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Plattsburgh’s 2015 Budget Includes Activities Coordinator

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Whether or not to Hire an Activities Coordinator is one of the final items for discussion as Plattsburgh’s City Council approves their budget for 2015..   The final resolution to approve the budget also locks in the tax levy for 2015 with a rate of $10.78 for each $100,000 of assessed property value in the city..…

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Saranac Lake Planning Board Seeing Changes in Membership

The Village of Saranac Lake says goodbye to a member of the Planning Board whose been there since the start of the Lake Flower Lodge Project.. Scott Stoddard tendered his resignation as of December 15th to the Village Board and Trustee Allie Pelletiere said he is going to be missed.. Village Trustee Paul VanCott echoed the…

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Saranac Lake Mayor Honors Journalist Jack LaDuke

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Jack LaDuke is honored for his role in journalism in the North Country on Monday night by Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau.. LaDuke started reporting when he was 12 as a boy scout for the Essex County Republican.. and for those of us who may not have had to use hot Lead Typsets.. Being a…

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Community Bank Donates $25,000 to Tupper Wild Walk

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Another Large grant for a local organization.. This time from Community Bank.. Community Bank is recognizing the regional significance of Wild Walk Project at the Wild Center by donating $25,000 towards completion of the project.. Craig Stevens is Vice President of Commercial Banking at Community Bank.. He says “Aside from its innovative design, The Wild…

Podcast 7am… Tue 12/23/14

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Birthday Club… Tue 12/23/14

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Plattsburgh Anoints Jan 1st, 2015 “Generosity Day”

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The City of Plattsburgh has declared the first of the year Generosity Day in the City…  Councilor Mike Kelly brought the resolution to the table. He told the council he was searching for a way to describe what it means and found this quote from Mother Theresa; “There’s a light in this world, a healing…

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Recore in Final Days at Mountain Lake PBS

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Mountain Lake PBS President and Chief Executive Officer Alice Recore, is retiring at the end of the year. Recore has served at President & CEO for the last 11 years..  She says “Serving as the CEO and President of Mountain Lake PBS over the last decade has been an honor and privilege.   While I am…

Jingle bell runners spread cheer for good causes

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Big smiles were beaming and lots of bells jingling around Mirror Lake in Lake Placid for the 5th annual Holiday Village Stroll Adirondack Health Jingle Bell Run/Walk.  The annual event supports the Adirondack Health Fit for Life program.  New this year, gently used athletic shoes were collected for donating to Soles4Souls.  Roughly 150 participants raised…

South Platt Field Named After Gerald Burdo

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The South Platt little league field in Plattsburgh has a new name thanks to the City Council. It will now be known as Gerald Burdo Field. The idea was conceived by Councilor Paul O’Connell who says Burdo deserves the recognition after 30 years of service to the little league. The vote on the resolution on…

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Plattsburgh City Council Closes in on Final Budget

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Councilors in the City of Plattsburgh have completed their deliberations on Mayor Calnon’s Proposed 2015 budget and it appears as though the overall expenditures will remain below the tax cap..  The council approved additional expenses of about $9,700 dollars for conferences and employee training, in addition, they approved a resolution which returned the library’s budget…

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Podcast 7am… Fri 12/19/14

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Birthday Club

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Religious leaders celebrate ministry at Adirondack Health

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An interfaith meeting of Adirondack regional clergy and pastoral care providers was held recently at Adirondack Medical Center.  Sponsored by Adirondack Health and hosted by Pastoral Care Director Rev. Steve Kovacevich, the annual event promotes knowledge and builds greater awareness around service, support and healing.  The gathering also offers pastors and pastoral care workers of…

Historic Saranac Lake Hosts “A Franklin Manor Winter Solstice”

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There are a few tickets left for Historic Saranac Lake’s upcoming event on Saturday, December 20. Executive Director Amy Catania says shes hopes everyone will join them for A Franklin Manor Winter Solstice. “What a great way to welcome in the winter season,” She said, “It’s a gathering at one of Saranac Lake’s most beautiful cure…

High Praise from DOH for Alice T. Miner Center

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The Alice T. Miner Center for Women and Children (CWC) earned high praise from the New York State Department of Health for its efforts to reduce scheduled deliveries.  The CWC was recently awarded the New York State Perinatal Quality Collaborative (NYSPQC) Obstetrical Improvement Project’s 2013 Quality Improvement Award.  The award supports the project’s mission of…

Adirondack Scenic Railroad Benefits from NY Capital Grants Program

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NY Governor Andrew Cuomo announced earlier this week that the Adirondack Railway Preservation Society (ARPS), the nonprofit operator of the Adirondack Scenic Railroad will receive $791,000 in state funding. Through the Governor’s Aviation Capital Grants Program $26.8 million was allocated to 38 rail and aviation safety programs. Since the Adirondack Scenic Railroad lost its lease agreement…

Governor Cuomo Signs Dark Skies Bill

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The Adirondack Park’s largest and most influential environmental organization today praised the Gov. Andrew Cuomo for signing into law a bill designed to preserve dark night skies in the Adirondack Park and other rural areas. The new law will protect sensitive wildlife and save taxpayers money, while offering economic opportunities to Adirondack communities and businesses,…

Chamber Sponsors Snowman Building Contest

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The village of Saranac Lake will have some extra snowmen tomorrow afternoon.. That’s because the Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a community snowman building contest to welcome friends family and visitors to the community…  The snowman building contest begins Saturday at noon and runs until 3pm along River Street Park starting across the…