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Owens applauds Ikea decision to raise employee wages

Company will use regional cost of living to determine new wage floor at each U.S. store WASHINGTON—Congressman Bill Owens responded today to an announcement that Ikea will raise the average hourly minimum wage of its workers to $10.76 an hour at its 38 U.S. stores. The new average minimum wage represents a 17 percent increase…

Mountain Lake PBS Announces 20th Annual Kids Writers Contest Winners

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Mountain Lake PBS is proud to announce the winners of the 20th Annual Mountain Lake PBS Kids Writers Contest, and the winners of the Oh the Places You’ll Go with Reading Video Contest. The celebration honoring these students will air on Mountain Lake PBS on Thursday, July 3, at 9 PM. For 20 years, Mountain…

3rd Annual Village-Wide Garage Sale Approaches Map Deadline

The deadline is approaching to get your garage sale on the map for the Village wide garage sale in Saranac Lake.. The third annual Village Wide Garage Sale sponsored by the Saranac Lake Women’s Civic Chamber takes place Saturday, July 12th but the map goes to print next week which means you have until June…

A Full Week of Activities for the Battle of Plattsburgh Bicentennial

The Adirondack Coast along Lake Champlain hosts an annual series of reenactments, historic tours, family-friendly Adirondack events and performances to commemorate the Battle of Plattsburgh, the decisive battle in the War of 1812. A True Story of David and Goliath In September of 1814, more than 10,000 British regulars, many fresh from victories in the…

Uihlein Living Center may have new Management – Post Acute Partners

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It appears Adirondack Health is moving towards a partnership that will transfer management of Uihlen Living Center to Post Acute Partners. After the commentary appeared in Wednesday’s Adirondack Daily Enterprise, We spoke with Communications Director Joe Riccio and he forwarded us a copy of the commentary, which we’ve posted below; “Adirondack Health Partners Up to…

CVPH Mayor’s Cup Bike Ride – Sunday July 13th, 2014

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The 2014 CVPH Mayors Cup Bike Ride takes place Sunday, July 13. The start and finish for all three route options, 70+, 50 and 22 miles, are at CVPH Medical Center. Each route has its own start time 8:30 a.m., 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. respectively. This event supports the CVPH Travel Fund. Held by…

Water Rates Considered for S.L. Fire Protection

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The Village of Saranac Lake is asking for public input at a public hearing in two weeks to investigate the issues surrounding the best ways to help protect commercial properties and Businesses in the Village from fire while still charging a fee for the water used, or in this case, most of the time it…

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Lake Placid Horse Show Underway

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Lake Placid, New York-June 24, 2014-The 45th Annual Lake Placid Horse Show, Presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC, opened Tuesday at the North Elba Show Grounds with a limited schedule of hunter and jumper classes. The Lake Placid Horse Show, which runs through Sunday, June 29, is followed by the 37th Annual I Love New…

Stefanik Wins Primary Contest with 60% of the Vote

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It’s been called the ugliest senate race in the country… The Mississippi Republican runoff between 7 term incumbent Thad Cochran, and challenger Chris McDaniel came down to a vote Tuesady. Cochran wins by a close margin.. In New York, Congressman Charles Rangel’s 22-terms in Congress could be decided by a very small number and is…

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Installing Sidewalks in Saranac Lake – 800 feet at a time

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Construction projects in the North Country are shifting into high gear as summer takes hold and in one case, it appears the Department of Transportation has allowed for a change in it’s policy in order to speed up an already arduous sidewalk project in Saranac Lake.. In this audio report, Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau…

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Reviewing the Codes – Public Hearing Tuesday

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In The Village of Saranac Lake, the Code Review Committee is holding a public hearing this evening in their efforts to review the code and subsequently make recommendations to the Village Board as to any changes they see as important to bringing the laws up to date.. A resident of Saranac Lake, Caperton Tisot expressed…

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Saranac Lake Middle School To Schedule Quarters in Fall 2014

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The Saranac Lake Middle School heads into testing this week and when students return in the fall, they’ll have a new “Special” or Elective to take advantage of… Middle School Principal Bruce VanWeelden says old habits die hard because students can’t really choose electives, “But when we were doing budget proposals and developing a vision,”…

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Washed Out Section of River Trail to Get Makeover

The City of Plattsburgh and Plattsburgh State University Administrators are joining forces to re-route and re-construct a portion of the Saranac River Trail that washed out behind the athletic fields on the SUNY campus..  SUNY had granted the original easement for the Multi Use Path in June of 2009 and following it’s construction, the path…

Three New Trolleys on Lake Placid’s Streets this Summer

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Three New Trolley’s made their way to the lake Placid Elementary School Parking Lot on Friday Morning.. That’s where Kindergarten Classes were able to have their pictures taken next to the Trolleys. Each of the Classes helped to name the Trolleys… and Lake Placid Mayor Craig Randal says that’s been happening since the inception of…

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Franklin County to Benefit from 25 New Judgeships

Senator Betty Little lauded passage of legislation in the New York State Senate today that adds 25 new Family Court judgeships including in Franklin and Warren counties. The measure passed the Assembly on Thursday, June 19. This year’s State Budget provided $5 million to add judgeships to address increasing family court caseloads, but a decision…

A Monumental Idea for the Bi-Centennial of Plattsburgh

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One advantage of Public Sessions at City Council Meetings is that from time to time, someone actually brings good ideas to the podium and in this case it’s all about commemorating the Bi-Centennial Celebration of the City of Plattsburgh.. Danielle says she understands that the Battle of Plattsburgh is something that happens on an annual…

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A New Defense Against Aquatic Invasives

The State Legislature has approved a measure directing the Department of Environmental Conservation to design and post at public boat launches a universal sign warning of the threat of aquatic invasive species. Senator Betty Little and Assemblyman Dan Stec are sponsors of the legislation. “The importance of public education cannot be overstated in the fight…

Olympic Speed Skating Oval May Get New Fence

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The Lake Placid School Board is moving forward on a project which could give the Olympic Oval a brand new look from the outside.. In October last year, Connie Devlin Cross gave a presentation to the School Board proposing to replace the Fencing.. She proposed having the community raise money for a new fence around…

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Lennon Resigns from Saranac Lake School Board

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After ten years of service to the Saranac Lake School Board with many as President, Deb Lennon will be stepping down as of June 30th..  The School Board’s Vice President Clyde Baker read her letter to the board during their regular meeting on Wednesday evening. “The board will begin the work of filling Deb’s shoes…

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Mayors Cup Committee Announce Concert Lineup

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Plattsburgh Mayor Calnon says the entertainment for this year’s Mayor’s Cup is going to include some recognizable names, including the Stowaways who’ll be live before the Boat Parade on Thursday July 10th from 7 to 9 before the Boat Parade of Lights.. Mayor Calnon is joined at the City Docks by Jess Dulle, the new Executive Director…

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