Public Access

Under Interim Plan, Public Will Have Access – for the First Time in 100 Years – to 11,600 Acres of Adirondack Forest Lands and Waters   For the first time in more than 100 years, access to approximately 11,600 acres of lands and waters on the Essex Chain Lakes tract in the center of the…

Podcast 7am Tuesday 10/01/13

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