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Co-Author Fred Burton on Benghazi “Under Fire”

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After the fall of Colonel Qaddafi, in 2011, Libya had become an al-Qaeda-inspired, if not al-Qaeda-led, training base and battleground. In the northeastern city of Benghazi, it was a le Carré urban landscape where loyalties changed sides with every sunset; there were murders, betrayals, and triple-crossing profits to be made in the post-revolution. The police were only as honest as their next bribe. The Untold Story of the…..

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Settling in at Saranac Lake’s Middle School

Now that we’re a few weeks into the Fall Semester, Students in the local Schools are  getting back into a regular routine..  That was the case at the School Board Meeting in Saranac Lake Wednesday evening.. Which is where we caught up with Middle School Principal Bruce VanWeelden where I asked him to talk about…

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Talk of the Town Thursday 9/19/13

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Five Plattsburgh Border Patrol Officers Moving South

A follow up to our report on the changes in the Plattsburgh Air Branch for Patrol of the Northern Boarder.   After our report yesterday, Congressman Owens told WNBZ he spoke with Major General Randolph Alles, the Border Patrol’s Assistant Commissioner in the Office of Air and Marine. Congressman Owens tells us he was informed that…

More Money Available for Businesses in Jay

Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced the New York State Small Business Storm Recovery. This program is for businesses who are still struggling to recover from Hurricane Irene. These grants and loans are intended to meet the unmet needs of small businesses once they have settled with any governmental agencies, FEMA, the Small Business Association or…

Paul Smith’s College Joins “Say Yes” Initiative

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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Says Yes to Education and 11 new College Partners committed to tuition aid for urban students… and Paul Smith’s College become one of the newest participants in the program.. Say Yes to Education Inc., a national nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing high school and college graduation rates for students in urban school…

Talk of the Town Wednesday 9/18/13

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Burglaries / Drugs / Tupper Lake

Tupper Lake’s Police Chief Eric Proulx says in the Month of August there were 310 reportable incidents, including 13 motor vehicle accidents, 6 alarms, 33,720.81 in Stolen Property.. Chief Proulx spoke to the Tupper Lake Village Board at their regular meeting on Monday Evening and following the meeting, he spoke privately about the issues facing…

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Legislators Weigh In on Sherif’s Patroll

The arrest of Fort Covington Legislator Tim Smith by sheriff Deputy Luke Cromp is causing problems on several different fronts.. Franklin County Legislator Paul Maroun says if you drive drunk, you should be arrested, But he says there are eight deputy sheriffs in the County Jail whose responsibility is to transport prisoners and to watch over…

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Talk of the Town Monday 9/16/13

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Ski Big Tupper Again – Again..

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The ARISE Board in Tupper Lake is moving forward with plans to re-open Big Tupper Ski Area this winter.. A group of key volunteers met with the board on Friday and added their unanimous support to the effort. Arise Chairman Jim LaValley

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Lake Placid Middle / High School Open House

Open House at the Lake Placid Middle School and High School will be held on Monday, September 16th, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. The Open House 2013 will start with an “assembly” in the auditorium from 6:00 PM to 6:20 PM. Following the assembly, Middle School families will follow their child(ren)’s schedule(s) Periods 1-9 of a “D” day…

Florida Cyber-Bullying Death Sparks New Questions

A 12-year old Florida girl has taken her own life after apparently not being able to handle a steady stream of cyber-bullying.  Closer to home, An Out of the Darkness Community Walks Sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is planned for Sunday, October 6th.  Every fall, family members, friends, and colleagues walk together…

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Talk of the Town Friday 9/13/13

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Kiwanis Teddy Bear Picnic – Sunday 11am at Hillcrest Park

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The Kiwanis Club of Lake Placid is gearing up for Radio Week on ROCK105 and WNBZ and every year it kicks off with the Kiwanis Teddy Bear Picnic at Hillcrest Park in Lake Placid…

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Grimditch Lake Placid Boathouse Arguments are Sinking Fast

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The Town of North Elba will apparently get their way and while it’s not going to happen tomorrow, the Grimditch family is much closer to a summary judgement ordering them to tear down the two boathouses which they continued to build even after 3 separate stop work orders.. A 21 page Decision written by Judge…

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Mapping Out Plans for Tupper Lake

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The Town of Tupper Lake is in good hands when it comes to their event planning and with the budget season approaching The Town Board seems ready to renew an arrangement with Michelle Clement to continue strengthening community relationships in Tupper Lake and pulls together annual activities that attract money and tourism to the region..…

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Talk of the Town Wednesday 9/11/13

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Deadline for $1.3m Grant Approaches

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Tupper Lake’s Emergency Services Building is running up against it’s first deadline.. There are 45 days from bid opening on the project for the Village and depending on the interpretation of the law, that puts the timeline into the first week of October for the Village to continue their discussions with Federal authorities on the $1.3 Million Grant that Tupper Lake Mayor Paul Maroun says must

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