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April 21st – Boston Marathon Day in Lake Placid

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In light of the 118th running of the Boston Marathon scheduled for Patriot’s Day April 21st, Lake Placid Mayor Craig Randall has issued an official proclamation to honor the tragic event’s anniversary…  “April 21st shall be recoginized as Boston Marathon Day.” Randall said. “After watching Lake Placid’s residents come together in support of the catastrophic…

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Parking Enforcement May Go Full Time in Plattsburgh

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Parking enforcement in the City of Plattsburgh may be getting stricter as the City Council considers hiring a full time Parking Officer…Plattsburgh’s Police Chief is Desmond Racicot. He says it’s actually a little unusual that the council would ask for a full time position to enforce parking laws in Plattsburgh.. Usually, he says, it’s the…

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Mayor Promotes Awareness of Post Traumatic Stress

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ANZAC day in Australia and New Zealand is a day of remembrance for soldiers and veterans, especially those who fought in the Australian New Zealand Army Corps during World War One in what is now Turkey… In the Village of Saranac Lake, Mayor Clyde Rabideau is commemorating the event with a resolution promoting the awareness of…

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City of Plattsburgh Approves Outdoor Restaurant Seating

It may be a little to cold today to think about outdoor dining in Downtown Plattsburgh, but the City Council is once again allowing local restaurants to add to their seating by creating what Councilwoman Becky Casper calls “Parklets” outside of their establishments.. “Concrete barriers may not be the best looking way to separate the…

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Cuomo Supports National Popular Vote

New York State becomes the latest in a movement supporting a national popular vote as Governor Cuomo signs the legislation into law. The National Popular Vote movement is an interstate effort to guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in the entire United States. By signing the bill Governor Cuomo…

Broadway Closes for Re-Construction at 6pm Wednesday

The Broadway reconstruction project kicks into high gear this evening… Saranac Lake DPW Superintendent Jeff Dora says The DPW will be doing the initial roadway closure and detour set up starting at around 5pm and by 6pm, Broadway will be closed both ways until morning to accommodate the work by contractor JE Sheehan.  At 6:00 AM…

Be Prepared for Road Flooding

  The National Weather Service is issuing a flood watch for multiple counties in upstate New York. In light of the current potential for flooding, the American Red Cross Northeastern New York Region urges residents to prepare themselves and their families now. Gary Striar, CEO of the American Red Cross Northeastern New York Region, says We…

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Dewey Receives Zoning Support from Village of Saranac Lake

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The Village of Saranac Lake says yes to the new Dewey Mountain Ski Lodge.. The Board on Monday evening votes to approve the necessary changes to zoning to accommodate the new plans.. John Banta is with the Saranac Lake Rotary Foundation. He says they’re meeting with the Town of Harrietstown today to begin to look at…

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Cecily Decker – National U16 Champion

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April 14th in Saranac Lake is National Champion Secily Decker Day… That’s the word from Mayor Clyde Rabideau..  She recently competed in the 2014 US Ski and Snowboard Association’s U 16 Junior National Championships and was named the overall national champion.. Winning the Parallel Slalom competition and Giant Slalom and finished fourth in the Slalom..…

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Mayor’s Office / SUNY Students Focus on Communication

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The Mayor’s office in the City of Plattsburgh is getting a little help from Students in Plattsburgh State University… Four students were in attendance on Thursday during the City Council Meeting. The Group, which is part of 23 students studying under Steve Peters is the Civic Engagement Group. Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon has been working…

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Mike Watts Memorial Motorsports Show

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The Crete Memorial Civic Center played home over the weekend to Classic Cars, Go Karts, Race Cars, and others on display as part of the Mike Watts Motorsports Show..  The Event is dedicated to Mike Watts Sr., a longtime track photographer at Airborne Park Speedway and Mohawk International Raceway in Hogansburg, N.Y. WNBZ’s Jacquelyn Moody was…

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Tupper Lake Budget Hearing Tonight

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The Village of Tupper Lake presents it’s tentative budget to voters tonight in a public hearing at 7pm in the municipal offices… The Budget hearing provides an opportunity for the public to weigh in one last time on the budget or any particular portion of the budget..  This year, the board has been working towards…

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…