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4 New Regents Voted In at Top Levels of “State Education”

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There’s going to be some changes on the Board of Regents in New York State… That’s because the legislature voted to replace four members of the State’s Regents… One of those replaced is James Dawson who represented the North Country for 22 years on the board of Regents..  The Press’s Ashleigh Livingston first tweeted about…

Gillibrand Announces New Medical Marijuana Bill 

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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand stood with Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Rand Paul (R-KY) and with patients, their families and advocates to announce new bipartisan legislation that will allow the use of medical marijuana in states where it is legal without fear of federal prosecution. The Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States (CARERS) Act would reschedule…

High Marks for SLHS Musical – Bye Bye Birdie

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There’s never a critic around when you need one but in this case.. Even an unassuming spectator will tell you that Bye Bye Birdie is worth seeing.. The Saranac Lake High School Musical presentation of Bye Bye Birdie began Thursday at 7:30pm. Saranac Lake High School Music Theatre presents Bye Bye Birdie with a book by Michael…

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Praise for Assembly Budget from Education Alliance

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The Alliance for Quality Education (AQE) praised the New York State Assembly for proposing a $1.8 billion school aid increase, expanding full-day pre-K and rejecting Governor Cuomo’s proposals to double down on high stakes testing and divert hundreds of millions in tax dollars to private schools and privately run charter schools. By putting $1 billion…

Women’s College Scholarship Club Offers Scholarships

The Women’s College Scholarship Club is offering three $1000 Continuing Education Scholarships to adults in the Saranac Lake School District (defined by its bus routes). These scholarships are for adults who wish to return to school after an absence of several years in order to change or enhance careers. Applicants must have a high school…

Duprey Advocates for Local Road Funding

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  Assemblywoman Janet L. Duprey (R,I – Peru) recently met with highway superintendents and local town officials from Clinton, Franklin and Essex counties at the state Capitol to advocate for additional funding for roads and bridges in the upcoming state budget. Duprey highlighted the critical nature of the Consolidated Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS), which provides…

Peru Named “Most Affordable Small Town in NY”

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Peru has been identified as the most affordable small town in New York State by Business Insider Magazine. The magazine  has released a list which identifies the most affordable small town in each of the fifty states, focusing on communities between 1,000 and 10,000 residents whose households spend no more than 30% of their annual income…

Clinton County Oil Train Task Force Outlines Key Issues

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The Clinton County Oil Train Task Force is moving forward to finalize two resolutions.. One for the State of New York and one which would be delivered to the U.S. Department of Transportation. “This community decided that the least we would like to do is address and identify the problem and then to reasonably expect…

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Village Honors SLHS Life Smarts Champions

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Today is Saranac Lake High School Life Smarts Recognition Day in the Village.  They are the second state championship team hailing from the Capital of the Adirondacks, coached by Patricia Preston, which recently won the state championships and will soon compete in national competition. The team is comprised of Cooper Ross, Ethan Sawyer, Jackie Garso,…

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NY Assembly Releases their proposed Budget

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Calling it an investment in the health, safety, economic success and social well-being of New York’s families, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Ways and Means Committee Chair Herman D. Farrell, Jr.  released the State Assembly’s 2015-16 “Families First” budget proposal. The $150.7 billion proposal makes strategic investments focused on New York’s families in education, health…

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Village Board Hears Update on Lake Flower Beach Proposal

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A report presented to the community Monday on the feasibility of returning the beach to Lake Flower in Saranac Lake says there are no major obstacles to pursuing the concept if that’s the way residents are inclined to go.. Jeremy Evans, Community Development Director in the Village of Saranac Lake says “The footprint of the…

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Village Honors Saranac Lake Alpine Ski Team

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At the start of Monday’s 5:30 PM regular Village Board Meeting in the Harrietstown Town Hall Auditorium, two high school teams hailing from Saranac Lake Central High School were saluted by the Board as Deputy Mayor Tom Catillaz read a special Proclamation naming March 10th Saranac Lake High School Girls Alpine Ski Team Appreciation Day. AUDIO…

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Veteran’s Ski Free at Big Tupper Saturday

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This weekend provides an opportunity for Big Tupper Ski Area to give back to the community. ARISE Chairman Jim LaValley says “It’s an opportunity for the community of Tupper Lake and the Adirondack Region to thank our servicemen. with a free day of skiing for veterans and their immediate family.We have ski instructors in place…

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Village of Saranac Lake Says Run Your Water

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We may be feeling a sample of Spring in the next few days but that doesn’t mean the temperatures 6 feet underground are going to change any time soon… and that’s the problem for many municipal water districts where the frost line is so deep it’s begun to affect water customers whose pipes have never…

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Village to Honor two High School Teams

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At the start of Monday’s 5:30 PM regular Village Board Meeting in the Harrietstown Town Hall Auditorium, two high school teams hailing from Saranac Lake Central High School will be saluted The first is the Saranac Lake High School Girls Alpine Ski team, coached by Linda Brousseau, and led by individual Giant Slalom Champion Sheila…

City of Plattsburgh Updates ADA Grievance Procedures

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The City of Plattsburgh has clarified their grievance procedure.. Mayor Calnon says In years past, the city has regularly looked at policies like this one in order to assure that they’re as up to date as possible.. and this policy specifically looks at issues relating to the needs of the handicapped.. The Grievance Procedure was…

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North Country Chamber: Confidence Index Shows Real Optimism

The North Country Chamber of Commerce has released the results of its Annual Issue Survey, conducted in February and drawing a response rate of 14% from the 4,200 businesses surveyed in Clinton, Franklin, Essex, Hamilton and northern Warren Counties. In one feature of the survey, the Chamber establishes the annual “BUSINESS CONFIDENCE INDEX”, which is…

Prostitution Arrest in Plattsburgh

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On March 4, 2015, State Police conducted a traffic stop in a parking lot off from State Route 9 in the Cumberland Head area of Plattsburgh on a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee for having an uninspected motor vehicle. The driver identified as 29-year-old Rebecca L. Bates of Chateaugay, admitted to the trooper that she was…

Proposed Detox Clinic Receives Support of City Council

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The City Council in Plattsburgh is putting their weight behind a plan spearheaded by the Champlain Valley Family Center to set up a Detox clinic in the old Office of Children and Family Services buildings on the Schuyler Falls Campus.  Currently, The closest inpatient detox clinic is located at Canton-Potsdam Hospital, which is a two hour…

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