Mayor Rabideau; “Budget Good for the North Country”

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Mayor Clyde Rabideau found a lot to like in the new state budget approved by state lawmakers last night in Albany, particularly the $1.5 billion earmarked for upstate economic development, broadband installation monies and increased funding for rural hospitals. Rabideau commented, “These three items alone will give the Adirondacks significant help and tax relief.” Rabideau especially liked the billion and a…

Assembly Minority Disappointed with State Budget Initiatives

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“The 2015-16 State Budget was billed as an ‘Opportunity Agenda’ and a ‘Families First’ initiative. The final agreement turned out to be neither. Far too much time was spent promoting ideologies rather than developing meaningful financial programs that help New Yorkers put food on the table.” That’s the word from Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb. “Major budget initiatives were crafted…

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Dr. Rowena Ortiz-Walters Selected as Dean of School of Business and Economics

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SUNY Plattsburgh has chosen a new Dean for their School of Business and Economics..  and she comes from his current post as chair of management in the School of Business and Engineering at Quinnipiac University .. Dr. Rowena Ortiz-Walters, a professor of management in Conncecticut accepted the position on Monday with the intent of being on campus this summer. “Dr.…

NYS Budget Offers Hope to Small Adirondack Communities & Clean Water

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The NYS budget for the next fiscal year includes much-needed investments in clean water, wilderness, wildlife and communities of the Adirondack Park, including a three-year, $200-million capital program to repair wastewater treatment and drinking water facilities, the Adirondack Council said today. Under the three-year capital investment plan, the state would set aside $50 million this year and $75 million in…

Jay Community Garden Applications Available

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The Town of Jay Community Garden is waking up from a long winter. Applications for the 16 individual raised-bed plots in the garden are now available at Town of Jay Offices in the Community Center in Au Sable Forks. Returning gardeners will be given first priority, and the remaining plots will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis…

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K&J – Little, Duprey Join Legislative Breakfast – Focus on Education

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In some cases there are more than one or two sides to a discussion…. Which is probably why it’s difficult to get things done.. but it seems as though every year the legislature and the governor are able to find some common ground in the budgeting process..   For Senator Betty Little and Assemblywoman Janet Duprey.. Both believe it’s important to…

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High Marks for SLHS Musical – Bye Bye Birdie

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There’s never a critic around when you need one but in this case.. Even an unassuming spectator will tell you that Bye Bye Birdie is worth seeing.. The Saranac Lake High School Musical presentation of Bye Bye Birdie began Thursday at 7:30pm. Saranac Lake High School Music Theatre presents Bye Bye Birdie with a book by Michael Stewart, lyrics by Lee Adams…

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NYSUT ; “Assembly Helps to Mitigate Cuomo’s Education Agenda”

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 “The Legislature, led by the Assembly, mitigated some of the worst elements of Gov. Cuomo’s toxic agenda after parents and teachers stood up to his bullying,” said NYSUT President Karen E. Magee. “School aid for our kids is moving forward and public schools and colleges will get much-needed state increases. However, while Gov. Cuomo’s attempt to double down on testing…

North Country Chamber Welcomes $1.5 Billion for Upstate Revitalization

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The North Country Chamber of Commerce welcomes the on-time state budget and is pointing to the inclusion of several key items supported by the regional business community. Garry Douglas is President of the North Country Chamber… He says “We’re already starting to take two things for granted… The on time budget.. and the 2% growth cap… That only shows how…

Reception Thursday for Plattsburgh State Women’s Hockey

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SUNY Plattsburgh President John Ettling is inviting members of the campus and greater Plattsburgh community to a reception on Thursday for the Plattsburgh State Women’s Hockey Team.. Now the National Champions.. Tickets for the event are $5 per person. SUNY Plattsburgh students with a valid ID and children 12 and under are free. Tickets will go on sale at 5:30…

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SUNY Presidents Ask Legislators to Invest in Higher Education

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Presidents from North Country area State University of New York campuses and local community leaders urged state elected officials on Monday to continue their bold leadership in supporting New York’s public higher education sector, asking for the creation of a new Investment Fund and an extension of NYSUNY 2020 — including the broadly successful rational…

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Adirondack Health Reveals 3 Year Strategic Plan

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Adirondack Health unveiled a strategic plan that embraces innovation and leadership in a new era of healthcare reform to ensure a continued commitment to building healthy communities in our region for years to come. The Adirondack Health Board of Trustees and Executive Leadership team worked with members of the community, physicians, and staff to develop…

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