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ANZAC Day for PTS Awareness – Friday April 25th, 2014

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This Friday, in Conjunction with Australia’s Veteran’s Day called ANZAC Day, The Village of Saranac Lake is honoring the day with a resolution naming the 25th.. “Anzac Day for PTS Awareness” Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau says “Americans and Australians will gather in remembrance and to talk about Post Traumatic Stress (PTS,) an affliction plaguing…

Adirondack Council Buying Carbon Allowances

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The Adirondack Council is one of the only environmental groups vying to retire 1,000 tons of carbon pollution this week.. That’s because they’re competing against power plants for carbon allowances at government auctions. Willie Janeway is the Council’s Executive Director… He says “they’re inviting people to partner with the council to help purchase and then…

At the Peak of Excellence

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Several innovative, staff-driven projects recently took center stage at Adirondack Health for enhancements in the outcome and quality of care provided to patients and living center residents. Enhancing patient and nursing-home resident care never takes a vacation at Adirondack Health, and staff from multiple departments frequently team up to raise the bar when it comes…

Highway Oil Property Heads to Foreclosure

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The City Council is moving forward on the foreclosure of The Highway Oil Property in Downtown Plattsburgh.. Typically, derelict buildings and properties are causing eye sores in local communities and in others actually bringing down property values in the City. The issue extends well beyond Plattsburgh.. Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon says typically once the properties have…

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Earth Day Trees for Sale – At Lake Placid Electric Dept.

In honor of Earth Day, The Village of Lake Placid Electric Department and the New York Power Authority are partnering again for the 14th year to sell trees.  Administrator for the Tree Power Program, Virginia Partridge says one of the job descriptions for the Lake Placid Electric Department this time of year is selling trees.…

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Supreme Court Hears Arguments; Aereo vs Broadcast TV

Back in 1982, Motion Picture Association of America President Jack Valenti employed some dramatic rhetoric to convince Congress that home VCR recordings ran afoul of the 1976 Copyright Act and posed a dire threat to his industry: “I say to you that the VCR is to the American film producer and the American public as…

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Sexual Assault Fugitive Arrested – Awaiting Extradition

A fugitive wanted on charges of Sexual Assault is under arrest and awaits extradition back to Hartford Connecticut… William B. Newton of Manchester Connecticut is facing charges there of Sexual Assault in the First Degree for an alleged knife point rape that occurred in 1996..  He was arrested by Clinton County deputies with the assistance…

Comcast – The Latest to Disclose Political Contributions

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli says there’s a new shareholder agreement with media and technology company Comcast Corp. to disclose political spending made with corporate funds. In December, as trustee of the New York State Common Retirement Fund (Fund), DiNapoli filed a shareholder resolution calling for the company to make public its political…

Town of Jay Cleanup Day

The Town of Jay announces their annual clean up day for residents… The Town of Jay Highway Department will be accepting old clothing, furniture, televisions, empty paint cans, vacuum cleaners, carpeting, copper, cast iron, steel aluminium, old computers, stereo systems, radios, bikes, lawn mowers, light fixtures, lamps, refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners.. The cleanup day…

Owens Announces Northern Border Grant Opportunities

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Congressman Bill Owens announces the availability of grant funds through the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC). Grants will be awarded to projects that develop infrastructure, provide workforce training and business development, provide health care and public services to underserved areas, promote resource conservation, or promote renewable or alternative energy production. “Northern Border Regional Commission grants…

Drug Dealer Sentenced to 16 Years in Jail

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Plattsburgh, N.Y.- Clinton County District Attorney Andrew J. Wylie announced today that the Hon. Patrick R. McGill sentenced Kris M. Wynn (DOB: 6/16/82) of Schenectady, to sixteen years in prison on Thursday for his convictions for trafficking and selling cocaine and heroin in the City of Plattsburgh. In February, a Clinton County jury deliberated for…

Dedicated Blood Donor Recognized

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The North Country Regional Blood Donor Center today recognized dedicated blood donor and CVPH Volunteer Frank Sklenarik for his dedication to the health and wellness of his community. Sklenarik of Morrisonville has donated 140 units or 17.5 gallons of blood since becoming a blood donor in 1996. “Not only has Mr. Sklenarik been a loyal donor,…

DEC – Region 5 – Winter Search and Rescue

DEC REGION 5 FOREST RANGER 2013-14 WINTER SEARCH AND RESCUE REPORT New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week to respond to search and rescue incidents on forest preserve, state forest and conservation easement lands. Working with other State agencies, local emergency response…

April 21st – Boston Marathon Day in Lake Placid

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In light of the 118th running of the Boston Marathon scheduled for Patriot’s Day April 21st, Lake Placid Mayor Craig Randall has issued an official proclamation to honor the tragic event’s anniversary…  ”April 21st shall be recoginized as Boston Marathon Day.” Randall said. “After watching Lake Placid’s residents come together in support of the catastrophic…

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Parking Enforcement May Go Full Time in Plattsburgh

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Parking enforcement in the City of Plattsburgh may be getting stricter as the City Council considers hiring a full time Parking Officer…Plattsburgh’s Police Chief is Desmond Racicot. He says it’s actually a little unusual that the council would ask for a full time position to enforce parking laws in Plattsburgh.. Usually, he says, it’s the…

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Mayor Promotes Awareness of Post Traumatic Stress

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ANZAC day in Australia and New Zealand is a day of remembrance for soldiers and veterans, especially those who fought in the Australian New Zealand Army Corps during World War One in what is now Turkey… In the Village of Saranac Lake, Mayor Clyde Rabideau is commemorating the event with a resolution promoting the awareness of…

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City of Plattsburgh Approves Outdoor Restaurant Seating

It may be a little to cold today to think about outdoor dining in Downtown Plattsburgh, but the City Council is once again allowing local restaurants to add to their seating by creating what Councilwoman Becky Casper calls “Parklets” outside of their establishments.. “Concrete barriers may not be the best looking way to separate the…

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Cuomo Supports National Popular Vote

New York State becomes the latest in a movement supporting a national popular vote as Governor Cuomo signs the legislation into law. The National Popular Vote movement is an interstate effort to guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in the entire United States. By signing the bill Governor Cuomo…

Broadway Closes for Re-Construction at 6pm Wednesday

The Broadway reconstruction project kicks into high gear this evening… Saranac Lake DPW Superintendent Jeff Dora says The DPW will be doing the initial roadway closure and detour set up starting at around 5pm and by 6pm, Broadway will be closed both ways until morning to accommodate the work by contractor JE Sheehan.  At 6:00 AM…

Be Prepared for Road Flooding

  The National Weather Service is issuing a flood watch for multiple counties in upstate New York. In light of the current potential for flooding, the American Red Cross Northeastern New York Region urges residents to prepare themselves and their families now. Gary Striar, CEO of the American Red Cross Northeastern New York Region, says We…

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