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Public Hearing on Lake Flower Lodge Project set for Nov 10th

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The Village of Saranac Lake is proposing a different look for the Lake Flower Lodge project..  Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau says the board, in conjunction with the Planning Board was looking for something that combined Adirondack features with other styles in the village of Saranac Lake.. Essentially, they’ve taken away some of the larger Adirondack…

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Final Tally Still To Come from Essex County’s Auction

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In Essex County, about 120 bidders were on hand looking for deals on property being auctioned on behalf of the county by Harroff Auctions..  The high bids on Wednesday ran from just $100 up to $50,000 for a perspective on those values, we caught up with the chief auctioneer.. About 73 properties sold in the bidding,…

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Plattsburgh’s Code Enforcement Office – A Barometer for Growth

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The Town of Plattsburgh is setting itself up to handle a few additional derelict properties in 2015.. Stephen Imhoff is the Town’s Code Enforcement Officer.. He says the Town has a full set of local laws which allow them to deal with zombie properties…  “So eventually, the County reimburses the Town for the contracting work,…

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K&J – Lake Placid’s Brewfest

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When craft brewers arrive at the 1932 Rink in Lake Placid Columbus Day Weekend, the rink transforms for a Saturday afternoon into a different kind of arena. For a few hours, it’s a discussion among brewers, visitors and residents about all of the different types of IPAs, Amber Ales, Pilsners and their different weights, flavors…

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More Growth for Brewfest Lake Placid

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Columbus Day Weekend in 2013 brought more than 30 craft brewers to the 1932 Rink at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid. The 2014 Brewfest is Lake Placid’s third annual Brewfest. The crowd continues to grow year after year with visitors and residents sampling beers from across the country and talking to beer experts right in…

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Could the Old Stone Barracks Become a Craft Brewery?

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If a local preservation group has their way, The Old Stone Barracks in Plattsburgh will remain as a landmark to veterans who made use of the building and it’s property for years until it was de-commissioned..  You may know that a developer purchased the property and the building several years ago with the idea of…

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Clarkson President “Extraordinary Broadband Leader”

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Clarkson University President Tony Collins has been named a New York State Extraordinary Broadband Leader. He was recognized this summer by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York State Broadband Program Office Director David Salway for his efforts to help expand broadband in New York State and his extraordinary broadband leadership. “On behalf…

Dr. Herard Joins AMC’s Pain Management Services

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Under the medical direction of Dr. Pierre R. Herard, Adirondack Health has expanded its comprehensive range of procedure-oriented pain management. Board certified in Pain Management as well as Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dr. Herard has joined Adirondack Health’s medical staff to direct pain management services at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake.  Dr. Herard provides…

North Country Chamber Hosting Health Insurance Training

The Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce invite you to join us as our partner The North Country Chamber of Commerce offers a training on Health Care 2015 – Open Enrollment and What it Means to you.  Join us at the Paul Smith’s VIC on September 26th at 10AM. Presenting with Sandy Duquette will…

It’s Kiwanis Radio Week on WNBZ

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Every year, WNBZ and it’s sister station ROCK105 open their doors to hear from members of the Kiwanis Club of Lake Placid and in doing so, we’re also opening our commercial inventory to help with one of their major fundraisers of the year. The Club’s members speak with local organizations and local business and WNBZ…

Local Survey Headed to Commercial Property Owners

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The Saranac Lake Local Development Corporation (SLLDC), in coordination with the Village and the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, is mailing nearly 200 surveys to commercial property owners in the Village on Monday, September 22, 2014.  The purpose of the survey is to develop a comprehensive inventory of commercial rental properties to make it…

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…

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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…