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City Council Renames Bridge Street Bridge “Veterans Bridge”

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The Bridge Street Bridge in Plattsburgh has a new name this morning… It’s now going to be called Veterans Bridge..  Councilor Paul O’Connell says he was approached by Lenny LaValley several months ago about the idea and thought it would be a great opportunity to honor and thank Veterans in the city. The City Council…

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More Breakthrough Research at Trudeau Institute

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Researchers led by Trudeau Institute assistant member Alexei Tumanov, M.D., Ph.D., have made an important breakthrough in their research to find improved therapies for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Their findings have just been published in the scientific journal Mucosal Immunology. IBD involves chronic inflammation of all or part of the digestive tract and includes such debilitating chronic ailments as ulcerative…

NCCC Womens Basketball in NJCAA Top Ten

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The National Junior College Athletics Association released the second 2014-15 Women’s Basketball Division III Top 10 Poll on Wednesday with North Country Community College ranked 7th in the nation. The Saints additionally rank second in the Region III Coaches Poll. The Saints (7-0, 6-0 Region III) reached the National rankings for the first time in…

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Pushes Military Justice Act

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In Light of a recent report on Victims of Sexual Assault in the Military, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says “For a year now we have heard how the reforms in the previous Defense bill were going to protect victims, and make retaliation a crime. It should be a screaming red flag to everyone when 62% of…

AQE Report Calls for Moratorium on Charter School Expansion

A New Report from the Alliance for Quality Education Reveals New York State’s Charter Schools Pose a possible financial risk to Taxpayers… The Alliance is calling for Moratorium on Charter School Expansion… According to the Center for Popular Democracy the report reveals vulnerabilities in the state’s charter oversight system that could potentially cost New York…

Senator Little – A “Partner in Quality” for Seniors

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Adirondack Health, a leading provider of healthcare and services to older New Yorkers in the North Country, recognized Sen. Elizabeth Little with the prestigious “Partners in Quality” award for her work in securing and preserving high-quality services for New York’s seniors. “Sen. Little has provided exceptional support and leadership to protect and enhance long term…

Town of Plattsburgh Offers Youth Snowmobile Course

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The Town of Plattsburgh Recreation department is sponsoring a Snowmobile Safety Course on December 22nd  & 26th both days from 9 AM – 1 PM.   Erin Pangborn is coordinating the course on behalf of the Town’s recreation department…  She says participants must attend BOTH sessions.  And she says..  New York State Law requires that any…

Saranac Lake Lights their Tree on Friday at 5pm

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Our series on Christmas Tree Lightings Continues as communities throughout the region celebrate the holidays and today we’re looking ahead to Friday at 5pm for the Tree Lighting at the Berkley Green in Saranac Lake..  The Tree comes from another park in the village and the lighting on Friday kicks off the season in Downtown…

K&J – Adirondack Health Foundation – Giving Tuesday

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This Monday is Cyber Monday which means consumers may be spending their dollars online. Over the weekend, small businesses promote “Small Business Saturday” and Black Friday is a day for bigger retailers to offer big discounts to attract customers right after Thanksgiving. Many retailers have begun offering holiday sales on Thanksgiving Day and even before…

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Roadwork Almost Completed and the Cycle Starts All Over Again

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The road construction season may, for the most part, be over for DPWs throughout the North Country.. But there’s one thing that holds true just about anywhere you happen to be.. There’s always more work to be done…   Jim Dougan is the Construction Manager at AES Northeast and his engineering firm handles a large number…

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The 10th Annual Christmas in the Forks – Dec 6th

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The 10th Annual Christmas in the Forks, an old fashioned Town Yuletide Christmas will include the highlight of the day, the tree lighting ceremony at 6:00pm, Saturday, December 6th, 2014 located in Au Sable Forks at the corner of Route 9N and North Main, “The Forks” Times Square; followed by a spectacular fireworks display! AUDIO…

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Council Leaning Towards Funding Aerial Ladder Truck in 2015

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Work on the Budget in Plattsburgh continues as the City Council investigates line items in the Mayor’s Proposed 2015 budget…  Before the holiday..  In addition to expressing their concern about recruiting for the Community Development Office… The City Council, during their review of capital projects in the city, considered the question of purchasing a new…

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Rabideau Proposes Handicapped Accessibility Grants

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Holiday Shopping for some may not be quite as easy for others.. It’s much harder than you might realize for someone in a wheelchair or a scooter to navigate downtown shopping centers and make their way in and out of stores, Saranac Lake’s Mayor Clyde Rabideau is looking to promote upgrades in the village for…

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Thanksgiving at the Saranac Lake Adult Center

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Thanksgiving dinner at the Adult Center in Saranac Lake is now in it’s fourth year and going strong. Each Year the Free dinner is provided with sponsorship and funding provided by St Joe’s Addiction Treatment and Recovery Center, The Carpenter Foundation, and The Women’s Civic Chamber. The Meal is free and includes delivery to the local area.…

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Plattsburgh’s Mayor, Councilors Disagree Over Community Development Officer

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Earlier this week, councilors in the city of Plattsburgh including Rachelle Armstrong, Mike Kelly, Becky  Kasper and Josh Kretser, issued a joint statement saying they disagree with Mayor Jim Calnon who they say has signaled his intention to appoint Bruce Lawson..  Who is currently acting as interim Community Development Officer, as a full time Community…

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Fate of the Lake Flower Lodge Project May Rest with One Trustee’s Vote

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The Fate of the Lake Flower Lodge Project in Saranac Lake may come down to one trustee’s vote over the next few weeks. At their meeting on Monday evening, Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau and Village Trustees heard a report from Trustee Allie Pelletieri who said his concern about developers applying for a PILOT has…

Mayor Declares “Red Storm Football Appreciation Day”

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Saranac Lake’s Mayor Clyde Rabideau has been Mayor for Five Football Seasons and for the fifth time, members of the Saranac Lake Red Storm Football Team receive honors from the Mayor and the Village Board. At the beginning of Monday’s meeting, Mayor Rabideau presented Coach Eric Bennett with a plaque and a resolution commemorating Monday…

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Potthast to Become Saranac Lake’s Acting Police Chief

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The Village of Saranac Lake has approved a resolution appointing Charles Potthast Jr as Acting Police Chief.. The resolution calls for the new Acting Chief to begin on December 1st which will allow for a transition and familiarization period with the current Police Chief, Bruce Nason who is retiring at the end of the year.…

Square Dancing – An annual Winter Tradition at SLCHS

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Every year in at least the more recent past, the Saranac Lake High School brings square dancing to the high school gym. The concept is designed to help keep kids active and having fun and is part of gym class but over the years students have taken to the week-long activity and are allowed to…

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Aerial Ladder Truck Responds to Fire on Riverside Drive

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    The blue neon of the Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department’s aerial ladder truck from across Lake Flower in Saranac Lake early Saturday morning. Two firefighters are in the bucket at the top of the ladder and smoke continues to burn as darkness turns to daylight. The aerial truck providing light for the scene…