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Whiteface Opens Friday

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The Wait is officially over today at 8:30am because WhitefaceMountain is open and the Facelift and the Gondola will be in full operation..  Mike LeBlanc is Operations Manager at Whiteface..  He oversees most of the activities happening at the Mountain.. He tells WNBZ “Today’s opening is the earliest Whiteface has ever opened.. Last year the…

North Elba Board Appoints New ORDA Board Members

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The Olympic Regional Development Authority will have two new board members as of January 1st 2014…  That’s because the Town of North Elba Board appointed James Mckenna and Andy Lack to fill the expiring terms of Serge Lucci and Ed Weibrecht.. James McKenna is CEO of the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism and President of…

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Town of North Elba Begins Search for Assessor

The Town of North Elba has begun actively seeking someone to fill the roll of Tax Assessor..North Elba Supervisor Robi Politi.. He says they’re looking for someone whose knowledgeable about values.. who can work with information from the local markets in terms of sales data and financial comparisons.. Plus they’ll need to be good at…

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Food Pantries Gearing Up for the Holidays

With the holidays just around the corner, local food pantries are struggling to keep up with the demand, especially after the latest hit to the food stamp program…  In a recent discussion with constituents, Congressman Bill Owens says in FranklinCounty, some food banks are developing new ideas to help those in need.. AUDIO – 111413…

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K&J – Lions Auction is Saturday

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Every year just before Thanksgiving, The Lake Placid Lions Club gathers in the media center at the Olympic Ski Jumps in Lake Placid for the annual Lake Placid Lion’s Club Radio Auction on ROCK105. Before the station was purchased by Mountain Communications, the Lions aired their auction on AM 920 WIRD but it was changed…

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North Elba Budget – On Target for Tax Cap

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The Town of North Elba is moving forward with a budget that comes in under their Tax Cap…  originally, the proposed budget came in at $4,707,023 dollars..  The Calculated tax levy limit is only $4,063,020 which meant the preliminary budget exceeded the cap by more than $640,000.. ($644,003)  North Elba Supervisor Robi Politi said “The…

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Mercy Care Welcomes New Friendship Volunteers

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Mercy Care for the Adirondacks has commissioned new Friendship Volunteers; Fred Oberst, Suzanne Peck, Jill Zagrobelny, and David Warner.   The training and commissioning ceremony were held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall in Saranac Lake.    “They join with more than 90 Friendship Volunteers who have assisted elders in the Tri-Lakes with more than…

Committee Eyes New Fencing at Lake Placid High School

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Connie Devlin Cross Graduated from Lake PlacidHigh School in 1950, she’s also on the Schools Alumni Board..  She told the Lake Placid Central School Board that the fencing around the school looks more like prison fencing and the beautification committee decided to take up the cause to help replace the fence with something that would…

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Good Marks for Lake Placid’s Athletic Programs

Good Marks and Success of the Lake PlacidHigh School Athletics Programs…  At a recent School Board Meeting, Lake Placid School Superintendent Roger Catania took his time to congratulate several teams for their success in the fall and to look forward to winter sports..Catania mentioned the new athletic contract which was put in place for the…

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Lake Placid High School Seniors Heading to Costa Rica with Spanish Club

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An impressive Presentation to the Lake Placid School Board from two Seniors planning on a service trip to Costa Rica in April. 8 students and their advisers plan to travel to San Jose during Spring Break 2014 and stay in homes offered by members of the community there. While there, students will work on a…

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New Name, Same Goal for the “Adirondack Foundation”

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LAKE PLACID –The community foundation known as Adirondack Community Trust, or ACT, since 1997 now has a new name: Adirondack Foundation. “Over the years, our organization has frequently and too easily been confused with a bank,” said Cali Brooks, Adirondack Foundation’s executive director. “Adirondack Foundation more accurately conveys our charitable purpose. While the name has…

Trick Or Treat – Halloween in Lake Placid

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The Lake Placid Police Department sponsors an annual Halloween dance at the Olympic Center on Halloween.. The dance was held at the Lake Placid Convention Center from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Grades 6 through 12 were invited. Earlier in the day, the Elementary Halloween Trick or Treat set records with kids and parents looking to…

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Planned Rolling Power Outages in Lake Placid Today

There will be rolling electrical outages Thursday, Oct. 31 that will affect those locations that lost power on Tuesday, Oct. 29th. The blackouts are required as a result of the telephone pole which was struck on Tuesday. There are three circuits involved, and starting at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, one circuit at a time will be out…

K&J – Bullying Prevention – Don’t Be a Bystander!

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Join us for a conversation with Lake Placid High School Principal Dana Wood, Lake Placid Middle School Principal Theresa Lindsay…..

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K&J – 500 Acres of Bison.. In Vermontville

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If you’re looking for a home where the Buffalo Roam, You may want to head to Vermontville because there are a growing number of Buffalo Roaming wild on the Norman Ridge Road at the Edgley Farm… Which is where we found ourselves on Monday during a visit by Congressman Bill Owens with owners Ron and…

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A New Class for New Visions at AMC

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A year of academics and clinical rotations under the guidance of Adirondack Health professionals has begun for 12 regional high school seniors participating in the New Vision program.  Now in its eleventh year, New Vision is a program of BOCES of Franklin, Essex and Hamilton counties that offers select seniors a rigorous academic year with…

Soccer’s “Dawn to Dark” gets another Resolution of Support

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There’s a new event in the works for Summer 2014 which could bridge the gap between The end of the two Lake Placid Horse Shows just after Independence Day, and  IRONMAN Lake Placid. Twigs McGlinn and Stuart Helmsley made the announcement on behalf of The Lake Placid Soccer Center during October’s Town of North Elba…

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Mr Mayor – Tear Down That Wall – Oh Wait – It Already Fell Down..

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There’s a 12,500 square foot wall at the Lake Placid Fire Department which as retaining walls go, isn’t doing a very good job.. in fact part of the wall has fallen in…. The wall runs parallel to Mill Pond Drive and is made up of old railroad ties about 8 feet high.. It’s there to…

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Local Residency Law for Lake Placid Employees Repealed

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A New Law in the Village of Lake Placid will become official once filed with the secretary of state.. Or to be more specific, an OLD law will be made obsolete… The Village of Lake Placid has voted to eliminate residency restrictions for employees of the village.. Lake Placid Mayor Craig Randall.. says while the old…

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Lake Placid Says Goodbye to a Not So Colorful Parking Past

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The Village Board will be spending $81,000 on Upgrades to the Parking Meters and their Monitor Screens in the next 6 weeks… 37 meters currently have the old Black and White screen and following Monday’s decision, those screens will become color screens and are designed to be visible any time of the day and with…

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