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No Taxes for North Country Manufacturing – Part of Governor Cuomo’s proposal for 2014

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced details of a more than $2 billion tax relief proposal on Monday. The proposal is designed to increase economic opportunity and attract and grow businesses across the State. In a statement Governor Cuomo’s office attributes a reduction in the deficit to responsible fiscal management in state government. The Governor’s Office…

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Winter Carnival Gets a Princess and a Button

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North Country Community College has announced that Briana Muñoz was elected by fellow NCCC students attending the Saranac Lake campus to be the next Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Princess. Briana is actively engaged with the college community and the community at large. On campus, she tutors in the Learning Assistance Center and is the Secretary…

A New Code Enforcement Officer for Saranac Lake

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The Village of Saranac Lake has a new Code Enforcement Officer… Mathew Steenberge is a Malone Resident and will take over the Code Enforcement Duties with an annual salary of $37,500..  Community Development Director Jeremy Evans says Steenberge has already passed the civil service exam and will bring needed relief to his department..  Speaking at…

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Rice Formally Joins Franklin County Legislature

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Franklin County Opens their business for the new year with some new County Legislators.. One of whom represents the Southern end of the County; Legislator Barb Rice… She was officially sworn in Monday afternoon.. We spoke with her following the meeting. “I’m looking forward to getting to work.” Rice Said, “and I’m excited to have…

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Locking in Plattsburgh’s 2014 Tax Rate

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The first major decision for new Council members in the City of Plattsburgh comes this week as Thursday will mark the vote to lock in the City’s Tax Rate…   Plattsburgh Mayor James Calnon tells WNBZ the new council does have the ability to amend the budget when necessary.. The key vote will be to solidify…

Talk of the Town Friday 01/03/14

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Excellence in Nursing at AMC

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A nurse on the Medical Floor at Adirondack Medical Center has been named the 2013 recipient of the Meghan E. Handler Excellence in Nursing Award. Addie Desmarais, a registered nurse, was recognized recently for her exceptional work in patient care.   “She is involved with the orientation of nearly every new hire and exemplifies the utmost in…

Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Seeks King and Queen Nominations

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The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee opens public nominations for the 2014 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival king and queen. Coleen O’Neil is winter carnival publicity chair..  She says The king and queen selection is based upon volunteerism within the community.. and she says,  past kings and queens will gather at an assembly to select the…

More Public Comment and Strategic Planning for the City of Plattsburgh

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In Lake Placid, The Comprehensive Plan is in it’s final stages of approval after several years of gathering input and comment from the public.. And following a final joint session of the Village of Lake Placid and The Town of North Elba which will include a public hearing later this month, that document will most…

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Plattsburgh Inaugurates James Edward Calnon –

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A New Mayor in the City of Plattsburgh – and new members of the Common Council – We’re speaking with them all in the K&J Show today on WNBZ. The ceremony was held in the rotunda on the top floor of Plattsburgh City Hall. There was a full compliment of supporters and family members who…

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First Night and the Plattsburgh State Gospel Choir

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The New Year provides an opportunity for people of all ages to enjoy the celebrations.. We spoke with several revelers who had been out and about, including several who found their way to St Bernards Church which was the home of the Plattsburgh State Gospel Choir… The choir is famous for their rendition of The…

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Banners and Buttons in the New Year

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On Stage Inside the Harrietstown Town Hall on New Years Eve… besides The Lustre Kings and the River Rat Rhythm Project, are some additional first night banners which have moved from their home at the Library into the Town hall for the celebration… Holly Huber is in charge of the banners… Each year, one of…

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First Night Saranac Lake – Opening Ceremonies

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Not as cold as many were expecting in the Adirondacks for the first night celebrations.. And a new layer of snow kept the streets clean for the First Night Celebrations… Inside the Harrietstown Town Hall, we caught up with Sue Patterson, one of the Co-Chairs of First Night, now in it’s 8th year in Saranac…

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Kasprzack’s Final Day as Mayor of Plattsburgh

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Today is the last day in office for Plattsburgh Mayor Don Kasprzack.. On New Year’s Day tomorrow at 1pm, Mayor Elect James Calnon will be sworn in during an inauguration ceremony in the Auditorium at City Hall… City Court Judge Mark Rogers will deliver the Oath of Office to Calnon and to the incoming Common…

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Planning for Plattsburgh and Skating For Cancer in Lake Placid

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A Senior’s Project in Lake Placid has turned into a new “Skating for Cancer” event New Year’s Day at the Olympic Speed Skating Oval in Lake Placid. Emily Godin is a Senior at Lake Placid High School. Her grandmother passed away from a fast acting cancer in May of 2013 and for her senior project,…

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Talk of the Town Tuesday 12/31/13

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Cape Air Sponsors Opening Winter Carnival Fireworks

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The opening fireworks display on Feb. 1 will be sponsored by Cape Air, while long-time fireworks sponsor Guide Boat Realty returns to sponsor the closing fireworks ceremony on Feb. 9.  The fireworks displays are well attended and a crowd favorite during the Winter Carnival.  The displays are particularly dramatic since they take place behind the…

Talk of the Town – Monday 12/30/13

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New Report Confirms Support for Adirondack Club and Resort

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The ADK Works campaign has released the results of its public opinion survey gauging the attitudes and opinions of Adirondack residents on the people and issues affecting their local communities, including the development of the Adirondack Club and Resort (ACR) project. Two key findings from the survey reveal: > 71 percent of Adirondack residents with a…

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