Community Planning

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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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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Ski Big Tupper Again – Again..

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The ARISE Board in Tupper Lake is moving forward with plans to re-open Big Tupper Ski Area this winter.. A group of key volunteers met with the board on Friday and added their unanimous support to the effort. Arise Chairman Jim LaValley

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K&J – Comprehensive Planning in Lake Placid

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The 1980 Winter Olympics were a watershed moment for the Village of Lake Placid and the Town of North Elba. A new arena,ski jump, bobsled run, and speed skating oval were built, while the skiing facilities at Whiteface Mountain and Van Hoevenberg were expanded. A wave of new residentsflooded the community and visitorsflocked to see where the  “Miracle…

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Grimditch Lake Placid Boathouse Arguments are Sinking Fast

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The Town of North Elba will apparently get their way and while it’s not going to happen tomorrow, the Grimditch family is much closer to a summary judgement ordering them to tear down the two boathouses which they continued to build even after 3 separate stop work orders.. A 21 page Decision written by Judge…

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Mapping Out Plans for Tupper Lake

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The Town of Tupper Lake is in good hands when it comes to their event planning and with the budget season approaching The Town Board seems ready to renew an arrangement with Michelle Clement to continue strengthening community relationships in Tupper Lake and pulls together annual activities that attract money and tourism to the region..…

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K&J – DEC Ray Brook Hosts Public Listening Session #2

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The New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) has joined with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) in a joint effort to hear from the public  in 4 listening sessions during September. The DOT heard from key stakeholders including The Adirondack Recreational Trail Associates and The Adirondack Rail Preservation Society. Both stakeholders…

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K&J – An Offer to Purchase the Setting Pole Dam

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The Setting Pole Dam could have a new owner soon and if all goes well, that could mean less flooding for residents and businesses in Tupper Lake.. Dennis Ryan is the Project Manager for ECOsponsible, a company founded in 2007 by a group of SUNY Buffalo under graduate students.. He’s offering to purchase the Setting…

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School Board is Reaching Out to Stakeholders

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The Saranac Lake Central School Board has decided to create a mechanism for various stakeholders to get together to re-envision education.. and has begun to reach out to teachers, parents and other stakeholders.. The objective – to discuss pertinent topics that involve students and staff.. It’s going to be called the Educational Vision Committee….

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Cuomo Proposes New Slumlord Prevention Guidelines

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced proposed Slumlord Prevention Guidelines (SPG) for bank lending to help protect tenants, strengthen communities, and promote sustainable, long-term investments in rental housing. The guidelines include new Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) regulations from the Department of Financial Services (DFS) that incentivize banks to lend to landlords who are committed to…

State Owns Broadway Lot

The village of Saranac Lake will not be selling the small parking lot on the corner of Upper roadway and Bloomingdale Avenue because—as it turns out—the village does not own the lot—It’s actually owned by the State of New York.. In an email to WNBZ, Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau says the sliver of land…