Community Planning

North Elba Budget – On Target for Tax Cap

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The Town of North Elba is moving forward with a budget that comes in under their Tax Cap…  originally, the proposed budget came in at $4,707,023 dollars..  The Calculated tax levy limit is only $4,063,020 which meant the preliminary budget exceeded the cap by more than $640,000.. ($644,003)  North Elba Supervisor Robi Politi said “The…

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New Name, Same Goal for the “Adirondack Foundation”

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LAKE PLACID –The community foundation known as Adirondack Community Trust, or ACT, since 1997 now has a new name: Adirondack Foundation. “Over the years, our organization has frequently and too easily been confused with a bank,” said Cali Brooks, Adirondack Foundation’s executive director. “Adirondack Foundation more accurately conveys our charitable purpose. While the name has…

Trick Or Treat – Halloween in Lake Placid

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The Lake Placid Police Department sponsors an annual Halloween dance at the Olympic Center on Halloween.. The dance was held at the Lake Placid Convention Center from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Grades 6 through 12 were invited. Earlier in the day, the Elementary Halloween Trick or Treat set records with kids and parents looking to…

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Park Street Trick or Treat – Tupper Lake

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Attention all witches, ghosts and goblins. Once again, the delightful and fun Park Street Trick or Treat celebration will be offered to area children on October 31st. From 2pm – 5pm, children can “trick-or-treat” at various businesses along Park Street. Posters will be hung at participating businesses. The following section of Park Street will be…

Haloween in Downtown Saranac Lake

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The Saranac Lake Police Department closed Main Street and Broadway in Saranac Lake for kids to Trick or Treat at Downtown Saranac Lake businesses on Halloween. The road was closed essentially from the Town Hall to the Post Office. Thru traffic was directed around that location and drivers encouraged to proceed with caution as children…

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Saranac Lake Switches to Emergency 911 Dispatch

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On Thursday this week, Emergency Services within the Saranac Lake Fire and Rescue District will be finalizing a change in their operational structure which will re-direct all emergency calls to Franklin County 911…  We spoke with  Saranac Lake Police Chief Bruce Nason about the changeover. he says currently when someone dials 911 for a law…

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Emergency Services Building – On Hold Until Spring

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Whether for Busses or for emergency vehicles, Tupper Lake never seems to have enough money in the budget for maintenance and repair…. In fact, The Fire Department is once again close to exceeding to their service budget, having already approached $10,000 in expenses for the year with more on the way.   It appears the…

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K&J – ADK Works – The Park Works when People Work

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The K&J show focuses today on a new organization called “ADK Works” a coalition of concerned Adirondack residents, business owners and community organizations who rallied together to advocate for solutions that lead to a speedy economic recovery and advance a simple but important concept: “The Park Works, When People Do.” The campaign comes at a time when…

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Soccer’s “Dawn to Dark” gets another Resolution of Support

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There’s a new event in the works for Summer 2014 which could bridge the gap between The end of the two Lake Placid Horse Shows just after Independence Day, and  IRONMAN Lake Placid. Twigs McGlinn and Stuart Helmsley made the announcement on behalf of The Lake Placid Soccer Center during October’s Town of North Elba…

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Saranac Lake Emergency Services Notice..

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A reminder from Emergency Services in Saranac Lake.. If you have an alarm system with an automatic dialer to your alarm company, Village Manager John Sweeney says it’s important to communicate with your alarm company and change the emergency number they have on file to the New Franklin County Emergency services number… That new number…

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S.L. Visits College Downtown Initiative in Boston

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Community Development in The Village of Saranac Lake is in high gear even while down a code enforcement officer but that’s not stopping Development Director Jeremy Evans from pushing forward to find ways for the community to grow and one way is traveling to Boston to find out first hand about Colleges Downtown Initiatives and…

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6 Seats Available on Adult Center Board

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Voting takes place today (Thursday 10/10/13) from 1pm until 2pm at the Saranac Lake Adult Center. Members of The Saranac Lake Adult Center have an opportunity to vote on their choices to fill 6 open positions on the Adult Center’s Board of Directors…  There are 14 people who have submitted their names to the membership…

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K&J – Adirondack Public Observatory

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If you’ve ever looked at a picture of earth at night from far away, there’s one spot that’s quite a lot darker than the rest and it’s right in the middle of the Adirondack Park.. The Forest Preserve provides star gazers with nothing but darkness and a pristine view of the night sky.. Which is…

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1982 Residency Law Causing Problems for Village of Lake Placid

If your neighbor lives two hundred feet away from you but lives outside of the village line.. Should that disqualify your neighbor from being employed by the village? That’s the focus of a 1982 law drafted by the Village Board in Lake Placid which Mayor Randall says specifically restricts the ability of the village to do business.. The Mayor says Trustee Scott Monroe was able to put together a proposal that would attempt to address the problems that the village faces including a local law that might allow for some leeway in the old law.

As it turns out, roughly 65% of village employees which have been hired since 1982 are not residents of the village.. Village Attorney Janet Bliss says the simplest solution would be to create a local law repealing the 1982 law, mostly …..

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Accountant & Attorneys Plan for Your Giving

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Adirondack Community Trust, the community foundation of the Adirondack region, and the Adirondack Chapter of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants are hosting a seminar to educate professional advisors on charitable giving options and provide an update on charitable giving tax rules.  The seminar, will be held this Thursday at the Whiteface…

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Snowmobiling In Tupper Lake –

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The Tupper Lake Snowmobile Club is raising money for a new groomer and they’re selling raffle tickets through the beginning of the snowmobile season.. The Club was in attendance with several antique sleds and the sled being raffled; We took the opportunity to say hello, but also to talk about the clubs stake in the…

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OkTUPPERfest Returns

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The Fall Festival season begins with an annual event at Big Tupper Ski Area.. and this year, a new reason for the community to take part in OkTUPPERfest..  Join us for the conversation as we speak with volunteers, members of the community, the Mayor and others about Tupper Lake and Winter 2013.. AUDIO – 093013…

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Village Board hears UMP Voices from Both Sides of the Tracks

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Voices from both sides of the Rail Corridor are speaking out about pending agency recommendations to commissioners on whether or not to re-open the Corridor’s Unit Management Plan. And in SaranacLake it is the Village Board’s turn to hear from stakeholders… Wayne Tucker is a board member of the Adirondack Carousel.. He asked the board…

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K&J – Today – Tupper Lake’s Point of View

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The Wild Center is host to the final public listening session hosted jointly by the Department of Transportation and the Department of Environmental Conservation..   Tupper Lake Residents were joined by residents of Lake Placid and Saranac Lake as well as people from as far away as Pennsylvania who’ve expressed an interest in the success of…

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Burglaries / Drugs / Tupper Lake

Tupper Lake’s Police Chief Eric Proulx says in the Month of August there were 310 reportable incidents, including 13 motor vehicle accidents, 6 alarms, 33,720.81 in Stolen Property.. Chief Proulx spoke to the Tupper Lake Village Board at their regular meeting on Monday Evening and following the meeting, he spoke privately about the issues facing…

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