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Farm Bill Now Coalition Unites for Agriculture

WASHINGTON (August 22, 2012) – Thirty-nine of the nation’s foremost agricultural organizations have joined forces in an effort to raise public awareness of the need for Congress to pass a new, comprehensive, five-year farm bill before current farm programs expire in September. The coalition, called Farm Bill Now, comprises associations and coalitions representing commodity crops,…

State Hunting / Trapping Courses Now Available

– All new hunters or trappers planning to go afield this upcoming hunting and trapping season must first complete a mandatory hunter or trapper education course, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today reiterated. Previously licensed hunters who plan to hunt out of state should also have their sportsman education certificates or…

A New Account Clerk for the VIllage of Saranac Lake

At a previous board meting, Saranac Lake’s village board approved a search for an account clerk who would be responsible directly to the Village Treasurer. At the latest meeting, a resolution is proposed to hire Alana M Sharland from Malone to fill that position subject to the customary  probationary period. The Staff has conducted several…

Obituary – Patrick McCormick

Word has been received of the death of Patrick H. McCormick, age 72, of38 Cedar Street,SaranacLake, who died on Sunday, August 26, 2012 atAdirondackMedicalCenterinSaranacLake. Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home inSaranacLake.  There will be no calling hours.  A funeral service will take place on Thursday time and location to be announced.…

Coalition Pushing for New Farm Bill

Farm Bill Now Coalition Unites Nation’s Farm Groups in Push for New Farm Bill  WASHINGTON (August 22, 2012) – Thirty-nine of the nation’s foremost agricultural organizations have joined forces in an effort to raise public awareness of the need for Congress to pass a new, comprehensive, five-year farm bill before current farm programs expire in…

New Doctor for Mercy and Uihlein Living Center Residents

New physician caring for Mercy and Uihlein Living Center residents SARANAC LAKE – Residents of Mercy andUihleinLivingCenters now have a permanent doctor they can call their own. AdirondackHealthhas recruitedDr. Avi Hettenato serve as Medical Director for the Living Centers in Lake Placid andTupperLake.  Dr. Hettena has hit the ground running, and is already making a…

AARP Releases Voter’s Guides – Candidates own words on Medicare, Social Security

AARP Releases Voters’ Guides for Presidential, Senate, Congressional Candidates Voters get information, in candidates’ own words, on plans for Social Security, Medicare, financial security. AARP releases their 2012 Voters’ Guides. The documents feature information from presidential, senatorial and congressional candidates – in their own words – on their plans to strengthen Social Security, Medicare and…

Take a Downtown Tour of Saranac Lake

SARANAC LAKE, NY—August 24— The Village of Saranac Lake Community Development Office today announced it will produce two more business promotion videos in the coming months following the successful release of its “Downtown Tour” video three weeks ago and a 60 second video this week. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCaGphmWHRc&feature=autoplay&list=PLEABB2D2A1116C95D&playnext=1 Community Development Officer Director, Jeremy Evans, said, “We will do…

NY Revenue Outlook “Less Certain”

DiNapoli: New York’s Fiscal Picture Remains Tied to Pace of Recovery New York State tax revenues were close to expected levels in July after falling short of estimates in May and June, according to the July Cash Report released today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. “New York’s fiscal picture remains tied to the strength of the…

Kids and Hot Cars Not just a Summer Issue

“Look Before You Lock” – Keeping NY Kids Out of Hot Cars NEW YORK – Life is about to get very busy again. Sometimes parents get frazzled getting kids to school and running them around to all their activities. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that’s why parents and day-care providers need to…

HISTORIC SARANAC LAKE & TRUDEAU INSTITUTE LECTURE

Historic Saranac Lake and the Trudeau Institute present “The continuing TB global epidemic” with Dr. Ian Orme Saranac Lake, NY — Historic Saranac Lake and the Trudeau Institute invite the public to a lecture on “The continuing TB global epidemic,” presented by Dr. Ian Orme on August 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the John Black…

Hotel Saranac Owner: “I don’t need the Community’s Support”

Do you think we’re printing money? No, Do you think we sell drugs? are we doing a whore business? No. The owner of the Hotel Saranac, Sewa Arora, is seated on the left hand side of the front row at Thursday’s Harrietstown Town Board Meeting. When it was his turn to speak, he told a…

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Ray Brook State Police Join Search for Keith Gill

Ray Brook State Police Join Search for Keith Gill New York State Police Officers in Schroon Lake is attempting to locate Keith R. Gill (02/07/1967) who was reported missing by his parents on 08/21/2012.  Gill’s vehicle, a blue 1999 BMW bearing PA registration GPV3621, was located parked off Peasley Road in the Town of Crown Point,…

SUNBELT SENIOR GOLF TOUR AT WHITEFACE CLUB

5-Time PGA Tour winner heads Sunbelt Senior Tour event in Lake Placid LAKE PLACID, N.Y. – The second annual Adirondack Senior Open, part of the Sunbelt Senior Golf Tour, will return to the Whiteface Club and Resort in Lake Placid August 27-31. The Sunbelt Senior Golf Tour, the largest and longest running Senior Tour in…

Sewer Line Installation begins on Woodruff Street

Work begins today on the Woodruff Street Sewer Line inSaranacLake.. Community Development Director, Jeremy Evans says “Contractors will begin rehabilitation of the sewer line tomorrow morning and install about 1,100 feet of slip line into the existing sewer main that runs adjacent to theSaranacRiverbetweenChurch Streetand the Warehouse Coinwash property. The project will also include the…

Administrators Sharing Health Insurance Costs at Saranac Lake School

Saranac Lake Central School District Superintendent Gerald Goldman and the school’s business manager Dan Bower sign a memorandum of understanding where over the next three years where administrators will contribute a significant portion of their health insurance costs..  School Board Member Lisa Paschke says with the fiscal outlook right now, healthcare has been at the…

Environmental Group says Obama Should Appeal Courts Decision on Acid Rain

ADIRONDACK COUNCIL CALLS ON OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO APPEAL FEDERAL COURT DECISION THAT STRUCK DOWN NEW ACID RAIN RULES US Environmental Protection Agency Must Appeal Decision to Protect Nation’s Most Vulnerable Natural Areas, and Nation’s Ill, From Continued Harm Caused by Upwind Smokestacks  WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Adirondack Council, an environmental organization that has been a…

Saranac Lake School Board hears from Principals

The mission of the Brushton-Moira Shared Decision-Making Teams is to foster a united community working cooperatively for the intellectual, physical and personal development of all of our students so that they will become responsible, caring citizens prepared to meet future challenges. The St Regis school board superintendent retired in 2010, and the school board took…

Firewood Checkpoints hope to Stop Invasive Species

DEC CONTINUES CHECKPOINTS FOR ILLEGALLY TRANSPORTED FIREWOOD Seven people were ticketed for transporting firewood more than 50 miles without certification of heat treatment at three checkpoints held by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Conservation Police in the Adirondacks on Friday, August 17. “DEC and its partners continue to educate campers and…