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21st Congressional Candidate Aaron Woolf

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With Congressman Bill Owens stepping down from his congressional seat in the 21st district in December, the race to replace him is heating up.. and over the weekend the Democratic Candidate Aaron Woolf spent some time at his campaign headquarters in Plattsburgh..  In fact, he was sitting down with his supporters to make a few…

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A Proposal for Term Limits in Plattsburgh’s CIty Council

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Plattsburgh Councilman Mike Kelly says he’d like to separate the question of re-defining terms and term limits from the proposed charter commission and try to have a decision from the council on the issue before the next election.. “Basically” He says… So that voters can weigh in on the issue… Kelly he’s looked at several…

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Joan Rivers Dead At 81

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Joan Rivers, the raucous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed celebrities, died Thursday. She was 81. Rivers was hospitalized last week after she went into cardiac arrest at an Upper East Side doctor’s officefollowing a routine vocal cord…

Back to School for Saranac Lake Students

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It’s back to school for students in the Saranac Lake Central School District today… and for the administration’s perspective we caught up on Wednesday with High School Principal Josh Dann… “This is what we live for,” He said, “We’re in education to be around kids and without kids it’s pretty boring. The teachers are excited,…

A Deadly Car Crash in Keene

On September 3, 2014, at approximately 7 a.m., State Police responded to a one car crash on State Route 9N in the town of Keene. A 2005 Chevy Express van operated by 35-year-old Daniel L. Monaco of Jay was traveling west on State Route 9N when his vehicle crossed the center line and exited the…

Planning Board Hears from Hotel Saranac & Lake Flower Spa & Resort Projects

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There’s more work to be done, but the Hotel Saranac is well on its way to opening once again.. And this time, the plan includes a one story parking garage style addition behind the main building.. and additional rooms in the dormitory building on Church Street.. Jeremy Evans is the Community Development Director in Saranac Lake..…

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Governor Signs Bill Aiding in Fight Against Aquatic Invasive Species

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation prohibiting the launch of watercraft in New York State without taking reasonable precautions to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. The bill (A9619-B, S7851-B) advances current efforts by the State and private organizations to halt the introduction and spread of invasive aquatic species into New York’s waters.…

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Plattsburgh’s Town Planners Given Appropriate Titles / Salary

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Two Planners in the Town of Plattsburgh have new titles this morning and with the title comes no more responsibility… That’s because between Phillip Von Bargen and Trevor Cole, in their old capacities in the Planning Department, they were already doing all of the work, if not more but according to civil service weren’t receiving…

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Town of Plattsburgh Joins Oil Train Task Force

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The Town of Plattsburgh is the most recent municipality to agree to participate on an Oil Train Task Force being spearheaded by City Councilwoman Rachelle Armstrong..  If you recall, Armstrong had originally suggested the creation of such a task force on the city level but with recommendations from the Mayor and others on the City…

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Wild Center Announces Major Property Acquisition

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The Wild Center has announced the acquisition of 50 acres of Raquette River front property made possible by a group of supporters. The new acquisition adjoins the Center’s current 31-acre site and includes significant river-frontage on the Raquette River, a seasonal building and wetland habitat. “This was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for The Wild Center,” said…

Political Signs are Nagging at Politicians

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With the Help of Village Trustee Allie Pelletieri, The Village of Saranac Lake is re-visiting it’s temporary sign code and it Councilwoman Becky Kasper has her way, the City of Plattsburgh will also be taking a hard look at their sign policies..  last year, she says, when she was running for her seat on the…

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"Prepackaged" Common Core standards leave lawmakers grumbling

Millions of students will sit down at computers this year to take new tests rooted in the Common Core standards for math and reading, but policymakers in many states are having buyer’s remorse. The fight to repeal the standards has heated up in Ohio, with state Rep. Andy Thompson, a Republican, saying it’s kind of…

Are There Too Many Unapproved Signs in Saranac Lake?

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Saranac Lake’s Sign Law could be getting some needed adjustments in the coming months.. That’s the result of a request by Village Trustee Allie Pelletere to look into how so many political signs can be placed for so long prior to an election.. “There are people who should be told politely to take them down unless…

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Another $150,000 from USDA for Trudeau Research

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Congressman Bill Owens announces that an agricultural research project at the Trudeau Institute has been awarded a $150,000 grant by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The funding will come through the USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) and will fund research into the protective role of T cells during Campylobacter colonization and infection. AUDIO…

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Saranac Lake Chamber Supports Lake Flower Spa & Resort Project

In an email to WNBZ, The Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, says they have carefully considered the value of the Lake Flower Spa & Resort project over the last several months. Thier goal was to determine the best course of action for our local economy’s progression and community as a whole. After…

Labor Day is a Big Weekend for Car Dealers

An Article from Fortune Magazine says The three-day weekend is one of the busiest of the year for car dealers as new models hit the lots and old ones are inevitably available at a discount. Labor Day weekend is here, and that means an extra day off from work (at least for most people), the…

Rouses Point Man Arrested on Child Pornography

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On August 29, 2014, State Police arrested 24-year-old Nathaniel J. Jarbeau of Rouses Point, for possessing child pornography. Subsequent to a search warrant and an investigation conducted by the New York State Police Troop B Bureau of Criminal Investigations and Computer Crimes Unit, Jarbeau was charged with Promoting a Sexual Performance by a Child, a…

Gabriels man arrested following domestic dispute

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On August 28, 2014, at approximately 8 p.m., State Police responded to a report of a domestic dispute at 34 County Route 60, Lot 4 in Gabriels. 33-year-old Jonathan D. Michael shoved a 34-year-old female victim at that address during an altercation, violating an active order of protection. Troopers also determined that a 10-year-old female…

Body Discovered In Massena

On August 29, 2014, at 3:00 p.m., SP Massena BCI and Uniform personnel responded to a report of a body located off State Route 420 in the town of Massena.  Responding State Police personnel secured the scene, which is being processed by the Troop B Forensic Identification Unit. St. Lawrence County Coroner Jamie Sienkiewycz  responded to…

Oil Forum Focuses on Response / Risks

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More than 120 concerned residents attended a public forum to discuss the risks of crude oil train traffic through the Adirondack Park and Champlain Valley here Thursday night, with many saying they would urge state officials to fully assess the risks to communities and the environment, and urge federal regulators to ban the older, leak-prone…

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