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Technology Policies for the Classroom

Technology can be a real plus for teachers and students alike but administrators in our local school systems are dealing with drawing the line between productive use of smarter computer and communications technology and inappropriate use of cell phones and other devices in the school setting during the day.. To get a better feel for that we sat down with Saranac Lake’s District Superintendent Diane Fox in the Library at Petrova….

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20 Plus New Jobs Possible at Bionique

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The Town of Harrietstown is leveraging their authority in support of Bionique Testing Laboratories and their initiative to seek funding for the expansion of their labs in Lake Clear.. Harrietstown Councilman Ron Keough says if Bionique is able to expand their current footprint at the business park, there’s an opportunity for 20 plus jobs to be…

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AMC Building Emergency Room Committee

Adirondack Health President and CEO Chandler Ralph says there’s been some progress on plans to coordinate with officials from Lake Placid and the Town of North Elba in the creation of a committee to assist AMC Lake Placid with decisions on scheduling and hours of operation.. The Hospital hopes to have the committee formed and meeting………

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Paul Smith’s Students Meet Congressman Bill Owens

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Students at Paul Smith’s College met with Congressman Bill Owens Thursday afternoon and their questions provided a fresh perspective on the impact of financing a college education. President Obama continues his tour through Central New York and we asked the Congressman for his thoughts on President Obama’s new initiative to make college educations more affordable…

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A Changing Focus for AMC and Rural Health Care

Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Katy VanAnden.

An Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony gives Adirondack Health a chance to highlight new opportunities for patients

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Activity is Building At Saranac Lake Schools

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Back to School in no time flat.. and while as with other years, the opening of school is always a little more confusing for students

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To Beer or Not to Beer / A Sixer Pale Ale

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Village Trustee Allie Pellitiere is upset with a letter to the Editor in the Adirondack Daily

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Aubuchon Tupper Lake gets Major Upgrade

Aubuchon Hardware is breaking ground on Lake Street in Tupper Lake on a new architectural style of building that will become one of the first new in the entire chain of stores throughout the North Country.. Tupper Lake’s Mayor Paul Maroun says the new store will be a win win for the community……

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Monitoring Speeds on Route 60

Julie and Peter Woodcock live on a stretch of Road on County Route 60 – about a mile off of Route 3 in the Town of Franklin …They’re concerned as many are when they live on a main road, that the speed limits are a little too fast compared to the number of houses in the area. Similar communities see reductions in speed from 55 mph to 45 mph

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Pelletiere Focused on Train Depot

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Saranac Lake Village Trustee Allie Pellitiere says it’s time to seriously consider letting go of the Train Depot and Station.. He’s asked the Village Treasurer Paul Ellis for a financial statement to bring to light the figures on what it costs them to maintain building.. AUDIO – 081613 – Allie Pelletiere on the Train Depot…

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$9 Million for Lake Placid / St Armand

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The Village of Lake Placid and the Town of St Armand are the latest beneficiaries of Governor Cuomos approval of over $66 million in grants, interest-free loans and low-interest financing to construct major infrastructure improvements to drinking water and wastewater systems across New York State. AUDIO – 081613 – Cuomo approves Water Project Grants for…

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Donnelly’s Ice Cream Celebrates 60th..

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A cornerstone in the Town of Harrietstown celebrates it’s 60th birthday this week.. and it’s been a family affair for Donnelly’s Ice Cream.. Most of the Donnelly Family was on hand in fact for their 60th Birthday Celebration and Ribbon Cutting.. AUDIO – 081613 – Donnelly’s Turns 60 4 generations of Donnelly’s and 60 years…

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Choosing Sand or Stone or Both

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The Town of Franklin is also considering two bids for 12,000 tons of screened road sand.. Trudeau’s bid was

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State Watches Lake Placid ER

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The Board of Directors at Adirondack Health are moving to create an ad hoc committee made up of members of the community and of the hospital who will help to finalize the hours for the Lake Placid Emergency Room…

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Joining Forces on Community Development

Peggy Mousaw - At North Elba Board Meeting

A Community Development Grant has come through for Lake Placid and the Town of North Elba.. Peggy Mousaw says the purpose of the grant is to update and revise the joint plan between both municipalities. She asked the board for their approval and following a quick discussion, the board endorsed the grant and it’s objectives..

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WWII – Japan Surrenders August 14th 1945

Signing Ceremony

August 14th marks the 68th anniversary of the surrender of Japan after two nuclear bombs devastated their country. Here CBS News Correspondent Peter Maer talks with a veteran of the War in the Pacific.

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“Third Thursday Art Walks” Continue

Thursday Art Walk

The 15th annual Saranac Lake’s Third Thursday Art Walks continue on the evening of Aug. 15th, on the heels of the Plein Air Festival’s “Paint the Town” event that day. The village, parks, downtown businesses, nonprofits and galleries will host the talents of regional and local artists and musicians of

“Saranac Lake 6er” Program Seeks Brewery Partnership

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At Monday’s meeting, the board authorized Community Development Director Jeremy Evans to request proposals from breweries

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Chief Says “Table the Frequency Sharing”

The Village of Saranac Lake is headed to a work session to mill over a request by Franklin County Emergency Services to share a radio frequency with the Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department.. Brendan Keough is Saranac Lake’s Fire Chief … he asked the board to table the motion to allow for further discussion.. Rick Yorkey spoke to the board saying his email was opposed to the concept of sharing a radio frequency with Paul Smith’s Gabriels. The board Tabled the decision until the next board meeting.

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