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Taking Aktion at Dewey Mountain

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Five members of the Adirondack Aktion Club (in bright T-shirts) recently presented a check to members of Dewey Mountain Friends and the Harrietstown Town Board at Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, in Saranac Lake. The Aktion Club, part of Kiwanis International, staged community dances to raise funds toward the effort to replace the dilapidated base lodge…

School Board Welcomes Student Representation

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The Saranac Lake School Board has two new members as of Wednesday Evening’s Regular   Meeting.. That’s because they’ll be joined regularly now by two student representatives from the High School.. Bailey Hendricks and Elexis will rotate their participation on the Board and will provide their input from the students perspective..  One of the issues that comes…

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Spanish Club Heads to Ecuador

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The Saranac Lake High School Spanish Department takes students on a trip to Ecuador every other year… This year it looks like 13 students are interested and following the board’s approval Wednesday evening, plans will move forward on heading out for Spring Break..Some of the students will participate in fundraising efforts leading up to Spring…

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Talk of the Town Thursday 10/03/13

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Mt Van Hovenberg Combined Bobsled Luge Skeleton Track Opens

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The views in Lake Placid are beautiful, especially from the top of Mount Van Hoevenberg, site of the combined bobsled, luge and skeleton track. The course is now open for the 2013-2014 season. The national teams in those sports are on the refrigerated ice, as they begin to select athletes for the Sochi, Russia Winter Olympics…

Absentee Ballots Now Available in Jay

Absentee Ballots are now available in the Town of Jay for the October 16th  Special Election as to the question of eliminating one Town Justice Position. All permanent absentee voters; military, disabled and those already registered as “one time” absentee voters for the November 5th General Election, were mailed their ballots yesterday and any Town…

AMC Expands Pain Management

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Expanded pain management services are now available to residents and visitors of the Adirondacks and northern New York. Board certified and fellowship trained anesthesiologist Dr. Byung Ho Lee now offers procedure oriented pain management services three days a week at Adirondack Medical  Center in Saranac Lake.  Dr. Lee cares for patients who have chronic and acute…

Finch Pruyn Lands Now Available for Public Access

Under Interim Plan, Public Will Have Access – for the First Time in 100 Years – to 11,600 Acres of Adirondack Forest Lands and Waters   For the first time in more than 100 years, access to approximately 11,600 acres of lands and waters on the Essex Chain Lakes tract in the center of the…

Talk of the Town Tuesday 10/01/13

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Four Olympic Athletes Receive Funds From Uihlein-Ironman Sports Fund

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Eleven organizations and four aspiring athletes from the Lake Placid region were awarded a combined total of $41,500 in grants from the Uihlein-Ironman Sports Fund at an awards ceremony at Heaven Hill Farm on Sunday, Sept. 29. The Uihlein-Ironman Sports Fund of Lake Placid makes awards to local athletes competing at the regional, national, and…

Snowmobiling In Tupper Lake –

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The Tupper Lake Snowmobile Club is raising money for a new groomer and they’re selling raffle tickets through the beginning of the snowmobile season.. The Club was in attendance with several antique sleds and the sled being raffled; We took the opportunity to say hello, but also to talk about the clubs stake in the…

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OkTUPPERfest Returns

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The Fall Festival season begins with an annual event at Big Tupper Ski Area.. and this year, a new reason for the community to take part in OkTUPPERfest..  Join us for the conversation as we speak with volunteers, members of the community, the Mayor and others about Tupper Lake and Winter 2013.. AUDIO – 093013…

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Harrietstown Board Approves ARTA Resolution

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The  Harrietstown Town Board made it clear Thursday Evening – They’re in favor of removing the rails in the corridor..  The Board voted to approve a resolution to that effect and while Councilwoman Nicole Meyette was not present for the vote, it appeared the board members present were in agreement on the issue.. AUDIO –…

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Talk of the Town Friday 9/27/13

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Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department Ladder Truck Pump Test

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No putting out fires Thursday Morning. Instead, the Saranac Lake Fire Department attracted some attention with their annual Ladder Truck Pump Tests. The flumes of water created by the two pumps were aimed back into Lake Flower and with the help of the sun, created quite the array of rainbows and from many different points…

Cuomo Says Apple Harvest “Best in Years”

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo is encouraging New Yorkers and tourists from neighboring states to “Taste NY” apples this year at over 654 apple orchards and support New York’s important apple industry this fall. Apple growers from across the state are hailing this year’s apple crop as the best in many years following storm events that…

PROTECT Objects to Snowmobile Corridor

Protect the Adirondacks is pushing for a Preliminary Injunction against the APA and DEC to stop the new class II community connector snowmobile trail construction in the Forest Preserve. In their motion, PROTECT says the work should be stopped while its legality is in litigation. ARISE Chairman Jim LaValley says this strategy is becoming a…

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Talk of the Town Wednesday 9/25/13

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Texting and Driving? New York is Cracking Down

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Governor Cuomo says State Police have seen a 365% increase in tickets issued in summer 2013 compared to summer 2012 for distracted driving, a result of an extensive enforcement crackdown by the State Police. This summer, State Police issued 21,580 tickets, surpassing last summer’s total of 5,208 tickets. Cuomo was speaking at a Thruway rest area…

Dispatching Emergency Services in Franklin County

Emergency Dispatch Services are moving to the County Level in Franklin County and Saranac Lake Village Trustee Paul Van Cott says they’re open to another meeting and would welcome the opportunity to have discussions and to hear ideas that would lessen the tax burden on local residents.. Van Cott pointing to an email he had…

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