State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli uncovered up to $3 million in inappropriate unemployment insurance payments made by the Department of Labor (DOL), including payments to recipients who were ineligible because they were employed, had collected more than the maximum weekly benefits or were not authorized to work in the United States, according to a report released today.…
The Supreme Court on Thursday is unanimous in their decision to throw out attempts to patent human genes. The decision will affect Biotech for years to come.
The New York State Senate sends a package of legislation to the assembly today which would help New York’s military veterans achieve success in business, employment and education.
Day one of the Lake Placid Film Forum and the schedule includes two screenings – one at 6:30 and one at 9pm – All of the screenings will take place at the LPCA -The Sleepless in Lake Placid portion of the Film Forum begins Friday at 8:45…
Curtis Lumber’s President and Owner, Jay Curtis and wife Kendra, along with the Curtis Family of 600+ employees announce the 4th Annual PetAPalooza Pet Adoption Day being held at select Curtis Lumber locations including Ray Brook. Volunteers are hosting one of the biggest one-day pet adoption event in New York State and Vermont! Curtis Lumber says…
About a year ago, a committee tasked with proposing changes and updates to the village building codes found their document almost entirely incorporated into those codes.. A joint meeting Tuesday Night with both the Lake Placid Village Board and the Town of North Elba netted motions for an update to that document which includes adjustments and modifications to that code.. Both boards appear very supportive of the efforts of the planning committee… Dean Deitrich Chairs the Technical Steering Committee – He says it takes the whole community..
Protect the Adirondacks filed a Memo in Opposition against “second passage” of a proposed Constitutional Amendment to exchange Forest Preserve lands in the Jay Mountain Wilderness Area in Lewis, New York with NYCO Minerals, Inc., a mining company. NYCO owns and operates a 260-acre wollastonite mine with an 80-acre open pit, called the Lewis mine,…
The Department of Transportation and the DEC last week announced last week their intentions to initiate a public process to review the Unit Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for the Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor. Following their announcement, we had the opportunity to speak with ANCA representative Steve Ehman about their feelings on the pending debate..
The state currently owns the corridor from Remsen North to Lake Placid and South of Remsen it’s privately owned.. The 119-mile section of rail line that runs through the Adirondack Park will now become the topic of discussion as the UMP and the Environmental Impact Statement will be reviewed to assess the corridor’s natural and physical resources. The overall goal of the review will be to identify the best public and economic use.
The DOT, DEC and the Adirondack Park Agency developed the 1996 UMP/EIS with considerable public input. The current effort to review the UMP will take into account issues that have developed over the past 20 years by providing an opportunity for all interests to be part of the process and comment on future transportation and recreation opportunities along the Travel Corridor.
The public process will enable DOT and DEC to hear from residents, local officials, visitors and other stakeholders on their views of the current and future use of the Travel Corridor.
We’ll speak with more stakeholders through the summer in our ongoing series on the rails and the Corridor Unit Management Plan..
The 4th Annual Pet Adoption Day sponsored by Curtis Lumber is scheduled for Saturday, June 15th from 10am until 3pm at all of their stores including the Curtis Lumber in Ray Brook.. The event will include many adoptable animals from the Tri-Lake’s Humane Society in our area.. This past Saturday, a group of kids from Petrova were getting a jump on the fundraising portion of the event with a car wash in the store’s parking lot..
David Narreau, of Plattsburgh, was at Adirondack Medical Center for a surgical procedure on his birthday, but that did not stop staff in the Ambulatory Surgical Unit from celebrating his special day. Following his procedure, the staff sang “Happy Birthday” to David and gave him a blueberry muffin and a card. David marked his 65th…
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo joins members of the Women’s Equality Coalition, introducing legislation designed to end discrimination and inequality based on gender and to restore New York as a leader in women’s rights. If enacted by the Legislature, the Women’s Equality Act will achieve pay equity, stop sexual harassment, prevent pregnancy discrimination in all workplaces,…
The Tri Lake’s Cruisers meet at Curtis Lumber every Tuesday evening but Saturday, they were at a special event at the Bloomingdale Fire Department.
There’s a newly installed concrete bridge over the Lapan Highway again… It doesn’t look much different..
The Village Improvement Society is preparing to place hanging flower baskets throughout the community. In May and June, they begin preparing the soils and plantings for four entry planters, eight trash receptacles 24 barrels, 24 hanging baskets and more than six local municipal gardens.. In a letter to the village Board, The VIS says their partnership with the village makes it possible to maintain the plantings by watering the number and diversity of sites in an efficient manner with the help of village employees.. Saranac Lake’s Mayor Clyde Rabideau says they really look at the VIS as a tremendous asset of volunteers who are dedicated to the beautification of our village.
The Village Board every year seems a little wary of putting too much money into the beautification of the village, but continues to vote positively for supporting the partnership and watering of the baskets..
The Town of Harrietstown is hanging “No Smoking” signs in all of their parks an if they can work out an arrangement with the village, the ban could eventually include the front of the Harrietstown Town Hall.
The proposed law would have been a temporary measure to prohibit the new introduction of raising and keeping domesticated animals in the village. A vote was tabled until the next meeting.
AUDIO – 052813 – Saranac Lake Youth Baseball Opening Day The League’s President is Danielle Phelan says there used to be an opening day when Mike Ritchie was one of the coaches. The league began over 50 years ago… A few years ago 200 kids participated in the program but this year only 150 are involved.…
The Top Three 4th grade Poets came out to the bandshell in Saranac Lake on Saturday to read their poems to onlookers braving the cold and the wet weather.
A Worldwide Protest against Monsanto brings out protesters in 52 countries and 436 cities, including Saranac Lake..