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Taxi Drivers to See Updated Regulations in Lake Placid

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The Village of Lake Placid holds a public hearing tonight to hear public comment on changes to regulations affecting taxi drivers in and around the village..   Lake Placid Mayor Craig Randall says the village doesn’t necessarily have to deal with applications if they don’t want to.. “But we want to be sure that people are…

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Staffing Levels Assure Quick Emergency Response

Construction on South Catherine Street Continues and Plattsburgh’s Mayor Jim Calnon says the reason for traffic being routed southbound during construction is so that emergency crews can get to the south end of the city more rapidly..  “There’s a policy in place that regulates the minimum number of staffers for the fire department,” Calnon Says,…

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Republican Candidates Debate in Watertown

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Two candidates are vying for the nod from republicans in the primary on June 24th and they faced off in Watertown Thursday night in a debate that was broadcast on Mountain Lake PBS in Plattsburgh and on public stations across the northern rim..  Stefanik was on message, making sure that everyone knows she grew up…

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Lake Flower Water Levels Remain Low

Infrastructure Replacement will not be completed today as previously reported due to current rain conditions.  Currently remaining JE Sheehan Construction has approximately 150’ of sanitary sewer pipe to be installed, which should be completed, weather depending by June 19th.  The Current Water Level at Lake Flower Dam is 13.3” below spillway. As of Friday, June…

Senate Expands NY Massage Therapy Instruction Policies

The State Senate on Thursday approves legislation sponsored by Senator Betty Little to permit licensed massage therapists from other states and countries to provide hands-on clinical instruction at continuing education programs in New York. Senator Little says “This change in law would broaden the field of instructors, benefiting licensed therapists participating in the continuing education…

Adirondack Health Welcomes New COO – Patti Hammond

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Adirondack Health has a new Chief Operating Officer… Patti Hammond has nearly 25 years of progressive leadership experience at hospitals and health systems throughout Albany and the Capital District of New York State. “The decision to join Adirondack Health was an easy one based on a solid reputation of exceptional patient care delivered by an…

DOT Grants Pen Air two year contract for Plattsburgh Airport

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The Department of Transportation has renewed its selection of PenAir to provide Essential Air Service to Plattsburgh International Airport. Congressman Bill Owens announced the continuation of funding on Wednesday..  PenAir will receive $5,428,148 in funding support over two years and provide 12 weekly nonstop round trip flights to Boston Logan International Airport. Congressman Owens says…

Veterans Bill Passes Senate

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The Senate has voted nearly unanimously for a bill to expand hospitals and clinics run by the Department of Veterans Affairs and to hire more doctors and nurses to provide timely, quality care for veterans. The Chairman of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee… Senator Sanders and Senator John McCain of Arizona put together the bipartisan bill…

Plattsburgh Council Reviews Applications for More Funding

There are two Consolidated Funding Applications in the works in the City of Plattsburgh, One is for the City Beach, and the other will allow the City to contemplate how to move forward with phase two of the Durkee Street Project.. At the beach they hope to incorporate a close look at the Crete Civic…

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Joe Lamb Appointed to ORDA Board

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At his request, The President of the regional office of sustainable tourism , Jim McKenna will be leaving the board of the Olympic Regional Development Authority…  In his place, the North Elba Board Appointed Joe Lamb on Tuesday Night..  Lamb said he’d like to maintain the cooperative relationship between the North Elba Board and with…

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North Elba Chooses Todd Anthony as Sole Assessor

The Town of North Elba has a new Assessor… Todd Anthony has been appointed by the North Elba Board and will begin on the 1st of July..  North Elba Supervisor Robi Politi says Anthony has the experience to simply step into the job..  Anthony has been involved in the installation, troubleshooting and documentation of all agency…

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S.L. Chamber Recognizes Business, Volunteer & Citizen of the Year

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The Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce recognized their business of the year, Cape Air, citizen of the year, Melinda Little, and volunteer of the year, Cherrie Sayles. They were honored at the chamber’s 93rd annual dinner on Monday, June 9th. Dinner.  Business of the Year: Cape Air In the recent years Cape Air has made it…

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Local Development Corporation Writing New Main Street Grant

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If you own commercial rental property in the village you may have another way to market your space…  That’s because The Saranac Lake Local Development Corporation is reaching out to local residents with a survey which they hope to include in the mailing of the water bills before July 1st..  Village Trustee Paul VanCott is…

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Environmental Coalition Opposes ATV Bill

BROAD COALITION CALLS ON ASSEMBLY SPEAKER SILVER TO HALT BILL THAT WOULD O.K. MUCH LARGER ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES Coalition Warns of Damage to Water, Trails, Wildlife, Air Quality, Tourism, Public Safety A coalition of environmental organizations and police officers today called on NYS Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to stop a bill that would allow the owners of all-terrain…

Emergency Preparedness Corps Training in Plattsburgh Saturday June 14th

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, Sen. Betty Little, Assemblywoman Janet Duprey, Chair of the Clinton County Legislature Samuel Dyer and Mayor of Plattsburgh James Calnon invite all area residents to participate in the North Country Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program. The presentation will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, June 14, in the Warren Ballrooms in SUNY…

Clinton Community College President Resigns

Board of Trustees Announces Jablonski’s Resignation Clinton Community College’s Board of Trustees announced on Monday that John E. Jablonski has resigned as President of the College, effective June 12, 2014. Fred Smith, current Interim Vice President for Student Affairs has been named Administrator in Charge. Mr. Smith has been the Interim VP for this past academic…

First Weekends Marks First Anniversary

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The weekend marked The first anniversary of “First Weekends” in Downtown Plattsburgh and one of the event coordinators, Tim McCormick says it continues to grow.. and in a press conference this afternoon, the group announced their plans to take over planning fort the Fourth of July Parade..  For now, though, back to the First Weekend…

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Code X – Coming to the Saranac Lake Middle School

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The Saranac Lake Middle School has a new text book series for the middle school ELA department.. Suzanne Nicholas is a teacher in the 6th grade and also the reading specialist at the middle school… She says the new series will be aligned with the common core, and designed to provide continuity between the 6th…

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DEC / ADK celebrate National Trails Day at Northvill Trailhead

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) celebrated National Trails Day* and the 90th anniversary of the Northville-Placid Trail on Saturday by dedicating the relocation of the Northville Trailhead to Waterfront Park in Fulton County. DEC Commissioner Joe Martens says “DEC, the Adirondack Mountain Club and others…

BETA at Mt Pisgah for National Trails Day

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On Saturday, June 7th The Barkeater Trails Alliance celebrates National Trails Day at Mount Pisgah.  How exactly does one celebrate National Trails Day you ask?  Well…it’s easy, you get out there and you build some trail!!  The Alliance says they’ve been making “Some really great progress with a flow trail over at Mt. Pisgah and…