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Blue Bomber Hockey Team wins Scholar/Athlete Championship

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Even though Hockey Season is over, 13 of the Lake Placid Blue Bombers are celebrating another kind of championship because these students have won the Statewide Scholar / Athlete Championship.. For a perspective on the team’s accomplishment we go to Lake Placid’s Athletic Director, Matt Walentuk “These students have won both on the ice but…

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Lake Placid School Board says goodbye to Departing Members

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The Lake Placid School Board says goodbye to two members who attended their final board meeting on Tuesday evening… The school board’s president Mary Dietrich presented Herb Stoerr and Phil Baumbach with a reminder of the school.. A bouquet of flowers and a special Blue Bomber T-Shirt and then proceeded to thank them for their…

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Summer Brings the Third Thursday Art Walks Back to Saranac Lake

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Thursday, June 19th, kicks off the 16th annual Saranac Lake’s Third Thursday Art Walks. The village, downtown businesses, nonprofits and galleries will host the talents of regional and local artists and musicians of various genres from 5:00 to 7:30pm. Beginning a self-guided tour through downtown Saranac Lake, Art Walkers can go to any participating venue,…

PLatsburgh Police Crack Down on Underage Drinking

Plattsburgh City Police and SUNY Police are cracking down on parties in Rugar Woods.. and specifically in an area of the woods known by local youth as “Guam.” And they’re asking the public, especially parents and guardians, for help in deterring underage drinking and parties.. This past week, the Plattsburgh City Police received information on…

Duprey, Stec Supporting Meningitis Vaccination Legislation

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Assemblywoman Janet L. Duprey (R,I-Peru) was joined today by her fellow Assembly members and Debbie Jerdo of Saranac Lake. Debbie and her husband Don’s daughter, Lindsey, died of meningitis in 2001 and their son, Joshua, committed suicide three years later because he could not get over the loss of his sister. The Jerdos are very…

Health Insurance Tops Lake Placid’s Budget

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The Village of Lake Placid is looking towards approval of their proposed 2014 – 2015 budget as their fiscal year comes to a close at the end of June..  During their last meeting, Mayor Craig Randall introduced a budget of $5,811,156 which represents an increase of $102,433 over the current year’s budget..  The Proposed Property…

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Calnon Says Planning the Budget is a Year Round Project

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The City of Plattsburgh’s $22 Million Dollar Budget takes more work to whittle down every year than you might think.. and this year, getting under the tax cap may prove to be more of a challenge than in years past..”We always want to be below the tax cap, obviously our goal would be to reduce…

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Taxi Drivers to See Updated Regulations in Lake Placid

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The Village of Lake Placid holds a public hearing tonight to hear public comment on changes to regulations affecting taxi drivers in and around the village..   Lake Placid Mayor Craig Randall says the village doesn’t necessarily have to deal with applications if they don’t want to.. “But we want to be sure that people are…

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Staffing Levels Assure Quick Emergency Response

Construction on South Catherine Street Continues and Plattsburgh’s Mayor Jim Calnon says the reason for traffic being routed southbound during construction is so that emergency crews can get to the south end of the city more rapidly..  “There’s a policy in place that regulates the minimum number of staffers for the fire department,” Calnon Says,…

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Republican Candidates Debate in Watertown

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Two candidates are vying for the nod from republicans in the primary on June 24th and they faced off in Watertown Thursday night in a debate that was broadcast on Mountain Lake PBS in Plattsburgh and on public stations across the northern rim..  Stefanik was on message, making sure that everyone knows she grew up…

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Lake Flower Water Levels Remain Low

Infrastructure Replacement will not be completed today as previously reported due to current rain conditions.  Currently remaining JE Sheehan Construction has approximately 150’ of sanitary sewer pipe to be installed, which should be completed, weather depending by June 19th.  The Current Water Level at Lake Flower Dam is 13.3” below spillway. As of Friday, June…

Senate Expands NY Massage Therapy Instruction Policies

The State Senate on Thursday approves legislation sponsored by Senator Betty Little to permit licensed massage therapists from other states and countries to provide hands-on clinical instruction at continuing education programs in New York. Senator Little says “This change in law would broaden the field of instructors, benefiting licensed therapists participating in the continuing education…

Adirondack Health Welcomes New COO – Patti Hammond

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Adirondack Health has a new Chief Operating Officer… Patti Hammond has nearly 25 years of progressive leadership experience at hospitals and health systems throughout Albany and the Capital District of New York State. “The decision to join Adirondack Health was an easy one based on a solid reputation of exceptional patient care delivered by an…

DOT Grants Pen Air two year contract for Plattsburgh Airport

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The Department of Transportation has renewed its selection of PenAir to provide Essential Air Service to Plattsburgh International Airport. Congressman Bill Owens announced the continuation of funding on Wednesday..  PenAir will receive $5,428,148 in funding support over two years and provide 12 weekly nonstop round trip flights to Boston Logan International Airport. Congressman Owens says…

Veterans Bill Passes Senate

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The Senate has voted nearly unanimously for a bill to expand hospitals and clinics run by the Department of Veterans Affairs and to hire more doctors and nurses to provide timely, quality care for veterans. The Chairman of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee… Senator Sanders and Senator John McCain of Arizona put together the bipartisan bill…

Plattsburgh Council Reviews Applications for More Funding

There are two Consolidated Funding Applications in the works in the City of Plattsburgh, One is for the City Beach, and the other will allow the City to contemplate how to move forward with phase two of the Durkee Street Project.. At the beach they hope to incorporate a close look at the Crete Civic…

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Joe Lamb Appointed to ORDA Board

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At his request, The President of the regional office of sustainable tourism , Jim McKenna will be leaving the board of the Olympic Regional Development Authority…  In his place, the North Elba Board Appointed Joe Lamb on Tuesday Night..  Lamb said he’d like to maintain the cooperative relationship between the North Elba Board and with…

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North Elba Chooses Todd Anthony as Sole Assessor

The Town of North Elba has a new Assessor… Todd Anthony has been appointed by the North Elba Board and will begin on the 1st of July..  North Elba Supervisor Robi Politi says Anthony has the experience to simply step into the job..  Anthony has been involved in the installation, troubleshooting and documentation of all agency…

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S.L. Chamber Recognizes Business, Volunteer & Citizen of the Year

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The Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce recognized their business of the year, Cape Air, citizen of the year, Melinda Little, and volunteer of the year, Cherrie Sayles. They were honored at the chamber’s 93rd annual dinner on Monday, June 9th. Dinner.  Business of the Year: Cape Air In the recent years Cape Air has made it…

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Local Development Corporation Writing New Main Street Grant

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If you own commercial rental property in the village you may have another way to market your space…  That’s because The Saranac Lake Local Development Corporation is reaching out to local residents with a survey which they hope to include in the mailing of the water bills before July 1st..  Village Trustee Paul VanCott is…

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