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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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Senate Releases Comprehensive Report on Lyme Disease

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The State Senate on Wednesday gave final legislative approval of a measure that would authorize tribal judges and other tribal officials to solemnize marriages on Indian lands. Senator Betty Little Introduced the Legislation at the request of tribal officials.. She says “New York State confers marriage authority upon a wide array of religious, public leaders…

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…