Local Economy

K&J – Students in Depth with Congressman Owens

082213 - Congressman Bill Owens at Paul Smith's College

Students at Paul Smith’s College have an opportunity to speak with Congressman Bill Owens on college financing, opportunities for job growth and we ask the Congressman about his views on Common Core Testing in New York State. It’s an up close conversation with……

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Lake Placid Village Board Approves Contract for Bandshell

Paul White Proposed Bandshell

The Village of Lake Placid is moving forward with a contract to rebuild the Paul White Memorial Bandshell in Lake Placid – Jamie Rogers is one of the residents coordinating the effort..  AUDIO – 082713 – Lake Placid Approves Contract to Move Forward on Bandshell

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K&J – Invading the Adirondack Watershed Institute

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Congressman Bill Owens has been meeting regularly with organizations focused on the prevention of invasive species in the…..

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Job Growth in NY Under National Trends

For the first time in six years, national job growth rates have exceeded those in New York State, according to a new report on economic trends released by New York State’s Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. “The good news, he says, is that New York’s job count has increased above its pre-recession levels,” “The bad news is that, over the past year, the state has fallen short of the national growth rate in several major employment sectors.

20 Plus New Jobs Possible at Bionique

082213 - Harrietstown Regular Board meeting

The Town of Harrietstown is leveraging their authority in support of Bionique Testing Laboratories and their initiative to seek funding for the expansion of their labs in Lake Clear.. Harrietstown Councilman Ron Keough says if Bionique is able to expand their current footprint at the business park, there’s an opportunity for 20 plus jobs to be…

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Paul Smith’s Students Meet Congressman Bill Owens

082213 - Congressman Bill Owens at Paul Smith's College

Students at Paul Smith’s College met with Congressman Bill Owens Thursday afternoon and their questions provided a fresh perspective on the impact of financing a college education. President Obama continues his tour through Central New York and we asked the Congressman for his thoughts on President Obama’s new initiative to make college educations more affordable…

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To Beer or Not to Beer / A Sixer Pale Ale

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Village Trustee Allie Pellitiere is upset with a letter to the Editor in the Adirondack Daily

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Aubuchon Tupper Lake gets Major Upgrade

Aubuchon Hardware is breaking ground on Lake Street in Tupper Lake on a new architectural style of building that will become one of the first new in the entire chain of stores throughout the North Country.. Tupper Lake’s Mayor Paul Maroun says the new store will be a win win for the community……

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$9 Million for Lake Placid / St Armand

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The Village of Lake Placid and the Town of St Armand are the latest beneficiaries of Governor Cuomos approval of over $66 million in grants, interest-free loans and low-interest financing to construct major infrastructure improvements to drinking water and wastewater systems across New York State. AUDIO – 081613 – Cuomo approves Water Project Grants for…

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North Elba Officials Support Hotel Projects

Hotel Saranac - August 2013

The Town of North Elba gives its support to the Lake Flower Avenue Hotel Project… There are Three Motels on Lake Flower Avenue which own waterfront on LakeFlower and PontiacBay, if the project can continue to move forward, they will be torn down in favor of one new 6 story hotel in the architectural style of the old Riverside Hotel in SaranacLake..

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American Airlines Merger in Limbo

AUDIO – 081513 – American Airlines Merger Plan in Limbo American Airlines parent AMR Corp. plans to ask a bankruptcy judge on Thursday to approve its turnaround plan that includes a merger with US Airways, even though the federal government has sued to block the deal. The hearing in New York had been expected to be…

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Joining Forces on Community Development

Peggy Mousaw - At North Elba Board Meeting

A Community Development Grant has come through for Lake Placid and the Town of North Elba.. Peggy Mousaw says the purpose of the grant is to update and revise the joint plan between both municipalities. She asked the board for their approval and following a quick discussion, the board endorsed the grant and it’s objectives..

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Walking Mountain Bike Trails at Mt Pisgah

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On July 1st, 2013, Dewey Mountain officially opened it’s mountain biking trails with a different kind of Ribbon Cutting.. Adrian Heyden and his friend Jasper rode through the ribbon at the end of the Trail… The next phase of the trail project for The Village of Saranac Lake is at Mt Pisgah…

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“Saranac Lake 6er” Program Seeks Brewery Partnership

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At Monday’s meeting, the board authorized Community Development Director Jeremy Evans to request proposals from breweries

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Lake Placid Lacrosse – Sunday

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Graph-Tex — a team made of up players from Central New York, Western New York and elsewhere — downed the Burnt Orange Syracuse University alumni team 9-8 in overtime to win the 24th annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic’s men’s Masters I division Sunday afternoon in front of a large crowd at the North Elba Athletic Fields. Peter Milliman, a three-time All-American at Gettysburg who later spent four years playing for the Rochester Rattlers

New Biking Event Proposed for Saranac Lake

If all goes well for the planners, in 2015 there may be a new biking event coming to the Adirondacks. Zoe Smith is Director of The Wildlife Conservation Society in the Adirondacks. She is working on developing a bike ride that will be centrally located in Saranac Lake.

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