Peter Leone Wins $30,000 Lake Placid Jumper Classic

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U.S. Olympic veteran Peter Leone of Greenwich, CT rode Wayfarer to victory in the $30,000 Lake Placid Jumper Classic, Friday’s featured event at the 46th annual Lake Placid Horse Show, Presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC. Twenty-four entries rode over the 15-jump, first-round course designed by Show Jumping Hall of Famer Steve Stephens at the North Elba Show Grounds with…

Lower Locks Open This Weekend 10a-9p

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced on Friday that they will operate the Lower Locks on the Saranac Lakes Chain this weekend from 10 am to 9 pm each day. Boaters should plan to use the locks between these hours. The locks are operating electronically but additional repairs are required. Lightning struck the locks during a storm…

Chapot and Caristo-Williams Win at Lake Placid Horse Shows Thursday

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Laura Chapot and Heather Caristo-Williams took top honors Thursday at the 46th annual Lake Placid Horse Show, Presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC, taking the day’s two featured classes. Chapot, who dominated the horse shows last year and won a class on Wednesday, made it two days in a row when she rode Zealous to victory in the Hampton Inn…

Chamber Sees Positive Outcomes From Albany Legislature

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As the 2015 New York State Legislature concludes its 2015 session, the North Country Chamber of Commerce sees some positive outcomes as well as work still to be done for the state’s future. “In a state as big and diverse as New York, with a divided legislature, one chamber of which is overwhelmingly centered in the city, we will always…

UPDATE: Brockway Steps Aside for Legal ‘Team’

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The New York State Police continue the search for escaped Clinton Correctional Facility inmates David Sweat and Richard Matt. Search efforts have been focused in Franklin County, primarily in the town of Bellmont, and near the town of Malone. On Thursday, law enforcement officers continued to comb recreational trails in the region, inspect seasonal camps, and conduct ground searches of forested areas. Checkpoints are also continuing. More…

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K&J – Beekmantown to Pilot ‘One to One’ Technology Plan

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When it comes to innovation.. Student learning is at the heart of the Beekmantown School District’s focus on philosophy on Technology. In fact, since September, a 20 member committee made up of school board members, administrators, the business office, teachers, community members, (Parents and students) has been led by Gary Lambert. Gary is the Director of 21st Century Learning at…

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K&J – Saranac Lake Chamber Honors Skate Park Volunteer

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The Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday evening recognized the community’s Business of the Year, The Volunteer of the Year and the Citizen of the Year at their annual dinner which was held at Mt Pisgah… In addition, the event provided an opportunity to formally usher in “The Changing of the Guard” as Johnny Muldowney takes over in…

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Chapot Back in the WInner’s Circle at Lake Placid Horse Shows

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Show jumping star Laura Chapot of Neshanic Station, NJ picked up where she left off a year ago, winning Wednesday’s featured event at the 46th annual Lake Placid Horse Show, Presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC.  Chapot, who dominated the horse shows last year, including winning the $100,000 Adirondack Grand Prix and the Richard and Diana Feldman Perpetual Challenge Trophy for…

Active Meth Lab Found at 64 Margaret

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On June 23rd, 2015 at about 3:30pm members of the Adirondack Drug Task Force, assisted by members of the Plattsburgh Police Department, went to an apartment building located at 64 Margaret St. in the City of Plattsburgh to serve a warrant on Brandon Griffith, age 35. Griffith had been indicted by a Clinton County Grand Jury on the following charges:…

Rabideau Applauds Tax Cap Extension

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Mayor Clyde Rabideau is applauding the just-announced agreement between Governor Andrew Cuomo and the leadership of the state Assembly and Senate to extend the 2% Tax Cap on local property taxes for another 4 years. Rabideau, a former President of the New York Conference of Mayors, said, “I believe the tax cap is the most practical route towards taxpayer sanity…

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K&J – Town of Plattsburgh Officials Discuss Impact of Prisoner Search

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The Search for Richard Matt and David Sweat following their escape from the Clinton Correctional Facility… Is now in it’s eleventh day… And while business in the Town of Plattsburgh tries to return to some form of normalcy..  There remain more than 1,000 law enforcement officials (According to recent reports) participating in the search effort.. …

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Beekmantown Accepts $6 Million Extended Learning Time Grant

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With the Accepting of a Grant by the School Board on Tuesday evening…  Students in Beekmantown will now become the beneficiaries of a $6 Million Dollar Extended Learning Time Grant from The New York State Department of Education… With the exception of New York City… This grant represents the largest grant statewide for the implementation…

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