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Lake Placid Says Goodbye to a Not So Colorful Parking Past

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The Village Board will be spending $81,000 on Upgrades to the Parking Meters and their Monitor Screens in the next 6 weeks… 37 meters currently have the old Black and White screen and following Monday’s decision, those screens will become color screens and are designed to be visible any time of the day and with…

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New Pledges for Cuomo’s Taste NY Program

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Some New York restaurants are promising to increase their use of foods and beverages produced in the state. Governor Cuomo announced the additions to his Taste New York program over the weekend… The new restaurants have signed onto the Pride of New York pledge. That means increasing their use of New York products by at…

Talk of the Town Monday 10/21/13

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Curling Returns to Saranac Lake

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After 70 years, the sport of Curling returned to the Saranac Lake Civic Center on Sunday afternoon as members of the Curling Club of Lake Placid joined with others including Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau and Village Trustee Tom Catillaz in the first of two “Learn to Curl” sessions aimed at introducing new members to…

NY Spending Down / Debt Up

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The Annual Report on the Financial Condition of New York State says New YorkState spending has declined for the second straight year while the debt reached an all-time high of $63.5 billion. New York State Comptroller Thomas Dinapoli says “State policy decisions in the past three years have helped New York better align state spending…

Harrietstown Budget: “So Far So Good”

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“So Far So Good” When it comes to Harrietstown’s Annual Budget…. At their first Budget Work-Session Board members are looking at a tax rate which may not only stay below the tax cap, but as of now is calling for no increase in property taxes..  That could change by the end of their work but…

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Some New Color for Saranac Lake’s Winter Carnival

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Members of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee Tuesday, Oct. 15 unveiled a new logo during their monthly meeting at the Saranac Lake High School. The logo – now in color – was designed by Saranac Lake artist-designer Kathy Ford and will be used as a keystone in the design for the new Winter Carnival website,…

New Arhitectural Drawings for the Lake Flower Inn Project

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The Saranac Lake Planning Board Gets Their first look at an updated plan for the Lake Flower Inn on Wednesday evening… The Project’s Coordinator Chris Lebarge says they’ve taken a close look at some of the different historic hotels in the region and tried to pick out important design cues in the architecture.. Terence Fogarty owns…

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The Growth of Craft Brewing Comes to Saranac Lake

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Craft Brewing in the North Country, as well across New York ranac Lake into a Brew Pub and Restaurant…  Mark Gillis is Owner of Blue Line Brewery in Saranac Lake.. The plans for expansion of the current brewery include the addition of a commercial kitchen and a dining deck plus a dining area on the first…

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Regional Tourism Council Shows Growth for Saranac Lake Website

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The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism says businesses play a large part in the impact of social marketing and tourism in our region..   Saranac Lake Village Trustee Paul Van Cott says the relationship with ROOST is a powerful part of the village’s efforts to strengthen tourism.. The Presentation is followed today at 10am in the Cantwell…

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DEC Issues Draft UMP for Historic Fire Towers

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Comments Remain Open on Draft Unit Management Plans until November 15 The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) released the draft unit management plans (UMPs) for the Hurricane Mountain Fire Tower Historic Area and the Saint Regis Mountain Fire Tower Historic Area, Commissioner Joe Martens announced today. The UMPs contain management proposals for…

Advances on Invasives and Renewable Energy Top Adirondack Council’s State of The Park Report

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     Many of the Adirondack Park’s environmental organizations and local governments stopped fighting one another and worked together in this year on issues of common concern, advancing agreements that better protect the park’s environment while also encouraging community development, according to the Adirondack Council’s 2013 State of the Park Report.             State of the…

Buffalo Business First Reports on North Country Schools

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Buffalo Business First Ranks 429 School Districts in Upstate New York. And Lake Placid’s Superintendent Roger Catania says their district ranks 2nd among Plattsburgh Area Schools in Academic Rank..  As for cost effectiveness – Catania says the numbers tend to reflect often the size of the districts..  Catania also congratulates two teachers in the district. Two…

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ROOST presents The State of Regional Tourism – Tonight

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Representatives from the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) will conduct a presentation at the Harrietstown Hall in SaranacLake at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16. The presentation is a cooperative effort of the Village of Saranac Lake, the Town of Harrietstown and the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce.  Chamber Executive Director Katy VanAnden…

S.L. Visits College Downtown Initiative in Boston

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Community Development in The Village of Saranac Lake is in high gear even while down a code enforcement officer but that’s not stopping Development Director Jeremy Evans from pushing forward to find ways for the community to grow and one way is traveling to Boston to find out first hand about Colleges Downtown Initiatives and…

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School Board Appreciation is Next Week

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The last week of October is School Board Appreciation Week..  Administrators in Lake Placid took a moment to honor each member of the board…  The certificate reads “For dedicated leadership in public education and continuing service to the children of the Lake Placid Central School District.. Each Board member was presented with their certificate and Catania…

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Vermontville’s Billy Demong Takes Ninth National Title in Lake Placid

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During the K&J Show at the Flaming Leaves Festival we spent some time with Hometown favorite Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) and he celebrated a weekend homecoming with his ninth national title at the U.S. Nordic Combined Championships in Lake Placid. Third after the morning jump, Demong posted the third fastest 10k cross country roller ski…

Adirondack Council “State of the Park” to be Released Wednesday

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The Adirondack Council says it will release its 2013 State of the Park Report this Wednesday.  State of the Park is a 20-page, illustrated review of more than 100 actions taken by local, state and federal government officials, briefly explaining what they did to help or hurt the ecology and economy of the Adirondack Park over…

Turnover on the Saranac Lake Adult Center Board

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The Votes are in and although somewhat hectic in the beginning, Members of the Saranac Lake Adult Center have chosen six out of the fourteen candidates for a three year term on the Center’s Board of Directors.. AUDIO – 101113 – Adult Center Board of Directors – Voting Five Board Members will remain including President…

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Harrietstown Gets Sandbagged by FEMA

It seems FEMA isn’t interested in protecting the integrity of the Harrietstown Town Hall, or at least they weren’t interested at the most recent meeting of stakeholders to discuss plans to repair the retaining wall which keep the Saranac River from encroaching on the property..Councilman Ron Keough told the board that FEMA is now expressing unwarranted concerns about how a new wall could change the downstream …..

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