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Governor Cuomo Tours North Country Regional Economic Development – Checks Progress

Gov. Cuomo tells aNorth Countrygroup of residents that he believes they are the perfect example of how the Regional Economic Development Council program should work. “There is noNew Yorkstate economy. It doesn’t exist,” “There are regional economies that, as an aggregate, wind up being the state economy,”  The governor visits the region Wednesday touring Regional Economic…

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Credit Unions Reporting Growth in All Categories

LOCAL CREDIT UNIONS ARE SHOWING FINANCIAL GROWTH New York’s credit unions continue to show across-the-board growth in all fundamental categories, including membership, lending, assets and savings through the 2nd quarter of 2012. In so doing, they have exceeded the national averages in each of those areas as well. Membership growth atNew Yorkcredit unions over the…

Statewide Lifetime Service Award goes to Dr Paul Reiss

The New York State Wide Senior Action Council has awarded Dr. Paul Reiss of Lake Placid its first Community Service Award for a lifetime of service to the community, particularly for older persons and children. StateWide’s Executive Director Maria Alvarez says  “Dr. Reiss was selected because of his exemplary way he leads his life in…

Catillaz Suspends Campaign

The Campaign for Town of Harrietstown Supervisor is a little quieter today following an announcement from his campaign that Saranac Lake Village Trustee Tom Catillaz is Suspending his “Active Campaign” 101012 – Catillaz Suspends Campaign In a statement emailed to WNBZ, The Catilliaz campaign noted a serious family medical situation out-of-state as the reason for the…

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Montreal Earthquake felt in Tri-Lakes

A small earthquake was felt in The Tri Lakes Region early Wednesday Morning… Canada’s CBC TV reports the epicenter about 23 miles North Northeast of the Montreal region.. Allison Bent  is a seismologist for Natural Resources Canada .. She  says it was a magnitude 4.5 quake with no reports of damage, although it did create…

K&J – Child Safety Seat Check Wednesday 4pm

New York State Police, Troop “B”, along with the Adirondack Medical Center and North Country Home Services will be hosting a child safety seat clinic at the Troop “B” Headquarters, Ray Brook, New York on Wednesday October 10th, 2012 from 4:00PM to 8:00PM. KJSHOW – 101012 – Biran Goetz on Child Safety Seat Program at…

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New Fire Contracts for the Village of Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department

The Village of Saranac Lake honored  Bob Pettee and Susan Neal from Pendragon Theater for their work in the region since 1980…  Pendragon began in a local school auditorium before moving to theLake PlacidCenterfor the Arts and eventually to their current location inSaranacLake, in a former ice cream warehouse, behind Kids R Us.. 101012 –…

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NBT Bank Announces Merger with Alliance Financial

NORWICH, N.Y. and SYRACUSE, N.Y. – NBT Bancorp Inc. (NBT) (Nasdaq:NBTB) and Alliance Financial Corporation (Alliance) (Nasdaq:ALNC) announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Alliance will merge with and into NBT. The merger is valued at approximately $233.4 million and is expected to close in the second quarter of 2013 subject to customary closing conditions, including receipt…

HMOs on Vacation

NEW YORK – Some health maintenance organizations in New York are getting what amounts to a “13-year vacation” from having to comply with the American with Disabilities Act, say advocates for New Yorkers with disabilities who have presented their findings to the Department of Health. Susan Dooha, executive director of the Center for Independence of…

Talk of the Town – Tuesday October 9th, 2012

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NFIB September Report shows Low Expectations

The National Federation of Independent Business Small Business Optimism Index is released at 7:30am Tuesday.. Low expectations and pessimism summing up the NFIB report (released just a few minutes ago) for the small-business community.  The Small Business Optimism Index loses 0.1 points and falls to 92.8. The report suggests the reading was pulled down by…

Saranac Lake Village Board Honors Pendragon Founders

The Village of Saranac Lake will honor  Bob Pettee and Susan Neal, co-founders ofSaranacLake’s renowned Pendragon Theater. Pettee and Neal moved toSaranacLakein 1980 and started what became the Pendragon Theater in a local school auditorium before moving to theLake PlacidCenterfor the Arts and eventually to their current location inSaranacLake, in a former ice cream warehouse,…

Pottery Classes Begin Wednesday at BlueSeed Studios –

 Artist Joanna Merry will guide the beginner potter though the basic maneuvers of creating a piece of pottery on the wheel. Hand Building skills are also introduced as well as glazing and glazing techniques. Through demonstrations and planned projects, the student is able to accomplish goals and gain the necessary confidence needed to finish a…

Freedom for Technology – at least for now…

An Internet, “If You Can Keep It” Founding Father Benjamin Franklin is said to have answered a question about what kind of rule the Constitutional Convention of 1787 had created by saying, “A republic, if you can keep it.” Advocates working to keep the Internet free from restrictions and regulations say, in effect, the same…

Lake Placid’s Elementary School Playground Reopens Wednesday

The Lake Placid Elementary School Playground will open again on Wednesday thanks to the help of a committed group of Volunteers who spent the afternoon Friday and most of the day on Saturday working on the final touches to the newly designed playground..  By mid afternoon Saturday, the ominous pile of woodchips are disappearing quickly…

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New York Pharmacists Go Postal on Medicaid Drug Policies

ALBANY, N.Y. – The Pharmacists Society of the State of New York (PSSNY) and several pharmacies have filed a legal challenge in State Supreme Court against state Medicaid policies that force certain beneficiaries to receive some of their medications by mail.  Pharmacists charge that blocking access to local pharmacies and the additional support they  routinely…

Three Keeseville Murder Suspects Arrested in August Death of Robert Rennie

Six weeks ago 45 year old Robert Rennie was murdered and  Three Keeseville men are now in custody facing chrages of Second degree murder and Manslaughter. The three men were alegedly involved in a gang assault which left Robert Rennie Dead and according to State Police this assault was pre-meditated. 39 year old Paul Taylor…

Fire Prevention Week Begins Today

MORRISONVILLE, N.Y. Oct. 3, 2012 – This October 7-13 the American Red Cross is helping families and businesses learn how to protect themselves and others from fires in observance of National Fire Prevention Week. Last year, the Red Cross responded to about 63,000 home fires across the country by providing comfort and basic necessities to…

Obituary – Bertha Paquin

Bertha E. Paquin, age 84, of Overlook Apartments, Bloomingdale, died Saturday, September 29, 2012 at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake. Born in Gabriels, New York on March 06, 1928, she was the daughter of Fred and Helen (Otis) Lester. Bertha married Robert Paquin on June 24, 1948 in St. John’s Catholic Church in…

Langton defends his title as fastest push athlete in the nation

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (Oct. 6, 2012)- Steve Langton (Melrose, Mass.) defended his title as the fastest push athlete in the nation by claiming his fourth U.S. National Men’s Bobsled Push Championship title in Lake Placid, N.Y. today. Langton led a field of 39 athletes in one of the toughest battles for the victory in the…