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Congressman Owens weighs in on Health Care Websites

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Another hearing set for today on what went wrong with the roll-out of the healthcare.gov website. New York Congressman Bill Owens says when it comes to the websites handling of Obamacare, there are some that are doing better than others..  Congressman Owens told us he’s been to the New York site, the DC site, and others…

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Six New “6er” Wines at Saranac Lake Discount Liquors

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There’s a new bottle of Wine at Saranac Lake Discount Liquor, that in itself is nothing new for Sue Ward, but this particular bottle has a new label and a new name, which is already drawing the attention of many in the region because of it’s association with the SaranacLake 6er program… Saranac Lake Mayor…

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Foster Named New Mt Pisgah GM

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Garret Foster has been named General Manager of Mt Pisgah in SaranacLake for the winter ski season..  Saranac Lake Village Clerk Kareen Tyler says Foster has been the chief groomer for years and has always had a hand in the management of the ski hill.. Mt Pisgah Ski Passes are available for sale at the Village…

Saranac Lake Switches to Emergency 911 Dispatch

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On Thursday this week, Emergency Services within the Saranac Lake Fire and Rescue District will be finalizing a change in their operational structure which will re-direct all emergency calls to Franklin County 911…  We spoke with  Saranac Lake Police Chief Bruce Nason about the changeover. he says currently when someone dials 911 for a law…

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Talk of the Town Monday 10/28/13

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Elderly Woman Dies in DeChantal Fire

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An elderly woman died in a fire in her apartment at the DeChantal Apartments high-rise Sunday morning. Saranac Lake Fire Chief Brendan Keough said firefighters responded to an alarm activation at 8 a.m. at the 10-story Church Street building, which provides independent living for seniors. “Firefighters got on the affected floor and reported that they had smoke…

Hurricane Sandy Remembered

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Long Island was struggling with a shortage of affordable housing before Hurricane Sandy damaged tens of thousands of structures one year ago. People displaced by the storm are still being helped, many living in hotels, motels or with friends or family.  Jodi Lieberman, program director for disaster case management at Family Service League, said the…

More Sandy Funding / Ellis Island Museum Re-Opens on Anniversary

Sen. Charles Schumer says New York will get $6.3 billion in Superstorm Sandy aid in 2014. “According to Schumer, $1.4 billion in Community Development Block Grant funds will go directly to homeowners affected by the storm that struck the region one year ago. $2.5 billion from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will go to New…

K&J – Haunting the High School

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On Friday, October 25th (Tomorrow) from 6:30pm until 9pm door number 17 at the Saranac Lake High School becomes the entrance to what many in the area will say is the scariest haloween haunting experience of the season. The Saranac Lake High School Art Club will present “Haunted School” transforming the halls and classrooms into…

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A New Class for New Visions at AMC

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A year of academics and clinical rotations under the guidance of Adirondack Health professionals has begun for 12 regional high school seniors participating in the New Vision program.  Now in its eleventh year, New Vision is a program of BOCES of Franklin, Essex and Hamilton counties that offers select seniors a rigorous academic year with…

Talk of the Town Thursday 10/24/13

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Owens: “Water Bill Benefits North Country”

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Congressman Bill Owens voted in favor of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013 (WRRDA), which passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 417-3. The bill is supported by a coalition of businesses and labor groups and will directly benefit New York water infrastructure. According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce,…

Governor Cuomo “STARTS UP NY”

Governor Cuomo is rolling out the launch of his tax free zones program for SUNY campuses called START-UPNY, the governor’s initiative creates tax-free zones to attract and grow new businesses across the state. The Governor describes START UP NY as the most ambitious economic development program in New York State’s recent history,” and he continued…

Talk of the Town Wednesday 10/23/13

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Tupper Board Divided on Rail Removal

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A resolution from trustees in the Village of Tupper Lake by a three to two vote joins with Harrietstown, North Elba and Tupper Lake’s Town Boards in supporting the removal of the rail on the transportation corridor between Remsen and Lake Placid. Tupper Lake’s Resolution calls for the removal, salvage and sale of the rails along…

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Emergency Services Building – On Hold Until Spring

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Whether for Busses or for emergency vehicles, Tupper Lake never seems to have enough money in the budget for maintenance and repair…. In fact, The Fire Department is once again close to exceeding to their service budget, having already approached $10,000 in expenses for the year with more on the way.   It appears the…

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Soccer’s “Dawn to Dark” gets another Resolution of Support

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There’s a new event in the works for Summer 2014 which could bridge the gap between The end of the two Lake Placid Horse Shows just after Independence Day, and  IRONMAN Lake Placid. Twigs McGlinn and Stuart Helmsley made the announcement on behalf of The Lake Placid Soccer Center during October’s Town of North Elba…

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Mr Mayor – Tear Down That Wall – Oh Wait – It Already Fell Down..

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There’s a 12,500 square foot wall at the Lake Placid Fire Department which as retaining walls go, isn’t doing a very good job.. in fact part of the wall has fallen in…. The wall runs parallel to Mill Pond Drive and is made up of old railroad ties about 8 feet high.. It’s there to…

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Local Residency Law for Lake Placid Employees Repealed

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A New Law in the Village of Lake Placid will become official once filed with the secretary of state.. Or to be more specific, an OLD law will be made obsolete… The Village of Lake Placid has voted to eliminate residency restrictions for employees of the village.. Lake Placid Mayor Craig Randall.. says while the old…

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Talk of The Town Tuesday 10/22/13

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