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Cuomo Touts Legislative Success in NY

Saturday marks the end of the 2013 Legislative Session in New York State and Governor Cuomo says the work continues to transform New York and show that government can confront – and solve – the state’s toughest problems. In his first year as Governor, the state closed a $10 billion budget deficit, established a property…

Adirondack Council Reviews NY Environmental Legislation

The 2013 Legislative Session ends in Albany over the weekend and the Adirondack Council says they were pleased that it included partial restoration of the Environmental Protection Fund At the close of the session, the Legislature approved the Governor’s Adirondack Park Agency appointments;  two proposed Constitutional Amendments that would add to the Adirondack Park’s public…

Talk of the Town Friday 6/21/13

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Catania Highlights Graduation Events

AUDIO – 062113 – Lake Placid High School and the topic of Education

According to Lake Placid’s Interim School Superintendent Roger Catania, “It’s important to take a step back and look at all of the weeks events leading up to graduation”

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Brian Latella Appointed as Lake Placid Elementary School Principal

AUDIO – 062013 – Lake Placid Elementary Principal Announced – Brian Latella

Brian Latella will start July 1st as Principal of the Lake Placid Elementary School. Lindsey Keyser is also appointed by the school board as a Special Education teacher beginning September 1st. Superintendent Roger Catania says he knows the selection committee was pleased to make the recommendations.

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Talk of the Town Thursday 6/20/13

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Goldman Says Goodbye to School Board

AUDIO – 062013 – Jerry Goldman Retires – Final School Board Meeting

Saranac Lake Superintendent Jerald Goldman is retiring and will make room for Bloomingdale Principle Diane Fox on July 1st. At their regular board meeting, President Deb Lennon presented him with a placque and a resolution of thanks for his commitment to the district.

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Clock Running Down on Environmental Issues in Albany

 The 2013 legislative session is nearing its end in Albany, but Environmental Advocates of New York is holding out hope that several environmental measures will make it to the Senate floor for a vote. Deputy Director David Gahl said there is legislation concerning hydrofracturing, climate change and child safety ready for an “up or down”…

Tupper Residents Say Yes to School Budget

AUDIO – 061913 – Tupper Lake School Budget Approved

A Split decision in Tupper Lake. According to Superintendent Seth McGowan, 53% voted Yes to approve the revised school budget but the Bus Proposition fails. The numbers don’t seem to add up..

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Talk of the Town Wednesday 6/19/13

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High Water Hits 19 Inches Above Spillway

AUDIO – 061813 – High Water and Hydroelectricity in Saranac Lake

Saranac Lake Village Manager John Sweeney says “don’t be surprised if the high water and the risk of flooding continues for several more weeks.” The high water mark so far this year was 19 inches and occurred just last week.  Sweeney says there’s a lot of water which is still up stream from Lake Flower..

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State Senate Passes 22 bills for Hurricane Sandy Relief

The New York State Senate passes a comprehensive legislative package that provides relief to people and communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy. The group of 22 bills will aid rebuilding efforts, and increases disaster preparedness while providing needed financial assistance to homeowners, businesses, local governments, school districts, and others still recovering from the storm

A Week of Celebration in The Lake Placid School District

The Lake Placid Middle School Celebrates tonight with an evening of recognition following three years of hard work for the Class of 2017..  Middle School Students will be recognized for their achievement and accomplishments. Monday evening, The Lake Placid Central School Class of 2013 were honored at the Senior Project, Art & Technology, and Scholarship…

North Joins Trudeau Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees of the Trudeau Institute has announced the election of its newest member, Julie A. North, a 1980 graduate of Saranac Lake Central High School. Ms. North is a partner in the litigation department of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York City. Her broad litigation practice encompasses general commercial, securities, and mergers and acquisitions litigation, among other areas.

Tupper School Budget is Tomorrow

AUDIO – 061713 – Tupper School Budget Vote is Tomorrow

Tupper Lake Residents will vote Tuesday (June 17th) for the second time on whether or not to approve the School Board’s Budget Proposal. Polls will be open from 12 Noon until 8pm at the Tupper Lake Middle / High School.  Click here for Details of the Proposed Budget

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Talk of the Town Monday 6/17/13

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“ROOST” Says Marketing Nets $82 for Every Dollar Spent

Visitors to the region spent $82 for every occupancy tax dollar spent on marketing in 2012, According to the latest leisure travel information study coordinated by The Lake Placid Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism.

Would You Choose Traffic Safety or the Monarch Butterfly?

What do Traffic Safety and Monarch Butterflies have in common – It’s not the traffic signs that’s for sure.. 

AUDIO – 061413 – Harrietstown Board Meeting – Traffic and Butterflies

Believe it or not, In July, It’s a question of Traffic Safety versus the Monarch Butterfly and in the Town of Harrietstown, Public Safety wins..  The Board heard a presentation on just those topics Thursday evening…

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