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Farmers Gather in Albany to set Bureau’s Agenda and Policy

Farmers from across this great state will gather for New York Farm Bureau’s State Annual Meeting which begins tomorrow in Albany. The State’s Annual Meeting will set New York Farm Bureau policy and it’s agenda for the coming year, which many agree comes with many uncertainties. Perhaps the most pressing issue involves the ongoing struggle inWashingtonto…

T.O.T. Monday 12/03/12

Audio – TALK of the TOWN 12/03/12

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Holiday Sales Watch Reports “Upswing” in Shopping

Shoppers sprinted from the Thanksgiving dinner table to snatch up early bargains and continued buying throughout the weekend to deliver a solid start to the holiday season for New York state’s retailers. Seventy-four percent of merchants surveyed by the Retail Council of New York State early this week said their sales for Black Friday weekend…

Will Rogers Sponsors Advance Directives Seminar

Advanced Directives Seminar  Adirondack Medical Center’s Director of Pastoral Care, Steve Kovacevich, will present a Seminar on Advanced Directives at Saranac Village at Will Rogers, on Wednesday, December 5th, from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., as part of Saranac Village at Will Rogers’ Road to Retirement Series. The Road to Retirement Series, which began in September, features programs…

Village Welcomes Active Motiff

Village Set to Welcome New Biotech Company Saranac Lake will officially welcome its newest corporate citizen and biotech company, Active Motif, at 6 pm, December 4th, with a reception and ribbon-cutting event which will be held at its 21 Main Street location. This new Active Motif site is in the former “water building” and is…

Registering Your Snowmobiles Online – “Join The Club”

Renewing a snowmobile registration just got easier! New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Commissioner Barbara Fiala says riders can now renew their snowmobile registrations online.  The Commissioner says Online renewal allows riders to renew registrations directly through the DMV Web site, saving a trip to a DMV office or the need to process…

Essex County Weighs and Means Ups Bed Tax by 2%

The Essex County Weighs and Means Committee Met earlier this week. The committee is chaired by Town of North Elba Supervisor Robi Politi.  One of their actions – a Resolution to amend the local law to increase the Occupancy Tax by 1%…  Supervisor Randy Preston moved to change the increase to 2% which would give…

T.O.T. Friday 11/30/12

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Peter Kevin Fitzpatrick

SARANAC LAKE – Peter Kevin Fitzpatrick passed away peacefully 11/27/12 after an almost four year battle with cancer. Born October 24, 1949, he was the son of the late Robert and Leola (Russom) Fitzpatrick.  He was a member of the Saratoga Springs High School Class of 1967. In addition to his parents, Pete was predeceased…

8th Annual Christmas in the Forks Tree Lighting is Saturday

The 8th The 8th Annual Christmas in the Forks, an old fashioned Town Yuletide Christmas will include the highlight of the day, the tree lighting ceremony at 6:00pm, Saturday, December 1st, 2012 at the Town of Black Brook Town Clock. Many hands help to make Christmas in the Forks glorious each year. This year, we want…

Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys appearing Live at Blue Stage

Live at BluStage Concert Series presents Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys Saturday, December 1st – 7:30pm 24 Cedar Street, Saranac Lake
 – 518-891-3799 Tickets: $14.00/$12.00 BluSeed Members
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WWII Hero’s Remains head to Arlington

The Secretary of the Army approves the request for burial of local World War II hero, Dr. Rene Joyeuse, in Arlington National Cemetery in Washington. During World War II Joyeuse worked for the United States Office of Strategic Services and parachuted behind German Lines before D-Day with orders to gather crucial intelligence about German military…

Comptroller Audits Town of Jay Books

New York State’s Comptroller’s Office releases the results of an audit of the Town of Jay Finances..  The Purpose of Audit to review the Town’s internal controls over user charges from January 2011 through March 31, 2012. The Town of Jay’s budget appropriations for the 2012 fiscal year are about $2.32 million and the Comptroller…

T.O.T. Thursday 11/29/12

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Saranac Lake Chamber Hires Katy Van Anden as Executive Director

The Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce Hires Katy Van Anden as their new Executive Director.  Katy is a graduate of Saranac Lake High School, and grew up learning the ins and outs of small business managing her parent’s local delicatessen and catering business The Lakeview Deli.   She pursued her college career at the Massachusetts College…

T.O.T. Wednesday 11/28/12

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T.O.T. Tuesday 11/27/12

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Mayor Rabideau Pays Tribute to Saranac Lake High School Athletes

Saranac Lake’s Mayor Clyde Rabideau pays tribute to Elena Beideck for her participation in the New York State Athletic Association Class C Championships four years in a row. Biedeck is only one of three girls in Section Seven who has competed in the State Meet over the last four years. She’s is also a four…

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Skate-Park Committee Says “Poop or Get Off the Pot”

After considering the tennis court at Ampersand Park in Saranac Lake at a recent village board meeting and being met with a roomful of opposition, The Village Board asked the Skate Park Committee to consider other locations and according to Rich Shapiro, it’s time for the board to make up their minds.. Shapiro, in his…

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Saranac Lake’s New Water Plant Revving up to Full Speed

Saranac Lake’s new water infrastructure is fully operational and Operations Manager Kevin Pratt tells us the system had a minor issue with couplings leaking in the system but now everything is sealed properly and holding pressure which means Saranac Lake will be making use of these new wells. AUDIO – WATER INFRASTRUCTURE 112612 Last time…

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