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,”…
An annual event at Petrova continues to grow in numbers – The Science Fair is this evening from 6:30 until 8pm in the Petrova Cafeteria.
New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is Leading One-Third of the Senate in Calling to Protect Critical Food Assistance for Community’s Most Vulnerable. Gillibrand says the Senate’s version of the Farm Bill will drop $4.1 Billion dollars in Food Stamps for Veterans, and Seniors.
The Senator in an email to WNBZ says she’s deeply disappointed with the bill’s drastic cuts… “Just as important as the health of our agriculture industry, she says is the health and nutrition of our children and families.”
She continues by saying Families who are living in poverty – hungry children, seniors, troops and veterans who are just trying to figure out how to keep the lights on and put food on the table were not the ones who spent this nation into debt and the Senate should not be trying to balance the budget on their backs. They deserve better from this Congress than they’re getting she says.
AUDIO – 052213 – School Board Elections – Lake Placid Tupper Lake Saranac Lake Saranac Lake’s High School was bustling with activity through the evening with Freshmen orientation, an APPR Training and several other activities unrelated to the voting.. Linda Piro is one of the Election inspectors in Saranac Lake, She says the turnout seemed…
685 voted against the budget, 512 voted in favor of the budget which means the school board will have to go back to the drawing board.
Rick Preston received 333 votes total, And interestingly He’ll be taking over immediately for John Hopkinson who received the second highest total with 295 votes.
Saranac Lake’s school board is outsourcing pre-school education which leads us to ask how much will parents be able to save with children already at local agencies who offer the Universal Pre-K programs. The program is free for participants of the two and a half hours and yet calculating the savings appears more complicated than one might expect.
There’s a new multi-use connector trail plan for Tupper Lake and the DPW has been given the go ahead to focus on their piece of the project which includes work to remove rails and ties along the railroad corridor.
The new playground will be to the left of Flanders park where the fireplaces used to be. There used to be a swimming pool there and two turnarounds and swings. It’s all cleared now and the project is set to begin at the contractors earliest convenience.
Tupper lake Trustee Rick Donah on Monday updated board members and the media on the progress being made following the referendum approving a $3.2 Million bond. “The town has made a few requests, and we’re working on them.”
Saranac Lake says “Don’t count your chickens until you have all the ducks in a row” but Tupper Lake is already there. They just have to wait 20 years. More to do about nothing and the livestock and chicken population inside village limits..
Starting June 1st, The Village of Tupper Lake will restrict watering of lawns and gardens.. Mark Robillard says No Watering of Lawns will be permitted on Mondays and then from Santa Clara Avenue Uptown in Tupper Watering will be permitted on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and From Santa Clara Downtown to the Junction watering will be…
Budget Votes and School Board Elections are today. Saranac Lake 7am-8pm. Tupper Lake 12n-8pm. Lake Placid 2pm-9pm. Tupper’s School Board needs approval from 60% of voters for their budget to pass because the budget exceeds the tax cap.
High Peaks Ford and Egglefield Ford are donating $20 per test drive on Tuesday (May 22nd) to the Adirondack Health Foundation. The event will run outside the main hospital entrance from 10am until 8pm.
Budget Votes and School Board Elections are tomorrow - In Saranac Lake, the vote takes place in the district offices at SaranacLakeHigh School from 7am until 8pm… Candidates in Saranac Lake include Incumbents Esther Arlan, and Clyde Baker.. Tracey Schrader and Shir Filler are also vying for the two available seats on the board.. The School Board is asking the community to approve a budget which approaches $28 Million Dollars.. an increase of 2.91%.
Two seats are also available on Lake Placid’s School Board. There are three candidates, John Hopkinson is the Boards Appointee and has served on the school board for just over a year, He’s seeking to retain his seat for another three year term. Two other candidates, Rick Preston, and Jennifer Tufano are vying for one of the two seats on the board. The Lake Placid School Board is asking voters to approve a budget of $17,264,976.00 One resolution on the ballot ask residents to allow the district to apply for an additional 10% in state building aid.. Board president Mary Deitrich says this resolution is a win win.. Polls in Lake Placid will be open from 2pm until 9pm…
In Tupper Lake, The school board has proposed a budget that will exceed the state’s 2% tax cap.. The Property Tax Levy would increase by 8.35% and includes a spending increase of 7.64% to just over $17,000,000 dollars, up from $16,000,009 in 2012.. Voting In Tupper Lake will take place at the Middle High School from Noon until 8pm Tomorrow and will require a “Super Majority” of 60% of voters voting in favor of the increase in order for it to pass.