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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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Talk of the Town Friday 6/14/13

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State Senate Votes to Prohibit Novelty Lighters

The State Senate passes a bill promoting fire safety by prohibiting the sale and distribution of novelty lighters including many which have features like music, lights, and toy-like designs. The bill is headed to the assembly and if it passes there, would remove novelty lighters from store shelves

Tri-Lakes Summer Youth Programs

With school coming to an end, Tri-Lakes communities are announcing their summer programs for youth in the region.

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Lake Flower Water Level Rises

The Village of Saranac Lake says it anticipates increases in water levels resulting from abnormally high water conditions in Lake Flower and the Saranac River. “These abnormally high water conditions have the potential for localized limited flooding on low lying residences and businesses adjacent to the Saranac River and in some downstream locations” Village Manager…

North Elba Board Still Waiting to Hear from AMC

AUDIO – 0601313 – North Elba Board Comments on AMC Lake Placid ER

North Elba Councilman Jack Favro says the Lake Placid Emergency Room Closure is the number one topic that comes up when he speaks with residents. Favro expressed concerns that AMC is working with a Public Relations firm, he says hiring a PR firm isn’t going to change the minds of Lake Placid Residents who are already upset.

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Lake Flower Avenue Residents Reach out to North Elba

AUDIO – 061313 – Lake Flower Avenue Residents speak with TONE Board

The past few days of rain are helping to prove what residents on Lake Flower Avenue in Saranac Lake already know…

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Talk of the Town Thursday 6/13/13

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North Elba Board Forced to Delay Plans for Recreational Trail

The Town of North Elba Puts the Brakes on any new investment towards the Recreational Trail on the rail corridor. 

AUDIO – 061213 – North Elba Halts Recreational Trail Project

Our Series on Re-Building the Rail Corridor continues today with a decision handed down by the Town of North Elba Board Tuesday evening to delay any further investment into construction of a recreational trail Between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake..   North Elba Supervisor Robi Politi says there are two things that have happened – One is the opening of the Unit Management Plan for discussion and Two is an email from Chuck Damp who has been spearheading the efforts to build the trail. The email explains that another federal permit will be required for coverage of wetlands.  At this point it appears likely that North Elba will lose the funds set aside for their recreational trail project and once the UMP discussions are complete, will need to consider re-applying for funding to move forward based on the new Unit Management Plan for the Corridor..

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Talk of the Town Wednesday 6/12/13

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