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DEC Proposes Lowering Imperial Dam on Saranac River

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It’s been a long time coming but if all goes well, The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has entered into a joint agreement with the other owners of the Imperial Dam to finally take action to make the dam safer for residents downstream while at the same time improving the movement of Salmon in the…

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Farm Bureau Supports EPF – Unhappy with Cuomo’s Minimuim Wage Proposal

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The New York Farm Bureau weighed in on the State of the State Speech saying  “If we want to have a growing agricultural sector in New York, it’s important for the State of New York to partner with the industry and invest in growing our farm economy. Governor Cuomo’s State of the State offered some…

Adirondack Council identifies Pro-Adirondack Agenda in State of the State

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Pro-Adirondack Park proposals that build on New York’s 123-year legacy of preserving this global treasure, its clean water, wilderness, wildlife and rural communities, were among the priorities expressed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his team in his 2015 combined State of the State address and Executive Budget summary today. “We applaud the Governor for making…

Education Alliance Disappointed with Cuomo’s Committment to Pre-K

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In a statement following Governor Cuomo’s State of the State speech, The Alliance for Quality Education says “The Ready for Kindergarten Ready for College Campaign is deeply disappointed that the Governor’s budget does not match his rhetoric. Governor Cuomo executive budget does not  include any new funding for expanding full day pre-K for four year…

Governor Cuomo’s State of the State

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s State of the State was a combination of his regular State of the State speech and his proposed 2015 budget.. He spent close to 20 minutes of a 90 minute speech on Education, proposing $4.8 Billion in new education spending and reforms with incentives coming directly from the state. He’s already…

72nd Annual Lake Placid High School Winter Carnival

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We have word from Lake Placid High School and plans for the 72nd Annual Lake Placid High School Winter Carnival.  The anual Lake Placid High School Winter Carnival is set for February 5th through the 7th, 2015. Opening Ceremonies will be at 11:30 AM on February 5th in the LPHS Auditorium.  Coronation will be at…

Lake Champlain Salmon Restoration Shows Continued Gains

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Officials from the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation today announced that 2014 assessment results show continued gains in the Lake Champlain landlocked Atlantic salmon fishery restoration program. “It’s extremely encouraging to see the collaborative efforts of New York, Vermont and federal…

AMA Outlines Residential Project for Planning Board / Village Board

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The Village of Saranac Lake is moving into a new round of discussions with The American Management Association..  The Village Board and the Planning Board met with representatives from AMA to hear an outline of the company’s proposed concept for converting some of their property into residential lots for development just below Mt Pisgah in…

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Myriad RBM Closing in March – 4 Employees Remain

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In March, Myriad RBM will be vacating the old Village Offices in Saranac Lake but now there’s a group of 4 Myriad employees who have announced an arrangement with Myriad and the village to remain on the first floor of the building and to continue developing and producing bio-markers and specialized marker products for the…

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Mountain Lake PBS Announces New President & CEO

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Mountain Lake PBS is pleased to announce the appointment of Erik Nycklemoe as the new President & CEO of the station as of January 1, 2015. Nycklemoe built his career serving communities through public media at the American Public Media, Minnesota Public Radio, and most recently at Pacific Public Media. With a wealth of experience…

Plattsburgh’s New Charter Commission Identifies Three Priorities

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Plattsburgh’s Mayor Jim Calnon has commissioned a group of 12 city residents to study the advisability of amending the City’s Charter.. or Adopting a new Charter altogether..   Many of the issues which the Commission will face have already come up in one way or another through the City Council over the past 12 months..  The…

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Ice Palace Construction Starts Thursday

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We have word from the Winter Carnival Committee that the Ice Palace Workers will begin their work on the Groovy new Ice Palace in Pontiac Bay on Thursday this week… For those of you who’ve never seen an Ice Palace under Construction.. It’s a pretty cool process.. Literally…  First Volunteers harvest ice from Pontiac Bay…

Obituary – William “Bub” McGrain

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William “Bub” McGrain’s sparkling eyes and bright smile were dimmed on Saturday January 17th after a very brief illness and are now being enjoyed by all his family and friends who passed before him. Born on March 23, 1927 in Saranac Lake he lived his entire 87 years in the town he loved and cherished. Bub is the…

Mayor Calnon’s Charter Commission Meets Tonight

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Plattsburgh’s Mayor Jim Calnon has announced the establishment of a commission to review the entire charter of the City of Plattsburgh…  The Commission will consist of 12 people.. All residents of the City… Mayor Calnon says their tasks will include the preparation of a draft of a proposed new or revised city charter…    The Commission…

Clinton County Historical Society Features Town of Saranac in New Exhibit

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This weekend marks the opening of a brand new exhibit for the Clinton County Historical Association… The exhibit is called  “Saranac: Life and Times of an Adirondack Town.” And officially opens this Saturday…   The town of Saranac is being highlighted in this year’s series which focuses on the History of Towns in Clinton County.  In…

A Call to FIFA for Soccer Equality

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U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand with six other U.S. Senators today renewed their call for organizers of the 2015 International Association of Federation Football (FIFA)Women’s World Cup, to work with players to reach an agreement on the playing surface. The Senators sent a letter to FIFA President Sepp Blatter, following a meeting…

Lt Gov. Kathy Hochul In Lake Placid to Announce $500 Million for Broadband

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Lt Gov. Kathyh Hochul Announces $500 Million for broadband in New York..  She made the announcement in Lake Placid at the Convention Center Friday Morning to a crowd of legislators, including Assemblyman Dan Stec and The Chairman of the Essex County Board of Supervisors Randy Douglas. Essentially, the Cuomo administration has outlined the third component…

City Council Discusses Open Government at Training Session Thursday

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Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon and the rest of the City Council played host to a special discussion about open government conducted by Mr Robert Freeman who is the Executive Director of the New York State Committee on Open Government…   And just to give you some background… Mr Freeman is a veritable encyclopedia of information on…

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New Windows Arrive Next Week for the Hotel Saranac

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There are lots of new windows arriving in the Village of  Saranac Lake next week… That’s because all of the old windows in the Hotel Saranac are being replaced as part of the overall renovation of the Hotel over the next 7 or 8 months..  Jeremy Evans is the Community Development Director in Saranac Lake..…

LDC To Hold Forum on Commercial Property Grants

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The Saranac Lake Local Development Corporation (“SLLDC”) will hold a public information session for commercial property owners on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in Village of Saranac Lake offices to talk about upcoming grant opportunities in 2015. “We want projects that can compete successfully in a very competitive field,” said Sharon Elrod, one…