The Top Three 4th grade Poets came out to the bandshell in Saranac Lake on Saturday to read their poems to onlookers braving the cold and the wet weather.
A Worldwide Protest against Monsanto brings out protesters in 52 countries and 436 cities, including Saranac Lake..
A cold, rainy day kicks off the Saranac Lake 6er Program at the Berkley Green but more than 60 registrants head off to participate.
A CBS Cares Special Project – Speaking with Veterans about PTSD helping us to understand how families deal with returning veterans.
Business Owners and Residents on Lake Flower Avenue say enough is enough.. Best Western Owner Jim Murnane and others on Lake Flower are beginning to build a coalition calling for emergency status to fix the roadway and it’s infrastructure
We’ll find out Saturday, May 25th during a special event at the Berkley Green in Saranac Lake.. HIkers will begin Saturday at 8am, registration begins at 7am. Later in the day Saranac Lake’s Mayor Clyde Rabideau and others will await the arrival of the first to hike all six peaks in order to become a Saranac Lake 6er.
We spent some time with Saranac Lake Superintendent Gerald Goldman in the Administrative Offices on Tuesday Evening and talked about his retirement.
A Fund for First time homebuyers in the Adirondacks could pay as much as $40,000 towards your downpayment..
The real estate market is on the rise again and The Adirondack Community Housing Trust says they have an opportunity for Lower Income First Time Homebuyers to save as much as $40,000… Emily Kilburn is the Director of the Adirondack Community Housing Trust.. She says prospective first time homebuyers should call their office because they’ve just received more funding from Federal and Local Sources.
Kilburn says there’s a homebuyers education class which covers everything from dealing with a realtor, dealing with a lawyer, looking for a house and being financially responsible.. The Biggest element, she says is creating a budget and making sure that you can afford the house and that you’re planning for the future..
Through an initiative by Senator Betty Little, the State budgeted $1 Million to be used by an “Adirondack Community Housing Trust” to reduce the cost of home purchases for families making up to 120% of area median income. Resale limitations on the property require that future sales of these homes be controlled by ACHT so that they will be passed on to other income-qualified families at affordable prices.
Adirondack Community Housing Trust utilizes the Community Land Trust (CLT) model for perpetually affordable housing. The first CLT’s were developed in the 1970’s. There are now some 200 in the country, and the number is growing rapidly as more communities are concerned with preserving affordable homeownership.
For qualified home buyers, ACHT will finance a portion of the mortgage to purchase an affordable house in exchange for title to the land.
The House Appropriations Committee today unanimously passed an amendment introduced by Congressman Bill Owens that would halt the proposed study of a “border fee.” Owens introduced the amendment as part of the mark-up for the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Bill.
A public hearing is scheduled for 5:30pm Tuesday, May 28th in the Saranac Lake village offices. Community Development Director Jeremy Evans will present the final draft of the proposed comprehensive plan to the community, and then to the village board for their approval.
Science takes center stage at Petrova Elementary School on Wednesday.. Every year kids are given the opportunity to come up with science projects and this year, they presented those projects to their classmates and then to the larger group at the Annual Science Fair..
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today unveiled “Tax-Free NY,” a game-changing initiative that will transform SUNY campuses and university communities across the state into tax-free communities that attract start-ups, venture capital, new business, and investments from across the world.
Historic Saranac Lake announced that the last of its four “History Matters” discussions in May will feature the topic of quilting in the Adirondacks. The talk is hosted in conjunction with the Lake Placid North Elba Historical Society. Hallie E. Bond, former curator at the Adirondack Museum, will present her lecture titled “Common Threads: Adirondack Quilts Tell Their Stories,”…