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Town of North Elba vs Grimditch Estate Heads to Florida

You know those boathouses on Lake Placid that the Grimdich family built and the Town said would have to come down.. They’re still being used by tenants of the property which has been rented most of the summer and that….  If what the neighbors says is happening…. Is just going to add to the overall…

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Portable Public Restrooms at North Elba Townhouse

An unfortunate accident on Lake Flower Avenue last week has forced The North Elba Townhouse in Saranac Lake to be without water and sewer until a repair can be made to the sewer lateral which was actually damaged as a result of repairing the telephone pole in front of the townhouse that came down in…

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A Distinguished Health Advocate Award for Bill Owens

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The  National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) recognized Congressman Bill Owens with its 2014 Distinguished Health Advocate award. The award is given annually to public figures who have done the most to support community health services and healthcare policies. “Improving access to quality care has immediate and long-term benefits for the people here,” said Owens.…

Volunteer Shortage Affects Ambulance Coverage

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There’s a shortage of emergency services volunteers in towns and villages throughout the North Country.. In Lake Placid, this issue became evident over the weekend as Mayor Craig Randal moved one of the Ambulances from it’s regular home at the ambulance garage to the fire station.. The effort was in response to the lack of…

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Gov. Cuomo & State Legislators Head to Israel

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Before Gov. Cuomo and top state legislators embarked on their trip to Israel Tuesday, Cuomo said the “unity mission” has a clear message during a news conference at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Governor Cuomo Says.. ” I am very excited and proud to be part of this Unity Delegation that is going to…

Downtown Committee Recommends Re-Routing Trucks around the Village

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There are several organizations in Saranac Lake who are requesting that trucks be re-routed to Church Street instead of through the Downtown…  Tim Fortune represents the Downtown Advisory Board.. A group of volunteers made up of community members and business owners commissioned by the Village of Saranac Lake..  “As we all know, downtown is a…

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Work Begins on Skateboard Park / Olive Street

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Work begins on the long anticipated Skateboard Park in Saranac Lake this week..  Saranac Lake DPW Superintendent Jeff Dora tells WNBZ the first step is to remove the asphalt from the parking lot…  “That work will continue through the day Tuesday,” Dora says. “The parking lot will be open with limited parking spaces available.  Dora…

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Woolf says Adirondack Park is Key to Regional Economic Development

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From the Malone Telegram MALONE — How can municipalities in northern New York boost their economy? Democratic 21st Congressional District candidate Aaron Woolf believes it can be done by taking advantage of the Adirondack Park. “Let’s not look at what we want to be there, let’s look at what really is there. What are the…

Robin Williams Dies in Apparent Suicide

The actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead Monday at his home in Tiburon, Calif. Police say it appears to have been a suicide. Williams was 63 years old. Emergency personnel were called to the house in Marin County, north of San Francisco, around noon. Officials say the cause of death is suspected to…

Olive St. Sewer Main Replacement Begins Tuesday

The Saranac Lake DPW will be replacing the sewer main on Olive Street between Broadway and Williams Street starting tomorrow August 12 thru Tuesday August 19th.    The street will be closed between Broadway and Williams starting at 6:00 AM and reopened at 5:00 PM.  Olive Street will be open over the weekend.   Also the DPW…

Plans for a Dog Park at Cliff Haven Recreational Park

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If Plattsburgh’s Recreation Department is successful, Cliff Haven Recreational Park will have a specially designed park for dogs, big and small…  Plattsburgh Councilman Michael Cashman is participating in a meeting at the Cliff Haven Park building on August 13th..  WNBZ caught up with him at the Town Offices and I asked him to give us…

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NASCAR Driver Tony Stewart’s Car Kills Fellow Driver

A police investigation into what happened at a NASCAR race at Canandaigua in upstate New York is under way after a 20-year-old driver named Kevin Ward Jr. was killed when he got out of his vehicle. He was run over by three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart. On the 14th lap of the Super Sprint Race, Ward’s no.…

Alliance for Quality Education Pushing for Funding Equity

A new report published by the Alliance for Quality Education and Opportunity Action, says New York State is not only behind on what it owes to schools – $5.9 billion in total Foundation Aid and Gap Elimination Adjustment funding…. But that it owes 2.3 times more to high need schools than wealthy schools. This regressive…

Adjusting the 4th Grade in Bloomingdale

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The Saranac Lake School District, as with many other districts in our region is looking to maximize their resources and Superintendent Diane Fox says it’s important to remember that the focus should always be on what’s best for the kids…  One adjustment she’s implementing this Fall is a slight adjustment in the number of students…

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State “Chipping” in with Paving $ for Town of Plattsburgh

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If you remember in July, the Plattsburgh Town Council voted to hire a surveyor to formally mark off 6 new one acre residential parcels on Route 3 in Cadyville… The town has operated a park there for years but it was owned by Clinton Community College..  In 2013, Clinton Community College decided to sell the…

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Changes Coming for the Mayor’s Office at City Hall

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When elected officials call for change in government, one thing that’s generally not on the list is changing their office once they’re elected. In the Case of Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon, things are a little different because his Office in City Hall was in desperate need of a makeover.. Which is exactly what he’s giving…

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Town of Plattsburgh Plans 6 New Parcels on Route 3

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Cadyville Park in the Town of Plattsburgh will be getting a new look on Route 3 this fall.. That’s because the Town Board has voted to retain a surveyor to mark off 6 new one acre residential parcels on Route 3.. As you may know, The town has operated a park there for years but…

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S.L. School Board Appoints Dennis Dwyer to Open Seat

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The Saranac Lake Central School Board is back at full strength this morning.. They’ve chosen Dennis Dwyer to fill the seat recently vacated by School Board President Deb Lennon.. At Wednesdays Meeting, The School Board’s new President Clyde Baker proposed three names for final consideration.. Lisa Paschke who was the next highest vote getter in…

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Adirondack Council Announces 1st Annual Diversity Symposium

Civil rights leaders, community activists, social scientists and organizations will get together in this wild central Adirondack Park community in mid-August to discuss the need to broaden diversity in race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender-identity among this enormous park’s residents and visitors. A symposium entitled Towards a More Diverse Adirondacks will feature an entire day…

Another Win for Research at Trudeau Institute

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Trudeau Institute researcher awarded American Lung Association grant SARANAC LAKE, New York (August 5, 2014) – Trudeau Institute researcher Alexei V. Tumanov, M.D., Ph.D., has been awarded a highly-competitive research grant from the American Lung Association (ALA). The grant is intended to provide seed monies over a two-year period to a junior investigator researching the…