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Re-Enacting the Battle of Plattsburgh

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2014 Marks the Bicentennial Commemoration of the Battle of Plattsburgh.. An event of historic proportions.. In September of 1814, More than 10,000 British Soldiers invaded Northern New York from Canada while their Royal Navy advanced along Lake Champlain.. The goal was to reach New York City and perhaps divide an infant nation in two.. But…

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Primary Results – Duprey by 101 Champaigne by 176

Assemblywoman Janet Duprey’s run for re-election is closer than she may have liked among republican voters.. She faced a challenge in the Republican Primary from rival Karen Bisso who garnerd 48% of the votes or 1,598 votes… The margin just 101 votes.. with Duprey receiving 1,699 votes or 52% of Republicans in the Primary..  Duprey…

North Elba’s Food Waste Recycling Plan – First in NY

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The Town of North Elba is embarking on a project to develop a source separated organics recycling program for the region….  Tammy Morgan teaches Environmental Science and Biology at Lake Placid High School.. She says they’ve received a grant to develop a source separated organics recycling program for the North Elba Region. The Project highlights…

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War of 1812 Quilts on display during Battle of Plattsburgh

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The Centennial Celebration of the Battle of Plattsburgh is headed into the weekend of parades and re-enactments with activities through the entire week… One of those activities is the War of 1812 Quilt Exhibit in the City Hall Rotunda.. The War of 1812 Quilt Exhibit will be on display at City hall every day from 10am…

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Opposition to First Floor Apartment Nearly Unanimous

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A store front turned apartment in Downtown Saranac Lake has business owners up in arms.. Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau says they had a cabinet meeting on Monday afternoon to discuss the issue.. and he’s heard from several business owners in the area expressing their opposition to having an apartment on the first floor in…

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K&J – Touring The War of 1812 Museum (PART TWO)

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In part two of our tour of the War of 1812 Museum we head into The Allan S. Everest Interpretive Center, a permanent exhibit located within the War of 1812 Museum on Washington Rd on the Museum Campus. The exhibits chronologically recount the events of the battles at Plattsburgh within the context of the War…

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First “Cycle Adirondacks” Planned for August 2015

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In the shadow of the 90 Mile Adirondack Canoe Classic this weekend, A group of cyclists is traveling from community to community in the Adirondacks to prepare for a week long event for what they expect will include close to 600 bikers..  “There are a lot of rides out there that we call tours for…

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21st Congressional Candidate Aaron Woolf

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With Congressman Bill Owens stepping down from his congressional seat in the 21st district in December, the race to replace him is heating up.. and over the weekend the Democratic Candidate Aaron Woolf spent some time at his campaign headquarters in Plattsburgh..  In fact, he was sitting down with his supporters to make a few…

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A Proposal for Term Limits in Plattsburgh’s CIty Council

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Plattsburgh Councilman Mike Kelly says he’d like to separate the question of re-defining terms and term limits from the proposed charter commission and try to have a decision from the council on the issue before the next election.. “Basically” He says… So that voters can weigh in on the issue… Kelly he’s looked at several…

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Joan Rivers Dead At 81

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Joan Rivers, the raucous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed celebrities, died Thursday. She was 81. Rivers was hospitalized last week after she went into cardiac arrest at an Upper East Side doctor’s officefollowing a routine vocal cord…

Back to School for Saranac Lake Students

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It’s back to school for students in the Saranac Lake Central School District today… and for the administration’s perspective we caught up on Wednesday with High School Principal Josh Dann… “This is what we live for,” He said, “We’re in education to be around kids and without kids it’s pretty boring. The teachers are excited,…

A Deadly Car Crash in Keene

On September 3, 2014, at approximately 7 a.m., State Police responded to a one car crash on State Route 9N in the town of Keene. A 2005 Chevy Express van operated by 35-year-old Daniel L. Monaco of Jay was traveling west on State Route 9N when his vehicle crossed the center line and exited the…

Planning Board Hears from Hotel Saranac & Lake Flower Spa & Resort Projects

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There’s more work to be done, but the Hotel Saranac is well on its way to opening once again.. And this time, the plan includes a one story parking garage style addition behind the main building.. and additional rooms in the dormitory building on Church Street.. Jeremy Evans is the Community Development Director in Saranac Lake..…

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Governor Signs Bill Aiding in Fight Against Aquatic Invasive Species

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation prohibiting the launch of watercraft in New York State without taking reasonable precautions to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. The bill (A9619-B, S7851-B) advances current efforts by the State and private organizations to halt the introduction and spread of invasive aquatic species into New York’s waters.…

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Plattsburgh’s Town Planners Given Appropriate Titles / Salary

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Two Planners in the Town of Plattsburgh have new titles this morning and with the title comes no more responsibility… That’s because between Phillip Von Bargen and Trevor Cole, in their old capacities in the Planning Department, they were already doing all of the work, if not more but according to civil service weren’t receiving…

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Town of Plattsburgh Joins Oil Train Task Force

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The Town of Plattsburgh is the most recent municipality to agree to participate on an Oil Train Task Force being spearheaded by City Councilwoman Rachelle Armstrong..  If you recall, Armstrong had originally suggested the creation of such a task force on the city level but with recommendations from the Mayor and others on the City…

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Wild Center Announces Major Property Acquisition

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The Wild Center has announced the acquisition of 50 acres of Raquette River front property made possible by a group of supporters. The new acquisition adjoins the Center’s current 31-acre site and includes significant river-frontage on the Raquette River, a seasonal building and wetland habitat. “This was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for The Wild Center,” said…

Political Signs are Nagging at Politicians

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With the Help of Village Trustee Allie Pelletieri, The Village of Saranac Lake is re-visiting it’s temporary sign code and it Councilwoman Becky Kasper has her way, the City of Plattsburgh will also be taking a hard look at their sign policies..  last year, she says, when she was running for her seat on the…

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"Prepackaged" Common Core standards leave lawmakers grumbling

Millions of students will sit down at computers this year to take new tests rooted in the Common Core standards for math and reading, but policymakers in many states are having buyer’s remorse. The fight to repeal the standards has heated up in Ohio, with state Rep. Andy Thompson, a Republican, saying it’s kind of…

Are There Too Many Unapproved Signs in Saranac Lake?

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Saranac Lake’s Sign Law could be getting some needed adjustments in the coming months.. That’s the result of a request by Village Trustee Allie Pelletere to look into how so many political signs can be placed for so long prior to an election.. “There are people who should be told politely to take them down unless…

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