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A Spaghetti Dinner for the Winter Carnival Court

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Saranac Lake is quickly headed back into the Groovy 60s.. That’s because the unofficial kick off to The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival is held Monday night at the Belvedere Restaurant..  It’s the annual Spaghetti Dinner to Benefit the Winter Carnival Court..  Saranac Lakes School Board President Clyde Baker is also an adviser to the court.…

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Senate Approves 8 Point Women’s Equality Agenda

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The New York State Senate today approved an eight-point women’s equality agenda, including two bills sponsored by Senator Betty Little. This is the first action on bills in the 2015 legislative session. All of the bills passed with unanimous support. Senator Little says “With six months in the scheduled session, the state Assembly will have…

High School Plans to Present Mozart’s “Requiem”

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Saranac Lake High School Principal Josh Dan says the high school has successfully raised $2,500 to purchase six new Chromebook laptops for a new mobile computer cart. The Chromebooks, Dann says, will be purchased using a $500 Small & Significant grant from Adirondack Foundation, and $2,000 from the foundation’s crowdfunding website, Adirondack Gives. Dann says…

Adirondack Council Weighs in on Boy Scout Camp Development

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According to WIllie Janeway,Executive Director of The Adirondack Council, the Adirondack Development Proposal for the Boy Scout Camp in the Southern Adirondacks Highlights Need for Adirondack Park Agency Reforms; In a recent blog post on his website, Janeway says A 1,118-acre development proposal at the former Woodworth Lake Boy Scout Camp in the Adirondack Park…

Dewey Mountain Opens New Lodge

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After more than ten years of work by the community to build a new lodge for Dewey Mountain, A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Saturday to thank their supporters and to recognize so many of the people who’ve been influential in the lodge becoming a reality. The facility itself is designed with the public…

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Statewide Parent Group Opposes Governor’s Education Agenda

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NYS Allies for Public Education (NYSAPE), a coalition of 50 groups statewide, recently sent a letter to Governor Cuomo, responding to the questions posed in a letter from his office addressed to Commissioner King and Chancellor Tisch on December 18 and shared widely by the media. In their statement, NYSAPE says it’s evident that the Governor…

NY Comptroller Finds Slow Property Tax Growth for Local Governments

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Municipalities and school districts face growing challenges to keep pace with increasing costs, according to New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli’s 2014 Annual Report on Local Governments. The report found that property tax levy growth has slowed over the past several years, from a peak increase of 7.7 percent in 2003 to a 2 percent…

Minority Leader Kolb Says “Get Education on the Right Track”

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In a message to New Yorkers, The Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb says ensuring children have access to a high-quality education is among the most important duties we have as elected officials. “This legislative session, I am renewing the call to take a long, hard look at improving New York State’s education system and finally…

DEC Shares Draft Plan to Modify Imperial Dam on Saranac River

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The DEC has released a draft plan to modify the Imperial Dam on the Saranac River. The plan is now available for public review. it’s goal is to protect human health, private property and public infrastructure while improving natural habitat for aquatic and wetlands species. “DEC is seeking to inform the public and gather input on…

Winter Carnival – Grand Marshal’s Reception Scheduled

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The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee invites the public to the Winter Carnival Grand Marshal Reception and Royalty Dinner on Tuesday, February 10 at the Red Fox Restaurant located at 5034 Route 3 in Saranac Lake. The Grand Marshal Reception will be held from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and is a free event to…

Meyers Taylor and Garrett continue winning season with victory in Altenberg

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ALTENBERG, Germany (January 9, 2015)- Elana Meyers Taylor (Douglasville, Ga.) andCherrelle Garrett (Hayward, Calif.) remain unbeaten this season after winning today’s women’s bobsled World Cup in Altenberg, and the duo obliterated the six-year start record by a monstrous 0.16 seconds en route to their victory in the Under Armour wrapped BMW-made sled. Altenberg is considered one of the most…

Plattsburgh Approves Waterfront Project – NavTours USA to Manage Marina

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Plattsburgh’s City Council is taking steps this week to assure that phase one of the City’s proposed Marina on Lake Champlain will become a reality come spring..   Two different items were on Thursday night’s agenda for the City Council to deliberate..  the first… A resolution authorizing the establishment of a capital project fund for the…

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A New Admissions Program at Clinton Community College

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Clinton Community College is hoping to build admissions through a new program they’re calling “Instant Admit Week” which begins Monday January 12th, and runs through Friday the 16th… Gina Brightwell is the Associate Director of College relations. She says their goal is to assist and expedite students through the college admission process.” Brightwell says during…

Give Blood – Get a Haircut

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Give blood at the North Country Regional Blood Donor Center or at any of its scheduled blood drives and get a haircut at Supercuts for just $5. This offer from the salon located in Consumer Square, Plattsburgh is available to blood donors who present their North Country Regional Blood Donor Center post donation information card…

$3.7 Million towards Fight against Motor Vehicle Theft in New York

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced more than $3.7 million in grant funding to fight against motor vehicle theft and insurance fraud. The grant awards will go to district attorneys’ offices and police departments in seven counties and New York City, the Fire Department of New York, as well as to two training organizations, all…

Wind and Busing – the Key to School Delays on Cold Mornings

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A quick look at the weather map and Saranac Lake is once again the coldest spot in the continental United States overnight.. A few spots north of Montreal are colder… Plattsburgh and the rest of the North Country aren’t far behind with cold temperatures down below most of the country including the Midwest where temps…

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Otis Grenton Jr Sentenced to 16 yrs

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Otis Grenton, Jr. was sentenced Wednesday morning in Clinton County Court, in front of Judge Patrick McGill for Manslaughter 1st Degree. The defendant was sentenced to 16 years in prison for causing the death of Richard Bombard. The defendant was represented by defense counsel, Mark Anderson, Esq. The People of the State ofNew York were represented by Assistant District Attorney Domenica…

“Death of a Salesman” Returns to Pendragon

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Pendragon’s fall classic returns home for two special encore performances January 17 and 18. These are the last 2 chances to catch DEATH OF A SALESMAN. Bonnie Brewer is Directing the show “The shows this fall sold out…” She said, “A salesman is got to dream boy, it comes with the territory. -from Death of…

Plattsburgh’s “Committee on Open Government Training” Scheduled

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Plattsburgh’s Mayor Jim Calnon says the city council has decided on Thursday January 15th at 5pm as the date to hold their “Committee on Open Government Training.” The Training will be held upstairs in the Auditorium in City Hall.. Robert Freeman is the Executive Director of the New York State Committee on Open Government and…

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Stefanik Votes for Hire More Heroes Act

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Saying Bipartisan Legislation Would Help Our Nation’s Veterans;    Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) voted in support of House passage of H.R. 22 – the Hire More Heroes Act — and released the following statement: “Far too many of our nation’s bravest remain unemployed,” said Rep. Stefanik. “This is unacceptable, as those who put their lives on…