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Manufacturing Takes a Big Step Forward at Clinton Community College

Clinton Community College (Clinton) will receive $12.7 Million in state funding as part of the SUNY 2020 Challenge Grant Program. Funding will be used to construct an advanced manufacturing institute (AMI) on Clinton’s main campus. The AMI will link Clinton Community College and SUNY Plattsburgh with Clarkson University, creating a system to support the economic…

Chefs and Farmers Taste the Adirondacks

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Local restaurant chefs are getting creative and working with our local farmers to create incredibly delicious tasting menus for this year’s Chefs and Farmers: Taste the Adirondacks. The Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to join us for the 4th Annual Chefs and Farmers: Taste of the Adirondacks, on September 14th , from…

Proposals Sought for Old Stone Barracks

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The Friends of the Old Stone Barracks, Inc. (FOSB) has issued a call for proposals for the highest and best use of the former Plattsburgh Air Force property.  The Old Stone Barracks, located off Ohio Avenue, consists of 7.7 acres and the 14,800 square foot, two story stone barracks. FOSB asks the general public to bring…

Opposition to First Floor Apartment Nearly Unanimous

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A store front turned apartment in Downtown Saranac Lake has business owners up in arms.. Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau says they had a cabinet meeting on Monday afternoon to discuss the issue.. and he’s heard from several business owners in the area expressing their opposition to having an apartment on the first floor in…

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Senator Schumer Tours Swarovski Lighting Plant in Plattsburgh

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Schumer: “Re-Authorizing Ex-Im Bank Means Job Growth for Clinton County & North Country Region” U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer visited Swarovski Lighting in Plattsburgh on Wednesday afternoon to launch his push to re-authorize the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank, which helps support tens of millions of dollars in exports at two major companies in Plattsburgh, Swarovski Lighting…

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Wild Center Announces Major Property Acquisition

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The Wild Center has announced the acquisition of 50 acres of Raquette River front property made possible by a group of supporters. The new acquisition adjoins the Center’s current 31-acre site and includes significant river-frontage on the Raquette River, a seasonal building and wetland habitat. “This was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for The Wild Center,” said…

Are There Too Many Unapproved Signs in Saranac Lake?

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Saranac Lake’s Sign Law could be getting some needed adjustments in the coming months.. That’s the result of a request by Village Trustee Allie Pelletere to look into how so many political signs can be placed for so long prior to an election.. “There are people who should be told politely to take them down unless…

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ADKYP Announces New Executive Officers

Adirondack Young Professionals, Inc (ADKYP) has announced the election of its 2014 executive officers. The organization will be led by Hannah Provost as President, Courtney Menard as Vice President, Erin Duprey as Treasurer and Michelle Boyea as Secretary. Ms. Provost joined the organization in 2012, soon after she relocated to Plattsburgh. She has previously served…

Saranac Lake Chamber Supports Lake Flower Spa & Resort Project

In an email to WNBZ, The Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, says they have carefully considered the value of the Lake Flower Spa & Resort project over the last several months. Thier goal was to determine the best course of action for our local economy’s progression and community as a whole. After…

Trudeau Institute Appoints Robert Curtis Executive Chairman

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Trudeau Institute’s Board Chairwoman Patricia Y. Tsien has announced the appointment of Robert A. Curtis, Pharm.D., to the position of Executive Chairman of the Trudeau Institute. The position was created to complement that of Ronald H. Goldfarb, Ph.D., President, Director and Chief Executive Officer as the institute moves towards aligning more closely with Clarkson University…

K&J – The Public Discusses the Lake Flower Lodging Project

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Developers of the Lake Flower Lodging Project in Saranac Lake are asking the Village’s Planning Board for a favorable opinion to be sent to the Village Board as the community contemplates allowing for a new zoning district to be created in the form of a Planned Unit Development Designation or P U D D…    In…

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Ground Preparations Begin on Fairfield / Marriott Project

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The Ground work has been laid and activity is beginning on the construction site of the New Fairfield Inn by Marriott in Plattsburgh… Town Supervisor Bernie Bassett says the new facility will be good for the community.. and he says there were a few issues with the Fairfield Marriott plans.. but they were able to straighten…

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Gillibrand Introduces New Cyber-Security Laws

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A New Cyber Information Sharing Tax Credit Would Incentivize Critical Infrastructure Businesses to Join Information-Sharing Organizations to Strengthen Their Cyber Security On the tenth anniversary of the release of the 9/11 Report last week, the report’s authors outlined current threats to our national security in a document called “Reflections on the Tenth Anniversary of The 9/11 Commission Report.” The authors – members of the original 9/11 Commission – concluded that…

Investigating the “IRONMAN Experience

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As IRONMAN weekend approaches, we focus today on The Ironman Experience Committee.. under the umbrella of the Lake Placid Business Association, which has been working to enhance the event experience for attendees and locals by raising awareness of the benefits this event brings to the region. “The economic impact of this event does not end…

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New Funding for Boarder Law Enforcement

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Congressman Bill Owens announces new funding allocations for local law enforcement agencies through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Operation Stonegarden (OPSG) state and local preparedness grant program for Fiscal Year 2014. OPSG provides funding to support operational preparedness along the northern and southern U.S. borders and to improve coordination among Federal, state, territorial and local…

K&J – LeRoy’s Turns 50

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LeRoy Pickering started in business in 1964.. Next Friday, the first of August, LeRoys will be celebrating 50 years in business with a special party, prizes, and an open bar from 7 to 9 at the VFW in Tupper Lake.. We took an opportunity to speak with LeRoy and his partner Bucky Clark about the automotive…

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City Helps Catherine Gardens Move to Phase Two

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Catherine Gardens is getting a boost from the City of Plattsburgh.. Maria Alexander is the executive Director of the Senior Citizen’s Council.. “We’re in phase two of the project and we’re putting 12 more units on our property and thanks to the bridge loan from the city, we’ll be able to do it sooner rather…

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Schumer, Gillibrand Call to Reclassify Broadband as a Utility

Advocates And Businesses Join Lawmakers In Support Of Letter Sent To FCC’s Wheeler As the comment period comes to a close for the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) proposed rulemaking on its Open Internet order, Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, along with eleven Senate Democrats, are calling on the Commission to reclassify the transmission component…

“Financial Practices Need to Improve” at ORDA

STATE AUDIT FINDS ORDA NEEDS TO IMPROVE FINANCIAL PRACTICES” The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) relies on loans and outside contributions to cover cash shortages and in recent years has used a line of credit to cover its basic operating costs, including payroll, according to an audit released today by New York…

WLPW Transmitter Succumbs to Weather

For those of you used to hearing us on WLPW in Lake Placid – at 105.5 FM.. Our Transmitter over the weekend along with the station’s tower and it’s antenna experienced a fairly severe lightning strike and that.. followed by the immense rainfall caused several major components to fail, including, we think, the antenna itself,…