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Village Dispels Allegations in DOT Letter Re: Train Depot

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The Village of Saranac Lake has received a letter from The Department of Transportation in New York which says “It as come to their attention that there is a need for emergency repairs to the roof of the Saranac lake Depot..” and the state continues by saying “As per paragraph 20 in the lease, the…

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Math Counts Video Puts Saranac Lake Students in Top 4 Nationwide

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Five Students from Saranac Lake have created a math video that received national recognition as one of the top 4 videos among more than 400 videos submitted into a Math Counts Competition..The Five Students included Noah Pittman, James Catania, Simon Phill, and Bruno Freeman.. Along with Senior Jack Martin.. Mayor Rabideau read the group a…

K&J – SLHS Concert Choir Presents Mozart’s Requiem

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The Saranac Lake High School Concert Choir will give a performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Requiem, collaborating with professional vocal soloists and chamber orchestra. This masterwork of the Classical Era will be paired with student vocal solo performances representative of significant solo literature from a variety of styles and languages. We invite you to join…

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Memorial Day Ceremonies in Saranac Lake

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In Saranac Lake on Memorial Day, The Saranac Lake High School Band leads a parade down Broadway and onto Main Street towards Riverside Park for the Laying of the Wreath….  Before the Laying of the Wreath, The Star Spangled Banner.. and the Pledge of Allegiance.. featuring Lizzy, Ellie and Clair from Girl Scouts one and…

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K&J – Dedicating the Veteran’s Bridge A Fitting Salute for Memorial Day

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In December last year… Plattsbrugh’s City Council approved a resolution to rename the Bridge Street bridge to the Veteran’s Bridge…   The concept was presented to the Council by a veteran himself, Lanny LaValley.. and with the help of Councilor Paul O’Connell.. this Memorial Day, Their idea is now a reality…   On Saturday, a ceremony was…

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A Special First Weekend for Plattsburgh in June

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Spring has sprung, and that means the start of another season for First Weekends in Plattsburgh!  The first weekend of every month, from June until September, First Weekends in Plattsburgh hosts a series of family oriented events Fridays and Saturdays. The First Weekends Art Walk continues Friday night, June 5th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm…

Veterans Bridge to be Dedicated Saturday

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The City of Plattsburgh is going to officially rename The Bridge Street bridge tomorrow at 11am with a special dedication ceremony in honor of Veterans throughout Clinton County… In December last year…The City Council approved a resolution to rename the bridge to the Veteran’s Bridge…  Ward 4 Councilor Paul O’Connell has been spearheading the effort and…

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Mayor’s Cup Artist’s Market Moves to Monument

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You probably know that every year The Strand Center for the Arts holds their annual Mayor’s Cup Artist Market during Mayor’s Cup weekend…  What you might not know is that This Year…  it’s moving…   Christina Elliot is the Curator of the Arts Gallery at the Strand and we caught up with her Thursday afternoon to…

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K&J – Jim LaValley talks High Peaks Hospice / ACR

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High Peaks Hospice Radio Day is fast approaching.. In fact the event itself is June 2nd..  And today our series on Hospice continues.. We’ve made our way to Tupper Lake and the new offices of LaValley Real Estate which are now right across from Well Dressed Foods.. on Park Street in Tupper Lake.. Up until…

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Work on Hawkins Hall Pond Resumes at SUNY Plattsburgh

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Work on Hawkins Hall Pond has resumed after a winter hiatus that left folks asking when the fence would be down and the beauty of the area restored.The answer, according to Rick Larche, capital project manager at SUNY Plattsburgh, is by the start of the fall 2015 semester. “Crews have remobilized back to the site…

Stefanik Introduces Common Sense Waiver Act

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Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) introduced the Common Sense Waiver Act — legislation that ensures local governments have the authority they need to protect their citizens and keep their communities safe by working to make sure that Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations do not hinder the removal of unsafe buildings. “Small towns across the country have…

Environmental Groups Praise DEC’s Port of Albany Decision

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Four conservation organizations from the Adirondack Park and Champlain Valley today praised a decision by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to rescind its 2014 decision not to require a full environmental impact statement from a company seeking permission to import heavy crude oil from Canada. They also praised U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional…

DEC to Rescind Port of Albany Proposed Air Permits

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After a thorough review of Global Companies application and supporting documents for a Title V air permit modification to its facilities at the Port of Albany, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today its intent to rescind the Negative Declaration and Notice of Complete Application for the project. DEC identified significant…

Plattsburgh’s Veteran’s Bridge Dedication this Weekend

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The City of Plattsburgh will hold the dedication of the Bridge Street bridge on Saturday, May 23 at 11a.m. The dedication will take place at the Bridge Street bridge.  The dedication program includes local Veteran groups, Post 912, Post 20, US Air Force and musical performances by Police Pipes & Drums of Plattsburgh, Mitch Willette…

Cuomo Bids Farewell to David Letterman

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Governor Cuomo bid farewell to David Letterman last night..  “For more than 30 years, we’ve all stayed up later than we should to watch the comedic genius of David Michael Letterman. From his Stupid Pet Tricks and Top Ten lists to always keeping guests on their toes – New Yorkers and Americans alike have happily…

“Parklet” Fees in Plattsburgh Going Back to Downtown

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You may have noticed that Outdoor Parklets are in full operation in Downtown Plattsburgh..  Those are the concrete barriers that quarden off one or two parking spaces.. Typically used by the downtown restaurants for outdoor dining..  This year, the City Council charged a nominal fee for those parking spaces and Mayor Calnon recently announced that…

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DEC Finalizing Plans for Meacham Lake Boat Launch

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DEC Regional Director Robert Stegemann says The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has released a draft unit management plan (UMP) amendment for the Meacham Lake Campground that would enhance lake access for fishing and boating. “Consistent with Governor Cuomo’s NY Open for Fishing and Hunting initiative, DEC is working to create and…

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Assembly Enacts Education Reform

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In the wake of School Board Elections, the Assembly has passed legislation that directly addresses the education reforms enacted in the 2015-16 state budget. The bill is Co-Sponsored by Assemblywoman Janet Duprey and also in our region by Assemblywoman Addie Russell… Russell says the legislation will ensure children have the ability to learn in the…

Strand Puts out Call for Mayor’s Cup Artist Market

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The Strand Center for the Arts is planning the Mayor’s Cup 2015 Artist Market, where local artists and crafters may display and sell their fine-art work. Registration for vendors is now open for this event, which will take place Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm during Mayor’s Cup Weekend on the front…

NY Senate Makes Sex Between Students and School Employees Against the Law

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The New York State Senate gave unanimous support of legislation, sponsored by Senator Betty Little, that would make it a crime for a school employee to engage in sexual activity with a student regardless if the student has reached New York’s legal age of consent. “Just as consumers of mental health, developmental disability and substance…