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Holiday Luncheon at Lake Forest

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The Plattsburgh Noon Rotary Club visits Lake Forest every year for their annual holiday luncheon and a conversation and fellowship with the residents there. In addition, They’re joined by the Plattsburgh High School Select Chorus and the PHS Brass Quintet for a concert after lunch. We spoke with club President Vicky Markings about the club’s…

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Talk of the Town Monday 12/16/13

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Governor Visits North Country’s Downhill Grill

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Governor Cuomo made a stop in Saranac Lake on Sunday to highlight the work of the Regional Economic Development Council in the region…  He was in Dunkirk earlier in the day and stopped for a mid afternoon presentation at the Downhill Grill, on Main Street in Saranac Lake..   Ken Lawless is Co-Owner of the Downhill…

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High School Holiday Concerts Tonight

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Several High School Holiday Concerts in our region are tonight… In SaranacLake the Holiday Concert begins at 7pm… In Keene the Concert is on Wednesday at 6:30, AuSable Valley’s Band and Chorus Concert is tonight and this is also the case for Plattsburgh High School… On Saturday, we caught up with the master of ceremonies…

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Cuomo Announces $715 Million in REDC Awards

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Governor Andrew Cuomo today announced that $715.9 million has been awarded through Round Three of the Regional Economic Development Council initiative.  A centerpiece of the Governor’s strategy to jumpstart the economy and create jobs, the Regional Councils were put in place in 2011 to redesign the state’s approach to economic development from a top-down model to…

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Ten Regional Councils – $750 Million in Funding Announced Today

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Three Quarters of a Billion Dollars is up for grabs today in Albany as Governor Cuomo Announces the winners among ten Regional Economic Development Councils who are all competing for their share of the pie in round Three… The North Country Regional Economic Development Council has been extremely successful in positioning itself in one of…

Cuomo Accepts Tax Commission Recommendations

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First on the list this morning is the final report from the Tax Relief Commission and its co-chairs, former Governor George Pataki and Chairman of the SUNY Board of Trustees and former State Comptroller H. Carl McCall. Governor Cuomo has accepted the recommendations of the report which means homeowners and businesses in the state could…

Talk of the Town – Tuesday 12/10/13

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Mayor Proclaims “Ivy Huber” Appreciation Day

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Today is Ivy Huber Appreciation Day in The Village of Saranac Lake.. Mayor Clyde Rabideau in a proclamation Monday Evening acknowledging Ivy’s Success in being named to the Conference All State Singers by the New York State Music Association..    Ivy is a Junior in Saranac Lake and has her eyes on Ithaca, Crane and Fredonia.. Mayor…

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Saratoga Provides Healthy Background for SLCS 7th Graders

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Ten 7th Graders in the Saranac Lake Middle School were chosen out of a group of applicants interested in participating in a pilot program in Saratoga Springs promoting healthy living and healthy choices. Three of the Students attended the Saranac Lake Central School Board Meeting and participated in a presentation about the program which was…

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AMC Welcomes Dr. James Merrick

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Adirondack Health welcomes Dr. James G. Merrick to the region where he will provide asthma and allergy care to patients of all ages.  After receiving his medical degree from the University of Iowa, he completed formal training there in the specialties of Pediatrics, Allergy/Immunology and Pediatric Pulmonology.  Dr. Merrick subsequently became board certified in all…

Talk of the Town – 120313

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Giving Tuesday / Adirondack Gives Turns 13 (days old)

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Today marks the second annual “Giving Tuesday”, a day for companies, organizations, and people to give back through clothing and food drives, on-line contributions, volunteer work, and of course, money. It’s an effort that started with the U-N and the 92nd Street Y in New York and now includes more than 10-thousand groups, in all…

Planning Board ads Public Comment to Tonight’s Agenda

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The Village of Saranac Lake Planning Board is holding a special meeting tonight at 7PM in the Village Offices on Main Street in Saranac Lake. While the planning board meets regularly, this meeting is a little different because if the board is so inclined, they can solicit input from the public prior to any formal…

Water Ski Championships Returning to Mirror Lake

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The Village Board in Lake Placid gives the green light to hold the Eastern Region Water Ski Championships on Mirror Lake July 31st through August 3rd.. John Wilkins is a competitor and also one of the organizers of this championship event. Competition will happen the same week as Rugby Weekend..  and should provide ample opportunity for spectators…

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Talk of the Town Monday 12/02/13

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First Public Comment Opens for Lake Flower Lodging Project

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The Village of Saranac Lake Planning Board is holding a special meeting tomorrow night at 7PM in the Village Offices on Main Street in Saranac Lake. The Board plans to review an updated Sketch Plan Application submitted by Lake Flower Lodging, for their proposed destination hotel and conference facility on LakeFlower. The Planning Board also…

Holiday Safety Tips from Sheriff Mulverhill

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Sheriff Kevin Mulverhill Offers Holiday Safety Tips Franklin County, NY (December 1, 2013) — With the Christmas and holiday celebration season upon us, Sheriff Mulverhill would like to provide some safety tips that will help everyone to have a safe and enjoyable holiday season. With the increased demands on our time and attention this time…

Douglas asks Essex County Board for another term as Chairman

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Jay Town Supervisor Randy Douglas is again vying for the chairmanship of the Essex County Board of Supervisors….  In a letter to the public and his colleagues, Douglas says he and Vice Chairman Bill Ferebee have worked hard to keep EssexCounty at the front of the line for State and Federal funding grant opportunities. With…