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The Buck Stops With The Fire Chief

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Tupper Lake’s Fire Chief Carl Steffen says even though equipment upkeep and maintenance is over budget, there are more repairs that need attention and it’s time for someone to step up and take charge.. He presented the Village board with a list of maintenance issues associated with their two pumper trucks.. Trustee Rick Donah says when…

Tweaking The Town of Tupper Budget for Approval

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The Town of Tupper Lake will have a new Supervisor as of January 1st… For now Councilwoman Patti Littlefield sits with the board as Roger Amell presides over the last few town meetings in 2013…   At a special meeting on Monday to determine the Supervisor’s compensation, the board agreed to remove any raise for the…

New York’s “State of Health”

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The New York State Department of Health says enrollment numbers in the state are meeting or Exceeding their expectations..   Danielle Hollohan is the Deputy Director for the New York State Department of Health.. In a telephone conference on Monday, Hollohan tells WNBZ that as of November 12th, 197,011 New Yorkers have been determined to…

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Talk of the Town Monday 11/18/13

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Schumer Seeks to Extend Restrictions on 3-D Gun Printing

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Senator Chuck Schumer is seeking an extension of a federal law banning the printing of 3-D firearms…  The law banning the technology is set to expire on December 9th…  Schumer says the technology of so-called 3-D printing has advanced to the point anyone with $1,000 and an Internet connection can access the plastic parts that…

Senate Considers Gillibrand’s Military Justice Improvement Act This Week

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The Senate considers Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s proposal this week…  If approved, Gillibrand’s Bill would give victims of rape and sexual assault in the military an independent route outside the military chain of command for prosecutions.  Gillibrand has support from nearly half the Senate for her proposal But the legislation remains short of the necessary votes.…

Talk of the Town Friday 11/15/13

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Whiteface Opens Friday

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The Wait is officially over today at 8:30am because WhitefaceMountain is open and the Facelift and the Gondola will be in full operation..  Mike LeBlanc is Operations Manager at Whiteface..  He oversees most of the activities happening at the Mountain.. He tells WNBZ “Today’s opening is the earliest Whiteface has ever opened.. Last year the…

Roadwork on Lake Flower may Cause Delays

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The Village of Saranac Lake will be closing the backside of the Sears parking lot starting Monday – Saranac Lake’s Superintendent of Public Works is Jeff Dora.. He says the work will continue all next week until it’s completion… Most likely Friday November 22nd .  The parking spaces that will be affected are the ones…

North Elba Board Appoints New ORDA Board Members

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The Olympic Regional Development Authority will have two new board members as of January 1st 2014…  That’s because the Town of North Elba Board appointed James Mckenna and Andy Lack to fill the expiring terms of Serge Lucci and Ed Weibrecht.. James McKenna is CEO of the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism and President of…

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Cuomo says No Noise is Good Noise

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New York has established new standards for measuring snowmobile noise and identifying sleds that can be ticketed for being too loud. The law, approved late Wednesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, took effect immediately. Both central New York sponsors said the law gives police the authority to crack down on loud, after-market exhaust systems, saying that…

Tupper Lake Police Arrest Heroine Dealer

TUPPER LAKE – A routine traffic stop led to a felony narcotics arrest Wednesday night. Village police officer Jordan Nason stopped Christopher S. Roberts, 36, of Waddington, at 10:46 p.m. after Roberts allegedly failed to signal for a turn and failed to stop at a stop sign on Mill Street. Police said Nason observed a…

Visual Impact Study Planned for Riverside Hotel

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The public will get its first chance next week to gauge the height of a proposed Lake Flower shoreline hotel. Balloons will be floated over the site of the proposed building as part of a state Adirondack Park Agency-required visual analysis of the project, Malone developer Chris LaBarge told the village Planning Board Wednesday night. The potential…

Town of Harrietstown Rescinds Healthcare Plan for Board Members

The Town of Harrietstown has a new policy on health insurance that requires current and future town board members, including the town’s supervisor, whether elected or appointed to pay the full cost of their health insurance premiums…  The new policy does not apply to the town clerk the town justice or the highway superintendent…Harrietstown Councilwoman…

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Town of North Elba Begins Search for Assessor

The Town of North Elba has begun actively seeking someone to fill the roll of Tax Assessor..North Elba Supervisor Robi Politi.. He says they’re looking for someone whose knowledgeable about values.. who can work with information from the local markets in terms of sales data and financial comparisons.. Plus they’ll need to be good at…

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Food Pantries Gearing Up for the Holidays

With the holidays just around the corner, local food pantries are struggling to keep up with the demand, especially after the latest hit to the food stamp program…  In a recent discussion with constituents, Congressman Bill Owens says in FranklinCounty, some food banks are developing new ideas to help those in need.. AUDIO – 111413…

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Talk of the Town Thursday 11/14/13

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North Elba Budget – On Target for Tax Cap

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The Town of North Elba is moving forward with a budget that comes in under their Tax Cap…  originally, the proposed budget came in at $4,707,023 dollars..  The Calculated tax levy limit is only $4,063,020 which meant the preliminary budget exceeded the cap by more than $640,000.. ($644,003)  North Elba Supervisor Robi Politi said “The…

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Saranac Lake Declares Two Nuisance Properties

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The Village of Saranac Lake will be taking control of the maintenance of two properties in the community.. The first is on 10 Ridge Way, and the second is 139 Park Street in Saranac Lake..  Village Manager Jeremy Evans told the board it’s not the first time there’s been a problem with the owner of…

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Relief from Healthcare Cancellations Come to the House Friday

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With a bill coming to the floor of the house on Friday, Congressman Bill Owens says he is likely going to vote in favor of allowing people to keep their healthcare if it was cancelled due to ObamaCare. The Congressman spoke with a group participating in a telephone town hall on Tuesday Evening and told…

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