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ARISE Pleased with Court Ruling on ACR Project

The New York State Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department announced by a 5 -0 vote, that the Adirondack Park Agency permit pertaining to the Adirondack Club in Tupper Lake was issued in accordance with the law. Following the announcement, ARISE Chairman Jim LaValley said, “we are pleased that the courts have upheld the Adirondack Park…

Happy 4th of July

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Congressman Bill Owens invites residents of the 21st district to enjoy Independence Day Celebrations “This 4th of July is a great chance to spend time with important people in our lives and to reflect on the sacrifices of those first patriots who forged our great nation. Their legacy challenges us not to rest until all…

Environmental Group Unhappy with Court Ruling

Protect the Adirondacks has issued a statement in response to the 5-0 ruling against their Article 78 Lawsuit. The Statement reads as follows; Protect is disappointed in the decision by the New York Appellate Division, Third Department issued today to uphold the approvals by the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) for the 6,000-acre Adirondack Club and…

“Protect” Loses Article 78 / Tupper Transformation Begins

Tupper Lake – 07/03/14 – The Article 78 Lawsuit filed by the environmental group PROTECT the Adirondacks in association with the Sierra club and several seasonal camp owners in Tupper Lake has been rejected by the court in a 5 to nothing vote.. The lengthy battle the Adirondack Club and Resort Project has faced went…

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NY Pay for Registered Nurses Below National Average

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Among New York’s 12 metropolitan areas, only New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island had wages significantly higher than the national average for registered nurses, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Nine areas, including New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island and Ithaca, had wages significantly higher than the national average for nursing assistants. Chief Regional Economist Martin Kohli noted that…

A Vote of Support for First Weekends Committee in Plattsburgh

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The First Weekends Committee gets a vote of support from the city of Plattsburgh and City Hall Place will close this weekend.. Twice.. Once for the Events on the Fourth of July and then again for the First Weekends Celebration on Saturday.. Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon has expressed concern over closure of the road on…

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Children Killed in AuSable Fire

On June 30, 2014, at approximately 9:30 PM, Clinton County 911 received a report of a structure fire at 918 Clintonville Road, Harkness, New York, located in the town of AuSable. New York State Troopers responded to the residence along with the Keeseville and Peru Fire Departments and several other area fire and rescue personnel. …

S.L. School Board to Appoint Board Member

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The Saranac Lake Central School Board has a new president this morning.. Clyde Baker takes over the reigns following the resignation of Deb Lennon which became effective July 1st… The Board also Chose Miles VanNortwick to be Vice President and two new members are sworn in on Tuesday Evening.. Aurora White and Kelly Morgan-Duprey are…

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A 20 Year Horse Show Veteran – Heather Hooker

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The Lake Placid Horse Show Association is Gearing up for Week Number Two… The I Love New York Horse Show which gets under way with a limited schedule today and then continues through Sunday July 6th… On Sunday we spoke with one competitor whose been coming to the horse show since she was a child..…

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Rotary Supports Mercy Care Programs

Lake Placid, NY  07/01/14 — Mercy Care for the Adirondacks received a $250 donation from Lake Placid Rotary to help support Mercy Care’s Friendship Volunteer, Volunteer Parish Nurse, and Community Empowerment Programs. Mercy Care is developing a new social model of extending mercy to elders living in their communities to relieve their isolation and loneliness…

Plattsburgh High School Graduates

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If you want to become the Valedictorian or the Salutatorian of your high school, there’s one thing that could increase your odds a bit…. If your name is Samantha Martin..  Now our study isn’t terribly scientific except what are the odds that two seniors named Sam Martin would rank at the top of their class..…

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Saranac Lake High School Graduation

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Friday evening marks the Saranac Lake High School Graduation, among others, including Lake Placid and Tupper Lake.. We invite you to Join us for the K&J show on Monday as we speak with family members, students, and administrators. We’ll also listen in on the ceremony. K&J – 063014 – Saranac Lake High School Graduation  

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Plattsburgh is Hedging their Bets – on Sidewalks

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It appears as though Plattsburgh City Councilor Paul O’Connell is stuck between a rock and a hard place.. In this case, it’s more like the Hedge covering the sidewalks in his ward.. Three weeks ago, about 85 letters were sent to homeowners reminding them about a law that requires them to trim their hedges back…

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Gillibrand Bill Connects Youth with Jobs

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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says key provisions from her legislation to help increase employment among at-risk youth have passed the Senate as part of the bipartisan, bicameral deal, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which reauthorizes federal job training programs under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). Senator Gillibrand’s Urban Jobs Act would…

SUNY – Mayor’s Cup Reunion 2014

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PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (June 26, 2014) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Alumni Association will bestow awards of merit to a retired dean of nursing and a director in the U.S. Department of Justice. The Awards will be handed down at Reunion 2014 during Mayor’s Cup weekend. The event celebrates graduates from classes ending in 4 and 9…

Sanders Keeping an Eye on Fuel Speculators

WASHINGTON, June 26 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today introduced legislation to make federal regulators invoke emergency powers to stop speculators from taking advantage of turmoil in Iraq to drive up oil prices and make motorists pay more for gasoline. “I am getting tired of big oil companies and Wall Street speculators using Iraq as…

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…