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Village Recognizes PSC Professor Kurt Stager

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The Village of Saranac Lake Recognized Curt Stager for being named Professor of the Year in New York State… Curt Stager is an ecologist, paleoclimatologist, and science journalist with a Ph.D. in biology and geology from Duke University (1985). He has published over three dozen peer- reviewed articles in major journals includingScience and Quaternary Research, and has written extensively…

Lake Placid Food Pantry Today – Handing out 300 Thanksgiving Dinners

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More than 300 complete Thanksgiving dinners are headed to needy families today thanks to the efforts of all of the volunteers at the Lake Placid Ecumenical Food Shelf.. Father John Yankovick is Pastor of St Agnes Church.. “There no question that the needs are certainly great, both for single people, young families, the elderly and the…

Organizers Welcome 4th Locally Funded Empire State Winter Games

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Organizers of the 34th annual Empire State Winter Games (ESWG) will welcome the return of the annual competitions Feb. 6-9, 2014 in New York’s Adirondack region.  This is the fourth year the event has been hosted by a unique and diverse regional coalition, consisting of the Towns of North Elba, Harrietstown, Brighton, Wilmington, and Jay;…

Talk of the Town Thursday 11/21/13

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Trudeau / Clarkson Receive $35 Million Grant

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a partnership between New York State, Clarkson University, and the Trudeau Institute to form a world-class biotech enterprise and further establish the region as a premier center of biotechnology research and development. Clarkson University, a nationally-ranked private university in Potsdam, and the Trudeau Institute, a world-renowned center for immunological…

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Cuomo Gives Whiteface Highway $12 Million for Repairs

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Whiteface Mountain Veteran’s Memorial Highway now has $12 million in state funding to enable vital repairs. “The Whiteface Mountain Veterans’ Memorial Highway attracts tourists, bicyclists, hikers, and sightseers from around the globe to traverse the High Peak and take in the exquisite view,” Governor Cuomo said. “For too many years the Highway has been in…

Measuring the Visual Impact of a New Historic Icon

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If you’ve been wondering how the new Riverside Hotel might fit into the landscape on Lake Flower Avenue, there’s no need to wait any longer… That’s because four balloons are floating 60 feet and 90 feet above the ground on Lake Flower Avenue.. The Two Orange Balloons which are used only for digital mapping are…

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A Collaborative Planning Focus for Lake Placid Schools

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There’s a collaboration among teachers and administrators in the Lake Placid School District.. Superintendent Roger Catania says they specifically have three school improvement teams whose efforts reflect the goals of the School Board, especially relating to the strategic planning initiative…  In August the Lake Placid School Board approved a professional development plan which included the…

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Noisy Vehicles Beware.. Tupper Lake is on the Prowl

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The Village of Tupper Lake is throwing their weight behind a new local law that would restrict the use of aftermarket noise-makers installed on vehicles in the community..  The new law would allow Tupper Lake Police Chief Eric Proulx to provide for enforcement  He says right now his department does have options, but the new law…

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Talk of the Town Wednesday 11/20/13

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Talk of the Town Tuesday 11/19/13

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Tucker 2000 Groomer Comes to Tupper Lake

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The Tupper Lake Snowmobile Club will become the recipients of a 2005 Tucker 2000 Snowmobile Trail Groomer..    Pete Edwards attended a special meeting of the Town of Tupper Lake on Monday where the board approved their annual budget, which included the issuance of a bond for the purchase of the groomer.. As for the expense…

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Babes are Blooming Again in Lake Placid

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Even though winter is here… It looks like we’ll see more Babes in Bloom in Lake Placid… Because the first printing of the controversial,  yet popular, Garden Club of Lake Placid’s 2014 calendar, Babes in Bloom, sold out within 3 weeks, the Club contemplates a second printing of 500, the minimum run. In order to…

The Buck Stops With The Fire Chief

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Tupper Lake’s Fire Chief Carl Steffen says even though equipment upkeep and maintenance is over budget, there are more repairs that need attention and it’s time for someone to step up and take charge.. He presented the Village board with a list of maintenance issues associated with their two pumper trucks.. Trustee Rick Donah says when…

Tweaking The Town of Tupper Budget for Approval

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The Town of Tupper Lake will have a new Supervisor as of January 1st… For now Councilwoman Patti Littlefield sits with the board as Roger Amell presides over the last few town meetings in 2013…   At a special meeting on Monday to determine the Supervisor’s compensation, the board agreed to remove any raise for the…

New York’s “State of Health”

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The New York State Department of Health says enrollment numbers in the state are meeting or Exceeding their expectations..   Danielle Hollohan is the Deputy Director for the New York State Department of Health.. In a telephone conference on Monday, Hollohan tells WNBZ that as of November 12th, 197,011 New Yorkers have been determined to…

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Talk of the Town Monday 11/18/13

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Schumer Seeks to Extend Restrictions on 3-D Gun Printing

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Senator Chuck Schumer is seeking an extension of a federal law banning the printing of 3-D firearms…  The law banning the technology is set to expire on December 9th…  Schumer says the technology of so-called 3-D printing has advanced to the point anyone with $1,000 and an Internet connection can access the plastic parts that…

Senate Considers Gillibrand’s Military Justice Improvement Act This Week

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The Senate considers Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s proposal this week…  If approved, Gillibrand’s Bill would give victims of rape and sexual assault in the military an independent route outside the military chain of command for prosecutions.  Gillibrand has support from nearly half the Senate for her proposal But the legislation remains short of the necessary votes.…

Talk of the Town Friday 11/15/13

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