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Studying Consolidation in Lake Placid and Saranac Lake Schools

The Center for Governmental Research presents a report to a joint meeting of Lake Placid’s School Board and the Saranac Lake Central School Board on the question of efficiency, better programs for students, consolidation in some areas and sharing services. The report shows that districts can save anywhere from 2% to 6% by sharing services,…

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Local Companies Support Response to Superstorm Sandy

Price Chopper andAlbany’s WNYT-TV have teamed up to help victims of Superstorm Sandy. The two saying “Your Help Counts:Sandy’ campaign comes to the aid of those affected. The two have launched a fundraising pin up campaign for the American Red Cross to help victims of the devastation inNew York and beyond. Price Chopper will match…

Scouting for Food

Scouting for Food is an on-going annual program of the Boy Scouts of America begun in 1985 by the Greater Saint Louis Area Council that collects food for local food banks. It is organized at the local level throughout the country.  Scouting for Food is a project rooted in the very foundation of the Scouting…

T.O.T.- Friday 11/02/12

Talk of the Town – Friday 11/02/12

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Reporters “Supervise” the Debate

The two candidates hoping to become the Supervisor in the Town of Harrietstown are again planning to sit down together for an informal debate today. The First Debate cancelled following the suspension of the Catillaz Campaign and the Second Debate Marred by fears of Hurricane SANDY. And while a third attempt at a public debate…

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Trudeau Institute Receives $230K for Tuberculosis Research…

SARANACLAKE (November 1, 2012) —  The Trudeau Institute announces receipt of a $229,865 grant to support tuberculosis research from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Global Health Program. Trudeau faculty member Dr. Andrea Cooper was awarded the grant for her work using mouse models to develop an improved tuberculosis vaccine. The Gates Foundation has been…

Those “Fracking” Storms and their affect on Drilling for Gas

NEW YORK (November 1st, 2012) – Critics of fracking for natural gas say future “superstorms” like Sandy could wreak havoc at drilling sites if New York approves the controversial procedure. Many climate experts say the forecast is for more frequent and more severe weather events like the one that hammered the eastern U.S. recently. At…

Hannaford Supermarkets commemorates its 25th anniversary

First Hannaford store in New York opened in Queensbury in 1987 Grocer currently owns and operates 49 stores throughout Greater Capital Region, Hudson Valley and Utica areas Hannaford Supermarkets will celebrate a quarter century of serving shoppers in New York when the grocery chain this week marks the 25th anniversary of the first Hannaford to…

Free foot & wound screening offered by Adirondack Health

Free foot & wound screening offered by Adirondack Health SARANAC LAKE – Adirondack Health’s Wound & Hyperbaric Treatment Center in Saranac Lake is offering a free foot and wound screening clinic on Friday, Nov. 2. This free clinic is open to the public and is designed for people who have non-healing wounds. A non-healing or chronic wound…

T.O.T.- Wednesday 10/31/12

Happy Halloween

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Tricks or Treats for Halloween in Lake Placid and Saranac Lake

A Special K&J Halloween Presentation There’s a trick and a treat for everyone this Halloween and perhaps with the “Trick” having already passed us by, communities are gearing up for the afternoon onslaught of children trick or treating on main streets throughout the region..   In Wilmington, kids are invited to the 3rd Annual Halloween at…

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AMA Civic Testimonial Postponed Due to Storm

Bus transportation gets back in motion today but the power is still out in many parts of New York City and the subway remains flooded, MTA officials are continuing to pump out the tubes under the river so that they can better asses the damage to the tunnels and New York City airports, which represent…

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Dr Edward Livingston Trudeau’s Autobiography is Getting a New Look

Now in it’s 5th publication, an Autobiography of Dr E. L. Trudeau is getting a face-lift with the help of two supporters of Historic Saranac Lake.  Mary Hotaling speaks in the John Brown Room at the Saranac Laboratory of Dr Trudeau during the Historic Saranac Lake Annual Meeting.  In her presentation, Mary tells a story of…

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Haloween Stop DWI Crackdown

The sixth statewide STOP-DWI crackdown for 2012 continues this Haloween. During the enforcement wave, state and local law enforcement agencies will be out in force in all 62 counties of New York State, utilizing sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols to deter impaired driving and ensure the safety of our roadways.  Motorists are reminded that driving…

Snowmobile Association supports ARTA Rail Conversion

The New York Snowmobile Association has passed a resolution to support ARTA and the Trail conversion on the Travel Corridor, that is the backing of well over 50,000 members State wide and taps into a much larger portion of the over $245,000,000 in economic benefit from snowmobiles in just the Adirondacks. Even Beaver River, the only…

Lake Placid Sinfonietta Donates raffle proceeds

The Lake Placid Sinfonietta donates half the summer’s park series raffle proceeds to the Paul White Memorial Shell fund. The Lake Placid Sinfonietta made a donation of $1070, half of the summer’s Park Series raffle proceeds, to the Paul White Memorial Shell Fund at the Adirondack Community Trust. The orchestra has presented a free community…

Talk of the Town – Tuesday 10/30/12

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New Rails Coming to Tupper / Saranac Lake Corridor

  The Adirondack Rail Preservation Society (ARPS), operators of current tourism rail services on the Adirondack Railroad, and Iowa Pacific Holdings, LLC have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding establishing a major new working partnership going forward. STORY – IOWA PACIFIC invests in Adirondack Scenic Railroad A key goal of the agreement is the establishment…

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NY Tax Revenue Down / SUNY Research Foundation Employee Fired for Abuse

DiNapoli: State Tax Revenue Short of Targets Tax revenue through the first six months of the state’s fiscal year was 0.2 percent lower than last year and $213 million short of projections, according to a mid-year state revenue analysis released today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. Collections would have to grow 6.4 percent for the remainder…