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Minority Leader Kolb Says “Get Education on the Right Track”

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In a message to New Yorkers, The Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb says ensuring children have access to a high-quality education is among the most important duties we have as elected officials. “This legislative session, I am renewing the call to take a long, hard look at improving New York State’s education system and finally…

DEC Shares Draft Plan to Modify Imperial Dam on Saranac River

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The DEC has released a draft plan to modify the Imperial Dam on the Saranac River. The plan is now available for public review. it’s goal is to protect human health, private property and public infrastructure while improving natural habitat for aquatic and wetlands species. “DEC is seeking to inform the public and gather input on…

Winter Carnival – Grand Marshal’s Reception Scheduled

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The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee invites the public to the Winter Carnival Grand Marshal Reception and Royalty Dinner on Tuesday, February 10 at the Red Fox Restaurant located at 5034 Route 3 in Saranac Lake. The Grand Marshal Reception will be held from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and is a free event to…

Meyers Taylor and Garrett continue winning season with victory in Altenberg

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ALTENBERG, Germany (January 9, 2015)- Elana Meyers Taylor (Douglasville, Ga.) andCherrelle Garrett (Hayward, Calif.) remain unbeaten this season after winning today’s women’s bobsled World Cup in Altenberg, and the duo obliterated the six-year start record by a monstrous 0.16 seconds en route to their victory in the Under Armour wrapped BMW-made sled. Altenberg is considered one of the most…

Plattsburgh Approves Waterfront Project – NavTours USA to Manage Marina

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Plattsburgh’s City Council is taking steps this week to assure that phase one of the City’s proposed Marina on Lake Champlain will become a reality come spring..   Two different items were on Thursday night’s agenda for the City Council to deliberate..  the first… A resolution authorizing the establishment of a capital project fund for the…

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A New Admissions Program at Clinton Community College

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Clinton Community College is hoping to build admissions through a new program they’re calling “Instant Admit Week” which begins Monday January 12th, and runs through Friday the 16th… Gina Brightwell is the Associate Director of College relations. She says their goal is to assist and expedite students through the college admission process.” Brightwell says during…

Give Blood – Get a Haircut

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Give blood at the North Country Regional Blood Donor Center or at any of its scheduled blood drives and get a haircut at Supercuts for just $5. This offer from the salon located in Consumer Square, Plattsburgh is available to blood donors who present their North Country Regional Blood Donor Center post donation information card…

$3.7 Million towards Fight against Motor Vehicle Theft in New York

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced more than $3.7 million in grant funding to fight against motor vehicle theft and insurance fraud. The grant awards will go to district attorneys’ offices and police departments in seven counties and New York City, the Fire Department of New York, as well as to two training organizations, all…

Wind and Busing – the Key to School Delays on Cold Mornings

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A quick look at the weather map and Saranac Lake is once again the coldest spot in the continental United States overnight.. A few spots north of Montreal are colder… Plattsburgh and the rest of the North Country aren’t far behind with cold temperatures down below most of the country including the Midwest where temps…

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Otis Grenton Jr Sentenced to 16 yrs

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Otis Grenton, Jr. was sentenced Wednesday morning in Clinton County Court, in front of Judge Patrick McGill for Manslaughter 1st Degree. The defendant was sentenced to 16 years in prison for causing the death of Richard Bombard. The defendant was represented by defense counsel, Mark Anderson, Esq. The People of the State ofNew York were represented by Assistant District Attorney Domenica…

“Death of a Salesman” Returns to Pendragon

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Pendragon’s fall classic returns home for two special encore performances January 17 and 18. These are the last 2 chances to catch DEATH OF A SALESMAN. Bonnie Brewer is Directing the show “The shows this fall sold out…” She said, “A salesman is got to dream boy, it comes with the territory. -from Death of…

Plattsburgh’s “Committee on Open Government Training” Scheduled

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Plattsburgh’s Mayor Jim Calnon says the city council has decided on Thursday January 15th at 5pm as the date to hold their “Committee on Open Government Training.” The Training will be held upstairs in the Auditorium in City Hall.. Robert Freeman is the Executive Director of the New York State Committee on Open Government and…

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Stefanik Votes for Hire More Heroes Act

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Saying Bipartisan Legislation Would Help Our Nation’s Veterans;    Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) voted in support of House passage of H.R. 22 – the Hire More Heroes Act — and released the following statement: “Far too many of our nation’s bravest remain unemployed,” said Rep. Stefanik. “This is unacceptable, as those who put their lives on…

Asbury Short Film Concert at LPCA January 16th

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The 34th Asbury Short Film Concert, New York City’s longest running shorts exhibition and travel show, returns to the Lake Placid Center for the Arts with their nationally acclaimed short film “concert” on Friday, January 16th with the first film blasting on to the screen a 7:30pm. Tickets cost $12 general admission and $10 for…

Colder Weather “Than Normal” for the North Country

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Cold Weather is nothing new for the Saranac Lake DPW where it’s typically colder than most everywhere else in the country most of the time. DPW superintendent Jeff Dora says they have contingency plans in place to manage extreme cold.. “We’re mostly going to be working on projects that need attention indoors today, especially with…

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No State of the State today for Governor Cuomo

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Today would have been a big day for Governor Andrew Cuomo but with the death of his father and former Governor Mario Cuomo and with Calling hours on Monday and the funeral yesterday at St Ignatius Loyola Church in Manhattan, the Governor’s State of the State will now be heard two weeks from today on…

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Witherbee Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

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On January 5, 2015, State Police arrested 53-year-old Kirkland C. Smith of Witherbee, New York for possession of child pornography. Smith was arrested at his residence after State Police secured warrants for his arrest. On October 30, 2014, Smith was arrested for DWI after his vehicle crashed on State Route 73 in Keene. His blood…

Another Career Best in Germany for Emily Sweeney

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With family ties to Saranac Lake… Emily Sweeney continued her march in World Cup Luge by sliding to a career-best fourth place finish Saturday in the south of Germany. Sweeney went into the competition with one less practice run on a difficult course in Germany.. It was snowing earlier in the week and World cup…

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A Story of Friendship from Mercy Care Adirondacks

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Jane Eagan and Bernie Clarke are friends.  They became friends when Jane requested assistance from Mercy Care for the Adirondacks to help her age in place more successfully.  Jane needed some help.  As she aged, she became visually impaired.  Bernie is a Mercy Care Friendship Volunteer and began assisting Jane about five years ago, and…

Highway Trust Fund Tops Sanders Agenda

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders says he will introduce legislation to authorize a $1 trillion, multi-year program to rebuild crumbling roads and bridges and invest in other infrastructure modernization projects. Sanders will take over this month as the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee. “America once led the world in building and maintaining a nationwide…