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Village Extends Interest Deadline

The Village of Saranac Lake has extended the interest free period for the second installment of taxes until after the Labor Day Weekend…  Because the second installment of taxes was due at the end of August, which lands on a Sunday… And because Monday is Labor Day… The Village has extended the interest free period (on…

Councilman Kelly Talks Term Limits

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If the voting in your local municipality was tied to the national election cycle, would that have an effect on local politics? That’s the question Plattsburgh Councilman Mike Kelly has asked as he proposes changes to the City’s election cycle…  “There is a 70% turnout at the polls during national elections,” he says, “but in…

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A New Tax Incentive for Homeowners in Saranac Lake

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There are three public hearings which have been called and are now scheduled for just prior to the next village board meeting in Saranac Lake on Monday September 8th at 5:30pm… The First is to hear from the public on the village’s proposal to require trucks to detour around downtown using a marked truck route,…

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Rabideau Updates Lake Flower Project

Saranac Lake’s Mayor Clyde Rabideau says the sidewalk contract on Lake Flower Avenue is coming to a conclusion this week..  There are a few punch list items, he says that are being performed and Luck Brothers should be wrapped up by tomorrow.. “Milling will commence Wednesday September 3rd, and in the following weeks the village…

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UPDATED: Death Results from Pine Street Stabbing

On August 24, 2014 at approximately 7:43 PM the Plattsburgh Police Department received a 911 call reporting a male being stabbed behind 1 Pine Street Plattsburgh NY. Plattsburgh Police responded with Emergency Medical Personnel and found one male with a stab wound to his chest. The Victim, Richard “Dickey” J. Bombard (DOB 09/26/64) of Plattsburgh…

Clinton County Young Republicans Plan Community Forum

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PLATTSBURGH ­­– Clinton County Young Republicans say they were planning to hold a Town-Hall style debate for the 115th Assembly district. In a statement emailed to WNBZ, Chairwoman Alicia Sirk says “Due to the fact the current Assemblywoman has refused to participate, we have decided that we still want to make available a forum for the…

Plattsburgh’s Police Chief Weighs in on Protests

CBS News 8/23/14 – Mark Strassmann - The National Guard began pulling out of Ferguson, Mo. Friday. It was quiet again Friday night with eight arrests. The grand jury investigating the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black man, by a white police officer, Darren Wilson, will meet again next Wednesday to hear more evidence. CBS News learned…

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Plein Air in Saranac Lake

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The 6th Annual Adirondack Plein Air Festival, organized by Saranac Lake ArtWorks takes over Saranac Lake and the Surrounding areas through the weekend.. Organizers say there are about 75 artists to attend from all over the northeast. Thursday Aug 21st,  All participating artists created and donated a 5×7 painting done in the village of Saranac Lake.…

SUNY : Move In Weekend

New and returning students arrive in Plattsburgh this weekend to settle in for another school year at SUNY Plattsburgh..  This weekend Rugar Street will be closed to thru traffic to accommodate the influx of students and we asked Plattsburgh Councilwoman Becky Kasper for her perspective on this annual event… Doctor Kasper is the Director of…

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SLCSD’s “RTI” Plan

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It’s time once again for teachers to begin thinking about the A.P.P.R. but luckily for students they don’t have to worry about the S.A.T.s until later in DEC (December) No, not the agency like the A.P.A. They help with the P.U.D.D. and keep an eye on the A.C.R., but not with the R.T.T.T. from the S.E.D. whose…

Universal Pre-K4 Comes to Lake Placid / 3 Slots Remain Open in Bloomingdale

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The Lake Placid Central School District announced on Wednesday that the district has been awarded a Universal Full-Day Pre-K 4 grant for the 2014-15 school year. The award is one of 81 grants to school districts and community organizations statewide. The program is a collaborative effort between LPCSD and St. Agnes Elementary School. It will…

Trudeau Institute Appoints Robert Curtis Executive Chairman

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Trudeau Institute’s Board Chairwoman Patricia Y. Tsien has announced the appointment of Robert A. Curtis, Pharm.D., to the position of Executive Chairman of the Trudeau Institute. The position was created to complement that of Ronald H. Goldfarb, Ph.D., President, Director and Chief Executive Officer as the institute moves towards aligning more closely with Clarkson University…

Mr Supervisor “Tear Down That House”

Town of Plattsburgh Officials are now in the final phases of having the burned remains of the property at 310 Stafford Road Demolished.. The work was put on hold by what Councilman Marty Mannix describes as state law forcing more unnecessary expense for the county and for the town.. “They sent an inspector in to inspect…

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Searching for “Sliders” in Plattsburgh

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The First Weekend’s Committee in Plattsburgh is wrapping up their summer of events with an art walk on Friday September 5th and instead of up on City Hall Place, Saturday’s activities during the first weekend of September will be held at the Macdonough Monument Park.. with a free concert by the band Lucid..   At the…

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Murphy Fills Job at Jay Highway Dept

The Town of Jay has appointed former Highway Superintendent Thomas Murphy to assume the reigns of Highway and Public Works Director through the end of the year.. As Superintendent, Murphy will be paid a pro-rated annual salary of $43,000 until a newly elected Highway Superintendent takes over on January 1st. Mr. Thomas Murphy started working…

Plattsburgh’s “Most Dedicated” Youngsters Receive Awards

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Several participants in the Town of Plattsburgh’s Summer Youth Baseball and Softball program are recognized for their outstanding commitment and sportsmanship during the season.. Erin Pangborn is The Town’s Recreation Program Coordinator… “These players are leaders by their example and that is why the recreation department recognizes them for their dedication to the sport through…

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Striping Begins Final Phase of Margaret Street “Diet”

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Work on the Margaret Street “Diet” continues this week as the painting contractors arrive to lay down the new two lane design with a center turning lane..  Plattsburgh’s City Engineer Kevin Farrington says barring any major weather delays, striping will begin today and should be done by the end of the week.. “The first crew…

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A New Flag is Coming for City Hall

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The Battle of Plattsburgh will have one more event this year.. and that’s because Mayor Calnon has replaced the old flagpole at City Hall with a new more modern version in a different location closer to the building and away from the trees.. Mayor Calnon says he hopes to dedicate the new flag and the new…

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NCCC to Benefit from Sen. Schumer focus on Local Veterans

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30 SUNY Community Colleges – Including North Country Community College – Are Applying For $15 Million In Funding From Fed Dept. of Labor to Establish System-Wide Program To Train Veterans & Those Who Have Been Laid Off In Electrical, Mechanical, Computer and Industrial Engineering – Program Would Help Many Who Are Out Of Work Get…