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The “Biggest Losers” are in Plattsburgh

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There’s a healthy way to become the biggest Loser in Plattsburgh…  It’s sponsored by the City of Plattsburgh’s Recreation Department..  Steve Peters is the superintendent of Recreation in the City of Plattsburgh.. He says this particular program has been largely successful. “Now in it’s 5th year, the average weight loss is over 28 pounds, Cholesterol…

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Saranac Lake Wants Control of Speed Limits in Village

If you could set the speed limit on your road, would it be 30 Miles Per Hour, 20 Miles Per Hour? The Village of Saranac Lake has just approved a resolution supporting efforts in the State legislature to allow villages and municipalities to assign their own speed limits rather than be mandated by state law…

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South Catherine to Become One Way Street During Construction

In about three weeks, South Catherine Street in Plattsburgh will become a one way street to accommodate the re-construction project..  Kevin Farrington is the City’s Engineer… He says the concept of taking South Catherine Street to one way headed south will make it much easier for the contractor to handle the work and actually allowed…

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SLCHS Juried Art Show – Through May 23rd at Town Hall

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The Saranac Lake High School Juried Art Show is now on display at the Harrietstown Town Hall in Saranac Lake… The Opening is help on Friday after work and we caught up with some of the students who’ve received honorable mention for their work..

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Lake Placid’s Village Cleanup

Lake Placid’s Village Cleanup Day is Saturday.. We caught up with some of the organizers of the event setting up for the volunteer lunch which traditionally follows the work of the morning..   AUDIO – 051214 – Lake Placid Village Cleanup Day

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Comptroller Gives Plattsburgh Good Financial Report

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New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli  says A steady population, an expanding tax base and a diverse economy have helped establish a stable financial foundation for the city of Plattsburgh…   The Comptroller made a special visit to Plattsburgh on Wednesday to speak with local business leaders, the media, and local legislators including Town of Plattsburgh…

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DOT-111 Rail Cars No Longer Labeled as Safe for Crude Oil

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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand praised U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx’s announcement of a new safety alert that energy companies and oil shippers should no longer use DOT-111 rail cars, and that those companies will be required to make public the routes that Bakken crude is being shipped on, and alert first responders…

Congressman Owens; We Need to Review Incidents at VA

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New York Congressman Bill Owens is calling on VA officials to review incidents and to expand veterans access to community hospitals. A Full review of allegations, he says, would rebuild public confidence, and open the door to better policies… In an email to WNBZ, Congressman Owens says “Caring for our veterans has to be the…

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Gillibrand / Senators Condemn Boko Haram Kidnappings

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today joined all twenty Senate women in sending a bipartisan letter led by U.S. Senators Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine)  to President Obama condemning the abduction and mistreatment of more than 200 girls by the terrorist group Boko Haram in Chibok, Nigeria and calling for additional international sanctions…

NY Assembly Strengthens 1999 Campus Safety Act

Assemblywoman Addie J. Russell (D-Theresa) announced the passage of legislation she sponsored to strengthen the 1999 Campus Safety Act by requiring colleges and universities to report violent felonies and missing students to law enforcement within 24 hours of an incident (A.2089-B). Russell noted that this legislation is crucial to dealing with violent felonies, such as sexual assaults, that have…

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Planning for Plattsburgh’s Beautification

Yellow and Purple Concrete Dividers are beginning to appear in Downtown Plattsburgh.. mainly in anticipation of the summer season and outdoor dining.. The city every year allows local restaurants to reserve parking spaces in front of their establishments for outdoor dining and this is just one piece of the pie when it comes to downtown..  …

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AMC Lake Placid Emergency Room goes Part Time June 16th

AMC Lake Placid will be the first in the state to move to a part time Emergency Room…   The Department of Health Approved the request by Adirondack Health to transition it’s existing emergency room in Lake Placid to a 15 hour model..  The plan goes into effect on Monday June 16th.. As part of the…

NCCC – Phi Theta Kappa Induction

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North Country Community College (NCCC) held an induction ceremony for new members of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) in April at the First Presbyterian Church in Saranac Lake. This spring’s group of honored students join a distinguished list of 739 previous inductees of NCCC’s Beta Theta Pi chapter, which was chartered in 1999. Joining students and…

Teachers Picket Whiteface Lodge / Camp Philos Education Retreat

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Members of the Alliance for Quality Education, Teachers and Students were among those participating in a protest against what they’re calling “Governor Cuomo’s Broken Education Philosophy.” The protest was held outside the “Camp Philos.” conference on Sunday, outside Lake Placid’s Whiteface Lodge. “Let’s get one thing straight, these aren’t philosophers, they’re bullies who are accustomed to…

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Route 73 (MIll Pond to McIntire) Closing Tuesday 7am

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Starting Tuesday morning (5/6/14) in Lake Placid… Route 73 is closing at 7am between Mill Pond Drive and McIntyre Way and will remain closed right through May 23rd… Lake Placid Village Trustee Art Devlin says fortunately it’s only going to take two weeks.. “Originally they were going to continue through Memorial Day but we’ve been…

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St Armand Renovating Veterans Memorial Park

The Town of ST Armand has received a grant along with numerous local donations to breathe new life into an understated monument in Bloomingdale and its looks like its only costing tax payers about fifteen bucks. With many large projects in que for the town of St Armand, town clerk and historian, Davina Thurston had to…

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Another “First Weekend” in Plattsburgh

The First Weekends Guest Bartender event will be held at Chefy’s Bar and Grill 124 Margaret St. Plattsburgh from 5pm to 8pm Friday. Local musicians Jay Lesage and Haley McGivney will perform plus there will be an art show by local artist Donna Austin. On Saturday May 4th City Hall Place opens to Family friendly…

Plattsburgh’s Mayor’s Cup Adds Movie Night to the Lineup

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There’s a new twist on an old tale of Lake Champlain coming to this year’s 37th Annual Mayors Cup… This year’s festival is July 10th through the 13th.. A festival with a long history of free family fun celebrating the region, the community and Lake Champlain… and in addition to all of the events for…

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Adirondack Council on Dangers of Transporting Crude by Rail

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We have an update from the Adirondack Council today on the Dangers of Transporting explosive crude Oil through the region… The Council is urging the EPA to take action to protect the Adirondack Park and Lake Champlain along with more than a dozen lakeshore communities from the risk of an accident or a spill.. In…

AMC Lake Placid may have First Part Time ER in the State

A citizens committee in Lake Placid is hearing regular updates from Adirondack Medical Center on the fate of the Emergency Room and right now it appears Lake Placid’s ER could become something of a model for the rest of New York State… Senator Betty Little says Rural Hospitals are dealing with this question every day..Little…

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