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Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at WNBZ. We thank you for joining us online and on the air this holiday season. We hope your day is a bright one, no matter how you plan to spend it. Eating Turkey, Shopping, Sleeping, Playing Cooking.. No Matter what you’re doing, take WNBZ along with you and…

Thanksgiving at the Saranac Lake Adult Center

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Thanksgiving dinner at the Adult Center in Saranac Lake is now in it’s fourth year and going strong. Each Year the Free dinner is provided with sponsorship and funding provided by St Joe’s Addiction Treatment and Recovery Center, The Carpenter Foundation, and The Women’s Civic Chamber. The Meal is free and includes delivery to the local area.…

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Plattsburgh’s Mayor, Councilors Disagree Over Community Development Officer

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Earlier this week, councilors in the city of Plattsburgh including Rachelle Armstrong, Mike Kelly, Becky  Kasper and Josh Kretser, issued a joint statement saying they disagree with Mayor Jim Calnon who they say has signaled his intention to appoint Bruce Lawson..  Who is currently acting as interim Community Development Officer, as a full time Community…

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Fate of the Lake Flower Lodge Project May Rest with One Trustee’s Vote

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The Fate of the Lake Flower Lodge Project in Saranac Lake may come down to one trustee’s vote over the next few weeks. At their meeting on Monday evening, Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau and Village Trustees heard a report from Trustee Allie Pelletieri who said his concern about developers applying for a PILOT has…

Mayor Declares “Red Storm Football Appreciation Day”

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Saranac Lake’s Mayor Clyde Rabideau has been Mayor for Five Football Seasons and for the fifth time, members of the Saranac Lake Red Storm Football Team receive honors from the Mayor and the Village Board. At the beginning of Monday’s meeting, Mayor Rabideau presented Coach Eric Bennett with a plaque and a resolution commemorating Monday…

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Potthast to Become Saranac Lake’s Acting Police Chief

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The Village of Saranac Lake has approved a resolution appointing Charles Potthast Jr as Acting Police Chief.. The resolution calls for the new Acting Chief to begin on December 1st which will allow for a transition and familiarization period with the current Police Chief, Bruce Nason who is retiring at the end of the year.…

Square Dancing – An annual Winter Tradition at SLCHS

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Every year in at least the more recent past, the Saranac Lake High School brings square dancing to the high school gym. The concept is designed to help keep kids active and having fun and is part of gym class but over the years students have taken to the week-long activity and are allowed to…

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Aerial Ladder Truck Responds to Fire on Riverside Drive

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    The blue neon of the Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department’s aerial ladder truck from across Lake Flower in Saranac Lake early Saturday morning. Two firefighters are in the bucket at the top of the ladder and smoke continues to burn as darkness turns to daylight. The aerial truck providing light for the scene…

Kretser Opposes Waterfront Planning

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The City Council has given Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon the authority to move forward with local engineering firm AES Northeast to begin drawing plans for repair of the building at the City Docks..  The City’s Engineer Kevin Farrington says the project is a fairly simple building renovation..”The new design will include plans for one or…

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Plattsburgh’s Councilors May Rename Bridge Street Bridge

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The Bridge Street Bridge in Plattsburgh may have a new name in coming weeks..  Lanny LaValley has been leading a movement to rename the bridge to the “Veterans Memorial Bridge” Lanny himself is a veteran of the Vietnam war. He’s been speaking with the councilors about the possibility and he’s been feeling as though the…

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Friends of Mt Pisgah Ski & Skate Swap

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For more than 20 years the Friends of Mt. Pisgah have been holding their annual Ski and Skate Swap. The event provides an opportunity for people looking to sell their old equipment to bring it to the Mt Pisgah Lodge and offer it for sale with 20% of the proceeds donated to Friends of Mt…

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Mercy Care Commissions New Friendship Volunteers

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Mercy Care for the Adirondacks commissioned new Friendship Volunteers Jeremiah Hayes, Sylvia Hough, Susan Stiles, Ellen Beideck, Heather McGinnis, Cathy Trudeau, and William O’Reilly.  The training and commissioning ceremony were held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall in Saranac Lake. They join with more than 100 Friendship Volunteers who have assisted elders in the…

Bloomingdale Elementary School Closed Today

A water main break has caused the closing of Bloomingdale Elementary School today (Friday) originally there was a two hour delay but the building maintenance staff was not able to complete the repair and the decision was made to close for the day. None of the other buildings in the Saranac Lake Central School District.

SUNY Plattsburgh Police Department welcomes four new recruits

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SUNY Plattsburgh Police Department welcomed four new recruits to its ranks in October. Taking the oath of office were Jared Booth of Beekmantown, who received a Bachelor of Applied Science in forestry from Paul Smith’s College in 2011; Joshua Coons of Ellenburg Depot, who received a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology in 2010 and a…

Tupper Lake Launches New Website

The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) announced the launch of the newly designed TupperLake.com on Tuesday. The redesigned site content is geared toward promoting the many leisure visitor experiences available in the towns of Tupper Lake and Piercefield, from hiking to shopping to historic sites, and includes a robust events calendar. The new site…

Senate inaction allows NSA to keep collecting phone records

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Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy’s Bill to end bulk collection of Americans’ phone records fails largely due to Republican opposition, dealing a blow to Obama’s reform attempts. The 58-42 vote was two short of the 60 needed to proceed with debate. Voting was largely along party lines, with most Democrats supporting the bill and most Republicans…

S.L. Chooses a Christmas Tree for Berkley Green

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If you can’t cut down a tree in the middle of summer.. Maybe no one will notice if you cut it down in the middle of winter…  That’s exactly what’s happening..  The Village of Saranac Lake voted unanimously on Monday to cut down one of three fir trees outside of the Adirondack Carousel to use for…

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Village’s Lake Flower PUDD Law Resolution on Hold

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As of Monday Night’s Special Village Board meeting in Saranac Lake, the resolution proposing the Lake Flower PUDD Law is tabled and there’s no Planned Unit Development District for developers hoping to move forward on The Lake Flower Lodge..  For Trustee Barb Rice, it’s a question of Scale, She wants to be sure that I have…

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Library Looks for Level Funding from City Council

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Councilors in the City of Plattsburgh are continuing their review of Mayor Jim Calnon’s proposed 2015 budget…  At a Work-Session on Thursday evening, the council heard presentations from the Municipal Electric Department, which is essentially self sufficient and with 98% of that budget regulated by just about every authority you can imagine from the local…

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Village Holds Special Meeting Monday on PUDD Draft Local Law

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Lake Flower Lodging LLC PUDD Draft Local Law The Saranac Lake Village Board is holding a special meeting on Monday, November 17, 2014 at 5:00PM in the Village Offices at 39 Main Street. During this special meeting, they will consider a resolution adopting a local law that would establish the proposed Lake Flower Planned Unit Development…

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