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Clarkson President “Extraordinary Broadband Leader”

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Clarkson University President Tony Collins has been named a New York State Extraordinary Broadband Leader. He was recognized this summer by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York State Broadband Program Office Director David Salway for his efforts to help expand broadband in New York State and his extraordinary broadband leadership. “On behalf…

Owens “Our Boarder is the Economic Backbone”

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Congressman Bill Owens spoke Wdenesday at the Canadian/American Border Trade Alliance’s (Can/Am BTA) Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. The event focused on infrastructure improvements, trade facilitation reforms, and the effective management of the U.S./Canada border. “Our northern border is the backbone of the largest economic relationship in the world,” said Owens. “Investing in improved border…

Tupper Lake’s First Annual Zombie Walk Hopes to Feed the Hungry

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Don’t Feed the Zombies – Feed the Hungry For the next two weeks.. Tupper Lake’s Recreation Department is collecting food for the hungry.. and On Saturday, October 11th.. The streets of Tupper Lake will come, “undead” in their first ever Zombie Walk takes over Park Street.. Mike Fritts is Tupper Lake’s Youth Activities Coordinator.. he…

K&J – Plattsburgh Town Board Candidate Meg LeFevre

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On her webstie, http://www.megforplattsburgh.com Meg LeFevre says she’s been involved with the Town of Plattsburgh in various ways for most of her life, from peddling popcorn in the grandstands at the Clinton County Fair as a kid, to working for the Parks and Recreation Department as a teenager, to the beginning of her professional career five years…

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Lake Placid Library Names Pedu Provisional Director

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The Lake Placid Public Library Board of Trustees has named Bambi Pedu to be the institution’s new, provisional director. A native of Lake Placid, Mrs. Pedu says she has a fond attachment to the library beginning as a child.  “I  brought my daughter to story hour with Linda Blair here when she was little, and she…

Kids Station Groundbreaking at Transportation Museum

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The old becomes new Thursday at the Champlain Valley Transportation Museum..  “Today we are breaking ground on a new building that is an old building that is being renovated through a grant from the Department of Transportation.”  Said Bruce Carlin, President of the Champlain Valley Transportation Museum Board. “It is going to be dedicated to…

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K&J – Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon on City Waterfront

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Today we’re going to talk about the City Docks, A BIG Grant (Literally).. The Boating Infrastructure Grant, and we’ll try to understand why some counselors on the City Council are having trouble getting comfortable with allowing anything to happen on the city’s waterfront.. Unless your from Mars, you know there’s a building down at the…

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Friends of Dewey Lodge Need Volunteers This Weekend

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Friends of Dewey Mountain will be making their final push to finish staining the siding on the new Dewey Mountain ski lodge this weekend and they are looking for YOUR help!! l On the Dewey Mountain Facebook page, organizers say laborers will start the processes of installing the siding next week making it most important…

The Last Art Walk for First Weekends in Plattsburgh

This summer has cultivated several new programs that are attempting to bring more culture, entertainment, family and community events into the North Country; the First Weekends in Plattsburgh organization has been one of the biggest proponents of this development. Throughout the summer community members have been encouraged to attend their guest bartending, Art Walks, concerts,…

CCC Named “Military Friendly”

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For the fifth consecutive year, Clinton Community College has landed a spot on Victory Media’s annual Military Friendly Schools list. The Military Friendly Schools designation is awarded to the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students, and to dedicate resources to ensure their…

Plattsburgh’s Mayor Investigates Train Safety & Quiet Zones

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There’s something very conspicuous about a train rolling through town during the day.. Even when the train is carrying 150 cars loaded down with Bakken Crude Oil headed for Albany, that sound is clear and distinct, in fact it’s required by law as a train approaches a crossing.. In Plattsburgh, one resident says this may…

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Sanders Supporting Tax on Carbon Emissions

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U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Tuesday welcomed growing support for a tax on carbon emissions that cause global warming as the United Nations hosted a one-day summit on climate change. The World Bank said Monday that 73 nations and some 1,000 companies will join forces to push for policies setting a price on carbon…

It’s Kiwanis Radio Week on WNBZ

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Every year, WNBZ and it’s sister station ROCK105 open their doors to hear from members of the Kiwanis Club of Lake Placid and in doing so, we’re also opening our commercial inventory to help with one of their major fundraisers of the year. The Club’s members speak with local organizations and local business and WNBZ…

Association of Counties Say EPA is “Overreaching”

In a strong show of support for farmers in this state and their own taxpayers, 35 counties and 17 towns in New York have passed strongly worded resolutions asking the Environmental Protection Agency to withdrawal its proposal to expand the definition of Waters of the United States under the Clean Water Act (CWA). New York…

Local Survey Headed to Commercial Property Owners

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The Saranac Lake Local Development Corporation (SLLDC), in coordination with the Village and the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, is mailing nearly 200 surveys to commercial property owners in the Village on Monday, September 22, 2014.  The purpose of the survey is to develop a comprehensive inventory of commercial rental properties to make it…

The 21st Annual Kiwanis Teddy Bear Picnic

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The Weather held off on Sunday, as always for the Kiwanis Club of Lake Placid and their Teddy Bear Picnic in Hillcrest Park..  The Teddy Bear Picnic, no in it’s 21st year, is an event designed for children. The Picnic includes an opportunity for kids to receive a free teddy bear and participate in different activities,…

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INTERNATIONAL PEACE DAY (Sept 21st)

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For the last five years students at the Middle School in Saranac Lake have been recognizing International Peace Day on the 21st of September with a special picture taken of all of them gathered together on the fields at Petrova to make a symbol. The symbols have included this year’s Ying Yan, a heart, the…

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Brooklyn Man Arrested on Heroine Charges in Plattsburgh

On September 18, 2014, the Adirondack Drug Task Force arrested Michael B. McDonald, age 21, of Brooklyn, New York, for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd Degree.  McDonald was arrested subsequent to Vehicle and Traffic stop by the New York State Police, on Margaret Street in the city of Plattsburgh.  He was found in possession of approximately 254 wax envelopes of heroin. He…

DEC Says “Be Alert for Moose in the Adirondacks”

Motorists should be alert for moose on roadways in the Adirondacks and surrounding areas at this time of year – a peak of moose activity – warns the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). Early fall is the breeding season for moose in northern New York. During this time moose are wandering looking…

Appellate Court Dismisses Adirondack Club and Resort Appeal

The NYS Appellate Division, rejects a motion to appeal by Protect the Adirondacks, the Sierra Club and a neighboring landowner challenging The approvals by the Adirondack Park Agency for the Adirondack Club & Resort project in Tupper Lake. For a perspective in this latest decision, we asked Arise President Jim LaValley for his point of view…

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