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Department of Labor Says New York Adds 102,700 Private Sector Jobs in 2012

In 2012,New YorkState’s economy added 102,700 private sector jobs, the State Department of Labor reported today.  This year-to-date increase in the job count contributed to the state’s recovery of 348,000 private sector jobs since November 2009. New YorkStatehas regained all of the private sector jobs it lost during the state’s recession.  Only four other states have…

K&J SHOW – Technology Plan at Lake Placid Schools

Picture yourself standing in front of a line of computers at Best Buy, or Target, Wal Mart, your local neighborhood computer store… trying to decide which piece of technology is going to be right for you, There are at least 10 or 12 choices of laptops, and another 4 or 5 desktop versions and each…

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Obituary – Dr. David Merkel

David Merkel, 75, died peacefully at home with his wife at his side on Saturday, September 15, 2012. He was born on March 7, 1937 and grew up in Saranac Lake where he, with the many friends he loved so much, graduated from Saranac Lake High School. He received an A.B. degree from Hamilton College…

Google’s in Town

Google Map’s Street View came to the Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa in Lake Placid on Friday morning. Jim Hilker, Google’s videographer based in Ithaca, will create 360-degree, up and down views of the entire resort property, including the Cottage Café, pictured here. The technology allows for browsers to take virtual tours of businesses…

St Regis Canoe Classic on Spitfire and St Regis September 23rd

The Twenty-fourth Annual St. Regis Canoe Classic is Sunday, September 23rd featuring over twenty-five categories including recreation, standard, and racing canoes, kayaks and one and two man guideboats. The course takes paddlers through Lower and Upper St. Regis Lakes, as well asSpitfireLake, and runs about seven miles. With another course running about 4.5 miles.. registration will…

Obituary – Grace Savard

Grace Savard, 97, passed away on September 14, 2012. She was born on May 27, 1915 in Tupper Lake, NY, where she lived for 95 years.  She spent the last 2 years living in Manchester, NH with her daughter, Barbara.  Grace was the eighth of ten children born to Alexina LeGeault LaValley and Duchere LaValley.…

Community Commitment and College Presidents

College Presidents Recognized for Their Community Commitment The Adirondack Park Institute, the “Friends of the Interpretive Centers” hosted the New Beginnings Award Gala on August 9, 2012 at the Paul Smith’s College VIC. The event was to celebrate the rebirth of the Interpretive Centers under new owners and to share with the community the promise…

NEW YORK FARM BUREAU DEMANDS ACTION ON 2012 FARM BILL

 New York Farm Bureau members attended the Farm Bill Now Rally in Washington, DC today pushing for quick action on the 2012 Farm Bill before the current bill expires at the end of September.   Already the delay has rolled back the safety net for New York’s dairy farmers and further inaction puts critical programs in…

Obituary – Richard Finlayson

Richard A. Finlayson, age 74, of 51 Willow Way, Saranac Lake, died Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at his home. Born in Saranac Lake, New York on June 23, 1938, he was the son of Arnold and Jean (Betters) Finlayson. He graduated from Saranac Lake High School in 1956. He retired from the United States Navy…

St Joseph’s looking to add Veteran’s Community Residence on their property

The Village of Saranac Lake’s Planning Board and the Zoning Review Board has it’s eye on a new Veteran’s facility proposed by Robert Ross, CEO of St Joseph’s Addiction Treatment and RecoveryCenter..  Actually, there’s no way they couldn’t because St Joe’s neighbors continue to complain about the lack of communication between themselves and St Joes… …

NBT Lake Placid completes building Renovation

CHANGES ON MAIN STREET: NBT BANK CELEBRATES RESTORATION OF MAIN STREET BRANCH You may have noticed some changes at the NBT Bank on Main Street. “When the front of the building and the big fan window were removed, our customers and the community were initially confused and upset to see it go,” said Camilla Palumbo,…

K&J Show – Growing up Guggenheim

The Trudeau Institute played host to one of Historic Saranac Lake’s Lecture Series on Tuesday Evening.. Peter Lawson-Johnston, a fifth-generation member of the Guggenheim family, discussed his memoir, “Growing Up Guggenheim: A Personal History of a Family Enterprise,” on Wednesday, September 12, in the John Black Room of the Saranac Laboratory Museum. AUDIO – 091312…

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Obituary – Betty ida VonSoosten Rockefeller

Betty Ida VonSoosten Rockefeller, 94, passed away peacefully in her sleep on August 18, 2012. Betty was born February 20, 1918 in Brooklyn, New York to Carl VonSoosten and Lina Behrens VonSoosten. Betty resided in New York for a number of years.  She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Columbia University, in addition to…

Graveside Services Scheduled for Francis E. Martin

Graveside services for Francis E. Martin, 83 of Saranac Lake who died at AMC-Uihlein Mercy Center in Lake Placid on Sunday April 1, 2012 have been set. Francis was a life long resident of the area born on December 7, 1928 the oldest child of Benjamin and Margaret (McDonald) Martin.  He married Helen M. Callaghan…

NYSEF says Come Climb to the Castle September 15th

WILMINGTON, NY — The New York Ski Educational Foundation and the Olympic Regional Development Authority host the 6th annual NYSEF Whiteface Climb to the Castle Rollerski Race on Saturday, September 15 at 8:00 am. The course starts at the Whiteface Toll Booth, climbing for 5 miles with an average 8% grade up the Whiteface Memorial…

Obituary – Rita T. Beeman

Rita T. Beeman, age 84, formerly of Saranac Lake, died Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at the Home of the Good Shepherd in Malta, NY. Born in Gabriels, New York on February 12, 1928, she was the daughter of John and Dorcas, nee Osborne, Tyler. She married Chester L. Beeman on July 2, 1964 in Lake…

Obituary – Mary Elizabeth Mose

Mary Elizabeth Mose, age 86, of Paul Smiths, NY died Sunday, September 09, 2012 at the St. Regis Nursing Home in Massena, NY. Born in Fort Covington, New York on November 12, 1925, she was the daughter of Simon and Elizabeth (McKillop) Smith. Mary owned and operated the Red Mill Restaurant in Paul Smiths for…

K&J Show – Active Motif Coming to Saranac Lake

The end of Labor Day marks the approach of another Biotech Company’s arrival in SaranacLake.. On November 1st, 2012, Active Motif will begin operations in their newly designed facility complete with it’s own hydroelectric turbine pump and a biotech neighbor, Myriad RBM, across the river in the old Village Offices. Active Motif is moving into…

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