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Rotary Supports Mercy Care Programs

Lake Placid, NY  07/01/14 — Mercy Care for the Adirondacks received a $250 donation from Lake Placid Rotary to help support Mercy Care’s Friendship Volunteer, Volunteer Parish Nurse, and Community Empowerment Programs. Mercy Care is developing a new social model of extending mercy to elders living in their communities to relieve their isolation and loneliness…

K&J – Joint Comprehensive Planning for Lake Placid / North Elba

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The Village of Lake Placid and the Town of North Elba are moving forward on final approval of the North Elba Lake Placid Comprehensive Plan.. At a Joint Meeting recently, the Chairman of the Development Commission Dean Dietrich spoke with both boards about the changes and some of the wording modifications to help define how…

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Plattsburgh High School Graduates

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If you want to become the Valedictorian or the Salutatorian of your high school, there’s one thing that could increase your odds a bit…. If your name is Samantha Martin..  Now our study isn’t terribly scientific except what are the odds that two seniors named Sam Martin would rank at the top of their class..…

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Saranac Lake High School Graduation

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Friday evening marks the Saranac Lake High School Graduation, among others, including Lake Placid and Tupper Lake.. We invite you to Join us for the K&J show on Monday as we speak with family members, students, and administrators. We’ll also listen in on the ceremony. K&J – 063014 – Saranac Lake High School Graduation  

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Plattsburgh is Hedging their Bets – on Sidewalks

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It appears as though Plattsburgh City Councilor Paul O’Connell is stuck between a rock and a hard place.. In this case, it’s more like the Hedge covering the sidewalks in his ward.. Three weeks ago, about 85 letters were sent to homeowners reminding them about a law that requires them to trim their hedges back…

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Gillibrand Bill Connects Youth with Jobs

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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says key provisions from her legislation to help increase employment among at-risk youth have passed the Senate as part of the bipartisan, bicameral deal, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which reauthorizes federal job training programs under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). Senator Gillibrand’s Urban Jobs Act would…

SUNY – Mayor’s Cup Reunion 2014

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PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (June 26, 2014) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Alumni Association will bestow awards of merit to a retired dean of nursing and a director in the U.S. Department of Justice. The Awards will be handed down at Reunion 2014 during Mayor’s Cup weekend. The event celebrates graduates from classes ending in 4 and 9…

Sanders Keeping an Eye on Fuel Speculators

WASHINGTON, June 26 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today introduced legislation to make federal regulators invoke emergency powers to stop speculators from taking advantage of turmoil in Iraq to drive up oil prices and make motorists pay more for gasoline. “I am getting tired of big oil companies and Wall Street speculators using Iraq as…

Owens applauds Ikea decision to raise employee wages

Company will use regional cost of living to determine new wage floor at each U.S. store WASHINGTON—Congressman Bill Owens responded today to an announcement that Ikea will raise the average hourly minimum wage of its workers to $10.76 an hour at its 38 U.S. stores. The new average minimum wage represents a 17 percent increase…

3rd Annual Village-Wide Garage Sale Approaches Map Deadline

The deadline is approaching to get your garage sale on the map for the Village wide garage sale in Saranac Lake.. The third annual Village Wide Garage Sale sponsored by the Saranac Lake Women’s Civic Chamber takes place Saturday, July 12th but the map goes to print next week which means you have until June…

A Full Week of Activities for the Battle of Plattsburgh Bicentennial

The Adirondack Coast along Lake Champlain hosts an annual series of reenactments, historic tours, family-friendly Adirondack events and performances to commemorate the Battle of Plattsburgh, the decisive battle in the War of 1812. A True Story of David and Goliath In September of 1814, more than 10,000 British regulars, many fresh from victories in the…

Uihlein Living Center may have new Management – Post Acute Partners

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It appears Adirondack Health is moving towards a partnership that will transfer management of Uihlen Living Center to Post Acute Partners. After the commentary appeared in Wednesday’s Adirondack Daily Enterprise, We spoke with Communications Director Joe Riccio and he forwarded us a copy of the commentary, which we’ve posted below; “Adirondack Health Partners Up to…

CVPH Mayor’s Cup Bike Ride – Sunday July 13th, 2014

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The 2014 CVPH Mayors Cup Bike Ride takes place Sunday, July 13. The start and finish for all three route options, 70+, 50 and 22 miles, are at CVPH Medical Center. Each route has its own start time 8:30 a.m., 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. respectively. This event supports the CVPH Travel Fund. Held by…

Water Rates Considered for S.L. Fire Protection

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The Village of Saranac Lake is asking for public input at a public hearing in two weeks to investigate the issues surrounding the best ways to help protect commercial properties and Businesses in the Village from fire while still charging a fee for the water used, or in this case, most of the time it…

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Lake Placid Horse Show Underway

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Lake Placid, New York-June 24, 2014-The 45th Annual Lake Placid Horse Show, Presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC, opened Tuesday at the North Elba Show Grounds with a limited schedule of hunter and jumper classes. The Lake Placid Horse Show, which runs through Sunday, June 29, is followed by the 37th Annual I Love New…

Stefanik Wins Primary Contest with 60% of the Vote

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It’s been called the ugliest senate race in the country… The Mississippi Republican runoff between 7 term incumbent Thad Cochran, and challenger Chris McDaniel came down to a vote Tuesady. Cochran wins by a close margin.. In New York, Congressman Charles Rangel’s 22-terms in Congress could be decided by a very small number and is…

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Installing Sidewalks in Saranac Lake – 800 feet at a time

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Construction projects in the North Country are shifting into high gear as summer takes hold and in one case, it appears the Department of Transportation has allowed for a change in it’s policy in order to speed up an already arduous sidewalk project in Saranac Lake.. In this audio report, Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau…

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Reviewing the Codes – Public Hearing Tuesday

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In The Village of Saranac Lake, the Code Review Committee is holding a public hearing this evening in their efforts to review the code and subsequently make recommendations to the Village Board as to any changes they see as important to bringing the laws up to date.. A resident of Saranac Lake, Caperton Tisot expressed…

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Saranac Lake Middle School To Schedule Quarters in Fall 2014

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The Saranac Lake Middle School heads into testing this week and when students return in the fall, they’ll have a new “Special” or Elective to take advantage of… Middle School Principal Bruce VanWeelden says old habits die hard because students can’t really choose electives, “But when we were doing budget proposals and developing a vision,”…

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