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K&J – Saranac Lake Ultra Winter 6ers

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In the Midst of a pending ice storm, The beginning of winter marked the official start of the Saranac Lake “Winter 6er” program. At 6am, no one knew who would be the first “Winter Sixer” but there were definitely a few contenders… In this program, Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau described the scene.. We’ll speak…

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NYSEG Responds to Ice Storm

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The Ice storm affected more than 48,0000 across northern portions of the United States. In Plattsburgh, close to one hundred emergency planners are on duty at New York State Electric and Gas…  Dick Marion is the Public Liason Officer for the storm event in NYSEG’s Plattsburgh Division.. We spoke with Marion just outside NYSEG’s Storm Command…

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ICE STORM 2013

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An Ice Storm Warning remains in effect until 7pm Sunday Evening for locations in the deeper valleys of the Adirondacks and the Champlain Valley. Freezing rain and sleet accumulation of 1 to 2 inches is expected in the region before tapering off to areas of drizzle and freezing drizzle this afternoon. Travel will be hazardous…

Plattsburgh Mooring Law Clarifies Boundaries – Sets Stage for City Marina

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The City of Plattsburgh Approves a new mooring law and plans to seek proposals for management of a new City Marina on Lake Champlain.. Interestingly, the biggest issue for two of the outgoing councilors was whether or not their board should be creating the law, or whether it should wait until the beginning of the…

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Nameplates are Changing in Plattsburgh Council Chambers

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Mayor Don Kasprzack says goodbye to his duties in the City of Plattsburgh and come January 2nd, the Council Chambers will have a brand new set of nameplates.. Not only for Mayor Elect Jim Calnon, but also for the seats around the table…  In a statement at the close of the meeting, Kasprzack commented on…

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Harrietstown Fire Contract Increases $35,000

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Before the Town of Harrietstown even gets started on next year’s budget, they’ll have to pay back money they borrowed from an emergency fund designed to be there in times of need. That’s because the Town of Santa Clara has chosen to enter into the Tupper Lake Fire Contract, as opposed to the Saranac Lake…

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Owens weighs in on President’s NSA Surveillence Commission

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In an effort to revive public confidence in the nation’s embattled intelligence services, the White House on Wednesday released a report suggesting far-reaching changes to the National Security Agency’s controversial data collection programs. WNBZ speaks with Congressman Bill Owens on this topic and explores the implications and what might come from the report.. The report, offered by…

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Holiday Luncheon at Lake Forest

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The Plattsburgh Noon Rotary Club visits Lake Forest every year for their annual holiday luncheon and a conversation and fellowship with the residents there. In addition, They’re joined by the Plattsburgh High School Select Chorus and the PHS Brass Quintet for a concert after lunch. We spoke with club President Vicky Markings about the club’s…

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Governor Visits North Country’s Downhill Grill

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Governor Cuomo made a stop in Saranac Lake on Sunday to highlight the work of the Regional Economic Development Council in the region…  He was in Dunkirk earlier in the day and stopped for a mid afternoon presentation at the Downhill Grill, on Main Street in Saranac Lake..   Ken Lawless is Co-Owner of the Downhill…

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High School Holiday Concerts Tonight

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Several High School Holiday Concerts in our region are tonight… In SaranacLake the Holiday Concert begins at 7pm… In Keene the Concert is on Wednesday at 6:30, AuSable Valley’s Band and Chorus Concert is tonight and this is also the case for Plattsburgh High School… On Saturday, we caught up with the master of ceremonies…

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Cuomo Announces $715 Million in REDC Awards

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Governor Andrew Cuomo today announced that $715.9 million has been awarded through Round Three of the Regional Economic Development Council initiative.  A centerpiece of the Governor’s strategy to jumpstart the economy and create jobs, the Regional Councils were put in place in 2011 to redesign the state’s approach to economic development from a top-down model to…

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Ten Regional Councils – $750 Million in Funding Announced Today

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Three Quarters of a Billion Dollars is up for grabs today in Albany as Governor Cuomo Announces the winners among ten Regional Economic Development Councils who are all competing for their share of the pie in round Three… The North Country Regional Economic Development Council has been extremely successful in positioning itself in one of…

Cuomo Accepts Tax Commission Recommendations

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First on the list this morning is the final report from the Tax Relief Commission and its co-chairs, former Governor George Pataki and Chairman of the SUNY Board of Trustees and former State Comptroller H. Carl McCall. Governor Cuomo has accepted the recommendations of the report which means homeowners and businesses in the state could…

Mayor Proclaims “Ivy Huber” Appreciation Day

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Today is Ivy Huber Appreciation Day in The Village of Saranac Lake.. Mayor Clyde Rabideau in a proclamation Monday Evening acknowledging Ivy’s Success in being named to the Conference All State Singers by the New York State Music Association..    Ivy is a Junior in Saranac Lake and has her eyes on Ithaca, Crane and Fredonia.. Mayor…

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Saratoga Provides Healthy Background for SLCS 7th Graders

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Ten 7th Graders in the Saranac Lake Middle School were chosen out of a group of applicants interested in participating in a pilot program in Saratoga Springs promoting healthy living and healthy choices. Three of the Students attended the Saranac Lake Central School Board Meeting and participated in a presentation about the program which was…

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AMC Welcomes Dr. James Merrick

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Adirondack Health welcomes Dr. James G. Merrick to the region where he will provide asthma and allergy care to patients of all ages.  After receiving his medical degree from the University of Iowa, he completed formal training there in the specialties of Pediatrics, Allergy/Immunology and Pediatric Pulmonology.  Dr. Merrick subsequently became board certified in all…

Giving Tuesday / Adirondack Gives Turns 13 (days old)

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Today marks the second annual “Giving Tuesday”, a day for companies, organizations, and people to give back through clothing and food drives, on-line contributions, volunteer work, and of course, money. It’s an effort that started with the U-N and the 92nd Street Y in New York and now includes more than 10-thousand groups, in all…

Planning Board ads Public Comment to Tonight’s Agenda

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The Village of Saranac Lake Planning Board is holding a special meeting tonight at 7PM in the Village Offices on Main Street in Saranac Lake. While the planning board meets regularly, this meeting is a little different because if the board is so inclined, they can solicit input from the public prior to any formal…

Water Ski Championships Returning to Mirror Lake

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The Village Board in Lake Placid gives the green light to hold the Eastern Region Water Ski Championships on Mirror Lake July 31st through August 3rd.. John Wilkins is a competitor and also one of the organizers of this championship event. Competition will happen the same week as Rugby Weekend..  and should provide ample opportunity for spectators…

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