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Lake Placid’s Elementary School Playground Reopens Wednesday

The Lake Placid Elementary School Playground will open again on Wednesday thanks to the help of a committed group of Volunteers who spent the afternoon Friday and most of the day on Saturday working on the final touches to the newly designed playground..  By mid afternoon Saturday, the ominous pile of woodchips are disappearing quickly…

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New York Pharmacists Go Postal on Medicaid Drug Policies

ALBANY, N.Y. – The Pharmacists Society of the State of New York (PSSNY) and several pharmacies have filed a legal challenge in State Supreme Court against state Medicaid policies that force certain beneficiaries to receive some of their medications by mail.  Pharmacists charge that blocking access to local pharmacies and the additional support they  routinely…

Assemblywoman Janet Duprey Debates challengers

Incumbent Republican Assemblywoman Janet Duprey is seeking a 4th term in the New York State Assembly. She faces a challenge from 2 opponents in November in the newly redrawn 115th Assembly District that covers all of Clinton and Franklin Counties and 4 towns in St. Lawrence County in Northern New York.  Conservative Party candidate Karen…

Fire Prevention Week Begins Today

MORRISONVILLE, N.Y. Oct. 3, 2012 – This October 7-13 the American Red Cross is helping families and businesses learn how to protect themselves and others from fires in observance of National Fire Prevention Week. Last year, the Red Cross responded to about 63,000 home fires across the country by providing comfort and basic necessities to…

Obituary – Bertha Paquin

Bertha E. Paquin, age 84, of Overlook Apartments, Bloomingdale, died Saturday, September 29, 2012 at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake. Born in Gabriels, New York on March 06, 1928, she was the daughter of Fred and Helen (Otis) Lester. Bertha married Robert Paquin on June 24, 1948 in St. John’s Catholic Church in…

Langton defends his title as fastest push athlete in the nation

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (Oct. 6, 2012)- Steve Langton (Melrose, Mass.) defended his title as the fastest push athlete in the nation by claiming his fourth U.S. National Men’s Bobsled Push Championship title in Lake Placid, N.Y. today. Langton led a field of 39 athletes in one of the toughest battles for the victory in the…

Empire State Sports Foundation Re-Lights the Summer Torch!

R.O.O.S.T. President James McKenna and Luge Medalist Tucker West speaking at Thursday's Joint Empire State Sports Foundation Press Conference

Let the Games Begin….. Again…  The Son of Governor Hugh Carey joined a host of athletes, sports dignitaries, and local elected officials to announce plans to bring back the Summer Empire State Games through the creation of a new not-for-profit foundation, the Empire State Sports Foundation –  Empire State Games organizers held joint press conferences…

Activists and Coporate CEOs Together at Last!

“Oil and Water” Meet on Wall Street What happens when social activists and corporate executives are thrown together in a conference setting over two days in a Wall Street meeting place? The people who put together Commit!Forum2012 say good things happen, and that the world moves a little bit toward a better place. The forum,…

GAO Says States are Making it Harder to Vote!

New state laws that make it harder for millions of voters to cast ballots are detailed in a Government Accountability Office report released today. The comprehensive study was requested by Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.). Local senators are asking the non-partisan research arm of Congress to…

The Birthday Club – Ray Kroc (10/5/1902 – 1/14/1984)

In 1917, 15-year-old Ray Kroc lied about his age to join the Red Cross as an ambulance driver, but the war ended before his training finished. He then worked as a piano player, a paper cup salesman and a multi-mixer salesman. In 1954 he was surprised by a huge order for 8 multi-mixers from a…

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Usula Wyatt Trudeau – Featured at Saranac Lake Artists Guild

Ursula Wyatt Trudeau ?A Little on the Wild Side? Ursula Wyatt Trudeau will be the featured artist for the month of October at the Adirondack Artists Guild. Her exhibit of acrylic paintings, ?A Little on the Wild Side,? will include landscapes,people, and some creatures. Montreal born and educated, Ursula Wyatt Trudeau studied art at the…

WNBZ adds Facebook Feature to Beta News Website

WNBZ announces the introduction of automatic posting to the “Talk of the Town” Facebook Wall…  as a result of this testing, you may experience an increase in the number of posts on our facebook page – Generally, there are several per morning and a few additional posts and updates during the day..  Currently, this post…

Talk of the Town – October 4, 2012

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Help for the Baldwin House at St Luke’s

For years St Luke’s Church has been a landmark in the community, on the corner o f Main Street and Church Street.. Just before you head down the hill on Church Street towards the River..  The church’s membership has also been the caretaker of a building next to the church which is, in it’s own…

Democrats honoring Joe Pickreign

Harrietstown Democrats announce an event to Honor Long-Time Chairman Joe Pickreign.. The Town of Harrietstown Democratic Committee will honor recently retired Chairman, Joe Pickreign, during a “Tribute” event on Thursday, October 18th at Charlie’s Inn in Lake Clear.  Pickreign served as Chair of the Town of Harrietstown Democratic organization for 13 years and was also…

Universal Pre-K in Saranac Lake

The Saranac Lake Central School Board Holds their regular meeting on Wednesday Night.. and they go into executive session.. Ok that’s not overly controversial because they do have to do the work of hiring and firing and working privately with employees issues in private, but when they again open the meeting back up to the…

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What would you ask the Presidential Candidates

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – The second of three presidential debates will be held Oct. 16 at Hofstra University on Long Island. It will be “town meeting” style, and the participants will be undecided voters selected by the Gallup Organization. We asked a number of civic leaders, “If you could attend the debate, what would you ask…

Prior Immunity to the Flu – Critical to Preventing Secondary Infections

Saranac Lake, N.Y.—October 3, 2012 New research from the Trudeau Institute demonstrates that prior immunity—the result of a previous influenza infection or vaccination against the virus—plays a critical role in preventing secondary bacterial infections. Bacterial infections are a common occurrence that can lead to a number of serious complications, including death. The findings of Drs.…