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Councilor Mike Kelly Proposes a Ban on Hydraulic Fracturing in Plattsburgh

The City of Plattsburgh is on it’s way to a vote on banning Hydraulic Fracturing.. The resolution is the brainchild of Councilor Mike Kelly who says he’s observed that approximately 210 municipalities in the State of New York have passed similar resolutions.. Kelly says the first goal of his resolution is to prohibit Hydraulic Fracturing from…

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Duprey Speaks to NYSCOPBA Corrections Officers

Assemblywoman Janet L Duprey attended a NYSCOPBA-sponsored rally at the Capitol on Tuesday where she spoke to hundreds of correction officers and supporters from across the state, including several from Chateaugay. The rally was a protest against the governor’s proposal to close four correctional facilities. Duprey says “She will continue to work with my colleagues…

New York State Adds 69,000 Finch Pruyn Acres to Forest Preserve

New York State is adding 69,000 acres to the State Forest Preserve formerly owned by Finch Pruyn & Company.. Governor Cuomo says there are also now $875,000 in available grants for projects to develop sites within the AdirondackPark and further position the region as a world-class tourism and recreation destination. Governor Cuomo says “Expanding the…

Cuomo Highlights Snowmobiling in Franklin County

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Snowmobiling in the North Country is on the Map this week following Governor Cuomo’s Visit to the region..  Our look at the activity begins with Jim McCulley who is one of the snowmobilers on hand for Governor Cuomo’s Arrival.. Governor Cuomo Arrived at the Adirondack Peak Experience and spoke with the media before he left for…

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Village Board Commends Winter Carnival Committee

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One more commendation for the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee and the volunteers who were instrumental in the success of this year’s event…  Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau recognized Committee Chair Eric Foster and the rest of the committee in attendance at the village board meeting on Monday Evening..  Mayor Rabideau presented the committee with a…

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Lake Placid High School Congratulates Erin Weaver / David Knapik

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The Lake Placid High School announcea the Class of 2014 Valedictorian: Erin Weaver and the Salutatorian: David Knapik Valedictorian Erin Weaver, daughter of Tim and Kate Weaver of Lake Placid, NY, has been named Valedictorian of the Class of 2014. Erin, a member of the National Honor Society and High Honor Roll has pursued Advanced…

Mulverhill Underscores Importance of Sex Offender Registry

Franklin County Sheriff Kevin Mulverhill is reminding citizens to use the online sex offender registration and notification center called OFFENDER WATCH which can be found on the Franklin County Sheriff’s web site . Mulverhill says OFFENDER WATCH helps monitor and track all of the sex offenders in Franklin County and sends them reminders when the…

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Gillibrand; DOT Must Update Guidelines for Hazardous Liquid Transport

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After another derailment of tankers carrying crude oil, this time in the Capital Region, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand renewed her call for the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to urgently update and implement guidelines for safer transport of hazardous liquids. According to the Association of American Railroads, oil shipments have increased from 9,500 carloads in…

Dr Anthony Tramontano Joins Adirondack Health

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Adirondack Health is proud to welcome Dr. Anthony F. Tramontano, a leader in comprehensive cardiology care in the North Country since 2009.  Patients requiring cardiology care have access to a broad range of sophisticated services and treatment options at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake.  Dr. Tramontano and his team provide the latest innovations in…

Council Reviews Plattsburgh’s Sidewalk Clearing Policy

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Snow is melting this weekend but the topic of slippery sidewalks isn’t going away..  Especially in Plattsburgh where the City Council is deliberating on the question of how to deal with residents who are required to clear their sidewalks..  The discussion begins with Councilwoman Becky Kasper referring to the code itself as a starting point…

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Lake Placid High School Students Recognized

The Artwork of two Students in Lake Placid is selected as part of the 24th statewide New York State art teachers association legislative art exhibit in Albany.. The exhibit was unveiled in the Legislative office buildings yesterday.. Lake Placid School Superintendent Roger Catania complimented the students and also suggested that he would like to expand the…

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Two NCCC Students Receive Chancellor’s Excellence Award

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Dr. Steve Tyrell, North Country Community College President, has announced that NCCC students Epril Nossent and Melody Blackmore are recipients of the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence. The award is the highest honor bestowed upon a student by the State University of New York and recognizes those who have best demonstrated the integration of academic…

Erin Hynes to Chair the CCC Foundation Board

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The Clinton Community College Foundation welcomes Erin M. Hynes, a prominent local economic developer, as Chair of the Foundation Board of Directors for the next two years. The Foundation’s main goal is to raise private funds to provide Clinton Community College with the financial, academic, technological, and physical resources that are essential to great public…

Saranac Lake School Board Continues Budget Review

In addition to a formal review of the Budgets for Elementary School Programs, which drew a large audience to the School Board Meeting in Saranac Lake.. There’s the again the question of Geese on the playing fields… As with in past years, the file on chasing away Geese in the district is one of the…

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Alyssa Felio Joins North Country Chamber of Commerce

Peru native, Alyssa Felio is now a member of the North Country Chamber of Commerce..  Alyssa becomes the Group Marketing Specialist for the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau in fact, and in addition to assisting in day to day marketing activities, Alyssa will lead the Visitors Bureau’s efforts in attracting groups, motorcoaches and meetings to the…

Assemblyman Dan Stec Puts Weight Behind APPLE Plan

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Assemblyman Dan Stec is putting his weight behind the APPLE Plan… It’s formally called The “Achieving Pupil Preparedness and Launching Excellence” Plan…  The Plan is a proposal presented by the minority in the Assembly which they suggest addresses critical issues in the areas of Curriculum, Teacher Supprt, Funding, Student Anxiety, Special Education, and Data Collection……

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Silver Speaks Out on UPK during Rally with NY Mayor DeBlasio

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is pushing Universal Pre-K and speaks out about the issue at an event on Tuesday in the Capital…. Speaker Silver was joined by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio at the rally.. During his speech he says they’ve fought so hard and so relentlessly to bring Universal Pre-K to the state…

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NY Senator Betty Little Joins New Committees

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In Addition to her other committees in Albany, New York State Senator Betty Little is now part of  the Rules Committee and the Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business Committee..  In an email to WNBZ, Senator Little says there was a chance to serve on some new committees because of the departure of a couple…

Discussing Fire Districts in the North Country

The Town of Harrietstown is hosting a public presentation on the formation of a regional fire district in the Auditorium at the Harrietstown Town Hall..  Currently the Village of Saranac Lake is responsible for the department and the village also has the taxing authority for the Fire Department Budget..  Village Trustee Allie Pelliteiri says he…

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This Week “MS Awareness Week” in Plattsburgh

The Week of March 3rd through the 9th is MS Awareness Week Across the country and The Multiple Sclerosis Society says people everywhere are creating connections stronger than the ones MS destroys and Plattsburgh is on that list of connections..  In fact Mayor Jim Calnon read a proclamation adding Plattsburgh to the list of Municipalities…

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