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Community Development Grant Could Net Funds for Home Repair

A Grant application is now in the hands of the State and if Plattsburgh’s Community Development Office has it’s way, Homeowners in the City will become the beneficiaries of funding to pay for home repairs including leaking roofs, plumbing, electrical work, or other problems that impact health and safety. Community Development Director Bruce Lawson joined…

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Schuyler Falls Fire – Not Suspicious

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On February 7th at 2:46pm the Plattsbugh Fire department was dispatched to a report of a structure fire at 34 Laura Dee Drive in the Town of Schuyler Falls. Firefighters arrived to find a two story home at that address well involved. No one was home at the time of the fire. The home is…

The Ladies Fry Pan Toss

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If there’s one event that has made headlines ever since it became a part of the first weekend of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival.. It’s the Ladies Fry Pan Toss.. and over the years, there have been several different styles of throw and many different winners in each of the classes.. This year is no…

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The Petrova Winter Carnival

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The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival provides opportunities for organizations in the community to add their own touches to the larger whole and on Saturday one of those organizations is the Petrova Parents Club.. The Petrova Winter Carnival is held on the first Saturday of Winter Carnival.. with a book sale, and fun activities in the Cafeteria…

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Winter Carnival Coronation Exceeds Expectations

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The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival is now underway and so far the theme of the Groovy 60s hasn’t disappointed. Coronation began with a beautiful rendition of the Star Spangled Banner by Olivia Hunt and the invocation by the reverend Joann White. Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau proclaimed that Winter Carnival should begin and Sara the…

The 2015 Winter Carnival King and Queen

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The 2015 Winter Carnival Queen, Linda Jackson was born and raised in New Jersey. She attended Morris Hills High School in Rockaway, NJ. She Graduated from Radford University in Virginia with a degree in Primary and Elementary Education. She arrived in Saranac Lake in 1972 and has been volunteering ever since. She is a past…

From Winter Carnival Coronation Friday Night to Snowballs on Sunday..

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The Coronation of Carnival Royalty Marks the official start of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival.. Doors will open at 6:45 and the coronation itself begins at 7:30pm..  We’ll be there keeping an eye on the proceedings and will be sure to tweet the announcement of this year’s King and Queen..  You can find us on…

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Meyers Taylor and Williams lead Team USA’s 1-3-4 finishes with victory

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Team USA finished 1-3-4 in the women’s bobsled World Cup in Igls, Austria this morning, led by Elana Meyers Taylor (Douglasville, Ga.) and Lauryn Williams (Miami, Fla.) in gold medal position. Jamie Greubel Poser (Newtown, Pa.) and Cherrelle Garrett (Hayward, Calif.) rallied back in the second run to claim bronze, while Jazmine Fenlator (Wayne, N.J.)…

Empire State Winter Games – Underway

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The 35th Empire State Winter Games is now underway in Lake Placid..  It begins every year with the torch run to the Opening Ceremonies at the Olympic Center and the lighting of the Games cauldron. And this year’s Keynote speaker Karen Courtland-Kelly, a 1994 Olympian in figure skating, addressed the athletes with a theme of…

ESWG Torch Run Moves into Lake Placid / Opening Ceremonies

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Three days of torch running, starting Tuesday this week are serving as an appropriate opening for the annual Empire State Winter Games (ESWG). The event is set for Feb. 5-8 at venues in Lake Placid, Wilmington, Saranac Lake and Paul Smiths.  The torch run has been sponsored for the past five years by Stewart’s Shops. Runners and…

Stefanik Named Vice-Chairman of Key Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness

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The House Armed Services Committee announced that Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) has been selected by her colleagues on the Committee to serve as Vice-Chairman for the Subcommittee on Readiness. “I am grateful to Chairman Thornberry and my colleagues on the Committee for the opportunity to serve in this important position,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “The Readiness…

Lake Placid High School Winter Carnival Queen and King Candidates

Students at the Lake Placid High School will be choosing a King and Queen from one of the following candidates as the Lake Placid High School Winter Carnival fast approaches.. Elena Bushy is the daughter of Lora and Gary Bushy of Wilmington.  Her family includes Fluffy, J.J., AJ, Lieutenant, Button, and Dill, as well as…

Council May Invite Medical Marijuana Growers to Plattsburgh

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If you think back to July of last year, Governor Cuomo signed into law a bill that allows the medical use of marijuana in New York State.. Thursday Night the City of Plattsburgh was introduced to a resolution that welcomes medical marijuana businesses..   Councilman Josh Kretzer says he would like to see the city reach…

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The 2015 Essex County High School Festival Concert

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Every once and a while we take the opportunity to look at how music and art influence our lives.. And for more than 250 high school students Tuesday, an opportunity to share with their peers and experience an opportunity to perform with more than just their classmates…  The Essex County All State Concert is hosted…

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Carl Heastie Replaces Sheldon Silver as Majority Leader

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Carl Heastie has replaced ousted speaker Sheldon Silver as the new Majority Leader in New York’s Assembly. He was first elected as an Assembly Member in 2000 and represents the 83rd District, which covers the Williamsbridge, Wakefield, Edenwald, Eastchester, and Baychester sections of the Northeast Bronx. Heastie is a Democrat. Heastie is also the county leader…

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Stefanik Announces Plattsburgh Office Opening, New District Staff

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Congresswoman Elise Stefanik(R-NY-21) announced the opening of her Plattsburgh office on Wednesday morning.. “I am excited to have our doors open to serve the Plattsburgh community,” said Rep. Stefanik. “Whether you need help with a federal agency, information about services my office can provide, or wish to share your opinion on issues before Congress, I…

Hotel Saranac Sponsors Winter Carnival Gala Parade

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The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee announced Tuesday Morning that the Gala Parade now has a new sponsor. The Hotel Saranac is sponsoring the Gala Parade which will be held on February 14 at 1 p.m.  The parade will take place on Broadway and Main Street from Hyde’s Mobil to the Lapan Highway. The Winter Carnival Court,…

Stefanik Weighs in on Obama’s Budget

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Congresswoman Elise Stefanik is commending President Obama for putting forth his budget on time this year. There is much she disagrees with but Stefanik tells WNBZ she is pleased that the President’s plan “Includes needed relief from the sequester’s automatic defense spending cuts. As a Member of the House Armed Services Committee, restoring this funding…

Report Highlights Recreational Needs in the Town of Plattsburgh

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The Town of Plattsburgh, Clinton County and The City’s Recreation Department just recently concluded a study among local residents in Plattsburgh to help re-define the future of recreation.. The Town’s Newest Councilwoman Meg LeFevre says there was a good percentage of response to the joint survey “They have a good range of demographics for the…

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More Snow !!!

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A winter storm warning is in effect today and continues through 1am tomorrow morning. Today’s forecast is calling for 4 to 8 inches of snow through the North Country with steady temperatures.. Perhaps in the North Country the storm won’t have as much of an impact as it may in Boston where they’re expecting another…