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“Board Docs” comes to Lake Placid School Board

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Lake Placid Central School District administrators are using a new online resource called “Board Docs”…. It’s a paperless meeting system for the board of education which includes all of the necessary documents online in one convenient searchable database..  The School’s Clerk, Karen Angelopolis says it’s going to save a lot of time, money, and it…

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Assemblyman Dan Stec on Executive Budget

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Now that the Governor has presented his proposals to the legislature, he’s going to have some work ahead to get it all passed…  We hear today from Assemblyman Dan Stec.. He tells us he’s concerned about the rationale behind Governor Cuomo’s Property Tax Freeze.. Assemblyman-elect Daniel Stec was elected to serve the constituents of the…

Owens Announces Congressional STEM Competition

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 Representative Bill Owens announced he’s hosting a Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Competition for high school students from New York’s 21st Congressional District.  “Students who can master the STEM subjects will earn great jobs and lead the nation’s next period of economic growth,” Representative Bill Owens said. “I encourage young people to participate…

Talk of the Town Friday 1/24/14

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Talk of the Town Thursday 1/23/14

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K&J – Saranac Lake School Board Begins Public Budget Review

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The Saranac Lake Central School has begun an extensive review of their budget for next year.. The School Board and Superintendent Diane Fox have agreed to take a very careful and specific look at every aspect of the budget and where it begins.  “Music and Sports are the two big items that are usually at…

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New Recommendations from Lake Champlain Research Institute

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Researchers from SUNY Plattsburgh’s Lake Champlain Research Institute have recommendations for bass fishing tournament participants to help save the fish caught and released. The recommendations, derived from a two-year study of several thousand bass during the course of nine Plattsburgh-area fishing tournaments, are designed to eliminate or reduce fish stress; manage trauma in bass that…

Adirondack Council Weighs in on Executive Budget

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More Reaction this morning on the Governor’s Executive Budget Proposal…  The Adirondack Council’s Executive Director is William C. Janeway.. “The Adirondack Council is pleased that Governor Cuomo has devoted so much time and energy to Adirondack issues over the past year.  We hope that his enthusiasm translates into additional funding in his upcoming State Budget,”…

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Governor Cuomo’s Executive Budget

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo delivered his 2014 Executive Budget address on Tuesday outlining what he called a disciplined and innovative plan that allows for tax cuts that will create jobs, grow the economy and provide much-needed relief for struggling families. “In the past, budgets in New York State have meant little more than out of…

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Talk of the Town Wednesday 1/22/14

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Ice Palace Construction Continues

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In Saranac Lake on Tuesday, the cold weather was tempered by the sunshine and the lack of wind which made it possible for construction of the Winter Carnival Ice Palace to continue and we caught up with the Chairman of the Ice Palace Dean Baker, when we spoke with him, he had just stepped down…

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Talk of the Town Tuesday 1/21/14

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Plattsburgh’s SNOWBALL 2014 – A Celebration of Winter in the North Country

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February is approaching quickly and in Plattsburgh a new theme.. Called the Snowball in Plattsburgh.. Amy Bonn works for the Champlain Valley Transportation Museum.. She’s one of the organizers of the month long Celebration of Winter in the North Country… The Museum is coordinating 23 non profits, government agencies and local businesses and we asked…

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Talk of the Town Friday 1/17/14

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Governor Cuomo – $1.6M for Saranac River Trail

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Governor Cuomo is focusing on healthy and active outdoor activity this year.. That’s becoming more and more clear as he continues to support the region with tax incentives for business as well as for property owners…  One of the bigger announcements of grant funding for the North Country from the Governor is a 1.6 million…

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Cuomo Announces Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvement Grants for the North Country

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the award of approximately $67 million in funding for 63 bicycle, pedestrian and multi-use path transportation enhancement projects that will encourage tourism and economic development opportunities across the state. The projects include the addition of accessible sidewalks, improved pedestrian access to public transportation services, construction of new bicycle and…

10 Days Until The 2014 Ice Bowl

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The Town of Plattsburgh Recreation Department holds their second annual Ice Bowl at the Cadyville Disc Golf Course.. It’s sponsored by the Joint Council for Economic Opportunity of Clinton and Franklin Counties..  Tee off is at 10:15am..  Melanie Defayette is Director of Parks and Recreation for the Town of Plattsburgh.. Again the Adirondack Ice Bowl…

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Old Military Road Gets Slower 40 MPH Speed Limit

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“It will take a little while until the new signs are posted” A new lower speed limit on Old Military Road in Lake Placid is making it’s way through official channels and residents and commuters could see Signs Posting the new 40 Miles Per Hour Speed Limit by Summer.. North Elba Highway Superintendent Larry Straight..…

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More Revelations about NSA Surveillance

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A German magazine lifted the lid on the operations of the National Security Agency‘s hacking unit Sunday, reporting that American spies intercept computer deliveries, exploit hardware vulnerabilities, and even hijack Microsoft’s internal reporting system to spy on their targets. Der Spiegel’s revelations relate to a division of the NSA known as Tailored Access Operations, or TAO,…

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Owens Will Not Run Again in November

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Congressman Bill Owens Announced Tuesday his intention to retire from politics. In a statement to the Media, Congressman Owens wrote “After careful thought and consideration, I have decided not to seek re-election for the 21st Congressional District this November.  I have enjoyed the opportunity to travel the district, meeting and serving the families and business…

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