Community Planning

Ten Regional Councils – $750 Million in Funding Announced Today

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Three Quarters of a Billion Dollars is up for grabs today in Albany as Governor Cuomo Announces the winners among ten Regional Economic Development Councils who are all competing for their share of the pie in round Three… The North Country Regional Economic Development Council has been extremely successful in positioning itself in one of…

K&J – Stroll through Lake Placid this Holiday

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The Lake Placid Business Association has been developing an event for the first weekend in December featuring holiday shopping, festive family fun, a skating show at the Olympic Center, arts and entertainment, Santa Claus, the lighting of the Christmas tree in Mid’s Park and a Jingle Bell Run Saturday Morning – a follow up to…

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Planning Board ads Public Comment to Tonight’s Agenda

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The Village of Saranac Lake Planning Board is holding a special meeting tonight at 7PM in the Village Offices on Main Street in Saranac Lake. While the planning board meets regularly, this meeting is a little different because if the board is so inclined, they can solicit input from the public prior to any formal…

Water Ski Championships Returning to Mirror Lake

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The Village Board in Lake Placid gives the green light to hold the Eastern Region Water Ski Championships on Mirror Lake July 31st through August 3rd.. John Wilkins is a competitor and also one of the organizers of this championship event. Competition will happen the same week as Rugby Weekend..  and should provide ample opportunity for spectators…

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Cuomo Gives Whiteface Highway $12 Million for Repairs

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Whiteface Mountain Veteran’s Memorial Highway now has $12 million in state funding to enable vital repairs. “The Whiteface Mountain Veterans’ Memorial Highway attracts tourists, bicyclists, hikers, and sightseers from around the globe to traverse the High Peak and take in the exquisite view,” Governor Cuomo said. “For too many years the Highway has been in…

Measuring the Visual Impact of a New Historic Icon

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If you’ve been wondering how the new Riverside Hotel might fit into the landscape on Lake Flower Avenue, there’s no need to wait any longer… That’s because four balloons are floating 60 feet and 90 feet above the ground on Lake Flower Avenue.. The Two Orange Balloons which are used only for digital mapping are…

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K&J – The Power and Promise of Non Profits

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The Adirondack Non Profit Summit – Thursday November 21st at the WIld Center A daylong summit will examine the impact of our region’s nonprofit organizations. This event will also serve as the unveiling of a study that analyzes the regional impact of 36 nonprofits. All those involved in nonprofit organizations — board members, staff, donors…

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Babes are Blooming Again in Lake Placid

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Even though winter is here… It looks like we’ll see more Babes in Bloom in Lake Placid… Because the first printing of the controversial,  yet popular, Garden Club of Lake Placid’s 2014 calendar, Babes in Bloom, sold out within 3 weeks, the Club contemplates a second printing of 500, the minimum run. In order to…

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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