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Planning for Plattsburgh’s Beautification

Yellow and Purple Concrete Dividers are beginning to appear in Downtown Plattsburgh.. mainly in anticipation of the summer season and outdoor dining.. The city every year allows local restaurants to reserve parking spaces in front of their establishments for outdoor dining and this is just one piece of the pie when it comes to downtown..  …

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AMC Lake Placid Emergency Room goes Part Time June 16th

AMC Lake Placid will be the first in the state to move to a part time Emergency Room…   The Department of Health Approved the request by Adirondack Health to transition it’s existing emergency room in Lake Placid to a 15 hour model..  The plan goes into effect on Monday June 16th.. As part of the…

NCCC – Phi Theta Kappa Induction

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North Country Community College (NCCC) held an induction ceremony for new members of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) in April at the First Presbyterian Church in Saranac Lake. This spring’s group of honored students join a distinguished list of 739 previous inductees of NCCC’s Beta Theta Pi chapter, which was chartered in 1999. Joining students and…

Teachers Picket Whiteface Lodge / Camp Philos Education Retreat

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Members of the Alliance for Quality Education, Teachers and Students were among those participating in a protest against what they’re calling “Governor Cuomo’s Broken Education Philosophy.” The protest was held outside the “Camp Philos.” conference on Sunday, outside Lake Placid’s Whiteface Lodge. “Let’s get one thing straight, these aren’t philosophers, they’re bullies who are accustomed to…

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Route 73 (MIll Pond to McIntire) Closing Tuesday 7am

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Starting Tuesday morning (5/6/14) in Lake Placid… Route 73 is closing at 7am between Mill Pond Drive and McIntyre Way and will remain closed right through May 23rd… Lake Placid Village Trustee Art Devlin says fortunately it’s only going to take two weeks.. “Originally they were going to continue through Memorial Day but we’ve been…

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St Armand Renovating Veterans Memorial Park

The Town of ST Armand has received a grant along with numerous local donations to breathe new life into an understated monument in Bloomingdale and its looks like its only costing tax payers about fifteen bucks. With many large projects in que for the town of St Armand, town clerk and historian, Davina Thurston had to…

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Another “First Weekend” in Plattsburgh

The First Weekends Guest Bartender event will be held at Chefy’s Bar and Grill 124 Margaret St. Plattsburgh from 5pm to 8pm Friday. Local musicians Jay Lesage and Haley McGivney will perform plus there will be an art show by local artist Donna Austin. On Saturday May 4th City Hall Place opens to Family friendly…

Plattsburgh’s Mayor’s Cup Adds Movie Night to the Lineup

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There’s a new twist on an old tale of Lake Champlain coming to this year’s 37th Annual Mayors Cup… This year’s festival is July 10th through the 13th.. A festival with a long history of free family fun celebrating the region, the community and Lake Champlain… and in addition to all of the events for…

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Adirondack Council on Dangers of Transporting Crude by Rail

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We have an update from the Adirondack Council today on the Dangers of Transporting explosive crude Oil through the region… The Council is urging the EPA to take action to protect the Adirondack Park and Lake Champlain along with more than a dozen lakeshore communities from the risk of an accident or a spill.. In…

AMC Lake Placid may have First Part Time ER in the State

A citizens committee in Lake Placid is hearing regular updates from Adirondack Medical Center on the fate of the Emergency Room and right now it appears Lake Placid’s ER could become something of a model for the rest of New York State… Senator Betty Little says Rural Hospitals are dealing with this question every day..Little…

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Finalizing Snow Removal Policies in Plattsburgh

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With rain in the forecast through the beginning of next week, and the DAFFSEST 5K Fun Run this weekend, we may have forgotten about the winter snowfall for now, but in Plattsburgh, Councilman Mike Kelly says there’s a danger in letting things slide now that the weather is getting warmer and the snow is all…

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Searching for the Centennial Quilt

The search for the Centennial Quilt is taking a new turn this week as the Village Board has put their weight behind a resolution calling for the return of the quilt to its rightful owners… The Centennial Quilt is a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the village of Saranac Lake from 1992 depicting various…

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Dean Schneller Appointed Plattsburgh Corporate Counsel

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The City of Plattsburgh has a new Corporate Counsel this week.. His Name is Dean Schneller… Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon says on of his strengths is his focus on environmental law.. “Environmental issues are issues that plague municipalities all over the place,” Mayor Calnon said, “The work that we had to do by the waterfront,…

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Saranac Lake Approves Construction of Skateboard Park

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Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau is the deciding vote on whether or not to build a Skateboard Park in The Village of Saranac Lake this summer.. The vote was split down the middle with Trustees Allie Pellitieri and Barb Rice Voting in favor of the resolution to begin the construction and Trustee Tom Catillaz and Trustee…

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Plattsburgh Community Garden Group Adds a Second Location

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The Plattsburgh community Garden Group says their community garden is built with the goal of creating a safe and open space for people in the community to grow their own vegetables, flowers and fruits.. and to give them an opportunity to participate where they could learn the habits and skills of successful gardening.. Doug Butdorf is…

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Shine On Conference 2014 – at SUNY Plattsburgh

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The Shine on Conference at Plattsburgh State University is in it’s 4th year helping 4th and 5th grade girls to battle eating disorders, depression, bullying and other obstacles before they face the social pressures of middle school and beyond….  This year’s focus is building resiliency and self esteem and to help prevent negative behaviors.. In…

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ANZAC Day for PTS Awareness

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In honor of ANZAC Day, a Memorial Service was held for the Late Australian Officer Captain Paul McCay in conjunction to bringing awareness to PTS disorder in our Servicemen and women.…..ANZAC Day was officially named in 1916 to be celebrated on the 25th of April and happens to be one of Australia’s most important National…

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City Council Names APRIL 25th – ANZAC Day

The City of Plattsburgh is adding their voice to PTS Awareness with a resolution marking April 25th as ANZAC Day for PTS Awareness in commemoration of the day in Austrailia which mirrors Veteran’s Day in the United States.. Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon says the topic of PTS awareness is an important one and the Resolution…

School Board Elections Shaping Up

The Slate of Candidates for School Board in Lake Placid is official… Patricia Stanton, Camelia Sheridan, and Enzo Villani have placed themselves in the running during School Board elections on May 20th…  Three Board Members have decided not to run again and will vacate their seats..  Phil Baumbach, Herb Stoerr and Jennifer Tufano.. Tufano sites time…

Update – Water Main Breaks on Lake Flower Avenue

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As of Thursday Morning, a Boil Water Order is in Effect for Areas on Lake Flower Avenue from Winona Ave. toward Lake Placid including all side streets: Center St., Merrill St., Santanoni Ave., Colony Ct., Meadow Lane, Crossfield Rd., Duprey St., Edward St, Cortez Ln., Turtle Pond Rd., Will Rogers Rd. and including North Country Community…

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