Monthly Archives: March 2014

Birthday Club Monday 3/31/14

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Podcast 7am Monday 3/31/14

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Podcast 6am Monday 3/31/14

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Parking Lot Closure

The Saranac Lake Department of Public Works will be closing the parking lot behind First Niagara Bank and Community Bank (located between Church Street and Broadway) starting at  Midnight Tuesday night..  and the lot will remain closed until  4:00 PM on Friday April 4th.   The shutdown of the parking lot will be necessary for DPW…

Basin Program Seeks Boat Launch Stewards

The Lake Champlain Basin program is going into their 8th year of the boat launch steward program and Meg Modley, Aquatic Species Management Coordinator says she is looking for help. Modely says last year they had ten stewards working boat launch sites around Lake Champlain between Memorial Day and Labor Day. They collect survey information about…

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Albany Reaches Budget Agreement – Vote Pending

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says an agreement has been reached on the 2014 – 2015 state budget..  The agreements allows for $1.5 billion dollars in property tax relief for New York homeowners.. The caviat, is that the relief is linked to and conditioned on approved plans for local governments to become more efficient, in…

Environmental Advocates Applaud NY State Budget

Advocates for New York’s clean water, clean air and open space applauded today as an agreement on the next New York State Budget was announced including $162 million in appropriations for the Environmental Protection Fund (EPF). This is a $9 million increase over the current funding level. The EPF, which once stood at $255 million,…

State Budget – Good and Bad News for Schools

The Alliance for Quality Education Released a statement on the new State Budget…  Billy Easton is Executive Director; “The enacted budget contains a mix of good and bad news for public school students across New York State. The budget provides a $1.1 billion increase in aid to public schools – at least $400 million more…

IRS Warns Against Email Scam

The Internal Revenue Service is warning consumers to be on the lookout for a new email phishing scam. The emails appear to be from the IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service and include a bogus case number. ‪The fake emails may include the following message: “Your reported 2013 income is flagged for review due to a document…

Birthday Club Friday 3/28/14

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Podcast 7am Friday 3/28/14

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Could Part of Downtown be Closed to Vehicles?

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Is there an area in Downtown Plattsburgh that could be closed off for pedestrian foot traffic only.. That’s the question proposed for consideration by City Councilman Josh Kretzer.. “There is support from the Chamber and the Development Corporation who have both offered to be part of the process,” Krestser tells the CIty Council, and he continued…

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Plattsburgh Votes to Restrict Hydraulic Fracturing

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The City of Plattsburgh Votes Unanimously Thursday Night to ban Hydrofracking within the City Limits and to prohibit activities associated with Hydraulic Fracturing such as the use of the City of Plattsburgh’s Wastewater Collection system for the disposal of waste-water from Hydraulic Fracturing.. Mary Dufore lives in Plattsburgh.. She commended the board for their actions.. …

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Hotels Going Green at Paul Smith’s College

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The Paul Smith’s College Hospitality Club is hosting a panel discussion, with four hotel and resort operators who will talk about green and sustainable practices in the hospitality field. Each of the panelists’ properties is certified by Audubon International’s Green Lodging Program, which accredits green hotels and resorts.  “Audubon International has been invaluable to them…

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Remediation Project Closes Division Street

A remediation project on Division Street is forcing the closure of the roadway at that location through the weekend and possibly another week or two beyond that…  Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon Says the work is almost complete but contractors are waiting for the engineering specs for approved backfill, which could take until the beginning of…

April 1st The Last Day For LPVAC Ice Out Tix

The Last Day to get in on Lake Placid Ambulance Service’s 23rd annual Ice Out is next Tuesday April 1st. Take a guess at the time the ice will break out of MirrorLake and Lake Placid…  The range for ice outs for MirrorLake is March 23 in 2012 to May 13 in 1971. Lake Placid…

K&J – Maple Weekend & The Parker Maple Farm in West Chazy

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March 22-23 & 29-30, 2014 10 am-4 pm each day We all knew that Maple Weekend was a fun event for the entire family.  Now scientific research shows there’s something more to the taste of sweet, delicious maple syrup – it might just keep you healthy.  Recent studies have uncovered some significant health benefits. A University of Rhode…

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On The City Council Agenda

The Plattsburgh City Council is voting tonight on the question of Hydraulic Fracturing.. In a recent public Work Session, Councilor Mike Kelly submitted a proposed resolution to the board for their consideration and it appears they’re in agreement. The Proposed Resolution would prohibit activities associated with hydraulic Fracturing… The work towards the feasibility of re-working…

Podcast 6am Thursday 03/27/14

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Careers in Health Care

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Students like Gabriels resident Andrew James are well on their way of realizing the dream of a healthcare career, thanks to a scholarship program offered by the Adirondack Health Foundation. The Foundation awards up to three $3,500 scholarships annually to traditional or non-traditional students from the northern Adirondacks and Tri-Lakes region who have been accepted…