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Council Re-Considers Apostles For Life Permit

The Group Apostles for Life is returning for their 12th year of prayer and protest in front of Planned Parenthood on Brinkerhoff Street and after vote number two in the City Council, they have approval for a permit to use three parking spots in addition to the median… Mayor Calnon says without the permit, the…

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APA’s Excellence Award Goes to Saranac Lake 6er Program

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The Adirondack Park Agency gives the Village of Saranac Lake an Award for excellence for the Village’s “6er” initiative.. The Award comes as part of Local Government Day at the Crowne Plaza Resort in Lake Placid… Mayor Rabideau says The Saranac Lake 6er Program was created to spur local tourism.. The Program began last year…

Plattsburgh Council Recognizes SUNY Plattsburgh Womens’ Hockey Team

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The SUNY Plattsburgh Women’s Hockey Team is recognized by Plattsburgh City Mayor Jim Calnon.. On March 22nd, the Women Cardinals defeated Manhattanville at the Stafford Ice Arena three to two to take the title and join Elmire and Middlebury as the only programs with multiple national titles in the books.. Mayor Calnon presented 6 seniors…

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Saranac Lake School Board Approves $28.3 Million Budget

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The Saranac Lake Central School Board Approves a $28.3 Million Dollar Budget on Wednesday Night but as School Board President Deb Lennon says, They’re living within their means and working with what they have… Lennon says it’s a painstaking process, especially this year.. It’s been excruciating she says and it has not been an easy job..The…

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O’Connell; Increase Ambulance Staffing, Maximize Revenue

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The City of Plattsburgh is reviewing the possibility of expanding their ambulance service… Right now, the overflow is handed to several outside organizations including CVPH but as Councilman Paul O’Connell Says.. Growing revenue for the city could be as simple as adjusting the staffing.. Randy Stone is the Assistant Fire Chief in the City… He says…

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Lake Placid School Budget $17.7 Million

The Lake Placid School Board votes to approve a tentative budget to present to the community.. The Budget includes an increase of $56,000 in revenue from state aid following and that totals a difference of $369,858 in their $17, .. Superintendent Roger Catania says there are two major increases in expenses.. The first is a…

Saranac Lake Starts a New Bright Year

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In one of his final acts as Village Justice, The Honorable Judge Kenneth McGlauglin administers the Oath of Office to Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau…The Village Court was officially dissolved as the end of their fiscal year arrived on Monday  And Judge Mcglauglin was presented with a ceremonial gavel just before the administering the oath’s…

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Studying Effects of Climate Change

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Mountain Lake PBS and Bright Blue EcoMedia have teamed up to look at the effects of climate change in the Adirondacks, and the next generation of visionaries working to make a difference. Now they’re turning to you, and the internet, to help fund the project. In the aftermath of the storm, three high school students…

April Showers bring Farmer’s Markets to the North Country

April Showers bring May flowers.. AND Farmers Markets to the North Country.. One of those Farmers Markets is a tradition in Plattsburgh and trying to find ways to grow.. Councilwoman Rachelle Armstrong says she’s not alone when she says it’s important to keep their finger on the economic pulse of the region.. “Locally Atrisans, that…

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Inaugural Meeting Tonight in Saranac Lake

The Village of Saranac Lake Board of Trustees will hold its annual organizational meeting this evening in the Harrietstown Town Hall Auditorium at 5:30 PM. At the commencement of the meeting, newly re-elected Mayor Clyde Rabideau and Trustees Tom Catillaz and Allie Pelletieri will take the oath of office from Village Judge Kenneth McLaughlin. Village…

Tom Semeraro – NCCCA Featured Artist

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There’s a new featured artist at the North Country Cultural Center for the Arts…His name is Tom Semeraro. The opening reception was Friday and his works will be on display until May in the Arts Center’s Gallery.. Tom’s photography services the Plattsburgh, Saratoga & Albany, New York areas. His new studio space is located at 376…

Body of Kodi Kadeem Beckles Found

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On April 7th, 2014, at approximately 10:40 a.m., members of the Plattsburgh City Police Department Special Response Team located the body of a subject matching the description of a missing SUNY Plattsburgh student, 20-year-old Kodi K. Beckles. The body was located in a wooded area behind Knight Automotive, 383 State Route 3 in the town…

Firearms Safety a Key Component of State Police Training

A young girl is dead today because here two year old brother accidentally fired a gun that was available to them in the room.. Firearms Training in The North Country is all about safety and that’s why New York State Police in Ray Brook are continuously honing their skills..  As for personal firearms… The NRA…

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First Weekends Kicks Off 2014 This Weekend

The first “First Weekend” of the season is approaching in Downtown Plattsburgh.. Friday April 4th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm, First Weekends will showcase local treasure Peabody’s Bar and Grill! ” Josh Dubay has been supportive since day one”, Tim McCormick, President of First Weekends Stated.” It was a perfect fit to host a guest bartender event…

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City Council Responds to Editorial – Defends Decision

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An Editorial in the Press Republican Sparks response from Councilors in the City of Plattsburgh on Thursday Evening… The board recently voted down a request by the group Bishop’s Apostles for Life to use two parking spaces across from Northern Adirondack Planned Parenthood on Good Friday.. The group was hoping to add to their numbers…

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Gillibrand Proposes Rebuilding Brownfield Sites

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, announced bipartisan legislation she co-sponsored to clean up and rebuild on industrial brownfield sites passed through the committee. The Brownfields Utilization, Investment and Local Development (BUILD) Act would jumpstart development efforts and provide additional resources for sites in need of redevelopment. The measure…

Superintendent Fox; “We Should Stay Under the Tax Cap”

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The Library at Petrova Elementary School in Saranac Lake is designed to handle 20 or 30 Middle School or Elementary School students at a time, which is why the 140 people who filled the library over capacity at Wednesday’s meeting of the School Board made a statement all in itself.. Business Manager Dan Bower says the…

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SUNY Plattsburgh Seniors Honored with Chancellor’s Award

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SUNY Plattsburgh seniors Maura Danehey, Rebecca Robbins, Nikki Schiebel and Kym Taylor have been selected as recipients of the State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence. Presented by SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher today in Albany, the award was created 16 years ago to recognize those students who have best demonstrated the integration…

State Police Continue Search for Collin Gillis

New York State Police are Continuing Search for Collin Gillis.. In fact there are 16 active missing person cases dating back to 1971.. In addition, There are 9 homicide cases still pending.. those date back to 1953…Captain Robert LaFountain is the BCI Captain for Troop B whose headquarters are in Raybrook.. He tells WNBZ they…

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Councilor Kelly Proposes City Sidewalk Snow Removal Policy

The snow is melting this week and snow removal may not be on the minds of Many, but Plattsburgh Councilor Mike Kelly is still focused on developing a more open and transparent policy for snow removal, even as spring arrives in the North Country..  “We had the idea to create a group of volunteers for…

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