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NYS Counties Renew Call to Fix Preschool Special Education

 We can do better for our kids and our taxpayers.  That’s the message out of the New York State Association of Counties this week in a report recommending specific reforms to New York’s Preschool Special Education Program. The report, titled “Roadmap to Mandate Relief: Improving Preschool Special Education,” details changes the State government can make to…

T.O.T.- Monday 11/12/12

TALK of the TOWN

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NY Governor Cuomo Thanks Veterans

A Veteran’s Day Salute to our Troops from Governor Andrew Cuomo; “On this day and every Veterans Day, we honor the men and women of our nation’s Armed Forces who for generations have answered the call of duty to preserve the freedom we as Americans cherish today. In times of war and peace, our service…

A New Facebook for “Team Saranac Lake”

Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau and Trustee Paul Van Cott today announced the launch of a new Facebook page called, “Team Saranac Lake,” to spur public dialogue of current issues. Trustee Paul Van Cott says they’re looking to reach more Saranac Lakers, keep them informed, and find out what is on their minds,”  Van Cott …

Forrest “Dew Drop” Morgan Passes Away at 90

Forrest “Dew Drop” Morgan, age 90, of Saranac Lake, died Saturday, November 10, 2012 at AMC-Uihlein Mercy Center in Lake Placid. Born in Saranac Lake, New York on August 16, 1922, he was the son of Wilbur and Anna (Leonard) Morgan. Dew attended St. Bernard’s School, Saranac Lake Central Schools and Tilton Prep School in…

USA Mens Four Man Bobsleds finish 2-3 in World Cup Season Opener

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (Nov. 10, 2012)- The U.S. men’s team continued their medal streak by finishing 2-3 in today’s four-man bobsled event at Mount Van Hoevenberg. Reigning World Champions Steven Holcomb (Park City, Utah), Steve Langton (Melrose, Mass.), Justin Olsen (San Antonio, Texas) and Curt Tomasevicz (Shelby, Neb.) teamed together in the BMW Night Train…

Hypnotist to perform at NCCC Saranac Lake Wednesday

Brad Clark, a hypnotist, will be holding performances and seminars this month at North Country Community College’s three campuses. Clark uses hypnotism to entertain and to motivate. His shows blend comedy with motivational messages he describes as “believe and achieve.” “If you can conceive it in your mind and believe it in your heart you…

BBB offers Tips for Donating

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy threatening the northeastern regions of the U.S., BBB Wise Giving Alliance offers the following tips to help donors decide where to direct donations to assist hurricane victims: Be cautious when giving online. Be cautious about online giving, especially in response to unsolicitedspam messages, and emails and social media posts that claim to…

ORDA Winter Job Fair – Set for this Wednesday

ORDA Job Fair for Winter Season Employment, Wednesday, Nov. 14 Full and Part-Time Positions Available  LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) and Centerplate Food Service will host a job fair at the Whiteface Mountain Base Lodge, Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Both full-time and part-time positions are…

Congressman Bill Owens Weighs in on Veterans Day

Congressman Bill Owens issued the following statement for  Veterans Day. “From the greatest generation to the men and women who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan, we have a lot of heroes to thank today,” said Congressman Owens.  “We can best honor America’s veterans by ensuring they receive the benefits they have earned, whether that’s helping…

November 11th – Veteran’s Day

World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” – officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations…

Don’t Miss this Veteran’s Benefit

Service members may be missing valuable student loan benefits resulting in higher loan costs Like many Americans, active-duty military men and women are carrying significant student loan debt. The New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC), the State’s student financial aid agency that helps people pay for college, reminds men and women serving in…

Adirondack Health welcomes chief officer to lead senior services

  SARANAC LAKE – Marc Walker, a skilled and compassionate leader, has joined the Adirondack Health leadership team to implement a new vision for the Uihlein Living Center campus.   Marc has hit the ground running as the Chief Senior Services Officer, a new title that more accurately reflects Adirondack Health’s mission and vision to provide…

CSEA Supports Disaster Relief

CSEA supports Red Cross disaster relief efforts  ALBANY, NY (Nov. 9, 2012) CSEA has donated $5,000 to the American Red Cross (ARC) for its disaster relief efforts following Superstorm Sandy.  Gary Striar CEO of ARCNENY was presented the check on behalf of CSEA by Stephen Madarasz, CSEA Director of Communications, who also serves on the…

Bloomingdale Elementary School Children Honor Veterans

A Special Veteran’s Day K&J Show is part of our Monday Morning News Programming..   Bloomingdale Elementary School Children Honor Veterans in this annual Veteran’s Day ceremony. The Treaty of Versailles signed on June 28, 1919, ends World War One. Fighting, however, had stopped seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities,…

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Red Cross Receives $100k from New York Pipeline Company

Millennium Pipeline Company Donates $100K to Red Cross For Orange and Rockland County Storm Relief Efforts  PEARL RIVER, NY (11/08/2012)(readMedia)– Millennium Pipeline Company donated $100,000 to the Red Cross Metro New York North chapter this week with funds specifically earmarked to help support storm relief efforts in Orange and Rockland Counties. Accepting a check on…

November 10th, 1975

On Nov. 10, 1975, the ore-hauling ship Edmund Fitzgerald sank during a storm in Lake Superior. All 29 crew members died. On this date in: 1483 Martin Luther, leader of the Protestant Reformation, was born in Eisleben, Germany. 1775 The U.S. Marines were organized under authority of the Continental Congress. 1871 Journalist-explorer Henry M. Stanley…

Solid start for U.S. skeleton team

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (Nov. 9, 2012)- The women’s and men’s skeleton World Cup finals took place between bobsled heats at Mount Van Hoevenberg today, and the U.S. team had a strong showing that included several personal best finishes.  John Daly (Smithtown, N.Y.) and Kyle Tress (Ewing, N.J.) posted their personal best finishes after finishing fourth…

U.S. women’s bobsled team earn silver and bronze medals in World Cup opener

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (Nov. 8, 2012)- The U.S. women’s bobsled team has a goal of finishing 1-2-3 at the 2014 Sochi Games, and the talented squad proved they are on track by earning silver and bronze in today’s World Cup season opener at Mount Van Hoevenberg. Jazmine Fenlator (Wayne, N.J.) and Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones…

Holcomb and Butner finish 1-2 in men’s two-man bobsled World Cup

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (Nov. 9, 2012)-  The U.S. men stepped up to the challenge set by the women’s bobsledders this morning with gold and silver medal finishes in the two-man bobsled World Cup event at Mount Van Hoevenberg this afternoon. Defending World Champions Steven Holcomb (Park City, Utah) and Steve Langton (Melrose, Mass.) slid to…