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Clinton County Oil Train Task Force Outlines Key Issues

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The Clinton County Oil Train Task Force is moving forward to finalize two resolutions.. One for the State of New York and one which would be delivered to the U.S. Department of Transportation. “This community decided that the least we would like to do is address and identify the problem and then to reasonably expect…

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Village Honors SLHS Life Smarts Champions

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Today is Saranac Lake High School Life Smarts Recognition Day in the Village.  They are the second state championship team hailing from the Capital of the Adirondacks, coached by Patricia Preston, which recently won the state championships and will soon compete in national competition. The team is comprised of Cooper Ross, Ethan Sawyer, Jackie Garso,…

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NY Assembly Releases their proposed Budget

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Calling it an investment in the health, safety, economic success and social well-being of New York’s families, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Ways and Means Committee Chair Herman D. Farrell, Jr.  released the State Assembly’s 2015-16 “Families First” budget proposal. The $150.7 billion proposal makes strategic investments focused on New York’s families in education, health…

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Village Board Hears Update on Lake Flower Beach Proposal

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A report presented to the community Monday on the feasibility of returning the beach to Lake Flower in Saranac Lake says there are no major obstacles to pursuing the concept if that’s the way residents are inclined to go.. Jeremy Evans, Community Development Director in the Village of Saranac Lake says “The footprint of the…

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Village Honors Saranac Lake Alpine Ski Team

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At the start of Monday’s 5:30 PM regular Village Board Meeting in the Harrietstown Town Hall Auditorium, two high school teams hailing from Saranac Lake Central High School were saluted by the Board as Deputy Mayor Tom Catillaz read a special Proclamation naming March 10th Saranac Lake High School Girls Alpine Ski Team Appreciation Day. AUDIO…

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Veteran’s Ski Free at Big Tupper Saturday

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This weekend provides an opportunity for Big Tupper Ski Area to give back to the community. ARISE Chairman Jim LaValley says “It’s an opportunity for the community of Tupper Lake and the Adirondack Region to thank our servicemen. with a free day of skiing for veterans and their immediate family.We have ski instructors in place…

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Village of Saranac Lake Says Run Your Water

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We may be feeling a sample of Spring in the next few days but that doesn’t mean the temperatures 6 feet underground are going to change any time soon… and that’s the problem for many municipal water districts where the frost line is so deep it’s begun to affect water customers whose pipes have never…

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Village to Honor two High School Teams

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At the start of Monday’s 5:30 PM regular Village Board Meeting in the Harrietstown Town Hall Auditorium, two high school teams hailing from Saranac Lake Central High School will be saluted The first is the Saranac Lake High School Girls Alpine Ski team, coached by Linda Brousseau, and led by individual Giant Slalom Champion Sheila…

City of Plattsburgh Updates ADA Grievance Procedures

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The City of Plattsburgh has clarified their grievance procedure.. Mayor Calnon says In years past, the city has regularly looked at policies like this one in order to assure that they’re as up to date as possible.. and this policy specifically looks at issues relating to the needs of the handicapped.. The Grievance Procedure was…

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North Country Chamber: Confidence Index Shows Real Optimism

The North Country Chamber of Commerce has released the results of its Annual Issue Survey, conducted in February and drawing a response rate of 14% from the 4,200 businesses surveyed in Clinton, Franklin, Essex, Hamilton and northern Warren Counties. In one feature of the survey, the Chamber establishes the annual “BUSINESS CONFIDENCE INDEX”, which is…

Prostitution Arrest in Plattsburgh

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On March 4, 2015, State Police conducted a traffic stop in a parking lot off from State Route 9 in the Cumberland Head area of Plattsburgh on a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee for having an uninspected motor vehicle. The driver identified as 29-year-old Rebecca L. Bates of Chateaugay, admitted to the trooper that she was…

Proposed Detox Clinic Receives Support of City Council

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The City Council in Plattsburgh is putting their weight behind a plan spearheaded by the Champlain Valley Family Center to set up a Detox clinic in the old Office of Children and Family Services buildings on the Schuyler Falls Campus.  Currently, The closest inpatient detox clinic is located at Canton-Potsdam Hospital, which is a two hour…

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SUNY Students Move Toward One Million Cans in April

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Earth Day may be taking on a look and feel this April… That’s because there’s a new effort by Student’s at SUNY Plattsburgh to raise awareness about recycling while at the same time raising funds for the Ted K Center in Plattsburgh. Fred Hoefer, a Senior Public Relations Student at SUNY Plattsburgh spoke to the City…

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Job Report – Manufacturing up 8,000 Jobs in February

The Department of Labor reported Friday morning that America’s manufacturing sector added 8,000 jobs in February. The #AAMeter, which tracks President Obama’s promise to create 1 million new manufacturing jobs in his second term, progressed to +383,000 jobs, after revisions to January’s data. Additionally, the U.S. Commerce Department reported this morning that America’s monthly goods…

Mayor Calnon Proclaims MS Awareness Week

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This week is MS Awareness week in the North Country… and at Thursday’s meeting of the Common Council Plattsburgh’s Mayor Jim Calnon read a resolution naming this week MS Awareness week in the City… We listened in on that resolution… MS AWARENESS WEEK 01 According to the National MS Society, Multiple sclerosis (MS) involves an immune-mediated…

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Clean Water Advocates Urge Legislature to add $800m to Budget

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A new analysis released today by a coalition of organizations shows that across New York State, communities have an immediate documented need for $12.7 billion in clean water funding – impacting every single county across the state. In Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties, there are 41 projects listed in the report with a total budget…

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K&J – Women’s Investment Club Tops 20 years of Success

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On the K&J Show today, we’re talking about a group of women who’ve been investing in stocks together since 1985… They call themselves the Saranac Lake Women’s Investment Club. Our interview was recorded Wednesday afternoon at AMC in Saranac Lake. Hannah Hanford who is the Executive Director of the Adirondack Health Foundation, and Cheryl Palyswiat…

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Plattsburgh Ranks 8th as “Top Micropolitan Areas”

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Empire State Development congratulated communities in the Finger Lakes and the North Country regions receiving national recognition by Site Selection magazine, a corporate real estate and economic development publication, as Top Micropolitan Areas for Corporate Facility Investment in 2014. According to the magazine’s report, Batavia in the Finger Lakes ranked 4th and Plattsburgh, Ogdensburg and…

Duprey Joins Colleagues to call for an Open & Transparent Albany

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Assemblywoman Janet L. Duprey joined with the minority speaker Brian Kolb to present a 17-point reform package that would bring openness and accountability back to state government. The 17 rules reform proposals include measures such as term limits for legislative leaders, committee chairpersons, and the Speaker of the Assembly. In an email to WNBZ, Duprey says “These…

Ice Palace Comes Down Tomorrow

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We have word from the Winter Carnival Committee in Saranac Lake that it’s time for the Ice Palace to come down…   The palace will be closed off to visitors this morning so that the lights and the rest of the electrical system can be removed from the walls and it will be taken down tomorrow……