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Cuomo, Shumlin Tie in Adirondack Whitewater Challenge

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo held the 2014 Adirondack Challenge over the weekend, an exciting afternoon to highlight the summer tourism opportunities in the region, including outdoor activities such as rafting and fly fishing. The event, held in Indian Lake, attracted elected officials, tourism industry leaders and summer enthusiasts to Upstate New York. In today’s award…

Identifying Goals for Lake Placid Schools

The Saranac Lake Central School Board is continuing it’s search for a board member to replace Deb Lennon.. and in Lake Placid, School Superintendent Roger Catania shares his goals for the school community and they’re broken down into three areas.. Instruction, and then a focus on the opportunity gap and then the third communication and…

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New Teacher Appointments for 2nd & 3rd Grade Stations

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More now from the Lake Placid Central School District.. School Superintendent Roger Catania says they’ve been speaking with parents who were very concerned about some of the situations brought about in the budget which would have compelled them to reduce elementary school classrooms by another section.. either two sections in the third grade, with three…

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A New Look for Special Education in Lake Placid

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Enzo Villani was sworn in on Tuesday evening and takes his seat at the table with the two other new members of the board.. Patricia Stanton and Cammy Sheridan.. and beyond the new seats on the board itself, the Committee on Special Education has a new chairwoman.. Her name is Sarah Allen. She gave a…

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Laura Chapot wins the $100,000 Woodlea Farms Adirondack Grand Prix

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Lake Placid, New York-July 12, 2014-Laura Chapot of Neshanic Station, NJ, and Quointreau Un Prince won the $100,000 Woodlea Farms Adirondack Grand Prix Saturday to culminate the inaugural Adirondack Horse Show, Presented by Sea Shore Stables. Chapot was one of four entries from the starting field of 19 to reach the jump-off by riding without…

State Plans Review of Adirondack Rail Corridor Unit Management Plan

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Review could mean a split between rails and recreational trails…  The department of transportation and the DEC have announced their decision to reopen the Unit Management Plan covering the Rail Corridor in the Adirondack Park.. The Corridor runs from Lake Placid through Saranac Lake to Tupper Lake and then down through Thendara to Old Forge..…

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Chapot Sweeps Wednesday Features at Lake Placid’s New Adirondack Horse Show

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            Lake Placid, New York-July 9, 2014-Laura Chapot of Neshanic Station, NJ, won both the $1,500 Beacon Hill Horse Transportation 1.35m Jumper Class and the 1.30m Speed Class Wednesday at the inaugural Adirondack Horse Show, Presented by Sea Shore Stables. Chapot started the day off with a win on Out…

Adirondack Council Honors the Marshall Family

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ELIZABETHTOWN, N.Y. – The Marshall Family of Saranac Lake will be named “Conservationist of the Year” by the Adirondack Council at a gathering here on Saturday, in celebration of several generations of advocacy on behalf of the Adirondack Park’s wilderness and communities. This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the federal Wilderness Act, which was…

North Elba Approves Comprehensive Plan

The Town of North Elba votes to approve the proposed Join North Elba – Lake Placid Comprehensive Plan.. Supervisor Robi Politi says the document itself will be used in the town as a set of recommendations.. essentially as a guideline “It’s a Moving Document, not set in stone but one that we can use for…

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Mecry Care Board Names New President: Jeremiah Hayes

Mercy Care for the Adirondacks, a renewed mission of the Sisters of Mercy established in 2007, announces that Jeremiah M. Hayes, a recently-retired attorney from Tupper Lake, has been elected to serve as its Board President. Jerry Hayes replaces Paul J. Reiss, Ph.D., whose board term expired in June. Mercy Care is governed by a…

The Bookstore Plus Wins 2014 Horse Shows Window Decorating Contest

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Lake Placid, New York-July 06, 2014 - For the third consecutive year, The Bookstore Plus has been selected as the winner of the Lake Placid York Horse Shows’ Window Decorating Contest.  This marked the 27th year that the horse shows have hosted the contest, inviting Lake Placid village businesses to get creative with their storefront window…

Todd Minikus Wins $75,000 I Love NY Grand Prix

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            Lake Placid, New York-July 6, 2014-Todd Minikus of Wellington, FL, rode Babalou 41 to victory in the $75,000 I Love New York Grand Prix Sunday to culminate the 2014 I Love New York Horse Show, Presented by Sea Shore Stables.             Minikus earned the win as the only one…

WLPW Transmitter Succumbs to Weather

For those of you used to hearing us on WLPW in Lake Placid – at 105.5 FM.. Our Transmitter over the weekend along with the station’s tower and it’s antenna experienced a fairly severe lightning strike and that.. followed by the immense rainfall caused several major components to fail, including, we think, the antenna itself,…

K&J – The Lake Placid Horse Shows

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On the K&J Show today we’re at the Horse Show Grounds in Lake Placid for a peek at the upcoming Grand Prix weekend… Week number two brings many different levels of competition through the week and one rider whose got her eye on the big prize..  Laura Chapot has been very successful in the I…

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Laura Chapot Continues Winning Streak at I Love New York Horse Show

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            Lake Placid, New York-July 3, 2014-Laura Chapot of Neshanic Station, NJ, continued her winning streak at the 2014 I Love New York Horse Show, Presented by Sea Shore Stables, winning both featured classes for the second consecutive day. Chapot won both the $5,000 High Peaks Resort 1.40m Speed Stake…

Lake Placid’s I Love BBQ Festival This Weekend..

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The Olympic Speed Skating Oval will once again become home to the I Love Bar B Que Festival in Lake Placid this weekend July 4th through the 6th..  The event is now in it’s 9th year and benefits the Thomas Shipman Youth Center in Lake Placid, just down the street from the skating oval. The…

Chapot Sweeps Wednesday Features at I Love New York Horse Show

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            Lake Placid, New York-July 2, 2014-Laura Chapot of Neshanic Station, NJ, won both the $5,000 Hollow Brook Wealth Management 1.40m Speed Stake and the $1,500 Lake Placid Summit Resort & Suites 1.35m Jumper Class Wednesday at the 2014 I Love New York Horse Show, Presented by Sea Shore Stables.…

Mountaineer Supports Nature Conservancy

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KEENE VALLEY, NEW YORK – The Mountaineer, in partnership with Patagonia, Inc., today made a $1,000 donation to The Nature Conservancy’s Adirondack Chapter to support the nonprofit organization’s work with state and local transportation agencies to upgrade bridges and culverts with structures that simulate natural stream conditions. Replacing substandard culverts with properly sized, fish-friendly structures…