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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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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…