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Medication linked to rare form of meningitis not used at AMC

In response to the Meningitis oubreak; Adirondack Medical Center, a member of Adirondack Health, announces that it does not use and has never distributed the injectable steroid currently linked to the meningitis outbreak elsewhere being reported in the national and local media. The injections are primarily used to treat lower back pain.  The cases in question…

Catillaz to Decide on “Going Ahead” with Campaign or Stopping Completely

An Announcement is forthcoming as to the status of Saranac Lake Village Trustee Tom Catillaz and his candidacy for Supervisor in the Town of Harrietstown..  An October 9th email announced the suspension of the Candidate’s campaign, sighting a serious family medical situation out of state and cancelled the Debate which had originally been scheduled for…

A New Resource for French / Spanish Teachers

Grants for Foreign Language Teachers French and Spanish teachers in the Adirondacks have a new resource to call upon.  The Cadahemark Foundation, which has been supporting foreign language instruction in the Adirondacks for more than a decade, has established the Adirondack Foreign Language Enhancement Fund at the Adirondack Community Trust (ACT), the region’s community foundation.…

Jobs Jobs Jobs – New York September Jobs Report

NYS Adds 2,900 Private Sector Jobs in September – Job Count Reaches an All-time High   The State Department of Labor reports the addition of 2,900 private sector jobs in September. That brings the state’s job count to an all-time high of 7,337,000. According to the September report, the state has added 107,200 private sector jobs…

A Tribute to Joe Pickreign

The Town of  Harrietstown Democratic Committee honors recently retired Chairman, Joe Pickreign, during a “Tribute” event  at Charlie’s Inn in Lake Clear. STORY – Joe Pickreign Tribute 101912 Pickreign served as Chair of the Town of Harrietstown Democratic organization for 13 years and was also Chairman of the Franklin County Democratic Committee for 33 years. …

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Talk of the Town – Friday 10/19/12

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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…