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Kretser Opposes Waterfront Planning

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The City Council has given Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon the authority to move forward with local engineering firm AES Northeast to begin drawing plans for repair of the building at the City Docks..  The City’s Engineer Kevin Farrington says the project is a fairly simple building renovation..”The new design will include plans for one or…

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Plattsburgh’s Councilors May Rename Bridge Street Bridge

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The Bridge Street Bridge in Plattsburgh may have a new name in coming weeks..  Lanny LaValley has been leading a movement to rename the bridge to the “Veterans Memorial Bridge” Lanny himself is a veteran of the Vietnam war. He’s been speaking with the councilors about the possibility and he’s been feeling as though the…

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Friends of Mt Pisgah Ski & Skate Swap

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For more than 20 years the Friends of Mt. Pisgah have been holding their annual Ski and Skate Swap. The event provides an opportunity for people looking to sell their old equipment to bring it to the Mt Pisgah Lodge and offer it for sale with 20% of the proceeds donated to Friends of Mt…

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Mercy Care Commissions New Friendship Volunteers

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Mercy Care for the Adirondacks commissioned new Friendship Volunteers Jeremiah Hayes, Sylvia Hough, Susan Stiles, Ellen Beideck, Heather McGinnis, Cathy Trudeau, and William O’Reilly.  The training and commissioning ceremony were held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall in Saranac Lake. They join with more than 100 Friendship Volunteers who have assisted elders in the…

Bloomingdale Elementary School Closed Today

A water main break has caused the closing of Bloomingdale Elementary School today (Friday) originally there was a two hour delay but the building maintenance staff was not able to complete the repair and the decision was made to close for the day. None of the other buildings in the Saranac Lake Central School District.

SUNY Plattsburgh Police Department welcomes four new recruits

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SUNY Plattsburgh Police Department welcomed four new recruits to its ranks in October. Taking the oath of office were Jared Booth of Beekmantown, who received a Bachelor of Applied Science in forestry from Paul Smith’s College in 2011; Joshua Coons of Ellenburg Depot, who received a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology in 2010 and a…

Tupper Lake Launches New Website

The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) announced the launch of the newly designed TupperLake.com on Tuesday. The redesigned site content is geared toward promoting the many leisure visitor experiences available in the towns of Tupper Lake and Piercefield, from hiking to shopping to historic sites, and includes a robust events calendar. The new site…

Senate inaction allows NSA to keep collecting phone records

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Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy’s Bill to end bulk collection of Americans’ phone records fails largely due to Republican opposition, dealing a blow to Obama’s reform attempts. The 58-42 vote was two short of the 60 needed to proceed with debate. Voting was largely along party lines, with most Democrats supporting the bill and most Republicans…

S.L. Chooses a Christmas Tree for Berkley Green

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If you can’t cut down a tree in the middle of summer.. Maybe no one will notice if you cut it down in the middle of winter…  That’s exactly what’s happening..  The Village of Saranac Lake voted unanimously on Monday to cut down one of three fir trees outside of the Adirondack Carousel to use for…

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Village’s Lake Flower PUDD Law Resolution on Hold

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As of Monday Night’s Special Village Board meeting in Saranac Lake, the resolution proposing the Lake Flower PUDD Law is tabled and there’s no Planned Unit Development District for developers hoping to move forward on The Lake Flower Lodge..  For Trustee Barb Rice, it’s a question of Scale, She wants to be sure that I have…

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Library Looks for Level Funding from City Council

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Councilors in the City of Plattsburgh are continuing their review of Mayor Jim Calnon’s proposed 2015 budget…  At a Work-Session on Thursday evening, the council heard presentations from the Municipal Electric Department, which is essentially self sufficient and with 98% of that budget regulated by just about every authority you can imagine from the local…

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Village Holds Special Meeting Monday on PUDD Draft Local Law

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Lake Flower Lodging LLC PUDD Draft Local Law The Saranac Lake Village Board is holding a special meeting on Monday, November 17, 2014 at 5:00PM in the Village Offices at 39 Main Street. During this special meeting, they will consider a resolution adopting a local law that would establish the proposed Lake Flower Planned Unit Development…

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Strand Film Festival This Weekend

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A new event is coming to The Strand Theater this weekend… It’s the inaugural Lake Champlain International Film Festival, featuring a diverse program Presented by The Strand Center for the Arts and the Plattsburgh Renewal Project, Jessica Dulle is the Executive Director at the Strand Center for the Arts.. “Highlights will include a special guest appearance…

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Emergency Services vs Free Parking in Plattsburgh

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With colder temperatures on the way, and the possibility of snow around the corner, the question of how to clear that snow from the smaller, residential streets in Plattsburgh has been one that comes up on a fairly regular basis.. This time, the question is whether or not to require alternate side of the street…

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Owens: Gridlock May Continue Even with Majority

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Congressman Bill Owens says the transition to the new congress may not provide as much activity as some expect if the 5 or 6 Republicans in the Senate don’t move closer to the center on issues and i the House, a similar issue, where close to 60 representatives will still be pushing bills to the…

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The Public Speaks on the Lake Flower Lodge “PUDD” Law

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The Saranac Lake Village Board on Monday Evening once again opened the doors of the Auditorium at the Harrietstown Town Hall in order to accommodate all of the members of the audience, many of whom not only had something to say, but had prepared written statements to then give to the board during their public…

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A Veterans Day Ceremony in Bloomingdale – Reading of the Names

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For more than 15 years, students at the Bloomingdale Elementary School have been honoring Veterans in a ceremony which includes the reading of veteran’s names along with placing posters and short paragraphs about those Veterans on the school’s bulletin boards in the main entrance next to their gym. Today we’re going to listen in on…

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Five Suspects Arrested on Drug Charges

As a result of several long-term investigations conducted by the New York State Police Troop B Narcotics Enforcement Unit into the sale and use of narcotics in the Clinton County area, five suspects were arrested on Clinton County Court warrants.  The State Police was assisted by Plattsburgh City Police Department and the Clinton County Sheriff’s…

The Polar Plunge… Into Lake Champlain for Special Olympics

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The Polar Plunge at the City Beach raises more than $50,000 for the cause. Join WNBZ on Monday for the K&J show. We’ll be speaking with Burlington’s Mayor Miro Weinberger about the Mayor’s Cup Challenge. We also hear from organizers of the event who are also working on new initiatives with our trading partners across the country.…

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SLHS Drama – “Babe” Saturday at 7pm

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The Saranac Lake High School Presents a show for children, adults and everyone in between this weekend… It’s a play called “Babe” and the cast and crew have already had one presentation.. There was a presentation on Thursday afternoon for students at Bloomingdale and Petrova Elementary schools. They opened to the public on Friday at…

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