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K&J – Sunrise Rotary Updates Plans for 2015 Mayor’s Cup

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With Spring…. and Summer in the air… Boaters are itching to get back on the water and one of the bigger events on Lake Champlain is Plattsburgh’s Mayor’s Cup… And July 9th is not too far away at this point….  In anticipation of this year’s Mayor’s Cup Regatta and Festival, The Sunrise Rotary Club continues…

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There are Two Sides to Every Beach Proposal

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There’s still work to be done on the question of returning the beach to Lake Flower in Saranac Lake… Village Trustee Paul VanCott says they’ve been working on one specific project that will become part of the final application to the Department of Health…  One of the organizers of the Lake Flower Beach Return is…

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Proposed Location for Boat Wash gets the Brush Off

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Eric Homlund directs the Watershed Stewardship program at Paul Smith’s College. He told the Village Board recently that New York State is funding a program to provide high power hot water boat washing stations around the state and they would like to see Saranac Lake become one of the locations. The location his organization identified…

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Adirondack Council Congratulates Retiring Supervisor Randy Douglas

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The Adirondack Council today congratulated retiring Essex County Board of Supervisors Chairman Randy Douglas for his work in the wake of major storms Irene and Lee to rebuild flooded, local communities and help them become more resilient, while urging the entire board to investigate opportunities to obtain new state grants to improve drinking water and…

Adirondack Coast Chair Tour Starts in Beekmantown Today

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The Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau is excited to announce the return of the #AdirondackCoastChair. The chair, decorated with an Adirondack Coast theme, was painted by local artist Lynn Lecuyer and features a basket of fun Adirondack Coast props. The #AdirondackCoastChair will be traveling throughout the area to various attractions and events from May to October.…

SLHS Juried Art Exhibit Open through May 19th

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The Harrietstown Town Hall in Saranac Lake has become home to an exhibition of art of all kinds… Created by students from the Saranac Lake High School.. It’s a juried arts show for the high school, plus as a bonus, for the first time.. This year’s show includes creations from students in the middle school…

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Stefanik Speaks at Paul Smith’s College Graduation

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Students were lined up Saturday morning outside of the tent on the main lawn at Paul Smith’s College. They were preparing for the graduation ceremony set to take place at 11am. The rain held off but it was a little windy, which turned out to be a good thing as the wind was cooling the…

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K&J – Hospice Social Worker Patience Mary Whitman

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Today we’re continuing our series highlighting High Peaks Hospice… High Peaks Hospice Radio Day is now less than a month away and will take place on June 2nd … Patience Mary Whitman is a Licensed Masters Level Social Worker with High Peaks Hospice in Mineville.. We spoke with her at the Hospice Administrative Offices in the…

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City’s Assessment Up in 2014 by $14,267,323

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Residents in The City of Plattsburgh are continuing to benefit from investment by manufacturers and businesses in property and construction..  In fact, Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon says there were 6 new parcels in 2014 which brought the City’s Assessment up by close to $9 Million Dollars.. AUDIO – 050815 – Assessment Roles Rise in Plattsburgh…

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2015 Library Budget On Par with 2014

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In addition to choosing new school board members on the 19th of May… Voters in Saranac Lake are also charged with an up or down vote on the budget for the Library.. and this year.. While the budget itself hasn’t changed much from 2014 to 2015, The Library board is looking to the taxpayers for…

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Trustee Paul Van Cott; “Bed Tax Good for Saranac Lake”

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Bed Tax Legislation that passed the Assembly on Tuesday is now headed to the state Senate.. The Legislation if passed, would give Franklin County the authority to enact a tax for hotel/motel visitors so that it can fund county-wide tourism promotion efforts.. Saranac Lake Village Trustee Paul VanCott thanked Assemblywoman Janet Duprey for helping to…

Saranac Lake High School Concert Choir Performs Mozart’s Requiem May 31st.

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The Saranac Lake High School Concert Choir will give a performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Requiem, collaborating with professional vocal soloists and chamber orchestra. This masterwork of the Classical Era will be paired with student vocal solo performances representative of significant solo literature from a variety of styles and languages. The performance will take place…

Senator Betty Little’s Recall Legislation Heads out of Committee

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The State Senate Transportation Committee on Tuesday approved legislation sponsored by Senator Betty Little that would require registered owners be notified of any manufacturer recall notices when their motor vehicles are inspected. If the official inspection station found that the motor vehicle is the subject of a safety recall, it would notify the owner in…

Plattsburgh Kayaking Class Registration Now Open

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The Town of Plattsburgh has opened pre-registration for kayak lessons which will be available to all active adults and seniors who are residents in the Town of Plattsburgh..  The first Kayak trip will be on Thursday June 4 from 5:30 – 7 PM.  Kayaking will begin at the Cadyville Beach and instruction will be provided…

NYSUT Presses State Ed to Address New Yorker’s Concerns

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In advance of Thursday’s State Education Department hearing on teacher evaluations, New York State’s Teachers Union says is will be disseminating more information about the issue as it continues to press State Ed to do more to listen to… And address New Yorkers’ concerns. State Ed says its Thursday “Learning Summit” is designed to get…

State Assembly Pushes Families First Agenda

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The state Assembly Continues it’s efforts to support the Families First Agenda…  On Tuesday, in the wake of another leadership scandal, this time in the Senate… The Assembly passed a bill introduced by Assemblywoman Addie J. Russell, that will prevent employers from discriminating against people based on their family status. Assemblywoman Russell says “Families are…

Douglas to resign as Essex County Chairman / Jay Supervisor

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On Monday, Essex County Chairman and Jay Town Supervisor Randy Douglas announced that he would be making a statement following the Essex County Board of Supervisors Meeting…  During that statement he announced that he would be retiring at a date to be determined in early June. In his letter to the board, Douglas said he…

Kiwanis Club to Kick Off Cycle Adirondacks

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For the past several years, the Saranac Lake Kiwanis Club has been running the Pat Stratton Memorial Ride, a 15-year tradition honoring the “bicycling plumber,” a beloved member of the community. And this year it happens on Saturday, August 22, just as Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Cycle Adirondacks riders are gathering in Saranac Lake for an August 23-29 road…

Save A Life Tour Arrives Friday at Lake Placid High School

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This week is Arrive Alive Week at Lake Placid High School.  The week highlights the negatives of drunk driving leading up to the Lake Placid High School prom. This year a major focus will be the Save A Life Tour on Friday, May 8th. The Save A Life Tour is a comprehensive high impact safe…

Cornell Students to Present Findings on Lake Placid Trail System

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  A team of three graduate students from the Cornell Institute of Public Affairs has been working with the Lake Placid / North Elba Development Commission to study the trail systems in the vicinity of Lake Placid.  During the last four months the group has met with representatives of the various trail systems, studied how similar…