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Saranac Lake Puts Final Touches on Local Roads

Saranac Lake DPW Superintendant Jeff Dora says the final work on Olive Street is now scheduled for this Friday (October 10th)..   At 6:30 AM on Friday, Olive Street will close to all Traffic and remain closed until about 2:00 PM..   After that, he says…  Paving operations will then move to Will Rogers Drive for the…

A New Dog Walk in Cliff Haven Park Gets Approval

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The Town of Plattsburgh’s Recreation Department has been working to build a specially designed park for Dogs, big and small at Cliff Haven Park. And with approval from the board Monday night, the new park will begin to take shape.. Councilor Michael Cashman helped to spearhead the concept.. “Dosn’t think the expenses involved in putting…

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Town of Plattsburgh Re-Affirms Support for Life Flight

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It’s been 25 years since the Town of Plattsburgh has been counting on North Country Life Flight for their continued support of emergency medical transportation in the region.. On Monday, the Town Board re-affirmed that relationship with a resolution approving the agreement for 2015..  Councilman Gerard Renedette says he can’t speak for the first 7 years…

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Could the Old Stone Barracks Become a Craft Brewery?

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If a local preservation group has their way, The Old Stone Barracks in Plattsburgh will remain as a landmark to veterans who made use of the building and it’s property for years until it was de-commissioned..  You may know that a developer purchased the property and the building several years ago with the idea of…

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Historic Saranac Lake Recipient of AARCH Heritage Award

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Historic Saranac Lake is the latest recipient of the Adirondack Architectural Heritage Award.. The award was granted for the restoration of the Saranac Lake Laboratory as a museum, community space, and organization offices. Historic Saranac Lake’s Executive Director Amy Catania says  “Many community members have put in a lot of hard work on the restoration…

Schuyler Falls Man Arrested following Domestic Dispute

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On October 4, 2014, State Police arrested 24-year-old Terry A. St. Germaine of Schuyler Falls, following a domestic dispute reported at 993 Military Turnpike in the town of Schuyler Falls. St. Germaine choked a 22-year-old female at that residence and placed a knife to her throat. The victim was transported to Champlain Valley Physician’s Hospital…

Tupper Man Arrested for Operating Stolen ATV

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On October 5, 2014, State Police arrested 23-year-old Stephen W. Denue, of Tupper Lake, for Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 4th Degree, a class E Felony, and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle 3rd Degree, a class A Misdemeanor. Denue was observed by troopers operating a stolen Yamaha four wheeler ATV near the SP Tupper Lake station.  Denue was arraigned…

Plattsburgh teen arrested for illegally tattooing another teen

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 On October 5, 2014, State Police arrested 16-year-old Ashley A. Seymour of Plattsburgh for giving a 17-year-old female a tattoo.  Seymour was charged with Unlawfully Dealing With a Child: Tattooing a Child Less than 18-years-old, a class B Misdemeanor, and Tattooing Without a Permit, a Misdemeanor under the New York State Public Health Law. Seymour…

Sanders: “Income Inequality Becoming Dangerous”

Senator Bernie Sanders says that the “incredible and obscene” level of income and wealth inequality in America has become a danger to the economic and political systems – and must be addressed. Sighting a new Forbes magazine tally, Sanders says the 400 wealthiest Americans are now worth $2.29 trillion. Their combined wealth grew last year…

Moira woman arrested for forgery

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On October 5, 2014, State Police arrested 25-year-old Candace L. Ferriero of Moira, New York for forging a check in the amount of $150 that did not belong to her. Ferriero was charged with Forgery 2nd Degree, a class D Felony.  Ferriero was arraigned in the Town of Bangor Court and committed to the Franklin County…

Lake Champlain Museum Surveys Plattsburgh Bay

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Divers from The Lake Champlain Museum today are conducting an Archaeological Resource Assessment in Plattsburgh Bay.. The diving team will be surveying the bottom of Lake Champlain in the vicinity of the City Docks and the proposed new docking structures and the proposed new mooring field as well as the surrounding area to identify the…

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Tonight’s Opening Art Walk Reception Brings Saranac Lake to Plattsburgh

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The First Weekend of October will bring yet another First Weekends event to Downtown Plattsburgh.. The events tonight include the final Art Walk of 2014 and a new exhibit at the Strand Theater is bringing Saranac Lake to Plattsburgh.. Christina Elliot is the Museum Coordinator at the Strand Center for the Arts..  We spoke with her…

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A better healthcare experience for the youngest patients

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During her time as a high school senior in the New Vision program at Adirondack Health, Hanna Potter of Lake Placid gained valuable insight by working directly with healthcare.  Not only did the experience motivate her to continue her education in healthcare, she felt inspired to assist the youngest patients in the Emergency Department by…

Franklin County Sherrif’s Dept. Under Fire

The Franklin County Sherrif’s Department and the Franklin County Legislature are making headlines across the North Country over a controversy that has come to light over allegations of the specific targeting and arrests of Franklin County Legislators.. In a fax to WNBZ Legislator Gordon Crossman writes that he was shocked and disappointed to hear about…

Mayor’s Budget Proposal “Under Tax Cap in a Difficult Year”

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If the Mayor’s Proposed Budget Stands.. Taxpayers in the City of Plattsburgh may  not see much of a change this year in their tax rates.. In an Email to WNBZ, Mayor Calnon says “The City budget deals with the remaining effects of the recession that began six years ago.” And he continues by saying, “While…

Clarkson President “Extraordinary Broadband Leader”

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Clarkson University President Tony Collins has been named a New York State Extraordinary Broadband Leader. He was recognized this summer by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York State Broadband Program Office Director David Salway for his efforts to help expand broadband in New York State and his extraordinary broadband leadership. “On behalf…

Owens “Our Boarder is the Economic Backbone”

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Congressman Bill Owens spoke Wdenesday at the Canadian/American Border Trade Alliance’s (Can/Am BTA) Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. The event focused on infrastructure improvements, trade facilitation reforms, and the effective management of the U.S./Canada border. “Our northern border is the backbone of the largest economic relationship in the world,” said Owens. “Investing in improved border…

Lake Placid Library Names Pedu Provisional Director

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The Lake Placid Public Library Board of Trustees has named Bambi Pedu to be the institution’s new, provisional director. A native of Lake Placid, Mrs. Pedu says she has a fond attachment to the library beginning as a child.  “I  brought my daughter to story hour with Linda Blair here when she was little, and she…

Kids Station Groundbreaking at Transportation Museum

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The old becomes new Thursday at the Champlain Valley Transportation Museum..  “Today we are breaking ground on a new building that is an old building that is being renovated through a grant from the Department of Transportation.”  Said Bruce Carlin, President of the Champlain Valley Transportation Museum Board. “It is going to be dedicated to…

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K&J – Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon on City Waterfront

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Today we’re going to talk about the City Docks, A BIG Grant (Literally).. The Boating Infrastructure Grant, and we’ll try to understand why some counselors on the City Council are having trouble getting comfortable with allowing anything to happen on the city’s waterfront.. Unless your from Mars, you know there’s a building down at the…

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