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Lake Flower Water Level Rises

The Village of Saranac Lake says it anticipates increases in water levels resulting from abnormally high water conditions in Lake Flower and the Saranac River. “These abnormally high water conditions have the potential for localized limited flooding on low lying residences and businesses adjacent to the Saranac River and in some downstream locations” Village Manager…

Cuomo Touts Emergency Preparedness

Governor Cuomo is pushing legislation that he says will help improve New York State’s ability to coordinate preparation and response for disaster emergencies. The legislation has three parts… One.. to make technical updates to current emergency laws, Secondly it will allow the State to accept certain gifts and donations to assist with emergencies, and thirdly it will help implement the NY-Text emergency alert system which will provide immunity from liability to mobile service provider intermediaries that are acting on behalf of the State in sending emergency alert messages.

Gillibrand Not Happy with Committee Chair

AUDIO – 061313 – Sexual Assault

The Senate Armed Services Committee has rejected legislation that would have sidelined military commanders in sexual assault cases, a plan authored by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand which had bi-partisan support.

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Singer Janis Ian now in “Audio Books”

AUDIO – 061313 – Audio Books – Dan Raviv Interview

A famous singer is now a spokeswoman for the “Audio Books” industry. Janis Ian explains, in this interview with CBS News Correspondent Dan Raviv

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North Elba Board Still Waiting to Hear from AMC

AUDIO – 0601313 – North Elba Board Comments on AMC Lake Placid ER

North Elba Councilman Jack Favro says the Lake Placid Emergency Room Closure is the number one topic that comes up when he speaks with residents. Favro expressed concerns that AMC is working with a Public Relations firm, he says hiring a PR firm isn’t going to change the minds of Lake Placid Residents who are already upset.

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Lake Flower Avenue Residents Reach out to North Elba

AUDIO – 061313 – Lake Flower Avenue Residents speak with TONE Board

The past few days of rain are helping to prove what residents on Lake Flower Avenue in Saranac Lake already know…

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State Senate Votes to Support Veteran Owned Businesses

The New York State Senate sends a package of legislation to the assembly today which would help New York’s military veterans achieve success in business, employment and education.

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Lake Placid Film Forum Gets Underway

Day one of the Lake Placid Film Forum and the schedule includes two screenings – one at 6:30 and one at 9pm – All of the screenings will take place at the LPCA -The Sleepless in Lake Placid portion of the Film Forum begins Friday at 8:45…

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Talk of the Town Thursday 6/13/13

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Podcast 7am Thursday 6/13/13

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Podcast 6am Thursday 6/13/13

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Petapalooza Returns to Ray Brook

Curtis Lumber’s President and Owner, Jay Curtis and wife Kendra, along with the Curtis Family of 600+ employees announce the 4th Annual PetAPalooza Pet Adoption Day being held at select Curtis Lumber locations including Ray Brook. Volunteers are hosting one of the biggest one-day pet adoption event in New York State and Vermont! Curtis Lumber says…

CBS News Surveilance Poll

AUDIO – 061213 – SURVEILLANCE CBS NEWS POLL

CBS’s Dan Raviv takes a look at the latest opinion poll on the government’s counter-terrorism surveillance program.

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North Elba Board Forced to Delay Plans for Recreational Trail

The Town of North Elba Puts the Brakes on any new investment towards the Recreational Trail on the rail corridor. 

AUDIO – 061213 – North Elba Halts Recreational Trail Project

Our Series on Re-Building the Rail Corridor continues today with a decision handed down by the Town of North Elba Board Tuesday evening to delay any further investment into construction of a recreational trail Between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake..   North Elba Supervisor Robi Politi says there are two things that have happened – One is the opening of the Unit Management Plan for discussion and Two is an email from Chuck Damp who has been spearheading the efforts to build the trail. The email explains that another federal permit will be required for coverage of wetlands.  At this point it appears likely that North Elba will lose the funds set aside for their recreational trail project and once the UMP discussions are complete, will need to consider re-applying for funding to move forward based on the new Unit Management Plan for the Corridor..

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Building Codes and Comprehensive Planning in Lake Placid

AUDIO – 061213 – Joint Planning Meeting to Update Building Code

About a year ago, a committee tasked with proposing changes and updates to the village building codes found their document almost entirely incorporated into those codes.. A joint meeting Tuesday Night with both the Lake Placid Village Board and the Town of North Elba netted motions for an update to that document which includes adjustments and modifications to that code..  Both boards appear very supportive of the efforts of the planning committee…  Dean Deitrich Chairs the Technical Steering Committee – He says it takes the whole community..

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Talk of the Town Wednesday 6/12/13

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Podcast 7am Wednesday 6/12/13

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Podcast 6am Wednesday 6/12/13

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Extreme Environmental Groups Oppose NYCO plan on technicalities

Protect the Adirondacks filed a Memo in Opposition against “second passage” of a proposed Constitutional Amendment to exchange Forest Preserve lands in the Jay Mountain Wilderness Area in Lewis, New York with NYCO Minerals, Inc., a mining company. NYCO owns and operates a 260-acre wollastonite mine with an 80-acre open pit, called the Lewis mine,…

NYCO Constitutional Amendment Wins Second Passage In State Senate

A proposed state constitutional amendment that would allow for a land exchange between New York State and NYCO Minerals, Inc. located in Essex County won second passage today in the Senate according to its sponsor, Senator Betty Little. The exchange would enable NYCO to continue its wollastonite mining operations in the Town of Lewis while…