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Funds for Rare Songbird Going South

A New Approach to Protecting a Rare Songbird An alliance of North American scientists and conservationists is taking the unusual step of funding a team of Dominican biologists to work in the migratory songbird’s Caribbean wintering habitat. The Bicknell’s Thrush Habitat Protection Fund at the Adirondack Community Trust has awarded a $5,000 grant to Grupo…

Bevilacqua looks to re-schedule Supervisor debate

The Bevilacqua Campaign for Supervisor in the Town of Harrietstown welcomes the opportunity to continue the campaign on a more open level.. That from Harrietstown Councilman Bob Bevilacqua following an announcement by the Catillaz campaign that Tom has “Rejoined the Campaign.”  An October 9th email from Catillaz supporters announced the suspension of the candidate’s campaign ,…

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Talk of the Town – Monday 10/22/12

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AMC Welcomes new CFO

Adirondack Health is proud to welcome a seasoned professional to serve as its new Chief Financial Officer. Greg Moore began work as a member of Adirondack Health’s executive leadership team recently, and has settled into the community with his wife and two children.  His most recent position was as interim Chief Executive Officer at Pioneers…

National School Bus Safety Week is October 22-26, 2012

The New York Association for Pupil Transportation is recognizing National School Bus Safety Week by calling attention to the benefits and overall safety of the school buses and school transportation systems that transport over 2.3 million New York children every day, and some 25 million nationwide. The yellow school bus is an icon in our…

Obituary – Paula M. Griffin

Paula M. (Gardner) Griffin, age 62, of 235 Lake Street, Saranac Lake, passed away Friday, October 19, 2012 at her home surrounded by her family.  Born in Schenectady, New York on May 12, 1950, she was the daughter of John and Phylis (Macey) Gardner. Paula married Philip “Bunk” Griffin on January 25, 1969 in Saranac…

Adirondack Health Symposium highlights the power of optimism

Who couldn’t use a big dose of optimism?  Adirondack Health Foundation Announces the power of Optimism at the 2012 Health Symposium on Thursday, Nov. 1 , The Power of Optimism: How Joy and Optimism Ignite the Best in All of Us, and hear how to access your energy, creativity and playfulness to achieve your full…

Trudeau Institute Welcomes New Board Members

The board of trustees of the Trudeau Institute has announced the election of two new members, Daniel P. Leff and Robert A. Curtis. Dan Leff serves as Chief Executive Officer at Hara, an enterprise software company providing energy and sustainability solutions to a global clientele; he also serves on the firm’s board of directors. Mr. Leff has…

Medication linked to rare form of meningitis not used at AMC

In response to the Meningitis oubreak; Adirondack Medical Center, a member of Adirondack Health, announces that it does not use and has never distributed the injectable steroid currently linked to the meningitis outbreak elsewhere being reported in the national and local media. The injections are primarily used to treat lower back pain.  The cases in question…

Catillaz to Decide on “Going Ahead” with Campaign or Stopping Completely

An Announcement is forthcoming as to the status of Saranac Lake Village Trustee Tom Catillaz and his candidacy for Supervisor in the Town of Harrietstown..  An October 9th email announced the suspension of the Candidate’s campaign, sighting a serious family medical situation out of state and cancelled the Debate which had originally been scheduled for…

A New Resource for French / Spanish Teachers

Grants for Foreign Language Teachers French and Spanish teachers in the Adirondacks have a new resource to call upon.  The Cadahemark Foundation, which has been supporting foreign language instruction in the Adirondacks for more than a decade, has established the Adirondack Foreign Language Enhancement Fund at the Adirondack Community Trust (ACT), the region’s community foundation.…

Jobs Jobs Jobs – New York September Jobs Report

NYS Adds 2,900 Private Sector Jobs in September – Job Count Reaches an All-time High   The State Department of Labor reports the addition of 2,900 private sector jobs in September. That brings the state’s job count to an all-time high of 7,337,000. According to the September report, the state has added 107,200 private sector jobs…

A Tribute to Joe Pickreign

The Town of  Harrietstown Democratic Committee honors recently retired Chairman, Joe Pickreign, during a “Tribute” event  at Charlie’s Inn in Lake Clear. STORY – Joe Pickreign Tribute 101912 Pickreign served as Chair of the Town of Harrietstown Democratic organization for 13 years and was also Chairman of the Franklin County Democratic Committee for 33 years. …

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Talk of the Town – Friday 10/19/12

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Dewey Mountain is getting it’s own “Facelift”

New Trail Signs are being installed by Volunteers atDeweyMountainRecreationCenterand the staff introduces a new trail map for this years ski season.. The signage and a loop-based trail system are designed to improve flow and clarity on 13 kilometers of cross-country ski trails.DeweyMountain, a multi-season recreation facility owned by the Town ofHarrietstown, also features 10 kilometers…

Talk of the Town – Wednesday 10/17/12

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Original Emancipation Proclamation Visits Plattsburgh

Lincoln’s Handwritten Draft of the Emancipation Proclamation to Come to Plattsburgh PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Oct. 11, 2012) — The New York State Museum’s traveling exhibition of the only surviving draft of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation in Abraham Lincoln’s handwriting will be on display Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the Burke Gallery, Myers…

Stray Birds Live at BlueStage this Weekend

The Live at BluStage Concert Series presents The Stray Birds on Saturday, October 20th at Blue Seed Studios, 24 Cedar Street, Saranac Lake
 –  Tickets: $14.00/$12.00 BluSeed members Birds of a feather flock together, and that is how The Stray Birds hope to soar. Having each spent time flying solo in the music world, the…

Adirondack Council Releases 2012 State of the Adirondack Park Report

2012,  A YEAR OF EXTREMES FOR THE ADIRONDACK PARK ALBANY, N.Y. – The Adirondack Park was subjected to a barrage of extreme outside influences over the past 12 months, some of which devastated small communities and public natural resources, while others brought unprecedented good news to park residents and visitors, the Adirondack Council noted in…

New York County Leaders Signal Budget Alarms

NYSAC Unveils Looming County Fiscal Crisis   The New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC) today updated projections that reveal an unsustainable county outyear fiscal gap. County leaders are signaling the alarm that looming multi-billion dollar budget deficits are being caused by State mandated programs, and therefore cannot be addressed solely through actions initiated locally.…