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Dewey Mountain is getting it’s own “Facelift”

New Trail Signs are being installed by Volunteers atDeweyMountainRecreationCenterand the staff introduces a new trail map for this years ski season.. The signage and a loop-based trail system are designed to improve flow and clarity on 13 kilometers of cross-country ski trails.DeweyMountain, a multi-season recreation facility owned by the Town ofHarrietstown, also features 10 kilometers…

Finally – The Presidential Candidates Talk about Women’s Issues

Champions of Paid Care Leave: More Baby Talk Needed in Prez Debates New York, NY – Abortion, contraception and equal pay for women have come up so far in the debates between President Obama and challenger Mitt Romney. Not yet discussed is why America lags behind many other nations in providing paid leave for parents…

Talk of the Town – Wednesday 10/17/12

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K&J Show – The Presidents Debate

President Obama and Mitt Romney met for a contentious second presidential debate Tuesday night at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. The candidates fielded questions from undecided voters in the audience, answering on topics including the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, domestic energy production, job creation and the auto bailout. Below, CBSNews.com looks at…

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Original Emancipation Proclamation Visits Plattsburgh

Lincoln’s Handwritten Draft of the Emancipation Proclamation to Come to Plattsburgh PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Oct. 11, 2012) — The New York State Museum’s traveling exhibition of the only surviving draft of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation in Abraham Lincoln’s handwriting will be on display Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the Burke Gallery, Myers…

Stray Birds Live at BlueStage this Weekend

The Live at BluStage Concert Series presents The Stray Birds on Saturday, October 20th at Blue Seed Studios, 24 Cedar Street, Saranac Lake
 –  Tickets: $14.00/$12.00 BluSeed members Birds of a feather flock together, and that is how The Stray Birds hope to soar. Having each spent time flying solo in the music world, the…

Adirondack Council Releases 2012 State of the Adirondack Park Report

2012,  A YEAR OF EXTREMES FOR THE ADIRONDACK PARK ALBANY, N.Y. – The Adirondack Park was subjected to a barrage of extreme outside influences over the past 12 months, some of which devastated small communities and public natural resources, while others brought unprecedented good news to park residents and visitors, the Adirondack Council noted in…

New York County Leaders Signal Budget Alarms

NYSAC Unveils Looming County Fiscal Crisis   The New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC) today updated projections that reveal an unsustainable county outyear fiscal gap. County leaders are signaling the alarm that looming multi-billion dollar budget deficits are being caused by State mandated programs, and therefore cannot be addressed solely through actions initiated locally.…

A Question of Snow Fencing in Tupper Lake

The Village of Tupper Lake Board Meeting is chaired on Monday Evening by Leon LeBlanc.. Tupper Lake’s Mayor Paul Maroun was called to the passing of Rose Rosky who passed away at the age of 86 at her home on Sunday. Paul had been Rose’s Caretaker for many years and while he was able to…

New Visions at Adirondack Medical Center

Thirteen area high school seniors have embarked on an academic year of exploring potential health care careers through the New Vision program atAdirondackMedicalCenter, a member of Adirondack Health. Along with classroom lectures, students will shadow health professionals throughout the year in a variety of clinical observational rotations at AMC for a unique perspective into potential…

The French Connection at SUNY Plattsburgh

Development Corp. Scholarship Helps Fund Student’s French Connection For French and Canadian studies major Tierney Braden, learning she was the 2012-2013 recipient of a Development Corporation Scholarship was nothing short of “fantastique.” The junior from Lake Katrine, N.Y., said she is “very honored to be receiving this prestigious award. This scholarship is going to significantly…

K&J Show – Heating Assistance in the North Country

HEAP – Provides help in many different forms for people in need of assistance heating their homes in the winter. They work with NYSERDA and other organizations to help facilitate a solution to the financial burdens related to heating your home in the winter and in some cases will help pay for the regular delivery…

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Talk of the Town – Monday, October 12th, 2012

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Essex Public Safety Recommends Infinigy for Radio Project

The Essex County Public Safety Committee approves a request to award Infinigy Engineering $666,600 out of the radio project monies for civil work for the radio project. Department Head Dan Palmer says this is good news for the radio project. Palmer says the budget for the project was originally estimated at between $1.2 and $1.5…

Obituary – Virginia Bowen

Obituary Notice  Virginia R. Bowen, age 84, of Saranac Lake, died Sunday, October 14, 2012 at AMC-Uihlein Center in Lake Placid. Born in Saranac Lake, New York on September 23, 1928, she was the daughter of John and Dorothy (St. Loius) Martin. Virginia married Philip Bowen in First United Methodist in 1976.  He predeceased her…

The Never Ending Healthcare Battle

Advocates Hope Next Debate Keeps Focus on Dueling Medicare Plans  It was the subject of heated exchanges in the vice presidential debate, and health advocates are hoping both parties’ dueling health-reform plans get even more serious scrutiny in Tuesday night’s Obama-Romney rematch. During the vice presidential debate, Republican nominee Paul Ryan accused the current administration…

State is Making Progress according to New York Spending Report

DiNapoli: Budget Challenges Remain Despite Progress Spending in 2012 was $6,859 per New Yorker New York State has made progress toward aligning the state’s spending and revenue, according to the annual report of the Financial Condition of New York State released today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. “State policy decisions in the past two years have…

Obituary – Hilda B McKenna

Hilda B. McKenna, age 89, of 52 Beechwood Drive, Saranac Lake, died Saturday, October 13, 2012 at home following a short illness. Born in Rochester, New York on October 23, 1922, she was the daughter of Clarence and Helen (Richmond) Bastian. Hilda married John McKenna on June 5, 1948 in Rochester, NY. He predeceased her in 1987.…

EmPower New York – Free Energy Efficiency Upgrades from NYSERDA

If you live in the North Country, you may want to take advantage of a free program being offered Through a NYSERDA “EmpowerNew York” Program…. program will provide for a consultant to come in and check the energy efficiency of heat loss in your homes… Empower New York provides no-cost energy efficiency solutions for income-eligible…

LPCA Joy To the Children – Volunteer Meeting Monday

Lake Placid—The Lake Placid Center for the Arts invites all interested community members to a general volunteer meeting for the 26th Annual Joy to the Children Benefit. The meeting will be held on Monday, October 15 at 5pm in the LPCA Fine Arts Gallery. Grab your friends and head to the LPCA for a quick hour to find…