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Canada Tops List for Share of Jobs Supported by U.S. Exports

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A new report from  the Office of Trade and Economic Analysis, the International Trade Association and the Department of Commerce reiterates that Canada is a top buyer of American goods and services supporting Millions of U.S. Jobs..  According to the report issued Monday, Our trading partner to the North tops the list with an 18%…

Armstrong Plans Two Public Forums in July for Ward I

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Plattsburgh Councilwoman Rachelle Armstrong is holding two Community Forums in July. The first will be held for Housing Authority residents at the McGaulley Conference Room, 57 McGaulley Ave. July 16, 2014 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. On July 21, 2014, also at 7:00 pm, a second forum will take place at the Old Base Gym…

Canada Oil Train Disaster Sparks Local Protest

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This weekend marked the one year anniversary of the runaway oil train derailment and explosion in the town of Lac Megantic Quebec..  For many who live near train tracks leading from Montreal to Albany, the transportation of crude oil along those rails is an issue that’s become more and more prevalent with every accident, whether…

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Mayors Cup Begins Thursday

With the End of the Fourth of July Holiday and the Independence Day Celebrations, we look ahead to Mayors Cup in Plattsburgh.. The Regatta and Festival is now in it’s 37th year… and in many years, the Fourth and Mayor’s Cup come in back to back weekends.. We caught up with Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon…

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Todd Minikus Wins $75,000 I Love NY Grand Prix

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            Lake Placid, New York-July 6, 2014-Todd Minikus of Wellington, FL, rode Babalou 41 to victory in the $75,000 I Love New York Grand Prix Sunday to culminate the 2014 I Love New York Horse Show, Presented by Sea Shore Stables.             Minikus earned the win as the only one…

ARISE Pleased with Court Ruling on ACR Project

The New York State Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department announced by a 5 -0 vote, that the Adirondack Park Agency permit pertaining to the Adirondack Club in Tupper Lake was issued in accordance with the law. Following the announcement, ARISE Chairman Jim LaValley said, “we are pleased that the courts have upheld the Adirondack Park…

Happy 4th of July

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Congressman Bill Owens invites residents of the 21st district to enjoy Independence Day Celebrations “This 4th of July is a great chance to spend time with important people in our lives and to reflect on the sacrifices of those first patriots who forged our great nation. Their legacy challenges us not to rest until all…

Environmental Group Unhappy with Court Ruling

Protect the Adirondacks has issued a statement in response to the 5-0 ruling against their Article 78 Lawsuit. The Statement reads as follows; Protect is disappointed in the decision by the New York Appellate Division, Third Department issued today to uphold the approvals by the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) for the 6,000-acre Adirondack Club and…

“Protect” Loses Article 78 / Tupper Transformation Begins

Tupper Lake – 07/03/14 – The Article 78 Lawsuit filed by the environmental group PROTECT the Adirondacks in association with the Sierra club and several seasonal camp owners in Tupper Lake has been rejected by the court in a 5 to nothing vote.. The lengthy battle the Adirondack Club and Resort Project has faced went…

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NY Pay for Registered Nurses Below National Average

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Among New York’s 12 metropolitan areas, only New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island had wages significantly higher than the national average for registered nurses, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Nine areas, including New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island and Ithaca, had wages significantly higher than the national average for nursing assistants. Chief Regional Economist Martin Kohli noted that…

A Vote of Support for First Weekends Committee in Plattsburgh

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The First Weekends Committee gets a vote of support from the city of Plattsburgh and City Hall Place will close this weekend.. Twice.. Once for the Events on the Fourth of July and then again for the First Weekends Celebration on Saturday.. Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon has expressed concern over closure of the road on…

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Children Killed in AuSable Fire

On June 30, 2014, at approximately 9:30 PM, Clinton County 911 received a report of a structure fire at 918 Clintonville Road, Harkness, New York, located in the town of AuSable. New York State Troopers responded to the residence along with the Keeseville and Peru Fire Departments and several other area fire and rescue personnel. …

S.L. School Board to Appoint Board Member

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The Saranac Lake Central School Board has a new president this morning.. Clyde Baker takes over the reigns following the resignation of Deb Lennon which became effective July 1st… The Board also Chose Miles VanNortwick to be Vice President and two new members are sworn in on Tuesday Evening.. Aurora White and Kelly Morgan-Duprey are…

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A 20 Year Horse Show Veteran – Heather Hooker

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The Lake Placid Horse Show Association is Gearing up for Week Number Two… The I Love New York Horse Show which gets under way with a limited schedule today and then continues through Sunday July 6th… On Sunday we spoke with one competitor whose been coming to the horse show since she was a child..…

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Rotary Supports Mercy Care Programs

Lake Placid, NY  07/01/14 — Mercy Care for the Adirondacks received a $250 donation from Lake Placid Rotary to help support Mercy Care’s Friendship Volunteer, Volunteer Parish Nurse, and Community Empowerment Programs. Mercy Care is developing a new social model of extending mercy to elders living in their communities to relieve their isolation and loneliness…

K&J – Joint Comprehensive Planning for Lake Placid / North Elba

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The Village of Lake Placid and the Town of North Elba are moving forward on final approval of the North Elba Lake Placid Comprehensive Plan.. At a Joint Meeting recently, the Chairman of the Development Commission Dean Dietrich spoke with both boards about the changes and some of the wording modifications to help define how…

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Plattsburgh High School Graduates

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If you want to become the Valedictorian or the Salutatorian of your high school, there’s one thing that could increase your odds a bit…. If your name is Samantha Martin..  Now our study isn’t terribly scientific except what are the odds that two seniors named Sam Martin would rank at the top of their class..…

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Saranac Lake High School Graduation

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Friday evening marks the Saranac Lake High School Graduation, among others, including Lake Placid and Tupper Lake.. We invite you to Join us for the K&J show on Monday as we speak with family members, students, and administrators. We’ll also listen in on the ceremony. K&J – 063014 – Saranac Lake High School Graduation  

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Plattsburgh is Hedging their Bets – on Sidewalks

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It appears as though Plattsburgh City Councilor Paul O’Connell is stuck between a rock and a hard place.. In this case, it’s more like the Hedge covering the sidewalks in his ward.. Three weeks ago, about 85 letters were sent to homeowners reminding them about a law that requires them to trim their hedges back…

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