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Veteran’s Day 2013 – Honoring Veterans and Their Families

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In late June 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated by a Serbian nationalist in Sarajevo, Bosnia. An escalation of threats and mobilization orders followed the incident, leading by mid-August to the outbreak of World War I, which pitted Germany, Austria-Hungary and the Ottoman Empire (the so-called Central Powers) against Great Britain, France, Russia,…

Veteran’s Day 2013 – Saluting Our Veterans

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World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” – officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations…

Committee Eyes New Fencing at Lake Placid High School

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Connie Devlin Cross Graduated from Lake PlacidHigh School in 1950, she’s also on the Schools Alumni Board..  She told the Lake Placid Central School Board that the fencing around the school looks more like prison fencing and the beautification committee decided to take up the cause to help replace the fence with something that would…

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Harrietstown Approves 2014 Budget

The Town of Harrietstown has approved their proposed budget for 2014, The Change from 2013 represents a 1.7% increase in the budget heading into the 2014 fiscal year. The Tax rate, while affected by certain localized water districts is up about a penny for the majority of residents in the town, but the general fund…

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The Squeaky Wheel Gets the Grease.. At Least in Harrietstown

It appears the Department of Environmental Conservation and the Federal Emergency Management Agency have gotten the message about the importance of speeding up the permitting for repair of the retaining wall behind the Harrietstown Town Hall in Saranac Lake.. Councilman Ron Keough says he thinks there has been more reaction by FEMA and the DEC…

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Good Marks for Lake Placid’s Athletic Programs

Good Marks and Success of the Lake PlacidHigh School Athletics Programs…  At a recent School Board Meeting, Lake Placid School Superintendent Roger Catania took his time to congratulate several teams for their success in the fall and to look forward to winter sports..Catania mentioned the new athletic contract which was put in place for the…

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A File Full of Ideas for Getting Rid of Geese

There’s a very thick folder in the Superintendent’s Office in SaranacLake…  In fact it’s one of the thickest folders in her drawers.. It the question of Geese abatement which she says may not be as much of a problem as it was, but still creates issues regularly for fall and spring athletics..Superintendent Fox also acknowledged…

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State Education Commissioner Deserves Detention!

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New York’s Education Commissioner is Doctor John B King Jr… and as far as the Saranac Lake School Board is concerned – He’s not paying any attention to school districts across New York State who are saying enough is enough…… Don Carlisto is the Co-President of the Teachers Association in Saranac Lake He spoke at…

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37 Lead the Way at Saranac Lake High School

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How do Students in Saranac Lake develop leadership skills.. They go to Pok-O-MacCready.  Amanda Zullo was their adviser.. She worked with High School Principle Josh Dann and the Directors at Pok-O-MacCready.. 32 faculty and staff nominated 43 students for the leadership program and in the end a committee of 5 teachers helped to select the final…

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Lake Placid High School Seniors Heading to Costa Rica with Spanish Club

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An impressive Presentation to the Lake Placid School Board from two Seniors planning on a service trip to Costa Rica in April. 8 students and their advisers plan to travel to San Jose during Spring Break 2014 and stay in homes offered by members of the community there. While there, students will work on a…

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Tupper Results Delayed – Littlefield Wins Supervisor Seat

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An hour and a half past the closing of the polls and still no answer in Tupper Lake as to the outcome of the races there… Machine number three appeared to have broken down and election workers were coordinating with local Election Board representatives to identify the best course of action. Town of Tupper Lake…

New Name, Same Goal for the “Adirondack Foundation”

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LAKE PLACID –The community foundation known as Adirondack Community Trust, or ACT, since 1997 now has a new name: Adirondack Foundation. “Over the years, our organization has frequently and too easily been confused with a bank,” said Cali Brooks, Adirondack Foundation’s executive director. “Adirondack Foundation more accurately conveys our charitable purpose. While the name has…

No ECOSponsibility for the Setting Pole Dam

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There appear to be two different versions of a letter from Dennis Ryan announcing his withdrawal from the bid process for the Setting Pole Dam… His company, ECOSponsible had originally offered $450,000 for the purchase of the Setting Pole Dam and the surrounding property. The bid itself was contingent upon the approval of Ryan’s attorney.…

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Tupper Lake Chamber President Eyes Town Hall

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Tupper Lake’s Chamber may have a new location come the first of the year….  Free Press Owner Dan McClelland has taken over as the Chamber’s President and he asked the Town Board about the possibility of moving the Chamber into the two vacant offices in the basement of the Town Hall..  McClelland sighted small numbers…

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Lamora mounts Write in Campaign for Village of Tupper Lake

Four days before Election Day, Tupper Lake resident John LaMora told the Enterprise he is mounting a write-in campaign to become a village trustee. LaMora, a Democrat who isn’t on the ballot, Told the Adirondack Daily Enterprise  Friday afternoon he is challenging Rick Donah and Leon LeBlanc for their two-year seats, which are expiring. Both incumbents…

A Conversation with Harrietstown Councilman Ron Keough

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With Elections Tuesday for municipalities across our region we continue our series of interviews with candidates… Today we’re hearing from Harrietstown Councilman Ron Keough in a three part series through the morning. Keough is running as the incumbent for two open four year seats on the board.  The two other candidates running for the four year…

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K&J – Town of Tupper Lake Supervisor Race – Patricia Littlefield

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The Town of Tupper Lake sees a race for Supervisor between Incumbent Superintendent Roger Amell and Challenger Councilwoman Patricia Littlefield… Today on the K&J Show at 6:35am we spoke with Littlefield about The Rail Corridor, Snowmobiling, the budget in the town and other topics related to the town. We asked her for her motivation to…

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K&J – Town of Tupper Lake Supervisor Race – Roger Amell

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The Town of Tupper Lake sees a race for Supervisor between Incumbent Superintendent Roger Amell and Challenger Councilwoman Patricia Littlefield… Today on the K&J Show at 8:10am we spoke with Amell about the Setting Pole Dam, The Rail Corridor, Snowmobiling and the new groomer and other topics related to the village. We asked him for…

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A Conversation with Town of Harrietstown Candidate Patti Meagher

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Patti Meagher has lived in Lake Clear for 37 years. She’s worked for the Town of Harrietstown for 12 years as Deputy Town Clerk and Deputy Tax Collector and Court Clerk. She retired from that job this past summer. She says Lake Clear hasn’t changed much in the 37 years. We spoke with Patti about…

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