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Talk of the Town Friday 11/15/13

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Whiteface Opens Friday

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The Wait is officially over today at 8:30am because WhitefaceMountain is open and the Facelift and the Gondola will be in full operation..  Mike LeBlanc is Operations Manager at Whiteface..  He oversees most of the activities happening at the Mountain.. He tells WNBZ “Today’s opening is the earliest Whiteface has ever opened.. Last year the…

Roadwork on Lake Flower may Cause Delays

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The Village of Saranac Lake will be closing the backside of the Sears parking lot starting Monday – Saranac Lake’s Superintendent of Public Works is Jeff Dora.. He says the work will continue all next week until it’s completion… Most likely Friday November 22nd .  The parking spaces that will be affected are the ones…

North Elba Board Appoints New ORDA Board Members

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The Olympic Regional Development Authority will have two new board members as of January 1st 2014…  That’s because the Town of North Elba Board appointed James Mckenna and Andy Lack to fill the expiring terms of Serge Lucci and Ed Weibrecht.. James McKenna is CEO of the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism and President of…

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Cuomo says No Noise is Good Noise

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New York has established new standards for measuring snowmobile noise and identifying sleds that can be ticketed for being too loud. The law, approved late Wednesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, took effect immediately. Both central New York sponsors said the law gives police the authority to crack down on loud, after-market exhaust systems, saying that…

Tupper Lake Police Arrest Heroine Dealer

TUPPER LAKE – A routine traffic stop led to a felony narcotics arrest Wednesday night. Village police officer Jordan Nason stopped Christopher S. Roberts, 36, of Waddington, at 10:46 p.m. after Roberts allegedly failed to signal for a turn and failed to stop at a stop sign on Mill Street. Police said Nason observed a…

Visual Impact Study Planned for Riverside Hotel

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The public will get its first chance next week to gauge the height of a proposed Lake Flower shoreline hotel. Balloons will be floated over the site of the proposed building as part of a state Adirondack Park Agency-required visual analysis of the project, Malone developer Chris LaBarge told the village Planning Board Wednesday night. The potential…

Town of Harrietstown Rescinds Healthcare Plan for Board Members

The Town of Harrietstown has a new policy on health insurance that requires current and future town board members, including the town’s supervisor, whether elected or appointed to pay the full cost of their health insurance premiums…  The new policy does not apply to the town clerk the town justice or the highway superintendent…Harrietstown Councilwoman…

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Town of North Elba Begins Search for Assessor

The Town of North Elba has begun actively seeking someone to fill the roll of Tax Assessor..North Elba Supervisor Robi Politi.. He says they’re looking for someone whose knowledgeable about values.. who can work with information from the local markets in terms of sales data and financial comparisons.. Plus they’ll need to be good at…

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Food Pantries Gearing Up for the Holidays

With the holidays just around the corner, local food pantries are struggling to keep up with the demand, especially after the latest hit to the food stamp program…  In a recent discussion with constituents, Congressman Bill Owens says in FranklinCounty, some food banks are developing new ideas to help those in need.. AUDIO – 111413…

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Talk of the Town Thursday 11/14/13

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North Elba Budget – On Target for Tax Cap

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The Town of North Elba is moving forward with a budget that comes in under their Tax Cap…  originally, the proposed budget came in at $4,707,023 dollars..  The Calculated tax levy limit is only $4,063,020 which meant the preliminary budget exceeded the cap by more than $640,000.. ($644,003)  North Elba Supervisor Robi Politi said “The…

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Saranac Lake Declares Two Nuisance Properties

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The Village of Saranac Lake will be taking control of the maintenance of two properties in the community.. The first is on 10 Ridge Way, and the second is 139 Park Street in Saranac Lake..  Village Manager Jeremy Evans told the board it’s not the first time there’s been a problem with the owner of…

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Relief from Healthcare Cancellations Come to the House Friday

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With a bill coming to the floor of the house on Friday, Congressman Bill Owens says he is likely going to vote in favor of allowing people to keep their healthcare if it was cancelled due to ObamaCare. The Congressman spoke with a group participating in a telephone town hall on Tuesday Evening and told…

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Talk of the Town Tuesday 11/12/13

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A Reception Friday for Trudeau’s “Little Red “

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On November 15, 2013, Historic Saranac Lake and the Trudeau Institute will hold a reception kicking off a subscription campaign to support publication of a new biography of  Dr. E.L. Trudeau, to be released in 2015 on the centennial of his death. The new book, “A Rare Romance in Medicine: the Life and Legacy of Edward Livingston…

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Owens “Trade Relationship is Critical”

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U.S. Congressman Bill Owens addressed the 19th Annual Canadian American Business Council’s (CABC) Ottawa Summit as part of the conference’s Canada/U.S. Lawmaker Roundtable. The two-day conference focused on the future of Canada-U.S. trade relations. The roundtable included two other panelists, MP Rob Merrifield and MP Don Davies. Owens and his Canadian counterparts discussed cross-border issues and…

Mercy Care Welcomes New Friendship Volunteers

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Mercy Care for the Adirondacks has commissioned new Friendship Volunteers; Fred Oberst, Suzanne Peck, Jill Zagrobelny, and David Warner.   The training and commissioning ceremony were held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall in Saranac Lake.    “They join with more than 90 Friendship Volunteers who have assisted elders in the Tri-Lakes with more than…

The “Key” to Successful Community Service

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Members of the Saranac Lake High School Key Club, in addition to the work they do at the high school are also out in the community volunteering and one of the service opportunities they’ve highlighted is the Veteran’s Dinner, which is where we caught up with 5 of the Key Club members and asked them to talk…

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Talk of the Town – Veteran’s Day 11/11/13

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